Canyon Ridge Elementary School

FAMILY SPECIALIST & COUNSELOR NEWS / DECEMBER 2021

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the NEISD Family Specialist is to build communication between parents, the school, and the community; to assist students and families who are experiencing barriers; and, to empower all parents to fulfill their role as their child's first teacher.

FAMILY SPECIALIST NEWS

Family Specialist

Juan A. Velasquez

NEISD Family Specialist

jvelas2@neisd.net


Canyon Ridge Elementary School

https://www.neisd.net/site/default.aspx?PageID=23043

20522 Stone Oak Parkway, San Antonio, TX, 78258

(210) 269-8899 Cell

(210) 407-1639 Office

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DECEMBER CLASSES

ESL Class / Canyon Ridge Elementary

EVERY MONDAY & WEDNESDAY 9:00-11:30 AM


English as a Second Language (ESL) is a program of instruction designed to help individuals achieve competence in reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension of the English language. Beginners, intermediate, and advanced levels welcome. Classes for adults who do not speak English as their first language

ESL Class / Stone Oak Elementary

EVERY MONDAY & WEDNESDAY 12:00-2:30 PM


English as a Second Language (ESL) is a program of instruction designed to help individuals achieve competence in reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension of the English language. Beginners, intermediate, and advanced levels welcome. Classes for adults who do not speak English as their first language

Family Garden Club / Canyon Ridge Elementary

EVERY TUESDAY 3:00-4:00 PM


Come and learn how to plant your own family vegetable garden! You will learn gardening tips to maintain healthy plants! We will discuss what types of plants and vegetables are good starting points! We will share nutrition information along the way and will provide materials for you to get started! This is a great activity to maintain a healthy mind and a healthy body! We hope you will join us!

Daddy or Mommy & Me / Virtual

EVERY THURSDAY 10:00-11:00 AM

Join Zoom Meeting

https://neisd.zoom.us/j/4538139520


Do you have a 2–5-year-old that is not in school? We have a great interactive program for you! Join us for this web series starting on October 21st! Each week we will read books and participate in educational activities! Students will receive FREE books during each session and can meet other preschoolers.

Practical Parent Education / Stone Oak Elementary

TUESDAY DECEMBER 7th 10:00-11:00 AM

TUESDAY DECEMBER 14th 10:00-11:00 AM


Join us as we learn and participate in a Parent Education class, we hope that your involvement will provide a valuable growing experience for you as an individual and parent.

COUNSELOR NEWS

Counselor

Coral Bacon

Counselor

cbacon@neisd.net


Canyon Ridge Elementary School

https://www.neisd.net/canyonridge/counselor

20522 Stone Oak Parkway, San Antonio, TX, 78258

(210) 407-1634 Office

Counselor

Jennifer Segura

Counselor

jsegur2@neisd.net


Canyon Ridge Elementary School

https://www.neisd.net/canyonridge/counselor

20522 Stone Oak Parkway, San Antonio, TX, 78258

(210) 407-1634 Office

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“My Teacher Hates Me!” What parents can do when kids are having teacher troubles

Teachers can have a big impact on kids. And usually that’s great! But when your child is having trouble with a teacher it can be very upsetting. Trouble with teachers can leave kids feeling hurt or anxious. Kids might worry that their teacher’s frustration means they’re a bad kid or a bad student.

Kids with learning issues often hear feedback as criticism. For example, your child’s teacher says: “Your essay had a lot of great ideas. But it seems like you had some trouble organizing them.” Your child hears: “This essay was a mess. You’re a bad student.” Learning issues, anxiety and ADHD can also lead to real problems at school. Behaviors like forgetting to hand in homework or acting out in class can be troubling for teachers. And kids may sense their frustration.

Parents can help by taking kids’ troubles seriously and helping them build skills to manage the situation. If your child is having trouble with a teacher, listen and validate their feelings. For example, instead of saying, “ I’m sure she likes you!” try: “That’s such a hard feeling! I’m glad you told me.”

Once your child is comfortable, help them reflect on the situation. Asking gentle, guiding questions can help. For example, “How did that make you feel? “Why do you think that happened?” “Has that happened before?” Help your child understand and name their feelings. For example, if your child reports their teacher called them out in class for being loud, you could say, “I wonder if that made you feel embarrassed.” Giving kids space to talk about how they’re feeling will help you, and your child, understand more about what’s going on.

When you and your child are ready, work together to make a plan. Help your child use their self-awareness to think of solutions. For example, if your child got in trouble for talking to a friend in class you could say, “I noticed that Mr. Tan often tells you to quiet down when sit with Jayden. What could we do about that?”

Work out a script your child can use with their teacher next time there’s a problem. For example: “Drawing helps me stay focused. I know it doesn’t look like I’m paying attention, but I am.”

If your child has an ongoing issue with a teacher, reach out and ask to meet. Let the teacher know how your child is feeling. Be patient. Make sure the teacher knows that you’re there to find a solution, not just vent. Asking questions can help. For example: “What accommodations might be helpful?” “Are there any interventions we can try at home?”

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

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San Antonio Food Bank

210-431-8326

Neighbor Helping Neighbor Response Effort

Sign up for emergency food at upcoming mobile food distribution.

https://safoodbank.org/cvresponse/getfood/

Texas Diaper Bank

The Diaper Assistance Program focuses on providing families access to diapers, wipes, and other healthcare items through the Texas Diaper Bank facilities or partner agencies. In addition to basic baby needs, this program also offers educational parenting and health classes, all free of charge.

The City of San Antonio has been working to create tutorial videos for WSA to include how to register for unemployment benefits and how to register for Work In Texas.

YouTube Channel – WSA Video Library

https://youtu.be/pszGs8h5bp8 - Register for Work In Texas

https://youtu.be/--F2zbav2y0 – Apply for Texas Unemployment


Work Solutions https://www.workforcesolutionsalamo.org/business-services

Work in Texas https://www.workintexas.com/vosnet/Default.aspx

BCFS Health and Human Services will continue services to youth and families with virtual services. Families in need who are receiving STAR services may also be eligible for emergency assistance.


FLYER https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-FCAckBFpgO1blbt0BwQ3AtX28EZA9fl/view?usp=sharing

Endeavors is providing services to military and their families.

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