North East ISD

Family Engagement Program

Are some mornings better than others?

Nagging, prodding, lost library books, breakfast half-eaten, everyone frantically racing out the door...is this how mornings begin in your home? We know it's important to get kids off to a great start in the mornings and yet why is it that our days often begin with everyone feeling rushed and irritated? With a little problem solving and advance planning, morning routines can become just the right start for a great day.

*Establish a simple routine for each family member

*Identify pressure points (those areas that create the MOST problems)

*Hold family meetings to strategize

*Be proactive...the night before have children

-set clothes out

-put all school supplies, lunch money, etc. in backpacks and set by exit door

-check weather to decide if it will be a coat or umbrella day

-get to bed on time

*Insist that children do for themselves those things they are capable of doing. (By age eight kids should be able to get up by using an alarm clock.)

*Post a reminder chart of morning responsibilities

*Respect each child's waking pattern (music, back rub, five minute warning, etc.)

*Keep the TV off until totally ready

*Institute consequences (If you don't get up when called, it's to bed a half-hour earlier tonight. If you aren't dressed on time, you can dress in the car pool.)

Stick with your new plan long enough to establish a pattern. It's well worth the extra effort!

Practical Parent Education 2018

IKE's Beautification Day

All family and community members are invited to join us in beautifying the Eisenhower Middle School campus. This is great service opportunity as a family by raking, distributing mulch, gathering of trash, and much more.

Eisenhower Middle School, 8231 Blanco Road 78216

Saturday, March 24

9am to 12pm

For more information, contact Ms. Hicks @ 210-356-3579 or rhicks1@neisd.net

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Groups

The YWCA San Antonio will be offering monthly support groups for grandparents raising grandchildren. Join us as we share experiences, provide resources, and learn ways to care for ourselves during this new phase in life. Support group topics are determined by the participants and may include: financial stress, legal concerns, health, nutrition, childcare, language barriers to accessing services, children's behavioral issues, and much more.

Eastside: 6756 Montgomery Drive

Every 3rd Thursday of the month 9:30am-11:30am

Northside: 3103 West Avenue

Every 4th Wednesday of the month 9:30am-11:30am

Book Study: 52 Strategies for Life, Love and Work: Transforming Your LIfe One Week at a Time

Join us to read and discuss with other parents this great book on building resiliency strategies that can be applied to all aspects of your personal and professional life.

Dates: Starting on March 28th

Time: 12:00pm

Location: Dellview Elementary School

7235 Dewhurst Road

Free of charge

Spaces are Limited: RSVP at 210-407-2622 or email Ms. Martinez at mmarti140@neisd.net

"Mommy/Daddy and Me"

Join us for some fun, interactive, and easy ways to promote early literacy at home. These weekly classes will enhance parental knowledge on early literacy skills for young children. Participants and their children will get hands-on experience on how to create and teach literacy at home. Partnership with HEB Read 3 Early Literacy Program.

Limited to only 15 children per session. Please call the Family Specialist for more details and to reserve your spot.

*CAMELOT ELEMENTARY

Mondays (Feb. 26-March 6) 9am-10:30am

Please call Ms. Benavidez at 210-407-1435 or email at mbenav6@neisd.net

*EAST TERRELL HILLS ELEMENTARY

Mondays (March 19-May 23) 10:30am-11:30am (CLASSES ARE IN SPANISH)

Please call Ms. Mendoza at 210-407-2835 or email at amendo2@neisd.net

*ENCINO PARK ELEMENTARY

Tuesdays (March 6-March 27) 12:30pm-2pm

Please call Ms. Arizpe at 210-407-5207 or email at darizp@neisd.net

*WEST AVENUE ELEMENTARY

Thursdays (March 8-April 3) 2:30pm-3:30pm

Please call Ms. Ybarra at 210-407-8623 or email at gybarr@neisd.net

*NORTHERN HILLS ELEMENTARY

Wednesdays (April 5-May 10) 10:30am-11:30am

Please call Ms. Arizpe at 210-407-5207 or email at darizp@neisd.net

*DELLVIEW ELEMENTARY

Thursdays (March 29-May 3) 9am-11am

Please call Ms. Martinez at 210-407-2622 or email at mmarti140@neisd.net