Parent Leadership Academy News

April 2, 2019

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7 Habits of Successful Families

If you did not attend March 25th's PLA 7 Habits class, I look forward to seeing you this Wednesday, April 3rd at ESC-20!

Time: 9:00 a.m.--3:00 p.m.

*1 Hour Lunch Break provided

Location: Zavala Room (1st Floor)

San Antonio College Parent Tour

Friday, April 5th

9:00 a.m.--11:00 a.m.

Location: SAC Empowerment Center (703 Howard St.) {Corner of Howard & Evergreen}

Wear comfy shoes as you will be doing a campus tour!

Get ready to take lots of selfies throughout SAC's beautiful campus!

Portfolio Work Day Scheduled

An additional Portfolio Work Day has been scheduled (Optional).

Date: Friday, April 5th (after the SAC tour)

Time: 11:30 a.m.--2:00 p.m. come and go

Location: SAC Empowerment Center

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Kimberly will be reaching out to you to check on the status of your elective courses and make sure you are on the right track to reach graduation.

If you were not at the mid-point gathering, you need to tell Abby your graduation gown size. Please email Abby directly to let her know your height!

Elective Courses

Remaining Electives Options Before the Closing Session!

Saturday, April 6, 9:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.

Financial Planning for Children with Disabilities

This training will cover financial planning information that is specific to the special needs community. During this training, planning pieces that are often overlooked such as Special Needs Trusts, ABLE Accounts, and Public Benefit Protection strategies will be discussed. The financial planning process will be explained in a language everyone can understand, creating awareness, and inspiring parents to take action.

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5430 by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 4th.

Session ID: 53113

Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Talking Back: Supporting Your Non-Verbal/Low-Verbal Child

This training will focus on techniques and supports that can be utilized when assisting your child in communicating. Parents will be shown how to allow their child not only the opportunity to get their wants and needs met, but to provide them the language to engage in conversations about all aspects of their daily lives.

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5430 by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 5th. **

Session ID: 52498

Webinar ID: 53197

Thursday, April 11, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Families Talking Together

Families Talking Together (FTT) is a parent-based program focusing on improving parent-child communication and is effective in delaying sexual initiation and preventing risky sexual behavior among middle-school-aged youth (10-14 yrs.). This training will offer tips and group discussions on getting the conversation started, monitoring/supervision, and helping enhance your child's refusal skills. This interactive training is offered by Healthy Futures of Texas.

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5430 by 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9th.

Session ID: 53117

Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Dyslexia: What is it, and How Can I Help My Child?

Learn what dyslexia is and how to support your child if he/she has dyslexia. We will explore the common risk factors for dyslexia as well as common misperceptions or myths about dyslexia. Participants will learn strategies to help support their student if he/she is at-risk for or identified with dyslexia. While some of the strategies will target beginning literacy skills, this is appropriate for parents with students of all ages.

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5430 by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15th.

Session ID: 53118

Webinar ID: 53198

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

College Knowledge for Parents

Facilitated by the UTSA Institute for P-20 Initiatives, "College Knowledge for Parents" provides parents with essential information regarding promoting a college going culture, college financial aid, scholarships, as well as college admissions information. Learn more about your critical role as a parent in helping your child reach their academic dreams.

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5430 by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 18th.

Session ID: 52440

Webinar ID: 53200

Pictures Needed!

Kimberly will be working on putting together a slideshow of pictures that we will watch during graduation. If you have some pictures that you have taken and would like to share, please email them directly to Kimberly.

Help Us Start Recruiting for Fall 2019 PLA!

Do you have recommendations for a friend, family member or coworker to participate in the Parent Leadership Academy? We need your help recruiting!

During the April 24th closing session, we will be asking for you to contribute at least 3 contact names, phone numbers and email addresses that we can reach out to join the Fall 2019 cohort!

At this time we will have Fall 2019 applications you can take and pass out to others.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Hot Off The Press!

Summer Learning: Parent Guides & Local Summer Program Information

I've been working on creating summer learning parent guides with activities for all ages and topics as well as listings of local summer programs!

Check them all out HERE!

*I will provide you a hard copy of the guide during our Closing Session on April 24th!

Texas Parent to Parent Conference

If you parent a child with a disability, ESC-20 is paying the registration fee for parents/caregivers to attend the Texas Parent 2 Parent Conference being held in San Antonio on June 21-22.

If interested, read the newsletter below with the details and directions on registering!

Great Event to Attend!

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Download the Flyer Below!

Part of SAISD or interested in SAISD? Check out this Free Event!

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Download the Flyer in English & Spanish Below!

Great Parent Learning Opportunity! Please consider taking advantage of these FREE webinars to grow your skills!

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Building Stronger School-Family Partnerships

The Right Question School-Family Partnership Strategy is a pathway for educators and parents to work more effectively with each other – to improve communication, increase parental participation, nurture engagement, and engender better partnerships.

Parents exposed to these strategies explore three key roles to play – to support, monitor, and advocate for their child’s education. They become better able to generate their own questions, improve those questions, and strategize on how to use them, as they examine ways to participate more effectively in decision making.

This two-part webinar series is designed for parents to learn how to use the Right Question School-Family Partnership Strategy to improve communication and engender stronger partnerships with educators.

 Webinars will be from 4:00-5:00 PM.

 Participants who complete each webinar with assignments can obtain 2.5 contact hours and a certificate for participation.

Read the Newsletter Below for ALL the details!

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Have Questions or Concerns? Contact us!

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