TXVA Family Newsletter

Volume 8 November 18, 2015

We are so glad that you chose TXVA! Did you know we offer a Parent Mentor Meet Up? We host these twice a month from 4:00-5:00pm (central time) for our Learning Coaches. Mark your calendar for the upcoming Mentor Meet Ups: 11/30, 12/15. We will release Spring dates at a later time. A link will come to your kmail on the day of the session. Click on the blackboard link below to watch the recording from last week's MMU! Great tips on how to take care of yourself.

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Did you know that we have a Facebook page for Lubbock and surrounding area families? Facebook pages are a great place to get parent input, suggest parent led outings, and to offer suggestions. Do a Facebook search for TXVA Lubbock. Click JOIN!

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Minecraft, coding, oceanography, robotics, anyone? Want to join one of our amazing Student Clubs? Click on the below link to see what we have to offer!

Do you want a chance to meet up with some other TXVA kids? Click below to see what outings are coming up. Bookmark this site because we add to it weekly. Included below is a sneak peek at what's coming up.

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Are you a new family? Here are some basics to get you a solid foundation. Click below for our Strong Start Site.

Do you have a wonderful tip for success?

Click HERE to share it with me. I'll feature it in our next family newsletter. YOU could make a difference in another family's life with your secret shortcut or favorite way to do something.

Do you need a little HOLIDAY HELP?

Organizations that Can Help!

Cowboy Santa's, Ft. Worth, 817-360-0951

www.cowboysantas.org

Dallas Metro, Dallas, 214-744-0848

www.Dallasmetro.net

Catholic Charities

San Antonio, (210) 222-1294, (210) 433-3256

Iglesia Oasis de Amor y Restauracion

Sign up!

2343 Pinn Rd San Antonio

Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00 am - 2:30 pm and Saturdays 12:00 pm-5:00 pm until Dec 4. For futher information please call 210-774-8472 or email: montanez_sheila@yahoo.com

Lighthouse Christian Ministries, Galveston County TX,281-339-3033

www.lighthousecm.org

Toys for Tots – Request Toys (all areas)

http://www.toysfortots.org/request_toys/toys-city-county.aspx?txtState=TEXAS

If you don’t see your area listed or have questions, contact:

Sara Perez, Family Resource Coordinator

469-616-0434, sperez@k12.com

Did you know?

We offer extended support to our TXVA military families. We have 3 outreach coordinators in Texas that offer additional support for our military families.


Are you a retired military family? Even if your spouse is not on active duty, your family can benefit from our extended support. This support includes face to face tutoring on some of our military bases across the state. This is completely optional.

This week we are featuring Debbie Padilla. Debbie lives in El Paso but provides outreach opportunities in Anthony, Canutillo, Horizon City, Fabens, Fort Hancock, Socorro. Vinton, & Clint. Click on the below survey to let us know that you are a military family.

As a former Army “brat” I can truly understand the life of a military dependent. I attended 8 different schools and had to start over in a new state or country 6 different times before I was 18. K12 has a unique ability to create stability for the military child. I truly enjoy serving military families in K12. Stability is a factor that is a luxury for the military family. Creating bonds is another. Being a mother of 4, I’ve been able to utilize my love for children and my love for my city to encourage bonds to be made. I want our El Paso area families to truly enjoy the city and all it has to offer. My hope is for me to grow as a leader in serving those that serve our country.


Debbie Padilla

dpadilla@k12.com

(915) 787-6432

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