Parent Perusals

September 7, 2018

September is HUNGER ACTION MONTH!

Help the San Antonio Food Bank raise awareness on the issue of hunger during the nationwide campaign, Hunger Action Month. Take action all month long with the San Antonio Food Bank by participating in our 30 Ways For 30 Days calendar. From individuals to families and groups, we all have a role to play in fighting hunger.


Click HERE to learn more about Hunger Action Month, download the 30 Ways for 30 Days Calendar, and Take Action.

#HungerActionMonth @safoodbank

Volunteer at the Food Bank

With school back in session, many of the San Antonio Food Bank's volunteer shifts are vacant.


This is a great family opportunity to volunteer and make a difference!


Click HERE to sign up!

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If you have a child in school, then you know homework is an integral part of their life when the school day ends.


As a parent, do you struggle with how to help your child with their homework?

Schools are definitely teaching math differently than when I was in school!


This is all true! In this section I want to share different homework resources to help you help your child! It starts with the expectations you set on what homework time will look like in your home.


There are resources out there online that can help you UNDERSTAND the content that your child is learning so you can help support them. Who knows, you might even learn something new!


I also encourage you to reach out to your child's teacher and ask them to share resources or additional information so you know how to help your child learn and retain the content they need to know.


Check out all the different resources and information below..... and Good Luck!

~Kimberly

Homework Resources on ESC-20 Parent Resource Website

Click HERE to check out the documents and web links that will offer ideas and online resources to help you support your child with their learning and homework!

Academic Resources on ESC-20 Parent Resource Website

Click HERE to find additional documents and resources that contain academic resources to support your child in school!

How to Help Your Child Develop a Positive Homework Habit

As a parent, your role is crucial in shaping your child’s study and homework habits. You’d want him to develop good study habits and do his homework diligently. However, constantly punishing, nagging, or arguing with your stubborn kid rarely works for long term, and such methods only cause more resistance, whining, and complaints. Follow the steps below to set up a homework routine and encourage your kid to finish his assignments satisfactorily every time.


1. Establish a homework routine on the first day of school.

2. Find a suitable space in your home where your child can do homework.

3. Create a homework center.

4. Choose a homework time.

5. Set up a regular homework session.

6. Include breaks.

7. Convey your expectations and set limits.

8. Offer rewards.


Read the full article HERE.

Homework Help for Students with Learning Disabilities

Homework presents a challenge for all parents. However, if your child has learning disabilities, it can require extra thought and attention. The good news is that with a strategic approach, you and your child can achieve homework success.

5 Healthy Homework Habits Recommended by Teachers

Teachers know that the best time to develop healthy homework habits for your family is before homework becomes a problem. The good news is that it’s never too late to develop healthy homework habits.

4 Tips for Parents on How to Make Homework Fun

Experts say that one of the primary reasons why students, especially the younger ones, get tired or bored is that they are given lots of assignments without knowing where to get help with their homework.

Partners Resource Network Newsletter

Partners Resource Network TEAM Project is one of three Texas Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) funded through the Department of Education. We provide free information, technical assistance and ARD support to parents of children with special needs.
Our mission is to empower parents of children with disabilities to be effective advocates for their children and to promote positive parent/professional partnership.


This month's newsletter contains information on:

  • Program Updates
  • Regional Trainings
  • Upcoming Webinars
  • ---Healthy Relationships for Transitioning Youth: Boundaries and Principles of Dating
  • ---Documentation of Your Child's Records


Good Reads:

  • 10 Ways to Be an Effective Advocate for Your Child at School
  • Sample 504 Plan for a Child with ADHD
  • How to Prepare Students for the Unknowable
  • And More!


Read the newsletter HERE.

UTSA Institute for P-20 Initiatives Newsletter

Click HERE or the image above to read this newsletter that contains great back to school information and links to upcoming family events!

September ESC-20 FREE Parent Trainings

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.


Parent Overview of Free Statewide Resources

The Texas Education Agency supports many free resources for parents. During this training, parents will have the opportunity to explore those resources created by statewide networks. Resource topics include Individual Education Plans (IEP), grading and progress monitoring, special education laws, specific disabilities, behavior support, assistive technology, transition and more. Bring your questions and let’s find out where to locate the answers.

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5430 by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, September 10th. **


Session ID: 53073

Webinar Session ID: 53125


Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.


Parent Information over RtI & Section 504

In order for parents to have the knowledge, skills and confidence to understand the educational setting and process of Response to Intervention (RtI) and Section 504, parents must have the information to empower them. This training will provide parents and community members with information about the RtI and Section 504 programs. Please join us to learn how both of these services can help qualifying students receive support to help them reach success in their areas of need.

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5430 by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, September 17th. **


Session ID: 53075

Webinar Session ID: 53162


Thursday, September 20, 2018, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.


Dares, Drugs and Dangerous Teen Trends

Are you really in the know about drugs, dares, and dangerous technology trends? This training is designed to increase drug, alcohol, and technology awareness for all members of the school community. Parents attending this training will learn the latest trends as well as dangerous apps and technology affecting the school community.

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


Session ID: 52666

Webinar Session ID: 53167


Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.


Social Emotional Development in Preschool: Talking with Your Child

Young children’s social emotional development is vital to their overall well-being, affecting their success in school and their ability to learn in all subject areas. Join us as we explore strategies to encourage communication with children; a dynamic aspect of building relationships. Participants will experience conversation strategies that either promote or inhibit communication, learn how to use open-ended questions and observations with children, and how to converse with children to support social and emotional development. This will be an active learning, participatory training– come ready to have some fun!

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5430 by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, September 24th. **


Session ID: 53076

Webinar Session ID: 53168


Thursday, September 27, 2018, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.


Building Basic Reading Skills at Home- Make and Take Training

Join us for a fun, interactive and crafty training designed to guide you through creating engaging activities to support your child’s acquisition of basic reading skills. We will focus on the development of print concepts, phonemic awareness and phonics skills. This training is appropriate for parents with students in any grade level that require remediation for independent decoding. All materials will be provided.

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5430 by 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25th. **


Session ID: 53077

How to Register

New registration instructions!


To register to attend an ESC-20 parent training or to participate via webinar, you will need to register through CONNECT 20, our registration system at www.esc20.net.


You will find the parent training session ID and webinar ID under the parent training description in the catalog.

Download the Steps to Register for a Parent Training or Webinar Below

Parent Training Catalog and Registration Instructions can also be found HERE!
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