Family Engagement Findings

December 4, 2019

Please share with your families!

The December newsletter (Volume 16, 2nd Quarter), The Parental & Family Engagement CONNECTION, is available in English, Spanish, German, Korean, and Vietnamese.

This edition of the newsletter includes articles about Parent-Teacher Conferences, Homework Help, Protecting Children from Human Trafficking, Volunteering, and Teen Discipline.

You may…

  • print the newsletter
  • place the link on your school website
  • forward the link to your families
  • place the link on your Facebook and social media accounts

You must use the newsletter in its entirety due to copyright restrictions. But, you may attach additional information to the newsletter from your own district and/or school. Have a sunny day and a blessed holiday season.

Click the Link Below to Share UTSA's Family Engagement Newsletter! Great resources and upcoming community events!

Free Bilingual Handouts

The Latino Family Literacy Project provides bilingual handouts on topics that will support parents at schools. Our aim is to support Spanish-speaking and English-speaking parents in their quest to learn skills to support the academic success of their children.

After two decades of supporting educators who work with parents, it’s clear that accessing materials in both Spanish and English is helpful. Immigrant parents are in the process of learning English and skills vary greatly in the Latino community. Some parents need the information in Spanish, while other parents have stronger English skills. But it’s not just language that needs to be addressed. It’s information about how to support their children at school, which includes many child development themes.

Some handouts will be centered on reading, brain development, language acquisition, vocabulary development, and the educational process. We invite you to recommend further topics for what would support you as an educator, in order to support parents and EL kids.


Questions? Comments? Feedback?

Click HERE if you can't access the form above and you'd like to leave Kimberly a comment, question or other feedback. Thanks!

Big picture

Kimberly Baumgardner, Consultant, Family Engagement--Education Service Center, Region 20

Kimberly has worked in the field of special education for 19 years. She has been on staff at ESC-20 for 10 years. She spent 7 years as a special education curriculum specialist and is currently the Family Engagement Consultant.

Kimberly has become quite passionate about empowering families to be more involved in their child's education and future as well as challenging and supporting schools to increase their efforts to involve families in their child's educational journey and focus on Family Engagement as an instructional tool that improves student's academic outcomes.

Kimberly enjoys living out in the country with her husband, Tyson and two daughters, Lynette & Lucy Sue.