ESC-20 Family Engagement Newsletter
January 26, 2021
Coming up Next Week!
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Vaping and Other Dangerous Teen Trends
The presenter will inform parents about the dangers associated with vaping, drug abuse, alcohol, as well as the increased risk of sexual exploitation from online gaming and apps.
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
College 101: A Road to College Readiness
K-8th grade national research has indicated parent involvement as a strong predictor of student success. Empowering parents to action through knowledge will further enable parents to have a positive impact on their child’s future. What can you do to help promote a college going culture for your children in elementary and middle school that will encourage them to reach higher? What do other families do to encourage this? Discuss this topic to learn some practical ideas and share your own ideas with a college student panel!
Friday, February 4, 2021 (for District Staff)
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Effective Communication: Partnering with Parents
Communicating with parents is one of the most challenging and potentially stressful tasks that teachers and administrators face daily. Research has shown that establishing strong communication and relationships with parents can have positive and tangible effects on a student's success in school. Whether trying to resolve an argument caused by miscommunication or sharing difficult information, this session will provide tips and tools to help you know how to handle tough situations and foster positive relationships with your students' parents.
ESC-20 Early Childhood program has worked in partnership with the City of San Antonio to develop a media campaign designed to ensure that families have the information and tools they need to enroll in PreKinder. Click on the tab to learn more!
Tips and Resources
Review Healthy Snack Tips for Parents
Need help coming up with healthy snack ideas for your children? The U.S. Department of Agriculture has 10 snack tips for parents that include nibbling on lean protein, drinking low-fat milk, and more.
Addressing Mental Health--Sesame Street video
“Little Children, Big Challenges: Building Resilient Kids, Families & Communities” addresses topics of mental health, substance use, COVID-19, and isolation. Watch the video today!
Tip Sheet Offer Ideas to Keep Kids Active During COVID-19
The American College of Sports Medicine has a tip sheet addressing keeping children active during the coronavirus pandemic. Indoor and outdoor activities are included. View the tip sheet for more information.
Addressing Screen Time and Depression
We all see teens with their faces glued to their telephones. Watch a short video addressing screen time and emotional health, brought to you by Positive Parenting. Watch the video today!
From Our Community
Family Engagement District Staff Corner
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