March Parent Involvement Newsletter

March 2015

Up Coming Event!! Parents Get Ready!!

Be the Hero Every Child Needs!!
Parental Involvement Parent Conference on April 7th, 2015
For Grades PreK-6th grade
Place: William Adams Middle School Cafeteria
Time: 5:30-7:00 P.M.

*Topic: Success Starts At Home
Child care will be provided for ages 5 and up.
*This Parent program provided as a free benefit of PTA.

Calling out all PTA Members

Come and see us on April 7, 2015
Place: William Adams Middle School cafeteria
Time: 5:30-7:00
All AISD Schools will be at hand to share their PTA Accomplishments for the school year.

Keeping Up the Digital Generation

Instagram or Vine? 5 Things to Know If Your Kids Are Sharing Videos

If your teen loves to share videos and has a smartphone, there's a good chance he or she has Instagram or Vine -- or both. Here's what you need to know about these two popular social apps.

1. What's the difference between Instagram and Vine?

Instagram (Facebook owns it) was already a popular way for kids and teens to enhance and share photos before video capability was added. Just like with Instagram photos, you can edit and add filters to the 15-second videos (either recorded in the app or pulled from your device). Vine (Twitter owns it) lets you record and share six-second looping videos. On each service, you can follow other users, "like" posts and leave comments, share others' posts, and send direct messages. You can search for posts by user or hashtag.

Parents of the Month

William Adams Middle School Events

CACOST & Teen Outreach Program in Partnership with WAMS
held a Spring Health & Safety Celebration for our 7th grade students.
Business from our community shared healthy ways and activities children can do during their spring break.

Students Pledged to be Healthy!!

Welcome To the Greatest Show on Earth

STARR NIGHT at Dubose Intermediate School

on March 24, 2015

at 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Mary R. Garcia Elementary Celeberating Texas Public School Week

Mary R. Garcia March 2, 2015 Literacy Night at 5:00-6:00 P.M. in school cafeteria.
March 5, 2015 Breakfast for Books at 8:00 a.m. in our school cafeteria
March 2-6, 2015 Book Fair in our Library
Attendance Collaborative - Attendance Motion Graphic 1

Saenz Elematary celebrates Texas Public School Week

Jim Wells County Judge Peter Trevino
read to 3rd grade students in Ms. V. Perez & Ms. Y. Buentello

Reading Across America!

Attendance Matters

Research shows that students missing 10% of the school year or 2 to 3 days a month in Pre-Kinder and Kinder are not able to master reading by the time they are in 3rd grade, and are at higher risk of dropping out by the time they are in 6th grade. Attendance is an important life skill that is necessary to graduate high school, succeed in college and keep a job. It is important for parents and students to discuss the negative effects of missing school. Following a daily routine of set homework times and a constant bed time will help improve a students' attendance.
I always have to remind people that the biggest ingredient in school performance is the teacher. That’s the biggest ingredient within a school. But the single biggest ingredient is the parent. – PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA APRIL 29, 2009.

Federal Programs: Parent Involvement

Departments and Contributors

Marta L. Salazar - Parent Involvement Coordinator

Mrs. Sandra Smithwick - Parent Involvement Asst.

Mrs. Hope Grove - Parent Involvement Secretary

Federal & Special Programs

Dr. Alma Garcia - Federal Grants, State Grants, Bilingual/ESL Programs, Migrant and Homeless Liaison

Parent Involvement Campus Liaisons

Sandra Smithwick - William Adams Middle School

Barbara Koenning - Hillcrest Elementary

Linda Lee Dominguez - Salazar Elementary

Sandra Ordones - Mary R. Garcia Elementary

Devin Renee Guerra - Schallert Elementary

Noela Garcia Ulloa - Saenz Elementary

Nelda Garcia - Alice High School

Belinda Munoz - Noonan Elementary

Alma DeLa Garza - Memorial Intermediate

Anna Gallegos- Dubose Intermediate