Parents and Families Newsletter
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Dear Parents and Families,
Welcome to another great and helpful newsletter that connects you to educational resources and links to information that are intended to increase the language proficiency and academic success of your child.
First, please fill out a quick survey to share any information or suggestions you might have for the next newsletter. We value your input!
Don’t Miss These Opportunities
2021-2022 Prekindergarten Registration Information
There is Still Time to Apply for $1,500 to purchase special education resources and services
Upcoming 2021 Fall Conference Opportunities
2021 AMET Conference (In-Person) November 17-19, 2021
This year’s Association for Migrant Educators of Texas (AMET) state conference will be held at the San Marcos Embassy Suites Conference Center. Visit the AMET website for more information.
Engaging hot topics:
Math and Reading strategies
Helpful websites and community resources
Virtual Statewide Parental Involvement Conference December 9-10, 2021
Attend this great event from the comfort of your home to learn about ways to support your child’s academic and mental health needs. Visit statewideparents.com to register.
Topics to be discussed:
Tips to help with homework
Managing their behavior with loving discipline
Bullying and cyberbullying
Internet and school safety
As your child prepares for their high school years and beyond, you can assist them in applying for federal student aid for college or for a career school education for the 2021–22 award year. You can complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form between Oct. 1, 2020, and 11:59 p.m. Central time (CT) on June 30, 2022. Visit the FAFSA website at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa to learn more.
Students that are classified as a Texas Resident who cannot apply for federal financial aid for college or for a career school education, are encouraged to complete the TASFA. Visit this Financial aid application webpage for more information about applying for FAFSA or TAFSA.
Information for Parents of School-Age Youth
Students who are experiencing homelessness have the right to attend school in their school of origin or in the school in the attendance area where the family or youth is currently residing.
Parents of school-age youth and school-age youth themselves, can access information to learn more about resources available for those experiencing homelessness by visiting the Texas Education for Homeless Children and Youth (TEHCY) web page.
Charter School Resources for Parents and Students
Education Resources for Parents of K-12 Migratory
Create a Back-to-School Plan or Visual Calendar
Consider setting goals for the upcoming school year. Celebrate the good things that you and your family accomplished last school year and share in fun summer memories. Remember to continue maintaining your family’s mental health and wellness. Here are some ideas from Child Mind.org.
Maintain social connections and stay in touch with other families and students.
Take breaks when needed and practice some breathing exercises.
Ask for assistance when needed and seek out community resources.
Take Some Time for You and Your Family
Remember, with the start of the new school year, your child may be experiencing many feelings. Reassure your child that they are prepared and discuss things they are looking forward to.
Supporting English Learners in Texas
Contact us at :https://www.txel.org/contact/