Family Engagement Program

North East Independent School District

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions to Make with your Family

When you think “kid-friendly holiday,” New Year’s Eve probably isn’t the first thing that springs to mind. But just because the kids might not last long enough to see the ball drop, doesn’t mean they can’t participate. In fact, New Year’s Eve is a great time to come together and set some family goals for the upcoming year.

In case you need a little help, we’ve put together a handy list of our Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Families. You will notice that a lot of the items on the list are things that you are probably resolving to do for yourself this year – we just added a family twist!

-get outside more

-practice gratitude as a family

-go on more local adventures

-keep a record of your life together

-read together

-start a family game night

-give warm greetings and farewells to each other

-be silly together

-eat and make healthier food together

-challenge each other to think more creatively

-question of the day

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Adapted from Modern Parents Messy

18th Annual Family Engagement Training

Keynote speaker and Author of Success is a Process, Not an Event- Mills Carnell Rodgers II shares with us the importance of seeing ourselves as the leader in our own future. Each and every one of us has the capability of helping our children succeed academically.

Participants will also have the opportunity to attend additional breakout sessions such as Adverse Childhood Experiences, For the Love of Math, The Dangers of Vaping, Building Resiliency in Children, The Power of Praise, Healthy Eating on a Budget, and much more.

Date: Friday, Feb. 7

Time: 10am-2:15pm

Location: NEISD Community Learning Center (CLC)

8750 Tesoro Drive 78217

Light lunch, transportation, and limited childcare available.

Online registration opens Jan. 8, 2020. Register at

Ask your Family Specialist for more details.

Free Preschool Games

Enjoy this free online resource for various math, reading, and writing games you can partake with your little one.

Hour of Code

This past month, several NEISD campuses participated in the Hour of Code. The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "coding" or computer programming, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. While students participated in these activities at school, they can continue and grow their learning at home! Simply have your child go to to give it a shot and join them to see what all the buzz is about!

Methodist Health Ministries Parenting classes

After 50 years of investigation, Methodist Health Ministries has found that when a child feels secure he or she will be able to approach their parents when in doubt of a situation, maintain a healthy relationship with their parent, control their anger, and problem solve for themselves. All parents, grandparents, and community members are invited to join this evidenced-based learning environment.

Dates: Thursdays, Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30

Time: 10:30am-11:30pm

Location: Olmos Elementary School

1103 Allena Drive 78213

For more information, call Lillian Esparza at (210)407-6029 or email

Parents of Children with Disabilities Support Group

New support group will be meeting once a month during the school year from January through May 2020 allowing for a safe circle of support for parents, grandparents, guardians, and other adult family members of children with disabilities.

Dates: Tuesdays; Jan. 28, Feb.25, March 31, April 21, and May 26

Participants can attend one or all sessions.

Time: 8:30am-11:30am

Location: Driscoll Middle School

17150 Jones-Maltsberger 78247

For more information, call Martha Diaz at (210)356-4156 or email

Elizabeth De La Rosa, Family Specialist at Oak Grove & Wilshire

Meet Elizabeth De La Rosa, she is the phenomenal Family Specialist at two campuses- Oak Grove and Wilshire Elementary Schools. Elizabeth was born and raised here in San Antonio. She is a proud graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Education. She has been part of the North East ISD family for 9 years. Prior to becoming a Family Specialist, she worked with San Antonio ISD as a “Gear Up Coach” and Judson ISD as a Parent Coordinator. When offered the opportunity to become the Family Specialist at Wilshire, she was honored to accept the position. To her, it was a dream come true to work with families by facilitating classes to enhance parenting skills and still support their needs in different capacities. She enjoys working with all her students to support educational growth. Elizabeth believes that education is the key to success and does everything she can to help all students reach their academic goals. Elizabeth loves being a part of both the MacArthur and Roosevelt communities! As a Family Specialist, Elizabeth offers a variety of courses through the Family Engagement Leadership Academy in English and Spanish. Thank you for your dedication and passion to help our families.

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