Family Engagement Program

North East Independent School District

Family Engagement Training

Invest in yourself, your children, and your family!

All NEISD parents, grandparents, and community members are invited to join us for this day of training from professionals and specialists from all around our community. Our keynote speaker is Calvalyn Day – an author, family coach, and inspiration on how to manage our busy and hectic lives! Additional breakout sessions include Mindfulness Practices, Healthy Snacking for Families, Internet Safety, Utilizing SeeSaw and Google Classroom, Dollar Store Math, and much more. Join us for one session or all! Schedule is flexible.

Date: Friday, February 8, 2019

Time: 9:00am-2:15pm

Location: NEISD Community Learning Center

8750 Tesoro Drive 78217

Lunch, limited childcare, and bus transportation are available. Online registration closes on February 1, 2019. Click here to register

En español

10 Powerful Conversation Starters to Teach your Kids Confidence

Discuss with your children, by asking these questions, how they can build up their confidence!

1) When working with others, how can you tell when people are confident or insecure?

2 When you hear the word confidence, what kind of people come to mind?

3) What is one skill or activity that you believe you do really well?

4) How do you feel when you do an activity or practice a skill that you do really well?

5) What kinds of healthy risks have you taken over the last year?

6) When you feel confident, how do you stand?

7) Who is someone in your life that helps you believe in yourself?

8) How do you feel when you walk into a room of people that you know really well and how do you feel when you walk into a room of people who you do not know?

9) How would you advise someone who is feeling inferior by others?

10) How can we support ourselves and others to see ourselves as worthy and valuable without changes?

Adapted from Powerful Words Character Development 2014

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Take a Crash Course

Whether you and your kids are looking for helpful, educational videos on the topic of history, literature, or even study skills, the Crash Course video series on YouTube has you covered! The channel, created by brothers Hank and John Green (famous for authoring The Fault in Our Stars) has nearly 9 million subscribers and over 600 million views. If your child is looking for support videos to help them understand tough subjects in an easy way, they’ll want to try out the Crash Course channel. For younger ones, give the companion channel, Crash Course Kids, a whirl!

Children Need a Minimum of 8 Touches During a Day to Feel Connected to a Parent

Each day, children need one meaningful eye-to-eye conversation with a parent.

There are 9 minutes during the day that have the greatest impact on a child:

1) The first 3 minutes right after they wake up

2) The 3 minutes after they come home from school

3) The last 3 minutes of the day before they go to bed

We need to make those moments special and help our children feel loved.

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NEISD Prekindergarten Program

Prekindergarten is a standards-based program that introduces social, emotional and academic skills and concepts through research based, developmentally appropriate teaching strategies. Our classes are designed to support the Texas Pre-Kindergarten Guidelines and promote playful and purposeful classrooms.

Our Prekindergarten classes are offered at 20 clustered sites around the district through half day and full day programs.

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Family Specialist Spotlight

Cindy’s parents taught her that “life is a gift” and what we decide to do with it would set our paths for our future. This philosophy began the path for her passion to help children and families overcome barriers. She began her journey with terminally ill children in the oncology ward at Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital. After Santa Rosa, Cindy had the privilege to oversee a United Way Agency for 17 ½ years helping families and children, whose lives were affected by a substance abuse problem or AIDS problem. In 2005, Ridgeview Elementary gained a phenomenal team leader in hiring Cindy as their Family Specialist. She counts this as a blessing for herself to continue and grow her passion at a student focused campus that keeps families a priority. Cindy shares her passion as a life-long learner by acquiring new languages such as Spanish, Japanese, American Sign Language, and some Farsi! Wow! She attributes her blessings to a supportive husband of 35 years and her gifted daughter who also shares her passion to help children and families. Her mission and hope in her work as a Family Specialist is to empower our families to overcome adversity so they can help their children experience academic success and become productive citizens in their community. Thank you, Cindy, for all your hard work and dedication to our families!

You Can't Pour from an Empty Cup. Take Care of Yourself First.