North East ISD

Family Engagement Program

Ever wonder why San Antonio has "Fiesta"?

Whether you have lived in San Antonio your entire life or are new to the Alamo City, it is great to learn the history behind "Fiesta". Fiesta San Antonio started in 1891 as a one-parade event as a way to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. It has evolved into one of this nation’s premier festivals with an economic impact of more than $340 million for the Alamo City. Fiesta is the Party With a Purpose and the funds raised by official Fiesta events provide services to San Antonio citizens throughout the year. That commemoration still takes place, but for more than a century, Fiesta has grown into a celebration of San Antonio’s rich and diverse cultures. For more information go to https://www.fiesta-sa.org/about-fiesta-san-antonio/ . This is a great conversation starter at your next family dinner.

Ready. Set. Don't Stand by, Stand Up

Parents and students are the most effective tools in bullying prevention. Learn strategies for helping your students to properly identify bullying activity, and empower them to STAND UP and help create a culture of kindness and respect in their school.

*learn about the nature and prevalence of bullying

*address bullying using strategies for parents, students, and school staff

*become aware of the laws

Date: Wednesday, April 18

Time: 11am-12pm

Location: Ridgeview Elementary, 8223 N. McCullough 78216

For more information, contact Ms. Ford @ 210-407-6626 or cford3@neisd.net

Creative Writing with Gemini Ink

Montgomery Elementary is excited to bring back the series of creative writing workshops for YOU, conducted by Gemini Ink, a non-profit organization. The Writers in Communities (WIC) program sends published, professional writers into schools, institutions, and other community settings to work alongside students of all ages and abilities. While in residence, the writers and their students create dynamic creative writing projects that challenge, celebrate, inspire and enlighten. Their innovative programs have been recognized by The New York Times and San Antonio Express-News, among others.

The workshops will be conducted by Carlos Ponce Melendez, a bilingual fiction writer and poet.

Dates: Mondays, April 16, 23, 30

Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Montgomery Elementary

7047 Montgomery Dr.

Only 15 seats available: RSVP with Dr. Zavala at 210-407-5034 or gzaval@neisd.net

Play and Learn

KLRN has partnered up with NEISD Early Childhood to offer Play and Learn with your child. Join us to meet new families, learn new and fun activities, and receive a new book each week. KLRN's Play and Learn is a program for children birth to age 5, their parents and caregivers. This program is offered for children who are cared for in homes by informal caregivers or their parents.

Dates: Thursdays, April 19-June 21

Time: 9:30am-12pm

Location: Wetmore Elementary

3250 Thousand Oaks

Spaces are Limited: RSVP with Leyla at 210-208-8429