Multilingual Family Newsletter

October 2020

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Approximately 18% of the U.S. population identifies as Hispanic, and according to the U.S. Department of Education, one in four children is Hispanic. Throughout history and to this day, Hispanics continue to make substantial contributions to the American community. Authors like Sandra Cisneros tell stories of growing up as a Hispanic in America. Bakers like Ezeqiel Moreno in Los Angeles have grown businesses that are cornerstones of their communities. As the 2020 World Series plays out, who can forget Hispanic baseball legend Roberto Clemente. There are many Hispanic individuals who have helped make advancements in various industries and professions. For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Education’s White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative website.

Cooking Show: Celebrating Oktoberfest

Virtual Cultural Event

On Saturday, October 10, 2020, the German clubs at Travis HS and Clements HS had a joint activity to celebrate Oktoberfest. Since club activities need to be online this year, they had a joint activity: a “cooking show.” The officers of both clubs chose the recipe (Apfelkuchen, a coffee-cake type apple cake). They published the list of required ingredients ahead of time so that members could have everything for the recipe on hand. Two of the officers were the on-air chefs, and a third was their cameraman. The two groups gathered via Zoom, and the two officers demonstrated what to do while the others in the meeting cooked along with them at home. Even Mr. Hulse’s son got to join in the fun! Thank you to Mr. Hulse (THS) and Mr. Buck (CHS) for setting up this incredible cultural experience. For more information about the German program in FBISD, check out the website created by Mr. Hulse and Mr. Buck for their students! https://sites.google.com/view/fbisd-german/home

Bilingual Program Parent Learning Series

Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, 9-9:45am

This is an online event.

We are very excited to announce that national author and bilingual consultant, Dr. Sandra Mercuri, will be hosting a Bilingual Program Parent Learning Series here in Fort Bend ISD. These virtual sessions will be held once a month in Spanish with a different topic each time. The first session will be held on Tuesday, November 3rd from 9:00 am-9:45 am via Zoom (Meeting ID: 845 5434 6820, Passcode: v0VG1k) and will provide parents with information on how to support their bilingual children in today’s current learning environment. Information regarding the session will be communicated to parents through various methods.



Dr. Sandra Mercuri’s Bio from Heinemann publishing.

World Language and Secondary ESL Teachers

Collaboration

World Language and Secondary ESL teachers use the digital platform (Microsoft Teams) to meet virtually with teachers across the district to plan effective instruction that meets students' needs in the respective programs. The first time that these cross-district PLCs have occurred!

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Watch Our YouTube Videos...

Watch Our YouTube Videos... with Subtitles!

Are the videos on YouTube in English? Watch our video on how to access subtitles in all languages available on YouTube. Helpful for the parent training videos (see below), but also for any District video (hint: Dr. Dupre’s)!

World Languages Closed Captioning | Parent Training Video

Our Superintendent, Dr. Dupre

Watch this video with subtitles in over 109 languages using the instructions in the video above. Note: If looking for Spanish subtitles, you only will have to press the CC button located at the bottom of the video screen.

Checking in with Charles I 10.21.20 | En Contacto con Charles

Translate Skyward and Other Websites

See all your child’s information in Skyward-Family Access, such as Gradebook, Schedule, Test Scores, and even forms in your preferred language! Visit How to Translate Using Google Chrome and follow the instructions available in six world languages.


TDA waiver allowed FBISD to feed all our students at no cost through December 31, 2020. Please note you must bring your child’s ID card, attendance record from Skyward, or birth certificate to receive breakfast and lunch at no cost for your child. For more information and a list of distributing schools (look for the bus drop off pick up area), visit Grab and Go is back!




Recuerden ¡las Comidas Gratuitas para Llevar, Están de Regreso!



La exención del TDA le permitirá al FBISD brindar alimentos a nuestros alumnos sin costo, hasta el 31 de diciembre del 2020. Recuerde presentar la credencial de la escuela, una impresión de Skyward o el acta de nacimiento, para que su(s) niño(s) reciba(n) desayunos y comidas sin costo. Para más información y una lista de las escuelas en las que se están distribuyendo los alimentos (regularmente en el área donde se estaciona el transporte escolar), visite ¡Las Comidas gratuitas para Llevar están de regreso!






Trong n lc tiếp tục h tr các gia đình, ba ăn min phí “Grab and Go” đã quay lại!



Việc miễn trừ TDA cho phép FBISD cung cấp các bữa ăn min phí cho tất cả học sinh của chúng tôi kể từ ngày 31 tháng 12 năm 2020. Vui lòng mang theo chứng minh thư của con bạn, hồ sơ nhập học từ Skyward hoặc giấy khai sinh để nhận bữa sáng và bữa trưa miễn phí cho con của mình. Để biết thêm thông tin và danh sách các trường phân phối (tìm điểm đón xe buýt và khu vực đón khách), vui lòng truy cập Grab and Go is back!






ہمارے خاندانوں کی حمایت جاری رکھنے کی اس کوشش میں ہم Grab and Go کے نام سے مفت کھانے واپس لا رہے ہیں!



ٹی ڈی اے (TDA) سے معافیت ملنے کے باعث ایف بی ایس آئی ڈی (FBISD) اب 31 دسمبر 2020 تک تمام طلباء کو مفت کھانے دینے کے قابل ہے۔ نوٹ فرمائیں کہ اپنے بچے کے لئے مفت ناشتہ اور دوپہر کا کھانا وصول کرنے کے لئے بچے کا آئی ڈی (ID)، سکائی وارڈ (Skyward) سے حاضری کا ریکارڈ، یا پیدائش کا سرٹیفیکیٹ دکھانا لازمی ہیں۔ مزید معلومات اور کھانا تقسیم کرنے والے سکولوں (بس میں بیٹھنے اور اترنے کی جگہ ڈھونڈ کر) کی فہرست کے لئے، وزٹ کریں Grab and Go کھانا لو اور جاؤ واپس آ گیا ہے!






致力于继续支持我们的家庭,餐点回来了!



TDA豁免允许本德堡独立学区为我们的所有学生提供餐点,直到2020年12月31日。请注意,您必须携带您孩子的身份证、Skyward考勤记录或出生证明,才能为您的孩子免费领取早餐和午餐。如需获取更多信息和分发学校的名单(寻找巴士下车、上车区),请访问带餐点回来了






നമ്മുടെ കുടുംബങ്ങളെ സപ്പോർട്ട്ചെയ്യുന്നത്തുടരാനുള്ള ശ്രമത്തിനായി ഗ്രാബ്ആൻഡ്ഗോ ഫ്രീ മീൽസ്വീണ്ടുമെത്തിയിരിക്കുന്നു!





TDA ഒഴിവാക്കിയത്‌ നമ്മുടെ വിദ്യാർഥികൾക്ക്‌ 2020 ഡിസംബർ 31 വരെ യാതൊരു നിരക്കുമില്ലാതെ ഭക്ഷണം നൽകാൻ FBISD-യ്ക്ക്‌ അവസരമൊരുക്കി. നിങ്ങളുടെ കുട്ടിയ്ക്ക് യാതൊരു നിരക്കുമില്ലാതെ പ്രഭാതഭക്ഷണവും ഉച്ചഭക്ഷണവും ലഭിക്കുന്നതിന്‌ കുട്ടിയുടെ ഐഡി കാർഡ്, Skyward-ൽ നിന്നുള്ള ഹാജർ റെക്കോർഡ് അല്ലെങ്കിൽ ജനന സർട്ടിഫിക്കറ്റ് എന്നിവ കൊണ്ടുവരണം. കൂടുതൽ വിവരങ്ങൾക്കും വിതരണം ചെയ്യുന്ന സ്കൂളുകളുടെ ലിസ്റ്റിനും (ബസ് ഡ്രോപ്പ് ഓഫ്, പിക്കപ്പ്‌ ഏരിയ നോക്കുക) ഗ്രാബ് ആൻഡ് ഗോ തിരിച്ചെത്തിയിരിക്കുന്നു സന്ദർശിക്കുക.

Directory

Director:

Tinou (Angela) Tran, Ed.D. Angela.Tran@fortbendisd.com

(281) 634-0480


Assistant Director:

Marianella Moore, Ed.D. Marianella.Moore@fortbendisd.com

(281) 634-0806


Multilingual Compliance Officer:

Youngmee Hsu Youngmee.Hsu@fortbendisd.com

(281) 634-1138


Senior Administrative Associate Teaching and Learning:

Sandra Ontiveros Sandra.Ontiveros@fortbendisd.com

(281) 634-1137


World Languages Coordinator:

Melissa Vargas Melissa.Vargas@fortbendisd.com

(281) 634-1237


Bilingual Program Coordinator:

Sarah Martinez Sarah.ArnoldMartinez@fortbendisd.com

(281) 634-8448


Bilingual Program Specialist:

José Barrera Jose.Barrera@fortbendisd.com

(281) 634-1553


Elementary ESL Coordinator:

Lili Dibai Lili.Dibai@fortbendisd.com

(281) 634-7990


Elementary ESL Coordinator:

Lee Glaesemann Lee.Glaesemann@fortbendisd.com

(281) 634-5803


Secondary ESL Coordinator:

Joël Johnson Joel.Johnson@fortbendisd.com

(281) 634-1365


Language Testing Center:

1555 Independence Boulevard,

Missouri City, Texas 77489

(North-West corner of Progressive High School)

281-634-8465