Parents and Families Newsletter
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.
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Don’t forget to make plans to attend this year’s Virtual English Learner Family Engagement Event!
Here are the topics that will be covered at this year's conference:
Are you looking for educational opportunities for yourself? Visit our Family Supports page to find community resources available near you. Resources range from adult English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to trainings on technology. Discover other great community resources opportunities on our Community Partners page.
Check out the Student Resources page for links for your child to practice their language skills through activities and quizzes. This page provides great resources as your child explores next steps beyond high school.
Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES)
Visit SSES.tea.texas.gov to learn more about Supplemental Special Education Services and how eligible families of students with significant and complex disabilities can qualify for up to $1,500 per child to purchase special educational resources and services.
Getting Ready for Summer
Brain Breaks at Home
Help your child de-stress and get some extra movement. These activities can be done in under five minutes.
1. Use chalk on a sidewalk to create a sensory path that includes movement such as, “hop,” “spin around,” and “jump up and down.”
2. Invite your child to tell silly jokes.
3.Try some mindful coloring or drawing activities.
4. Have a dance party with your child’s favorite music.
For more brain breaks to use at home visit the Understood.org website.
Parents and families have shown great resilience throughout the past year, due to the school closures. Research has found that parents and families have implemented some of the following strategies to de-stress:
Find a self-care activity that works for you such as: exercising, painting, listening to music.
Consider creating a schedule so you can build healthy and consistent habits.
Set time apart for a family activity (pizza night, cooking together, playing board games).
Box Breathing Exercise
Watch this video, to practice a simple relaxation technique known as Box Breathing.
Take Some Time for You and Your Family
Supporting English Learners in Texas
Contact us at :https://www.txel.org/contact/