August 2017

Parent Engagement in Region 20
Dear Parents and Families,

As you prepare to go back to school, read about the many ways you can become more engaged in your child's education.  Whether you are looking for homework help for your student or looking for upcoming activities, we have compiled some helpful information in our August newsletter.  Please share this information with other families and let us know what ideas you have for future topics.

The Institute for P-20 Initiatives
  Vaquerocation at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures Signals the End of Summer
This Weekend
Vaquerocation Offers Last Big Family Outing at ITC Before the School Year on Sunday, August 13th
Kids and families will have a free opportunity to interact with cowboy docents, practice their skills at roping, learn about life on the cattle drives, make their own spurs, grab a seat for cowboy story time, and work on cowboy-themed hands-on crafts at the Institute of Texan Cultures. 
UTSA Family of the Year Contest Deadline is
September 1st
The UTSA Family of the Year essay contest is intended to celebrate the supportive role families play in the lives of students of the University community. 
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ESC-20 Announces Schedule of Free Parent Trainings for the 2017-2018 School Year
Education Service Center-20 has just released their 2017-2018 schedule of free training sessions and workshops for parents. Training can be provided in Spanish with 48 hour advanced notice. A variety of topics will be covered this year.
Khan Academy Offers Free Tools to Help Your Child with Homework
If you haven't heard of Khan Academy, you are missing out. Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners of all ages to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. They tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.

Instill a Love of Math

Early math lessons can help children establish a strong base for the rest of their lives. Check out these helpful tips from PBS on why and how to instill a love of math in your children.

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Cafe College Offers Many Free Events in August
Don't miss the many events going on this month at Cafe College for DACA/Dreamer students, high school juniors, scholarship seekers and more.