May 2017

Parent Engagement in Region 20
Dear Parents and Families,

May brings many new opportunities for you to become more engaged in your child's education. The UTSA Institute for P-20 Initiatives reminds you that your child can develop a love for learning that will last a lifetime. Please share this information with other families and let us know what ideas you have for future topics.

The Institute for P-20 Initiatives
 Summer Means Enrichment Opportunities

Sign up for St. Philip's MESA FREE STEM Summer Camp!
FREE STEM Summer Program! Motivating and Engaging with STEM Activities (MESA)provides an opportunity for high school students to improve their math skills; through personalized small group computer aided instruction.  Continue Reading

The interactive Technology Experience Center (iTEC) is hosting one of the many camps at the UTSA campuses this summer. iTEC camps are for kinder through 12th grade students and focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. 

St. Mary’s University will offer a variety of summer day camps designed to inspire and inform students. Camps vary in length and subject. Many camps are designed for middle school or high school students, while some (like VolleyTots) are for much younger participants.

Destination College Week to Host Parent Seminars
Destination College Week will host Parent Seminars for Elementary and Middle School Parents. The seminars will be held at Cafe College on May 2nd, 3rd and 4th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Continue Reading
Online Courses Available for Students
The  Texas Education Agency (TEA) provides online courses to eligible students through the  Texas Virtual School Network (TXVSN). The TXVSN is made up of two components—the course catalog and the full-time online schools. Continue Reading
Stop the Summer Reading Slide!
Worried that your school-age child’s reading will “slide” during the summer? This training will include a wealth of at-home strategies you can use to help your child stay on track with reading throughout the summer months. It will be held on May 17th from 9 a.m. to noon. T his training will be provided via webinar. Please email  to receive the webinar link. 

Resources for Military Families
We are highlighting resources that help military families and children thrive. 
Check out these articles to find educational opportunities for military-connected children affected by mobility, family separation, and more. Continue Reading

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