April 2017


Parent Engagement in Region 20
P-20 NEWSLETTER
Dear Parents and Families,

April 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
 
 Focus on Career Exploration with Your Child at the 5th Annua l Parent Summit 
on Saturday, May 6th
& Volunteer for This Event
The P-20 Summit on Parent Engagement is Saturday, May 6th
Career Exploration will be the focus of the 5th annual P-20 Summit on Parent Engagement scheduled for Saturday, May 6th  at the UTSA Downtown Campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parents and their 6th to 10th grade students are invited to attend and interact with career professionals and explore career pathways. College awareness information will also be provided. Volunteers from a variety of careers are also needed to help with this event. Register today and enjoy a complimentary lunch. Seating is limited. See attached flyers. FMI contact Belinda.Harmon@utsa.edu or call
210-458-2904.


The San  Antonio Regional College Fair is April 18th
Do you know a child who is college bound? The San Antonio Regional College Fair will be held at the UTSA Main Campus on Tuesday evening, April 18th. All college bound students and families are invited to visit with over 100 college and universities from across the country. See the attached flyer and register today.  
ESC Region 20 Has Summer Activities to Keep Learning Active and Fun During the Summer!

ESC Region 20 has updated their  summer activities guide and it is available online!
It is FULL of activities to help you help your child (ren) keep learning fun through the summer. Research clearly indicates year after year that all students experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. AS a parent, you can help your child avoid this learning loss!
The summer activities guide provides activity ideas for toddlers through early High School in all content areas! The guide also includes a plethora of web resources and online activities!
Click here to directly go to their page: http://www.esc20.net/users/gendocs/FamilyEngagement/SpEd/Summer/Summer_Activity_Ideas.pdf
To find the guide, go to www.esc20.net/parentresources ---click on summer resources on the left hand side of topics. It is easily downloadable
AERA Brings Conference to San Antonio and Relevant Sessions to Parents, Students and Community Members
Parents, Families,Students and Advocates are invited to attend sessions as part of the 2017 American Education Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting being held in San Antonio from April 27-May 1, 2017. Division J sessions are intended for the community and will focus on college and career knowledge, college readiness and college access regarding the relevant topics listed below. Register today with Eventbrite. 


   
Graduation
Thousands of Roadroadrunners to Celebrate Graduation at
Spring Commencement 
 

UTSA Spring 2017 Commencement ceremonies are fast approaching. More than 4,000 UTSA students will receive their degrees in one of three ceremonies scheduled on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14 at the Alamodome.

UTSA's first spring Commencement ceremony begins at 10 a.m., May 13 and honors graduates from the College of Liberal and Fine Arts, the College of Public Policy and University College.

Students who are earning a degree from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Business and College of Engineering will walk the stage on May 13 at 4 p.m.

The third ceremony, scheduled at 2 p.m. on May 14, will recognize graduates from the College of Education and Human Development and the College of Sciences.

Admission to Commencement is free and it’s open to the public, however there is a fee for parking.

UTSA class rings are also available to 2017 graduates. One of UTSA's most unique traditions, the rings sleep in the Alamo the night before the Ring Ceremony, when students receive this lasting symbol in front of family, friends and university dignitaries. UTSA Ring ordering and pricing information can be found here.

Learn more about UTSA graduation and UTSA Commencement.