October Newsletter
Family Engagement in Region 20
Families and Friends,

Fall is a busy time for High School Seniors. Seniors can now apply to college, submit their FAFSA , TAFSA and take their SAT. Please let your student know that their high school counselors have many college readiness resources. If you need some guidance, please email me! I enjoyed responding to your emails regarding college readiness and event information last month.

Your October Newsletter contains community events, educational articles and mostly importantly, where to get help applying to college.

Happy Autumn!

Thank you for sharing our newsletter.
Queridos Familias y Amigos,

El Otoño es un momento ocupado para los estudiantes de high school. Ahora los estudiantes de los grados once y doce pueden solicitar la universidad, presentar su FAFSA y tomar su SAT. Por favor, avise a su estudiante que sus consejeros de secundaria tienen todos sus recursos de preparación para la universidad. Si siente que necesita ayuda, ¡por favor envíeme un correo electrónico! Me gustó responder a correos electrónicos relacionados con la preparación para la universidad y la información del evento el mes pasado.

Su Boletín de Octubre contendrá una gran variedad de eventos comunitarios, artículos educativos y, sobre todo, informacion específico para la inscripción a la universidad.

Feliz Otoño!
Gracias por compartir nuestro boletín.

Need to Apply to College!
The Financial Aid Application is now open!
All US citizens and certain eligible non-citizens (such as permanent residents) can apply for financial aid using the  FAFSA . This must be done each year and the FAFSA is a free service.  You should never pay to fill out a FAFSA . The FAFSA application requires a federal school code or for you to select what school(s) you want your application to be sent. 
The UTSA federal school code is 010115.
Non-citizen students must submit a paper  TASFA  with all applicable documents by the January 15 deadline to the One Stop Enrollment Center .
Note: Parents of dependent students should submit their 2018 IRS tax transcript or signed tax return.
You should never pay to fill out a FAFSA .
TASFA en español.
UTSA Community Events
BESTFEST is a public festival hosted at UTSA each fall during Homecoming Weekend. Sponsored by Roadrunner Productions (RP), Student Activities, and UTSA, the event features dozens of food, beverage, and game booths run by student and faculty/staff organizations, as well as interactive activities, musical entertainment, carnival rides and a fireworks display. This year the festival will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 , from 4 - 11 p.m. in the parking lot in front of the Convocation Center.
UTSA Day is one of the best ways to get introduced to UTSA because we turn the whole university into a giant open house! At UTSA Day, you can attend talks from our academic colleges, explore the campus and housing spaces, and connect with UTSA faculty, staff and students.
Family Community Events
Saturday, Oct. 19th, 2019 
About the Celebration
FREE Admission: Join us on Saturday, October 19th for Northwest Vista's annual Halloween party.
Bring the whole family - the event will start at 4pm with trick-or-treating for the kids, bouncy houses, arts and crafts, a haunted house for older kids, a costume contest for adults and kids.
A variety of food trucks will also be on hand. The movie "The Addams Family" will play at 7pm near the campus lake. 
Join KLRN Kids for FREE family fun at Mission Marquee Plaza for our annual KLRN KIDS Fall Festival, featuring special appearances by Luna, from Let's Go Luna! We encourage you to wear your favorite child-friendly costume as we share program previews of some of our favorite PBS KIDS Halloween programs and hands-on activities.
Únase a los niños de KLRN para disfrutar de la diversión familiar GRATIS en la Plaza Mission Marquee para nuestro Festival de Otoño KLRN KIDS, que presenta presentaciones especiales de Luna, de Let's Go Luna! Le animamos a usar su traje infantil favorito mientras compartimos las vistas previas de algunos de nuestros programas favoritos de Halloween y actividades prácticas de PBS KIDS.
Special Appearances by Luna:
San Antonio Public Library
Military Families
4819 - Grants and Scholarships Webinar
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 11:00:00 AM CDT - 12:00:00 PM CDT
This webinar is written for parents. Professionals who work with military-connected children may find it useful, but please remember the target audience is parents. Resources discussed and provided are also intended for parents to use at home with their children.
This is an interactive webinar offering research-based information and ideas for participants.
How to Help Your Child Succeed
  • Focus on the process, not the product.
  • Encourage kids to self-advocate.
  • Maintain a healthy sleep schedule.
  • Love the child you have.
  • Overschedule.
  • Worship grades.
  • Encourage helplessness.
  • Compare kids to one another.
  • Love kids based on their performance.
College Readiness
Send us your family's pictures attending one of our posted events and we will share! Looking forward to seeing you!
Envíenos las fotos de su familia asistiendo a uno de nuestros eventos publicados y compartiremos! ¡Esperamos verlo!

Please attach photo release form.
Please email if you have any comments or questions.
Si tiene preguntas o comentarios, por favor envía un correo electrónico.
Click on my email address to respond.