August 2018
Parent Engagement in Region 20
Dear Parents and Families,

It is "Back to School Time" in our community! Families are gathering school supplies and many wonderful organizations are hosting Back to School fairs. If you are able, pick up an extra school supply item and send it to your child's teacher so they may have it on hand when needed during the school year.

If you are looking for some extra math and reading enrichment for your child, read about the upcoming sessions at the UTSA Downtown campus. Learn more about upcoming academic activities for your child and education related topics impacting our community in this issue.

Belinda Harmon

P.S. What topics do you want us to cover at the upcoming P-20 Summit on Parent Engagement on Saturday, March 2nd? Save the date and send in your suggestions for a chance to win a t-shirt.
COEHD and P-20 collaborate to benefit community and UTSA students with Math and Reading Enrichment for Children

Families in the San Antonio community seeking enrichment experiences in math, reading and college access will find greater opportunities this fall at the UTSA Downtown Campus. The UTSA College of Education and Human Development’s Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching will offer its Support and Enrichment Experience (SEE) Math program and the Center for the Inquiry of Transformative Literacies’ Roadrunner Readers Program in collaboration with The Institute for P-20 Initiatives Parent Engagement Program to serve families with kindergarten through 6th grade children in a more holistic approach.
Community Resources Across All Region 20 Counties

Kimberly Baumgardner, Educational Specialist Manager, Family Engagement Manager at ESC 20 is happy to share that she now has Community Resources to share that are organized by all the counties they serve in Region 20. Thank you for the valuable resource ESC 20!

UTSA football single-game tickets are on sale now.
"Smithsonian Science How"

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Bring a Smithsonian Scientist into your classroom or home with Smithsonian Science How, a live television-style program streamed through the web that takes questions from students. The 25-minute program features the research and personalities of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, providing your students with positive STEM role models, information about science careers and pathways, and more!  

Smithsonian Science How delivers real-world science through free, live webcasts and teaching resources. 

Check out the webcast schedule to get started, or preview our talk-show format by watching a program from our webcast archives . Get related teaching resources
Texas’ New A-F Rating System for Schools, Explained
Next week, the Texas Education Agency will open its grade books and reveal scores that assess student achievement and academic growth for the state’s 1,200 school districts and more than 8,000 campuses.
The ratings will look different than they have in the past. Commissioner of Education Mike Morath told reporters Tuesday that this is the fairest accountability system Texas has ever used, aimed at getting all students to the same educational level, no matter the challenges they may face at home.
STEM Expo 2018 is September 15th at San Pedro Springs Park

Prepare for an event of STEM-tacular proportions! May no hamster ball go unturned and no rock wall be unclimbed. When you're a Girl Scout you come to conquer! Mark your calendars or preregister to reserve your spot. Open to friends, family, girls and boys of all ages.
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