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

Summer is winding down and many of you are preparing to help your children get ready for the next school year. Family support is one of the greatest gifts that you can give a child to help them do well in school.

Here are some events and activities that you and your family may want to sign up for or learn more about as you continue to be your child's best advocate. Read more about area opportunities 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 March 2nd? Send in your suggestions for a chance to win a t-shirt.
Free Second Sunday: Vaquerocation - August 12th at the ITC

As part of the citywide Kidcation\, which turns the city into a children’s playground for a last big outing before the school year\, the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will sponsor its annual “Vaquerocation\,” with activities centered on the legacy of the Texas Cowboy. Kids and families will have an 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.

UTSA football single-game tickets are on sale now.
ESC Region 20 Parent Resources Website- Updated

Equity Matters Summer Webinar Series

This summer, Ed Trust is hosting a series of webinars on evidence-based practices and policies that can drive improvement in struggling schools. Join us next Thursday, July 26, at 2pm ET f or “Ensuring Rigorous Learning for All Students,” where you’ll learn what advocates can do to spur state, district, and school leaders to ensure that every student has access to rigorous assignments that are aligned with standards; schools use time effectively to maximize adult and student learning; and students are placed in challenging, engaging courses that meet their needs.  Register Now
It's Time to Apply for the 2018 Fall Parent Leadership Academy-Deadline is September 15th

What is the Parent Leadership Academy?

The Parent Leadership Academy is a collaborative partnership of the Alamo Colleges, San Antonio College, Education Service Center, Region 20 Family Engagement Program, and San Antonio ISD Family Engagement Department, to enhance family engagement in the education of their families.

The Parent Leadership Academy is free and open to parents/caregivers in the Region 20 area who are interested in becoming a parent leader and advocate for the family and community.
Summer Cyberbulling Prevention
Children and adolescents may have more time to spend on their devices over the summer, and may rely on them more to stay in touch with friends. Cyberbullying happens year round. To prevent cyberbullying, parents and caregivers can learn the warning signs of cyberbullying and how to respond, and get familiar with the social media apps and sites that kids use frequently.