July 2017

Parent Engagement in Region 20
Dear Parents and Families,

We hope that you are making the most of your summer.  If you are looking for opportunities to learn more about college scholarships and financial aid, we have an event for you. Read about it in this July issue as well as other opportunities to become more engaged in your child's education. Please share this information with other families and let us know what ideas you have for future topics.

The Institute for P-20 Initiatives
Click Here and Get Ready to Donate to the CIS 
Stuff The Bus School Supply Drive 

Nippy Betz of The Scholarship Leadership Institute is a Guest Speaker.  Nippy Betz will be a featured speaker at the UTSA Downtown Campus on Saturday, July 22nd at 2:00 p.m. Topics to be covered during this 3-hour session will include college scholarships and financial aid. The event is free but space is limited. Families are welcome to attend. To register email Belinda.Harmon@utsa.edu

Summer Lunch Program is in Full Swing at the UTSA Downtown Campus. The University of Texas at San Antonio's Pre-freshman Engineering Program (PREP) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are giving kids 18-and-under access to nutritious meals and a college setting during the summer when school is out. The program is open to any child visiting the campus during the lunch time.
Play Games to Discover Career Interests
Kids.gov is a great resource for families, teachers and kids. If your kids like games, have them take a tour around "career town" and play some games to see what they may want to be when they grow up.  Continue Reading
San Antonio Public Library Mayor's Summer Reading Club & More
Children of all ages are invited to join the Mayor's Summer Reading Club or the Read-to-Me Club. By keeping track of the books they read (or listen to) children can earn a Summer Reading Certificate and can select a free paperback book to keep! The library even has a Lego Club. 
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Northwest Vista College Has Exciting Summer Opportunities 
If your child has an interest in making movies, solving mysteries, music production or drones, then you may want to learn more abou t the summer camp opportunities still available at Northwest Vista College.
UTSA's Institute for Texan Cultures hosts "Texas Freedom Colonias" - July 9th
Enjoy an educational day honoring the heritage of Texas' African American towns, settlements and the planners and preservationists that made them possible.