Parent Engagement in Region 20
Friends and Families,

My name is Melissa Garcez and I am the new Program Coordinator for The Parent Engagement Program and The Center for Military Families.

Let me start off by telling you a little about myself. I love learning and taking any opportunity to be active with my child! I understand how strengthening your child's skills, getting in quality time and work schedules can be a struggle. Hopefully this newsletter provides you with the resources you need to discover new learning opportunities for you and your children.

Information about our UTSA summer camps, San Antonio summer camps, opportunities for parent training, community resources, military family happenings, as well as common college entry requests are included in this newsletter.

Happy Scrolling!
Get To Know UTSA
Roadrunner for a Day lasts approximately two hours and consists of a campus tour, a college going presentation by the Institute for P-20 Initiatives, and a UTSA student panel. These summer guided tours will take place Wednesday mornings at the main campus. 

UTSA Summer Camps
Welcome to The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio's summer camp destination.

This year, UTSA will offer science, engineering, architecture, sports, music, writing and language and culture camps for kids, teens and adults. Some camps are day-long programs; others last a week or two. But each of our camps offers participants the chance to have fun, make friends and learn something new.

Engineering Camp
Archaeology Camp
Girl CodeRunners is a FREE 5-day summer camp for female middle school students to give them first-hand experience of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). 
The summer camp will include hands-on activities to help the students explore and expand their understanding of
1. Webpage design using HyperText Markup Language (HTML)
2.Animation, gaming, storytelling using SCRATCH
3.Robotics using LEGO Mindstorm EV3 
Preforming Arts Camp

UTSA Performing Arts CAMP
This camp is an intensive workshop style camp for students 3rd to 8th grade interested in the Performing Arts, both onstage and behind the scenes. Instructors are all working professionals and college students in the field. Students will have lots of fun while learning their craft. Students will receive instruction in acting, voice, dance, theatre history, music theory, costuming, stage properties, and more. The PA Camp runs for two weeks each June and will culminate with a performance on the evening of the final day.
Military Families
Summer is quickly approaching and we are excited to announce that Little Warriors Camp is returning for 2019.

This annual FREE camp is for children of military - active duty, retired, veterans, and reservists. The first camp is scheduled for July 8-12, 2019 for children ages 8-10. The second camp is scheduled for July 15-19, 2019 for ages 11-13.
Registration now online and available on our website May 13 th -June 28 th .
Space is limited. To reserve your child's spot, contact Denise Smith at

Blue Star Museums, a program offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families, from Armed Forces Day, May 18, 2019, through Labor Day, September 2, 2019.
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will participate in this year’s Blue Star Museums, a program offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families, from Armed Forces Day, May 18, 2019, through Labor Day, September 2, 2019.

*EXCEPTION: Texas Folklife Festival, June 7 – 9 – festival admission in effect*

Community Resources
There are many events happening at your neighborhood library. Take advantage of crafts to make, DIY projects, story times, activities to enjoy, classes, workshops and friends to meet - all designed with school-age kids in mind. The best part is that all San Antonio libraries offer events throughout the day, evening, and even on the weekends!
Fri-Yay Fun Time
Branch Location Tobin Library
Friday, May 24, 2019, 3:45 – 4:45pm
Phone(210) 207-9040
Event Type(s): Anime & Manga
Audience : Kids, Teens
Come start your weekend with a fun movie and an activity or craft! All pre-teens/teens welcome!
Our Teen Tech Center is sponsored by Best Buy and established with the support of  The Clubhouse Network  to engage and inspire youth through the operations of the Teen Tech Center. Young people, ages 13 to 18, will have the opportunity to create art, music and animations; design science simulations and mobile applications; write and illustrate interactive poetry, stories, and film; build kinetic sculptures and robotic constructions; and design their own 3D worlds and games using state-of-the-art technology and professional software tools.
The Local Summer Programs Guide contains summer program information for children of all ages with varying interests within and around the Region 20 area.
Finding a Great Summer Program: A Checklist for Parents
Healthy Summer Meals for Kids
Where to find and search for summer camps!
Listings of all the summer camp offerings in the local area!

Upcoming ESC-20 FREE Parent Training

Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Stop the Summer Reading Slide!
Worried that your school-age child’s reading will “slide” during the summer? This training will include a wealth of at home strategies you can use to help your child stay on track with reading throughout the summer months.
**Interpreter provided by request.
Call 210-370-5430 by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, May 20th.
** Session ID: 53124 Webinar ID: 53205
Need some fun ideas for the summer to do with your children while they are home? Have no fear. Just click on the search button below and you will be directed to a variety of activities from scavenger hunts, to sight word hopping, to algebra everywhere!
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