Parent Place

Parent Place & Clothing Closet
112 Church Street
Open Tuesdays & Wednesdays,
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Tuesdays with Lee Davis, Devine Intermediate Reading Interventionist
Every 3rd Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. in the Parent Place (across the street from Intermediate)
Topic for October 17th: Continuing---Encouraging a Growth Mindset---Change Your Words...Change Your Mindset...The POWER of WORDS

For Details and Information Call:
Mickie Schulze: 210-313-3736


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ESC-20 Parent Perusals:

Upcoming September FREE Parent Trainings held at ESC-20

To register: Call Lori Williams at 210-370-5466 or email


Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. –It’s not too late to register!

Overview of Statewide Resources for Progress in the General Curriculum

During this training, you will learn what resources are available to help you navigate the world of special education.  We will look at resources that include state and federal laws, Individual Educations Plans (IEP), accommodations, appropriate instruction and several other topics.  Computers will be available for you to use as we look at each resource.  There will be plenty of time for you to browse the different resources on your own and ask questions. 

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5466 by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, September 11th. **

This training will be provided via webinar. Please email to receive the webinar link. 


Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Read Aloud Workshop (PreK-3rd grade)

The Read-Aloud Workshop is geared for families of preK-3rd grade and teaches parents how to establish an effective and fun at-home reading routine with their child. Developed by The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk at UT Austin, the read-aloud routine focuses on asking questions and introducing age-appropriate vocabulary. Every parent participant is provided a read-aloud routine card to guide their session, a nonfiction reader, and an accompanying vocabulary handout.

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5466 by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, September 18th. **

This training will be provided via webinar. Please email to receive the webinar link. 


Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

STAAR Accommodations

In this training, parents will come to understand what accommodations are, how to support their child with accommodations at home and the allowable accommodations for the STAAR assessment.

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5466 by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, September 25th **

This training will be provided via webinar. Please email to receive the webinar link. 


Wednesday, September 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Dares, Drugs and Dangerous Teen Trends

Are you really in the know about drugs, dares, and dangerous technology trends? This training is designed to increase drug, alcohol, and technology awareness for all members of the school community. Parents attending this training will learn the latest trends and will be amazed at the different ways our students are hiding drugs. You will also learn about dangerous apps and technology trends affecting the school community.

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5466 by 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26th. **

This training will be provided via webinar. Please email to receive the webinar link. 


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To download the full catalog of the 2017-2018 parent trainings, go to and click on Training Sessions.



Parent Leadership Academy (application attached)---Deadline to apply is  Monday, September 11th.

I’m excited to announce we are recruiting for the 3rd cohort for the Parent Leadership Academy which is a joint partnership with Alamo Colleges, San Antonio College, 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 all parents within the Region 20 area interested in becoming a parent leader and advocate for their family and community.


The purpose of the Parent Leadership Academy is to empower parents to have a leadership role in the education of their families, and become positive, active education advocates in the community. The Parent Leadership Academy will also serve to increase access and knowledge to a college going culture.


We will only be accepting 75 parents to participate in the 2017 Fall Cohort.

Upon completion of the Fall Academy, there will be a graduation ceremony to celebrate and honor your commitment and work!


Click here for specific information about the requirements and application.  Please take a look so you have an understanding of the academy, all you will be learning and the requirements for completion and graduation!


To apply for the 2017 Fall Parent Leadership Academy:


  1. Submit the application online at
  2. Email or fax the attached application to or or or or fax to 210-370-5755.
  3. Drop off or mail the completed application to Helen Torres at San Antonio College (1819 N. Main Avenue), Fletcher Building Room #214.
  4. Deadline to apply is Monday, September 11th.




Educational/Parenting Tips & Resources

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Countdown to School Success Booklet

A month-by-month guide filled with the advice, tools, and online resources you'll need to help your children have a school year packed with fun and learning.

What's inside:

-----Talking with your child's teacher / Homework helpers Easy ways to get involved at school / Fun family activities


The start of school is the most exciting time of the year for students!

They want to meet their teachers, catch up with their friends, and begin exploring a whole new world of knowledge. As exciting as these first weeks of school are, your children can't do this on their own. They need your help to get ready—now and every day. You need to read aloud to young children to reinforce the importance of literacy. You have to be ready to help them when they're stuck on homework. You should make sure they have a nutritious lunch every day. You need to build relationships with their teachers so you're all working together to provide your children the best learning experience possible. Helping your children with school is one of your most important jobs as a parent. That's why the U.S. Department of Education, National PTA, and Parenting have teamed up to bring you Countdown to School Success. This booklet takes you step-by-step through the typical school-year calendar, explaining how you can help your children at home, support them in the classroom, and assist their teachers as they address each of your children's unique abilities. We hope your whole family enjoys following this road map to the exciting year ahead.

Download it here.


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1.Reach out to your kids’ teachers. Attend meet-the teacher night, orientation, or other welcome events, but don't stop there. Make a point of introducing yourself and learning about class activities and expectations for the year. Find out how each teacher prefers to communicate.

Many use e-mail as the main form of contact, but phone calls and conferences (make an appointment first) are usually welcome, too. For more advice on building a parent-teacher relationship that will last the entire year, as well as links to all the websites featured in this guide, go to


2.Get in the groove. Establish healthy at-home routines for school days, such as consistent waking times and getting-ready patterns. Decide on a regular homework time, and create a comfortable, quiet work space. Set bedtimes that allow elementary-age kids to get 10 to 12 hours of sleep; teens should get 8½ to 9½ hours.


3.Time things right. Stay on top of everyone's school, activity, and work schedules with a free online calendar or a smartphone app.


4.Pack smart. Make sure your child's backpack never weighs more than 10 to 20 percent of his body weight; heavy packs can strain developing muscles and joints. Encourage your child to use both straps, and tighten them so the pack hangs close to the body, about two inches above your child's waist.


5.Commit to volunteering. With help from parents like you, your school can offer many more programs and services for your kids. Join your school's PTA and ask about volunteer opportunities in the school community and your children's classrooms. National PTA's “Three for Me” campaign encourages parents to pledge to volunteer at least three hours during the school year. Go to for more information.


Community Events & Resources


UTSA Support & Enrichment Experience (SEE) Math

Do you want to help your child improve their problem solving skills? SEE Math offers support and enrichment in math and science through hands-on approaches and meaningful connections for 1st through 5th graders. See attached flyer for more information!

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College Access Summit

Event is FREE, but registration is required!

Thursday, September 21, 2017; 8:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m.


At this free event, you will…

  • Explore K-12, undergraduate, graduate programs
  • Share ideas and connect with educational/community leaders
  • Meet P-20 students and learn about their educational experiences
  • Celebrate San Antonio's progress toward college access for all


Register HERE.


Texas Transition Conference

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The Texas Transition Conference is accepting applications for parent and student stipends. This opportunity is provided annually as a grant from the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities. Information and applications are available at

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We are excited to kick off DisABILITY Employment Awareness Month with an honored special guest: Monty Chamberlain | Employment Recruitment Coordinator, IDD & Behavioral Health Services Cross Division Office- TEXAS Health and Human Services.


Mr. Chamberlain will provide information with EFSA about the Texas Health and Human Services Commission/DADS Employment Recruitment Coordinator project that has taken him across the state of Texas speaking with disability employment providers, businesses and human resources professionals.  In his travels across Texas working with providers on Employment First principled efforts that can enhance opportunities with employers, Mr. Chamberlain has unique information to share with the EFSA Network Event attendees concerning employers, potential jobs, and the skill sets needed for employment. 



Please RSVP to:  or text (210) 331-0835



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FREE Teen Transition Program

This program is offered through the Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas that will begin on October 7th. This program helps teens with epilepsy navigate the transition into adulthood with their peers. We meet on Saturdays once a month from 10:30-12:30 PM at our office (10615 Perrin Beitel Rd, San Antonio, TX 78217).  Guest speakers will be brought in to speak with parents while teens meet and work on activities related to Transition topics.

For more information, contact:

Sophia Aguilera

Program Manager

Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas

10615 Perrin Beitel Rd Ste 602  | San Antonio, TX 78217

Ph: 210.653.5353  |  Fax: 210.653.5355

Email:   |  Web:


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LD Simulation

"Walking in the Shoes of a Child with Learning Disabilities"

In conjunction with the Trinity University School Psychology Program
Saturday, September 16, 2017 9am-12pm

On Saturday, September 16, parents, teachers, university students, and others will experience the disorienting world of dyslexia, dysgraphia, and other learning differences. Using mirrors and other tools, graduate students from Trinity University will guide participants as they try to read, do arithmetic, and other academic tasks. To most, this is a powerful experience that solicits compassion, respect, and tearful emotion for anyone who faces such challenges 24 hours a day.

Please click here to RSVP for this event


This event is free and open to the public

For more information or to RSVP, please contact the Development Office at (210) 615-7485 or at



Kimberly Baumgardner, M.Ed.

Educational Specialist Program Manager, Family Engagement

Education Service Center, Region 20

1314 Hines Avenue

San Antonio, TX 78208

Ph: (210) 370-5431

Fax: (210) 503-6396

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