We are here to support our staff, families and community partners in engaging in highly effective practices that bring stakeholders together for student success. We believe in the incredible collective power that SCHOOLS, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS have in ensuring the lifelong success of EACH AND EVERY CHILD.
What We Believe
We believe families and schools are valued and trusted partners who share in the commitment and responsibility of educating our children.
We believe families, schools, and community organizations can engage, connect, and use partnerships to design and take action on outcomes that benefit our children.
We believe that positive relationships between families and schools serve to strengthen our collective leadership for the betterment of the community.
School and Parents Partnership
Teachers really want and need your support. Research shows that one of the best tools for student success is having families engaged in their child's education. Every child benefits from a strong partnership between home, community, and school. We invite and welcome all families to engage and learn how to positively impact and support your child’s education! After all, as parents, you are your child’s first teacher. By becoming involved - the potential to reach your child’s goals has limitless possibilities.
As part of our family outreach for student success we not only provide education and support to families - but we also train faculty and staff in strengthening the vital school + parent partnership in an effort to build capacity across the district in highly effective Family and Community Engagement.
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The Northside Family Engagement Center exists in the heart of the 78228 zip code to serve the community, families, and district as a whole. This center is the home to the Family Engagement Program, the Northside Clothes Closet, and many other empowerment programs. Come be part or our community and serve Northside by volunteering to be part of this vibrant program.
Each year Northside brings families together to discuss important issues impacting our children. Come be part of a movement that is passionate, empowered, supportive, and brave as we explore together what is relevant to families. Come be part of the planning committee that is planning next years conference right now!
These one time only workshops are for all family members wanting to enhance their skills and/or learn new ways to support their child’s academic success. Topics include “How to Help my Child with Math Homework”, “Building Self Esteem in Children”, "Keeping Children Safe in a Digital World," and many more. Quality childcare is provided along with opportunities to win great door prizes and the cost is FREE to all Northside families.
Would you like to learn the English as a Second Language? Come join our FREE English Classes. Registration is now open for the fall semester. Click on the title to learn more about these classes.
This FREE six-week series of workshops is for parents, grandparents, guardians and other adult caregivers with children ages 3 and 4 years old. Adult participants will get hands-on experience on how to create and teach literacy at home. The children will learn to identify colors, numbers, letters and much more. Two FREE books are given to each student at every session and adult participants will receive a $25 H.E.B. gift card upon completion of the course. (One gift card per participating family.) Quality childcare is provided.
Parenting today can be hard with so many demands on children and families. How can families resolve conflict and improve communication so everyone grows? What is the best way to improve children's behavior at home? How can we help our children deal with complicated emotions? These are things all parents or guardians wonder about. Come joins us for a series that supports family members that are parenting today.
Did you know the path to college starts as early as 4th grade? What does it take to get into college and what can families do to help their children succeed? What kind of help is there to pay for college and are there programs in Northside to help students get ahead? Join us for this free series designed to empower families as we explore the road map to college together.
The Northside Family Engagement has partnered with the Health Collaborative to provide a safe place of support and resources for families that are foster, kinship, or grandparents raising grandchildren. Come be part a group that comes together monthly to share experiences, get new information, exchange resources, and build community.
Family Engagement Staff
Northside ISD Family Engagement Center
5223 Blessing St.
San Antonio, TX 78228
(210)397-8930 / (210)706-8723 (fax)
Coordinator: Yolanda Chapman
Specialist: Enedelia Gomez
Specialist: Maria Hernandez
Secretary: Sandra Rincand-Idrogo