The Family Engagement Program was created to support schools and staff by engaging families to be empowered partners in their child’s education. We work towards this goal by building engagement opportunities for parents, staff, and the community that are linked to learning. The parent engagement opportunities are held at various Northside ISD Title I & III campuses and are based on campus and family needs. Participants receive current researched information on how to support their children and cope with the vast changes in our society. Family engagement opportunities are customized to campus goals and needs, in addition to providing ongoing family workshops that have been offered yearly to our community. Below are some of the services offered through the Family Enagement Program.
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 language? NISD's Title I & III Family Engagement Program is now offering FREE classes to teach adults communication skills in English for everyday life. Participants will learn to read, write, and speak the English Language in common everyday situations. Workbooks will be provided and participants will get hands on help from a Northside ISD Instructor.
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.
It's not easy raising children in today's hectic world. Every family needs help from time to time. Join us to discuss with others how to handle difficult behaviors while staying calm and helping your child do what is right. This FREE six week course gives families new skills to turn stressful situations around and motivate children to make better choices. Light refreshments are provided for evening classes and quality childcare is provided for all workshops.
Northside Family Engagement has targeted support for Title I schools through a Family Liaison who is dedicated to that school. The Family Liaisons at the schools are there to provide support and engage families in a way that connects them to learning. Family Liaisons enhance families and staff members in their everyday efforts. They provide opportunities to enage families in authentic ways that support learning. We believe in empowering families so they are active partners at Northside schools.
PreK 4 SA: Getting Families Kinder Ready
The Family Enagement Program is very excited to have a PreK for SA Family Liaison who is focused on getting families ready for Kindergarten. This Liaison is working with preschool families within the city limits to provide information about Kindergarten, what skills children need, and how families can be empowered partners during the transition from preschool to Kindergarten.
Literacy Happens at Home
The Northside Family Engagement Program has been awarded a grant through House Bill 4 that supports early childhood intervention and development. We have 4 Preschool Liaisons that are working in every Northside school to provide early literacty activities, skills, and support to families. Our Preschool Teachers and Liaisons are teaming up all over the district to build relationships with families and empower them to partner with our schools to support early literacy.
Family Engagement Staff
Northside ISD Family Engagement Program
5651 Grissom Road
San Antonio, TX 78238
(210)397-8930 / (210)706-8723 (fax)
Coordinator: Yolanda Chapman
Specialist: Enedelia Gomez
Specialist: Maria Hernandez
Secretary: Sandra Rincand-Idrogo