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Summer 2022 programs and events offered by Uvalde CISD include:

  • Advanced Academics
  • ACE Summer Programs
  • Summer Fine Arts Academy
  • Bilingual/Dual Language
  • Summer Sports Camps
  • STEAM Camp
  • Intervention and Enrichment Programs

Click here for a list of programs and events offered by Uvalde CISD this summer.

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Barbara Powell - Steward
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San Antonio Public Library locations have resumed normal service every day of the week.

  • Contact-Free Pickup and free outdoor WiFi remain available.
  • Click here for hours and other details.
  • Texana/Genealogy services are still available only by phone, email, or through Ask MySAPL

The Caroline B and John H Kampmann San Antonio Public Library Portal at the Briscoe Western Art Museum connects the community with history by telling stories of the past through digital and print content. Museum visitors can relax in a comfortable living room inspired space to browse iPads filled with historically rich material collected and prepared by the San Antonio Public Library.

We provide free Wi-Fi for personal devices; access to non-circulating books from SAPL's Texana Collection and other collections; iPad stations with free access to ebooks, databases, and other digital resources; assistance with research related to local and Western history and culture.

Monday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Wednesday: 10:00 PM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

UMAST exists to provide educational leadership development opportunities to assist individuals in the pursuit of their career goals and interests.

Pedro Reyes - treasurer Send email

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Megan Schwamb - Steward Send email
0.54 miles away, 600 Soledad, San Antonio, TX, 78205 , D1
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San Antonio Public Library locations have resumed normal service every day of the week.

  • Contact-Free Pickup and free outdoor WiFi remain available.
  • Click here for hours and other details.
  • Texana/Genealogy services are still available only by phone, email, or through Ask MySAPL

580,257 volumes, including an extensive collection of Non-fiction located on the 2nd floor, Fiction located on the 5th floor, Media, Express and the Latino Collection and Resource Center located on the 1st floor, and Texana/Genealogy located on the 6th floor.

Special needs services and collections-including equipment are also available at the library-including the recent addition of the Children's Low Vision Reading Room on the 3rd floor.

The library contains an art gallery on the 1st floor with exhibits scheduled thought the year. As you explore the library you will also notice a number of art pieces from the library's collection situated throughout the library's seven-floor. On the 2nd floor, you can find the Marie Swartz Art Resource Center, which in partnership with the Southwest School of Art serves as the library of record for the School's BFA degree program.

VIA: 3, 4, 90, 95, 96, 97

Monday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Wednesday: 10:00 PM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Central Library
(210) 207-2500
0.54 miles away, 600 Soledad, San Antonio, TX, 78205 , D1
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San Antonio Public Library locations have resumed normal service every day of the week.

  • Contact-Free Pickup and free outdoor WiFi remain available.
  • Click here for hours and other details.
  • Texana/Genealogy services are still available only by phone, email, or through Ask MySAPL

Since 1995, the Texana/Genealogy Department has been located on the sixth floor of the Central Library at 600 Soledad Street downtown. The department occupies approximately 10,000 square feet. Within the Department are:

  • approximately 60,000 microforms
  • 75,000 books 
  • 110 drawers of archival files 
  • 11 map cabinets 
  • 300 cubic feet of archival collections.

Texana/Genealogy services are available by appointment, please call 210-207-2500, email, or through Ask MySAPL.

Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED
Heather Ferguson - Special Collections Manager
(210) 207-2559

The SAISD Community Education program identifies, assesses and promotes the learning needs and interests of the community by building relationships with families and local community businesses. The goal is to create partnerships with families and community members that will increase participation in family enrichment activities.

The program is designed to raise student academic performance, attendance, and retention which strengthen the community and increase opportunities of an improved quality of life. In collaboration with over 45 community partners, SAISD offers free community education classes in the following strands:

  • Family Literacy
  • Healthy and Active Lives
  • Financial Literacy
  • Digital Literacy
  • College & Career Exploration to include TSI Prep
  • Community Enrichment and Leadership

Community member attendance in these classes enhance and upgrade employment skills and provide exposure to resources and support from the community that markedly increase participant self-confidence and advance their education, which allow them to assist their children academically and be a role model for family and friends.

Click here for more information or call us at 210-554-2453.

Free.

Margarita Huantes Learning Center
(210) 554-2453

CommuniCare Health Centers partnered with Quest Diagnostics (Quest) to provide clinical laboratory testing and diagnostic services on-site at this location.

Quest offers online lab results. Click here to create a Quest online account.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Metropolitan Women's Campus
(210) 225-5930

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Heather Gayle - Steward

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Heather Gayle - Steward

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Esperanza Peace and Justice Center Gayle - Steward

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Esperanza Peace and Justice Center - Steward
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We are excited to reopen our doors to welcome you back to our YMCAs. However, we want to be absolutely certain that we can do so in a manner that ensures the health and safety of all our members, volunteers, and staff. Click here for details.

The Power Scholars Academy program, based on BELL’s evidence-based model, blends rigorous, small-group academic instruction with high-quality camp-like enrichment and community engagement activities.

This program is for students in grades K-8 who are struggling academically and who lack access to summer learning opportunities in their community.

Free

6.1/2 hours per day, 5 days per week, for 6 weeks.
1.72 miles away, 123 Ralph St, San Antonio, TX, 78204 , D5

Academic Aides help our members log on, communicate with their teachers, keep up with their schedules, finish their assignments,. and encourage them as they spend their day in front of a screen.

During breaks, staff members conduct games and activities to keep kids moving and energized.

Members bring:

  • Their own technology (Chromebook, iPad, or another device)
  • Online class schedule
  • Log-in info

In partnership with the San Antonio Food Bank, lunch, snack, and supper are provided.

Staff members ensure that these COVID safety protocols are followed:

  • Group sizes are small
  • Social distancing is observed
  • Masks are mandatory
  • Frequent handwashing
  • Frequent disinfecting of areas

Call for more information on how to register your child for Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio Full Day Programming.

1st-grade through 12th-grade students

$20 per month per child.

Monday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED *Except some school holidays

Project Transformation (PT) is a summer out-of-school program that brings together the 3 Cs: Children, College Students, and Churches.

Click here for registration and volunteer information.

Being a Reader™ provides comprehensive reading instruction, systematically developing both foundational skills and comprehension. This research-based program integrates rich literacy experiences with explicit social skills instruction and activities that foster students’ growth as responsible, caring, and collaborative people. 

Through an engaging combination of whole-class, small-group, and individualized instruction—including daily independent reading with teacher conferring—the Being a Reader program not only develops students’ reading proficiency, but also their love for reading and talking about books.

Being a Reader can be implemented as powerful, stand-alone Tier 1 instruction for grades K–2 or serve as a seamlessly integrated program within our comprehensive K–5 English Language Arts curriculum, Collaborative Literacy.

How It Works:
Being a Reader follows a continuum of reading development to meet each student at their instructional point of need and guide them to their next level of literacy through an engaging combination of whole-class, small-group, and individualized approaches. 

Each grade level includes either seven or eight instructional units organized around two instructional strands: Reading and Word Study.

The strands work together to develop comprehension, fluency, decoding strategies, word analysis, spelling, vocabulary, and independent reading. Progress monitoring and other assessment tools help teachers make informed, targeted instructional decisions to ensure reading success for every child.

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Dawn Castilleja - Manager of Educational Partnerships Send email
(817) 320-7928

Comprehensive Writing Instruction

Create a classroom culture of writing and collaboration.

Whether implemented as a standalone program or seamlessly integrated as a module in our comprehensive ELA curriculum, Collaborative Literacy, Being a Writer is a proven, research-based writing curriculum for grades K–5.

Combining a writing process approach with guided instruction, Being a Writer is student-centered, rigorous writing instruction for students in grades K–5. The program’s dual goals – fostering students’ growth as capable, skilled writers and caring, respectful members of their classroom community – make Being a Writer unique among writing curricula.

Grades: K-5

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Dawn Castilleja - Manager of Educational Partnerships Send email
(817) 320-7928

Collaborative Classroom Book Clubs for Grades 3-6.

Support Student Literacy, Strengthen Independent Reading, and Empower Small Group Learning.

When students love books, they can’t put them down and can’t resist talking about them. Inspire a love of literacy and explore a whole new way for readers to learn together through Collaborative Classroom Book Clubs.

Utilizing research-based best practices for small-group reading, Collaborative Classroom Book Clubs provide the foundational lessons for setting up independent, student-led book clubs and a variety of mini-lessons that can be used to support and deepen book discussions.

Great for use as either a companion to Collaborative Literacy or as a stand-alone program, Collaborative Classroom Book Clubs for grades 3-6 combines great books, differentiated small-group and individualized reading, and social skills development.

What’s Included:

  • A Teacher’s Manual containing lessons for Small-group Reading and Book Clubs
  • Sets of carefully selected, grade-appropriate fiction and nonfiction texts used during the lessons
  • Digital resources including articles, assessment forms, and images

Grades: 3-6.

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Dawn Castilleja - Manager of Educational Partnerships Send email
(817) 320-7928

Collaborative Literacy, aligned with TEKS and ELPS, is a rigorous, yearlong curriculum that addresses the core reading, writing, and speaking and listening skills that students need to thrive academically and socially. By integrating literacy instruction with social and emotional learning (SEL), Collaborative Literacy enables students’ development as readers and writers who think critically, while simultaneously fostering their growth as caring, collaborative, and principled people.

Collaborative Literacy transforms classrooms by:

  • Combining quality curriculum with diverse literature that enriches the educational experience for all students
  • Fully integrating academic content with social skills development in every lesson
  • Using formative and summative assessments to track student progress over time and make instructional decisions
  • Helping teachers create safe, supportive classrooms that are rigorous and culturally responsive

Embedded Professional Learning
Collaborative Literacy was designed to support teachers in their own learning as they engage in daily lessons. Professional learning is integrated seamlessly into Collaborative Literacy so that teachers hone their instructional techniques and implement cooperative structures and routines that build a strong sense of community in their classrooms.

Collaborative Literacy Modules:
When taught together, the modules of Collaborative Literacy-Being a Reader, Making Meaning, and Being a Writer-form a comprehensive, research-based ELA curriculum.

BEING A READER, GRADES K-2
Being a Reader is designed to help all students master the foundational skills and strategies required for reading success, through whole-class shared reading and differentiated decoding instruction. It was developed to help teachers meet their students where they are developmentally and to create an environment in which all students can grow as readers, independent learners, and caring members of the classroom community.

MAKING MEANING, GRADES K-5
Making Meaning focuses on building students’ awareness and orchestration of comprehension strategies. Lessons are designed to deepen teachers' understanding of effective reading comprehension instruction as they facilitate student thinking about literature, supporting the development of critical thinking and a life-long love of reading. Carefully selected nonfiction and fiction read-aloud trade books provide a diverse, rich, and rewarding experience as students encounter increasingly complex texts and build their vocabulary.

BEING A WRITER, GRADES K-5
Being a Writer offers student-centric writing instruction that fosters students' growth as skilled writers and caring members of the community. This module integrates close reading of exemplar texts, critical thinking about texts, and authentic writing for a variety of purposes and audiences.

GUIDED SPELLING, GRADES 3-5
Guided Spelling provides systematic word-study instruction, by engaging students in thinking about how the English language works through the study of spelling patterns, inflectional endings, base words and affixes, and syllabication strategies. Students develop their ability to read grade-level vocabulary and to apply their growing spelling knowledge to their own writing.

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Contact Dawn Castilleja to schedule a presentation.
Dawn Castilleja Send email
(817) 320-7928

Whole-Class Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary:

Making Meaning provides a full year of research-based, whole-class reading comprehension and vocabulary instruction, using increasingly complex texts across a wide range of genres for grades 3–5.

The program offers complete support for daily independent reading, integrated development of social skills, regular student-teacher conferences, and optional integrated book clubs.

Making Meaning can be implemented as powerful, stand-alone instruction for grades 3–5 or serve as a seamlessly integrated program within our comprehensive K–5 English Language Arts curriculum, Collaborative Literacy.

Grades: 3-5.

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Dawn Castilleja - Manager of Educational Partnerships Send email
(817) 320-7928

SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) is a research-based decoding intervention program proven to help new and struggling readers in grades K-12 build skills and confidence for fluent, independent reading.

The SIPPS program provides a structured literacy approach to foundational skills instruction through explicit instructional routines focused on phonological awareness, spelling-sounds, and sight words.

The systematic scope and sequence supports students who struggle with decoding, including students identified with dyslexia, in an accelerative approach. Each SIPPS level corresponds to a specific stage of reading development: simple alphabetic, spelling pattern, and polysyllabic/morphemic. Daily SIPPS lessons and reading practice in appropriate texts help readers achieve automaticity and accuracy, which in turn allow them to focus on comprehension.

Whether used as a stand-alone intervention or integrated to support foundational skills in Collaborative Literacy programs, the SIPPS program allows students to:

  • Respond orally during the foundational skills routines and receive immediate, strategic feedback.
  • Demonstrate mastery of learning at regular intervals through criterion-referenced tests.
  • Read controlled-vocabulary text to practice the words and concepts taught.
  • Engage with books at appropriate levels to build fluency and increase confidence.

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Contact Dawn Castilleja to schedule a presentation.
Dawn Castilleja - Education Consultant Send email
(817) 320-7928

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Mary Field - Steward