Join San Angelo ISD and community partners for a free, family-friendly Community Resource Night, “Manos a la Obra”, on Tuesday, March 21st from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at Lincoln Middle School located at 255 Lake View Heroes Dr, San Angelo, TX 76903. The event is an opportunity for SAISD families to learn more about our bilingual program and resources offered throughout San Angelo while enjoying fun like:
- children’s book giveaways,
- snacks and refreshments,
- activities with our Lake View High School Ambassadors student group,
- San Angelo READS! story time read alouds, and more.
SAISD is proud to host this evening of fun and information on our SAISD Bilingual Program, and to connect our families to vital and helpful resources in our community. Now in its third year, our Bilingual Program utilizes the students' primary language of Spanish as a resource while acquiring full proficiency in English including listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Developing a child’s home language is critical for developing their English language skills. Research has shown that English Learners who receive bilingual instruction at an early age are more successful academically and have higher achievements in later grades.
“At SAISD, we are empowering our students with more chances of landing a good job or advancing in their careers through our Bilingual Program and other resources. We are also allowing the students to show pride in their culture, ¡Orgullo Bilingue! It’s one more way we celebrate all the ways our students are smart,” said SAISD Director of Bilingual and English Language Learners Christy Diego.
SAISD extends our appreciation to our community partners and resources who are joining us to help make this a fun and impactful event for our families including Children’s Advocacy Center, La Esperanza Clinic, West Texas Rehab Center, Howard College, Adult Literacy Council, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of the Concho Valley, Autism Alliance Council of the Concho Valley, Concho Valley Community Action Committee, West Texas Legal Aid, the JPW Learning Center and more. To stay up-to-date on San Angelo ISD, please visit the SAISD website at www.saisd.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and for more information on the Bilingual Program continue reading below.
More on the San Angelo ISD Bilingual Program - ¡Orgullo Bilingüe!
SAISD is committed to all English Language Learner's (EL) language and academic needs. The SAISD Bilingual Program is designed to provide Spanish-speaking students the opportunity to be English Proficient by the 3rd grade. The program builds knowledge and learning of academic subjects in a child's first language and English while instilling self-assurance, confidence and cultural pride. Click here to learn more, and here for a glimpse into the program.