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The Future is Now-Parent engagement conference Feb. 29

Tomorrow’s leaders soaring to new heights.

Calling all Pre-K and Kinder families!
Join us at Canutillo ISD’s 4th Annual
Family Engagement Conference

Come engage with your children in a variety of hands on learning sessions focused on early childhood literacy, writing, math, science, and social emotional development. 

Saturday, February 29, 2020
Alderete Middle School
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Available Sessions:

Engaging Activities for Children in a World of Technology /Actividades atractivas para niños en un mundo de tecnología

Ideas to decrease screen time and help build your child’s language through simple games and activities. Games will be adjustable for a variety of ages and developmental levels.

Ideas para disminuir el tiempo frente a la pantalla y ayudar a desarrollar las habilidades lingüísticas y el vocabulario de su hijo a través de juegos y actividades simples. Los juegos serán adaptables para una variedad de edades y niveles de desarrollo. La presentación dirigida por un patólogo del habla y un maestro de educación especial.


PreK teachers will present several fun letter activities that you can use at home. 

Activities that will be presented are: 

  • Alphabet Arc- children will match capital and lower case letters on a mat.
  • Alphabet Match- children will match magnetic letters on a cookie sheet.
  • Rice Box Activity- There are many ways to use this activity. Children can find hidden letters in a container and match lowercase to capital letters. You can hide the letters in their name and they can match the letters up to the ones on their nameplate. Children can find letters and match them up on a cookie sheet.
  • Shaving Cream Letters- children will practice letter formation with this fun activity.


Hands-on and Engaging Name Activities. A step-by- step Guide for parents. 

In this session parents will be presented engaging and innovating ideas on how to practice early literacy skills using their child’s name. Parents will be presented with research-based activities on how using their child’s name, they can jump start their child learning in capital and lower-case letters, letter identification, letter sounds and letter formation.  Identifying and writing our name in PreK is a hard task but with these fun activities’ children will master it in no time! 

Alphafuntastic!/¡Alfafuntastico!

Come and explore new and innovative ways of effectively teaching the alphabet, utilizing research based strategies to foster early literacy and letter knowledge.

Venga y explore nuevas e innovadoras formas de enseñar efectivamente el abecedario, utilizando estrategias basadas en investigación para fomentar la alfabetización temprana y el conocimiento de las letras.

Playing with Ramps & Pathways= Early STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) / Jugando con Rampas y Caminos = Early STEM (Ciencia, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas)

This workshop provides an opportunity for children and parents to be players and constructors, while at the same time: exploring the laws of physics, properties of objects, how those properties effect force and motion and engage in spatial thinking.  Come build some ramps and pathways… and roll into STEM with us!

Este taller ofrece a padres y niños una oportunidad para que jueguen y construyan, mientras que al mismo tiempo exploran las leyes de la física, las propiedades de los objetos, cómo esas propiedades afectan la fuerza y el movimiento, también se involucran en el pensamiento lógico y espacial. Ven a construir algunas rampas y senderos ... ¡y únete a STEM con nosotros!

Planting the Seeds of Success/ Plantando las semillas del éxito

Children will use their creativity to design and decorate their very own flower pots.  Then they will practice their gardening skills, plant their own flower seeds, take them home and watch them grow!  

Los niños usarán su creatividad para diseñar y decorar sus propias macetas con flores. ¡Después practicarán sus habilidades de jardinería, plantarán sus propias semillas de flores, las llevarán a casa y las verán crecer!