Thank you for your interest and participation in our ACE program at Elgin ISD!
Research has proven that family engagement is an essential element in student achievement, both in and out of the classroom. My name is Ariana Ozuna and I am the Family Engagement Specialist for Elgin ISD’s Afterschool Centers on Education Program. Here at ACE, we believe that family and community involvement fosters partnerships among our schools, family and community groups, and even other parents. These partnerships result in sharing and maximizing our resources. Taking advantage of engagement opportunities helps our children and youth develop healthy behaviors and promote healthy families.
Parent involvement has a positive impact on the following:
- Increases a student’s self-esteem
- Increases academic achievement
- Improves parent-child relationships
- Enhances positive attitudes towards school
While it is always important to help with homework and attend school meetings, the ACE team also provides various opportunities for parents to get involved, including fun activities and demonstrations for the entire family, quick make-and-take crafts, and chances for parents to volunteer within the program.
I have made it my mission to make these resources and opportunities available to all families. If you have a suggestion for a family event, I would love to hear from you. My contact information is provided above, please feel free to contact me. Once scheduled, all family events are announced through flyers sent home with students, social media accounts, and on the Elgin ISD website’s ACE Family Event Calendar.
In addition to campus-wide events, the ACE program can also assist parents and families with individual needs. I am available to work with you to problem-solve and find resources in the community that can best benefit you and your children. If I can be helpful to you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Once again, thank you for your interest in the ACE program. Remember: YOU have the most direct and lasting impact on your child’s learning and the development of positive social skills, and we are here to help! Our team looks forward to meeting you at one of our upcoming events.