Dear Teachers, It’s hard to believe, but we are almost at the end of another school year. With the exception that kids must wear a mask every day, and parents are not permitted to enter school buildings, you have made...
The JCC Block and Dreeben School for Young Children, providing care and education for children ages 6 weeks-4 years old, is the only Jewish NAEYC-accredited program in San Antonio. Our purpose of education at the JCC’s Block and Dreeben...
Do you know a teacher who goes above and beyond to enrich the lives and experiences of his or her students? Nominate fantastic educators for our annual Amazing Teacher recognition! We’re looking for the best of the best in San...
There are a lot of school districts in San Antonio, and each school district calendar is a little different. Many of these school calendars will continue to change as plans evolve for the 2021-2022 school year. Please check the...
I have a preschooler. I have a preschooler who loves to talk. I have a preschooler who loves to talk about everything but school. Honestly, I had no idea that the ambiguous answers to the standard, "How was your day?" would start...
’Tis the season for shopping, and no I don’t mean Black Friday, or back-to-school clothes. It’s time to shop for schools.  First, I must admit, this entire phenomenon is a bit bizarre to me. When I was a child, we...
This post is a paid partnership between Alamo City Moms and Alamo Colleges District. The text was provided by Haneen Rafati, a student at Northwest Vista College. As a young adult who was fresh out of high school, I underestimated how...
‘Resiliency.’ Hace poco, escuché esa palabra en inglés y para ser honesta, no sabía lo que significaba y jamás había escuchado la palabra ‘resiliencia’ en español, pero aprendí su significado sin traducirla. Una y otra vez, cuando he hablado...
Resiliency. I’m a Spanish speaking person and to be honest, I didn’t know the meaning of this word until recently and had never heard ‘resiliencia’ in Spanish, since this is a word that is not commonly used in conversations,...
This San Antonio schools guide is a paid listing opportunity, brought to you by Alamo City Moms as well as the many school partners listed. Thank you to our sponsors who made this guide possible! We hope it is a...
As if 2020 wasn't terrible enough, my baby is starting middle school this week. For reference, 6 years ago, I wrote a long-winded, overly emotional post half in tears about how she was starting kindergarten. For more reference, kindergarten...
It's 6:45 AM, and I've just dropped my own kids at their babysitter's house. I signed them both up to go back to in-person school, but they're in the last tier to go back and I returned to my...
This post is a paid partnership between Alamo City Moms and Alamo Colleges District. The text and images were provided by Alamo Colleges District.  College can seem like a daunting task but for Janice Castillo, she was determined to create...

Peeling Back the Layers

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I’m a mom of two young boys, which means our family’s television time typically revolves around all things cars and dinosaurs. My eldest son has been all about Disney’s Cars – 1 and 3 only (2 is not up...

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Volunteering As A Family In San Antonio

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Mayor Ron Nirenberg said it best: the pandemic laid bare the inequities that existed in San Antonio and communities around the world. Volunteering as...