News from the Caroline County Public Schools – Parent Teacher Resource Center
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The Ausome Saturday at the Ashland Theatre – program is geared toward families who have a child/children with special sensory needs and their siblings and friends. The program offers a family, monthly, four free tickets to come and watch the Ausome Saturday movie. Special adaptations are made to make the viewing experience more sensory friendly. Details are on the flyer. To participate all someone has to do to reserve their space(seat) is call the designated phone number on the flyer, 804-401-7007, ext. 210, leave their name, phone number, and number of seats needed (up to 4 per family). Typically, several days before the Ausome Saturday movie, anAshland Theatre staff person will call them back to confirm the reservation. Then all the family need to do is show up for the movie, confirm their reservation, and enjoy the show! FLYER ATTACHED!
December 28th, 12 noon – Star Wars, The Rise of Skywalker
VDOE is excited to share that they now have the ability to send information and updates directly to families. This month’s main focus will be Family Engagement in Education Month. Families can sign up to receive these messages by clicking here: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/. ‘Sign up for emails’ is at the bottom of the page.
Support on Face Book Did you know that Child Mind Institute has a number of Face Book groups dedicated to supporting and connecting parents and caretakers? Simply search Child Mind Institute on FB and click on ‘groups’. They currently host Girls with ADHD, Selective Mutism, Disruptive Behavior and Childhood Anxiety.
How Anxiety Leads to Disruptive Behavior Kids who seem oppositional are often severely anxious. Click the link above to read Caroline Miller’s article on Child Mind.org. In it, she discusses how anxiety can manifest in a surprising variety of ways.
SEAC HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND SPECIAL EDUCATION AND PROVIDES YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO BETTER MEET THE NEEDS OF STUDENTS. BY ATTENDING MEETINGS, YOU:
* RECEIVE INFORMATION TO ASSIST YOU IN BECOMING A PARTNER IN THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS;
* CAN NETWORK WITH OTHER PARENTS OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES AND EDUCATIONAL PROFESSIONALS TO GAIN INFORMATION AND SUPPORT; AND,
*OFFER INPUT TO HELP INFORM THE POLICY AND PROGRAM DECISIONS IN THE CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION IN CAROLINE COUNTY.
MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, AND YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A MEMBER TO ATTEND.
If you have questions/concerns, please contact the Parent Teacher Resource Center.
Local school divisions are required by the Code of Virginia to form local Special Education Advisory Committees (SEACs) made up of parents of individuals with disabilities, community volunteers and one teacher appointed by local School Boards. The primary purpose of the local SEACs is to: identify needs relating to the education of students with disabilities within a local school division; advise the local school division of these needs; and assist the local school division in developing