News from the Caroline County Public Schools – Parent Teacher Resource Center – 5-17-2019

News from the Caroline County Public Schools –  Parent Teacher Resource Center
Final meeting this school year -SEAC – meeting – 4:30 pm at the PTRC Monday, 05/20/19 
 16261 Richmond Turnpike, Bowling Green, VA. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. 
Join us for a presentation from Woodrow Wilson staff, and Caroline County students who have participated in the PERT program.

For more info CLICK HERE   
To be added to the agenda, contact Wendy Sneed, SEAC Chairperson –  804-572-6291  
or Susan Gayle at the PTRC at or

The Caroline County Special Education Advisory Committee works with the school board, administrators, parents and teachers who are responsible for students receiving special education services.    To advise the local school system of the needs in the education of children with disabilities.   To assist the local school system in the development of long-range plans which will provide needed services for children with disabilities.   To submit periodic reports and recommendations regarding the education of children with disabilities to the local school board.  To review annually the school system’s updated special education plan and application for federal funding. To hold a minimum of six regular meetings, which is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  
To apply for SEAC membership: Application

 Organizational Skills

  • ​Organizational skills help children do well in school and stay on track at home. But for a lot of kids, staying organized is a challenge. To help you and your family reduce stress and take the guesswork out of time management and planning, the Child Mind Institute collected their best information on strategies for skill-building, schedule-making, shoe-finding and much more.
  • Organization Skills By Kid Sense
    Organisation is important to develop a structured and consistent approach to tasks at all times, but is even more important for those with poor planning and sequencing, language challenges, attention difficulties and learning difficulties.This site by Kid Sense is full of easy to understand information. I think it’s worth a look!

Struggling with getting Social Security Disability benefits?
Each year, thousands of people in Virginia apply for Social Security Disability benefits. Unfortunately, 70 percent of initial claims are denied. But, there are ways you can improve your chances of getting approved for benefits.Read the disAbility Law Center’s article on 5 Tips When Seeking a Social Security Disability Benefit

  • are tax-advantaged savings programs that won’t impact certain disability benefits. ABLEnow is administered by Virginia529, making taxpayers eligible for an annual state income tax deduction of up to $2,000 per contributor for contributions to an ABLEnow account. Learn more and start your savings at


  • For most students, the goal of their IEP is to get rid of their IEP. Why is that? Because providing a student with unnecessary accommodations does not prepare them for the ‘real world’. Don’t forget – when your child leaves high school, their IEP does NOT come with them. Which means they will have greater success in the post-secondary world if they have been developing the skills needed to navigate the world as a grown up. Don’t forget what I always say – when you graduate, you do not eat at the IEP Taco Bell or shop at the IEP mall. 
    When working with the IEP team, it’s always best to presume competence and provide support in the least restricted way possible.
  • PEATC is offering Transition University this June
    Transition University will offer a free, 4-session self-paced online series to help parents/guardians navigate the transition process for their school age child and prepare for the adult world.
  • Preparing for College Emotionally, Not Just Academically – Problem-solving skills can help students keep from being overwhelmed.
    It’s clear that adolescents making the transition from high school to college need not only academic skills to ace the classwork, and time-management skills to stay afloat, but emotional problem-solving skills to handle the challenges. Posted by Child Mind Institute-