E-News from the PTRC 12-17-2019

News from the Caroline County Public Schools –  Parent Teacher Resource Center

Mark your Calendar

  • 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  

We need YOU! Be a part of the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

HOW CAN SEAC HELP YOU?

Be a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves!

SEAC is accepting membership applications.

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  

Pre- K Workshop

Pre- K Workshop

Playing and Learning Together

Tuesday- December 10, 2019

3:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Parent Teacher Resource Center

  • Practical hands on activities to bridge the connection between learning at school and home
  • Children learn when they are actively engaged with materials
  • Building Vocabulary, ways to talk about your child’s day
Pre-K Workshop Flyer

Critical Decision Points – 12-14-2019

Saturday, December 14, 2019 – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – at the Parent Teacher Resource Center, 16221 Richmond Turnpike, Bowling Green, VA 22427. For more information contact Susan Gayle 804-633-7083 Ext 1702.
Please follow Caroline County Public Schools announcements for inclement weather.

Please register below:

https://forms.gle/ZXDZoimNiMLw7r3h7

Critical Decision Points is a FREE four-hour session, from The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) designed for parents of students with disabilities on critical decision points that can affect a child’s ability to earn a diploma and be ready for higher education or a career.

“There are decisions that parents of students with disabilities make as early as elementary school that can impact the ability of a student to earn a Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma,” Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Student Services John Eisenberg said. “Parents need to know about these critical decision points and their potential consequences.”

Please register below:

https://forms.gle/ZXDZoimNiMLw7r3h7

Comfort Zone Camp

Comfort Zone Camp is the nation’s largest bereavement camp headquartered in Richmond, VA.  Since 1999, we have helped over 20,000 all at no cost. I am reaching out to you today, to let you know that we are a free and effective resource for grieving children ages 7-18 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver.

Our camps take place on weekends throughout the year.  At camp we do a mix of traditional camp activities (games, arts & crafts, s’mores) and also weave in support groups that we call, healing circles.  All kids are paired 1:1 with their own big buddy, who serves as their anchor, mentor and friend.  At camp, we see kids break their isolation, get back to being a kid again and gain tools to help them in their everyday grief journey.  They are also able to attend annually. Therapists who volunteer at our program say that a weekend at camp is worth six months or more of therapy!  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Comfort Zone will have three Virginia camps in 2020 on the following weekends: May 15 – 17, August 14 – 16, and November 6 – 8.

I am writing to ask for your help to:

-refer grieving kids to our program

-use CZC as a resource as needed when you have questions on supporting grieving children.

To learn more visit our website at www.comfortzonecamp.org or call me at 804-377-3430.