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
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.
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.”
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.