Teaching Kids Responsibility Thursday, September 23, 2021– 10:00 a.m. at the Parent Teacher Resource Center Encore presentation VIRTUALLY-6:30 p.m. Join us at this fun, engaging presentation! Tips for raising capable, responsible children, setting boundaries, and more. Please REGISTER SO WE ARE ABLE TO PLAN FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING.
News from the Caroline County Public Schools – Parent Teacher Resource Center September 10-2021
Welcome Back to School!
What a year we have had! I hope that everyone has remained healthy and safe.Many new activities are being planned through the Parent Teacher Resource Center that will help in the academic success of your students. As a reminder, the Parent Teacher Resource Center is your hub! We have information on everything families and school staff need to promote student academic success. We also provide reinforcement activities for all subject areas.Contact Susan Gayle at the Parent Teacher Resource Center for information! 804-633-7083 ext-1702
What’s all the buzz about Family/Parent Involvement and Family Engagement Early literacy is critical for student success. Parents and families are key to the development of children’s literacy. From birth on, the role of the family can help to determine a child’s path in this area. Early intervention and activities (talking and singing to babies; reading to toddlers and young children) are important, and the role of families in literacy does not end when their child enters school. There is a continuous partnership between family, school and community that keeps this crucial area of learning growing. No matter what the literacy level of the parents and families, their interest, involvement, concern and caring make a difference in the literacy skills of their children all the way through high school. So bottom line…without parents/families, it’s harder for children to experience success in school. We need YOU!! Your children need YOU!
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 four regular meetings, which the public is encouraged to attend.
Teaching Children Responsibility Thursday, September 23, 2021– 10:00 a.m. at the Parent Teacher Resource Center Encore presentation VIRTUALLY-6:30 p.m. Join us at this fun, engaging presentation! Tips for raising capable, responsible children, setting boundaries, and more. Please REGISTER SO WE ARE ABLE TO PLAN FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING.
Autism Society-Central Virginia (AS-CV) Whether you’re new or have been involved in the ASD community for a while the AS-CV is the #1 resource for you and your family. They offer a wealth of information and resources, as well as, social, support and sibling opportunities. Becky Boswell, Bradford Hulcher, Tammy Burns and the rest of the team are committed, knowledgeable and passionate about helping you and your family. Be sure to check out their ‘meetings and events’ page.
Community Services Board (CSB) The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board (RACSB) provides prevention, treatment, employment and support services for Caroline citizens and families with mental health, substance use and intellectual disabilities. They work collaboratively with schools, law enforcement, and social services. They can also assist you with case management, counseling, crisis services, and general parenting education.
Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI) The department offers a wide array of specialized services, supports, resources and programs for Virginia residents of all ages who are experiencing significant visual disabilities. The DBVI is committed to providing quality services to assist Virginia’s citizens who are blind, deafblind or vision impaired in achieving their maximum level of employment, education, and personal independence.
Department of Social Services (DSS) and the CSB work very closely together to serve you, your child and your family. They help to ensure that thousands of Virginia’s most vulnerable citizens have access to the best services and benefits available to them, such as: Financial Assistance, Medicaid Waivers, Health Financial Assistance, Family & Individual Services, Services for Children, and Services for Adults.
disAbility Resource Center – 409 Progress St,Fredericksburg, VA 22401 540-373-2559 A Center for Independent Living working to enable people of all disabilities of all ages to reach their greatest potential of independent living.
Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond (DSAGR) DSAGR is a wonderful resource. They strive to improve the quality of life for individuals with Down syndrome and their families by providing access to current and accurate information on Down syndrome and by fostering programs that focus on education, community services, public awareness, medical issues, research, advocacy, legal issues and parenting.
The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) PEATC builds positive futures for Virginia’s children by working collaboratively with families, schools and communities in order to improve opportunities for excellence in education and success in school and community life. They offer FREE information, assistance, and support via email or phone, as well as, FREE workshops, presentations and training for both parents and educators. Call 1-800-869-6782.
News from the Caroline County Public Schools – Parent Teacher Resource Center February 5, 2021
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Wednesday, February 10, 2021 –Full Life Ahead– Region – 3 – 1 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.
Join the Fredericksburg Area Council on Transition for the third session of the 2020-2021 “Pathways to the Future” virtual series. Participants will access this session through Google Meet, and will receive the link upon registration.
Though this particular session is for parents, we encourage ALL families and special educators to join us as we introduce the Full Life Ahead workbook and guide to adult life for students with disabilities. This workbook was developed and written BY parents, FOR parents. Parents and guardians will be able to sign up at the end of the presentation for their own FREE copy of the workbook, a $25 value. It’s never too early to start planning for transition! Families of students with disabilities of ALL ages are welcome and encouraged to attend. To register: https://fulllifeaheadregion3.eventbrite.com
ABLE-now will be our guest presenter. What is ABLEnow? An Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) account is a tax-advantaged savings account for individuals with disabilities, providing a new way to save, invest, and pay for qualified disability expenses without jeopardizing eligibility for certain means-tested benefit programs.
Thursday – February 18, 2021 – Family Partnership – 1 p.m. or 6 p.m. Last week we talked about Mindframes for Students – Mental Attitude, Habits, and Self-Regulation which all leads to Independence. Next, we’ll discuss Mindframes for Adults/Families – Ways to impact children’s learning, collaborate and understand the balancing act needed. Join us on February 18, 2021https://meet.google.com/sav-abvr-duz
Transition University The course begins the evening of February 6, 2021 and will be open through March 26, 2021 at 6pm.REGISTER NOW! This is a FREE 5-week SELF-PACED online course that focuses on providing parent-friendly transition information. These online sessions are designed to help parents/guardians navigate the transition process for their school age child and prepare for the adult world. Presented by PEATC in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE)
Self Care & Social Emotional Wellbeing | January 21 at 6:30 PM. The COVID-19 pandemic and all of its uncertainty has added additional stressors and anxiety for many individuals. When you make “you” a priority, you are better equipped to handle stress, avoid burnout, and remain centered to help your family and students cope with the many changes the pandemic has thrown your way. This interactive workshop will shed light on the importance of self-care and social emotional wellbeing during these uncertain times.
Regulation of Restraint and Seclusion in Virginia’s Schools: What Parents Should Know | January 26 at 6:30 PM. Presented by the disAblity Law Center, this presentation will address when restraint and seclusion may, and when they may not be used by school personnel; documentation and reporting requirements; personnel training requirements; mandatory school policies and procedures; and other relevant regulatory provisions that parents should be aware of in the new restraint and seclusion regulations.
Anatomy of an IEP| January 27 at 7:00 PM. This presentation will dissect the IEP, examine the parts individually, learn the functions of each section, and how the parts come together to create a whole document. You will learn constructive and practical tips to help create an IEP that supports the student accessing a free and appropriate public education.
Early Childhood Academy 2021 Early Childhood Academy is a free self-paced online course designed to provide practical information to families of young children (birth through age 6) with disabilities or developmental delay. Topics include the importance of parents as 1st teachers, supporting early development, special education, and more! Presented by PEATC in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE)