E-News from the PTRC 3-16-2018

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

  • VIDEO MORNING AT THE PTRC – How to Do Homework Without Throwing Up! :
     Wednesday, March 21, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. at the PTRC. Homework is sometimes a difficult task. Learn tips to make it easier for parents to manage.

    • Navigating Dangerous WatersDinner provided for evening session.  TWO MORE OPPORTUNITIES!
    • Thursday, March 22, 6:00 pm at Caroline Middle School
      Saturday, April 21, 10:00 am at Caroline Middle School 

  • Navigating Dangerous WatersDinner provided for evening session.  TWO MORE OPPORTUNITIES!
  • Thursday, March 22, 6:00 pm at Caroline Middle School
    Saturday, April 21, 10:00 am at Caroline Middle School
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  • REGISTRATION IS OPEN – April 28th – Dyslexia Conference – Chester, VA  http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=9ldr7wcab&oeidk=a07ef1ot9qw4ddf81fc
All Parents:

ADHD/Learning Disabilities:

Mental Health:

Autism Spectrum Disorders:

  • The Autism Society Central Virginia (ASCV) is pleased to offer three types of scholarships for 2018
    Qualifying households and/or individuals may apply for any or all of the following scholarships:
    – Recreational and Social Scholarship – award of up to $300 annually per individual on the spectrum
    – Education Enrichment Scholarship – award of up to $300 annually per household holding current ASCV membership
    – Membership Scholarship – award of up to $25 annually per household
    More information and applications can be found here http://ascv.org/about/recreational-scholarships.

SEAC – Monday 3-19-2018 – 4:30 pm at the PTRC

2018 Charitable Fund Award – Deadline Wednesday, March 14th

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The DEADLINE to submit an application is Wednesday, March 14, 2018!  Click Here to APPLY!

In its tenth year, CCT’s 2018 CFA provides individuals with disabilities who reside in Virginia and demonstrate a financial need with grants of up to $1,000 to be used for equipment, medication or services.
If you have a client who lives in Virginia whose quality of life could be improved by this program, please consider applying. Examples of past awards include (but are not limited to):
        • Assistive technology, including iPads
        • Dental services and dentures, hearing aids and eyeglasses
        • Summer camp fees, therapeutic riding and fitness center membership fees
        • Equipment such as wheelchairs, van lifts, stair lifts, dehumidifiers and adaptive bicycles
        • Home safety modifications such as wheelchair ramps and grab bars

E-News from the PTRC 3-9-2018

News from the Caroline County Public Schools –
  Parent Teacher Resource Center
 
 
 
  • Morning at the Museum – Orchid Spectrum at the U.S. Botanic Garden (Washington DC)
    Sunday, March 25 from 8:30 am – 10:00 am (Doors open to the public at 10:00 a.m.)
    Morning at the Museum is a program that provides access to a museum for individuals with cognitive and sensory processing disabilities by providing pre-visit materials, early entrance for registered participants, and a “Take a Break” space. Participants will be able to pot an orchid to take home, stop by the orchid discovery cart and participate in other hands-on activities.

Blind/Vision Impaired:

  • Sounds of the James
    Two dates March 26 & April 6, 2018
    An event for VA students ages 8 – 21 with blindness or visual impairment and their families. Ride aboard a comfortable pontoon boat along the James River as Capt. Mike Ostrander enthralls you with one of the most unique bald eagle tours on the East Coast! Presented by VAAPVI and VSDB Outreach Services.

ADHD/Learning Disabilities:

  • Executive Functioning
    Understood.Org is currently focusing on Executive Functioning. Here are two of those resources –
    3 Areas of Executive Function – Executive functions let people plan, organize and complete tasks. This article takes a closer look at the different areas of executive function and the skills they affect.
    Boosting Your Child’s Executive Functioning Skills
    free webinar with Understood Expert Bob Cunningham on March 15, 2018 at noon.
    Many kids with learning and attention issues struggle with executive function. Join Bob Cunningham, M.Ed., to learn strategies, games and activities for building these skills.
  • The Youth Leadership Academy
    The Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) is an exciting opportunity for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with developmental and other disabilities to further develop their leadership skills. YLA seeks to empower these young people and further develop their leadership skills. Students, serving as Delegates from communities throughout Virginia, participate in a wide range of activities and learning experiences during this summer program set on a university campus. The deadline to submit the application is March 16, 2018. https://vaboard.org/YLA.htm

Mental Health:

Autism Spectrum Disorders:

Promoting a partnership between families, teachers, and Caroline County Public Schools