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News from the Caroline County Public Schools -PTRC – 12-15-2017

News from the Caroline County Public Schools –
                         Parent Teacher Resource Center
Upcoming Activities:
  • SEAC – Special Education Advisory Committee – next meeting Monday, December 18, 2017 – 4:30 pm – Parent Teacher Resource Center – 16261 Richmond Turnpike, Bowling Green, VA.  The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more info CLICK HERE or contact Susan Gayle at the PRC at  804-633-7083   sgayle@ccps.us or ccpsseac@gmail.com
  • Winter Break – December 21-25, January 1-5
    School reopens Monday, January 8, 2018

 

  • Managing Your Finances – Friday, January 12, 2018 –10 a.m.—12 p.m. @ the PTRC.  (see attached)  It’s time to get your finances in
  • order.  Join us to learn about the little things you can do that will make a difference.
  • Navigating Dangerous Waters – Saturday, January 13, 2018 –
    9 a.m. @ Caroline Middle School  
    (see attached flyer)
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  • Housing Options – Thursday, January 18, 2018 – 6:30 pm @ disAbility Resource Center – 409 Progress St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401  540-373-2559    SPONSORED BY FACT – Fredericksburg Area Council on Transition.  Learn what options for housing are available in our regions for people with disabilities.
  • SEAC – Special Education Advisory Committee – next meeting Monday, January 29, 2018 – 4:30 pm – Parent Teacher Resource Center – 16261 Richmond Turnpike, Bowling Green, VA.  The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more info CLICK HERE or contact Susan Gayle at the PRC at  804-633-7083sgayle@ccps.us or ccpsseac@gmail.com
  • The Youth Leadership Academy is now accepting applications for the 2018 session –
    The Youth Leadership Academy is an exciting opportunity for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. These ‘delegates’ will learn directly from peer mentors and successful adult role models while they work on their own personal leadership plans, improve their communications skills, visit the state capitol, and have a chance to speak directly to state legislators and policymakers, and much more! https://www.vaboard.org/YLA.htm
  • Angry Kids: Dealing With Explosive Behavior – How to respond when a child lashes out
    Sometimes parents see this kind of explosive behavior as manipulative. But kids who lash out are usually unable to handle frustration or anger in a more effective way. This informative article was posted on Child Mind.org.  EN ESPAÑOL
  • The Positive Vibe Café provides hands-on training in food services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
    The upcoming session will be Monday-Friday January 8-February 2, 2017 from 2:30-4:30, with three in-house internships to be scheduled upon acceptance into the program. Click here for more info: http://positiveviberva.com/training/

ADHD/Learning Disabilities:

  • Excellent resource for parents AND students
    LD OnLine is a great website on learning disabilities, learning disorders and differences. Topics covered include: ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dysnomia, reading difficulties, speech and related disorders.http://www.ldonline.org/

Autism Spectrum Disorders:

Resources you need to know:
  • Caroline County Schools Transition Program  Check out the latest activities our students are participating in.

  • Paragon Autism Services: 1st Saturday of each month from 10 to 12 p.m.Paragon’s Lego/Train Club at our Chatham office.  We provide Legos and trains for the children.  Older individuals bring Lego Games and are provided a separate room. The children have fun and the parents exchange information, stories, and comradery.
  • 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m.  Paragon Autism Services and ASNV co-host a Support Group in our Princess Ann St. office   Every other month a topic which has been requested by the group is presented by a local professional.  February has free discussion on the agenda and March has a presentation scheduled for transition services.
  • 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5-7 p.m  Paragon’s Special Needs Night at KD’z Kidz World where we rent the entire facility and limit attendance to 50 children to ensure safety.  It proves to be a fun evening for both children and their parents!!!!
  • 4th Thursday of each month from 12 to 1 p.m.  Rappahannock Area Autism Council Lunch and Learn held at the dRC.  This event is a unique opportunity for parents and caregivers of individuals with Autism to ask questions and seek information from local service providers.
  • 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
    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.
  • Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
    DARS can assist you with many things. They collaborate with schools in providing Transition Services. They offer Employment Services help people with disabilities get ready for, find, and keep a job. We have a residential training and medical rehabilitation center known as Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center, and they process disability claims for benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income Disability Programs.

For more information on any topics addressed in this post, please contact the Parent Teacher Resource Center.

Have a great weekend!!

E-News from the Caroline Parent Teacher Resource Center 11-3-2017

News from the Caroline County Public Schools –

                  Parent Teacher Resource Center

Upcoming Activities:

November 2017 calendar
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  • Involved Fathers – Friday, November 10, 2017 – 10 a.m.—12 p.m. @ the PTRC.  (see attached)  Fathers are just as essential to a child’s healthy development as mothers. This workshop for dads and moms will cover what it means to be an involved father and how to support fathers to stay involved especially in challenging situations ( i.e. demanding job, military deployment, custody involvement, incarceration, etc.)
  • Parent Activity Day (your choice) – Thursday, November 16, 2017 10:00am – 2:00pm @ the PTRC.  Come with ideas that your child needs help with and we’ll help you create the activity.
  • The disAbility Resource Center has scheduled a workshop about Extended School Year on November 17, 10 a.m. to noon at the dRC409 Progress St., Fredericksburg.  Extended School Year or ESY refers to special education and/or related services provided beyond the normal school year of a school division for the purpose of providing a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to a student with a disability.  Learn about the factors to be considered when determining ESY, when to discus ESY, what is NOT ESY, and what procedures the IEP team must follow to determine ESY for a student.  Register by linking to https://drcspedseries.eventbrite.com.  For more information, emailklett@cildrc.org or call 540-373-2559 (v), 540-373-6890 (CAPTEL).
  • SEAC – Special Education Advisory Committee – next meeting Monday, November 20, 2017 – 4:30 pm – Parent Teacher Resource Center – 16261 Richmond Turnpike, Bowling Green, VA.  Topics will include new member recruitment. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more info CLICK HERE or contact Susan Gayle at the PRC at  804-633-7083   sgayle@ccps.us or ccpsseac@gmail.com
  • Getting Organized with All that Paperwork!  Wednesday, November 29, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. So much paperwork to sort through when your child has special needs. Where do you start?  Join us as we give you the tools you need to get organized.

Resources you need to know:

Caroline County Schools Transition Program  Check out the latest activities our students are participating in.

  • Paragon Autism Services: 1st Saturday of each month from 10 to 12 p.m.Paragon’s Lego/Train Club at our Chatham office.  We provide Legos and trains for the children.  Older individuals bring Lego Games and are provided a separate room. The children have fun and the parents exchange information, stories, and comradery.
  • 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m.  Paragon Autism Services and ASNV co-host a Support Group in our Princess Ann St. office   Every other month a topic which has been requested by the group is presented by a local professional.  February has free discussion on the agenda and March has a presentation scheduled for transition services.
  • 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5-7 p.m  Paragon’s Special Needs Night at KD’z Kidz World where we rent the entire facility and limit attendance to 50 children to ensure safety.  It proves to be a fun evening for both children and their parents!!!!
  • 4th Thursday of each month from 12 to 1 p.m.  Rappahannock Area Autism Council Lunch and Learn held at the dRC.  This event is a unique opportunity for parents and caregivers of individuals with Autism to ask questions and seek information from local service providers.
  • 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.
  • Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
    DARS can assist you with many things. They collaborate with schools in providing Transition Services. They offer Employment Services help people with disabilities get ready for, find, and keep a job. We have a residential training and medical rehabilitation center known as Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center, and they process disability claims for benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income Disability Programs.

For more information on any topics addressed in this email, please contact the Parent Teacher Resource Center.

Have a great weekend!!

Welcome to a NEW school year!!

New School Year, New Anxieties

A lot of parents look toward the school year with fear and anxiety —  they know there is a good chance their child is going to have problems in the classroom, either behaviorally or academically. For parents of children with ADHD, ODD, or other special needs, this anxiety can be even more severe.

To help ease back-to-school anxiety, be proactive and start developing a good working relationship with your child’s teacher now.

Remember the three P’s when developing a parent/school relationship: Praise, Prevent, and Plan. Part of planning includes bringing up issues prior to an official parent-teacher conference or scheduled meeting. This can help you and the teacher develop a strategic approach to any challenges your child might face.

If you’re full of hope that this year will be different, that’s great! Just try to avoid the “wait and see” approach. When you wait until the teacher is calling you with a problem, it can be more difficult to get on the same page and work on a solution together.

Hang in there; we’re here to help you get through the start of another school year! (Doesn’t time fly?)

CONTACT THE PARENT RESOURCE CENTER
(804-633-7083):             Susan & Jessie are here to help YOU!
sgayle@ccps.us      jrollins@ccps.us
CREDITS: https://www.empoweringparents.com/blog/new-school-year-new-anxieties/?utm_source=Empowering+Parents+Newsletter&utm_campaign=fd74b09ef2-EP_Newsletter_08_14_17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5bbf2964fe-fd74b09ef2-113335841&goal=0_5bbf2964fe-fd74b09ef2-113335841&mc_cid=fd74b09ef2&mc_eid=ea0438054c
by Denise Rowden, 1-on-1 Coach

Family Fair – Saturday!!! March 11th

Don’t miss this once a year event!
Registration preferred, but walk-ins welcome!
Please share with your committees, list-serves, social media, etc.
Educators earn up to 5 hours of FREE Professional Development (and you don’t even have to pay a babysitter)
FREE Child Supervision while families attend sessions.

More than 50 service provider vendors will be sharing their information/resources.  Here’s the list:

1 Caroline County Public Schools-Parent Resource Center/SEAC 41 RCASA-Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault
2 Virginia Cooperative Extension 42 Rappahannock Goodwill Industries
3 Healthy Families – RACSB 43 Rappahannock United Way
44 The Choice Group
4 Paparazzi 45 New Directions Comm. Outreach Services, Inc
5 Moms in Motion 46 Caroline Family Practice & Dental
6 Lewis & Clark PTA 47 Maelle
7 Wright’s Chapel 48 Lularoe
8 Germanna Wellness Station 49 Choices for Women – Fredericksburg Pregnancy Center
9 Companion Extraordinaire 50 Mary Washington Healthcare
10 Liberty Mutual Insurance 51 Behavioral Health
11 Southern Belle Candle Co 52 Alzheimer’s Association
12 Germanna Community College 53 Caroline County Jr. BETA
13 BGE Spotlight
14 CHS Spotlight 54 NSWC Federal Credit Union
15 CMS Spotlight 55 Caroline YMCA -Rappahannonock
16 LCE Spotlight 56 disAbility Resource Center
17 MES Spotlight 57 Victim/Witness Assistance Program
18 Virginia Navigator
19 Spectral Tech
20 Pampered Chef
21 Caroline Literacy Council
22 American Red Cross – Caroline
23 Caroline County Sheriff’s Office
24 Rural Family Development-Head Start
25 PEATC
26 Smart Beginnings Rappahannock
27 Intercept Youth Services
28 Anthem, Inc
29 VA-Department Of Education
30 Compass Counseling Services of NOVA
31 Rappahannock Area Comm Serv Bd
32 Brain Injury Services
33 Kingdom Hall of JW’s
34 Rappahannock Area Agency of Aging
35 FRED Transit
36 Magnolia & Vine
37 VA Dept for Aging & Rehabilitation (DARS)
38 Caroline Social Services
39 Caroline DSS Food Pantry
40 Caroline’s Promise