SEPAC Back to School Update: Meeting 10/17

September, 2017

Parents and SEPAC Members,

We hope that the school year is off to a smooth start for you and your children!  For those who may be new to the SEPAC or to Special Education in Medway, welcome!  The Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is here to support you as parents of students in special education and to provide parent input to the school district regarding special education programming and the needs of students with disabilities.  We hold monthly meetings, frequently featuring a speaker, that are open to everyone.  For more info, see our brochure, which you can find at our website: https://medwayspedpac.wordpress.com

Our first meeting of the school year will be on October 17.  This meeting will feature a presentation on the transition to college among students with special needs by Dr. Jennifer DelRey, a psychologist and former Coordinator of Disability Services at College of the Holy Cross.  We will also do some back-to-school SEPAC business, including holding officer elections and identifying SEPAC goals for this school year.  Bring your ideas about how to make the SEPAC work for you this year, and consider joining the board or volunteering to help out with specific tasks.  We plan to start our business at 6:45 so that we can get to Dr. Del Rey’s talk as close to 7 as possible.  Please come at 6:45 to vote for SEPAC officers and discuss goals for the year!

Continue Reading for updates on our Meeting Dates for the remainder of the year, Educator Appreciation Awards, Ways to Get Involved, Proposed Goals for this year, and a Proposed change to our Bylaws.

Be sure to check out our Facebook page, where we post not only our events, but those of neighboring SEPACs and other organizations that might be of interest to our parents.

We hope to see you in October!

Sarah Brady (Acting Chair) and Lisa Jackey (Acting Secretary)


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April 11, 2017

Promoting Wellness and Social-Emotional Learning:

A conversation with Kathleen Bernklow, Director of Student Services and Ryan Sherman, Director of Wellness

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the Guidance Area at Medway High School.

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If there are particular questions that you would like to see addressed, you may submit questions ahead of time to:  medwayspedpac@gmail.com.

Cancelled: March 14 – Resilience Presentation in Franklin

*This event has been cancelled due to today’s snow storm.  We will post to our facebook page if they reschedule it: https://www.facebook.com/MedwaySEPAC/
Our neighbors at Franklin SEPAC are hosting a presentation on the topic of resilience on March 14 (our regularly scheduled meeting date).  Many of our members have expressed an interest in this topic, so instead of holding a competing event, we encourage you all to attend Franklin’s presentation.
 
Here are the details: 
* TUESDAY, March 14th, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Helping Children Cope: Putting Humpty Dumpty Back Together Again. A look at building resilience in children;
presented by Ms. Jeanine Fitzgerald 
Horace Mann Middle School Auditorium: 224 Oak Street, Franklin, MA

Rescheduled**- Basic Rights in Special Education *March 28*

Please join us for a presentation by the Federation for Children with Special Needs on Basic Rights in Special Education.  This workshop is free and open to the public.

** This presentation was originally scheduled for February 7th, and had to be cancelled due to snow.  It has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 28th**

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