Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Welcome to the Georgetown SEPAC - See the 2014-2015 Meeting Schedule Below, @PB Library 7-8:30pm unless otherwise stated.
October 1, 2014: Georgetown Special Education Meet & Greet. Our first meeting of the year will feature Dr. Donna Straight, Ed.D., our Director of Special Education. Dr. Straight and other members of the Special Education Department will provide parents with an overview of the vision for the Special Education Department for the 2013-2014 school year. Additionally, parents will be able to ask questions and share concerns. October 29, 2014: Chat with the Special Education Director. This is your opportunity to sit with Dr. Straight and ask her those tough questions!! Highly recommended! Please note that this runs from 9:00 – 10:00 AM at the Middle/High School (11 Winter Street). December 3, 2014: SEPAC Parents Holiday Coffee Connection. An informal gathering that will be hosted by the Chairperson at her home solely to offer support, networking and information sharing. Other topics will include: fundraising and parent participation. Refreshments will be served. Time & Date: 7:00 – 8:30 PM at 108 Jackman Street, Georgetown. February 4, 2015: Special Education Law Boot Camp by Shelby Walker. This seminar will focus on the basics of both state and federal special education law. Additional practice points on the do’s and don’ts of negotiation, tips and strategies for how to be an effective advocate for your child while building trust and respect. We will also cover the “W’s” of Advocacy: When should I begin advocating for my child? What laws should I become familiar with? What else do I need in order to be an effective advocate? March 26, 2015: Chat with the Special Education Director. This is your opportunity to sit with Dr. Straight and ask her those tough questions!! Highly recommended! Please note that this runs from 6:00 – 7:00 PM at the Middle/High School (11 Winter Street). April 2015: Developing Social Skills in the Age of Social Media. Date and Speaker: TBD June 17, 2015: End of the Year Wrap-Up and Shining Stars Awards. We would like to recognize Georgetown Educators, be they teachers, therapists, aides, support staff or administration, that have been exceptional in their support of our children and/or Special Education programs within the School District.