Summary of selected CAC events from 2014/15/16

Summary of selected CAC events from 2014/15/16

August 23, 2016
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Past Events:

PAUSD Parent Information Session on IEPs & 504 plans (Part 2) – SMART GOALS
Wed, Jan 27, 6:30 – 7:30 PM, SDC Room, 25 Churchill, Palo Alto

 This session is the second in a series for parents whose children receive support under an IEP (Individualized Education Program) or 504 plan. Presented by PAUSD staff, including Director of Special Education Chiara Perry, Director of Student Services Brenda Carrillo, and Coordinator of Student Services Lissette Moore-Guerra. The first session provided an overview of IEPs and 504s , this session will be about SMART goals. Come learn and have questions answered.
Presented by the PAUSD Special Education Department and Student Services Department, and co-sponsored by Palo Alto CAC

 

Is your child struggeling in school? Information about IEP/504

If your child is struggling in school, they may qualify for support under an IEP (Individualized Education Program) or 504 plan. This session is the first in a series. Presented by PAUSD staff, including Director of Special Education Chiara Perry, Director of Student Services Brenda Carrillo, and Coordinator of Student Services Lissette Moore-Guerra, this series of informational sessions will provide an overview of IEPs and 504s, and answer parent questions.

Session 1: Intro to Special Education, What’s an IEP or 504 and does my child need one?
Date: Monday, November 9th, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Location: SDC Room, 25 Churchill

Session 2: Goal Setting, working with your IEP team to set smart goals
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m.)
Location: SDC Room, 25 Churchill

 

Inclusive Schools, Every Student Every Day
Morning Coffee with Dr.Tom Hehir

Parents, educators and staff are welcome to join in a lively discussion with Dr. Tom Hehir.  An advocate for children with disabilities in the education system, Dr, Hehir is the Silvana and Christopher Pasucci Professor of Practice in Learning Differences at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  Dr. Hehir will join the district in partnership to review our systems of support for all students.

October 8th, 8:30- 9:45 am., JLS Middle School Room 730.

 

Third Annual Palo Alto Unified School District Student Services Fair.
This event will be held on Thursday, October 8th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Jordan Middle School
750 N. California Ave, Palo Alto CA 94303.
The purpose of the Student Services Fair is to help our parent community better understand, utilize and connect with free/low cost services available to them and their children in Palo Alto.

 

Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain
The Student Services office is hosting a free parent outreach event on Wednesday, February 11th from 6-8pm at the District Office, Conference room – SDC. This event will feature Dr. David Walsh, one of the world’s leading authorities on children, teens, parenting, family life, and the impact of technology on children’s health and development.

The workshop is based on Dr. Walsh’s best selling book, “Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain,” which explains what happens to the adolescent brain on the path from childhood into adulthood. Revealing the latest scientific findings, Dr. Walsh shows why moodiness, quickness to anger, willingness to take risks, miscommunication and other familiar teenage behavior, are all linked to physical changes and growth in the adolescent brain. This workshop goes beyond the well-known issues of hormones and peer pressure. He shows parents and anyone who works with youth how to use this information to understand, communicate, and stay connected with youth.  Please see the attached flyer for more detailed information on content to be covered.
The targeted audience for this workshop is: Parents (6-12th grade), caretakers, educators, or anyone who works with adolescents.

 

Parent Information Dates for Middle to High School Transitions

  • Jordan February 25, 2015 (6:30)
  • JLS March 18, 6-7:30  (6 parent network 6-6:30)
  • Terman February 26, 6-6:30 SPED

For further details contact your child’s teacher or case manager.

 

JLS Movin’ Up Event
JLS Special Education team is holding an evening event on Wednesday March 18 ( 6:00 pm, JLS Auditorium ),to help families prepare for transition and articulation. Transitioning into a new school and/or grade is an important step in your child’s educational journey. JLS will present “A Day in the Life of a JLS Student” and review classes, supports and the many exciting activities that JLS has to offer. Meant for incoming 5th grade parents and JLS parents grades 6-8th.

 

PAUSD Parent Ed Series:

Focusing on Executive Functioning for the Real World: The time for transition is now!
Presented by Elizabeth Rochin
February 17, 2015
This presentation is designed to address supportive ways to promote independence and success in school and beyond for families of children who receive special education services.

 

Inclusion:Building a Collective Community in our Schools
Presented by Rich Villa
January 14, 2015

 

One Step at A Time:  Preparing for Life After High School
Karen Hyde, College Counselor
December 3, 2014
An event for parents and students who receive special education services in high school.  This presentation is designed to address supportive ways to promote independence and success in school and beyond for families of children who receive special education services. Palo Alto High School, SSRC (in the library)