October MCCPTA Special Education Committee Meeting
What: Fall 2019 MCCPTA Special Education Committee Meeting
Hosts: MCCPTA Special Education Committee Chairs Julie Reiley & Rachel Tate
Date: Monday, October 7, 2019
Time: 7:00—8:30 pm
Location: Carver (MCPS HQ), 850 Hungerford Drive - Room 133
Audience: Open to the public, but aimed at elementary, middle, and high school PTA / PTSA Special Education Chairs and MCPS parents of special needs students.
- We will discuss the role of the local PTA special needs chair, as well as general tips on advocating for services, accommodations, and inclusion.
- We will offer opportunities to be involved with the MCCPTA Special Education Committee, in particular the annual awards ceremony.
- We will share timely topics related to special education in MCPS.
- We will hold an open discussion / Q&A on any topics participants would like.
- All of this will be useful for current chairs, parents interested in being a chair, and parents of special needs students.
We hope to see you there!
MCCPTA Special Eduction Committee Chair
Walter Johnson HS PTSA Learning Differences / Special Needs Chair
HIGH SCHOOL INFO FOR MS PARENTS
See the attached flyer outlining the numerous choices our students have for high school. NOTE -- this spreadsheet only represents centrally-managed options (many high schools also have signature programs that are exclusively available to students in that boundary and those options are not included in this list).
While the HS information meetings are largely geared toward current 8th graders for the 20-21 school year, I'd also encourage 7th grade families to look at this list and begin the conversation with students now as the "decision date" of where to apply (and figuring out what might really be of interest) will be here before you know it. All these are "open" for anyone wanting to learn more.
MCCPTA VP of Educational Issues
Safe Routes to School Forum
Contact: Alison Gillespie, email@example.com, MCCPTA Safe Routes to School Subcommittee Chair.
What: Arrive Alive: A Safe Routes to School Forum
When: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 8:30AM - 12:30pm
Where: Northwood High School,919 University Blvd W, Silver Spring, MD 20901
Description: The community is invited to attend “Arrive Alive: A Safe Routes to School Forum,” hosted by the Montgomery County Council of Parent Teacher Associations (MCCPTA) and the Montgomery County Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee (PBTSAC).
This free event will bring together stakeholders determined to ensure the walking and bussing routes for students are safe. Sidewalks, cycling paths, bus stop locations, and parent drop-off loops are all important components of keeping kids safe as they walk and ride to school.
This event will also provide tips and advice to teens and parents on topics related to teen driver safety, in advance of National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 20-26, 2019. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens 15 to 18 years old in the United States, ahead of all other types of injury, disease, and violence.
Community members, parents, students, teachers and Principals, MCPS Departments of Transportation and Curriculum staff, MCPD, staff from the Montgomery County Planning Department, Montgomery County Department of Transportation, Members of the Board of Education, Councilmembers and the County Executive will have an opportunity for direct engagement and feedback.
We welcome parents, students, concerned neighbors, and anyone who wants to walk or ride a bike safely near a Montgomery County school.
To register go to Eventbrite:
8:30 - Registration
9:00 - Welcome by Alison Gillespie, Chair of MCCPTA Safe Routes
- Keynote by County Executive Marc Elrich (invited)
10:00-10:45 - Workshop 1
10:45-11:00 - Networking and light refreshments
11:00-11:45 – Workshop 2
12:00 – Evaluation and Conclusion
Interactive Workshop Topics Include (Tentative):
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