February SEPTO News

SEPTO logoFriday, February 2
Coffee & Conversation
Come join some members of SEPTO for a casual get together to meet other people in town. Sit down, grab a cup of coffee or a bite to eat and mingle with other parents, caregivers or family members of children with disabilities. It’s a great time and can be very beneficial.
LOCATION: Panera, Bishops Corner

Friday, February 28
The Effects of Screen Time with Nicole Feeney
Does screen time effect your child? How or what does it do? Find out more with with Nicole Feeney, M.Ed, Assistive Technology Specialist at Oakhill’s New England Assistive Technology Center (NEAT)
LOCATION: King Philip Middle School, Media Center

Ongoing
Membership Drive & Book Club
Your 2017-2018 membership dues of $15 earn you a great deal this year: a paperback copy of Ross Greene’s Raising Human Beings. The book will be discussed at our April meeting, as West Hartford Schools personnel share their training in Greene’s Collaborative and Proactive Solutions model. Please visit www.whsepto.org/membership.html to join or to renew your membership.

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January PTC Council News

Below is a summary from our Parent Teacher Council (PTC) Committee chairs after the January 22nd meeting.

Rethinking School Start Time Committee: Here is the link to the Rethinking School Start Times website: http://www.whps.org/page.cfm?p=4745. In addition, here is the email address to raise questions to Anne McKernan and the committee: rsst@whps.org.

Parent Leadership Programs: Brochure for the Bridge programs that Sara Barczak discussed. PLTI and PEP brochure_2018

W. Hartford Teen Center: Brochure for the Feb. 17th dinner at Chipotle to support the West Hartford Teen Center. Chipotle Flyer

Support the hall conard girls varsity hockey team

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DJ Skate Fundraiser – Jan 26

DJ Skate is being held at Veterans Memorial Skating Rink on Friday, January 26 from 7-8:30 pm. It is a public skating session, disco lighting, and a DJ playing music. A portion of the proceeds go the the Girls Hockey Team. At the event they will have games for the kids to play including a hockey shooting game and a bake sale.

Clothing Drive Fundraiser – Jan 26-28

Clean out those closets! The Hall Conard Girls Varsity Hockey Team is collecting clothing to raise money to fund their season events including off ice training and end of season banquet. Items we take include: clothing, shoes, bedding/towels, accessories, electrical items, kitchen items (nothing larger than a microwave please), toys & games, knick knacks, and sporting goods. To sign up to donate visit: Hall Conard Girls Varsity Hockey

West Hartford Special Education PTO Nov/Dec 2017 Events

 

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Wednesday, November 29 at 7pm
Join us for a discussion with Special Guest, Dan Weiner, MA LPC

Dan Weiner, MA LPC has provided psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, parents, families, and adults for the last 20 years. Dan’s practice serves clients experiencing a variety of mental health issues, while also specializing in the treatment of neuro-developmental disorders which effect clients, cognitively, emotionally, and socially. Dan co-founded and is a partner in the Family Resource and Development Center, LLC (FRDC, LLC), also located in West Hartford, CT. FRDC is a group psychotherapy practice offering a variety of mental health services to children, adolescents, and families throughout the state of Connecticut.

NEW LOCATION: King Philip Middle School Media Center, 100 King Philip Drive, West Hartford


Friday, December 1 from 9:30am to 10:30am
Coffee & Conversation at Panera in Bishops Corner

The first Friday of the month, parents of children receiving special education services meet for coffee and a chance to talk & make new friends in a casual setting. We generally meet in the back of the restaurant.


Thursday, December 14 & Saturday December 16 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Inspiring Equity: A Multi-Media Exhibit

Join us at the book launch and photography exhibit of CommUnity: Voices Toward Equity West Hartford Listens featuring WHSEPTO! The book highlights West Hartford groups and individuals who inspire equity in our community. CommUnity is a project of the West Hartford Public School that seeks to bring our schools and community together through the lens of individual and collective stories.

LOCATION: West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, West Hartford


Save the Date! Wednesday, January 24 (snow date 1/31)
Transition Meeting: for students entering a new school

Meet with Pupil Service and leaders from each school as well as experienced parents to ease the transition for you and your student into a new school.

NEW LOCATION: King Philip Middle School Media Center, 100 King Philip Drive, West Hartford


Ongoing
Membership Drive & Book Club

Your 2017-2018 membership dues of $15 earn you a great deal this year: a paperback copy of Ross Greene’s Raising Human Beings. The book will be discussed at our April meeting, as West Hartford Schools personnel share their training in Greene’s Collaborative and Proactive Solutions model. Please visit www.whsepto.org/membership.html to join or to renew your membership.

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Tea Cup Auction Winners Announced

Thank you to all who bought tickets for this year’s Tea Cup Auction!!! Congratulations to our basket winners!

– I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream: Bryce Goldfarb
– A Day At The Theater: Bill Matzinger
– A New You: Kristin Minahan
– Discover, Engineer, Create (science center membership): Karen Davis
– All Sports: Theresa Vumback
– Lego Nation: Matthew Russo
– Ultimate iPad: Samya Kanwar
– Buying Local Elmwood: Jill Oliver
– Write On: Jean McCarthy
– A Work Of Art: Tammy Fandozzi
– Game Time: Noah Burgio
– Mad Science: Steve Lishnak
– Seaside Escape: Madison Broege
– Fun & Games: Emerson Sohn
– Buying Local West Hartford Center: Kimberly Jewell
– Rainy Day Play: Parker Bastos

Wreaths Across America event at Connecticut State Veterans Cemetery

The local coordinator of Wreaths Across America shared information at the recent Parent Teacher Council meeting about Wreaths Across America Day on December 16, 2017. If you would like to sponsor a wreath or participate in the event, please see the PDF link: Wreaths Across America Middletown Information Pamphlet

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We Remember Fallen Veterans by placing Veteran Wreaths, saying their names and taking a moment to remember that each stone represents a life. How Can I Help? There are four primary ways to become involved.

  • Sponsoring Wreaths is easy. Wreaths are only $15.
  • Starting your own fundraiser with dynamic Wreaths Across America tools.
  • The more Volunteers we have placing wreaths, the more time remembering each Fallen Veteran.
  • Nothing is more effective for awareness than sharing social media posts, wreath sponsorship

Wreaths Across America Day is December 16, 2017. Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating a wreath-laying ceremony at the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown as well as Arlington National Cemetery over 1,200 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad.

 

Support Wolcott Elementary when you shop with Amazon Smile!

amazonsmile-blogOur PTO is officially signed up on Amazon Smile. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to our PTO at no added cost to you.

On your first visit to smile.amazon.com you need to select Wolcott Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization Inc so that we receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Then, every time you shop at smile.amazon.com your charity will be remembered and 0.5% will be donated to our PTO to be used for the school!

Don’t forget to sign up before you start your Christmas shopping 🎄🎄🎄. We will present monthly donation amounts in the budget report at future PTO meetings.

Thanks again and Happy shopping!!!!

 

For more information on Amazon Smile: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/about/ref=smi_aas_redirect?ie=UTF8&ref_=smi_se_ft_abt_saas