West Hartford Special Education PTO (SEPTO) September & October Events

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West Hartford SEPTO (Special Education Parent/Teacher Organization) invites you to join our dynamic group, serving the needs of our community. We are a district wide PTO that focuses on special education issues for all the children in our town from Pre-K – High School, at all of our schools. Our website, www.whsepto.org, contains our calendar of events and special education resource links as well as other helpful information. We encourage parents & guardians of students with IEPs and 504 Plans to join WHSEPTO in addition to their local school’s PTO/PTA. To join West Hartford SEPTO please register online at www.whsepto.org/membership.html

Wednesday, September 27 at 7pm
“Meet and Greet” with West Hartford’s Director of Pupil Services, Gretchen Nelson
Connect with other parents of children with IEPs, meet the Director of Pupil Services and hear about her vision for Special Education in West Hartford. If you have questions or concerns you’d like addressed, please send them to info@whsepto.org and we’ll forward them to Dr. Nelson.
NEW LOCATION: King Philip Middle School Media Center, 100 King Philip Drive, West Hartford

Friday, October 6 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.

Wednesday, October 25 at 7pm
Becoming Your Child’s Best School Advocate: Tips and Tools for Supporting Your Child with an Educational Disability
Carrie Berman, Special Education Advocate and one of the founding members of the West Hartford Special Education PTO, will share her top strategies to help parents effectively communicate with their child’s school and advocate for an appropriate education. Participants will learn tips on preparing for PPT meetings, how to foster positive relationships with teachers and how to work collaboratively as a team even when they disagree.
NEW LOCATION: King Philip Middle School Media Center, 100 King Philip Drive, West Hartford

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