March 3 Meeting Followup

posted Mar 9, 2009, 6:22 AM by John Lewis   [ updated Mar 9, 2009, 6:42 AM by Lisa Medders ]
Parent Council Members and supporters of Albemarle County Public Education:
  1. Thank you for your efforts to attend our meeting Tuesday evening, March 3rd. Evening activities are difficult, especially when school is canceled for the day, so I appreciate your efforts in dealing with the weather to attend.

  2.  Many thanks for your efforts to attend and speak in support of education funding during the BOS public hearing February 25th. We need to do the same for the next public hearing April 1st, 6:00pm. Please share the significance of our presence to your PTO/A, we need their presence and representation for numbers in the audience. Parent Council will host light fare in Room 235 of COB at 5:30pm April 1st, the public hearing begins at 6:00pm and individuals may register to speak beginning at 4:00pm.

  3. Special thanks to Amy Gore for drafting the attached meeting update following our March 3rd meeting.

  4.  Please share with your school communities the Cyber-Bullying Program March 16th, 6:30pm in Lane Auditorium of COB. Speaker John Halligan, whose son Ryan committed suicide after being bullied by classmates both at school and online, will present tips for parents and share the issues his family learned as a result of his loss.

    Information: June Jenkins,

  5. Please remind your school communities of the upcoming 2nd Annual Live and Learn Parent Conference and Resource Fair, sponsored by PREP/Parent Resource Center and ACPS Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC), Saturday, March 28, 2009, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm, PREP/Parent Resource Center/Ivy Creek School Building, 225 Lambs Lane, Charlottesville
Free, limited childcare available for children ages 3 - 12 & food, door prizes, & information featuring many topics, such as “Fathering a Special Needs Child”,
where a panel of local dads will facilitate a discussion about issues particular to fathers, like isolation, relating to your children, and developing a support network.
In addition, The Resource Fair will host over 30 community agencies.

Other sessions include:
  • Sensory Strategies
  • Social Skills
  • Response to Intervention (RtI)
  • Educational Assessments
  • Yoga for the Special Needs Child
  • Assistive Technology
  • Visual Strategies
  • SSI/Medicaid Waivers
  • Family Dynamics/Siblings
  • Fathering a Special Needs Child
  • Teaming for Effective Advocacy
  • Handwriting—Not Just in the Hands
Information & registration for childcare:  Sarah Blech, (434) 975-9400 ext. 2342 ,

Thank you for your support and commitment!
Lisa Medders,
Mar 9, 2009, 6:27 AM