SEPTA SAFETY EVENT
FROM ABA TO ACT AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN BETWEEN. By popular demand, SEPTA invited Jane Thierfeld-Brown back to Pleasantville for our annual COLLEGES WITH A DIFFERENCE fair to present a more detailed perspective on higher education opportunities for students with diverse learning needs. This event was generously sponsored by our partners at Select Human Services, Inc. http://selecthumanservices.org/
SEPTA SPONSORS THE FALL LAB SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE AT PACE UNIVERSITY. SEPTA was honored to sponsor this event, which helped to expose parents and administrators to the unique post-secondary opportunities available at Pace University for public school students age 18 to 21 with intellectual disabilities. For more info about the Lab School, contact Mike Voron: VORONM@pville.k12.ny.us
BREAKING DOWN DIGITAL WALLS, presented by Anti-bullying & internet safety specialist Josh Gunderson. This evening presentation to parents and educators was the culmination of a full day of workshops that Josh conducted with students in all three of our schools. This important educational event was a wonderful partnership between all of the district parent organizations with ticket proceeds benefiting Pleasantville STRONG. Follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PleasantvilleSTRONG
SEPTA CO-SPONSORS ARC of WESTCHESTER’S TECH TOOLS: Ideas for Transitioning to a Safe and Empowering Future. This full day, fall conference featured a keynote presentation by Josh Gunderson as well as hands on workshops providing teachers, parents and support professionals with the tools they need to empower young adults with current digital and social technology. Learn more about Josh at http://www.joshgunderson.com/programs.html
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR PTA PARTNERS, SEPTA
PRESENTED CHARLES SCOTT: Raising Adventurous Kids with Grit and a Can Do Spirit! Charles Scott shares anecdotes and lessons from cycling over 7,000 miles in the U.S., Europe and Japan with his two young children. He encourages parents to embrace
the value of discomfort as a key part of raising resilient, happy children with fierce self-confidence and a love of adventure. Learn more about this program at http://familyadventureguy.blogspot.com/
SPECIAL EVENT AT THE JACOB BURNS FILM CENTER: STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING DOORS. This remarkable film, which was followed by a wonderful reception, tells the story of Ricky, a 13-year old boy with Asperger's Syndrome who gets lost one day in the New York City subway system. Learn more about the film here: http://www.standclearclosingdoors.com/
RELAX AND RENEW: OUR 4TH ANNUAL SEPTA WINTER SPA NIGHT FUNDRAISER. Parents and teachers of children with special needs don’t often take time out to relax and renew. Our annual February Salon Night is always a great chance to relax with friends and recharge before the winter break. Thank you Tiffany Nail Salon for hosting each year!
SPRING SPEAKER: GETTING READY FOR THE BIRDS & THE BEES! Navigating Puberty and the Teen Years with Our Kids: a Parent and Caregiver Workshop for Students with Special Needs. The information was presented by Mara Yacobi, MSW, LSW Youth Development Specialist. Learn more about Mara's work here: http://www.jloveandvalues.com/about/biography/
A CELEBRATION! SEPTA YEAR END GATHERING AND AWARDS CEREMONY. Our annual spring celebration was held at Lucy's Martini in Pleasantville. Our annual awards to an outstanding student group, parent, teacher and community partner were handed out and our silent auction was a huge success!
SEPTA was once again honored to partner with the Pleasantville Fund for Learning (PFFL) committee to support their efforts to provide private funding for public education programs through
awarding grants annually to our district's teachers, administrators, and students.
This year, SEPTA made a $1,000 donation to the PFFL to support special education teacher Susi Wilson's application to start a student run store at PHS. Our donation was then matched by the generosity of Bill Flooks of Beecher Flooks Funeral Home, Inc. Additionally, there was the private donation of $300 by one of our SEPTA families for this PFFL grant.
We are extremely grateful for this support, which made the PFFL grant award to Susi's school store idea possible! To learn more about the PFFL, go to http://pffl.org/
What’s to come in 2016-17? The possibilities are endless. Get involved and make a difference in your child’s life and in your community. Join SEPTA this year!
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