Monthly Presentations

Join us to discuss special education issues, programs, and concerns.

RESCHEDULED to
Monday, March 20, 2017
7:30pm

Room 210, Education Center, 100 Walnut Street
Newton, MA

Everything you always wanted to know about Student Services and Special Education but were afraid to ask

Board Officers and other parents

Come and pick the brains of your Board Officers and other parents, and share stories, ask questions, no topic is too small or insignificant.

We will try to answer all questions to the best of our knowledge. Questions that we don’t have complete answers to will be forwarded to Karen Shmukler, Assistant Superintendent Student Services and Special Education, and will be reported back on at a future meeting.

7:15 pm Networking and Light Refreshments
7:30 pm Business topic – Proposed draft of new by-laws
7:45 pm Open conversation, Q & A
9:00 pm Adjourn

IMPORTANT: Please send an email to rsvp.newtonpac@gmail.com if you plan to attend in order to make sure we have enough handouts.

Contact Eileen at eileen.sandberg.newtonpac@gmail.com with any questions. Please check this website for weather updates and cancellations.

2016-2017 Monthly Presentations

Monday, October 24 Speaker cancellation; replaced by roundtable
Thursday, November 17
“Basic Rights in Special Education”, Tim Sindelar, J.D.
Thursday, December 8 “Basic Rights in Special Education” in Boston
KROC Center, 650 Dudley Street
Wednesday, December 14 Transition to Middle School from Elementary School
Wednesday, January 11
Transition to High School from Middle School – Staff from both high schools and a parent panel
Thursday, February 16 PAC Leadership Training Presentation  – Leslie Leslie, Federation for Children with Special Needs
Best Practices for SEPACs
Monday, March 20 Everything you always wanted to know about Student Services and Special Education but were afraid to ask – Board Officers and other parents
Wednesday, April 5 Topic TBA
Thursday, May 18 Topic TBA
Wednesday, June 14 8th Annual Special Educator Awards Celebration
6:30pm, Newton North High School
(Date to be confirmed)

Newton Parent Advisory Council (NewtonPAC) for Special Education meetings are free and open to all people interested in learning more about special education.

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Education Center, 100 Walnut Street, Newtonville, in Room 210. Light refreshments and networking start at 7:15.