General Meeting November 19, 2014

Special Education Parent Advisory Council Meeting (SEPAC)
Representing: Pelham Elementary, Amherst Elementary, and Amherst Regional Schools (PAARS) as well as students out of district.
Date: 11/19/2014, Wednesday
Location: Amherst Regional Middle School, Superintendent Conference Room
Time: 10:00 am- noon
Meeting is open to all in the community!
General Meeting Agenda:
1. Introductions
2. Approve Minutes
3. Update from School Committee meeting
4. Update on SEPAC Workshops
5. Plans for December Workshop
6. Discuss plans to fill open board positions and liaisons positions

General Meeting November 5, 2014

Special Education Parent Advisory Council Meeting (SEPAC)
Representing: Pelham Elementary, Amherst Elementary, and Amherst Regional Schools (PAARS) as well as students out of district.

Date: 11/5/2014, Wednesday
Location: Amherst Regional Middle School, Professional Development Room
Time: 10:30 am- 11:30 am
Meeting is open to all in the community!

General Meeting Agenda:

1. Format/content for School Committee introduction
2. Update on SEPAC Workshops
3. Finalize rest of the year meetings to be published by 11/15

Free Workshop October 23, 2014

Meet Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)

When: October 23rd, 2014
Where: Crocker Farm Elementary School, Community Resource Room
Time: 9:00am – 10:00am

This meeting is open to all community members!

We are fortunate to host this informal gathering and plan to do the following:
• Introduce you to some members of staff that help support your child on an IEP or 504C:
o Dr. Faye Brady, Director of Student Services
o Derek Shea, Principal of Crocker Farm
o JoAnn Smith, Student Services Administrator Coordinator

General Meeting October 22, 2014

Special Education Parent Advisory Council Meeting (SEPAC)
Representing: Pelham Elementary, Amherst Elementary, and Amherst Regional Schools as well as students out of district

Date: 10/22/2014, Wednesday
Location: Amherst Regional Middle School, Professional Development Room
Time: 7:00pm- no later than 9:00pm

General Meeting Agenda:

Meeting is open to all in the community!

1. Review of proposed By-laws from working group and vote
2. Discuss next steps given parent feedback about ARMS/ARHS assembly by Calvin Terrell

General Meeting October 15, 2014

Special Education Parent Advisory Council Meeting (SEPAC)
Representing: Pelham Elementary, Amherst Elementary, and Amherst Regional Schools as well as students out of district

Date: 10/15, Wednesday
Location: Amherst Regional Middle School, Superintendent's Conference Room
Time: 7:00pm- no later than 9:00pm

General Meeting Agenda:

Meeting is open to all in the community

1. Opportunity for parents/community to express how presentation at ARMS impacted their child

2. Review plans for Meeting at Crocker Farm on 10/23

Meeting 10/8 Elections...

Special Education Parent Advisory Council Elections
OCT 8th, WED.
LOWER MEETING ROOM
BANGS CENTER
6:30 PM

We are starting a new year, and it is very exciting!

Positions to be filled are:

Pelham: President
Amherst: President
Regional: President

Vice President for all three districts
Treasurer for all three districts
2 Secretaries for all three districts

Meetings for 2014

2/1 3:00-5:00pm Sunday Executive Meeting, 141 Columbia Drive Amherst

2/4 6:45-8:45pm Tuesday Administration Meeting Middle School, Professional Development Room

3/4 6:45-8:45pm Tuesday Administration/Executive Meeting Middle School, Professional Development Room

4/1 6:45-8:45pm Tuesday Administration/Executive Meeting Middle School, Professional Development Room

5/6 6:30-8:45pm Tuesday Administration/Executive Meeting Amherst Regional High School, Room 13

5/29 7:00pm Thursday Executive Meeting, Bangs Community Center, Amherst

November Meetings

All Meetings are open to the public!! If you need childcare or special accommodations to attend a SEPAC meeting, please let us know 48 hours in advance.

Administrative/Executive Board Meeting
When: November 5th, 2013
Where: Amherst Regional Middle School in the Professional Development Room
Time: 6:45pm-8:45pm Executive Meeting

Date change for Basic Rights Workshop

Sorry for the late notice.......

The Basic Rights Workshop has been changed from 10/23 to 10/29/2013. It will be held at the Amherst Regional Middle School from 6:45pm to 9:00pm. Let us know if you need child care by contacting Nancy Stewart 48 hours ahead of time at 413 687-4255 or basilstew@comcast.net.

Save these Dates!

calendar

Some of our meetings are already scheduled. Watch for us to post agendas and locations, but in the meantime, mark your calenders for SEPAC meetings on these dates:

Administration/Executive Board Meetings

  • October 8th, 6:30 –8:30—Location TBD
  • November 5th, 6:30 –8:30 -Location TBD

Executive Board Meeting 10/8

October 8th, 7:30-8:30

Amherst Regional High School 21 Mattoon Street, Amherst MA 01002

Agenda:

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Overview of meeting expectations and description of meeting - Melissa Paciulli (5 minutes)
  • Upcoming Workshop Logistics - (30 minutes)
  • UMass/SEPAC Connection (15 minutes)

Administrative Meeting 10/8

Administrative Meeting

October 8th, 2013

6:30-7:30

Amherst Regional High School 21 Mattoon Street, Amherst MA 01002Strengthening Partnerships

Agenda:

  • Welcome

SEPAC News...

SEPAC NEWS 2013

General Meeting 9/26

Moms at playgroundHave you ever brought your kids to the playground, and struck up an interesting conversation with another parent there? For parents of nuero-typical and physical-typical children, this is commonplace. Conversations revolve around teachers, homework, birthday parties, mutual friends, and the like.

September 2013 Meetings

On Tuesday, September 17th we will hold an Administrative Meeting and an Executive Board Meeting back-to-back. The Administrative Meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m., the Executive Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. Both meetings will be held at the Bangs Center, 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst.

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