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“Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me. ” ― Fred Rogers

July 18, 2017; SEPAC Public Meeting Calendar Announced.

The Marblehead SEPAC will be holding public meetings on the following dates for the 2017/2018 school year.

Monday, Sep 18: High School Library

Monday, Oct 16: High School Lecture Hall (D204)

Monday, Nov 20: High School Library

Dec TBD: Social event

Monday, January 22: High School Library

Monday, Feb 26: High School Lecture Hall (D204)

Monday, Mar 19: High School Library

Monday, Apr 23, High School Library (D204)

Monday, May 21: High School Library

June TBD: Unsung Heroes

April 10, 2017; Post Transition Planning

On April 10th, 2017, the Marblehead Special Education Advisory Cousel invited parents to attend a special meeting to learn about post-school transition planning. We will be linked virtually with Dr. Nancy Farnon-Molfenter the Special Education leader for Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction (bio below). After brief introduction to the federal and state laws governing transition planning, Dr. Farnon-Molfenter will describe some exciting strategies being used in Wisconsin to facilitate student and parent engagement in the transition process. Our meeting date was changed to April 10th in order to not conflict with the high school PCO meeting. While the presentation is most relevant to parents whose children are 14 and older, Dr. Farnon-Molfenter will also describe why it is best practice to begin transition planning as far down as the 4th grade. Go to the MHD SEPAC website where we will be posting the PowerPoint and additional resources on transition following the meeting.

Bio

Dr. Nancy Farnon-Molfenter has been working in the field of special education and disability services for more than 25 years and strives to support inclusive outcomes for all people. She earned a Master’s degree in Special Education from Northeastern University and a Ph.D. from the University of WI Madison in Special Education and Rehabilitation Psychology. Nancy has been employed as a special educator, transition coordinator, and administrator for both employment and home support agencies. She also worked as a project consultant for the WI BPDD with the Let’s Get to Work and Employment First state-wide projects. Her research interests include practices that facilitate increases in inclusion and participation for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities and what factors have the greatest impact on post-school outcomes. Nancy currently serves as an Educational Consultant and Transition Improvement Grant Director with the Division of Learning Support at the Department of Public Instruction. In addition, Nancy teaches courses at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater as an adjunct faculty member.

March 20, 2017; Call For Unsung Heroes Nominations is now open

The Board of Directors of the Marblehead Special Education Parent Advisory Council (MHD SEPAC.org) wants to recognize all the Unsung Heroes in our community who have made a difference in the lives of our children with special needs.

Tell us your story about that special person you have witnessed that has made an impact in the lives of our children. These Unsung Heroes include school staff such as our bus drivers, aides, therapists, teachers, janitors, nurses,in etc. And there are people in our community who also make Marblehead a great place to live because they do special things that make our children feel safe, cared for, and loved. MHD SEPAC wants to collect your stories. We will sift through these stories and will be honoring the stories and a few special individuals who have been especially amazing in their efforts at our second annual Unsung Hero recognition reception and dinner. The date of the recognition award is scheduled for Tuesday June 6th beginning at 6:30pm at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead. Nominations can be anonymous but please share your stories of these special people in our school community. Please note that all nominations will be published in a booklet and distributed at the event.

Click here to nominate a local hero.

 

March 9th, 2017 – Announcing Unsung Heroes 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available

Artwork created by Jackson Gilligan, The Transition Center at Eveleth

Artwork created by Jackson Gilligan, The Transition Center at Eveleth

The Marblehead SEPAC and Friends of Marblehead SEPAC are seeking sponsors and donations for our 4th Annual Unsung Heroes Event this June 6th at the Corintheian Yacht Club.

What is the Unsung Heroes Event?

This event is a way to recognize the people who make a difference in your special education world, people who might not always get the credit they deserve. They can be anyone in your community or school – anyone who makes that special difference in the life of your child or loved one.
How Can You Help Make this Event Special?
 
Individual or corporate sponsorship donations which are tax deductible through the Friends of the Marblehead SEPAC, Inc. a 501©3 Charitable Organization.
Sponsorship Levels & Benefits:

ADVOCATE SPONSOR: $500.00

‣ 4 Tickets to the event
‣ Quarter page advertisement in the Event Program
‣ Listed as Advocate Sponsor in the Event Program
‣ Listed as Advocate Sponsor on our Website

FRIEND SPONSOR: $250.00

‣ 2 Tickets to the event
‣ Listed as Friend Sponsor in the Event Program
‣ Listed as Friend Sponsor on our Website

EVENT SPONSOR: $100.00

‣ 2 Tickets to the event
‣ Listed as Event Sponsor in the Event Program

Checks should be made payable to: Friends of the Marblehead SEPAC. We also accept all major credit cards. For questions about sponsorship contact Kate Bailey Roeser: katebaileyroeser@me.com or 617-750-7766 or Jason Glass: jm_glass@hotmail.com or 617-304-7409.

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