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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Decoding the Kid Behind the IEP: A Quick Guide - Jan 16

UPCOMING WORKSHOP = Decoding the Kid Behind the IEP: A Quick Guide

WHEN: Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 7 PM – 9 PM

WHERE: Franklin Municipal Building, 3rd floor training room. Take the stairs or elevator to the third floor and head RIGHT!

Do you ever feel overwhelmed when describing your child? You know your child best! But it can be difficult to give people the right information (but not too much info!) to help them understand.

A Face Sheet is a 1-page summary sheet about your child; a simple overview in a friendly format. Face Sheets make it easy to share important info with educators/ care providers/ coaches/ specialists/ extended family members/ etc.

Come join us to create a Face Sheet for your child(ren)! This workshop will be facilitated by Elise Stokes, a parent and educational consultant.

We will also have a special presentation by Directory of Student Services, Paula Marano about Franklin's "Portrait of a Graduate."

This will be a productive and informative evening and we look forward to seeing you!

*Bring a laptop if you have one!

Decoding the Kid Behind the IEP: A Quick Guide - Jan 16
Decoding the Kid Behind the IEP: A Quick Guide - Jan 16
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For more about Franklin Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)
http://franklinsepac.org/

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Connections for Parents of Children with Special Needs - November 21

Connections for Parents of Children 
with Special Needs 

November 21 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

We will again be facilitating a group for parents of children with special needs ( IEPs, Medical, Emotional, etc). Working in collaboration with Ms. Marsh from Self Help, Inc.

Your child does NOT need to have an IEP or an identified disability to attend this group. This is a wonderful opportunity for parents to make Connections; share fears and concerns about what challenges they face and what strategies have been successful; and to gather information about additional resources available to the community.

Please RSVP to Laura Flanagan at flanaganla@franklinps.net

Connections for Parents of Children with Special Needs - November 21
Connections for Parents of Children with Special Needs - November 21

Monday, June 17, 2019

Franklin School Committee recap - June 11, 2019

The School Committee meeting of Tuesday, June 11, can be summarized as follows:

The Superintendent's Report can be found online
https://www.franklinps.net/sites/franklinmaps/files/uploads/superintendents_report_to_school_committee_june_11_2019.pdf

    

FEF Presentation



SEPEC Presentation



Student Services Tiered Focus



Student Services SEL Improvements Preliminary Report



Additional details can be found in my notes reported live during the meeting:


FEF meeting schedule for the coming school year 2019-2020
FEF meeting schedule for the coming school year 2019-2020

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Franklin SEPAC: Franklin Fire Department Community Day - Mar 23

Franklin Fire Department Community Day

This is an event for those with special needs to become more comfortable with our first responders.

Special appearances by Ben Franklin, therapy dog and newest member of the Franklin PD and Sparky the Fire Dog!

When: Saturday, March 23 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: 40 West Central Street, Fire Dept HQs

Space is limited, please RSVP to Franklin SEPAC at franklinsepac@gmail.com.

Franklin SEPAC: Franklin Fire Department Community Day - Mar 23
Franklin SEPAC: Franklin Fire Department Community Day - Mar 23

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Franklin SEPAC: When Friends Don't Come Easy...Supporting Children Who Struggle Socially - Mar 21

When Friends Don't Come Easy...Supporting Children Who Struggle Socially

Please join us for a presentation on friendship. While making friends comes naturally to many children, for others it is a skill that must be learned and practiced. Child therapist, Alison Ratner Mayer, will lead parents in activities to increase understanding of the social challenges children face daily, and will discuss how parents can support their child’s social development.

When: Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 PM
Where: Third floor Training Room of the Franklin Municipal Building, 355 East Central Street, Franklin, MA.

This event is free and open to the public.

Follow the event on Facebook
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Franklin SEPAC: When Friends Don't Come Easy...Supporting Children Who Struggle Socially - Mar 21
Franklin SEPAC: When Friends Don't Come Easy ...
Supporting Children Who Struggle Socially - Mar 21

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Autism & Creating a Fulfilling Life for the Family and Child with Special Needs - Feb 28

Autism & Creating a Fulfilling Life for the Family and Child with Special Needs

Join us as we welcome author, journalist, public speaker and special needs parent Susan Senator. Susan is the mother of three boys, the oldest of whom has severe autism. Using her experiences and speaking from the heart, Susan speaks about the impact that autism has had on her family. She has authored books including: Making Peace with Autism, Autism Adulthood, and The Autism Mom's Survival Guide. Susan speaks around the country and maintains a blog and website, www.susansenator.com.

When: Thursday, February 28 at 7:00 PM
Where: Third floor Training Room of the Franklin Municipal Building, 255 East Central Street, Franklin, MA.

This event is free and open to the public.

If you have any suggestions for workshops or social events for the kids, please send us an email at franklinsepac@gmail.com.

WWW.FRANKLINSEPAC.ORG


Franklin SEPAC: Autism & Creating a Fulfilling Life for the Family and Child with Special Needs
Franklin SEPAC: Autism & Creating a Fulfilling
Life for the Family and Child with Special Needs

Monday, February 11, 2019

Franklin SEPAC: Autism & Creating a Fulfilling Life for the Family and Child with Special Needs

Autism & Creating a Fulfilling Life for the Family and Child with Special Needs

Join us as we welcome author, journalist, public speaker and special needs parent Susan Senator. Susan is the mother of three boys, the oldest of whom has severe autism. Using her experiences and speaking from the heart, Susan speaks about the impact that autism has had on her family. 

She has authored books including: Making Peace with Autism, Autism Adulthood, and The Autism Mom's Survival Guide. Susan speaks around the country and maintains a blog and website, www.susansenator.com.

When: Thursday, February 28 at 7:00 PM
Where: Third floor Training Room of the Franklin Municipal Building, 255 East Central Street, Franklin, MA.

This event is free and open to the public.

If you have any suggestions for workshops or social events for the kids, please send us an email at franklinsepac@gmail.com .

WWW.FRANKLINSEPAC.ORG


Franklin SEPAC: Autism & Creating a Fulfilling Life for the Family and Child with Special Needs
Franklin SEPAC: Autism & Creating a Fulfilling
Life for the Family and Child with Special Needs

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Venue change for Thursday's (1/17/19) SEPAC presentation

Venue change for Thursday's (1/17/19) SEPAC presentation

Anxiety in Relation to Learning/
Developmental Disabilities

"Anxiety in Relation to Learning/Developmental Disabilities and How to Address in the IEP" 
presented by Dr. Erin Gibbons from Neuropsychology &; Education Services for Children & Adolescents (NESCA).

Free and open to the public.

Where: Horace Mann Middle School Auditorium
When: January 17th at 7 PM




If you have any suggestions for workshops or social events for the kids, please send us an email at franklinsepac@gmail.com.
WWW.FRANKLINSEPAC.ORG




Franklin Special Education Parent Advisory Council
355 East Central St.
Franklin, Massachusetts 02038
US

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Franklin SEPAC: January 2019 Newsletter

Franklin SEPAC: January 2019 Newsletter

Parent to Parent Support 
Please join us at Cole's Tavern for this month's
parent to parent night.

Where: Cole's Tavern (back room)
When: January 10  at 7 PM 


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Anxiety in Relation to Learning/
Developmental Disabilities


"Anxiety in Relation to Learning/Developmental Disabilities and How to Address in the IEP" 

presented by Dr. Erin Gibbons 
from Neuropsychology & Education Services for 
Children & Adolescents (NESCA).

Free and open to the public.

Where: 3rd floor training room  
Franklin Municipal Building
When: January 17 at 7 PM




If you have any suggestions for workshops or social events for the kids, please send us an email at franklinsepac@gmail.com.
WWW.FRANKLINSEPAC.ORG




Franklin Special Education Parent Advisory Council
355 East Central St.
Franklin, Massachusetts 02038
US

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Sensory Friendly Santa Claus - Dec 8

Visiting Santa Claus can be a very overwhelming experience for children, particularly those with Special Needs. 

This year, Franklin SEPAC is inviting families to visit Santa in a sensory friendly environment...no long lines or waiting, no crowds or noisy store and a Santa who understands!! 

Bring your camera to take as many pictures as you would like. Our SEPAC elves will be on hand to take family photos as well.

Saturday, December 8, 12-4

A quiet room downstairs in Cole's Tavern, Franklin MA

This event is free! Sign up for a time to have your own private meeting with the big guy by clicking on the following link!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a45adab2fa2f58-sensory

Sensory Friendly Santa Claus - Dec 8
Sensory Friendly Santa Claus - Dec 8
For more information about the Franklin SEPAC group  http://franklinsepac.org/

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - June 12, 2018

Vision Statement
The Franklin Public Schools will foster within its students the knowledge and skills to find and achieve satisfaction in life as productive global citizens.

A G E N D A
“The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.”


1. Routine Business
a. Review of Agenda
b. Citizen’s Comments
i. In the spirit of open communication, “the School Committee will hear public comment not related to an agenda item at the beginning of each regular School Committee Meeting. The Committee will listen to, but not respond to any comment made. A Committee member may add an agenda item to a future meeting as a result of a citizen comment” – from Policy BEDH
c. FHS Student Representative Comments
d. Superintendent’s Report

2. Guests / Presentations
a. Recognition
b. Community Group Updates

  • SEPAC – Jennifer Hiscoe, Sara Mulcahey
  • FEF – Kit and Lisa Brady

c. Athletics Recap – Tom Angelo, FHS Athletic Director

3. Discussion / Action Items
a. Collaborative Board Appointments

  • ACCEPT Collaborative - I recommend the appointment of Dr. Sara Ahern to the ACCEPT Collaborative Board for the 2018-19 school year.
  • BICO Collaborative - I recommend the appointment of Dr. Sara Ahern to the BICO Board for the 2018-19 school year.

b. Appoint of Assistant Superintendent of Schools
I recommend Dr. Ahern’s selected candidate to be appointed as Assistant Superintend
c. Attendance Area – The Westerly
I recommend that students residing at Woodview Way, at the Westerly Apartments be assigned to the Jefferson/Remington district within Franklin starting in 2018-2019.
d. Policy – First Readings
I recommend moving the following policies to a second reading as discussed:

  • JQA – Financial Assistance Policy
  • JQA-R – Financial Assistance Application & Procedures
  • EFD – Meal Charge Policy
  • EFD-R – Meal Charge Policy & Procedures
  • JFAA-R – School Admission/Residency

e. MASC Summer Institute
I recommend the approval of Denise Schultz’s attendance at the MASC Summer Institute in July, 2018.
f. Travel Expense Approval
I recommend that the Committee approve my acceptance of paid travel expenses for the purpose of attending the Study Tour and Educational Leadership Symposium in Helsinki, Finland and Berlin, Germany July 8 to July 16, 2018.

4. Discussion Only Items
a. SWAC (School Wellness Advisory Committee)

5. Information Matters
a. School Committee Sub-Committee Reports (e.g. Budget; Community Relations;
Policy; Transportation; Public Schools Advocacy; Ad Hoc Superintendent’s Evaluation)
b. School Committee Liaison Reports (e.g. Joint PCC; Substance Abuse Task Force; School Wellness Advisory Council [SWAC]; MASC)

6. New Business
a. To discuss any future agenda items

7. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes
I recommend approval of the minutes from your May 22, 2018 School Committee meeting.
b. FHS Scholarships
I recommend acceptance of 6 checks totaling $2,715.00 for FHS Scholarships as follows:

  • ASMS PCC $500.00 ASMS Alumni Scholarship
  • Carol Merchant $115.00 Circle of Friends/Best Buddies Scholarship
  • Attleboro Arts Museum $100.00 Sponsor Title Award/Scholarship
  • Franklin Food Pantry $500.00 Empty Bowls Club (2 - $250.00 Scholarships)
  • Friends of the Franklin Library $1,000.00 FHS Scholarship
  • John and Elizabeth Ombelets $500.00 Mock Trial Scholarship

c. Davis Thayer Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $744.18 from the DT PCC for Supplemental Supplies as detailed.
d. FHS Gifts
I recommend acceptance of two checks totaling $2,406.33 at FHS as detailed:

  • Ahold $ 413.33 for supplemental supplies
  • Class of 1968 $1,993.00 for in-house enrichment

e. Parmenter Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $50.00 from a Parmenter parent for supplemental supplies at Parmenter as detailed.
f. Keller Gifts
I recommend acceptance of two checks totaling $520.04 for Keller Elementary School as detailed:

  • Keller PCC $250.00 Field trips
  • O’Connor Portrature $270.04 In-house enrichment

g. J.F. Kennedy Gifts
I recommend acceptance of two checks totaling $2,293.64 for JF Kennedy Elementary School as detailed:

  • JFK PCC $ 262.50 Field trips
  • JFK PCC $2,031.14 Supplies

8. Payment of Bills Dr. Bergen

9. Payroll Mrs. Douglas

10. Correspondence – Budget to Actual, Miriam Goodman, School Business Administrator

11. Executive Session
a. Negotiations with Non-Union Personnel

12. Adjournment


The documents for this agenda as released in advance of the meeting can be found
http://franklinschool.vt-s.net/Pages/FranklinCom_Packets/l6-12-18%20SC%20Packet/

Franklin Education Foundation

Special Education Parents Advisory Council

Thursday, May 17, 2018

SEPAC Workshop: Coping with Bullying - May 17

Coping with Bullying
By Carolyn Wnuk

Thursday, May 17 at 7 PM
Third floor training room of the Municipal Building

SEPAC Workshop: Coping with Bullying - May 17
SEPAC Workshop: Coping with Bullying - May 17
For more about Franklin SEPAC, visit their webpage

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Reminder: The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show - May 4

SAVE THE DATE for The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show on Friday, May 4 at the 
Showcase Live, Patriot Place, Foxboro
The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show - May 4
The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show - May 4

It is that time of year again!! The 8th Annual Comedy show to benefit Franklin SEPAC is being held on Friday, May 4 at Showcase Live, Patriot Place. 

Enjoy good food, drinks, lots of laughs, and chances to take home fabulous items through the silent auction, food frenzy and raffle. 

All proceeds raised will fund SEPAC’s speakers and social events. Tickets are on sale now on our website: www.franklinsepac.org!! 

If you cannot attend but would like to contribute, we welcome any and all donations. 

Please email us at franklinsepac@gmail.com with any questions.
Hope you can make it!!



Sunday, April 15, 2018

Support SEPAC and have a laugh or two - Annual SEPAC Comedy Show - May 4

SAVE THE DATE for The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show on Friday, May 4 at the 
Showcase Live, Patriot Place, Foxboro
The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show - May 4
The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show - May 4

It is that time of year again!! The 8th Annual Comedy show to benefit Franklin SEPAC is being held on Friday, May 4 at Showcase Live, Patriot Place. 

Enjoy good food, drinks, lots of laughs, and chances to take home fabulous items through the silent auction, food frenzy and raffle. 

All proceeds raised will fund SEPAC’s speakers and social events. Tickets are on sale now on our website: www.franklinsepac.org!! 

If you cannot attend but would like to contribute, we welcome any and all donations. 

Please email us at franklinsepac@gmail.com with any questions.
Hope you can make it!!



Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show - May 4

SAVE THE DATE for The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show on Friday, May 4 at the 
Showcase Live, Patriot Place, Foxboro
The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show - May 4
The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show - May 4

It is that time of year again!! The 8th Annual Comedy show to benefit Franklin SEPAC is being held on Friday, May 4 at Showcase Live, Patriot Place. 

Enjoy good food, drinks, lots of laughs, and chances to take home fabulous items through the silent auction, food frenzy and raffle. 

All proceeds raised will fund SEPAC’s speakers and social events. Tickets are on sale now on our website: www.franklinsepac.org!! 

If you cannot attend but would like to contribute, we welcome any and all donations. 

Please email us at franklinsepac@gmail.com with any questions.
Hope you can make it!!



Thursday, March 8, 2018

SAVE THE DATE: The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show - May 4

SAVE THE DATE for The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show on Friday, May 4 at the 
Showcase Live, Patriot Place, Foxboro

It is that time of year again!! The 8th Annual Comedy show to benefit Franklin SEPAC is being held on Friday, May 4 at Showcase Live, Patriot Place. 

Enjoy good food, drinks, lots of laughs, and chances to take home fabulous items through the silent auction, food frenzy and raffle. 

All proceeds raised will fund SEPAC’s speakers and social events. Tickets are on sale now on our website: www.franklinsepac.org!! 

If you cannot attend but would like to contribute, we welcome any and all donations. 

Please email us at franklinsepac@gmail.com with any questions.
Hope you can make it!!


The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show - May 4
The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show - May 4

Monday, February 19, 2018

The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show - May 4

SAVE THE DATE for The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show on Friday, May 4 at the 
Showcase Live, Patriot Place, Foxboro

It is that time of year again!! The 8th Annual Comedy show to benefit Franklin SEPAC is being held on Friday, May 4 at Showcase Live, Patriot Place. 

Enjoy good food, drinks, lots of laughs, and chances to take home fabulous items through the silent auction, food frenzy and raffle. 

All proceeds raised will fund SEPAC’s speakers and social events. Tickets are on sale now on our website: www.franklinsepac.org!! 

If you cannot attend but would like to contribute, we welcome any and all donations. 

Please email us at franklinsepac@gmail.com with any questions.
Hope you can make it!!


The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show - May 4
The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show - May 4

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Franklin SEPAC: "I Feel Worried! Tips to Help Kids Overcome Anxiety" - Feb 15

The Franklin SEPAC February Workshop is titled:

"I Feel Worried! Tips to Help Kids Overcome Anxiety" By Nadine Briggs

Ms. Briggs brings a philosophy and hands-on tools that parents can use so help their anxious children. 

Learn more about Nadine and her work at www.simplysocialkids.com.

When:
Thursday, February 15th at 7:00 PM

Where:
3rd Floor Training Room, Franklin Municipal Building


Franklin SEPAC: "I Feel Worried! Tips to Help Kids Overcome Anxiety"
Franklin SEPAC: "I Feel Worried! Tips to Help Kids Overcome Anxiety"

For more about the Special Education Parents Advisory Council,. visit their webpage  http://franklinsepac.org/

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Franklin SEPAC: January Workshop - Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities - Jan 18


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January 2018

Happy New Year!!

January Workshop

Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities

By Dr. Joseph Moldover

Children with these disorders may have trouble interpreting non-verbal cues like facial expression or body language and may have poor coordination, but are strong verbally.

Dr. Moldover is a neuropyschologist practicing independently in Wellesley, MA. He evaluates and treats children and adolescents with learning disorders, developmental disorders, neurological injuries and psychiatric disabilities.  Dr. Moldover frequently works with individuals diagnosed with ADHD/ADD, neurological and psychiatric disorders and cognitive disabilities. He is a graduate of the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widner University. 


Thursday, January 18th at 7:00 PM
3rd Floor Training Room
Franklin Municipal Building 
We look forward to seeing you there. 

Parent Support Group
When: Thursday, January 25 at 7:00 PM
Where: Cole's Tavern
, 553 Washington Street, Franklin

We will be providing monthly opportunities for parents/caregivers to get together in a relaxed environment to share stories, make connections and learn from one another.  

The mission of the Franklin Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is to promote a network for parents of children with disabilities and provide a forum to share information and discuss matters of relative interest and concern regarding our children. This group provides regular forums for Pupil Personnel Services and parents to share information and discuss pertinent issues; develops, maintains and shares tools and a resource guide; and raises awareness of children with special needs.

We host monthly workshops educating parents on special-needs topics. We also hold support groups, fun meet-ups for the kids and donate educational supplies to the Franklin Public School Special Education programs. We are a volunteer-run organization and need donations to help alleviate the costs of the above-mentioned programs. We receive our primary funding through an annual "Evening of Comedy" fundraiser that we host in April.


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We are always looking for feedback and ways that we can help meet the needs of our community here in town.  Please don't hesitate to reach out to us via email at franklinsepac@gmail.com, follow us on Facebook at @franklinsepac, and now on Twitter at @franklin_sepac.
Stay updated about our workshops, support groups and events. Get social with us!



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355 East Central St.
Franklin, Massachusetts 02038
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