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IEP Improvement Project
Jennifer Caufield

Save the Date: May 28th, 6:30pm

Please join us virtually on Tuesday, May 28th for a Parent Presentation on the New IEP Form. ZOOM LINK Meeting ID: 897 9112 1084, Passcode: 068113

This workshop will introduce parents and families to the new IEP form which will be implemented for all students eligible for Individualized Education Programs by the Fall of 2024. This workshop will inform parents of what to expect at their upcoming IEP meetings. We will review the new form to see what has been added and what has been reorganized. In addition to learning about the changes, we will discuss the reasons behind these changes which represent the first major change to the form in 20 years. 

Meet Our Presenter:

Laurie Casna, J.D. has over twenty years of experience in education. She has served for 15 years as a special education teacher and administrator. She currently serves as an educational consultant for over 75 school districts throughout the country. In her work as a national consultant, Ms. Casna supports schools and districts in establishing and implementing evidence-based inclusive practices in compliance with state and federal education laws. Ms. Casna has experience as a Director of Special Education in private special education settings, traditional public schools, and publicly funded charter schools. She has led multiple districts through the process of completing State Comprehensive and Tiered Focused Monitoring Reviews and audits focused on Special Education Programming, Human Resources, Equity, and Multilingual Learner Supports. She is experienced in working with school leadership teams and community-based organizations to conduct comprehensive evaluations of services, programming, systems, and structures to determine their impact on all populations within a community. She couples her assessments of practices with data-supported and evidence-driven recommendations. She has recently focused much of her work on supporting schools, families, and stakeholders in implementing the new Individualized Education Program being implemented in Massachusetts.

 


 

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HW FOTA Melody Miles May 25th
Jennifer Caufield

SAVE THE DATE!!!! The Hamilton-Wenham Friends of the Arts is excited to host the 28th Annual Melody Miles 5k fun run from Winthrop Elementary School, on Saturday, May 25th at 10 a.m. Our talented student performers look forward to serenading you as you walk, run, hop, skip, or dance your way along our scenic local race route. Our 5-mile race is also available as a virtual option during the holiday weekend. It is a great way for you to still support the arts AND get a coveted race t-shirt! Register Today! https://runsignup.com/Race/MA/Hamilton/MelodyMiles

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Letter Carriers Food Drive to Benefit Acord food Pantry
Jennifer Caufield

SATURDAY!

The annual Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive to benefit Acord Food Pantry will be held on Saturday, May 11th. Please place non-perishable, unexpired food by your mailbox by 8:00 a.m. that morning and a letter carrier will pick it up for delivery to Acord. Please go to acordfoodpantry.org/food-donations for an updated list of our most needed items. Thank you for your support!

Kindergarten Readiness Workshop
Jennifer Caufield

If you have a child entering Kindergarten this fall, join this FREE workshop for parents and caregivers. Monday, May 20th @ 7-8pm, Winthrop School. Learn what "Kindergarten Readiness" really means - Learn at-home activities to help your child prepare socially, emotionally & academically for Kindergarten - Learn strategies to create a smooth and successful transition into Kindergarten. Register HERE or call 978-468-5489

 

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PRIDE T-SHIRTS FOR SALE!
Jennifer Caufield

ONE WEEK LEFT TO ORDER your HW Pride T-Shirt! We need to hit 70 shirts to make the order happen!

Each order is individual and will be shipped directly to your home. (Group up to save on shipping!) Be sure to wear your Pride shirt on Rainbow Day, Friday May 31st!  

Please use this ORDER FORM which will close on Friday, May 10th. 

Many thanks and congratulations to our t-shirt design contest winner, 7th-Grade student Coralie Reich!

HW EdFund Golf Tournament
Jennifer Caufield

The EdFund Golf Tournament is quickly approaching! Held on May 20th at Myopia Hunt Club, the day is sure to be full of lively competition. All funds raised through the day go directly to supporting Hamilton Wenham Schools. Through grants to teachers, administrators, and students, opportunities are provided for dynamic learning and teaching while enhancing existing infrastructure and promoting excellence across the schools. Please consider supporting the day and the Edfund by playing, taking advantage of one of the various sponsorship opportunities, or donating to the raffle and silent auction portion of the event. For more information please reach out to hwedfund@gmail.com.

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