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Bloomfield SEPAC Begins a New School Year/Grupo de Apoyo de Padres en Educación Especial

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BLOOMFIELD SEPAC is an independent, volunteer-run organization made up of parents helping parents. SEPAC helps parents become better informed about Special Education in the Bloomfield school district. We provide resources and support for families of students who require an IEP and special services while at school. We work in a cooperative effort with the Bloomfield Special Services Department and the Bloomfield Board of Education to help ensure every child is getting the best education possible.

SEPAC meetings provide, but are not limited to, information on how to read an IEP, what channels go through if you have questions and concerns about your child’s education and services, what you can do about bullying, knowing your child’s and family’s legal rights, and how to handle transitions for your child.

Please visit our website www.bloomfieldsepac.com and join our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/bloomfieldsepac/ for more information.

We look forward to seeing you at our meetings this year.

Grupo de Apoyo de Padres en Educación Especial

2017-2018 SEPAC Meetings

October 11, 2017 BHS 6-8 PM

November 8, 2017 BHS 6-8 PM

January 10, 2018 BHS 6-8 PM

March 14, 2018       BHS 6-8 PM

May 9, 2018             BHS 6-8 PM

SEPAC es una organización independiente de padres voluntarios que tienen como objetivo ayudar a otros padres a estar informados sobre Educación Especial en el distrito escolar de Bloomfield, NJ. Nuestra organización provee recursos y apoyo a familias con estudiantes que tiene un IEP o un plan 504 y que reciben servicios especiales mientras asisten a la escuela. Trabajamos en colaboración con el Departamento de Educación Especial y la Junta de Educación de la ciudad de Bloomfield, NJ para de esta manera ayudar a garantizar que cada estudiante reciba la mejor educación posible.

Las reuniones de SEPAC proveen, pero no están limitadas a, dar información acerca de cómo leer un IEP o un plan 504 y qué vías se deben seguir si tiene preguntas o inquietudes acerca de la educación de su hijo/a y los servicios que debe recibir. SEPAC también ayuda en circunstancias de bullying e informa a padres de los derechos de su hijo/a y de la familia. Además, guía a padres cuando se presentan transiciones en la educación de su hijo/a.

Le invitamos a visitar nuestra página Web www.bloomfieldsepac.com y unirse a nuestra página en Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/bloomfieldsepac/  para recibir más información.

Esperamos verlos en nuestras reuniones este año.

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Bloomfield SEPAC Meeting – May 17, 2017, at The Early Childhood Center at Forest Glen School.

Our next Bloomfield SEPAC Meeting is set for Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at The Early Childhood Center at Forest Glen School from 7 – 9 P.M.

Our special guest will be Dr. Ellen Platt, a renowned Child Psychiatrist who will speak about such topics as helping Parents to deal with Anxiety and School Avoidance with Pre-School through  Elementary School Students. She will also hold a Question & Answer Session for our Parents

Dr. Platt held a very informative Forum for parents of our school Teens in January and she has graciously agreed to return to do the same for the parents of our younger age students at our May 17th Meeting.

The Early Childhood center at Forest Glen is located at 280 Davey Street, Bloomfield, N.J.  Davey Street is off Belleville Avenue, in Bloomfield.  After you turn onto Davey Street, just follow the winding road to the end and you will be in the School Parking Lot.

All are welcome. Please bring a friend and a question or two that you would like the Doctor to address.

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Student Anxiety – Depression – Stress Forums. Matched For Your Child’s Age/Grade Level. March 1st or March 15th

Stress – Fear – Anxiety – School Avoidance – Depression

I Don’t Want To Go To School”

If any of these words have become part of your child’s vocabulary please join:

Dr. Ellen Platt for some help!

There will be 2 Sessions – based on Age/Grade. All Parents of All Students are welcome.

Bloomfield Special Services Department &  Bloomfield SEPAC Present:

For Parents of Middle School/High School

Wednesday March 1st 7-9 PM –  Students at

The Bloomfield Board of Education Administration Building – 2nd Floor, Conference Room

 AND

For  Parents of PreK/Elementary Students

Wednesday March 15th,  7-9 PM  at  Fairview Elementary School.

Dr. Ellen Platt will be joining us both evenings to talk about these concerns for all age groups. Bring your concerns, bring your questions and let’s talk! The agenda isn’t pre-planned, but will take the course the parents need!

Dr. Ellen M. Platt is a Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist practicing in Cedar Grove, NJ. Dr. Platt consults with many school districts in addition to her private practice. She also provides workshops focusing on Child and Adolescent problems from a clinical perspective as they relate to everyday life stresses.

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“Who Here Has Anxiety?” There will be an Open Forum 02-24-16 at BHS.

Who here has some anxiety? I sure do at times.  Or perhaps your student has anxiety? It is a common thing that most people deal with on one level or another. 

Dr. Ellen Platt will be taking your questions about anxiety, stress, depression, school phobias etc. at an important and helpful Open Forum on this coming Wednesday, February 24, 2016, from 7 – 9 P.M. at BHS. The Open Forum will be hosted in the BHS Teachers Cafeteria.