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.

New Bus Driver & Aide Training for Interacting with Special Needs Students

This informational video is published by the NJ Department of Education. It may contain wording that you as a Parent may not feel is the most appropriate choice at times? It is a training video that School Bus Drivers and Aides have been mandated by Law to view. We at Bloomfield SEPAC, present it without any endorsement, but so you are aware of the regulation and what is being shown to those worker who interact with our children.

Read the NJ Department of Education website by pressing here.

Bloomfield SEPAC Meeting 11/16 at Oakview School. Special Start Time 6 P.M.

The next Bloomfield SEPAC Meeting will be Nov.16, 2016 at 6 P.M. at Oakview Elementary School; ;ocated at 150 Garrabrant Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07003. PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY TIME of 6 P.M. – 8 P.M.

This Meeting will consist specifically of an ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis for Autism) Workshop for Parents of students with Autism. There will be methods, ideas and information on how to carry over ABA Methods at your home; using some of the ABA techniques your child is familiar with and receives in school.

SEPAC Post-Meeting Report

Thank you to everyone that attended our Bloomfield SEPAC Meeting last night at Demarest School. The Meeting began with a special presentation to Brookdale Elementary School Educator, Mr. Jason Triano. Mr. Triano received the SEPAC Certificate of Appreciation for his dedicated, outstanding and ongoing contributions and support of our organization for many years. jasonwith-brookers

Next up, Bloomfield School District Director of Special Services, Ms. Linda Colucci presented a  moving film about the VEST, Special Education Program in Bloomfield High School.  

Bloomfield Schools Superintendent Salvatore Goncalves answered a series of questions about our schools including, grant funding, security, participation in extra-curricular activities for special needs students, anti-bullying measures, having your special needs child evaluated,The ESSA Act and Charter Schools.

Ms. Colucci described new technologies available in our schools, including the trial introduction of Chrome Books. Special Services Supervisor Keri Regina explained about parents working with the school to try to obtain permission to use special accommodations from the www.https://www.collegeboard.org/students-with-disabilities for PSAT and SAT Testing.

The Meeting closed with our usual session with The Marvelous Marble. 20140918_094943_resized

   Our SEPAC Parents gave thanks and praise for recent achievements by their kids and the Bloomfield Schools Staff. Thank you to all parents, Teachers and Administrators who came out to participate in our Meeting. Extra special thanks to Demarest Principal, Mary Todaro for the use and abuse of her School Library, her warm, gracious hospitality and her information about the STORIA Reading  App.

Our next Meeting will be November 16, 2016 at Oakview Schools, with special emphasis on ABA Methods that Parents can learn to use with their child at home.