Bloomfield School District Offering offering TWO parent workshops regarding transitioning students back to school with a Psychologist specializing in child and adolescent development. May 3, & May 10, at 6:30 PM

Pre-K-6th grade- Monday 5/3 6:30 PM
Grades 7-12- Monday 5/10 6:30 PM
Google Meet Link:
meet.google.com/daw-rzge-wyu
Join by phone
(US) +1 978-484-2306 PIN: 650 371 279 #

If you are interested in attending, please
submit any questions by the Friday before
the meeting you are attending to:
Pre K-6th- MBruno@Bloomfield.K12.NJ.US
Grades 7-12: KRegina@Bloomfield.K12.NJ.US

EARLY START – 5:45 PM -This Wednesday’s (March 10th) ONLINE SEPAC MEETING. TOPICS: SCHOOL RE-OPENING PLANS & TALK WITH SPECIAL NEEDS ATTORNEYS ON SPECIAL EDUCATION RIGHTS

PLEASE NOTE THIS WEDNESDAY’S SEPAC MEETING BEGINS EARLY AT 5:45 PM.

The first quarter of the meeting features Superintendent Salvatore Gonçalves & Assistant Superintendent Joe Fleres on the SCHOOL-RE-OPENING PLAN.

The second part features the legal team of MANES & WENBERG, LLP, Special Needs Attorneys talking about you and your child’s RIGHTS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION,

WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING ONLINE WITH YOU PRESS HERE FOR THE GOOGLE MEETING LINK

(US) +1 803-510-7198 (PIN: 225878420) <—-phone link
– YOUR BLOOMFIELD SEPAC TEAM

SURVEY ON POSSIBLE FUTURE ONLINE LEARNING, HYBRID SCHEDULES, CLOSES FEB. 16, 2021. Please Submit yours now!

Dear Parents:

Please fill in the Parents Survey- HERE

Let the School District and The Board of Education know your feelings about Online Learning, Hybrid Schedule etc., or offer your suggestions.

Information marked with a * needs to be filled in, but You can submit the Survey anonymously or make your name known, as you wish.

Thank you.

Your Bloomfield SEPAC Team

Maria Sanders, LSW – Presents at our Feb. 10, 2021 ONLINE Bloomfield SEPAC Meeting, from 6-7 P.M.

https://meet.google.com/xqv-vbve-mre?authuser=0

E-mail Questions NOW, to greggo1685@gmail.com

We are very pleased  to have renowned Parent Coach, Maria Sanders, LSW, to participate in our ONLINE SEPAC MEETING. Ms. Sanders has consistently been very generous of her time in presenting at our Meetings and helping answer Parents questions. 

Maria Sanders is a Licensed Social Worker and PCI Certified Parent Coach®. She works with parents struggling with any parenting challenge, from getting a child to sleep to communicating with a taciturn teen. A lot of her work is supported by Conscious Parenting and Collaborative Problem Solving. Maria Sanders is Certified in the Collaborative Problem Solving® (CPS) approach by Think:Kids, a program based in the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA

Maria works one on one with parents virtually (phone or video) or in her Montclair office. She offers programs to public schools, independent schools, preschools, pediatrician offices, professional organizations, and corporate settings. 

For more information about Maria Sanders, you can check out her website:

www.mariasandersparentcoach.com

Bloomfield B.O.E. Details The Return to In-Person Classes and Maintaining Virtual Classes. (VIDEO)

The Bloomfield Board of Education broadcast their Board Meeting last night, (Oct. 13, 2020.) Superintendent Goncalves and Assistant Superintendent Joseph Fleres gave very comprehensive details on the current Plans to reopen Schools for In-Person Classes on Nov.30, 2020 and on maintaining Virtual Classes for Parents who choose to do so; including schedules, safety measures and Staffing.

Please watch the video HERE

They fielded numerous questions from Bloomfield Parents as did the B.O.E, Members. Thus far, over 2,000 have viewed this video. This allowed for many more Bloomfielders to “attend” the Meeting and they took time to answer many more questions than could have been answered under regular conditions.

Webinar on Dealing With Remote Learning in Conjunction With The Yellin Center – Sept 4, 12 PM. Registration Required.

From The Yellin Center:

Dear Friends and Colleagues –

Throughout the array of emotions I have experienced during this strange and difficult year, perhaps the one I have felt most acutely is gratitude. This might seem strange, considering we are separated from our loved ones and face the illness and loss of so many in our cities, towns, and circle of friends and family. But when we closed our doors abruptly in March we had no idea how we were going to move forward to help the students and families we serve, let alone whether we would ever be able to open our doors again.

Now, as summer winds to a close, The Yellin Center has been open for three months and we have worked with many students, both in-person and via remote technology. Our staff has done a really fantastic job of creating a safe space in our New York City office and in supporting the families with whom we work. For that, and for the continuing health of our team and my family, I am enormously grateful.

Remote Learning Webinar Next Week

As the school year begins, families face unprecedented challenges. Whether students attend school in-person (full or part-time), or are learning completely online, the pressure on families, students, and teachers is enormous. How can we help our children cope – and what can we do to make things better? 
Space Is Limited – Register Now
To help answer that question, I am delighted to report that I will be presenting a webinar on Observations and Opportunities: Supporting Your Child in Remote Learning, together with Kim Carter and Betsey Bradley, Executive Director and Community Director, respectively, of the Q.E.D Foundation, Inc. on Friday, September 4 at 12 p.m. EDT.

Kim, Betsey, and I will be offering a unique opportunity for parents to observe, understand, and support children as learners. We will provide strategies you can apply immediately to better understand your child’s learning needs and tools you can use to support their learning.

 
As some of you may know, The Yellin Center grew out of the work of All Kinds of Minds, where I served as National Director for Clinical Services until I launched The Yellin Center as an independent organization in 2007. QED Foundation acquired All Kinds of Minds in 2012, and has proudly continued the work of bridging the science of learning with learning design based on the recognition that all students are good learners. QED and The Yellin Center share the philosophy and commitment to these Guiding Principles. QED and The Yellin Center have been close collaborators for the past decade in advancing their shared values and principles, continuing to develop the NeuroDevelopmental Framework for Learning (NDFL) and other resources, and working to increase accessibility to these resources for everyone who works with learners of any age.

Registration for this webinar is limited. To register, please email Betsey Bradley at bbradleyakom@gmail.com.

¡Atención padres Latinos y aliados!

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Acompáñenos en una conversación virtual totalmente en español. Esta es nuestra oportunidad para hablar y compartir de nuestras experiencias tras el COVID-19, el cierre de las escuelas y el aprendizaje remoto

 -Discutiremos los desafíos de los estudiantes Latinos y sus familias durante el COVID-19

– Representantes de SPAN hablaran sobre los servicios y programas disponibles para las familias

-Información sobre los planes de reapertura de escuelas y como las familias pueden involucrarse.

– Acceso a recursos sobre COVID-19 y SPAN

miércoles, 5 de agosto de 2020

6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Registrese aqui:

 https://voceslatinasspan.eventbrite.com

Para más información contacte a: Fanny Ochoa a fochoa@spanadvocacy.org o llame al 551-260-0046

Attention Latino parents and allies!

Join us in a virtual conversation entirely in Spanish. This is our opportunity to speak up and share our experiences during COVID-19, school closures and remote learning

 -We will discuss the challenges of Latino students and their families during COVID-19

  – SPAN representatives will talk about the services and programs available to families

  -Information on school reopening plans; and how families can get involved.

 – Access to resources on COVID-19 and SPAN

 

Give Your Input On The NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities 5 Year Plan

Parents and Students are welcome to take this Survey or provide further input and suggestions. The online survey may be taken in English or Spanish and may be done anonymously.

PRESS HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY OR GET FURTHER INFORMATION

From the NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities:

“Every five years, the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities develops a State Plan that reflects a comprehensive review of major service systems and issues as they affect children, teens, and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families in New Jersey. The State Plan is developed in accordance with the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act). The Council’s work centers around system change activities.

The plan is important because it outlines goals, objectives, and activities that the NJCDD will implement in order to bring about system change. The State Plan guides the work of the Council and drives decisions about how staff and fiscal resources are used.

Right now, NJCDD is in the process of developing its Five-Year State Plan for the period from October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2026. 

We are gathering input from the community to formulate our goals for the next five years. We want to hear from individuals with I/DD, families, caregivers, service providers and other stakeholders about what is working for people with developmental disabilities; what needs to change; and, how could it be changed.”

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