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BSEAC: Parent Info Session

Listed below are our BSEAC October events.  The Parent Information Session and our monthly Coffee/Tea.  We hope you can attend.  

1)  Basic Rights – Oct 1, 2014 Parent Information Session, 6:30pm Parent Mingle, 7pm Presentation 

2)  BSEAC Coffee/Tea – Oct 2, 2014, 10:30am, Brueggers Bagels 41 Leonard Street

3)  BSEAC Past presentations – Link via the BMC (Belmont Media Center) 

1)  "Q&A with Student Services Team" October 1,  2014 Parent Information Session 
Here is the flow: 
6:30pm - Parent Mingle
7:00pm - Presentation
8:00pm - Q&A
8:30pm - Individual one on on Q&A
8:45pm - End (We have to be out of the building at 9pm.)  
Where:  Burbank Elementary School (Our host school for 2014/2015 school year) in the Cafeteria, 266 School Street, Belmont MA 02478.  Park in the parking lot and come in the side entrance and follow the signs to the Cafeteria.

Topic:  Q&A with Student Services Team

This is a great opportunity for anyone in the Belmont Community to come and ask about any of the services that are under the umbrella of Student Services in Belmont. For example, did you know that Student Services does not just cover Special Education services? They take care of Health and Medical issues and Nursing.The Early Education Preschool Program in Belmont is under this umbrella as well as the LABBB Collaborative (Lexington,Arlington, Belmont, Bedford & Burlington).The LABBB collaborative provides quality specialized services to children in all the towns mentioned above while maximizing the economies of scale of all of these towns.  Steve Mazzola, Director of Technology will be here this year to answer any questions you might have regarding different technologies available for those receiving services.  And members of the school committee and our new superintendent will be on the panel too to answer any budget question or any curriculum related question.  This has been a very informative presentation for parents who might be feeling frustrated about "how it all works."  This is one of the reasons this presentation repeats each year.  

If you have a student that is receiving any special services or if you would just like more information about any of the student services mentioned above, this would be a great time to come and get answers to your questions. 

Guest Speaker Panel: 

Ken Kramer, Director of Student Services

Mary Jane Weinstein, Assistant Director of Student Services

John Phelan, Superintendent of Belmont Schools

Steve Mazzola, Director of Technology, BPS

Elyse Shuster and Laurie Graham, Belmont School Committee. 

Please note all monthly BSEAC Parent Information Sessions are open to ALL parents and are filmed and aired by the BMC (Belmont Media Center). Refreshments are served.   

RSVP's appreciated:   Text Mary Jo Peterman at 617-721-2634 (name, grade, # of parents/friends attending) or email at bseacemail@gmail.com

2) Oct 2nd  Coffee/Tea: 10:30am at (Brueggers Bagels 41 Leonard Street) in Belmont

Would you like to get together with other parents who have children receiving services during the morning hours after the kids have been dropped off at school to have a cup of coffee/tea and support one another?  If yes, then mark your calendar for a once a month Morning Coffee from 10:30am to 11:30am.  The next Coffee/Tea will be at Brueggers Bagels,  41 Leonard Street in Belmont Center.   

3)  BSEAC Past Presentations.  Did you miss a past BSEAC Parent Information Session and did not get an opportunity to attend?  By clicking on the link below you will be directed to our wonderful partner Belmont Media Center where you can view last years presentations.   

Q: What is the BSEAC?
A: The Belmont Special Education Advisory Council (BSEAC) is Belmont's special education parent advisory council (SEPAC), mandated by Massachusetts state law. We are family members of children with disabilities who educate each other, collaborate with school professionals, and exchange ideas and information. We welcome participation from all interested community members.

If you would like to be involved or just get additional information regarding Special Education supports for Parents,
we encourage you to join our BSEAC-subscribe@yahoogroups.com for more information. 

If you have any questions, concerns, issues, suggestions, or if you would like to get involved, etc., contact us ? we would love to hear from you.
Mary Jo Peterman, Co-Chair
Phone:  617-721-2634

Heather LaPierre, Co-Chair
Phone: (617) 872-0774