Welcome to Needham SEPAC

We are parents of special education students who have joined together to provide information and support to each other. 

We meet regularly with school administrators to give our input on the policies and programs that affect our children.

NOVEMBER EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATION:
"Study Strategies: Moving Beyond 'I Read Over My Notes'"

For students with learning differences, reading over class material or notes is often not enough to enable them to perform well on tests and other assessments.  Presenter Kat Marsh will provide examples of practical study strategies that will help students learn and retain information, and she will also share ideas about helping students become self-motivated learners.  

Please note: While we welcome all parents and guardians to join us, this presentation will be most helpful for those with students who are upper elementary-aged or older.

Kat Marsh is the Lead Teacher and School Consultant at Commonwealth Learning Center in Danvers and the Learning Support Liaison at the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm in Beverly.  For over twenty years she has worked as a teacher and a tutor in many different learning environments, adapting her teaching and coaching strategies to fulfill diverse student, parent, and teacher needs. 

Wednesday, November 7
7:00pm – Networking & Refreshments
7:30 pm – Program Begins

Broadmeadow School Media Center
120 Broadmeadow Road, Needham


NOVEMBER BUSINESS MEETING:

All parents are encouraged to attend our monthly business meetings. During the first hour we meet with administrators to discuss topics of common interest. Then parents remain for a guided conversation on the "topic of the month," which will help us determine agenda items for future meetings.

Tuesday, November 13 16, 6:00pm
Broadmeadow School Media Center


NETWORKING:

Eliot Coffee with Mona Maas — Learn about the LBC
Friday, November 9, 9:00-10:00am, Eliot
Ever wonder about the Language-Based Classroom (LBC), a specialized program offered at Eliot for Needham 4th and 5th graders with language-based learning differences? Attend a coffee with Mona Maas, Eliot's Vice Principal and the Building Coordinator for Special Education, to learn about the LBC and other special education programming at Eliot. 

Out of District Parent Meet-up
Sunday, November 18, 7:30-9:00pm, Ray's New Garden
Join other parents and guardians of OOD students for an evening of informal conversation (sorry, no karaoke!). If you think you can join us, please email ood@needhamsepac.org so we can reserve the right size table... though an RSVP is NOT required to attend.



Come out to support the NEW NHS Unified Basketball Team!  

10/12 3:45pm - Framingham (NHS Gym A)
10/16 3:45pm - @Natick 
10/26 3:45pm - Weymouth (NHS Gym A)
10/29 3:45pm - @Westwood