Special Education Department

Proud to Teach Amazing Kids

January 15, 2016 Volume 3 Issue 18

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Upcoming Events

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Gives Kids a Smile Day

Give Kids a Smile Day is scheduled on Friday, February 5, 2016 so let’s do our part in promoting this event to ensure that families can reap the benefit of this service. Give Kids a Smile Day (GKAS) New Jersey is the largest, single-day program in the state providing free dental care to children ages 12 and younger. GKAS is meant to provide services to children who could not otherwise afford dental treatment and do not have a “dental home.”

In Atlantic County parents can contact the following agencies:

Rutgers University Dental Center, Galloway - 609-652-0501

Rutgers SDM, Northfield - 609-645-5814

Learning Ally

Learning Ally provides audiobooks for students with a print disability, visual impairment or medical issue. All three of our schools have received a FREE subscription to Learning Ally this year. If you have a student who might benefit from access to audiobooks and textbooks, click on the link for a brief screencast (7 minutes) about Learning Ally. https://youtu.be/6nyj0ZL_xRs

Grants and Contests

Nominate an exceptional special educator!

The New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children Daniel Ringelheim Memorial Award is presented to individuals who make outstanding contributions to the field of special education in New Jersey. Nomination Deadline 2/1/16

Nominate a deserving volunteer!

We are thankful for those who are so dedicated to giving of themselves. Consider nominating one of our wonderful volunteers for the New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award. The nomination form is brief and relatively painless! Nomination Deadline 1/31/16

Dollar General Literacy Grants

The Arc of NJ Developmental Disability Awareness Bulletin Board Contest

The Arc of NJ sponsors a Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month contest to raise awareness about the abilities of people with developmental disabilities. The theme of this year’s contest is “We Can - Just Like You!”. Classes in grades 3 - 8 can design a bulletin board that incorporates this year’s theme and illustrates acceptance of all people, regardless of a person’s level of ability or challenge.

NJCIE’s 7th Annual INCLUSION WORKS! Poster Contest

A Message from the Supervisor

Please bear with me for a few weeks as I attempt to revamp the newsletter in this new format. I would appreciate it if those of you who were having difficulty opening the old version of the newsletter on Chromebooks and iPads would let me know if this format works better. Thanks!