CTMS Special Services News Blast

7th Grade, May 2016

STAAR Testing

7th Grade Math STAAR Test, Monday, May 9, 2016

7th Grade Reading STAAR Test, Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Campus closed until 1:00

Ms.. Stephens has started a new Novel, Old Yeller, by Fred Gipson

Ms. Abeyta completed a novel study on Fever 1793, by Laurie Halse Anderson

SPRING SEMESTER EXAM SCHEDULE 2015-2016

Tuesday, May 31st, 8am

2301 Pool Road

Grapevine, TX

Tuesday, May 31





7th Period Exam – 8:10 -9:25



2nd Period – 9:29 – 10:14 (5 min for announcements)


3rd Period – 10:18 – 10:58


4th Period – 11:02 – 11:42


5th Period – 11:46 – 1:10



A Lunch – 11:46 – 12:16

B Lunch – 11:56 – 12:26

C Lunch – 12:20 – 12:50

D Lunch – 12:40 – 1:10



Wolf Time- 8th grade Clap out - 1:14 – 1:56


6th Period – 2:00 – 2:41


1st Period – 2:45 – 3:25

Wednesday, June 1, 2016, Semester Exam Schedule

Wednesday, June 1st, 8am

2301 Pool Road

Grapevine, TX

Wednesday, June 1



8:10 – 8:15 – announcements



1st Period Exam - 8:15 - 9:30


2nd Period Exam - 9:35-10:50


3rd Period Exam - 10:55- 12:10



Buses will run at 12:10. No lunches served on Wednesday or Thursday. No early exams given unless prior permission from Mr. Lowe or Mr. Fingers.

Thursday, June 2, 2016, Spring Semester Exam Schedule

Thursday, June 2nd, 8am

2301 Pool Road

Grapevine, TX

Thursday, June 2



8:10 – 8:15 – announcements



4th Period Exam - 8:15 - 9:30


5th Period Exam - 9:35-10:50


6th Period Exam - 10:55- 12:10





Buses will run at 12:10. No lunches served on Wednesday or Thursday. No early exams given unless prior permission from Mr. Lowe or Mr. Fingers.




LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

What's Going On For Families of Special Needs Students attending GCISD?

Challenge Air 5/14/16



Saturday, May 14 9:00 am -4:00 pm


McKinney National Airport


1500 E. Industrial Blvd. McKinney, TX



Challenge Air was created to change the perception of children with special needs through the gift flight. Challenge Air provides an unforgettable growing experience that opens the door to possibilities while allowing the children to see if they can fly a plane they can do anything. This is a FREE event but you must register. To register go to www.challengair.com


v GCISD Spring Social and Picnic 5/21/16



Saturday, May 21 11:30 am – 1:30 pm


Pickering Park


1901 N Kimball Ave, Grapevine, TX 76051 (additional parking on Coveside Dr.)


As the school year ends we hope past and present students, families, friends and GCISD staff will take this opportunity to get together to share experiences, information and ideas. Drinks and hot dogs provided. Please bring dessert. RSVP laura.epperson@gcisd.net or 817-251-6888


Activities with a FEE:


v Autism Tween Social Group 5/7/16


Saturday, April 2 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm


FEAT-NT Resource Center and Library


7286 Glenview Drive Richland Hills, TX 76180


Non-clinical, parent run, social group focusing on the skills necessary to have a friend over to play. Social games and dinner. $5 donation per person eating to cover cost.



The Big Friendly Giant 5/14/16


Saturday, May 14 1:30 pm


Dallas Children’s Theatre Rosewood Center


5938 Skillman Dallas, TX 75231


Sensory Friendly performance. Optional pre-show activities including face painting, clown performances and other activities. Tickets: $5.00 To purchase tickets, please call 214-740-0051.



The Angry Birds Movie 5/28/16


Saturday, May 28


Studio Movie Grill


5655 Colleyville Blvd, 300 Colleyville, TX 76034


Family-friendly movies free for children with special needs and siblings, adult tickets $6. Movies shown with lights up and volume lowered. Children free to move around, talk or even dance.


v Autism Teen Social Group 5/25/16


Wednesday, May 25 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm


FEAT-NT Resource Center and Library


7286 Glenview Drive Richland Hills, TX 76180


Teen social group for ages 13-18 with high functioning autism/Aspergers. Social games and dinner. Non-clinical, parent run, social group focuses on the skills necessary to have a friend over to play.


$5 donation per person eating to cover cost.



FREE Workshops


v Coffee Talk: Yes Your Child Can Be Potty Trained 5/5/16


Thursday, May 5 6:30- 8:30 pm


ARC Northeast Tarrant County (ARC House)


1806 Haltom Rd. Haltom City, TX 76117


Gail Wayman, M.Ed, BCBA will talk about strategies to reduce accidents and increase communication of the need to use the bathroom. www.arcnetc.org


v Puberty, Sexuality and Moving Forward! 5/14/16


Saturday, May 14 8:30 to 2:30 pm


First United Methodist Church of Arlington


313 North Center Street Arlington, TX76011


May topics include: Financial Planning, Medicaid Waivers, Post-Secondary Education for Individuals with IDD, Project Search, Puberty and Sexuality, Social Media and Teen Mental Health, Transition Planning. Pre-Registration REQUIRED. Cost $10 (includes lunch). Reserve your spot at http://www.alookaheadseries.com/registration/



v Community for Permanent and Supported Housing: Project Independence Workshop


Saturday, May 14 9:00 am – 3:00 pm


James L. West Alzheimer Center Education Room


1111 Summit Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76102


Project Independence helps adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities or social challenges transition to independent living with the help of families. Come for all or part of the workshops:


Intro. To CPSH Projects Intro. To Project Independence


Project Independence Details and Structure Guest Speaker – Resident Experience


Map and RSVP sign up: www.txcpsh.org/calendar/may7



v Medical Autism Learning Seminar 5/14/16


Saturday, May 14 1:00 – 4:30 pm


Grapevine REC Center


1175 Municipal Way Grapevine, TX 76051



Topics include: “Stay In The Game”, “Detecting and Treating Seizure Activity and Mitochondrial Issues” and “Autism Research and MAPS Review”. RSVP www.tacanow.org


Workshops with a FEE


v 12th Annual Texas Parent to Parent State Conference 6/17-18


June 17 – 18


Embassy Suites San Marcos


1001 McCarty Lane San Marcos, TX 78666


www.txp2p.org or 866-896-6001



Important Information:



Have you heard about the changes coming to Medicaid? Here is a link to some important information regarding those changes. This will affect all children, under 21 receiving Medicaid services (even Medicaid Waiver).


http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/medicaid/managed-care/mmc/star-kids.shtml



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