Plano_RDSPD The Talk Spanish

June, 2015

News from the Plano Regional Day School Program for the Deaf

Just a few more days of school for this year. We hope you and your family have a fun, safe summer. This newsletter has sites and articles attached for your summer reading enjoyment. Please take time to complete the Parent Meeting Survey. We want to make our parent meetings meaningful and beneficial for you. While you are having a fun summer with your children, we will be busy preparing for next school year. We can't wait to see your children in August.

Plano RDSPD May Picnic

We had a great turn out for our May picnic. The students had fun socializing with their friends and meeting new friends. Parents got a chance to met others parents. We had good feedback about the evening.
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Dates to Know

School Ends on June 5th in Plano ISD

PSHS Graduation June 12 at 7:30 pm

Pearson Meet the Teacher Friday, August 21 at 11:00

Davis Big Event Friday, August 21 from 11:30 - 1:00

SEE Conference in Irving - June 29 -July 3

School Begins again on August 24 in Plano ISD

Helpful Links and Information

Organizations:

AG Bell - http://www.listeningandspokenlanguage.org/


Texas Hands and Voices - http://www.txhandsandvoices.org/txhv/


PepNet - http://www.pepnet.org/ Transition


Information:

"How to Connect with Other Families" - http://www.listeningandspokenlanguage.org/VoltaVoices/Apr-Jun2015/ReachingOut/


"All Waking Hours: Strategies to Maximize Hearing Aid Wear" - http://www.listeningandspokenlanguage.org/VoltaVoices/Apr-Jun2015/AllWakingHours/


"Hearing Testing: A Guide for Parents and Teachers" - http://www.listeningandspokenlanguage.org/VoltaVoices/Apr-Jun2015/HearingTestingGuide/


"Ears are Just the Beginning: How Sound Turns into Language and Language into Literacy" - http://www.listeningandspokenlanguage.org/VoltaVoices/Jan-Mar2015/EarsarejusttheBeginning/?utm_source=Speaking+from+the+Volta+Bureau.052715&utm_campaign=SFTVB.052715&utm_medium=email


A Trail Map for Parents of Children with Special Needs - http://presencelearning.com/blog/a-trail-map-for-parents-of-children-with-special-needs-infographic/


New Hearing Technologies Bring Sound - ABI - http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/06/01/410065053/new-hearing-technology-brings-sound-to-a-litte-girl?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20150601


Listening Activities:

The Listening Room/Advanced Bionics - http://thelisteningroom.com/dashboard

requires login to access activities - free


Summer Activities:

Summer Camps -

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=1591852

TSD Summer Activities - http://www.texasdhhresources.org/


RIT Student Programs - http://www.rit.edu/~w-k12/programs-interest.php


Gallaudet Summer Youth Programs - http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=99cbcf14eb23ec525d978c58c&id=4e74a95096&e=53efc7dd0a


Plano Family Education & Guidance Center is offering Summer Fun Camp in English and Spanish. The links for more information are listed below

What do you want from a newsletter?

I hope that our newsletter Plano_RDSPD The Talk is helpful to you. Please let me know what else you would like to see included. Let me know at debbie.martin@pisd.edu

Social Media Contacts for Plano RDSPD

We want to make connections with you:

Facebook - Plano_RDSPD

Twitter - @Plano_RDSPD #PlanoDeafEd

MyPISD for students enrolled in Plano ISD

Plano Parent Folder - http://tinyurl.com/PlanoRDSPDParents

Remind - text @rdspd to 81010


We also still answer our phones and our emails. Please feel free to contact us at any time.

Our main office number is 469 752-5590.

Our Mission is to serve students with auditory impairment by providing educational challenges and opportunities which empower them to become productive and independent individuals.