Special Education Family Newsletter

May 2023


Ability games - come cheer on our special athletes at the new stadium!

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Masquerade in Paris - scroll down for more great photos!

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Making Connections Resource FAir

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creative hands art showcase

Summer is a good time for a trip to the dentist!

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A message from LaShonda Johnson, CISD Behavior Specialist

Greetings Crowley ISD Parents!

As we rapidly approach the end of the school year and begin our transition to summer break, we want to continue to build on the momentum established this year by reinforcing the various coping skills students have practiced throughout the year. We have worked diligently with students on behavior modification strategies, classroom conduct improvements, skill set development, and emotional self-regulation monitoring. We want to ensure that students don’t lose these skills during their time off from school. It is important that parents understand how to continue to reinforce and develop these skills over the summer. Below you will find three simple tips for parents to make this summer break a smoother transition for their child that will continue to reinforce their social and emotional learning.

  • Tip 1: CREATE STRUCTURE Children thrive better with structure. That’s even more true for children with emotional or developmental challenges. Keeping students on a schedule will be helpful. A visual schedule is a guide that can assist both students and parents in creating structure and routine in daily activities. You can search various types and examples of visual schedules for students online.

  • Tip 2: BUILD CONFIDENCE As parents, educators, and caregivers, we are all invested in nurturing a child’s self-confidence and growth. When we interact with our children, we want them to feel loved and self-assured and develop intrinsic

motivation toward their work and efforts. Positive praise and

  • Tip 3: MANAGE STRESS ReThinkEd is a social-emotional skill curriculum that

provides visual and interactive social skills lessons that allow students to learn

and practice appropriate behaviors in all settings. These lessons help students

develop important social & emotional learning skills like stress management,

resilience, and empathy. Your child’s teacher can assign

lessons in ReThinkEd over the summer. If you are interested, email your

child’s case manager.

Resources, Tips, and Tools


https://www.mhanational.org/helping-home-tips-parents https://www.zerotothree.org/resource/managing-your-own-emotions-the-key-



Did You Know?

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Healthy Families Staying Active

May 22 at 11:00 am Register here
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Crowley Library Kids summer reading program

Live programs will be held at 10 am on Wednesdays at the Crowley Recreation Center, located at 405 S. Oak St. (Next door to the library).

Children will read and log their time online. Register on Beanstalk.

Prizes may be picked up at the library anytime during business hours.

Please contact the library at 817-297-6707 for more information.

Crowley Library Teen Summer Reading Program

All Teen Events are on Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. This program is for teens ages 13 to 17. Register here.

Studio Movie Grill - Special Needs Screenings

SMG- Chisholm Trail

5413 Sierra Springs Lane, Fort Worth

Saturdays at 12:00 pm

May 20 Guardians of the Galaxy

June 10 Little Mermaid

June 17 Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

July 1 Elemental

July 15 Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Sensory friendly Special Needs Screenings present movies with the lights up, the volume low, and moving around, talking, and even dancing in the aisles is welcome.

Tickets are free for all attendees and available at the Box Office only.

The Little Mermaid | Official Trailer

Sensory Time at the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History

June 7, July 5, Aug. 2

3:00-5:00 pm

Lighting and sound are adjusted to accommodate for our visitor’s sensory needs. Sensory Time is included with regular admission. SIGN UP NOW

The Calming Room is a space for those with sensory needs to relax and re-center during their visit. Guests are encouraged to bring whatever they may need into the space, such as fidget toys, headphones, etc. The Calming Room may only be used by one family at a time. We ask that guests please respect the space and use the Calming Room only for its intended purpose.

Sensory backpacks include several items that may help guests with sensory needs enjoy their visit to the museum. Backpacks are first come, first served and are available for guests to check out at the ticket counter.

Sensory Sensitive Sundays at Chuck e. cheese

The Sensory Sensitive Sundays™ program: stores open two hours early on the first Sunday of the month. They offer a quieter environment, dimmed lighting, and a trained and caring staff to ensure each guest has a safe, fun-filled visit.

Nearest participating locations are at

2216 S. FIELDER RD., ARLINGTON, TX 76013 or

2760 W. I-20, GRAND PRAIRIE, TX 75052


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Camp Summit Fun Days

Saturday, May 20

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Camp Summit

270 Private Road 3475, Paradise, TX 76073

Join Camp Summit for a day full of fun for the family! Enjoy activities like arts & crafts, sports & games, S.A.F.E. archery, sensory activities, music, fishing and more at our beautiful, barrier-free campground with family & friends. Registration Required Click Here to Register

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More Masquerade in Paris

Chalk drawing & painting in ms. desantiago's class

panther Olympics