Second Home's Monthly Newsletter

October 2022

What's Going On This Month

The Second Home "family" has had a fun and functional start to the fall! 🍁 Check out our new monthly newsletter for events, updates, and resources!

Community-Based Instruction


Program Reminders & Updates

  • Birthdays: Please inform our teacher at least 1 week in advance if you are planning on sending anything in for your loved one's birthday (treats, pizza, etc). Late requests may not be accommodated.
  • COVID-19 Daily Screening: Daily screenings remain in effect. Participant Screening Form
  • Drop Off/Pick Up: If you or a representative for your loved one drives them to Second Home, please be reminded to be promptly on time and pull all the way up to make room for others.
  • Volunteering: Our first volunteer opportunity for parents/guardians will be on 10/28 as decorating contest judges! Sign-up will be through provided links only, and October's volunteer opportunity is currently full. Be on the lookout for more opportunities to come!

Calendar Reminders

  • October 28: Pumpkin Decorating Contest & Early Dismissal for Participants (Staff PM PD) - Dismissed at 12:00
  • October 31: Second Home's Halloween Celebrations - Participants are invited to wear "work-appropriate" costumes
  • November 10 & 11: Closed for Participants & Staff - NJEA Convention
  • November 23: Early Dismissal for Participants & Staff - Dismissed at 12:00
  • November 24 & 25: Closed for Participants & Staff - Thanksgiving Break

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Resource Spotlight: Special Needs Disaster Registry

The information below was shared by the DDD as a resource for families:

"Register Ready - New Jersey's Special Needs Registry for Disasters" allows NJ residents with access and functional needs and their families, friends, and associates an opportunity to provide information to emergency response agencies, so emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency.

The information collected here is confidential and will not be available to the public. The information will be held securely and only used for emergency response and planning.

Please be as complete as possible in your responses. You will be contacted occasionally to ensure the information is correct and to make any necessary changes.

Why should you register? It may save your life!

To register visit: