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Plano RDSPD Staff News - June 3, 2016
Where has the year gone?
New things to come:
- New Handbook and Procedures
- Refined ARC
- Training for Helping Students Develop Social Skills
- Training on Executive Functioning
- Training for Writing Better Part Cs
- Reading Training for Guided Reading Instruction
- Improved Staff Google Site
- Improved Parent Google Site
You spoke up and we listened. If you have other suggestions for next year, feel free to email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Plano RDSPD Team Leaders Are the Best
We have to say goodbye to Marcia as she goes back into retirement. She was a tremendous help for us this year.
Please welcome Smita Pais as she takes on the task of Team Leader at Pearson next year. She will do an awesome job.
Optimist Club Speech Contest
Elementary & Middle School Girls
- 1st - Meghana Vedala
- 2nd - Bree Law
- 3rd - Tess Hovivian
- 4th - Mary Bates
Elementary & Middle School Boys
- 1st - Jacob Brown
- 2nd - Peyton Lange
- 3rd - Pedro Mendez
10th Grade Girls1st - Corin Harrison
- 2nd - Sarah Bates
- 3rd - Preeti Nayak
- 4th - Maya Arellano
10th Grade Boys
- 1st - Yousuf Ahmed
11th & 12th Grade Girls
- 1st - Caroline Metersky
- 3rd - Kenzi Suey
- 4th - Ana Karen Arriaga
11th & 12th Grade Boys
- 1st - Garrett Whitaker
- 2nd - Ricardo Medina
- 1st - Meghana Vedalla
- 2nd - Bree Law
- 3rd - Jacob Brown
- 1st - Corin Harrison
- 3rd - Sarah Bates
- 1st - Garrett Whitaker
- 2nd - Caroline Metersky
North Texas Scholarship Winner - Corin Harrison
Optimist International Scholarship Winner- Garrett Whitaker
Our students did great. Thanks to the Optimist Club for providing this opportunity, the prize money, and scholarships. It is a fantastic way for our students to work on many of their goals.
Your Donations Are Needed For the Plano RDSPD Basket for Statewide Conference
Dates to Know:
June 3 - last day for students in PISD
July 5-8 - SEE
July 17 - 20 - Statewide Conference
August - 1st day back
August 22 - First day of school
November 2-4 - Fall Discovery Retreat: Maker Faire
Open to all 11th/12th grade deaf and hard of hearing students
Peaceable Kingdom Retreat - Killeen, TX
Staff Shout Outs
Shout out to Cindy for all her hard work with the Communication speech contest! It is a lot of "behind the scene" organization & the contest truly would NOT be a success without Cindy!!! -Sarah Q
Shout out to the 1st year itinerant, Rachel Messick! You are a great teacher! Thank you for all you have done for your students this year! There is a light at the end of the tunnel & you are almost there!!! Sarah Q
Pauline Decker- Thank you for organizing Imagination Texas for our students. It was a lot of kids and everyone had a great time!- Tammy
Cindy Williams- Great Job on the Optimist Speech Contest! Our students did great and it could not have happened without all of the behind the scenes work that you do each year!- Tammy
Adriane, Karla and Brook- Thank you all for helping out at the secondary campuses when they needed help! Everyone pulled together to make sure that students were served!- Tammy
Takiyah, Brook, Lindsey, Adriane, Karla and Kristen- Thank you for helping with STAAR testing!!! We know it is not the most fun and takes time away from your students. We appreciate you offering to help!- Tammy
Sarah- You did an amazing job, as usual, on the Collin County Courier! The students love it and we appreciate all the extra work you do on it!- Tammy
Itinerant team rocks!! We work as a great team!!!
Interpreters and CART: Y'all have definitely earned your summer!! Thank you for working so hard all year long. Our students are so lucky to have such great people in their lives!!
Pease: Thanks for letting me disrupt your room today!
Fannie: Thanks for caring and being so involved with our little one.
Cindy: You rock that Medicaid!! Thanks for volunteering to help out with that.
Cindy: Another great Speech competition. Thanks for helping coordinate it!
You are all the best team! You deserve a great summer break. Enjoy!
Helpful Links and Information
See archived links at https://sites.google.com/a/pisd.edu/plano-rdspd-staff/internet-resources
Possible Scholarships - https://delicious.com/hlpuears/Scholarship
Save the date for Camp SIGN -https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6dsJkpn4D0rREFjVmNwQ3cxRkE/view?usp=sharing
Statewide Conference this summer -https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6dsJkpn4D0rUGtiUjEyUDQ4c1U/view?usp=sharing
Callier Cochlear Camp - https://www.utdallas.edu/calliercenter/evaluation-and-treatment/cochlear/child/camp.php
Early Childhood Education: The Key to Success - http://www.advanc-ed.org/source
Hearing First May Newsletter - http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=4a3514f4eb1a8f057fb92d378&id=8c264eeb6c&e=9f711b8541
Grants for Hearing Aids - http://www.uhccf.org/apply/learn-more-about-medical-grants/grant-application-criteria/
The Special Role of Moms - http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=a04df7717ef6c2a6ebb987d62&id=50c6aa055f&e=ba9d80a58e
Links, Links, and more Links of helpful information:
Plano RDSPD Staff Google Site
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