Transitional Pathways Weekly Focus!

Week of October 10th-October 14th

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What's Happening in Transitional Pathways this week!

WELCOME TO COLUMBUS DAY WEEK!


This week we felt very rested as we returned from a long weekend! On Tuesday, some of our learners were given a new job by Coach Smith in the Field House. We have all been learning how to use a Flip-n-Fold to fold the football shirts after they are washed, but this week we began practicing hanging the jersey shirts on a hanger and placing them on a rack. We are excited about this new job as it could lead to further involvement with the athletics department!

We began painting for a Thanksgiving project which will involve the entire school! We mixed paint to make fall colors and our peer tutors will be cutting the paintings into leaf patterns. Teachers will have the opportunity to write thank you notes for other teachers/administrators in the building. The hope is to have our classes deliver the thank you notes before Thanksgiving to bring a smile before the holiday!

Mr. Fowler and Ms. Buckley decided to encourage some outside fall fun by using sidewalk chalk! The kids loved the vitamin D and chalk-on-the-walk afternoon.

In PE, our learners thoroughly enjoyed their time at the YMCA for swimming this Wednesday! They loved the time splashing, swimming and laughing with their peers! What a joy to see them experiencing a new environment!

Last Friday, we learned about measuring for microwave brownies. So, in thinking about the upcoming elections, we will be holding our own election this Friday for another microwaveable meal next week.

Mr. Fowler and Ms. Buckley are creating a fall sign up list for parents to sign up for supplies that will be used for fall projects and other school activities. This is by no means mandatory, but any help that the parents can contribute is much appreciated. Be on the lookout for the link with further information!

Partner PE:

Upcoming Events:


Swimming Unit:

Begins: Wednesdays-October 12, 2016

Continue EVERY Wednesday until November 16, 2016

Time: 12:50-2:05pm

Location: Coppell YMCA


Fall Field Trip:

  • Date to be finalized soon! Tentative set for: 11/4/2016
  • Bowling: Main Event in Lewisville

Who's Who in Special Education:

Dr. April Dyke: Director of Special Education- adyke@coppellisd.com

Erin Stanton: Coordinator of Special Programs- estanton@coppellisd.com

Mike Jasso: Principal of CHS: mjasso@coppellisd.com

Jamila Thomas: CHS Dean of Special Education- jthomas@coppellisd.com

Arresha Robinson: CHS Special Education Team Lead- arobinson@coppellisd.com


Beth Morris: A-M Diagnostician- bmorris@coppellisd.com

Dr. Mary Jo Staab: N-Z Diagnostician & CHS LSSP- mstaab@coppellisd.com

Reminders:

Wednesday October 19-PSAT-ASVAB Testing (our schedule may be a little different this day)


Friday's are our Community Based Instruction days. Please check your child's schedule for the dates and send photos of the items you would like your child to buy. Please send money, if possible (one dollar bills are best for our counting skills).

Parent Plug In Dates and Topics:

When:
Tuesday, October 18, 2016-Topic: Sandye Cox from Region 10 to discuss Transition
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Where: Brock at 268 Southwestern Blvd.

What Time: Plug In Meetings will start at 6:00 pm followed directly by the parent training session. Child care will be provided.

Connecting the Dots Expo 2016-17

Saturday, Oct. 22nd, 10am

8401 Valley Ranch Parkway East

Irving, TX

Please join us and spend the day connecting the dots with us. You can connect with our experts by attending our breakout sessions, where you will learn about valuable resources and ask any questions you may have. You can also connect with any of the exhibitors we will have on hand that day. To really connect the dots, you have to have a little fun, so we have arranged for some cool activities for the kids!

Useful Information:

CHS Daily Announcements located on CHS Home Page:

http://www.coppellisd.com/Domain/151


Region 10 Resources- Parent Coordination of Special Education:

http://www.region10.org/parent-coordination-for-special-education/


Looking for a site to find Family Activities in your area:

http://familyeguide.com/category/activities-events-north-dfw/


CISD School Calendar with Directory:

http://www.coppellisd.com/cms/lib09/TX01000550/Centricity/domain/1/2016-17/CISD%202016-17%20Calendar%2012.pdf


CISD Transitional Services Homepage:

http://www.coppellisd.com/Page/483

What's our End Game?

Our goal is to arm each child with the skills needed to be a successful and productive members of our community