Sped Weekly Update

Week of May 23rd

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Action Items To Do...

  • Nominate for Resiliency Award
  • Check and Update ESY Courses and Confirm your packets are in
  • Senior Case Managers: Update List and Compete SSOP's (note completed in list)
  • TPI Feedback Survey
  • Complete Empowerment Petition online- Add in Local 1017 at the bottom! (take 30 seconds) and Email me to let me know you did it
  • Vote for Sandy
  • Enjoy the weather and/or take a nap ;)

Resiliency Award: Last Day for Nominations is THIS WEDNESDAY!

We are looking to gather names and brief descriptions of students whom you believe would make a great candidate for resiliency awards. I'd love to collect the info and then have the department vote on who should receive the awards. I have received several recommendations already :)



Empowerment Schools Online Petition: Email me when complete!

What can you do to help?

Sign our petition asking the RI House of Representatives to remove Empowerment Schools from the RI state budget. Please do the following:

  • Find the petition at

    this link

  • Enter your name, e-mail address and zip code.

  • Leave a comment (optional)

  • Enter our Local number (1017)

ESY CR Student Case Managers

Please Check Document:

-Confirm you have correct class OR note Specific Class needed (so teacher can prepare materials)

-Make Sure you Packet is handed in: Only Student Highlighted in Green have packets in. If your student is not in green please: Send in Packet and/or contact Melissa F. or I.

Doc Here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1q_A6t0Xtx4PGmvScP_GLs59i3UxjOzDr3y1VUuvlGBg/edit

SSOP's for all Seniors

Jess is still in the works of adding SSOP's to Aspen and she'd like us to continue to use the same for. Use this form (and make sure to make a copy):


SSOP's should include printed document, most recent IEP, and all most recent evals. Send home copy to students and to special education office.

You can choose from these options:

  • Hold an end of year meeting to discuss SSOP and give to parents them
  • Mail home SSOP
  • Call or email home to let parents know you are sending home in a sealed envelope with student (if you trust that)

Don't Forget to Vote for Sandy!!!

West Warwick's very own Sandra Cappelli, grade one teacher at Horgan Elementary School, is a semi-finalist for the 2016 AFT Everyday Hero award. She was selected as one of only five finalists by the AFT for the early childhood category. The American Federation of Teachers represents 1.6 million members in over 3000 locals. The finalist is selected via online voting.

This is a wonderful and deserving honor for Mrs. Capelli


as well as great recognition for the West Warwick Public Schools community. Mrs. Caeppelli's Everyday Hero nomination is something that I'm hoping our entire educational community can embrace and support.

How can we support Sandy?

Voting is as quick as a click!

Vote for Sandra Cappelli by clicking on this link and finding her name under AFT Early Childhood Educators.

The voting closes on Sunday, May 29, 2016.

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The site allows for individuals to vote multiple times.

Thank you very much for your support!

Add your name here: Link is in doc!