Transition Plus May 20
Keep calm school is almost over
A friendly reminder: If you have information that needs to go out to the whole staff, and it can wait until Monday, submit it to be included in the MMM. We are trying to cut down on all staff emails.
Please write down the number of bundles you take – there is a paper/ clipboard there for you to use. Beautiful work by all the students who submitted designs.
Main contributors to the final design: Sol, Nikko, Emma, Devon and Asad. Thanks to the folding crew: Kyassac, Mark, Nikko, John, Asad, Demian, Mustaf, Max, Rudy, Molly M. & to Julie for having her room invaded!
- Interactive Drop-In Class with our Teaching Artists
- Favorite Upstream Arts Activities, such as Paint the Music and Collaborative Poetry Writing
- The chance to win fabulous prizes at the Emotion Statue Wall
- A game of Heads or Tails
- Opportunities to support Upstream Arts’ work through a Fund-a-Need
- Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and more!
Family-Friendly | Fully Accessible
ASL Interpretation by Phyllis Genest-Stein and Maria Dively
Feel free to be as festive or as casual as you want!
The event space will be partially outdoor.
Free, but space is limited!
Click here to RSVP right now
WAIT, BUT ISN’T THIS A FUNDRAISER?
Yes! There will be opportunities to support Upstream Arts during the event, including a pay-to-play wall of prizes, a game of Heads or Tails and Fund-A-Need!
- Click here to see the Summer in the Cities Prize Package for the Heads and Tails game.
- Click here to see the array of amazing prizes for the Emotion Prize Wall, including theater tickets, museum passes, gift cards to restaurants and bookstores, and more.
- Click here to see the Social Skills Safari, with a chance to win exciting packages for brunch, yoga, art classes, and Vikings Training Camp.
- Click here to see some of the fabulous free Upstream Arts activities that you can participate in.
If you have any questions or would like to make a tax-deductible gift to Upstream Arts in advance of the event, please call (612) 331-4584 or click here to invest online.
Huge thanks to our sponsors, whose generosity makes it possible for this fully accessible event to be completely free to attend. Click here to see our full circle of sponsors.
We can’t wait to see you soon!
Equipment Reminder: Wheelchairs, Walkers, and Other Mobility Equipment
If a student's wheelchair or other mobility equipment is not working properly or is broken, please inform case manager and/or contact Taylor Reff, Physical Therapist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff should NOT be taking apart equipment and/or attempting to repair student's mobility equipment.
I’m pleased to share dates for upcoming Minnesota Customized Employment (MN-CE) trainings through 2020. The MN-CE training was developed by a team of DEED-VRS & DHS MSOCS practitioners of Customized Employment that utilized the Essential Elements of Customized Employment for Universal Application as its foundation. http://www.leadcenter.org/resources/tool-manual/essential-elements-customized-employment-universal-application This is ACRE certified training.
Many of you have indicated an interest in upcoming MN-CE Training cohorts. I am pleased to share with you dates for these cohorts through 2020. The training spans 14 weeks and students will complete a CE-Discovery process with a CE-Job Seeker and start Job Development. We anticipate the cost to attend the training will be 725.00 per person.
- July 9th
- July 30th
- August 27th
- Sept 24th
- October 29th and 30th
- July 16th
- August 6th
- September 5th
- October 1st
- November 5th and 6th
Cohort 5 & 6
Cohort 7 & 8
July – November 2020
If your organization is interested in attending the MN-CE Training, please send an email to email@example.com by Friday, April 26th and let us know the following:
- Organization (CRP, LUV, School District, VRS)
- Region (Northern, Central, Metro, Southern MN)
- Number of attendees your agency would like to attend (Please indicate each attendee as Student or Auditor)
- Which cohort(s) preferred
(Please note: Students are typically Placement Professionals or Work Coordinators who work directly with the CE-Job Seeker throughout the CE Discovery & Job Placement process. Auditors are typically Managers of Placement staff, VRS Counselors, RAMS or Special Education leadership).
Hello Teachers and Staff,
It is time to pull together our CBI plans for next year! Follow this link to the CBI Friday Resources Folder and click on the CBI Module Overview 2019-20 to add your module ideas and who you are facilitating with. Once you get you Module down, you can work with your co-facilitator (if you have one) to plan the activities. All weekly plans for Round 1 must be submitted to Colleen by May 31st. Some ideas have been listed already. If you would like to facilitate any of those ideas, type your name next to it. Plan all your rounds through the end of the year if you can!
TRICKS TO MAKE GOOGLE DOCS EASY
Add documents to your "My Drive" for easy access!
You can add any documents and folders that have been shared with you to your "My Drive". For example, once you're on the CBI Friday Resources page, click on the "CBI Friday Resources" words near the top of the page and click "Add/Move to My Drive" in the drop down menu. Or click on the "" symbol near the top of the page. Do this for all important documents that are shared with you.
- When organizing loose documents, create folders by topic on your main "My Drive" page
- Inside the main topic folders, create folders by school year or sub-topics so it is easy to assign places for new documents or locate what you are looking for. Too many loose documents on your main page makes it difficult to find what you need. (think of a file drawer with hanging files as the main topics, and file folders as the sub topics.)
- Folders are automatically arranged alphabetically at the top of the list. Loose documents are listed below the folders.
- Click on any of the column headers (Name, Owner, Last Modified) to arrange the list differently.
Right click on the picture of any folder and change the color so it is easy to see.
Minneapolis Parks- Special Olympics- Bocce Ball
Special Olympics Bocce Ball - Share this with families please.
Let Melissa know if you need to have some paper copies.
It’s that time again!
Please send informal pictures of your 2019 graduates and other students, to be included in the graduation slide show/ Tplus movie.
You can email pictures to Mary Bock, text them to her at 612-845-4849, upload them to this shared folder on GD, or bring your device to her room & she’ll take care of it. The tech media team and Mary will double check for media releases, crop/edit the photos etc. Very short videos are fine too!
When sending U.S. mail to students and families, the envelope should be addressed to a parent or guardian if the student lives in a multi-housing unit.
We get mail returned due to the mail being addressed to the student. It is likely that the student's name is not on the mailbox.
For instance - Mail carrier's don't know who lives in apartment #2. They only know who lives there by who's name is on the mailbox.
Don't let your mail get delayed.
Needs for Changing Rooms
We are in need of plastic bags for all the changing rooms
Also, PLEASE do NOT flush the wipes down the toilet-
the toilets are getting plugged with wipes
Q Comp Updates
I would like to know if you are interested in leadership positions for next year. I know the applications are not updated yet but I would like to start looking at who might be interested in leadership opportunities.
Coming Soon 2019-2020 Q Comp Leadership Positions
Please see the full update for May 1, 2019 here.
End of year PD
June 12th is a record-keeping day for licensed staff- ESP staff does not report (year over)
Breakfast and Lunch is on your own
On June 10 - 8:30-3:30
AM - Intelligent Lives w/ break out sessions afterwards
PM - ESPs rotation of several offerings
-------- Licensed staff will do Team Planning
On June 11- 8:30-3:30
AM - ESPs meet w/ ADmin
------- Licensed staff will do Cross- Team Coollab. & Planning
PM- Reflection & Celebration for All
Upcoming at TPlus
Tuesday -------- Team 2 meeting
Wednesday---- Team 3 Meeting
Thursday-------- Team 1 Meeting
Friday ------------ 8:30-9:30 ILT
Please sign out and let Melissa or Traci know if you are leaving early. We can't help people who are looking for you if we don't know you are not in the building.
Communication is very much appreciated!