Family Engagement Newsletter

Eau Claire Area School District


March 2020

Open to families - ECASD and Area Schools

Monday, March 9th

4:00-6:00 p.m.

YMCA Indoor Sports Center on Craig Road.

Parents will be able to meet Vendors from our area and beyond, check out resources for their children/young adults with special needs and kids can play!

Follow on Facebook (link) for event Updates!

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Due to the Resource Fair, the March 10th meeting will be cancelled!

Next meeting

April 14, 2020

6:30- 8pm

Flynn Elementary School Library

Upcoming Local Events


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Spring Conferences & Trainings


Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Hudson High School, Hudson, WI


Connecting with another parent who has a child with a similar disability or special needs can be one of the most helpful resources a parent will have – it can help make their journey a little easier. Trainings prepare you to give support to another parent who is parenting a child with special needs. Join us for our Support Parent Training and help us meet the increasing need for peer support by becoming part of Wisconsin’s Network of Support Parents.

The trainings are free and lunch is provided Space is limited

Please register early!

Saturday, April 4, 2020

9:30 am to 3:30 pm Chippewa Falls

YMCA 611 Jefferson Ave Chippewa Falls, WI

Confirmation information will be sent after you register.

Please use this link to register:

Too Soon to Start Thinking about Summer Camps? Definitely Not!

Over the next few months we will showcase Camps from Wisconsin and Minnesota.

ECASD Summer 2020

Registration closes on Friday, April 17. Confirmation letters will be mailed by the middle of May. Busing Registration opens Monday, April 20. Please reserve your seat by calling (715) 852-3030 or (715) 852-3035. If you are not registered for busing, you will not be allowed on the bus.
There is FREE breakfast and lunch at every school this summer.

Please see page 6 in the

Summer Program Guide for more information
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Wisconsin Lions Camp

Deadlines for camper applications are listed in parentheses next to the session’s name

Block One

June 7-12 Adults who are Blind or Visually Impaired (May 1)

June 14-19 Children with Type I & II Diabetes

June 21-26 Children with Type I & II Diabetes

June 28-July 3 Children with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism (May 22)

July 5-10 Children with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism (May 22)

July 12-15 Children with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism – “mini camp program” (May 22)

Block Two

July 19-24 Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (May 22)

July 26-31 Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (May 22)

August 2-7 Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired and Epilepsy Camp (May 22)

August 9-13 Adults 18-25 with Intellectual Disabilities or Educational Autism (by invitation only)

August 17-21 Adults who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (July 17)

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The focus of the newsletter is to have a resource for families, schools, and agencies to go to for family engagement news, success stories, recent research, statewide events, and online resources.

The newsletter is provided by the Wisconsin State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG).

Inside you'll find:

  • An article highlighting a family engagement impact story
  • An article focusing on instructional trends
  • Upcoming statewide events, conferences, and trainings
  • Featured online resources
  • Recent research of interest
  • A monthly article highlighting a Wisconsin statewide parent agency.

Are You on FaceBook and looking to connect with other families about issues important to you?

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Eau Claire Area School District Special Education Resource Page on FaceBook!

School Resources for Families

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