FOCUS Weekly Newsletter
Thursday, January 14th
What to do if you suspect a disability/Child Find:
If your child is age 2 ½ through 21, attends any school within the Hamilton Southeastern Schools boundaries or you live in our community, and you suspect your child may have a disability, you should contact us for more information.
· For children at least two and a half years of age, but not yet age-eligible for kindergarten, you should contact the Early Childhood Assessment Team at Brooks School Elementary School, 915-4250.
· For students who are eligible for kindergarten through age 21, you should contact your child’s teacher, school counselor or building administrator to discuss your concerns and explore the steps to be taken. If your child is not enrolled in public school, you should contact the counselor or building administrator in the building your child would attend if enrolled.
RtI is a general education initiative designed to provide high quality instruction and interventions matched to student needs, and using learning rate over time and level of performance to make important educational decisions. The RtI model is based on a three-tiered model of service delivery with a focus on early intervention and prevention of academic and behavioral concerns. Data collected during this process provides valuable information regarding students’ educational progress and response to interventions. Students who do not demonstrate a response to well-implemented, scientifically-based interventions at the Tier 3 level would be referred for an educational evaluation to determine eligibility for special education. RtI is a component of HSE’s
National Winnie the Pooh Day Celebration, Back in Fishers January 17th
Books, cartoons, movies; Winnie the Pooh and his friends have been a childhood favorite since they were created by A.A. Milne in 1882. Winnie the Pooh came to life in these classic novels and for the third consecutive year Fishers Parks & Recreation is bringing him to Fishers for a free, National Winnie the Pooh Day celebration. Families are invited to Cumberland Park on Sunday, Jan. 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. The celebration includes:
- Photo opportunities with Winnie the Pooh! Charge the batteries and don’t forget a camera, these photographs will be memories that last a lifetime.
- Opportunities to play inside. Let’s face it, January weather is tricky. Indoor activities will include coloring pages, table top games and light refreshments to enjoy while warming up.
- A.A. Milne’s characeters also brought to lifePooh Sticks, and families will have the chance to play Winnie the Pooh’s favorite game on the bridge. Outdoor activities also feature the chance to build an Eeyore House from sticks, explore animal artifacts and books to enjoy at the 100 Acre Wood story nook.
Winnie the Pooh Day is a drop-in program, meaning families are welcome to stop by any time during the event. This program offers a unique opportunity for children to learn more about our environment through these famous characters. Those planning to stop by are encouraged to wear their favorite Winnie the Pooh clothing, bring their favorite stuffed animals to enjoy the party and share photos from the event on Facebook and Twitter.
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Impress Your Sweetheart by planning a Special Night Out
Fishers Parks & Recreation wants to help you revive date night! Instead of enjoying the same dinner and movie combination, consider surprising your sweetheart with a night of crafts, friendly competition and meaningful memories. Couples Night Out is a brand new program taking place on Friday, Feb. 12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Roy G. Holland Memorial Park building. Couples 18 and older are invited to complete a craft for the other, and enjoy some much needed adult fun.
Couples Night Out costs $17 for residents and $26 for nonresidents, and cost is per couple. Registration is due by Feb. 5, and only one partner needs to register for the program.
What are you waiting for? Call the babysitter, register online while there’s still space left in the program and tell your honey to mark their calendar, today!