Plano_RDSPD The Talk
September 4, 2015
News from the Plano Regional Day School Program for the Deaf
What a fast two weeks of school!
Welcome to our Parent Newsletter the Plano_RDSPD TheTalk. We are so excited for the school year to come. It has been a busy two weeks for your students and our staff. Your children are the reason we are here. We hope you find this parent newsletter another means of communication to keep you updated and informed about all aspects of our program. Past and present versions of The Talk are archived on myPISD in Parent Portal and on our new Google Site. Please take a few minutes to share feedback with us. Let us know what you need and any ideas you have for the newsletter.
Dates to Know
September 17 - First Parent Meeting & Student Social - Important!!! This is a date change.
September 22 - Sign Language Classes Begin
September 24 - Pearson Picnic
October 12 - Plano ISD Parent Conference Day
Weekly Sign Classes Begin
Tuesday, Sep. 22nd, 6pm
2701 Parkhaven Drive
Tuesday Evenings starting September 22 - November 17
from 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Childcare is available
Date Change for Back to School RDSPD Picnic for Parent Meeting and Student Social
- 3rd Grade TC learned how to use Google to look up images for unfamiliar vocabulary this week!!!
- Amari Smith is the PSHS basketball manager.
- Isiah Hall competed in NYC in July in the Deaf Olympics. His team won the chanmpionship!! He is on the PSHS football team and plans to try out for the basketball team
- Ricardo Medina is tryng out for the PSHS soccer team.
Kenzie Suey is on the PSHS swim team.
Caroline Metersky is on the PSHS Color Guard.
Jaileen Trevino is on the PSHS track team.
Our students are the best!!!!
Social Media Contacts for Plano RDSPD
Please make contact with us
Facebook – Plano_RDSPD
Twitter - @Plano_RDSPD - # PlanoDeafEd
MyPISD (for parents of students enrolled in PISD) - Parent Portal Under Classroom - Plano Regional Day School for the Deaf Community Web
Plano RDSPD Parent Google Site - http://tiny.cc/planordspdparent
Remind – text @rdspdp to 81010
Plano RDSPD Main Office – 469 752-5590
Main office phone number - 469 752-5590
Debbie Martin – Coordinator – 469 752-5583, Debbie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Helpful Links and Information
PepNet - http://www.pepnet.org/ Transition
Texas Hands and Voices - http://www.txhandsandvoices.org/txhv/
Children & Infant Listening Lab at UTD - https://www.facebook.com/CHILLUTDallas
Navigate Life Texas - https://www.navigatelifetexas.org/en
Dallas Hearing Foundation - http://dallashearingfoundation.org/
Middle School 101: Helping Your Child Make a Smooth Transition - http://www.listeningandspokenlanguage.org/VoltaVoices/Jul-Sep2015/MiddleSchool101/
New Technology Could Enable Smart Devices to Recognize, Interpret Sign Language - http://today.tamu.edu/2015/08/20/new-technology-could-enable-smart-devices-to-recognize-interpret-sign-language/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+tamuNewsHeadlines+%28www.tamu.edu+News+Headlines%29
Pathways to Success: Managing the Preschool to Elementary School Transition - http://www.listeningandspokenlanguage.org/VoltaVoices/Jul-Sep2015/PreschooltoElementary/
Talking is teaching - http://us3.campaign-archive2.com/?u=a04df7717ef6c2a6ebb987d62&id=6f925b2c77&e=7df886733c
Vocabulary Learning a Life Long Adventure - http://www.listeningandspokenlanguage.org/VoltaVoices/Jul-Sep2015/Vocabulary/
Speech Audiometry Testing: A Guide for Parents and Teachers - http://www.listeningandspokenlanguage.org/VoltaVoices/Jul-Sep2015/HearingTestingGuide2/
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