Plano_RDSPD The Talk
October 2, 2015
News from Plano Regional Day School Program for the Deaf
Wow, It is already October!
October Parent Meeting & Student Social
Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 6:30pm
2701 Parkhaven Drive
Students K-12 will socialize in the cafeteria.
Babysitting will be provided for the younger children in the music room.
Dates to Know
October 12 - Plano ISD Parent Conference Day - no school for students
October 22 - Parent Meeting & Student Social
October 24 - Plano RDSPD Garage Sale @ Plano Senior High School
November 23 - 27 - Thanksgiving Holiday in Plano ISD
December 3 - Parent Meeting & Student Social
December 18 - Last day of school before Winter Break for PISD
January 5 - In Plano ISD Students return from Winter Break
February 20 - Spring Show
We rolled out the orders for our Communicate T-Shirts at the parent meeting last night. We will be taking custom orders for the shirts through October 23. The tax free date for the sale is 10/22/15 which is the date of next month's parent meeting. Please go to the parent google site under fundraising to see all of your choices of type of shirt and colors and also the prices. Your purchase of shirts helps to support Plano RDSPD student activities.
These activities require us to do fundraising to pay for the trips.
It's not to late to join Sign Class
Tuesday, Sep. 22nd, 6pm
2701 Parkhaven Drive
Tuesday Evenings starting September 22 - November 17
from 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Childcare is available
Thanks for sharing your book with us.
Gayle Ross a former Plano RDSPD parent and author shared her new book with our preschool and Kindergarten RDSPD students at Davis and Pearson.
Gayle is a single mom of a hearing impaired son, with Asperger’s. Any single parent or parent of a child with a disability will tell you numerous hours of hard work are required, beyond the norm, and the work is a family affair.
Brandon’s challenges inspired Gayle to create the Onyx Out Loud series. The Onyx Out Loud mission is to teach and encourage acceptance to all children. Gayle’s belief is that if children are introduced to people, with “unique” differences, the initial shock will not be there when they are pre-teens and teenagers. If the shock and awareness is eliminated, at such an “intense” age, then bullying will be eradicated. Perhaps the children reading the Onyx Out Loud series will be the first generation to accept all people with open arms,hearts, and minds. Onyx Out Loud:Off to School I Go! is available now and was given to each student in the Regional Day School for the Deaf Program in Pre-K and K, on the first day of school, from Gayle and Brandon. Onyx Out Loud: Rainbow People releases in November 2015 and may be pre-ordered by visiting: https://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=9781681648576
If you would like a copy of Onyx Out Loud: Off to School I Go! visit the Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Onyx-Out-Loud-Off-School/dp/1631225804/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1443582852&sr=8-1&keywords=Onyx+Out+Loud
Gayle will be a member of our parent panel on October 22. She is looking forward to sharing her experiences and answering your questions.
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/
CI Company Resources - many of the resources are also good for students without Cochlear Implants:
Cochlear’s HOPE Program -http://www.cochlear.com/wps/wcm/connect/us/communication-corner/
Med El’s BRIDGE to Better Communication - http://www.medel.com/us/rehabilitation/
Advanced Bionics - http://www.advancedbionics.com/com/en/support.html
Hearing Aid Company Resources:
Oticon - http://www.oticonusa.com/
Language Development Resources -
Too Small to Fail - http://toosmall.org/
Vroom - http://www.joinvroom.org/
Read Talk Play - http://playtalkread.scot/
Thirty Million Words: Building a Child's Brain - Dana Suskind
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
Our New Plano RDSPD K-12 Website - http://k12.pisd.edu/regional-day-school-for-the-deaf - still under construction
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
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