Hold onto your Bucket!

January 25th - 29th

How do you hold onto your gratitude bucket?!

Where is your gratitude bucket!? Have you made one? Have you framed one? Is it in a file? A picture?


As the best educators out there, I know that you give it all to your students. You give yourself, your care, your compassion and your expertise. Sometimes there are those special moments when you are acknowledged for the educator that you are - from a parent, colleague, friend, or fill in the blank. How do you hold onto and remember those moments.


This past week, I had the opportunity to be in an IEP meeting with Kaleb Olsen, learning specialist from Willamette, when a parent gave him a beautiful compliment. The kind that makes the room take a big breath. The kind that brings tears to my eyes and those in the room. My question to Kaleb was, "how are you going to remember this? You need to hold onto this."


This work can be so challenging and when we give so much of ourselves to it, those moments deserve to be revisited, because you are making a difference. You mean the world to your students and families. So, I am going to pose it to all of you. How do you hold onto your gratitude bucket? You deserve those memores.

Did you know about Copying and Pasting in epep?

Have you ever tried to copy and paste in epep and get surprised by some html code!? This is just a quick reminder that there is a way!


Try: CTRL+Shift+ V on a PC and Command-Shift-Option-V on a mac.

In case you didn't see it last week . . .

Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Website

Click this button to open a new tab for the Motor Team Site!

Our phenomenal Motor Team has been working hard on creating a resource for all of our students. This site is a wealth of information and shares the depth and breadth of their areas of expertise. It is incredible! The Site includes information about:


  • Gross Motor
  • Fine Motor
  • Sensory Tools
  • Printable Handouts
  • Workspace setup and Body Mechanics
  • Toilet and Handwashing Routine


One of the really special features is that this site is Universally Designed. Consider sharing this with your general education colleagues. They can post it on their google classrooms for ALL students!


* Please note that this site is created for all learners and for our educators, students and families to access. For students with specific needs or program supports, our team of OTs and PTs are already working with teachers and families to individualize supports.

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Workshop Wednesday

It has been so great to have a group of educators learning, thinking, and applying new strategies from our Comprehensive Literacy for All Book Club. Thank you to all who are participating!


As we approach hybrid instruction, we would like to offer a Wednesday Workshop on:


Supporting Student Regulation in the Hybrid Model

Wednesday February 3rd


*Please remember to sign up on the Student Services Professional Development Calendar! Here is a quick video tutorial on how to Sign-in for the PD Calendar if you need support!