Plano_RDSPD Staff Chat

Plano RDSPD Staff News May 4, 2015


Welcome to the first edition of the Plano_RDSPD Staff Chat.

This is a new newsletter for the staff of the Plano Regional Day School Program for the Deaf. We want to find another means to communicate to keep our staff updated and informed about all aspects of our program that may affect you. Staff Chat will be archived on MyPISD. Please take a few minutes to share feedback with us. We need to know what you need.

Dates to Know

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month -,

May 4 @ 4:15 - PSHS - Plano RDSPD Action Plan

May 5 @ 3:30 - Haggard - Plano RDSPD Action Plan

May 6 @ 3:00 - Cox - Plano RDSPD Action Plan

May 7 @ 8:00 - DE TL Meeting

May 11 @ 3:30 - Haggard - Conversational Competence & ToM

May 13 @ 4:15 - Vines - Plano RDSPD Action Plan

May 14 @ 4:15 - PSHS - Conversational Competence & ToM

May 20 @ 3:00 - Pearson - ToM

May 21 @ 3:00 - Davis - Plano RDSPD Action Plan

May 21 @t 6:00 pm - Davis - Parent Meeting - Picnic

June 5th last day of school in Plano ISD

Check with your campus for policy on make up days & documentation

SEE Conference in Irving - June 29 -July 3

August 2 days durining the first week - Region 10 Visual Phonics

August 12 - 14 - Region 13 - Struggling Readers

August 13 Teachers return

August 17 Paraprofessionals, Interpreters, interveners, and CART providers return

August 24 School begins in Plano ISD

Plano RDSPD May Picnic & Social

Thursday, May 21st, 6pm

2701 Parkhaven Drive

Plano, TX

Please join us for the Picnic and Social. This will be a time to talk with others and get some ideas for summer fun and learning.

Please use and share our Social Media contacts with Parents:

We want to make connections with you:

Facebook - Plano_RDSPD

Twitter - @Plano_RDSPD #PlanoDeafEd

MyPISD for students enrolled in Plano ISD

Plano Parent Folder -

Remind - text @rdspd to 81010

We also still answer our phones and our emails. Please feel free to contact us at any time.

Our main office number is 469 752-5590.

Helpful Links and Information

Summer Camps -

AG Bell - PepNet -

Texas Hands and Voices -

PepNet - Transition

TSD Summer Activities -

RIT Student Programs -

Please keep the helpful links coming. I will post them in this section of Staff Chat.

Student Accomplishments

I would like to use this space to share student accomplishments. Send them to me and they will be included in the next Staff Chat.

Staff Thanks

I would like to use this section of Staff Chat for special thank yous and appreciation. Please send them to me to be included in Staff Chat.

A big, huge thanks goes to Cindy Williams for organizing the Optimist Speech Contest for our students. It was such a success. I was so proud of our students as they gave their speeches. Pleae see the Parent Newsletter for the winners.

Teacher Appreciation Week:

I can not express in the appropriate words my thanks to the entire Plano RDSPD Staff for everything you do for students day in and day out. You work tirelessly and with heart to provide the best for each and every student. We would not be know as such a good program without your dedication and commitment to your students. Thanks again for all you do.

What do you want from a newsletter?

I hope that our newsletter Plano_RDSPD Staff Chat is helpful to you. Please let me know what else you would like to see included.

Our Mission is to serve students with auditory impairment by providing educational challenges and opportunities which empower them to become productive and independent individuals.