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2016-2017 PT Council Meetings
Thursday, September 22
Thursday, November 17
Thursday, January 12
Thursday, March 16
Thursday, May 18
All meetings will be held at 7:30pm in the 5th Floor Board Room Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd.
Please contact Regan Allan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would be interested in joining us on next year’s executive board.
PT Council Survey on SPS Make-Up Days Survey Results
Thank you to everyone who participated in the PTC Survey! We had 1,744 Surveys taken! Here are the results: http://ptcofstamford.wordpress.com/2012/11/16/ptc-stamford-public-schools-make-up-days-survey-results/
Social Media Tips - Presentation from May 15th Meeting
Social Media for your PTO/PFO's! Best Practices | Benefits | Tips | Where to Start! Download the PTC Social Media Presentation
Movie License Information!
The following website provides instructions for obtaining a movie license: http://www.movlic.com/. In addition to purchasing an annual or bi-annual movie license, a school may purchase a license for a one-time showing of a movie.
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Education Reform Bill 2012
If you would like more information about the bill, the highlights and actual bill can be accessed through these links:
January 27, 2012
CT should slow down on NCLB waiver
Last March, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan addressed Congress about the flaws in the No Child Left Behind Law. He called NCLB “fundamentally broken,” and said its “one-size-fits-all solutions” usurped the ability of local and state officials to tailor policies to individual schools or students. Read More>
January 19, 2012
We had an outstanding turnout at the Parent Teacher Council’s Forum with our State Delegation. As a follow up to that Forum, here are some resources that will help keep you up to date on what is happening at the state level in education: http://www.cga.ct.gov/ed/ - This is the link to the State Education Committee page. It has links to the Education Cost Sharing Task Force, a record of bills and other helpful information.
November 15, 2011 Stamford Advocate
Thumbs up for SCOPES!
Thumbs up to Amy LiVolsi Gragg and Carol Ann McClean for reviving a support service that is helping many Stamford parents. The two women have rebuilt the Stamford Coalition of Parents Expecting Success -- SCOPES -- an organization that provides information and support for parents of students with special needs in Stamford Public Schools. Read More>
November 13, 2011 Stamford Advocate
Parent's Launch Special Needs Group
A group of Stamford parents recently reconstituted Stamford Coalition of Parents Expecting Success -- SCOPES -- an organization that aims to provide information and support for parents of students with special needs in Stamford Public Schools. Read More>
The American Language Program at UConn/Stamford is excited to announce a writing course designed especially for the college-bound English Language Learner (ELL). This course is open to all college-bound juniors and seniors whose first language is not English.
As these students prepare for the next phase of their academic careers, it is essential that their writing skills sustain them. It is our goal to supplement the instruction they receive during the day with a challenging and enriching college-level academic experience. For more information or questions please contact: Sandy Schwoerer, American Language Program Center for Continuing Studies, University of Connecticut. Tel: (203) 251-8511
Read the fall issue of the Department of Health & Social Services’ newsletter, the Health Exchange.
Thanks to those of you who attended the School Governance Council Forum on Monday night. Attendance was overwhelming, with almost 400 parents and community members who came to the Government Center. We apologize if you were not able to get into the building. Click on the link to read more and view handouts from the night. Read More>
NEW to PT Council of Stamford - SCOPES!
Stamford Coalition of Parents Expecting Success
SCOPES is group of parent volunteers dedicated to improving the lives of families in our community, especially those with children who can and should receive special education services. Working as a Committee of the Parent Teacher Council of Stamford, SCOPES will provide a parent support network and serve as a community resource on issues related to special education. Read More >