Download the September 2018 Parent Newsletter

Family Education Services

Please note that all events are subject to date/time change. Watch for the current flyers for those events! We look forward to seeing you at our FES events.

We now have our ASD Family Lending Library Catalog online. You can download a copy of it by CLICKING ON THIS LINK.

All Family Education Services (FES) events are open to ALL parents/families of deaf/hard of hearing children.

Your child does not have to attend ASD to attend these events.


PARENT BACK TO SCHOOL ORIENTATION
For ASD Families

August 24, Friday. 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Contact Jennifer Del Conte at Jennifer.delconte@asd-1817.org



ASD HOMECOMING
For ASD Families

October 13, Saturday, Homecoming is a wonderful opportunity for alumni, their families and friends to gather for our celebration of Deaf culture. Come cheer our boys’ soccer teams. You won’t want to miss the King & Queen and their court.



PACES GIVING THANKS DINNER
For PACES Families

November 8, Thursday. 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Come join other PACES parents and staff. Contact Patricia Meade at Patricia.meade@asd-1817.org


CURRICULUM DAY/OPEN HOUSE
For ASD Families

Friday, November 9. Contact your child’s principal for more information. We welcome parents and family members to this event. Contact Jennifer Del Conte at Jennifer.delconte@asd-1817.org



HOLIDAY PARTY
For all Families

December 13, Thursday, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in GCEC Dining Room. Contact Lori Coughlin at Lori.coughlin@asd-1817.org



PACES HOLIDAY DESSERT

December 19, Wednesday, 6:00 pm in GCEC Dining Room. Contact Patricia Meade at Patricia.meade@asd-1817.org


FAMILY LEARNING DAY (FLD)
For ASD Families

March 30, Saturday, Parent workshops, children’s activities, a chance to interact with other families are some of the highlights of this day. Contact Jennifer Del Conte at Jennifer.delconte@asd-1817.org



FOUNDERS’ DAY
(open to all)

April 5, Friday: Parents and family members are welcome to visit for the day. Contact Kerry McDowell at Kerry.mcdowell@asd-1817.org



Bingo & Family Pizza Social

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
5:15 PMin GCEC Dining Room. Bring a dessert to share!

To RSVP:
Contact Lori Coughlin at Lori.coughlin@asd-1817.org


LADIES’S RETREAT AT CAMP ISOLA BELLA (Ladies only)
May 3 – 5 2019

(Friday – Sunday): Held at Camp Isola Bella, the weekend is open to All ladies who have a child that is Deaf/HH/KODA and family members. A wonderful opportunity to get away and enjoy a relaxing weekend!

To Register:
Contact Alyssa Pecorino at Alyssa.pecorino@asd-1817.org



MEN’s RETREAT AT CAMP ISOLA BELLA
(Men only)

May 10 – 12, 2019 (Friday – Sunday): Held at Camp Isola Bella, the weekend is open to any male who has a child that is Deaf/HH/KODA. A wonderful opportunity to get away and enjoy a relaxing weekend!

To Register:
Contact Alyssa Pecorino at Alyssa.pecorino@asd-1817.org


FISH-A-THON AT CAMP ISOLA BELLA
(Open to all)

May 11, 2019 Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm
Bring your own lunch.
Charcoal and grill will be available.

To Register:
Contact Alyssa Pecorino at Alyssa.pecorino@asd-1817.org


END-OF-THE-YEAR FAMILY PICNIC for All ASD Families

(Date is subject to change)

May 28, 2019 Tuesday, 5:00 pm GCEC Dining Room/Patio.


To RSVP:
Contact Lori Coughlin at Lori.coughlin@asd-1817.org


SPORTS AWARDS
(open to all)
Date is subject to change

May 28, 2019 Tuesday, 6:00 pm Rockwell VCC, 6:00 pm

Questions, please contact: Patricia.meade@asd-1817.org



Family Sign Language Classes

Member of the parent sign language class using ASL

Parent Sign Language Classes

DAYTIME CLASSES

Wednesday Mornings from 11:00 to 12:00 Noon

2018 Fall Daytime Classes


September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7

To Register: Download the Fall 2018 Parent Daytime Sign Language Class Registration Form


2019 Winter Day Classes
January 9, 16, 23, 30

To Register: Download the Winter 2019 Parent Daytime Sign Language Class Registration Form


2019 Spring Day Classes
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3, 17, 24

To Register: Download the Spring 2019 Parent Daytime Sign language Class Registration Form

Any questions, please contact Darlene Borsotti at Darlene.borsotti@asd-1817.org or 860.899.1203VP





Parent/Sibling Sign Language Classes

EVENING CLASSES

Thursday Evenings 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

2018 Fall Evening Classes
September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8


To Register: Download The Fall 2018 Parent Evening Sign Language Class Registration Form

Any questions, please contact Darlene Borsotti at Darlene.borsotti@asd-1817.org or 860.899.1203VP


2019 Spring Evening Classes
March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 25, May 2, 9, 16

To Register: Download the Spring 2019 Parent Evening Sign Language Class Registration Form

Any questions, please contact Darlene Borsotti at Darlene.borsotti@asd-1817.org or 860.899.1203VP


2019 Summer Evening Classes
July 11, 18, 25, August 1

To Register: Download the Spring 2019 Parent Evening Sign Language Class Registration Form

Any questions, please contact Darlene Borsotti at Darlene.borsotti@asd-1817.org or 860.899.1203VP



Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Siblings and Extended Family are all welcome!


Child care will be provided for ASD students and children younger than 4.

Any questions, please contact Darlene Borsotti at Darlene.borsotti@asd-1817.org or 860.899.1203VP



PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) consists of parents who reflect the cultural make-up of ASD’s student population. The PAC meets five times yearly to advise the school on educational matters.

Meetings for the 2017- 2018 academic year are September 12, November 14, January 9, March 13, and May 8. All meetings are at 6:00PM in the Family Education Services Room in the Gallaudet Clerc Education Center.

Purpose of PAC: 1) To advise the school on the educational matters; 2) To provide assistance to the school in securing regional, state, community and parent support; 3) To assist the school in developing and implementing beneficial programs for parents and families; 4) To assist the school in fulfilling its mission; and 5) To assist parents through involvement in their child's education by promoting networking.


PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS

Based on parents' requests and needs, a variety of support groups are offered in our Parent Center and other locations throughout the school year, including:

  • Preschool Parent Support Group
  • Elementary School Parent Support Group
  • Middle School and High School Parent Support Group
  • Hispanic Parent Support Group
  • Parent-to-Parent Support Network

PARENT RESOURCES

Together We Read

Designed to encourage the development of essential literacy skills, Together We Read helps make shared reading experiences fun and educational. A trained tutor makes home visits to teach parents and guardians the most effective techniques for reading to deaf children. This extraordinarily successful program develops and strengthens learning and comprehension skills while nurturing each child’s enthusiasm for reading.

Parent Lending Library

The Center provides a place for parents to congregate and socialize in a comfortable and relaxing environment. Parents are welcome to take advantage of our resource library with its vast collection of children's and informational books, sign language dictionaries and many other materials related to deafness. All materials are available on a two-week loan program. Also available are computer programs on our parent-friendly computer and an extensive collection of videotapes on sign language. The Parent Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. throughout the school year, and during summer family activities.


For more information, contact:

JENNIFER DEL CONTE
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

860-570-1881
860-899-1082 VP
jennifer.delconte@asd-1817.org