February Update

A Message From Your SEPAC Co-Presidents

We have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to build and lead an active and vibrant SEPAC these past three years. So much has been accomplished and we appreciate all the support we’ve had from all the parents who volunteered their time and creativity.

During this time we have developed a strong and collaborative relationship with our district’s administrators, have provided support and education to parents and caregivers, and created opportunities for families to connect and share their insights and educational journeys. It has been a privilege.

Our term as co-presidents comes to an end at the close of this school year. We are in need of new leadership for all of us to continue to benefit from a strong SEPAC. It can’t happen without you. Your voice, your ideas, and energy are needed. Please consider taking on this leadership role. We are happy to tell you more about his truly rewarding opportunity.  Please email us at concordsepac@gmail.com or come to our next board meeting on March 9th, 2017.

Mary Tambor and Becky Robichaud


Thursday, March 9th 7-9 pm
SEPAC Board Meeting (Free and Open to the Public)
Main Library, Concord We encourage parents and caregivers of children on IEPs, receiving accommodations (eg., 504 plan), or with any medical or special need to attend.

Thursday, March 16th 7:30 pmOut of District Parent Meet-UpTrails End Cafe, ConcordAn informal networking group for families who have a child in an out-of-district placement. Come socialize and foster a greater connection to each other and our school community. We will meet in the bar area. If possible, please RSVP to Heather Tunnicliffe, fellow parent and SEPAC member (heatherKtunnicliffe@gmail.com), so we know to look for you!

Thursday, March 23rd 10-11:30 amReading Development and the Brain with Dr. Nadine GaabAssociate professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s HospitalRipley Administration Building, ConcordConference Room 1This talk will give an overview about the typical and atypical reading brain, its development, and how it changes in response to intervention. Additionally, it will introduce the idea of early screening for reading disabilities in young children and discuss its implications for education settings and policy. It will conclude with discussing the implications of neuroscientific findings for general education, educational policy as well as the development of interventions. For planning purposes, please RSVP here.

We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events. Have a wonderful vacation!

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