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Our October Newsletter

Happy Fall!
This month’s SEPAC newsletter shares with you the board’s favorite resources and go-tos on ADHD, dyslexia, autism, local organizations and more! Great information you won’t want to miss!

Board Meeting

A board meeting will be held on tomorrow September 26th, 12:30-2:30

Conference Room, Hunt Recreation Center, 90 Stow Street.
Please enter through the glass doors by the basketball courts which are on the left-hand side of the building.

If you have any questions, please email us at

Board Meeting June 19,2019

A board meeting will be held on June 19, 2019, 12:30-1:45 at the Concord Main Library in the Trustees Room.

June Newsletter

Our June newsletter includes links to accessible splash parks, pools, and swim lessons! Happy Summer!


IMPORTANT INFO for Concord Public School families and Concord-Carlisle Regional School District families!
You should have received an email today from Superintendent Laurie Hunter about your input in regard to the hiring of a new Director of Student Services. This role will include special education, 504, English Language Learners, mental health, and health services.
The survey included in the Superintendent’s email MUST be filled out by March 22nd. (THREE DAYS FROM TODAY!) We encourage you to fill out the survey as soon as possible and spread the word to other district families about this important opportunity to share their input.

Board Meeting 3/28

We have two guest speakers joining us this month!  Sherry Kenin and Magi Lindeman will be sharing information about the Timbernook Sensory Nature Programs which are under the umbrella of Minute Man Arc. These innovative and award-winning nature programs were developed by an Occupational Therapist and enable children to experience a variety of sensory inputs and challenge their fine and gross motor skills.  

Thursday, 28th March from 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Conference Room, Hunt Recreation Center, 90 Stow Street.
Please enter through the glass doors by the basketball courts which are on the left-hand side of the building.  

If you have any questions, please email us at


Overcoming Stress and Anxiety in our Youth: Strategies to Support Children’s Learning and Ways to Cope”

Monday, April 1, 2019 from 7 – 8:30 PM
Location:  Auditorium at Concord Carlisle High School, 500 Walden Street, Concord, MA
Featuring Dr. Donna Pincus from the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University

Free program! Please help us plan by PRE-REGISTERING

This presentation will offer:

  • an overview of how anxiety and stress present in children and adolescents;
  • an understanding of what is normal and what is cause for concern;
  • strategies for identifying anxiety at home and in schools;
  • evidence-based strategies that can reduce anxiety, support children’s learning and support their overall healthy functioning.

February Newsletter

February’s newsletter is all about helping you plan the summer!

Concord/Concord-Carlisle Special Education Updates!

Hosted by the Concord/Concord-Carlisle Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)
Please join members of the K-8 administrative team including Dr. Hunter and Acting Special Education Director Marielle Wintersteen for a session to offer updates across special education.
Friday, February 15
9:30 am- 11 am
Ripley Administration Building
Room 4
If you have questions for Dr. Laurie Hunter and Marielle Wintersteen, please submit these by Wednesday, February 13th to Questions and comments will be submitted anonymously.

TONIGHT! Envisioning Middle School Education

Envisioning Middle School Education — January 29, 7:00 p.m.

The Concord School Committee and Facilities Planning Committee invite you to join us in an evening of envisioning middle school education in Concord. As part of an “Educational Visioning” initiative that will help guide our efforts to plan for a new middle school building, we invite parents, guardians, and anyone involved in educating Concord’s students to share your hopes and dreams for the Concord Middle School educational experience and what it could look like in the future.

* From the Concord/Concord-Carlisle SEPAC-
What hopes and dreams do you have for our students on IEPs or with special needs at the Concord Middle School? Attend the Parent Input Forum on Tuesday, January 29, 7-9pm in the Sanborn Auditorium and share them with the School Committee.

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