Wayside Waves 1/23/2022 Posted on January 23, 2022 by admin Book donations deadline extended to Tuesday Wayside Fleeces on Sale MCCPTA Fourth Friday Family Forum Recording of special education committee presentation It Takes A Village Reporting positive Covid tests 1. Book donation deadline extended to Tuesday, 1/25 Your last chance to donate books to the Maryland Book Bank is Tuesday! We have extended the book donation drop off deadline to Tuesday, so make some space on your bookshelves by donating some gently used books to a worthy cause. The Maryland Book Bank provides books to children who don’t have books of their own. The proceeds from the sale of adult books help support their children’s program. Since its inception, the Book Bank has collected and distributed almost a million books to under-resourced children, teachers, caregivers, and families in the Maryland community. The Maryland Book Bank accepts ALL KINDS of books! –board books –picture books –chapter books –young adult –adult fiction and non-fiction They DO NOT accept CDs, DVDs, encyclopedia sets, magazines, textbooks older than 5 years old and books that are damaged or moldy. Please drop off your donations at Wayside by Friday, 1/21. 2. Fleece Special at the Wayside store! Get your Wayside winter gear today! Use the Code FS20 to receive 20% off your fleece. 3. MCCPTA Fourth Friday Family Forum JOIN MCCPTA ENGAGE FOR THEIR 1st FOURTH FRIDAY FAMILY FORUM When: Jan 28, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Please register in advance: https://bit.ly/PTAEngageJan2022 January Topic: ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) THE IMPACT OF COVID TRAUMA ON CHILDREN WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE | HOW IT IS IMPACTING OUR KIDS | WHAT WE CAN ALL DO ABOUT IT Presented in Multiple Languages in collaboration with Montgomery County Dept. of Community Partnerships. There will be a presentation followed by Q&A, and other special guests to support family and community access to resources and help as needed. Tune-In & Engage! 4. Recording of Special Education Committee Presentation The Special Education Committee hosted a very informative presentation with two special education attorneys, Brian Gruber and Kim Glassman called “Solving IEP Meeting Disagreements: Legal Paths for Resolving Special Education Issues”. The presentation addresses dispute resolution options including state complaints, mediation, due process, information on resolution processes within MCPS, and the ins and outs of bringing legal representation to an IEP meeting while preserving your school relationships. Here is the link to the recording and a copy of the slide presentation. 5. It Takes a Village “Your community helped 9 families with 21 children. We could not be successful without your support. Thank you very much!” – Tamara Greenspan, KINDH 6. Reporting positive Covid tests Please use this link to report positive COVID tests to MCPS.