Week of October 31, 2016

Bookaneer Book Fair

The Bookaneer Book Fair begins this week. The Maryvale Book Fair boasts hundreds of new and gently used books in English and French, many of which are selected because of their alignment to the MCPS curriculum.Volunteers are still needed. Go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48aea72fa7ff2-maryvale3 to sign up.

Gaithersburg Middle School 5th Grade French Immersion Shadow Days

Fifth Grade Immersion students are invited to A Day at Gaithersburg Middle School on November 10th and 11th sponsored by the GMS French Immersion Program. Bus transportation will be provided from the GMS bus stop nearest the student’s home. Students need to bring their lunches.See these flyers for details.

Shadow Day Parent Flyer

Shadow Day Student Flyer

Choice Study Meeting at MCPS on November 2nd

On November 2nd at 7 pm, MCPS staff will be sharing information on the first steps of this plan at MCPS Carver Auditorium (850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville). GCC and other GT advocates will also be providing information and updates. All GT Liaisons and interested families are encouraged to attend this important meeting.

xMinds Speaker Meeting on Tuesday November 1st

xMinds is hosting two speakers on November 1st at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Dr., Building 1, Rockville, MD 20850 (enter through the courtyard).

The first is Preparing for Kindergarten (free for all, registration recommended). Learn about preparing your child for the kindergarten transition. Participants will hear about the transition process from preschool special education into kindergarten. We will discuss the continuum of kindergarten services in Montgomery County Public Schools as well as the role of the parent in this process.

The second is Preparing for College (free for members; $15 for nonmembers, registration is recommended). Learn about the independent living skills, self-advocacy skills and executive function skills that you should begin to help your student on the autism spectrum develop during their high school years in order to have a successful post-secondary transition. Attendees will learn about:

  • The difference between accommodations in college vs. those in high school and the increased expectations that will come with them.
  • Strategies that empower vs. those that enable.
  • Keys to successful self-advocacy skills in high school, college, and beyond.

See http://www.xminds.org/content.asp?pl=159&sl=158&contentid=189 for registration information.

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