The 2015-16 school year is off to a great start! Our theme this year is "Kids Under Construction: Inside and Out". If you saw Pixar's "Inside Out", then you can guess staff and students will be focusing on emotions and social skills all year long. We are all looking forward to seeing where learning at CSA takes all of us this year.
PIZZA FRIDAY PROGRAM
Capitol School offers a Pizza Friday hot lunch option provided by L&L Catering. You can order by the quarter for $5.50 per meal. To order, contact L & L Catering directly at 512-554-6323.
Parent Education Opportunities
The following educational opportunities are available. If you know of other sessions that may be of interest to Capitol School families, please contact the office.
1st Annual Texas Dyslexia and Related Disorders Conference and Movie
This conference is on spreading awareness and educating professionals, teachers and parents about what dyslexia is, its effects, and the related disorders of dyslexia and how they can impact individuals.
Friday, October 9, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM (CDT).
For information, visit Karnik Institute
Good Grief - for Parents of Children with Development Disabilities
What happens when you first hear that your child has a developmental disability? How do you respond? How do you manage after several or many years go by? Who can you talk to about your own emotional reactions? What do you do when you are feeling overwhelmed? These are all questions that confront a person who has a child with a difference—a challenge—a disability. As professionals how do we support family members who are struggling with the impact of disability?
This workshop will use a grieving model to explore the emotional aspects of parenting a child with a disability. It will enable participants to understand the ongoing emotional impact that raising a child with a disability can have on all family members, as well as how to make meaning out of these emotions. This workshop is geared for parents of children of all ages, family members, and professionals who love and/or work with children with disabilities.
Saturday, October 10th from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM.
Registration will begin at 9 AM.
WHERE: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Phil Hatlen Room of the Outreach Conference Center,
1100 W 45th St
Austin, TX 78756
PRESENTER: Dale Rudin, Ph.D. Dale has been providing support to family members and other professionals who work with developmental disabilities since 1975. She has the unique perspective of being a psychologist, special educator, as well as a parent.
REGISTRATION: Please call Dr. Rudin at: 512-328-7388.
Meltdowns and Transitions
Our neighbor, Covenant Presbyterian Preschool, is offering this Parent Education event on Oct. 13 at 6:30 pm at their facility. Behavioral Therapists Kristen Rakun and Lynne Raymond from Spark Learning will discuss tips and techniques to help children with meltdowns, transitions and home tasks. These techniques are meant to be helpful for kids and parent at any level – whether they have special needs or not.
Spark Learning improves life for children of all ages with Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, PDD, and other special needs by providing Applied Behavior Anlysis (ABA) therapy through personalized treatment programs.
Please call (512)334-3016 to RSVP with
Christy O. Milam, Director, Covenant Presbyterian Preschool and Child's Day Out,
3003 Northland Drive, Austin, TX 78757.
Fall Dyslexia Conference: Connect to Text
The Region XIII 2015 Fall Dyslexia Conference will offer 2 days of innovative presentations with a focus on helping students “Connect to Text.”
For information contact
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November at Capitol School:
Nov. 1 - Tuition Due
Nov. 10 - Mr. Rob's Birthday, Teacher Appreciation Tuesday and Book Fair set up
Nov. 11-13 - Book Fair
Nov. 24 - Early Release at Noon; no Extended Day classes.
- Thanksgiving Break
This Week's Monday Letter from the Office
2015-16 School Calendar
The Capitol Letter - Newsletter