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The 2015-16 theme 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.

JANUARY 2016

1/23/16
Love and Logic:
Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun

WPDS is offering the Love and Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun series at WPDS starting Saturday, January 23, 10am-12pm (registration deadline January 14). Jessica Johnson, will be facilitating this curriculum. The class is open to the public. For more information or to register, visit:

http://www.cheerupbuttercups.com/events/

1/14/16
Developing a Child's Emotional IQ

What makes the difference between children that succeed and children that struggle in life? The evidence is strong that understanding and managing their own emotions, and successfully understanding the behavior of other people, will significantly alter a child’s success in life. This ability is called emotional intelligence, and each child has varying degrees of self-awareness and skill.  Can parent and teachers enhance a child’s emotional intelligence at home and at school? YES! This workshop will discuss the latest in practical techniques to support parents and teachers in helping kids develop their emotional IQ skills. Please join us at Capitol School of Austin!
When: Thurs, Jan. 14 6:30-8 pm
Where: Capitol School, 2011 W. Koenig Ln, Austin 78756
Speaker: Claire Flynn, M.Ed.
Registration: Contact Tami Leeper at 467-7006 or tamil@capitolschool.com to reserve your seat. Cost is $15/person ($20/couple) payable in advance.

1/12/16
Parenting the Child You Didn't Expect When You Were Expecting

From former CSA parent and life coach Margaret Web comes this 6-Part Tele-Class (details will be emailed after you register and you will receive an mp3 recording plus written recap after each class). Class will take place on the following Tuesdays from 11:00 am -12:00 pm CT  – January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16.

This class is for you if…

  • you are parenting a child with special needs;
  • you are frustrated, annoyed and feel totally out of control because parenting is nothing like you expected;
  • you don’t do anything for yourself because all resources (money, energy, time, etc.) are focused on helping your child;
  • you desire parenting to be more peaceful and joyful.
  • The class is limited to 10 participants so that the people get time and attention they deserve.

The class costs $60 and my intention for keeping the cost low is so that people who need this support can get it without huge sacrifices. I LOVE helping people and it makes me happy to help as many as possible so for me, it’s a win-win!

If you are feeling a tug to participate but aren’t sure, let’s chat!! If the cost of the class is out of reach, let me know and I’ll see what we can work out. 

If parenting is not what you expected, please know you are not alone! I have been where you are and also know that the more I learn about taking care of myself, the more peace and joy I am able to experience even in the chaos of parenting my son.  

Here is the link to learn more about the specific details or to sign up: 
http://www.margaretwebblifecoach.com/parenting-tele-class/

Margaret

OCTOBER 2015
10/9/15
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

10/10/15
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, Building 605
1100 W 45th St  
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 206-9167

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.

COST: $75.00

REGISTRATION: Please call Dr. Rudin at: 512-328-7388.

10/13/15
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.

SEPTEMBER 2015
9/23-24/15
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
Judy Butler
judy@esc13.txed.net
Katharine Muller
katharine.muller@esc13.txed.net
Misty Stephens
misty.stephans@esc13txednetCONNECTTO

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Coming Up at Capitol School:

Dec. 18 - Last Day of Classes
Dec. 21-Jan 4 - Winter Break for Students
Mon. Jan. 4 - Staff Inservice (Student Holiday)
Tues. Jan. 5 - Classes Resume and Tuition Due
Jan 18 - School Holiday (MLK Day)


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