PAC Night is Coming!
All Peterson families are invited to attend the upcoming PAC event on Tuesday, March 21st from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Please enter the building through the Cafeteria.
The evening will be focused on how the school meets the needs of students who are learning English and are diverse learners (the new term for Special Education within Chicago Public Schools).
Beginning at 5:00 p.m., the PAC will host a free dinner for families in the Cafeteria. We will have a drawing for two Target gift cards as well!
Following dinner, families will have the opportunity to attend two different sessions. Spanish and Arabic translation will be provided. Sessions include:
Demystifying the Referral Process - Mr. Coleman, Ms. Siemens, & Ms. Lloy Johnston - Parents/Guardians will leave with a well-rounded understanding of what happens before, during and following the referral process. Parents/Guardians will also feel empowered to have a voice in the referral process.
Types of Disabilities - Ms. Ortigara, Ms. Barnes and Mr. Jedrzejczak - Parents will receive a general overview of common types of disabilities and the various accommodations and modifications utilized to support students with disabilities.
ELL students: Education at Peterson - Ms. Ahmed & Ms. Zodo - Parents will gain perspective on the resources and services used to educate students who are second language learners at Peterson.
LRE (Least Restrictive Environment): Inclusion and Resource - Ms. Demetre, Ms. Stettner, & Ms. Lowrance -
Parents will learn about the difference between inclusion and resource support for students with disabilities. Parents will understand the guiding questions that show what information the IEP team uses to help decide on where the Least Restrictive Environment is for a student.
A Typical IEP Meeting/Sections of an IEP - Mr. Bochenek, Ms. Brandon, & Ms. Ortez - Parents will leave with an understanding of who attends an IEP meeting, what types of IEP meetings exist, what are the various sections in an IEP, and how parents are key members on the IEP team.
Parent Advocacy - Ms. Eldorrado, Ms. Marion, Ms. Kane & Ms. Jackie Spinner - Parents will be educated about their child's rights and services that are available to them, hear from a parent's perspective how to receive services both in and out of school, and securing a special needs trust when a disability is determined by social security.