- Loudoun County Public Schools
September Offers Many Events for Family Engagement with LCPS
Families often focus their attention on making sure the kids are ready for back-to-school, but September also is a great time for parents and guardians to learn more about supporting their children’s growth and development.
“One of LCPS’ core beliefs is that strong partnerships with families and our community enhance our excellence. While we have always sought to foster these relationships, LCPS is strengthening its commitment to high-quality parent and community engagement activities. Organizations like the Hunt District PTA, MSAAC, SEAC and LCPS Parent Resource Services help us reach the community with specialized educational programming and opportunities,” said LCPS Superintendent Eric Williams, Ed.D.
The events below are good opportunities for parents to get involved with Loudoun County Public Schools.
The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) will host a meet and greet with new LCPS Director of Special Education Dr. Patricia D. Nelson. The event will be held Wednesday, September 4, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the LCPS Administrative Offices. The Administration Offices are located at 21000 Education Court in Ashburn. The orientation for all PTA/PTO SEAC representatives will be on Wednesday, September 11, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the LCPS Administrative Offices.
The Hunt District PTA will host its first Round Table of the year on Wednesday, September 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the LCPS Administrative Offices. Round Table events are open to representatives of all schools, regardless of whether the school has a PTA or PTO. Representatives of the Congestion Must Go campaign will be among the presenters.
LCPS Parent Resource Services will reprise the popular “Gender Differences in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)” workshop on Wednesday, September 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stone Hill Middle School. Patricia Quinn, M.D., will discuss the implications these differences have in diagnosis and treatment. Quinn is the author of several books on the topic of ADHD. Stone Hill Middle School is located at 23415 Evergreen Ridge Drive in Ashburn. To register for this session, please visit www.lcps.org/parentresourceservices.
The Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee (MSAAC) will host its first meeting of the new school year on Wednesday, September 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the LCPS Administrative Offices.
LCPS Parent Resource Services will begin its 2019-2020 Mental Health and Wellness Series with a workshop on “Identifying, Supporting and Managing Childhood Anxiety.” The session will be held Thursday, September 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the LCPS Administrative Offices. Families may register to attend the session by visiting www.lcps.org/parentresourceservices.
LCPS Parent Resource Services will continue its partnership with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office for “Project First Responder”. This is a program that fosters the relationship between community members with autism or developmental disabilities and law enforcement, fire and rescue personnel. It also includes information about Project Lifesaver for those who are at risk of wandering. This session will be held Tuesday, September 24, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the LCPS Administrative Offices. Registration is available at www.lcps.org/parentresourceservices.
From 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, LCPS Parent Resource Services will host “Child Find Chats: Developmental Expectations for Children Ages 2-5” at the LCPS Administrative Offices. This session reviews developmental expectations in the areas of language, play and behavior and provides families an opportunity to ask question of professionals. Register for this session at www.lcps.org/parentresourceservices.
“The Message of Behavior” will be held Wednesday, September 25, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the LCPS Administrative Offices. This session is designed to help families understand what children are communicating through their behaviors. The session is intended for parents and caregivers and will focus on strategies and interventions. Registration is available at www.lcps.org/parentresourceservices.
Parent Resource Services will conclude the month with “Let’s Talk About It: How to Help Students with Disabilities Learn Language Using Augmentative/Alternative Communication Systems.” This session will be on Monday, September 30, from 9 to 11 a.m. or from 6 to 8 p.m. at the LCPS Administrative Offices. These sessions will focus on the role of speech-language therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy as a part of an integrated therapy service delivery model. Families may register at www.lcps.org/parentresourceservices.