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Parent Training on Building an Introduction Portfolio

The new school year is quickly approaching. This is always an exciting time but can also create anxieties for students as they face new teachers, new subjects and new friends. This can be particularly trying if your child faces learning challenges. A free workshop is being offered for parents of children who are in special education or are on a 504 plan. A student introduction portfolio is a great way to share important information about your child beyond what is found in the IEP. This training will show what information to include in your child’s portfolio. This tool will help to start off the new school year on a positive note by presenting this information in a fun, creative and informative way. Every new school year is an opportunity for a fresh start and this proven tool will help you open the lines of communication with the professionals who serve your child and get the year started off on the right foot. The information presented in this workshop is appropriate for all ages and grade levels. There are two opportunities to attend.  Both are to be held on Monday, July 30, 2018. The first is 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at Randolph Recreation Center (653 E. Pearl St., Room B in La Grange). This time coincides with Camp Independence which is a youth activity also being offered by Turtle Wing. You can drop your child at their learning experience and then enjoy your own. The second opportunity is 6:00-8:00 PM at the Turtle Wing office (723 Upton Ave., Schulenburg). This training is being facilitated by Brenda Nelson, Turtle Wing Foundation Case Manager. Turtle Wing’s mission is to “help children with learning challenges in rural areas with learning challenges achieve their full potential”. The foundation serves youth in Fayette, Lavaca, Colorado and surrounding counties. To register for Camp Independence or for more information on the foundation contact Turtle Wing managing director, Susie Shank at 979-505-5090 or


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