Garden City SEPTA Members are parents, teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators and friends. We share a commitment to provide ALL students with the high quality education provided by our district. All members of the community are welcome to join us in supporting this vision.
What we do:
Support a variety of services that address unique learning abilities (including, special education classes, resource rooms, consultants, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, counseling, gifted & talented programs, etc.)
Advocate for inclusion of students receiving special education
Improve communication between parents, school personnel and administrators
Educate the community on the benefits of including children of ALL abilities in the exceptional social, athletic and cultural events that take place in Garden City
Host a variety of speakers to address common parental concerns (i.e. Assistive Technology, Auditory Processing, Anxiety, Homework, etc.)
Questions or comments? Ideas or suggestions?
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SEPTA EXECUTIVE BOARD
Co-President - Neha Bajaj
Co-President - Eileen Henke
Vice Presidents of Grants - Ann Heaney & Megan Sutcliffe
Treasurer - Carole Valenti
Secretary - Cris Florio
Vice President of Membership - Michelle Bilotti
Vice President of Communications - Cristina Dickey
SEPTA SCHOOL BUILDING DIRECTORS
The role of the SEPTA School DIRECTOR
As the building director, your main responsibility is to be the point person for your assigned building. You will act as a liaison between SEPTA and your building. We will provide you information to relay to your building and you will provide the SEPTA board with critical information and updates.
Help designate a SITE based rep for your building (Please send us any possible candidates who may wish to volunteer in your building to act as SITE based rep.) (the Site based job description is attached below)
You will also need to
Hold a joint meeting with your curriculum rep, site based rep and principal at least 2x per year
Attend PTA meetings for your school and share any important SEPTA updates
Foster dialogue and promote positive relationships among parents, teachers and administrators
*In your role as a SEPTA representative, it is imperative that the opinions that you offer to parents accurately reflect those of SEPTA which may not necessary be your own.
SEPTA SITE BASED REPRESENTATIVES
Our Site Base reps meet 4 times per year with the Site Based Planning Committee and work with the school PTA Directors to address parents' issues and concerns. The purpose of this committee is to improve the educational performance of all students, regardless of such factors as socioeconomic status, race, gender, language, background or disability.
Our Curriculum reps attend monthly meetings with the school principals as well as periodic meetings with the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum.
SEPTA BUDGET/LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATIVE
Cristina Dickey, Editor
Lauren Healey, Proofreader
If any of the above positions interest you, please let us know. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to get involved! Contact President@gcsepta.org for more information.
GC SEPTA FAMILY MENTOR PROGRAM
Garden City SEPTA would like to welcome you to the Family. Our Family Mentor Program connects parents who are going through the CPSE to CSE transition with a parent who has already gone through the process. Your SEPTA mentor will help, should you have questions or concerns about this transition. We feel that having a parent in the district to help guide our new parents will make the transition that much smoother.
Remember, "It takes a village to raise a child."
Lastly, please be sure to join GCSEPTA to stay on top of new information and participate in all the great speakers and actives we have planned this year!
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