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August 15, 2013

EDUCATION BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Free workshop about special education process

There will be a free workshop, Steps in the N.H. Special Education Process, Thursday, Aug. 22, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Parent Information Center, 151A Manchester St., Concord.

This session provides an overview of the steps in the New Hampshire special education process. It includes the most recent changes to state rules for the Education of Children with Disabilities.

Participants will learn about their roles, rights and responsibilities in the special education process. Preregistration is required.

To register, call 224-7005 or email your name, phone no, email address and date of workshop to frontdesk@picnh.org.

Londonderry posts school bus routes

LONDONDERRY — Londonderry school bus routes are ready.

Check your child’s route before school starts.

Visit londonderry.org/buses.cfm.

Special education group’s first meeting of school year

The Londonderry Special Education Partnership holds its first general meeting on Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Moose Hill conference room at the town office building.

Ms. Kim Carpinone, Director of Pupil Services, will review the flow chart of special education staff and supports. She will also outline some helpful hints from the school staff perspective for engaging in the IEP meeting process.

Center for Adult Studies schedule ready

The Derry Center for Adult Studies has its fall program of classes now available.

Classes offered beginning in September include art, GED preparation, computer skills, crafts, fitness and health, dancing, cooking, languages, social media, and much more.

In person registration is Sept. 16 and 17 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Gilbert H. Hood Middle School.

Register early for a discount. Call for information at 432-1245.

Staples, Boys & Girls Clubs help kids fill their backpacks

DERRY — Staples, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and teen actor Jake T. Austin are kicking off a national school supply drive across the country. The sixth annual Staples for Students National School Supply Drive will supply local students with the tools they need to be successful in school.

Teens can drop off supplies at their nearest Staples store through Aug. 18, and Staples will put the supplies in the hands of local BGCA students. Staples customers can also continue to donate $1 or more at their local Staples store through Sept. 28.

One hundred percent of the donations will benefit local students at theBoys & Girls Club of Greater Derry.

The local Staples stores to make a donation are located at 41 Nashua RD., Londonderry; 176 South Broadway, Salem; and 58 Plaistow Road, Plaistow.

The company is kicked off the drive with a $125,000 donation in July and 100 percent of the overall proceeds will benefit members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.