Community Events/Announcements for the Week of April 9, 2018

Community Events
  • Staff across all five schools will be wearing blue on Friday, 4/13 to help raise awareness and acceptance of students with autism.  Staff at each school have also planned additional activities focused on increasing inclusive opportunities for students with disabilities (including student-made videos, messages about inclusion during morning announcements, and resources for students and staff in libraries).  If you are a parent and will be volunteering at any of our schools on Friday, please consider joining us in wearing blue.
  • Goochland is also hosting our annual Goochland Transition fair on 4/17/18 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Goochland High School.  If you’re available, please consider attending.  Bridget Parker (our transition specialist) has arranged for various organizations to talk with parents and students about services and supports that may be available to students after high school.  For more information, please see this flyer.
  • Kindergarten and preschool registration day is 4/19.  You may now register your child for kindergarten (or apply for him/her to attend our preschool programs) at Randolph, Byrd, and Goochland Elementary Schools from 8:00am to 7:00 pm.  Additional information can be found here.
  • Goochland Education Foundation is hosting is annual gala on 4/28/18 from 6:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. at the Hermitage Country Club.  More details about the event can be found here.
Resources
  • Autism Speaks’ campaign to raise awareness of autism has a message of “What You See is Just a Piece of Who I Am” (with the idea being that autism is just one aspect of people and the importance of seeing the “whole” child or person).  Autism Speaks put together an amazing mosaic that really drives home this point.  Check it out or consider contributing to it when your family’s own story using #AutismIs.
  • The College Place- Richmond (TCP- Richmond) is located at VCU.  They provide free information and assistance for students of all ages throughout the state.  Through in-person, telephone and online support, the centers help students complete applications and financial aid forms, as well as locate scholarships that can decrease overall costs.  For more information, please click here.
  • GRAPLE is a grief support group for individuals who have lost loved ones to substance abuse or addiction.  Weekly support group meetings are held on Tuesdays in Richmond.  Click here for more details.

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