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Basic Support Meeting

Title: Basic Support MeetingLocation: Monroe County Public Library, East Stroudsburg, PAStart Time: 11:00Date: 2011-06-18End Time: 16:00

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  Hello All!! Well it’s that time of year again, to start forming our Buddy Walk Teams and making this year’s Walk bigger and better

Celebrate The Best

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Your Men And Women Now

Saturdays May 9, 2015 Meeting is Canceled

Have a safe and Blessed Happy Mothers Day!!

Here are some gift ideas for those who like handmade gifts

At some point on Mother’s Day, you may want some time alone or a chance for a little rest and relaxation. Make sure you get what you need — and deserve — by asking for it in advance. For instance, a few days before Mother’s Day, give your husband and kids a list of five “services” you desire. The list could include:

An hour alone so I can call a friend or soak in the tub
A chance to sleep in until 9 a.m.
A manicure at my favorite nail salon
No sibling squabbles for an hour
Whatever else you’d really love!
Have your husband and kids make up coupons with each of these services, and be sure to redeem them throughout Mother’s Day weekend.
Schedule time for hugs.

Finally, what would Mother’s Day be like without hugs and kisses all around? One way to work them into your day is by setting up a silly “hugs and kisses” schedule and posting it on the refrigerator or other visible spot. For instance, you could write, “10:30 a.m.: Everyone runs around the couch and gives Mom a hug and kiss.” or “2:15 p.m.: Everyone hops around the oak tree on one foot and assembles for a group hug.” Make up your own directions and silly things to do — but be sure to include lots of hugs, kisses, and laughter in your day.

Saturdays meeting is Canceled due to Inclement Weather

Weather Report

Upcoming Event

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Special-needs teen disappears from school

The parents of 15-year-old Paris McCoy say he was last seen at the Science Skills Center High School in Downtown Brooklyn on April 29. (5/7/15)
DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN – A special-needs teenager walked out of school last week and hasn’t been seen since, according to family members.
The parents of 15-year-old Paris McCoy say he was last seen at the Science Skills Center High School in Downtown Brooklyn on April 29.
Family members are distributing fliers and canvassing the streets in hopes of finding the teen, who suffers from ADHD and behavioral disorders that require medication.
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McCoy is supposed to have around-the-clock supervision, but when his parents arrived to pick him up from school last Thursday, they say he was nowhere to be found.
“My concern is that he’s out there and easily manipulated, that someone is going to get him to do things that he’s not doing normally,” says his mother, Kathy McCoy.

Special-needs teen disappears from school

Beyond the Mask comes to your town.

Hi Everyone,
I’m super excited to be sharing the latest video from the Beyond the Mask team about engaging our culture. Check it out! I assure you, you won’t be disappointed.
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Beyond the Mask comes to your town.
Engaging Our Culture

The world is changing and now we can decide what films we want to come to our local theaters. Join me in a changing our culture through film by reserving your ticket to Beyond the Mask at LINK TO YOUR SHOWING. I can’t do this without you. If we don’t get NUMBERS OF RESERVATION NEEDED, it won’t be coming to TOWN NAME.

Join the movement today.
Thank you!




Hello All-

We will be offering standardized testing at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, in Tannersville, again this year. February 27th is the last day to order your
test through Bob Jones in order for it to arrive in time for our scheduled testing dates of March 30-April 1. (Tests ordered after February 27th may incur rush shipping charges.)

You must contact Bob Jones directly to order your test at www.bjupress.com. (OrderLink: http://www.bjupress.com/category/iowa-tests-homeschools)

Before you order your test, you will need to pre-register, so that we may ensure that we have received the correct testing information for your student. It is extremely important that you use the attached registration form so that we have all of the necessary information. You may copy and paste the info into an email.

The deadline for PRE-registering with us is February 23rd. PLEASE PUT “IOWA TEST REGISTRATION” AS THE SUBJECT IN ALL EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE, SO IT IS NOT OVERLOOKED! We understand that homeschool schedules can be very full. However, we encourage you to make it a priority to register on or before the deadline. Late registrations will not be accepted.

The testing fee is a nominal $20 per family. We will guarantee testing for grades 3-8. If we have sufficient interest and testers, we will offer testing for second graders (LEVEL 8) and high school students. Please let us know a.s.a.p. if you would like to test your 2nd grader or high school student.

As always, we are looking to expand our pool of eligible testers! If you would like to serve our home school community through testing, and you meet the requirements to be a certified tester, please contact Deb at debmont@verizon.net. (See requirements at end of email.)
Please remember that this is a ministry designed to meet the testing needs of our homeschooling community. It is a service that affords families access to testing at a nominal cost, and provides a comfortable, loving and (over the years) familiar atmosphere in which our youngsters can test. These are all factors that can have an impact on a student’s test performance.

If you meet the qualifications, please consider joining us as a tester/administrator for this year. There is a small stipend for your time. Please contact Deb at debmont@verizon.net to confirm commitment and for further information on how to register with BJU as a tester. Thank you, in advance, for offering to share your talents with the group!

Please refer to the attachment for additional testing information and the Registration Form. All information requested is necessary for verification, so please make sure you have included everything requested in your email.

If you have any questions, please contact me at

We look forward to another successful testing year!

In His Service,

Deb Esposito
Testing Coordinator



Testers must be pre-approved with us for this series by completing an online application and have/be one of the following . . .
· A Bachelor of Arts or Science degree
· Teacher certification by a state department of education to teach in a public school (homeschool or local association certification does not qualify)
· A current (or former) full-time academic classroom teacher in a conventional school (not a homeschool)
If you have questions about your eligibility as a tester, please contact BJU Press Testing & Evaluation at 800.845.5731 or testing@bjupress.com.

Webinar free: “Understanding Evaluations”

Here’s a reminder about the free “Understanding Evaluations” webinar next Wednesday, February 18!

For those of you who are fellow homeschoolers, the word “evaluation” probably brings to mind portfolio reviews at the end of the school year. That is not the topic of this webinar. “Understanding Evaluations” is about deciphering the results of assessments by health professionals that you may have set up for your child who has special needs, to help determine need and eligibility for certain services, such as speech therapy or occupational therapy for fine motor skills. Basically, how to get the help you may need for your child.

These Webinars are interactive, so you can ask a question and have it addressed during the session and exchange ideas. Or, as with the others, you can view the session when it is available in the archives about two weeks after the live session takes place.
“WEBINAR Wednesday” – FEBRUARY 18
Register here:
WEBINAR TITLE: Understanding Evaluations: What Do the Results Mean for My Child?
with presenter Annemarie Clarke, PhD

February 18 7:00 – 8:30 PM

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Learn about different types of evaluations/assessments as well as:
· interventions and services needed based on evaluation results
· questions to ask to develop a program based on your evaluation
· assessments to be aware of and how they affect your child
Annemarie Clark, PhD — PA Licensed Psychologist, PA Certified School Psychologist, Corporate Officer for Behavioral & Developmental Services at SPIN/Philadelphia Autism Center for Excellence and currently on the leadership committee for the Philadelphia Autism Project
REGISTER NOW online at

· FOR MORE INFO: Cathy Roccia-Meier
Tel: 215-204-1772 voice / 215-204-1805 TTY
Fax: 215-204-6336 Email: cathyrm@temple.edu
From our webpage you can access 4 archived C2P2 FL webinars?
March 18– Cyber Safety (webinar) and May 9 –Transitions (live session)
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Meeting Cancelled Due to Weather

New meeting Feburary 14,2015 Details will follow

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