Wheaton Warrenville Special Needs PTA (WWSN PTA)
Our Mission Statement"To promote enrichment, respect, and inclusivity for all students in our District through education, communication, and opportunities. For students (Early Childhood Education to Transition), families, community members and schools to learn and grow together."
** Join WWSN PTA for the 2018-2019 School Year **
Dear Parents, Caregivers, Friends, Community Members, Teachers & Staff of our Special Needs Students:
We enthusiastically invite you to join the Wheaton Warrenville Special Needs PTA (WWSN PTA.) Partnerships between parents, educators, community members, and children enhance children’s success. We know that children learn more and have better lives when everyone in the school and community work together to share thoughts and information and work on projects to benefit children. For the 2018-2019 school year, WWSNPTA has the following events:
- Erica Ekstrom; our new Executive Director of Special Education, spoke at our first meeting in September.
- Dr Chris Silagi our new Assistant Superintendent for Student Services. Will be speaking on Social Thinking and 504's in our October 25th meeting.
- Danada Fall Hayride October 14th at 10am, Cosley Zoo Christmas Tree Decorating December 1st at 9am, Springing into Sports & Fun events for the entire family May 4, 2019.
- Special Needs Resource & Information Event, March 2019.
- Staff Grant(s) & Student Scholarship(s) benefitting the special education students
- Previous Grant and Scholarship Awardees share experiences in our final meeting of the 2018-19 school year.
By becoming a member of WWSNPTA, you can become an important part of helping to ensure that these plans become a reality. Anyone who has an interest in the welfare of children with special needs can be a member – including parents, families, teachers, community members, school administrators, social workers, therapists, students, friends, etc. We also welcome your new ideas for the benefit of our children.
Please join with us to make a difference in the education, health, and welfare of our children. Complete the attached form and return it with your dues payment (1) by mail to the address listed (Bower Elementary School, Attn WWSNPTA) or (2) you can or bring with you to our next General Membership Meeting. (3) or go online to https://wwsnpta.memberhub.store
General Membership meetings Sept 20th 7pm at Monroe, Oct 25th 7pm at Franklin, April 25th at Monroe. We will hold a Staff/Teacher Membership meeting in February. Details about this meeting will be sent by Erica Ekstrom. If you’d like any additional information about the WWSN PTA, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com or visit www.cusd200.org/wwsnpta , Facebook or Twitter to learn more.
We look forward to seeing and having YOU as a member this school year for the WWSN PTA!
Cheri Gossage : President Sarah Gochee : Vice President Treasurer : Open Secretary: Open
You can join the Wheaton Warrenville Special Needs PTAFill out a membership form or go online to https://wwsnpta.memberhub.store
Important Dates :
Make A Difference Week October 22rd -26th Diapers and Wipes Drive box located at SSC until 9am Oct26 th!
Third Annual Options Fair October 23rd 2018, Wheaton Warrenville South High School & 25 other schools.
WWSN PTA CNO PDQ November 13th TBA , we will know in time for our meeting on Oct 25th.
Jefferson Early Childhood Center Open House Oct 24th 7-9 PM
Student Excellence Foundation STEM Expo Nov 9rd Special Needs Preview: 5:00 – 6:00 pm (General Admission opens at 6:00pm)
Decorate WWSN PTA’s Tree on Christmas Tree Lane December 1st 2018 9:00am Cosley Zoo
WWSN PTA Special Needs Resource Fair March 2019 (Exact Saturday Date TBA)
WWSN PTA Springing in Sports & Fun May 4th 2019 2:00-5:00pm Monroe Middle SchoolNotices:
Oct 23rd 2018:Agenda Posted for Oct 25th 2018 General Membership Meeting WWSN PTA General Membership Meeting October 25th 2018 7pm Franklin PDF-----------------------------------------October 19th 2018:
Oct 22nd-25th WWSN PTA Diapers & Wipes Drive for PRC Stuff a Truck Event
Thank you for Making the Stuff a Truck Event for the PRC a success in 2017! It was overflowing! We have added the box again last Friday!
Every year the City of Wheaton's Community Relations Commission works to promote and encourage others to participate in National Make A Difference Day (Sat. Oct. 27). They work with local organizations, such as People's Resource Center, to support this day.Please join the WWSNPTA in our Diapers and Wipes Drive
This week of October 22-26. Drop off is at the front office of the School Service Center at 130 W Park Ave, Wheaton, IL 60189. A truck will come to the SSC on Friday, October 26th before 9am, to be "stuffed" with our donations.-----------------------------------------Oct 09 2018:Oct 14th 2018 4th Annual WWSN PTA Fall Hayride!Join us on our 4th Annual WWSN PTA Fall Hayride!
Have a great time with Early Entrance to the Fall Hayride and Danada Fall Fest! Get to know other families and friends in our community!
Anyone who has an interest in the welfare of children with special needs can be a member – including parents, families, teachers, community members, school administrators, social workers, therapists, students, friends, etc. We also welcome your new ideas for the benefit of our children.
Please join with us to make a difference in the education, health, and welfare of our children. Our $12 yearly Family/ Community Membership fee ($6 Teacher/Staff Membership) supports us reaching our budget goals for our Student Scholarship(s) and Teacher/Staff Grant(s) in April. Last year we were able to support our community in this matter with $250 for Grants and $250 for Student Scholarships. Years previously we were able to award $500 in the Teacher/ Staff Grant. Go online to https://
wwsnpta.memberhub.store/-----------------------------------------Sept 17th 2018 :Agenda Posted for Sept 20th 2018 General Membership Meeting WWSN PTA General Membership Meeting Sept 20th 2018 7pm Monroe PDF-----------------------------------------April 21st 2018:Sprining into Sports & Fun! May 5th from 2:00-5:00pm at Monroe Middle SchoolJoin us to explore local special needs extracurricular activities!Get to know more about Sensory and Special Needs Dance Classes, Cheer Team, Golf Hockey and More!During the Wheaton Park District Fly a Kite Event (9:00am-2:00pm) our Event will be annouced at Graf Park! Around 1:30 and during the WWSNPTA Event, Dist 200's own Mr. Spontak will be playing hits and announcing our Event at the entrance of Monroe Middle School!---April 20th 2018:Support Wheaton Warrenville Special Needs PTA with Noodles and Company Dine Out!Tues, April 24th 5:00-9:00pm!Dine in or Take out! 25% of sales will benefit the WWSN PTA!Noodles and Co. Wheaton2019 S Naperville Rd630-221-0011
--March 24th 2018:The Slate of Officers for the WWSN PTA 2018-19Thank you to the 2018 Nominating Committee members. They have presented the following slate of officers to serve on the WW SN Board during the 2018-2019 school year:
President - Cheri Gossage
Vice President - Sarah Gochee
Treasurer - OPEN
Secretary - OPENThe Special Needs PTA is looking to fill 2 key roles on their PTA: Secretary & TreasurerSecretary:The Secretary role may be smaller than other PTAs.The secretary would be taking minutes for 3 membership meetings:Two General Membership Meetings at 7pmOne General Membership Meeting at 1pmOne Teacher/Staff Membership meeting at at 4 or 7pm.Treasurer :Average annual budget is around 1800.00.Based on previous years of membership of approx 75 members.10 checks were written last year 4 for Counsels, 3 administrative and 3 grants.(For this year: Scholarship(s) checks will also be awarded)The Secretary & Treasurer roles may be smaller than other PTAs.
Please join us on April 26th for the official election during our general PTA meeting.——————————————————————————————
————————————————————March 5th 2018:The WWSNPTA is pleased to announce the PTA Student Scholarship Program. Available to special needs students who have a
parent/guardian in District 200 who are paid members of the WWSNPTA. This is the first year of this program, and we appreciate your understanding as we all learn the most effective ways to implement the scholarship program. Please give serious consideration to applying for a scholarship this year; a successful start with many scholarship applications will provide the best possible foundation for a permanent WWSNPTA Scholarship Program. If you would like to be a member of the WWSNPTA check our Sign up link or email firstname.lastname@example.orgThe WWSNPTA is pleased to announce the PTA Teacher/Staff Grant Program, available to teachers and staff in D200 who are paid members of the WWSNPTA. This is the second year of this program, and we appreciate your understanding as we all learn the most effective ways to implement the grant program. For more information see the attached 2017-2018 Teacher/Staff Grant Program Application.If you would like to be a member of the WWSNPTA check our Sign up link or email email@example.comOct 23, 2017:Please join the WWSNPTA in our Diapers and Wipes Drive
When: The week October 23-27.
Where: Drop off is at the front office of the School Service Center at 130 W Park Ave, Wheaton, IL 60189. A truck will come to the SSC on Friday, October 27th before
9am , to be "stuffed" with our donations.
Every year the City of Wheaton's Community Relations Commission works to promote and
encourage others to participate in National Make A Difference Day (Sat. Oct. 28). They work
with local organizations, such as People's Resource Center, to support this day.
Oct 17, 2017:
November 3rd 2017
Special Needs Preview 5:00-6:00pm (Families are welcome to stay after 6:00pm
Will include PECS Maps for Students highlighting the exhibits by noise volume and other details.
The WWSNPTA will have an event table the whole night with fun with STEM Technology!
Sept 27, 2017:
Welcome to Patty Almond who was nominated as the WWSNPTA Treasurer
Sept 23, 2017:
Congrats to Mindy Koechling! She won the $15 worth of Kimmers Gift Certificates for our Kimmers Dine Out Kick Off! Enjoy!-----Sept 21,2017:
The Executive Board recently met to develop a budget for the 2017-2018 school year. The budget determines how PTA funds are allocated. This budget is available to review by any PTA members by contacting our Acting Treasurer, Sarah Gochee at firstname.lastname@example.org . The PTA will vote on the budget during our General Membership meeting on September, 28th 7pm at Monroe.
-----Sept 7, 2017:The Special Needs PTA is looking to fill a key role on their PTA:Secretary:The secretary would be taking minutes for 3 membership meetings:Two General Membership Meetings at 7pmOne General Membership Meeting after 1pmOne Teacher/Staff Membership meeting at 7pm.The Secretary role may be smaller than other PTAs.Please contact Cheri Gossage at: email@example.com for questions or more information.Thanks for your help!-----
For more information about the WWSNPTA, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org:10/22/2018 12:13pm