• Wheaton Warrenville Special Needs PTA (WWSN PTA)


     Wheaton Warrenville Special Needs PTA Logo with inclusive children

     
     
     
     Our Mission Statement
     
    "To promote enrichment, respect, and inclusivity for all students in our District through education, communication, and opportunities for students, families, and schools to learn and grow together."
     
     
    **Agenda for General Membership Meeting Sept 20th 2018, 7pm Monroe Middle School; Posted under Notices**

     

     

    ** Join WWSN PTA for the 2018-2019 School Year **

    August 2018,

    Dear Parents, Caregivers, Friends, 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 and children enhance children’s success. We know that children learn more and have better lives when everyone in the school community works together to share thoughts and information and work on projects to benefit children. For the 2018-2019 school year, WWSNPTA is planning:

    • Get to know Ericka Ekstrom; our new Excutive Director of Special Education. When she speaks 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 meeting. 
    • Danada Fall Hayride, Cosley Zoo Christmas Tree Decorating, Springing into Sports & Fun events for the entire family
    • Special Needs Resource & Information Event
    • Staff Grant(s) &  Scholarship(s) specifically for special education students
    • Previous Grant and Scholarship Awardees share experiences

     

    By becoming a member of WWSN PTA, 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 and/or Board Member – including parents, families, teachers, 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 WWSN PTA) or (2) you can or bring with you to our next General Membership Meeting.

    General Membership  meetings Sept 20th 7pm at Monroe, Oct 25th 7pm at Franklin, April 25th at Monroe. The Staff/Teacher Membership meeting will be in Feburary. 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 wwsnpta@gmail.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 PTA
    Fill out a membership form or go online to https://wwsnpta.memberhub.store
     

    Important Dates :   

    WWSN PTA CNO Kimmers                 October 2nd 4-8pm

    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.

     

    Events:                                  

    WWSN PTA Fall Hayride; Early Admission to Danada Fall Fest            October 14th 10am

    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 School

     

     

     

     
     
    Notices:
     
    Sept 17th Agenda Posted for Sept 20th 2018 General Membership Meeting WWSN PTA General Membership Meeting Sept 20th 2018 7pm Monroe PDF
     
    WWSN PTA General Meeting Sept 20th 2018 7pm Monroe Middle School
     
     
     
     
     April 21st 2018:
     
    Sprining into Sports & Fun! May 5th from 2:00-5:00pm at Monroe Middle School
     
    Join 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!
     
    Springing into Sports & Fun! May 5th from 2:00-5:00pm at Monroe Middle School!  Join us to explore local SN activities
     
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    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. Wheaton
    2019 S Naperville Rd
    630-221-0011
     Support WWSN PTA with Dine In or Take out! from Noodles & Co. 2019 S Naperville Road

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    March 24th 2018:
     
    The Slate of Officers for the WWSN PTA 2018-19 
    Thank 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 - OPEN

    The Special Needs PTA is looking to fill 2 key roles on their PTA: Secretary & Treasurer
     
    Secretary:  
    The Secretary role may be smaller than other PTAs.  
    The secretary would be taking minutes for 3 membership meetings:
    Two General Membership Meetings at 7pm 
    One General Membership Meeting at 1pm  
    One 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.

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    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 wwsnpta@gmail.com
     
    The 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 wwsnpta@gmail.com
     
     
     
     Oct 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.

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    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!

     
     
    STEM Expo

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    Sept 27, 2017:

    Welcome to Patty Almond who was nominated as the WWSNPTA Treasurer

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    Sept 23, 2017:

    Congrats to Mindy Koechling! She won the $15 worth of Kimmers Gift Certificates for our Kimmers Dine Out Kick Off! Enjoy!

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    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 wwsnptatreasurer@gmail.com . The PTA will vote on the budget during our General Membership meeting on September, 28th 7pm at Monroe.

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    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 7pm 
    One General Membership Meeting after 1pm  
    One Teacher/Staff Membership meeting at 7pm.

     
    The Secretary role may be smaller than other PTAs.  
     
    Please contact Cheri Gossage at: wwsnpta@gmail.com for questions or more information.   
     
    Thanks for your help!
     
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    For more information about the WWSNPTA, email us at wwsnpta@gmail.com 
     
    updated: 9/18/2018 11:54pm
     
     
     

     

     

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