Posts Tagged ‘PS 165’

A Look At The Week Ahead: 11/29/11

November 28, 2011 1 comment

A week filled with holiday activities, houseguests and cooking has brought a lot of joy, laughter, gratitude and an inevitable hangover to our house (I only hope we recover in time to do it all over again in a few weeks). So “The Week Ahead” is probably unrealistic, though I intend to get to it all during an unusually eventful week:

School Reviews: This is probably taking me so long to complete because I have so much to say on the topic (just ask my husband), not to mention the struggles we are going through in our own hunt for the right middle school next year. The school review series will kick off with “What To Ask” when considering a school for your special needs child and reviews of PS 165, West Side Collaborative, Community Action School and The Child School. I promise at some point to stop adding to the review and to just post it already!

Sensory Processing Issues Explained: guest post by Beth Arky, a fantastic and comprehensive overview of recognizing and living with SPD.

Manhattan Family Resource Fair recap: December 1st from 10-2! Make sure to see my previous post on this event for more details.

DMF Winter Concert Invitations will be posted this week – keep an eye out and reserve early – seating becomes more limited each year as Manhattan’s best kept musical secret is discovered!

Last Week For Twenty Questions: Special Needs Financial Planning I have received dozens of questions for our first Ask The Expert series and will be taking questions through the end of this week which will be passed along to an expert who has specific insight to offer to the special needs community.

Add to that the Monday Minute: Thanksgiving in review, Tuesday Top Ten, and Special Needs News headlines and you can see just how ambitious (and antsy) I am feeling after our turkey holiday!

I hope everyone had as wonderful and blessed of a Thanksgiving weekend as we did here. Check back soon to see if I knock anything off of the list!


A Look At The Week Ahead: Week of 11/6/11

November 5, 2011 Leave a comment

Between Election Day and Veteran’s Day there are only three days of school this week, so with all 3 kids home more than usual I am doing my best not to over-plan. But there is so much to be excited about and so much going on this week that I just can’t help it.

Along with the Monday Minute, Tuesday Top Ten, and Special Needs News, I look forward to telling you about some amazing new places and programs in Brooklyn for special needs kids as well as my visit to PS 165 last week. I’m especially excited to share details about our upcoming December meeting at PS 163, which includes a special holiday twist.

Also not to be missed this week is special guest writer Beth Arky, who offers an informative and insightful perspective on sensory processing issues. And speaking of guest writers, I am excited to be one this Wednesday on Special Happens (thanks for hosting me, Gina)! Last but not least, don’t forget to keep sending in questions for the new Twenty Questions series (see Twenty Questions: About Special Needs Financial Planning for more info).

Remember to turn your clocks back tonight – I hope you are enjoying the “long weekend” as much as we are!