Tokeneke SE Representatives

SE (Special Education)

TPTO Special Education Representatives are here to support our school community by helping examine opportunities for inclusion and provide support for parents of children with special needs. As a member of the Special Education Subcommittee, the representatives also help to identify any district level issues that may need to be escalated to CDSP, administration, and/or the Board of Education as guided by CDSP’s mission statement.

Demystifying Acronyms

To help you wade through the alphabet soup, SPED has compiled a list of frequently used special education-related acronyms and abbreviations.

 

Acronyms List

Getting Started

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Evaluation
Individualized Education Plan (IEP)

PTO SPECIAL EDUCATION REPRESENTATIVES support the Tokeneke School community and are active member of the Council of Darien School Parentes (CDSP) Special Education Subcommittee. To support the Tokeneke school community, the representative acts as a resource to the Tokeneke Parent-Teacher Organization (TPTO) executive board on issues related to special education, helping them examine opportunities for inclusion, and provide support for parents of children with special needs. As a member of the Special Education Subcommittee, the representative helps to identify any district level issues that may need to be escalated to CDSP, administration, and/or the Board of Education (BOE) as guided by CDSP’s mission statement.  Each school has one or more representatives.

  • Provide monthly input to PTO Chairs regarding ongoing special education issues within the district. Method of providing input to be determined with PTO Chairs. (If written input is provided, copy in Special Education Subcommittee Chairperson.)
  • Evaluate PTO sponsored programming to identify opportunities to improve inclusion of all students. Work with relevant PTO Committee Chairs to build inclusion/community as directed by PTO Chairs.
  • Work with CDSP Special Education Subcommittee to identify common issues and share best practices at monthly meetings
  • Give any relevant feedback to CDSP Special Education Chairperson during the Board of Education budget process.
  • Work with SESS facilitators/administration to address building-level issues as appropriate and build community.
  • Attend SEPAC and Board of Education meetings as appropriate.

Stacey Tie (Chair)
Wendy Hopper
Megan Girald
Kathy Hardy
Elizabeth Frost

Contact a Special Education Representative

Jul
31
Mon
Friendly Families: Kindergarten Play Date
Jul 31 @ 4:00 pm

Our TPTO “Friendly Family” team is excited to host summer playdates so incoming kids (and parents) can get to know each other before school! Dates and times are subject to change based on weather. All playdates will be at Tokeneke School, unless specified otherwise. Kindergarten play dates will be at the ELP/Kindergarten Playground, and K-5 Play Dates will be at the Tokeneke Playgrounds. Look for a confirmation email a few days before!

PLEASE NOTE: There are NO bathrooms at Tokeneke during the off-school hours.

Aug
21
Mon
Friendly Families: Kindergarten Play Date
Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm

Our TPTO “Friendly Family” team is excited to host summer playdates so incoming kids (and parents) can get to know each other before school! Dates and times are subject to change based on weather. All playdates will be at Tokeneke School, unless specified otherwise. Kindergarten play dates will be at the ELP/Kindergarten Playground, and K-5 Play Dates will be at the Tokeneke Playgrounds. Look for a confirmation email a few days before!

PLEASE NOTE: There are NO bathrooms at Tokeneke during the off-school hours.

Aug
26
Sat
Friendly Families: Play Date, Grades K-5
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am

Our TPTO “Friendly Family” team is excited to host summer playdates so incoming kids (and parents) can get to know each other before school! Dates and times are subject to change based on weather. All playdates will be at Tokeneke School, unless specified otherwise. Kindergarten play dates will be at the ELP/Kindergarten Playground, and K-5 Play Dates will be at the Tokeneke Playgrounds. Look for a confirmation email a few days before!

PLEASE NOTE: There are NO bathrooms at Tokeneke during the off-school hours.

Aug
30
Wed
Teacher Work Day
Aug 30 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Staff Picture Day
Aug 30 @ 12:15 pm
Aug
31
Thu
First Day of School
Aug 31 @ 8:25 am – 2:55 pm

9:00-10:30am

  • Kindergarten sessions for kids (morning)
  • Kindergarten coffee (Parent Sign-ups)

1:00-2:30pm

  • Kindergarten sessions for kids (afternoon)
  • Kindergarten coffee (Parent Sign-ups)

12:00-1:00pm

  • ELP Special Ed Orientation: Meet the Teacher
Kindergarten Parent Coffee & Signups
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Bring:

  • Checkbook
  • Calendar
  • Paper and Pen for Notes
Kindergarten Sessions for Students (morning)
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
ELP: Special Ed Students – Orientation & Meet the Teacher
Aug 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Kindergarten Parent Coffee & Signups
Aug 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Bring:

  • Checkbook
  • Calendar
  • Paper and Pen for Notes
Kindergarten Sessions for Students (afternoon)
Aug 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Sep
1
Fri
Kindergarten: First Full Day of School
Sep 1 @ 8:25 am – 2:55 pm
New Family Orientation & Friendly Family Coffee for Grades 1-5
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Room Parents Coffee for Grades ELP-5
Sep 1 @ 9:45 am – 10:30 am
Sep
4
Mon
No School (Labor Day)
Sep 4 all-day
Sep
5
Tue
ELP: Special Ed Students – First Day
Sep 5 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
1st Grade: Parent Coffee & Signups
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am

This will be the first parent meeting for the school year. A general parent orientation will be done by the Principal, Vice-Principal, PTO Chairs, Pumpkin Carnival Chairs, and other key leaders. After this, a break-out, small group parent orientation will be lead by the room parents for each respective class.

Bring your checkbook and calendar.

Grade Level Coffee Schedule

Sep
6
Wed
2nd Grade: Parent Coffee & Signups
Sep 6 @ 8:45 am – 9:30 am

This will be the first parent meeting for the school year. A general parent orientation will be done by the Principal, Vice-Principal, PTO Chairs, Pumpkin Carnival Chairs, and other key leaders. After this, a break-out, small group parent orientation will be lead by the room parents for each respective class.

Bring your checkbook and calendar.

Grade Level Coffee Schedule

4th Grade: Parent Coffee & Signups
Sep 6 @ 9:45 am – 10:30 am

This will be the first parent meeting for the school year. A general parent orientation will be done by the Principal, Vice-Principal, PTO Chairs, Pumpkin Carnival Chairs, and other key leaders. After this, a break-out, small group parent orientation will be lead by the room parents for each respective class.

Bring your checkbook and calendar.

Grade Level Coffee Schedule

ELP: Peer Model Students – Orientation & Meet the Teacher
Sep 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This will be the first parent meeting for the school year. A general parent orientation will be done by the Principal, Vice-Principal, PTO Chairs, Pumpkin Carnival Chairs, and other key leaders. After this, a break-out, small group parent orientation will be lead by the room parents for each respective class.

Bring your checkbook and calendar.

Grade Level Coffee Schedule