Past Meetings and Events 2021-22
Being Comfortable with the Uncomfortable: How to Cope with Anxiety
Get Your Kids the Sleep They Need
Speaker: Dr. Shelby Harris
Parenting in a Pandemic: How to help your family through COVID-19
Speaker: Dr. Kelly Fradin
Tuesday, March 16, 2021: TBD
Dr. Fradin is a pediatrician and mother of two who recently wrote Parenting in a Pandemic: How to help your family through COVID-19. She will join us to update us on where we are now in the pandemic and what we can do as parents to help our children thrive during this stressful time. After a presentation that will focus on promoting development, mental health and anxiety, she'll address questions from our audience.
Below are the meetings and events that have already occurred for the 2020-21 academic year. Click on the tabs on the Table of Contents for previous years' meeting topics and links to videos of guest speakers, where applicable.
Parent Coffees: Speak directly with school and District special education staff and administrators
- Elementary School: Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom
- Middle School: Thursday, October 16, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom
- High School: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom
Parents are invited to "coffee" over Zoom with Eric Rauschenbach, Director of Special Education and Student Services, and other administrators and teachers, to ask questions, raise issues for discussion, and provide feedback on programs and support.
Supporting & Countering Isolation During Remote Learning
Speaker: Peter Faustino, Psy.D.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 @ 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
Dr. Faustino, one of our school psychologists at Scarsdale High School, discusses how we can best support our different learners both academically and emotionally as they grapple with the challenges of hybrid and remote learning. Question and answer session to follow.
CHILD Representatives are hosting school specific get-togethers for anyone whose child has an IEP or 504 Accommodation Plan or receives related services, or for any parent seeking to learn more about special education in Scarsdale. These casual events will be great opportunities to have your most burning questions answered by fellow parents who have been through similar things and to meet parents across different grade levels within your school who have unique experiences to share. You are welcome to attend another school's gathering if you are unable to attend your own. RSVP for location.
- Edgewood: Monday, October 19, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
RSVP to Annie Katzenberg for location
- Heathcote: Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
- Greenacres: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 9:45 a.m.
RSVP to Stephanie Wechsler for location
- Fox Meadow: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
- Quaker Ridge: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 9:45 a.m.
RSVP to Laura Thierer for location
- Preschool Families: *rescheduled* Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.
RSVP to Jessica Freede for location
- Middle School Families: *rescheduled* Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. via Zoom
Mixer with District Special Education Staff and AdministratorsWednesday, November 18, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Community building event to get to know district administrators and staff in a casual setting. Our CHILD Mixer gives parents an informal setting to get to know district administrators and staff, including Eric Rauschenbach, Director of Special Education and Student Services. Join us at a volunteer's home for small-group discussions with District representatives on specific topics or areas where you may have concerns. Learning Resource Center educators will be on hand to talk you through the difficulties your child is having in math and/or reading. Psychologists will be available to discuss anxiety, ADD, social skills and more. Speech and OT professionals will be available as well.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
Schuyler Bailar was a top student and an award-winning swimmer and was aggressively recruited by Harvard. Schuyler is also the first openly transgender man to compete on any NCAA Division I men's team. This program presents his inspiring journey of determination and tough choices. Schuyler's story resonates with young and old who sometimes struggle to find themselves in a world of mass media and the pursuit of what he calls "paper successes." Schuyler's story hit Facebook's top-trending news and has been recounted in hundreds of media outlets from The Washington Post, to Time Magazine, to 60 Minutes and The Ellen Show.
Transitions from Preschool to Elementary School, Elementary School to Middle School, Middle School to High School
Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
Meeting for parents with children transitioning to the next level of education.