Parent Teacher Resource Center

PURPOSE:
The purpose of the Parent Teacher Resource Center is to provide support and information for families with children in special education. We also offer support for families with children in the Title 1 program. We can provide ideas and suggest resources that may help parents better understand the special education process. We also strive to help parents and guardians become more involved in their child's educational process by promoting cooperation between home, school, and the community. Stop in and visit on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday mornings, contact me by email, or call. At the Parent Resource Center we have an excellent lending library with books, videos, and magazines on a variety of parenting, homework, and special education topics. We can also do searches on the internet for you. Please let us know how we can help you!
 
HOURS OF OPERATION:
The Parent Resource Center is open Tuesdays through Thursdays from
8:30 am to 11:50 am during the school year.
 
PARENT, FAMILY, & COMMUNITY TRAINING SCHEDULE
The Parent Teacher resource Center has started the new school year with a new name and a great line up of presentations! All presentations will be from 4 to 5 PM at the Salem City Schools Administration Building on 510 South College Avenue. 
 
Should you be unable to attend a scheduled session, but would like to obtain information regarding the topic, please review the links at the bottom of the page. Presentations are posted typically within 1-week of the presentation. Moreover, you may contact Susan Young, Administrative Secretary, to request the information to be reviewed with you. You may contact her at (540) 389-0130.
 
 DATES/TOPICS:

September 19, 2013
When a Cup is NOT a Cup!: Selina Flores form the Virginia Tech T/TAC
This presentation will focus on families with preschoolers. The focus will be looking at everyday items through a child's lens and turning routines into opportunities for exploration, adventure, and discovery.

 October 17, 2013 
Focus on Autism: Come and meet Jennifer Watson-Jamison, BCBA and Salem City Schools' Autism Specialist

November 21, 2013
Oppositional Defiance: Sophia Farmer from the Radford University T/TAC

January 16, 2014
I'm Determined: Mac McArthur-Fox from the Radford University T/TAC

PROJECT SEARCH:
Salem City Schools participates in the Roanoke Valley Project SEARCH High School Transition Program. Please contact the Parent Resource Center for more information. A link to the Project SEARCH program, which is based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is listed below.
http://www.projectsearch.us/
 
LENDING LIBRARY:
Salem City Schools sponsors a lending library. Families, teachers, and commumity memebers may request items on the list. Please click on the link (at the bottom of the page ) to view the available items.
 
CONTACT INFORMATION:
phone: 540-389-0130
 
NEWSLETTERS:
See newsletters below

Salem City Schools has the following online brochures for your review: 25 Ways You Can Put the Power of Routines to Work for You and Your Child, Teachers' Top 10 Learning Secrets, Help Your Child Deal with Bullies and Bullying, and How to Help Your Struggling Student. Please click on the link to view the items.

 ADDITIONAL LINKS:

http://www.peatc.org
Parent Education Advocacy Training Center
(information on helping parents and the school system work together)

http://www.ed.gov
United States Department of Education
(access to publications from the U.S. Dept. of Education)

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/special_ed/index.shtml
Special Education Division of the Virginia Department of Education
(News and Announcements, Information for Parents )

http://www.nichcy.org/
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
(Information on specific disabilities)

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/prevention/index.shtml
Dropout Prevention, Virginia Department of Education
 
Virginia Family Special Education Connection
 
 FILES TO REVIEW:
Ċ Parent Fair in Spanish 2014.pdf
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Spanish-Parent Fair Letter 2014  89k v. 1 Jun 12, 2014, 8:56 AM Randy Jennings
Ċ Salem Parent Fair July 23 (1).pdf
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Parent Fair July 2014   200k v. 1 Jun 3, 2014, 2:29 PM Randy Jennings
Ċ Summer 2014 PTRC Newsletter (1).pdf
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Summer 2014 PTRC Newsletter  642k v. 1 Jun 5, 2014, 2:19 PM Randy Jennings
 2010
Ċ PRCFall2010newsletter.pdf
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Fall 2010  2618k v. 2 Jul 21, 2011, 10:29 AM Salem WebMaster
Ċ Spring2010newsletter.pdf
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Spring 2010  111k v. 3 Jul 21, 2011, 10:29 AM Salem WebMaster
 2011
Ċ Spring2011Newsletter.pdf
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Spring 2011  1365k v. 2 Jul 21, 2011, 10:29 AM Salem WebMaster
Ċ Summer2011Newsletter.pdf
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Summer 2011  980k v. 2 Jul 21, 2011, 10:29 AM Salem WebMaster
 2012
Ċ Apr. 20 Dropout prevention.pdf.1345649603027
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Parent Training flyer for Dropout Prevention (April 20, 2012) by Curtis Hicks   56k v. 4 Aug 22, 2012, 8:34 AM Randy Jennings
Ċ CommunicationsStrategies.pdf
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Handout from parent training on Communication Strategies  43k v. 2 Aug 22, 2012, 8:34 AM Randy Jennings
ć Dropout Prevention_4_20_12.ppt
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Dropout Prevention PPT by Curtis Hicks  310k v. 3 Aug 22, 2012, 8:34 AM Randy Jennings
ċ
Effective Transition Planning for Movement Into Desired Post-Secondary Setting
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Effective Transition Planning by Maxine Casey  Aug 22, 2012, 8:34 AM Randy Jennings
Ċ Fall2011LendingLibrary.pdf
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Lending Library List Updated Fall 2011  1460k v. 3 Aug 22, 2012, 8:34 AM Randy Jennings
Ċ Fall2011PRCNewsletter.pdf
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Fall Newsletter  2242k v. 2 Aug 22, 2012, 8:34 AM Randy Jennings
ć Helpful Home Strategies for Children with Autism.pptx
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Parent training completed by Paige Callahan, School Psychologist and Kate Masencup, BCBA  705k v. 4 Aug 22, 2012, 8:34 AM Randy Jennings
ć HomeworkStrategies.pptx
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Homework Strategies to help Children with Disabilities by Pat Macdonald-Parent Resource Center  3516k v. 2 Aug 22, 2012, 8:34 AM Randy Jennings
Ċ Spring 2012 PRC Newsletter.pdf
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Spring 2012 Newsletter  1814k v. 3 Aug 22, 2012, 8:34 AM Randy Jennings
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Summer 2012 Newsletter for PRC
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Summer 2012 Newsletter for the Parent Resource Center  Aug 22, 2012, 10:07 AM Randy Jennings
 2013
Ċ 2013-Transition Expo Flyer.pdf
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Transition Expo Flyer (2013)  263k v. 2 Sep 5, 2013, 7:42 AM Randy Jennings
Ċ Fall 2012 PRC Newsletter.pdf
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Fall 2012 Parent Newsletter  440k v. 2 Sep 5, 2013, 7:42 AM Randy Jennings
Ċ Jan. 17 How to Talk So Schools Will Listen.pdf
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January 17, 2013 Parent Training Flyer  111k v. 2 Sep 5, 2013, 7:42 AM Randy Jennings
Ċ May (Spring) 2013 PRC Newsletter.pdf
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Spring 2013 Parent Newsletter  671k v. 2 Sep 5, 2013, 7:42 AM Randy Jennings
Ċ PRC brochure2012-2013.pdf
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Parent Resource Center Brochure  302k v. 2 Sep 5, 2013, 7:42 AM Randy Jennings
Ċ PRC January 2013 Newsletter.pdf
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Winter 2013 Parent Newsletter  1720k v. 2 Sep 5, 2013, 7:42 AM Randy Jennings
Ċ Salem Parent Fair July 31 (updated).pdf
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July 18th Parent Fair Flyer  538k v. 2 Sep 5, 2013, 7:42 AM Randy Jennings
Ċ Sept. 2012 Parent Resource Center Lending Library Additions.pdf
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PRC Library Additions for 2012-2013  240k v. 2 Sep 5, 2013, 7:42 AM Randy Jennings
 2014
Ċ Fall 2013 Salem PTRC newsletter.pdf
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Fall 2013 PTRC Newsletter  2599k v. 2 Jun 17, 2014, 2:41 PM Randy Jennings
Ċ Jan 16 Im Determined.pdf
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Jan 16, 2014-I'm Determined Training for Parents-To be completed by TTAC of VT.  189k v. 2 Jun 17, 2014, 2:41 PM Randy Jennings
Ċ Nov 21 Supporting Children with Oppositional Behaviors.pdf
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Nov 21-Supporting Children with Oppositional Behaviors flyer  181k v. 2 Jun 17, 2014, 2:41 PM Randy Jennings
Ċ revJan29Salem and Roanoke Orientation flyer (RCPS_PERT_DARS)1 page.pdf
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Transition Flyer  240k v. 2 Jun 17, 2014, 2:41 PM Randy Jennings
Ċ Winter 2014 PTRC newsletter (2).pdf
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Winter 2014 PTRC Newsletter  1381k v. 2 Jun 17, 2014, 2:41 PM Randy Jennings