M-W SEPTA

What is SEPTA?

Monroe-Woodbury SEPTA (Special Education PTA) is an organization that strives to bring together parents, teachers and administrators in an effort to inform, support and advocate for the unique and special needs of our students.

How do we achieve this?

Inform

  • Share information regarding special education policies and laws, community resources and supplemental services
  • Offer workshops and training regarding various high interest topics such as determining eligibility for services, early intervention, legislative issues, and high school graduation requirements
  • Provide up-to-date district information relating to special education services and programming
  • Provide statewide legislative information as it relates to special education

Support

Provide opportunities for parents and teachers to share experiences and resources.

SEPTA is your place for the sharing of special needs resources and ideas.  We believe that there are many great resources and ideas out there that really need to be shared so that they can be used for children with special needs.

We believe that Special Education will be lifted greatly if we all have a desire to share and build these resources for all to use.

  • Provide Student Scholarships
  • Provide Teacher Mini-Grants
  • Support district budget and funding items related to special education
  • Support legislation as it relates to special education

Advocate

Introduce parents of students in Monroe-Woodbury to the special education process.  Providing an overview of special education services, the rights of students with disabilities and your rights as the parent of a child with a disability.

  • Provide information and resources with regard to special education law
  • Collaborate with other community organizations
  • Assist parents in navigating the various processes of special education

How can you get involved?

JOIN TODAY!

Become a member by sending your PTA Membership Form to MW SEPTA at Pine Tree Elementary.

Attend our monthly meetings.


2017-2018 M-W SEPTA General Member Meeting Schedule

Thursday, October 5, 2017 – 7:00 pm

Central Valley Elementary

Mr. Kerry Magro
This celebrated Autistic speaker and author will share his experiences of going from a non-verbal child to an incredibly successful adult.  You won’t want to miss his inspiring story!

Thursday, November 2, 2017 – 7:00 pm

Sapphire Elementary

Pat Exman, Educational Advocate
Learn the role of an Educational Advocate and how an advocate can help you navigate through your IEP meeting, and help you understand parental rights and the rights of your special needs child.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 – 7:00 pm

Sapphire Elementary

Chris Pollard, Great Path Planning
Join us for a discussion about financial planning for special needs children, including the creation of a Special Needs Trust, College Planning and much more!

Thursday, February 8, 2018 – 7:00 pm

North Main Elementary

M-W Special Education Discussion Panel
What questions do you have for the Special Education Department? Get your answers here from our panel of district experts!

Thursday, March 8, 2018 – 7:00 pm

Smith Clove Elementary

Stranger Danger Presentation
Stranger Danger is very real and an important topic for all children to understand. The Monroe Police Department will join us to discuss their approach to teaching children about stranger danger, as well as how they interact in situations that involve special needs children.

Thursday, April 12, 2018 – 7:00 pm

Pine Tree Elementary

SEPTA Parent Panel
Find out what brought our Board Members together! Join us for a discussion about our own personal stories with our special needs children and what brought us to SEPTA. We hope sharing our stories will inspire you to get involved.

Thursday, May 3, 2018 – 5:30 p.m.

M-W High School Small Cafeteria

Teacher Appreciation Dinner
We invite parents, teachers, staff and administrators for a night to honor the hard work and dedication of the Monroe-Woodbury Staff Members.