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**Kids Konnect Bowling Event** (K-12)

Monday, November 12, 2018


Colonial Lanes, Chester, NY

Flyer for Kids Connect Bowling event



Kids on the Block adult performers with puppets

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?


  • 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


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


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?


  • Become a member by sending your PTA Membership Form to MW SEPTA at Pine Tree Elementary.
  • Attend our monthly meetings.

2018-2019 M-W SEPTA General Member Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 – 7:00 p.m. – Unofficial Meeting Minutes
Central Valley Elementary

October Keynote Speaker – Stephanie Marquesano

SEPTA is pleased to welcome Ms. Marquesano, who will share the story about her son, who was diagnosed with COD, co-occuring disorders, which led to the misuse of prescription pills and eventually his passing at the age 19. Join us for an informative night to discuss a topic that has taken too many young lives and discover how the Harris Project is working to stop this epidemic.

The Harris Project is a non-profit organization that strives to raise awareness about mental health disorders and substance misuse. It is a program focused on this epidemic that continues to affect so many teens and young adults.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 – 7:00 p.m.
Sapphire Elementary

Putnam Independent Living Centers

Learn everything you need to know about the NYS Rules & Regulations that govern Special Education. Gaining this understanding can you be a better advocate for your child.

Thursday, January 17, 2019 – 7:00 p.m.

Mom’s Night Out

It’s the time of year when the winter blues kick in or a case of cabin fever hits us and we have the perfect cure for both. Join us for a mom’s night out to relax and have some fun! Activity TBD.

Thursday, February 7, 2019 – 7:00 p.m.
North Main Elementary

Cookies & Conversation

Join us for an open group discussion about being a parent of a special needs child.  Come with questions or just come to listen. Either way,we hope you’ll join us for some great dialogue.

Thursday, March 7, 2019 – 7:00 p.m.
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 4, 2019 – 7:00 pm
Pine Tree Elementary

G & R Inclusive Group

Hear from inclusion specialists, who will discuss the benefits of an inclusive educational environment for our children. Learn why inclusion not only benefits special needs children, but children in general education as well.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – 5:30 p.m.
M-W High School Small Cafeteria

2018-19 Budget Presentation

SEPTA Staff 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.