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Calendar

2017 - 2018 School Year

September 26 - Allison Rushforth, Executive Director of Special Education and Pupil Services, Stewart Grabelsky, Assistant Director Secondary Special Education and Gary LaFemina, Assistant Director CPSE/Elementary Special Education, presented a District Staff Update.

October 24 - Speaker Cindy Goldrich, Certified ADHD Coach, PTS Coaching will speak about Improving Student Motivation to Learn & Face Challenges

November 28 - Member Discussion

January 9 -

February 6 - Speaker from Parent to Parent org to discuss Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD

March 13 -

April 24 -

May 23 -

 

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Minutes

2017-2018 PASE Board

President: Bianca DeGaundenzi
Vice President: Angela Krug
Treasurer/President Emeritus: Renee McMahon
Secretary: Lynn Maass
Officer at Large/Webmaster: Deborah Bowman
Officer at Large: Debbie Pugliese

Officers Elected for 2016-2017 School Year

President: Bianca DeGaudenzi
Vice President: Lisa Siconolfi
President Emeritus/Treasurer: Renee McMahon
Secretary: Lynn Maass
Webmaster/Officer At Large: Deborah Bowman

Officers Elected for 2015-2016 School Year

President: Bianca DeGaudenzi
Vice President: Lisa Siconolfi
President Emeritus/Treasurer: Renee McMahon
Secretary: Lynn Maass
Webmaster/Officer At Large: Deborah Bowman

Officers Elected for 2014-2015 School Year:

President: Renee McMahon
Vice President & Treasurer: Bianca DeGaudenzi
Webmaster/Secretary: Lynn Maass
Officer At Large & President Emeritus: Deborah Bowman
Lisa Siconolfi, Officer At Large: Lisa Siconolfi

Officers Elected for 2013-2014 School Year:

President: Renee McMahon
Vice President & Treasurer: Bianca DeGaudenzi
Webmaster/Secretary: Lynn Maass
Deborah Bowman, Officer At Large & President Emeritus
Lisa Siconolfi, Officer At Large
Linda Kane, Officer At Large

Officers Elected for 2012-2013 School Year:

President: Deborah Bowman
Vice President: Bianca DeGaudenzi
Treasurer: Renee McMahon
Secretary: Lynn Maass
Webmaster: Linda Kane
HS Liaison: Lisa Santos
MS Liaison: Lisa Siconolfi
MP Liaison: Nancy Paganucci
SR Liaison: Bianca DeGaudenzi
President Emeritus: Stella Spanakos

Officers Elected for 2011-2012 School Year:

President: Deborah Bowman
Vice President: Bianca DeGaudenzi
Treasurer: Renee McMahon
Secretary: Lynn Maass
Webmaster: Linda Kane
Shelter Rock: Bianca DeGaudenzi
Munsey Park: Nancy Paganucci
Middle School & High School: Lisa Santos
President Emeritus: Stella Spanakos

Officers Elected for 2010-2011 School Year

President: Deborah Bowman
Vice President: Renee McMahon
Treasurer: Bianca DeGaudenzi
Secretary: Lynn Maass
Shelter Rock: Linda Kane
Munsey Park: Nancy Paganucci
Middle School & High School: Lisa Santos
President Emeritus: Stella Spanakos

Officers Elected for 2009-2010 School Year

President: Deborah Bowman
Vice President: Renee McMahon
Treasurer: Bianca DeGaudenzi
Secretary: Lynn Maass
Shelter Rock: Linda Kane
Munsey Park: Nancy Paganucci
Middle School & High School: Lisa Santos
President Emeritus: Stella Spanakos

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Past Presentations

September 26, 2017
Speakers Allison Rushforth, Executive Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services, Stewart Grabelsky, Assistant Director Secondary Special Education, and Gary LeFemina, Assistant Director CPSE/Elementary Special Education provided a District Staff Update.

 

May 23, 2017
Board Election held.

April 25, 2017
Stewart Grabelsky, Assistant Director Secondary Special Education, Jane Grappone, Director of Guidance & Counseling Services, and Gary LaFemina, Assistant Director CPSE/Elementary Special Education, presented Transition to Secondary Level (Elementary to Middle School, Middle School to High School) with Topics on Continuum of Services (Integrated Co-Teach, Special Class (ID), Resource Room, Learning Lab), Related Services (OT, PT, Speech), Testing Center/Accommodations, Role of Support Teacher, Foreign Language Exemption and Diploma Requirements

March 14, 2017
Charlie Cardillo, Superintendant of Schools, & Allison Rushforth, Executive Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services scheduled to discuss 2017-2018 Special Education Budget CANCELED because of SNOW DAY)

February 7, 2017
Viewing of Rick Lavoie's F.A.T. City Workshop on understanding the frustration, anxiety, and tension students with learning disabilities face in their daily lives.

November 29, 2017
Off-site Membership Coffee Roundtable at President's home.

October 25, 2016
Dr. Donna Geffner gave a presentation on Auditory Processing Disorder.

September 27, 2016
PASE kicked off the year with an Open Membership Meeting, a presentation by Lorianne Hoenninger on Assistive Technology including Solo Software: Write Aloud, Read Aloud & Draft Builder and a District Staff Update from Allison Rushforth, Executive Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services.

 

May 24, 2016
Open Membership Discussion.

April 12, 2016
Allison Rushforth, Executive Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services, presented the 2016-2017 Special Education Budget and Jane Grappone, Director of Guidance & Counseling Services, and Laurie Lauria, District Coordinator of World Languages, addressed questions on Foreign Language Exemption.

March 8, 2016
Speaker Debbie Maringolo presented the topic of "Social Thinking."

February 2, 2016
Speaker Valerie Colavecchio from Parent to Parent of NYS for presented on the topic How to Prepare for Your CSE.

January 5, 2016
Open Membership Discussion.

December 1, 2015
Psychologist Vicki Klein gave a presentation on ADHD.

October 27, 2015
Charles Leone, Deputy Superintendant for Curriculum & Instruction and Dr. Patrick O'Reilly, District Coordinator for English Language Arts & Reading, presented the New Elementary Writing Curriculum and the Use of Chrome Books In English Classes on the Secondary level.

September 29, 2015
PASE kicked off the year with an Open Membership Meeting and a presentation by Dr. Donald Lee, MHS Psychologist, on IEP vs. 504. Allison Rushforth, Executive Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services, also provided a District Staff Update.

2014-2015

May 2015

April 2015
Manhasset Receives Light It Up Blue Award from Autism Speaks for Raising Autism Awareness!

March 2015
Charlie Cardillo, Superintendant of Schools, & Allison Rushforth, Executive Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services, presented the 2015-2016 Special Education Budget.

January 13, 2015
Sean Adcroft, District Coordinator of Technology & Libraries,

November 18, 2014
Speakers Ann Soldano, Kim Jappell and Dr. Donald Lee presented the Format & Content of IEPs and Charlie Cardillo, Superintendant of Schools, gave PASE members a tour of the Proposed December 3rd bond improvements.

October 21, 2014
Dr. Paul B. Yellin, MD, FAAP, Director of The Yellin Center for Mind, Brain, and Education in New York City and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine gave a presentaion on Learning Differences

September 22, 2014
PASE kicked off the year with an Open Membership Meeting and a District Staff Update by Stewart Grabelsky, Assistant Director Secondary Special Education, and Gary LaFemina, Assistant Director CPSE/Elementary Special Education.

2013-2014

May 13, 2014
Open Membership Discussion with a presentation of Summer Programs by Allison Rushforth, Executive Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services.

April 8, 2014
Ms. Christina Cacioppo Bertsch, a college counselor, consultant, co-author of Life After High School: A Guide for Students with Disabilities & their Families and former director of Disability Services for Fordham University presented the College Admissions Process & Accommodations on the College Level.

March 11, 2014
Charlie Cardillo, Superintendant of Schools, & Allison Rushforth, Executive Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services, presented the 2014-2015 Special Education Budget.

February 11, 2014
Shelter Rock Social Worker Jennifer Barbieri-Smith, MP & SR Guidance Counselor Amanda Giamondo, Munsey Park Social Worker Lori Pietrafessa and MHS Social Worker Doris Rogers gave a presentation on Anxiety.

January 14, 2014
Dr. Charles Leone, Deputy Superintendant for Curriculum & Instruction & Patrick O'Reilly, District Coordinator for English Language Arts & Reading, presented the Writing Programs the district is currently evaluating.

November 19, 2013
Stewart Grabelsky, Assistant Director Secondary Special Education, Jane Grappone, Director of Guidance & Counseling Services, Dr. Donald Lee, MHS psychologist, presented the Middle School Transition to High School.

October 15, 2013
MS Special Education teachers Ms. Alex Brobmann, Ms. Sally Doulton, Ms. Jennifer Hennessey and Mr. Thomas Schoenig presented Study Skills & Test Taking Strategies.

Please see the attached document from a Study Skills Presentation last January at a Munsey Park SCA meeting as an additional reference.

A demonstration of the PASE Website and Castle Learning was shared with the group prior to the presentation.

September 24, 2013
PASE kicked off the year with an Open Membership Meeting and a District Staff Update by Allison Rushforth, Executive Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services.

2012-2013

May 14, 2013

April 6, 2013
Thank you to April College Panel Participants: Adelphi University, Curry College, Landmark College, Mitchell College & New York University

March 12, 2013
Charles Cardillo, Superintendant of Schools, and Allison Rushforth, Executive Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services , presented the 2013-2014 Special Education Budget.

February 2013
Manhasset MS/HS Speech Therapist Melissa Slobin, Shelter Rock Special Education teacher Sue Shea and SR Speech Therapist Allison Savocchi presented Educational Uses of the iPad.

November 2012
Stewart Grabelsky, Assistant Director Secondary Special Education & Allison Rushforth, Executive Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services, presented a comprehensive review of Manhasset Middle School Programs.

October 2012
Thank you to our Featured Speaker & Guest for October: New York State Senator Jack Martins.

September 2012
Ray Scacalossi, District Coordinator for Math and Charles Leone, Deputy Superintendant for Curriculum & Instruction, presented a thorough review of the district's new Math programs and the impact of the NYS CORE curriculum requirements.

June 2012
Thanks to the Plandome Women's Club for their generous donation to Manhasset PASE for our Summer Reading Program on 6/11/12.

May 2012
Thanks to the Manhasset Community Fund for their generous donation to Manhasset PASE for our Summer Reading Program on 5/ /12!

April 2012
Sean Adcroft, District Coordinator of Technology & Libraries, gave a Technology presentation.

March 2012
Allison Rushforth, Executive Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services presented 2012-2013 Special Education budget.

Thanks to the Flower Hill Womens Club for their generous donation to Manhasset PASE for our Summer Reading Program on 3/14/12!

November 2011
Feature Speaker for November Alex Brobmann highlighed home and school organizational skills as well as helpful homework tips.

October 2011
Featured Speakers for October: Patrick O'Reilly, District Coordinator for English Language Arts & Reading, Sally Doulton, Spec Ed Teacher, Middle School; Laura Coleman, Munsey Park Reading Specialist; Geralyn Marasco, Shelter Rock Reading Specialist & Claire Maina, Shelter Rock & Middle School Reading Specialist, presented how AIS and Special Education Reading Services are administered, how students are identified, how the reading specialists & special ed teachers determine what program is appropriate for each student, including System 44 and Read 180 software programs.

September 2011
PASE kicked off the year with an Open Membership Meeting and a Staff Update from Allison Rushforth, Executive Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services.

August 2011
The PASE sponsored, district run Summer Reading Program ended on 8/11/11. Thanks to Ms. Melissa Vincent and Mr. Andrew Clarke for all their hard work!

June 2011
Thanks to the Plandome Women's Club for their generous donation to Manhasset PASE for our Summer Reading Program on 6/3/11.

May 2011
Thanks to the Manhasset Community Fund for their generous donation to Manhasset PASE for our Summer Reading Program on 5/14/11!

April 2011
Manhasset PASE donates Wii consoles to Shelter Rock and Munsey Park's after school CAPP programs. See article in Manhasset Press.

Executive Board meeting, officer nominations and Budget presentation.

March 2011
Manhasset Speech Therapist Melissa Slobin and the student Officers presented information regarding the new Best Buddies chapter at MHS.

January 2011
Allison Rushforth, Executive Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services, presents the new IEP format.

October 2010
Munsey Park School Psychologist Dr. Vicki Klein and Manhasset Middle School Psychologist Dr. Marion Sternberg gave a presentation on testing accomodations.

September 2010
PASE kicked off the year with an Open Membership Meeting and a presentation by featured speakers Amanda Giamundo and Jane Grappone, Director of Guidance & Counseling Services, regarding Manhasset Guidance Services.

May 2010

Thank you to the Manhasset Community Fund for their generous donation to Manhasset PASE on 5/2/10!

Thank you to the Women's Club of Flower Hill for their generous donation to Manhasset PASE!

Thanks to Dr. Dana Reinecke and Dr. Kim Shamoun and their staffs for running the successful winter sessions of our After School PASE Friendship Club at Munsey Park and Shelter Rock! The program, available for 2nd Graders on Monday afternoons, ran from February 1st through April 19th.

March 2010

Allison Rushforth, Executive Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services, presented the Special Education Budget for 2010-2011 School Year on Tuesday, 3/2/10.

A special thanks to the following local businesses that generously donated prizes for our Wine Tasting Raffle held on Saturday, 3/6/10: Gallery Couture, Estee Lauder, Whole Foods and Varietal Wines!

February 2010

PASE holds fundraiser at Wendy's on 2/5/10 to raise money for the PASE Friendship Club.

Nine week Friendship Club starts at Munsey Park and Shelter Rock on Monday, 2/1/10.

January 2010

 

October 2009

PASE announces the implementation of two After School pilot programs.

  1. An Art Therapy Program, led by Peggy Leder, for students in grades 7th through 12th, will run on Monday afternoons from 3:15pm to 4:15pm in the Middle School Art Room for eight weeks starting October 19th.
  2. A Friendship Club formed to address social concerns, led by Dana Reinecke, for students in Second Grade, will run Monday afternoons from 3:30pm to 5pm at Munsey Park for eight weeks starting October 26th.

Our Barnes & Noble BookFair will take place on Thursday, October 22nd through Sunday, October 25th at the Manhasset store. We will be hosting a raffle table during the weekend event. However, the PASE voucher can be used at any Barnes & Noble location.

September 2009

PASE kicked off the year with our Opening Membership Meeting on September 26th.

 

 

February 10, 2009 PASE Meeting - Camp & Summer Services Fair - If you missed our Camp & Summer Services Fair, we have information on the programs provided by the following vendors: Lindamood-Bell, Mid-Island Y JCC Camp, Red Robin Country Day Camp, The Actor's Garage, Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center - Roslyn, Manhasset Special Education Programs

November 18, 2008 PASE Meeting - Handwriting Help & Strategies with Speaker Mindy Markowitz OTR/L

October 14, 2008 PASE Meeting - Art Therapy with Speaker Peggy Leder - View presentation in full here online.

Beginning Steps to a Healthier Diet - Helpful Notes from December 11, 2007 PASE Meeting

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Photo Gallery

October 2014
Dr. Paul B. Yellin, MD, FAAP, Director of The Yellin Center for Mind, Brain, and Education in New York City and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine with PASE Board members

Dr. Paul Yellin October 21 2014

 

 

August 2013 - PASE Summer Reading Program leaders Manhasset Teachers Melissa Vincent and Andrew Clarke.

PASE Summer Reading Program 2013

June 2013 - Plandome Women's Club donates to PASE's Summer Reading Program.

Plandome Womens Club 2013

February 12, 2013 - PASE meeting presentation on iPads with Melissa Slobin, Sue Shea & Allison Savocchi.

February 2013

October 23, 2012 - PASE meeting with Senator Jack Martins

October 2012

September 25, 2012 - PASE meeting presentation on Math with Ray Scacalossi and Dr. Charles Leone.

Math Presentation

July 26, 2012 - PASE presents check for Jumpstart Reading Program to the Board of Education

PASE presents check to Board of Education for Jumpstart Reading Program.

June 11, 2012 - Plandome Women's Club donates to PASE's Summer Reading Program.

Plandome Women's Club donates to PASE.

April 24, 2012 - PASE meeting presentation on Technology.

Photo features: Bianca DiGaudenzi, Debbie Bowman, Sean Adcroft, Stewart Grabelsky and Allison Rushforth

 

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