Meetings and Events

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Calendar

2016-2017 School Year

September 27 - Speaker Lorianne Hoenninger will discuss Assistive Technology.

October 25 - Speaker Dr. Donna Geffner will discuss Auditory Processing Disorder.

November 29 -

January 10 -

February 7 -

March 14 - Speaker Allison Rushforth will present the Manhasset School District Budget for Special Education for 2017-2018 school year.

April 25 -

May 23 -

2015-2016 School Year

September 29 - Speaker Dr. Donald Lee, MHS psychologist will discuss the topic IEP vs. 504 at our Open Membership Meeting. Allison Rushforth will give an update on district personnel and program changes.

October 27 - Speakers Dr. Charles Leone and Dr. Patrick O'Reilly will present the new elementary school writing curriculum and the use of Chrome books in English classes on the Secondary level.

December 1 - Speaker Dr. Vicki Klein will discuss ADHD.

January 5 - Open Discussion.

February 2 - Speaker Valerie Colavecchio from Parent to Parent of NYS will discuss preparing for your CSE.

March 8 - Speaker Debbie Maringolo will present "Social Thinking."

April 12 - Speaker Allison Rushforth will present the Manhasset School District Budget for Special Education for 2016-2017 and Jane Grappone & Laurie Lauria will address questions on Foreign Language Exemption.

May 24 - Topic of transition.

 

2014-2015 School Year

September 22 - Open Membership Meeting with Speakers Stewart Grabelsky & Gary LaFemina, District Coordinators for Special Education.
October 21 - Dr. Paul Yellen discussed topic of Learning Differences.
November 18 - Ann Soldano, Kim Jappell and Dr. Donald Lee reviewed format and content of IEPs & Manhasset Superintendant Charles Cardillo took PASE members on a tour for the Dec. 3rd Bond improvements.
January 13 -

 

2013-2014 School Year Meeting Summary


September 24 - Open Membership Meeting

October 15 - PASE Website Demonstration & Study Skills Presentation with Speakers Sally Doulton, Jennifer Hennessey, Thomas Schoenig and Alyson Strein.

November 19 - MS Transition to HS with Speakers Stewart Grabelsky, District Coordinator for Special Education &

January 14 - Charles Leone, Deputy Superintendant for Curriculum & Instruction & Patrick Reilly, District Coordinator for ELA discussed Writing Programs.

February 11 - Speakers Jennifer Barbieri-Smith, Amanda Giamundo, Lori Pietrafessa & Doris Rodgers discussed the topic of Anxiety.

March 11 - Budget Review with Speaker Allison Rushforth.

April 8 - Ms. Christina Cacioppo Bertsch, a college counselor, author & consultant discussed College admissions process & services and accomodations on the college level.

May 13 - Summer Programs

 

2012-2013 School Year Meeting Summary

September 25 - Open Membership Meeting with Speakers Ray Scacalossi Jr., District Coordinator for Math, & Dr. Charles Leone, Deputy Superintendant for Curriculum & Instruction to discuss new district Math Programs.
October 23 - Speaker NYS Senator Jack Martins
November 27 - Middle School Program Reveiw with Speaker Stewart Grabelsky, District Coordinator for Special Education.
January 15 - PASE Sponsored Programs Work Session
February 12 - Speakers Allison Savocchi, Melissa Slobin & Sue Shea to discuss iPad apps.

March 12 - Budget Review with Speaker Allison Rushforth

April 6 - PASE Board Work Session: Upcoming Events & Sponsored Program

May 14 - PASE Board Elections

2011-2012 School Year Meeting Summary

September 20 - Open Membership Meeting with Speakers Allison Rushforth, Jodi Shapiro and Stewart Grabelsky

 

October 18 - Reading Presentation with Speakers Patrick Reilly, District Coordinator for ELA, Sally Doulton, MS Special Ed Teacher, Laura Coleman, MP Reading Specialist and Geralyn Marasco, SR Reading Specialist on 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, and a summary of System 44 and Read 180 software programs.

 

November 29 - Speaker Alex Brobmann, MS/HS Special Education Teacher

January 24 - PASE sponsored Programs Work Session

March 13 - Budget Review w/Allison Rushforth

April 24 - Technology Presentation with Speaker Sean Adcroft

May 22 - Annual Meeting & Elections

2010-2011 School Year Meeting Summary

September 21 - Open Membership Meeting with Speakers Amanda Gimundo and Jane Grappone to discuss counseling services.

October 19 - Testing Accomodations presentation with Speakers Dr. Vicki Klein and Marion Sternberg.


November 30 - Winter Social Skills Programs
January 18 -New IEP Format

March 1 - Best Buddies presentation

April 12 - Budget Review w/Allison Rushforth

May 24 - Annual Meeting & Elections

2009-2010 School Year Meeting Summary

September 29 - Open Membership Meeting
November 10 - New Program Panel Discussion & District Update with Speaker Allison Rushforth
January 26 - Anxiety with Speaker Dana Reinecke
March 2 - Budget Review w/Allison Rushforth
April 13 - Summer Programs & Officer Nominations
May 25- Annual Meeting & Elections

PASE speakers for the 2009-2010 year followed the theme of focusing on programs. Speakers from the 2008-2009 year followed a theme of therapies to address a variety of disabilities and speakers from 2007-2008 followed a theme of educating the membership by explaining individual disabilities.

January 26 2009 Summary - Speaker Dana Reinecke, Ph.D., B.C.B.A.
Anxiety impacts children of all ages. Disordered anxiety is when fear is out of context and prevents a person from doing things that they want to do or should do. For children, this can involve extreme behavioral overreactions that affect their family, a preoccupation with objects or can result in other controlling behavior such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). There are a variety of causes of disordered anxiety and the most common treatment is Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

2008-2009 School Year Meeting Summary

October 14 - Art Therapy – Speaker Peggy Leder, MA, ATR

Art therapy is a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight.

November 18 - Handwriting Help & Strategies – Speaker Mindy Markowitz OTR/L
December 16 - Therapy for the Visually Impaired- Speaker MacKenzie Schaefer

Presentation on how a teacher for the visually impaired assists a student & explanation of the differences between a teacher for the visually impaired and a vision therapist.

January 13 - Social Skills - Board Work Session
February 10 – Summer Services & Camp Fair

Vendors and service providers such as Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, Hooves for Hope, Red Robin Country Day Camp, Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center - Roslyn, Mid-Island Y JCC Camp, The Actor's Garage and Manhasset Special Education Programs provided information regarding opportunities for next summer.

March 17 - Budget Review - Speaker Allison Rushforth

April 21 – Improving Vocabulary Development, Reading Fluency & Comprehension - Speaker Dr. Carla Feinstein

Presentation of the various techniques, strategies and activities a parent can do at home to improve phonological awareness, vocabulary development, reading fluency and comprehension.

May 12 – Annual Meeting & Elections

June 9 – Executive Board Meeting

 

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Minutes

Minutes from PASE meeting on September 24, 2013:

Officers Elected for 2013-2014 School Year:

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

Officers Elected for 2012-2013 School Year:

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

Officers Elected for 2011-2012 School Year:

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

Officers Elected for 2010-2011 School Year

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

Officers Elected for 2009-2010 School Year

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

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Past Presentations

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

June 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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