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Keystone Special Edition Newsletter - February 2016
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Weekly Update From Andy

Valentine's Day is almost here and regardless of your relationship status I hope that you have plans to spoil yourself on Sunday.  

We saw lots of activity in the legislature this week and I hope you are tuned in to the important developments that are forthcoming.  We're glad to see HB 2504 be declared dead and for the recent court decision.  Connect with the Director's Blog for more info on that recent court decision and other topics of importance to Keystone and special education.  I'll be updating the director's blog over the next week and hope you'll stay tuned.

Next Week's Activities:
2/16--School Psychs/Social Workers Mtg 8:30-11:30 and Mentor Meeting 3:30-4:30
2/17--Keystone Board of Directors Mtg 7 p.m.

CEC's Tool of the Week: http://www.tooloftheweek.org/social-skills-for-students-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-vol-i/

Infinitec Newsletter: http://files.ctctcdn.com/56657914101/bd88021e-853f-4842-b8ed-3762e5960aa3.pdf

Director's Blog: http://www.keystonelearning.org/DirectorBlog.html

Be sure to check out the February Keystone Special Edition and have a happy Valentine's Day!  Thanks for all you do.   Andy


Parents as Teachers Fully Funded!

Download PAT & Children's Initiative Fund History

In 1990, the Kansas State Legislature adopted the following statute to provide funding for a Parent Education program:
"Parent education program" for the purpose of providing expectant parents andparents of infants or toddlers or both with information, advice, assistance, resource materials, guidance and learning experiences regarding such measures as
parenting skills and the various styles of parenting, the processes and principles of growth and development of children, home learning activities designed for infants and toddlers, techniques emphasizing a positive approach to discipline, effective methods of communicating and interacting with children so as to foster the development of self-esteem, strategies for structuring behavioral limits and increasing mutual positive regard, and other elements of effective parenting that are conducive to the structuring of a home environment in which children are encouraged to be successful and productive learners.
School Districts, Interlocals, and Cooperatives could apply for a grant of state moneys to supplement amounts expended by the school district for development and operation of a parent education program.


February Lunch Menu

Click here to download the February JDLA Lunch Menu calendar.
Staff wishing a lunch should sign up by 8:30 am each day.


Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP)

An AAC strategy for teaching language and communication using iPads and speech generating devices.
This is a great opportunity! There are trainings like this all over the US but few are hosted in KS.

September 20 - 21, 2016
Day One: 8:30 - 3:00, Day Two: 8:30 - 12:00

$155* - .8 ASHA CEU's/8 contact hours

For more information or to register Visit: www.aacandautism.com/trng
Email susan.perry@aacandautism.com to register.

* A 50% discount is available for parents and students.


Keystone Regional Science Fair 2016

February 27, 2016
Get your projects ready and sign up for the annual Keystone Regional Science Fair.
Go here for complete information - keystonelearning.org/ScienceFair
Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KLS2016


February CYKI - Count Your Kid In
Free Preschool Screening

WHO: Keystone Learning Services and the Jefferson County Health Department
WHAT: COUNT YOUR KID IN – If you have concerns about your child's development, this free screening will provide help for children 0-5 years of age. Children are screened in areas of speech / language development, motor development, concept development, social skills, vision and hearing.
WHEN: Friday, February 19, 2016
WHERE: Effingham Union Church, 515 Seabury St., Effingham, KS 66023
Download Flyer and Share!
For an appointment CALL (785) 876-2214 Ext. 201



Infinitec has some great speakers this month such as PAT POLITANO (AAC), SARAH WARD (Executive Function), and MIKE MAROTTA (mobile tech implementation).                          
To register for webinars, go to www.myinfinitec.org.  Under the Calendar section, choose the date, title, time, and then click on the link provided to find a description and registration information.  Certificates of completion will be provided for all webinars.  Download a PDF of frequently asked questions pertaining to webinars and a login guide.
Click here for Infinitec's latest Newsletter.



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