President's Message - October 2018

Thursday, October 04, 2018 3:44 PM | Cathy Kauder (Administrator)

I hope everyone is having a smooth transition into our 2018/2019 school year!

October is so jam packed with fun activities, social events and educational opportunities that you’ll want to update your calendars as you’re reading through this letter, because there are great things happening you won’t want to miss! 

SEED is thrilled to be adding the High School community into our programming and support. Don’t miss the monthly high school parent get-together at Metro this week, October 4th from 7-9pm.

Our monthly breakfasts at The Parlor will be back in full swing starting next Friday, October 12th from 9-10:30am. If you can’t make this one, just keep in mind that we’ll have one every 2ndFriday of the month, and we would love to see you there! 

We are all so fortunate to have special education advocate Todd Gary back for our parent education series this month. The topic is Fostering Advocacy in Kids with Special Needs, and will be a great presentation October 11th from 6-8pm at Acalanes High School library. To RSVP for this informative event, please click here

Our beloved annual Fall Family Day at Sienna Ranch is right around the corner, on October 21st12noon-3pm. Truly one of my favorite activities of the year, with pumpkin crafts, pony rides, farm animals, a face painter, lunch and more.  This one does fill up, and is just $10 per family, so be sure to RSVP soon for this day of fun!

SEED is also proud to co-sponsor two new programs this year – one a social group with Sienna Ranch and the other sibling support group with Spectrum Strategies. These two programs got underway in September and have been very popular with our community. 

In addition, don’t miss upcoming respite nights. The next one will be this Friday, Oct. 5th at Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church. Contact Mary Kaye Stephens for more information. 

And lastly, SEED is very honored to have been chosen by our Assemblywoman, Catharine Baker, as the Nonprofit of the Year for Assembly District 16. She and her team graciously hosted a ceremony last month at the Lafayette Library for SEED to celebrate this honor, where our board, many members of our community and several school reps attended. Thank you to the Lafayette community - you are all part of the village that is helping our children thrive, and this Nonprofit of the Year belongs to us all!

Robyn Dobruck

SEED Co-President

SEED (Special Education Enrichment Development Foundation) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization run by parent and community volunteers to benefit diverse learners in Lafayette, California.

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