SEPTA News & Upcoming Events

Wantagh SEPTA would like to be a resource for you! We offer parent connections, resources, collaboration, advocacy, awareness, scholarships, awards, grants and special events.

 

We are a district-wide (K-12) PTA that addresses the issues of students whose learning needs may be different than the general population, including those that require the support of Special Education or Related Services (OT/PT/Speech/Resource Room/504).

 

Membership is open to all and can include parents, spouses, aunts, uncles, grandparents, teachers, students, school administrators, friends–anyone with an interest in the welfare of a child with special needs.

 

Learn more at our website: https://www.wantaghschools.org/parents/parent_teacher_associations___p_t_a_/septa

You can go online to become a member:

https://nyspta-wantaghsepta.memberhub.store/ or use our QR code.

 

Have a wonderful school year!


HocusPocus2Join us for an exclusive viewing of
Hocus Pocus 2 on Columbus Day!
Date & Time: Monday, October 10, 2022:
Registration at 9:30 am and Movie starts at 10 am.
Location: Bellmore Playhouse, 525 Bedford Ave, Bellmore, NY 11710
Cost: $15 including movie ticket, soda and popcorn, $20 at the door.
This is an atmosphere that is sensitive and understanding to everyone’s individual needs. We welcome families to enjoy the movie together.
Get tickets here: https://nyspta-wantaghsepta.memberhub.com/store/items/762378

See our Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/1Kwg3rOGV

 


Wantagh SEPTA's Fall Boon Supply Fundraiser


Fall Boon SupplyWe love Boon Supply products, so we are also having a Boon Supply Fundraiser in the Fall this year! Boon Supply is an eco-conscious marketplace to help make waste-free choices a little easier. There are some great gifts for the holidays. Orders ship directly to your home and are free with a purchase over $85. Help us raise money for Wantagh SEPTA for scholarships, teacher grants, and family fun events. Between October 12-31, every purchase sends 40% to our cause, so be sure to share it with everyone you can.
Shop online for hundreds of products or donate directly to our fundraiser! Go to
boonsupply.com/94472
View the catalog:
https://view.publitas.com/boon-supply/fall-2022-lookbook-preview/page/1

MeetingWednesday, October 12 at 7:30 pm in Room 150 of Wantagh High School.

Join us for our first meeting of this school year. We will have a meet and greet with teachers and administrators and parents.
We will raffle off signed copies of "Forever Boy" by Kate Swenson who will be a speaker at a special virtual meeting on October 24.
Please note that our meetings will take place this year in Room 150 in the High School. 

See Facebook event at https://fb.me/e/3LIqS4qkS


 

Special MeetingMonday, October 24 at 7:30 pm Special Virtual Meeting with Guest Speaker Kate Swenson (Via Zoom)
Kate Swenson’s world changed forever when her toddler son, Cooper, was diagnosed with severe, nonverbal autism. Cooper is now eleven, with three younger siblings, and Kate shares their day-to-day lives with the community of close to a million that she’s built across her blog, Finding Cooper’s Voice, Instagram, and Facebook page. She shares her family’s full story in Forever Boy: A Mother's Memoir of Autism and Finding Joy (Park Row Books/HarperCollins; Hardcover; April 5, 2022), from the years-long path to getting a diagnosis for Cooper, to the close bond her children now share. This book will speak to all audiences – it’s not only an honest, inspiring journey relatable to any family with autism in their lives, it’s also an eye-opening look for those who don’t.
See Facebook event at https://fb.me/e/2bUxt6CB4


AdultEdSpNeedsHere's a wonderful program offering from Wantagh Adult Education:
PLANNING FOR YOUR CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Parents have numerous issues to consider in planning for the long-term wellbeing of their children with special needs. With new tax laws and changes in government benefits, planning becomes even more important. This program will examine aspects that need to be considered in developing a life plan that will help to provide the best future possible. Topics will include: Creating financial security during uncertain times; Strategies to protect your child's assets; Special Needs Trusts; Government Benefits; Guardianship; and Future housing. Instructor: Jeffrey R. Silverman, JD CFP®. Mr. Silverman is a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner and attorney. His financial planning practice has offices in Syosset and Hauppauge, New York.
1 Session - Thursday December 6th
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Wantagh High School RM 124
Instructor: Jeffery Silverman
FEE: $20.00

Research Study

Research being done by local Wantagh High School student Katherine Killian.

Please consider being part of the study.

"Hello! My name is Katherine Killian and I am a current Wantagh High School student. I am enrolled in a class called AP Research where I am conducting my own original study. My focused topic of inquiry is, "What influence does vestibular stimulation, in the form of swinging, have on the heart rate and behavior of children with an autism spectrum disorder in high-stimulus settings?" Due to COVID, I was unable to conduct this study at a sensory gym, so I turned to an alternative way to collect data online. The following form will explain the study, guide you through the procedure, and will ask you to record your child’s data. Anyone diagnosed with ASD and between the ages 5-14 can participate in this study. Please share with anyone that may be interested. If you have any questions feel free to contact me by email."

Email: [email protected]

Link to study: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScr3PptTlHjZW04MeaclA_wa9lPgIK7ce4M9Zlg1gsFqyIBHw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0vA3mBsp0nHpMFgKswoY_6n2E6nN-nORwmUg9FoGmb_vTtldcGNm9oT9c


Vecchio House Holiday Decorations

Thanks to Mallory Wilson for writing the article in the Herald about the Vecchio house holiday decorations! And thanks again and again to the Vecchio family for making Wantagh SEPTA the recipient of donations made from their holiday display!

 Upcoming 2021 - 2022 Meeting Dates:    

April 27, 2022: Joint budget meeting 

June, 21, 2022: Friend of SEPTA Meeting -- for Friend of SEPTA form and information, go to our Scholarships and Awards page.

 

 


Here is a Special Education presentation from the Wantagh School District PPS office to update us on new information and initiatives: 

View it here.