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OPEN: Orange Parent Education Network
 
 
Who We Are
Our goal is to bring parents, educators, students and community professionals together to better serve the needs of our children.  O.P.E.N. hopes to reach all families, especially whose children (from preschool to high school) have special needs and learning or attention differences, including: 
  • ADD / ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Auditory and language processing disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Developmental Delays
  • Dyslexia
  • Dysgraphia
  • Emotional / mental health issues
  • Physical / medical issues
  • Any many more... 
Our hope is to provide guidance and support to caregivers, children, educators and the community through sharing information and resources, holding monthly meetings on important topics, encouraging programming that enhances the school environment, collaborating with educators and increasing awareness in school and beyond.  Anyone is welcome to attend 0.P.E.N. meetings or social events, whether your child has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan, or those just curious to learn and network with others.
 

 What We Stand For
  • We are a parent driven group with a goal to support, educate and provide networking opportunities and resources for all
  • We seek to maintain a strong relationship and open communication with the Special Education Administration and Staff
  •  Celebrate our children's differences and garner the support they need from the Orange School Community and beyond
  •  Create a community within a community
 
What We Do 
  • Provide support and networking for parents 
  • Educate parents, teachers and the community on important issues through educational speakers and programming
  • Serve as a liason between parents and school to encourage communication and collaboration
  • Provide IEP / 504 support
  • Offer playgroups and social opportunities for families
  • Promote programming to enhance children's experience at school and beyond
  • Create a quarterly newsletter to keep parents informed




 
CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2016/2017
OPEN COMMUNITY MEETING - 01.23.17
OPEN / FRIENDSHIP FARM FUNDRAISER
 Email [email protected] to sign-up!
 
 
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OPEN CORE COMMITTEE
2016-2017 CORE COMMITTEE
 
 
 President  Courtney Lepene  [email protected]
 Communications / Secretary  Laurie Engel

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   Inna Vaytsman  [email protected]
  Programming  Najla Golebiewski  [email protected]

 Sheila Murphy  [email protected]
 Membership  Lisa Konover  [email protected]
 Advisor  Melissa Korland  [email protected]
     
 
 
Please contact [email protected] for more information
CONNECTIONS NEWSLETTER
2016-2017 OPEN Meeting Schedule
09/29/16  Advocating for your Child-ARC
10/26/16  Rachel Torrence - CCBDD  
11/30/16  Orange's Special Ed. Program
01/25/17  School Transitions
02/22/17  Nessa Siegel-IEP/504 Support
03/22/17  Nicole Gerami - Social Skills
04/26/17  Lisa Bachman-Different Like Yo
05/31/17  Wrap-up/Plan for next year
OPEN / Friendship Farm Monthly Fresh Farm Baskets
To express interest, email [email protected]com with the subject line “Friendship Farm—Orange” to be included in the group email
 
PICK-UP DATES
12/06/16
01/10/17
02/07/17
03/07/17
04/04/17
05/02/17
06/06 /17
 
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LINKS
OPEN Contact Information Form
Please click on the link above to receive emails, information and updates from O.P.E.N.
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