Friday, July 26, 2013

Back to School for HPSers

It's that time of year again. The summer is almost over and it's almost time to start back to school. 

I was a kid with HPS so long ago. (And, I didn't know I had HPS when I was a kid - scary thought!) I"m sure a lot has changed. 

One thing I'm sure hasn't changed is the need to make sure things are ready to go at the start of the school year. And, if they're not, that someone is working on the issue. 

One problem I always had was getting my large print or tape text books ON TIME! I don't think that ever happened, even once, after about fifth grade. I'd spend weeks suffering away with regular sized fonts and much eye strain. 

Now, with technology so much a part of education, I suspect parents also need to make sure the appropriate technology is in place to participate, read the board etc. 

Fran Moore is a board member of the HPS Network. She will be on the Aug. 13th English-speaking HPS Parent call. It's a great chance for parents to talk to someone who knows about anything they should be checking out before school. And, with HPS, it isn't just issues of vision. Is the school nurse up to speed? Do they need an HPS refresher? 

Fran will also be attending the NAPVI Back to School conference. She'll be reporting back to us about it. It will be in the Bronx if any HPS parents want to know more. 

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