From the Executive Director

Welcome to another school year! The teachers, teaching assistants and related staff have been making plans all summer for another wonderful school year. At the central office, we have been busy with the details of starting school and are so excited about having the students finally start. Wednesday, August 13 is the first day for the SAIL students; Tuesday, August 19 is the first day for Batavia students; and Wednesday, August 20 is the first day for everyone else. Sending all of you my best wishes for a great school year!





Parent Corner

Autism Night of Discovery! September 17, 2014, 6:00-8:00: Discovery Center Museum, 711 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL; RSVP by September 11, 2014 to Debra Benassi 815-395-5561. This event is for families and care givers with at least one child on the Autism Spectrum over the age of three. Day care will not be provided for those under age 3.





Mid-Valley Special Education Cooperative Newsletter -May, 2014

Notes from the Executive Director
I wanted to start this news letter with this photo and information from Trish Klein at Anderson Elementary. I know that this highlights Autism Awareness month, but it also highlights the tremendous work that you all do with integrating your students into their host schools. I know that it takes a lot of extra work to have the Mid-Valley students and families accepted by all of the students and families in their schools. I know that your hard work makes all the difference in the lives of these students.

Upcoming Events

  • August 18-19 Institute Days (most staff)
  • August 20 Students start (most students)
  • August 23, Family/Staff Picnic, 11:30-1:30
  • August 29, Descrete Trial Training
  • August 29 , STAR Training
  • August 29, Institute Day for D303 and D304
  • September 1, Labor Day
  • September 3, Executive Advisory Board Meeting and Workshop
  • September 4, FABIP Trainer of Trainers
  • September 9, Meentor/Mentee Meeting
  • September 16 or17, My Service Tracker Training
  • September 17, Autism Training (Cohort 2)