Special Education Parent/Teacher Organization (SEPTO)

students getting temporary tattoos at fun fair The Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES Special Education Parent Teacher Organization (SEPTO) is comprised of parents and staff from the BOCES 2 community. This group of dedicated individuals works to promote the social and learning development of students with special needs, and to support parents/guardians to raise children to their fullest potential. Volunteer community groups, such as the West Central Kiwanis and the Greece Rotary, also help to form the backbone of this organization. In addition, students from WEMOCO Career and Technical Education Center and the BOCES 2 Exceptional Children classes often volunteer to prepare for and run SEPTO events. 

Throughout the year, SEPTO helps organize several social events such as Breakfast with Santa, Lunch with Santa, the Moving On ceremony, and the Dinner Dance. SEPTO strives to engage with parent-teacher organizations in our component districts to broaden the array of social and learning opportunities for students. SEPTO also provides educational services through parent workshops and coffee hours.

To help support our staff, SEPTO has a staff and support staff scholarship, a staff appreciation buffet, and a stipend from the fundraiser for each class. To address our concerns in Albany, we are affiliated with the national PTA.

SEPTO also has a Facebook page at to further inform our membership and community of upcoming events.

Please consider joining your SEPTO today to help provide a fun and informative future for your child.

For more information contact Colleen Dox-Griffith at (585) 617-2393 or

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Upcoming Events

Breakfast with Santa

When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018
- 8:30 a.m. to noon, Hot buffet breakfast from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
- Santa arrives at 9:45 a.m.
Where: ESC Professional Development Center
              3599 Big Ridge Road, Door 3
              Spencerport, NY 14559
Reservations requested and confirmed at the door. Registration deadline is Nov. 26.
Cost: $4 per adult for members / $5 for non-members. $2 for children 13 and older. Children 12 and under are free.
If you have any questions, please contact Carol Thiel at 617-2393. 

Lunch with Santa

Teachers: Seek supervisor approval first by submitting the Field Trip Request no later than Nov. 2, 2018.
When: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Ball Room at Ridgemont Country Club, 3717 W. Ridge Road

Scholastic Book Fair

When: Dec. 1, 3, 4, 5.6 (times vary)
Where: Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES
3589 Big Ridge Road, Conference Room
Spencerport, NY 14559

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