Special Education Parent/Teacher Organization (SEPTO)

SEPTO Supports Students with Special Needs

students getting temporary tattoos at fun fair
The Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES Special Education Parent Teacher Organization (SEPTO) is composed 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, Spring Fun Fair 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 www.facebook.com/BOCES2SEPTO 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 [email protected]

See BOCES Department for Exceptional Children Calendar for monthly SEPTO meetings.

Virtual Scholastic Book Fair

Virtual Scholastic Book Fair to support classrooms March 29 - April 11, 2021. 

Dear families,
You’re invited to shop our Scholastic Book Fair online from March 29th-April 11th, 2021! All purchases benefit BOCES 2 Exceptional Children classrooms and connect kids with new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more. You’ll love the NEW option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy these special online shopping features:

    Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs
    All orders ship direct to home
    FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
    All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards
Visit our Book Fair Homepage and click “Shop Now” to get started:

*Free standard shipping is available on book-only orders of $25 or more, after all discounts are applied. Free standard shipping (books) must be selected during checkout. Orders containing products other than books are not eligible for this shipping promotion.

If you share E-Wallet with the homepage link, other family members can set up an account with a credit card and dollar amount for your child to shop during the fair.

Happy reading,
Debbie Barrow, Book Fair Chairperson [email protected] *
Colleen Dox-Griffith, Book Fair Chairperson 585.617.2311 [email protected] *
*Email us if you have any questions about ordering. Thanks so much!

Make more smiles-Join SEPTO. Photo of smiling girl at Fun Fair

Join SEPTO in 2020-21

Coronavirus Information & Resources

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