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 cgriffit@monroe2boces.org

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

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

SEPTO Raffle Fundraiser - Now thru Feb. 5, 2020

One of the baskets to be raffled off
There are 14 fantastic baskets filled with treats to be raffled off to benefit the work SEPTO does all year long.  Please support your SEPTO and you may be rewarded with one of them! See the baskets and their contents here.
Contact any of the following people directly for tickets or for more information:
  • Sandy Giles at ESC
  • Michele Prince at CaTS
  • Sherri Michelli’s classroom at ECLC
  • Pat Mance at EC RTP
  • Lorry Koch at RS RTP
  • Dean Ashby at Ridgecrest Academy
  • Department Chairs at your meetings prior to 2/7/2020
  • Colleen Dox-Griffith at cgriffit@monroe2boces.org

TICKETS ARE:   1 ticket for $1.00; 6 tickets for $5.00
PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME, PHONE NUMBER AND PRIZE NUMBER ON TICKETS.
ALL TICKETS WILL BE COLLECTED AND PUT INTO CORRESPONDING PRIZE BAGS. THE DRAWING WILL BE ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH, SO YOU WILL HAVE TIME TO PICK UP YOUR PRIZE BEFORE VALENTINE’S DAY! 

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