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. 

Powerful Tools for Caregivers: FREE 6-week educational program

This six-week educational program, which focuses on the needs of the caregiver, is for family and friends who are caring for older adults suffering with long-term conditions. The class provides you with the skills and confidence you need to better care for yourself while caring for others. Caregivers develop a wealth of self-care tools to reduce personal stress, change negative self-talk, communicate their needs to family members and healthcare providers, communicate more effectively in challenging situations, recognize the messages in their emotions, deal with difficult feelings, and make tough caregiving decisions. Class participants also receive a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class.

Location: BOCES ESC PD Center, 3599 Big Ridge Rd. Spencerport
Dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 13
Registration Required. Email cgriffit@monroe2boces.org  or call 585-455-3217

For more information, see these documents.

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

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