EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN’S WEEK
Share Our Similarities, Celebrate Our Differences
Timber Ridge is celebrating Exceptional Children’s Week on March 9th-13th. During this special time each year, we have an opportunity to honor and celebrate our students with exceptionalities, and the amazing staff that serve them.
The PTA will host Coffee & Cookies for the entire Timber Ridge staff. The coffee is being provided by Independent Grounds of Roswell, a unique coffee shop whose mission is to support employment inclusion and opportunities for adults with special needs. Cookies and brownies are being provided by Special Kneads & Treats, Inc. in Lawrenceville. They are a non-profit organization and also connect individuals with disabilities to a rewarding profession while providing valuable work experience and training. In addition, we are providing a special gift for each staff member who works specifically with our exceptional students thanks to the donations of local businesses in Cobb County.
Along with these treats, the students will have the opportunity to see a live performance from the MJCC's Jerry’s Habima Theatre, a special needs theatre for adults. Guest performers will be singing songs from their upcoming performance of Mama Mia!
The PTA is also hosting a Parents Lunch & Learn by CCSD’s Parent Mentors on Thursday, March 12th. Families of children with special needs or a disability are invited to come in for a presentation to help families understand their role in their children’s education and to provide guidance and resources to help navigate the Special Education process.
To wrap up the week, the PTA will make a monetary donation to our wonderful Special Education and Special Needs teachers for additional supplies and resources for their classrooms.
And lastly, as a finale to Exceptional Children’s Week, Timber Ridge will participate in World Down Syndrome Day on Friday, March 20th. Students can bring in $1 and wear crazy, mis-matched socks to represent our chromosomes. Money collected will go to the Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta.
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