March 8 – Preventing Summer Brain Drain

Join us for a panel discussion for these hot topics!

  • What are the Summer Enrichment Experiences (SEE) that are available through OLSD?
  • Should I hire a private tutor? What questions should I ask? What are the different levels of certification?
  • What summer programs do the local libraries offer for my family?
  • What local camps are out there?
  • Marburn Academy has summer programs.  Are they appropriate for my child’s needs?

As always, our meetings are open to parents, students and educators. We invite you to join us!

When: March 8, 6:30-8 pm

Where: Heritage Elementary School in the cafeteria

Feb. 14 – How to Gain Meaningful Parental Participation in your Child’s IEP

IEPs can be overwhelming. As a parent and member of the IEP team, you play a critical role in your child’s IEP and in the protection of their rights. But did you know that you have rights, too? Join us as we talk about how to gain meaningful parental participation in your child’s IEP.

As always, our meetings are open to everyone: Parents, students and educators. We invite you to join us.

When:                      February 14, 6:30 p.m.

Where:                     Heritage Elementary School in the cafeteria

November 16: Navigating Dyslexia

Calling all students with dyslexia & their families: Ever wonder what it is like to navigate dyslexia?

It’s not easy to navigate dyslexia. Hear directly from a panel of parents and children affected by dyslexia. They will take your questions and we’ll hear from experts, too.

This is a great session for adults and students. As always, our meetings are open to parents, children and educators. We invite you to join us.

When:                      November 16, 6:30 p.m.

Where:                     Heritage Elementary School in the library

Mark your calendar now for all of our other meetings this school year: January 18, February 14, March 8 and April 19.

October 19: Simulation on Reading Difficulty

Our most popular meeting session is back!  Join us for a simulation on “What it is like to have dyslexia.” The simulation takes participants through what it is like to try to read and perform language related tasks with a reading difficulty or dyslexia.

This is a very eye-opening simulation and it can be a very emotional one. This simulation is very helpful, especially for teachers, parents, grandparents, siblings and anyone who may be interested.

As always, our meetings are open to parents and educators. We invite you to join us. In order to be certain that you have a spot that evening, advance signup is highly recommended.

When:                      October 19, 6:30 p.m.

Where:                     Heritage Elementary School in the cafeteria

Advance Signup:             http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d49a5ad2ba64-odndyslexia

Mark your calendar now for all of our other meetings this school year: November 16, January 18, February 15, March 8 and April 19.

April 20 Meeting: Transitions!

Wondering how to Transition Your Child to their Next Grade or Building Next Year?

Join us as we hear from our experts within Olentangy’s Pupil Services Department. They’ve helped thousands of students transition and can tell us what to expect and ways we can prepare and help things go smoothly.

We’ll address questions such as: What can parents do to help with the transition process? What can parents expect from level to level? What are some skills that parents can help develop in their children as they grow and mature? What should a parent do if they feel the transition is not going well?

In fact, if you have other questions that you would like answered submit them here and we can be at-the-ready to address those!  Also, we encourage you to bring your spouse and anyone who may be interested.

As always, our meetings are open to parents, students and educators.

We invite you to join us!

When:          April 20, 6:30 p.m.

Where:         Heritage Elementary School, 679 Lewis Center Road, Lewis Center, OH 43035 (in the library)

Two Special Events: Spread the Word & Pls Come!

Thanks to a grant from the Delaware County Foundation, ODN is offering TWO BIG programs in April that are intended to reach those well beyond our Olentangy boundaries.  (Translation: Please spread the word and come, one and all!)

Fliers are attached below.  Two dates: April 11 and April 18.

Flier for April 11 showing of “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia”and panel of experts to follow: ODNApril11

Flier for the April 18 simulation on what it is like to have dyslexia: ODNApril18.  Be sure to signup in advance for this one to ensure that you have a spot.  Space is limited!

PS: It’s ALL FREE; No tickets needed

 

March 15: At the Core – Preparing & Making the Most of College

College has changed and so, too, has the workforce. Now, more than ever it is important that students heading to college consider their targeted career choice (and the best path to get there!) so that they can head off the rising costs of college — especially for our dyslexic kids.

Join us for as we hear from and receive tips from local experts Beth Probst and Sheri Broadfoot from At The Core, LLC. They will discuss the college application process, standardized tests, what families can do now to prepare, and how students can learn to focus on their strongest traits as they define their futures. Parents and college-bound students are welcome to attend together.

ODN meetings are open to parents, educators and kids. We invite you to join us. 

When:      Tuesday, March 15, 6:30 p.m.

Where:     Heritage Elementary School in the cafeteria