|NSSEO PARENT EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER (PERC)
Wheeling CCSD21 is a member district in the special education cooperative NSSEO. NSSEO provides opportunities for parents in CCSD21 to engage. Parent and community partnerships are the cornerstone of our work at NSSEO. Several years ago, the Parent Education Resource Center (PERC) was opened to offer space for families to connect and learn. Please see this attached flier for parent events happening this semester!
Erin’s Law (K-8)
Erin’s Law, House Bill 6193, was signed by Governor Pat Quinn in Illinois on January 24, 2013. This law requires schools to implement an age-appropriate sexual assault and abuse awareness and prevention curriculum for grades pre-K through 12. Erin’s Law has now been passed in over 37 states.
In response to the state mandate of educating students about Erin’s Law, CCSD21 will be hosting a curriculum called, Be Seen and Heard© for students in kindergarten through eighth grade – a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program for all students. This curriculum is designed to create an age-appropriate, safe and engaging environment where students will learn about the difference between safe and unsafe touch, the difference between safe and unsafe secrets, and the importance of speaking up to trusted heroes and adults. (Each year the students will learn new concepts and strategies for keeping their bodies safe.)
Thank you to all the parents that logged into the virtual parent night on September 12. If you were not able to make it and are interested in hearing about this curriculum, please see the attached links.
PEACE OF MIND VIDEO FOR PARENTS (K-8)
PEACE OF MIND VIDEO FOR PARENTS (ESPANOL)
Erin’s Law in Preschool
CCSD21 school social workers partner with staff from the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) to present the Erin’s Law curriculum in our preschool classrooms. The lessons are broken into smaller segments of time and over a couple of weeks. The themes presented in preschool include:
- “Everyone has feelings and our feelings are important to keep our body safe. “
- “When someone wants to touch my body, they should ask first.”
- “I am the boss of my body; my body is mine!”
- “There are helpers everywhere!”
COVID Booster offered at Cooper, London and Holmes for students 12+ years old
Who is eligible to receive a single booster dose and when:
- Individuals 12 years of age and older are eligible for a single booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent if it has been at least two months since they have completed primary vaccination or have received the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine.
A student aged 12+ can receive their booster during the school day with signed parental consent.
October 19, 2022 at Cooper Middle School from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
October 20, 2022 at London Middle School from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
October 21, 2022 at Holmes Middle School from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Here is the link and QR code for sign-ups for all 3 locations. Click “Wellness Clinic” to proceed, there is a drop down that lists the 3 different clinic locations.
|What is Ready4K?
Ready4K is a FREE service for parents with children ages 0-11. Each week, Ready4K offers easy, relatable, fund facts and tips delivered via text messages to help kids thrive in school and life.
Ready4K helps parents:
- Communicate better with their child
- Make learning part of every day
- Promote their children’s development by building on existing family routines
- Feel supported and encouraged
- Get connected to local services and resources
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TEXT IL4KIDS to 70138 to register or visit illinoiscaresforkids.org