Calendar of Events

Feb
2
Sat
Super Fest Minnesota 2019 @ Life Time Sport Winter Park
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Super Fest Minnesota 2019 @ Life Time Sport Winter Park

Experience all the fun of the Super Bowl, but in a fully-accessible atmosphere at Super Fest! In partnership with The Matthew Foundation, our inclusive cheer-leading and football clinic is open for children with and without disabilities to learn from local heroes. Children will learn from professional football and cheer coaches with skill drills, demos and compete in a big game complete with a half-time show! Visit with MN Vikings Legends, Cheerleaders and Viktor, the Vikings mascot!

Registration is now open!

Super Fest
Saturday, February 2, 2019
9:00am-12:00pm
Winter Park
9520 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Want to volunteer? We have many opportunities from cheerleading & football coaching to event registration to sensory support!

Cost is $10 per child or $25 per family.

Become a sponsor to support inclusive communities.
Check out photos or the highlight video from our 2018 event.

Questions or interested in volunteering? Contact events@pauls-pals.org.

Feb
5
Tue
Upstream Arts: The Art of Access @ Davis Center
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Upstream Arts: The Art of Access @ Davis Center

MPS Special Education Department & Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC), in partnership with Upstream Arts, present
A hands-on workshop series exploring Inclusivity through Creativity!
In support of district priorities of Social Emotional Learning, Equity, & Multi Tiered Systems of Support

WHAT: An exploration of the role of arts, creativity and principles of universal design in special education classrooms. 
WHO: 
For guardians/parents 
WHEN: 
Tuesday Feb 5 2019 from 6-8pm (program at 6:30)

Light meals, interpreters, and child care will be provided.

For more information call/email:
Sara Stack, MPS Director of Special Education — 612.668.0914 or sara.stack@mpls.k12.mn.us
Sarah Washington, SEAC Parent Lead — dollfacens@gmail.com

Feb
28
Thu
PACER Center’s 2019 Leadership Training @ PACER Center
Feb 28 – Mar 2 all-day
PACER Center's 2019 Leadership Training @ PACER Center

You are invited to apply for an exciting opportunity – PACER’s Annual Leadership Training for parents of children with disabilities!

To apply, you must be the parent of a child with a disability between the ages of 5 and 20 and be willing to commit to participate in the entire training.  This year’s training will be held Thursday, February 28, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Friday, March 1, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 2, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This free training will take place at PACER Center at 8161 Normandale Boulevard in Bloomington. For trainees traveling more than 50 miles one way, we will provide non-smoking hotel accommodations (two trainees per room).

Following the completion of this training, trainees will be expected to be willing to engage in activities such as:

  • helping PACER with workshops in your area
  • helping PACER to advertise workshops in your area
  • attending IEP meetings with parents of children with disabilities and serving as a note-taker for the parent
  • speaking or writing to others in your community about children with disabilities
  • working with policy-makers in your school district or other forums

This training will focus on an effective PACER developed tool refered to as the Parent Homework Sheet. This tool was developed to help parents understand how the needs of the student as stated in the ESR (Evaluation Summary Report) connect with the goals and support in the student’s IEP (Individualized Education Program).

During the Leadership Training, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain confidence and understanding of the special education process including IEP development
  • Receive useful materials developed for parents of children with disabilities
  • Gain training and experience in using and facilitating the completion of PACER’s Parent Homework Sheet
  • Network with other Minnesota parents

To apply, please send an email about yourself including the disability and age of your child, your previous community and school involvement, and why you are interested in attending to vavag@pacer.org.

Please send this email by Tuesday February 7thThey will notify you if you are selected, by Thursday, February 9th. If you have any questions, please call Vava at 952-838-9000 or 800-537-2237. To use email, send your message to vavag@pacer.org .

May
7
Tue
Upstream Arts: The Art of Social Skills @ Davis Center
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Upstream Arts: The Art of Social Skills @ Davis Center

MPS Special Education Department & Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC), in partnership with Upstream Arts, present
A hands-on workshop series exploring Inclusivity through Creativity!
In support of district priorities of Social Emotional Learning, Equity, & Multi Tiered Systems of Support

WHAT: A 1-hour program that will give you tools for using creativity and the arts in your home and at school.
WHO:
 For all ages, side by side!
WHEN: 
Tuesday May 7 2019 from 6-8pm (program at 6.30)

Light meals, interpreters, and child care will be provided.

For more information call/email:
Sara Stack, MPS Director of Special Education — 612.668.0914 or sara.stack@mpls.k12.mn.us
Sarah Washington, SEAC Parent Lead — dollfacens@gmail.com

May
18
Sat
Young Dance Spring Round Up @ Anthony Middle School Theater
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Young Dance Spring Round Up @ Anthony Middle School Theater
Saturday May 18, 2019
TIME: 11:00 – 12:30 p.m.
LOCATION:  Anthony Middle School Theater, 5757 Irving Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55419 (Enter through door #3)
ADMISSION: Donation or Pay what you can: $0-$5.00
Classes performing are: Creative Movement One, Creative Movement Two, Modern Level One, Modern Level Two, Modern Level Three, Modern Level Four, All Abilities Dancing One, Boys Get Movin’, World Dance, Ballet, All Abilities Dancing Two, and Company.