November 2020
CISD Booster for Special Programs News
Brown Bag Lunch
November 19, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 p.m.
followed by Parent Session 1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Membership is our #1 Fundraiser
$25 family - $5 teacher
The CISD Booster for Special Programs is district wide organization that supports Special Programs for all eleven campuses. We are a federally recognized non-profit 501(c) 3. 
´╗┐MEMBERSHIP is our #1 fundraiser. 

Did you miss one of the Fall Parent Virtual Training Sessions?
Watch the Zoom Recordings!
Technology Help
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Sensory Santa Coming Soon
The Arc of DFW Area
New TEA Fund for Families of Students With Low Incidence Disability, Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES)
They are on-line accounts made available to eligible parents of students with disabilities that have been impacted by COVID-19 school closures. Families of students with eligible disabilities can use the on-line accounts to obtain goods and services up to a specific dollar amount that supplement what otherwise happens in school to help their child make more educational progress.

Families of students with eligible disabilities can use the on-line accounts to obtain goods and services up to a specific dollar amount that supplement what otherwise happens in school to help their child make more educational progress. 

´╗┐A low incidence disability (e.g., an intellectual disability, a developmental disability, a visual impairment, hearing loss, a significant physical disability, multiple disabilities, or are on the autistic spectrum).
Special Education and COVID-19: What Has Changed and What Has Stayed the Same
November 17th
North Texas SNAP
We are so excited to start in-person programs. Most of SNAP's programs are in person unless stated other wise. If you can't meet in person ALL our in-person programs will be streaming live on the SNAP Member Facebook page.

Please read the following guidelines for in-person programs:
1.  ALL Members and Volunteers must wear a mask at all times
2.  If you, anyone in you house or if you have been round any one that isn't feeling well, has been sick, PLEASE stay home.
3.  MUST RSVP for the program you are wanting to attend as we have 15 spots available for each in person program and won't be able to accept walk-ins.
4.  Upon entry to the main meeting room each member/volunteer will need to check in and have their temperature taken before they can enter the room.
5.  For the health of each person, we will social distance each person 6' apart. Sanitizer will be provided. We won't be sharing items for the safety of our members. 
6.  Thanks to MARKET STREET we will have bottle waters and prepackaged snacks for our members. These will be passed out versus members getting them on their own. 
7.  Volunteers needed to help in each program to make sure things run smoothly, help with cleaning and social distancing. Please Sign up!!! 

All Zoom meetings:
Meeting ID: 858 9599 2446
   Password: 7wWHh1
Zoom meetings will be also streamed on Facebook Member page when possible.

Tuesday, November 17th
Facebook Live - Members
11:00am - 11:30am

Zoom - Book Lovers Book Club
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Wednesday, November 18th
Zoom - Reading is Fun Book Club
The Story of Jane Goodall By Susan B Katz

Friday, November 20th
Zoom - Life Skills Class - Laundry Skills
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Zoom - Men's Club - Karate Night with Shane Whitehead
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Friday, November 27th
Facebook Live - Members
1:00pm - 1:30pm

Monday, November 30th
Zoom Girls Night Out - Christmas Kick Off
(Art supplies needed to be announced)
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Here is the link for Paula's Cooking class!
Click the title below to watch it on zoom:
Ham & Cheese Crescents/Roasted Sugar Snap Peas

Any questions or to RSVP, email Paula Baker @
Green Oaks Life Prep
We are delighted to report that the first seven students in our pilot Life Prep program are thriving! With 13 weeks under our belts, routines are being established, learning is taking place and fun is being had! If you are interested in enrollment for the 2020/2021 school year, or know someone who is, please contact Green Oaks at 817-861-5000 or For more information about Green Oaks Life Prep, please join us for one of the following Zoom sessions:
Monday, December 7 at 1:00 p.m.
Monday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 27 at 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m.
To join a session, please click below to RSVP and we will send you the link. Be sure to include your name, email address and the session you wish to attend. (Sessions will be cancelled if there are no RSVPs.)

RSVP for a Life Prep Info Zoom
We will start taking applications for the 2021/2022 year on January 7, 2021. The priority deadline for applications is March 12, 2021. Please note that we are limited to eight students.
Texas Workforce Commission
TWC - Texas Workforce Commission is a Texas state agency that offers programs to students/adults with disabilities including Special Education and 504 at no cost. I wanted to let you know about the programs they are currently offering for the 2020-2021 school year and summer of 2021. They are split into services for students 14-15 years old and services for students 16 and older. Please review them and see what they have to offer that might be of benefit to your son/daughter. It is always good to start learning pre-employment skills early! If your son/daughter is 13, you can see what they can do when they turn 14.
New College Program for IDD students starting at UNT
Sooner Works Information Sessions
Sooner Works is a 4-year program for students with an intellectual disability on the University of Oklahoma campus. The purpose of this program is to develop job skills, social skills, and independent living skills which lead to meaningful employment and full community integration for participating students. 

If you want to learn more about Sooner Works, please join us for one of the upcoming informational sessions.
2020-2021 Applications are Now Available
Applications and Letters of Recommendations are Due Feb 1st
Application Link:
Letters of Recommendation Link:
If you have any questions email or call (405)325-4543
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2020-2021 Brown Bag Lunch & Learn Dates
  • Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Booster members and parents may remain on the Zoom from 1:00-1:15 p.m.
2020-2021 Officers

President Angela Kwentus 
Treasurer Jacolyn Lieck
Secretary Rebecca Paredes
Fundraising Holly Birnbach
Communications Flora Sanders with help from Student Assistant, Cole Sanders
Social Media Bonnie Pendergrass
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