October 2022 Newsletter

This month's newsletter will share Happenings at MileStone Academy, Educational Tips and Resources, Events, Outreach, and more.

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Hello DeAnn,

I hope this newsletter finds you safe.

The last few weeks have been challenging with Hurricanes that have wreaked havoc and gun violence plaguing our communities. 

We have a chance to effect change in November by electing representatives who believe, like most Americans – That climate change is accurate and that we can enforce sensibly gun laws without infringing on the second amendment. 

On a lighter note, I cannot believe that most high school and college students are halfway through the first semester or quarter. This is a good time for them to check their grades and get help if needed. Please do not wait until two weeks before grades are completed to get help; it is too late to affect the grade.  

Be proactive.  

I hope you all find ways to enjoy the fall season. For example, take a trip to see the fall foliage, go on a hayride, wander through a corn maze, or make a recipe with pumpkin spice.  

Be Safe. Have Fun. And do not forget to study!


Michele Hewitt-Webster


Executive Director/Founder/Board Member

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

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Happenings at MileStone Academy

Steve Slott is the CEO and Founder of Steve the Legacy, LLC. He is an inventor, author, and limiting belief specialist. He helps entrepreneurs and students connect their beliefs with their skill sets by using research-based mental strategies, components of self, and life experiences.

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Elections have consequences, and voting is how change is created. Not only do we have significant national issues, but locally we elect school boards that make decisions that affect our children; what they do or do not learn, books they can and cannot read, and who can participate in school activities.

We are working to ensure young people register to vote, understand how elections affect them and get involved with making changes they want to see.

We have seen the power of young people in response to mass school shootings and the banning of books. We need their voices.

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Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 to October 15 is celebrated nationwide as National Hispanic Heritage Month. It traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries.

During this month and throughout the year, we, and our partners, share the history, heritage, and accomplishments of Hispanic and Latino Americans of past and present. Join the conversation on social media by sharing your own inspiration and learning more about Hispanic and Latino heritage by using #HispanicHeritageMonth.

Outreach & Resources

HHS’ Office of Head Start’s Early Educator Central provides information on federally funded courses to support the infant-toddler educator workforce, including resources for system support. Resources for professionals in higher education are also available.

Resources for Dual Language Learners

There are a variety of federal resources to support Dual Language Learners (DLLs), their families, and providers:

~The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition provides national leadership to help ensure that English learners and immigrant students attain English proficiency and achieve academic success. Information about education research, practices, and policies for English learners can be found at the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA).

~The ED-funded Center for Parent Information & Resources has tools to help families and providers partner to support children’s progress and effective communication.

Quality language and literacy experiences provide a foundation for children’s development and learning. HHS’ National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning released a new resource to support children with disabilities who are DLLs.

Get the Help You Need

If you care about kids that learn differently and need a chance to thrive, join us. Call me at 215 663-1160 or email us.

Do you offer such as help with mental health, financial assistance, or food and shelter? Contact us today.

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