The Fairfield Special Education Parent and Teachers Association, Inc., (SEPTA), invites anyone with an interest in improving the educational, social and recreational opportunities of children with special needs to join our membership. Together we can make a difference in every child's life.
Click here to learn about the history of Fairfield SEPTA, Inc.
Our mission is in line with the CT PTA mission:
I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Shannon Goodchild and I will be the SEPTA President for the year 2014-2015. Nancy Ross is the President Elect. The two of us will be working together very closely for the next year. We're very happy to be working together and excited for what the next year will bring for SEPTA.
I have been a member of SEPTA almost from its inception over 10 years ago. I have served on the Executive Board in several different positions (some multiple times), including Membership, Communications and President (yes, I already did it once!). I am a lifelong Fairfield resident and attended Fairfield Public Schools. I am married and the mother of 3. My oldest son started out at the ECC when he was 4. He is now 20 and has one more year left in FPS's Community Partnership Program. I also have another son, who will be a senior in high school and a daughter, who will be a freshman. All three are involved in sports and other activities and keep me very busy!
I apologize if this gets too long. I just wanted to touch on some important things:
Just like any PTA, we're always looking for volunteers. There are many different ways to get involved in SEPTA. Some are long term, some are short term and some are one time only. Truth of the matter is "many hands make light work" and if we all pitch in, we can do that much more for the kids. Please consider pledging some of your time to volunteer and help us make SEPTA that much better.
That said, we are in need of having some key positions filled on our board. The position of Treasurer Elect which will prepare/train you to take over as the SEPTA Treasurer in the 2015-2016 school year. It's important to have someone in this position now so that they can learn the ropes, understand the process and have a smooth transition when they take the reins. We also need someone in the Communications position – more specifically, someone to become the editor of our newsletter the SEPTA Star. If this position is not filled, there will be NO Star for the 2014-2015 year. If you are interested in either of these positions or any of the other open positions listed on the SEPTA website (or want more detailed information on open EB positions or Standing Committee positions) please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email Nancy at email@example.com. (She is also our Volunteer Coordinator.)
If anyone has any thoughts or ideas as to speakers or topics for the coming year's meetings, please let Nancy or I know. We are open to ideas and want to bring in speakers on topics of interest and relevance to our membership. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am looking forward to SEPTA having a positive and productive 2014-2015 year and I hope that you will all be a part of it.
Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Shannon Goodchild, President
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