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:

  • To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community, and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children:  To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children; and
  • To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools in Fairfield.


Your very own SEPTA Star newsletter (you're reading it now) needs an editor for the upcoming school year. It's easy and fun to put together. Contact current editor Peg Ventricelli at peggielein@att.net or (203) 368-3427. You will be thoroughly trained on MailChimp - our delivery vehicle. Your volunteer services to SEPTA will be much-appreciated.


Please join us Wednesday, June 11th for the next SEPTA meeting. Meeting starts at 7:30, McKinley library. This will be a business meeting consisting of voting on the budget, installing our new board and awarding the Friend of SEPTA award to Dianne Baxter and Meg Barlow.

Dianne and Meg have made the monthly "Teen Night" for our kids a wonderful experience where they can socialize and have fun. The kids look forward to this every month. These ladies deserve "The Randy Tarczali Friend of SEPTA" award for their years of hard work, dedication, and compassion. They have big hearts and are in it for the kids. SEPTA Teen Night has been a positive experience for the many teens who participate. These ladies truly make a difference.


SEPTA's book club will meet to discuss "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes—the story of Louisa Clark, just an ordinary girl who takes a badly needed job working for Will Traynor, who is wheelchair-bound after an accident. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, Louisa sets out to show him that life is still worth living. Please RSVP to ckwriteright@aol.com.
Our July book is "The First Man," by Albert Camus.

Click here for a schedule of town meetings.

Click here for the Town Approved Budget.


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SEPTA Rocks On! was a success!
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It's That Time Of Year - It's Grant Time
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SEPTA Year in Review

Please join us this school year (2013-2014) for the following meeting dates*:

Wednesday, 6/11

* Dates, times and locations subject to change.

Meetings generally take place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month and typically take place at McKinley Elementary School Library, 60 Thompson Street, Fairfield, CT 06825, though some meetings may be held off site. All General Membership meetings will start at 7:30 pm.

Fairfield SEPTA Star

Past issues of the Fairfield SEPTA Star

New Strategic Plan to be in place for the 2013-2014 school year!

Brochure Look for our SEPTA Brochure in your School Offices and around town.

Click here to download a copy.pdf