Hello Cypress Families,

I was to here to open the doors of Cypress School in August 2007 and I have been here every day since then.  It has been an absolute pleasure to watch our students learn and grow with the help of so many wonderful teachers and staff members.  As some of you may already know, I am retiring as Cypress School Director on June 30, but I will continue as a part-time consultant.  Nate Yates will assume my previous responsibilities and Joe Thompson will become the Assistant Director.

We are continuing to employ all of our Teachers, Aides, and Therapists and will continue to do so.  We are starting to consider a ‘soft re-entry’ back to school hopefully for ESY and are awaiting direction from the State and local school districts.

We are unclear if we can do a soft re-entry for the summer behavior intensive June 8-19th.  We may have to continue our distance-learning opportunities for that period.  We will keep everyone updated as we learn more from the Governor.

Cypress School and Behavioral Services staff and therapists are continuing to provide and modify our team solutions for our distance learning. Laura and Nate will lead an all family ZOOM meeting this Monday, April 27, at 2:30pm.

Each Teacher is providing distance-learning options to meet you and your child’s needs as best they can. If you are having any difficulty accessing this material or have an alternative idea/need, please feel free to contact your teacher, therapists, and/or me at 415-720-9328 or Assistant Director Nate Yates at 415-867-2881.

All of our therapists are available to send emails, text and/or Facetime/Zoom. Again, if you are having any difficulty accessing your therapist(s), please connect with your classroom teacher immediately.

We will be continuing with our super-duper ZOOM Music class with Domenic Bianco, please join in 🙂 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/422801069?pwd=V0VOK1NXQ3lmTWpjeGZUcjhEVnB2dz09

Meeting ID: 422 801 069 Password: 051794 One tap mobile, 422801069# US Toll

Our Educational Consultant, Colleen Arnold continues to give elementary age reading lessons through Zoom (web based distance learning!)  Monday through Thursday at 10 AM.   https://us04web.zoom.us/j/4204966685

https://www.arnoldadvocacy.com/school-closure-resources. Her website also has other great resources.

Our Special Education Teachers, Ashley and Isabel are teaching an Adapted PE Class Tuesdays and Thursdays 11-11:30 AM

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7361001965

Password: 1234

Our Behavior Consultant Sarah Doherty is readily available by phone through an email appointment Wednesdays and Fridays 9-3 pm. sdoherty@compassllc.org

Afterschool ABA program supports are available by Facetime and email including me/Laura (lbriggin@ucpnb.org), Sarah, Joe (jthompson@ucpnb.org), Jeff (jeaton@ucpnb.org) and Nate (nyates@ucpnb.org)

If you would like to set up a time to FaceTime or Zoom with me, please don’t hesitate to ask! lbriggin@ucpnb.org, or Nate Yates, Assistant Director nyates@ucpnb.org

We are sending a virtual hug to each of you! We miss all our students, families, staff and therapists, and Admin team’s beautiful smiling faces.

🙂 Laura, Nate and Joe

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Hi friends!
October 6th is World Cerebral Palsy day!
Today we come together (virtually) to celebrate, to build awareness of what CP is and to create change!

At BOOST we celebrate our students achievements! It is impressive how all of them have adapted to this new crazy schedule and continued to work towards their goals. We are so proud of you for doing all this with a smile on your face!

Did you know that there are 17 million people around the world living with cerebral palsy? It is the most common physical disability in childhood. It primarily affects movement, but people with CP may also have visual, learning, hearing, speech, epilepsy and intellectual impairments.

BOOST offers a classroom program that is structured specifically for children with Cerebral Palsy and other motor disabilities. Our students learn best in a movement based structure. Therefore we provide multiple opportunities where they can practice and learn to master their skills. We are proud to be an organization that is creating change and working hard so that our students can have a better life.

Let’s celebrate in person next year! 💚💚💚

Thank you to our UCPNB family for loving, caring and advocating for our students! Margaret Farman, Laura Briggin, Nate Yates, Jen Whalen, Steve Gatlin, Amanda Buhrer, Devin Cornish, Kiana Shibata, Sammie Wills, Nana Peña Caldera💚💚
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Hi friends!
October 6th is World Cerebral Palsy day!
Today we come together (virtually) to celebrate, to build awareness of what CP is and to create change!

At BOOST we celebrate our students achievements! It is impressive how all of them have adapted to this new crazy schedule and continued to work towards their goals. We are so proud of you for doing all this with a smile on your face!

Did you know that there are 17 million people around the world living with cerebral palsy? It is the most common physical disability in childhood. It primarily affects movement, but people with CP may also have visual, learning, hearing, speech, epilepsy and intellectual impairments.

BOOST offers a classroom program that is structured specifically for children with Cerebral Palsy and other motor disabilities. Our students learn best in a movement based structure. Therefore we provide multiple opportunities where they can practice and learn to master their skills. We are proud to be an organization that is creating change and working hard so that our students can have a better life.

Lets celebrate in person next year! 💚💚💚

Thank you to our UCPNB family for loving, caring and advocating for our students! Margaret Farman, Laura Briggin, Nate Yates, Jen Whalen, Steve Gatlin, Amanda Buhrer, Devin Cornish, Kiana Shibata, Sammie Wills, Nana Peña Caldera💚💚

World CP Day is an opportunity for the whole world to come together to recognize and celebrate the 17 million people around the world living with cerebral palsy.

On 6 October every year, individuals, families and organizations celebrate by sharing stories, hosting events, and wearing the color green.

Cerebral palsy is the most common childhood disability, yet around the globe, there’s a broad lack of knowledge of what it is and how it’s caused, even in the medical field.

Through World CP Day we can build awareness of what CP is, how it’s caused, and how early detection and intervention is the key to improving outcomes for people with CP.

As World CP Day continues to grow in popularity, we will continue to show the world all the incredible things that people with cerebral palsy achieve when barriers are removed.

Learn more and share your stories at: worldcpday.org/
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World CP Day is an opportunity for the whole world to come together to recognize and celebrate the 17 million people around the world living with cerebral palsy.

On 6 October every year, individuals, families and organizations celebrate by sharing stories, hosting events, and wearing the color green.

Cerebral palsy is the most common childhood disability, yet around the globe, there’s a broad lack of knowledge of what it is and how it’s caused, even in the medical field.

Through World CP Day we can build awareness of what CP is, how it’s caused, and how early detection and intervention is the key to improving outcomes for people with CP.

As World CP Day continues to grow in popularity, we will continue to show the world all the incredible things that people with cerebral palsy achieve when barriers are removed.

Learn more and share your stories at: https://worldcpday.org/
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