Dear Friends and Cypress Families,

We are sending positive thoughts to each of you and wishing for the safest and soonest return to school. Our school districts have all communicated that we will need to continue to stay home at least until May 1, 2020. 

We will have our Spring Break and will not have official Distance Learning from April 6th through April 10th. We will continue with our Distance Learning programs. We are being required by the districts (and Afterschool regional center or insurance) to document all student/family interactions and learning for teachers, therapists, and Afterschool. 

Please respond by text, email, or phone call to your teacher, therapist, and Afterschool Director Becca (rwilson@ucpnb.org), Afterschool Coordinators, and Therapists so we can document you/your child’s participation.  

Your replies to the teachers/therapists/afterschool manager inquiries and provision of learning materials is the documentation we need in order to receive funding to continue to pay our amazing team. We must have contact to bill the districts and regional center/insurance. We are paying our administrators, teachers, staff, and therapists through May 1. More information will be forthcoming as we are updated by the districts, regional centers, and insurance companies. 

Please check your child’s proposed daily/weekly schedule that should include Cypress shared Zoom classes (Colleen Arnold and Addie’s music class), classroom Zooms, individualized activities to do at home, News2you, Epic reading, and Khan Academy.

Cypress will box up and deliver to you school supplies/needs. Email your teacher to request. We can include school work, icons, Chromebooks, and iPads if you don’t already have these. 

I am proud that Cypress families and staff are working together to create distance learning that works for you and your child. I am feeling sad that we can’t see each other in person and anxiously await our return to school.

Best wishes to all!

Laura

We will be doing a ZOOM Music class with Dominic Bianco, please join in 🙂 Domenic will be doing music Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. You may join the Zoom Meeting at:

https://zoom.us/j/422801069?pwd=V0VOK1NXQ3lmTWpjeGZUcjhEVnB2dz09
Meeting ID: 422 801 069
Password: 051794


Teacher Addie has an instrument task linked here.


Our Educational Consultant, Colleen Arnold, has been giving younger elementary age reading lessons through Zoom on Monday through Thursday at:

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


Our Behavior Consultant, Sarah Doherty:

Available by phone through an email appointment Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. sdoherty@compassllc.org.


Our Afterschool ABA Program Supports are available:
by Facetime and email including me (lbriggin@ucpnb.org), Sara Doherty (sdoherty@compassllc.org), 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! Laura Briggin, lbriggin@ucpnb.org or Nate Yates, Assistant Director, nyates@ucpnb.org.

I am sending a virtual hug to each of you! I miss all my students, staff, therapists and Administration Team’s beautiful smiling faces. I am sending my love 🙂 Laura.

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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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