Piscataway Regional Day School's Parent-Professional Association (PPA) provides information and support to our families and supports the educational programs at the school. Regularly scheduled meetings and special events are conducted throughout the year.
The PPA -sponsored Fall Dance and Spring Dinner Dance are events that bring together both students and their families and staff and their families for a social evening, complete with food and dancing to our DJ's musical selections.
The following meetings and events are scheduled for the 2018-2019 School Year:
- September 26, 2018 Back to School Night
- October 25, 2018: Fall Meeting- "Using Techniques at Home to Address Challenging Behavior"
- November 2, 2018 Fall Alumni Dance
- May 3, 2019 Spring Dinner Dance
- Spring Meeting: "Entitlement to Eligibility", transition services.
The PPA President, Ms. Terri Thompson, can be contacted at PRDS or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this year's programs.
Parent-Teacher conferences are held two times per year, in November and April. This is a time for parents/guardians to schedule individual conferences with classroom staff, therapists and other school staff. We look forward to this time to discuss your son/daughter's program at PRDS and to collaborate with you on his/her goals and programming.
Conferences for the 2017-2018 school year will be held on Wednesday, November 15 (afternoon only) and Thursday, November 16 (afternoon or evening). If you are not available for a conference on the scheduled dates, a telephone conference or another meeting time may be scheduled through your son/daughter's classroom teacher.
Conferences will also be held on Wednesday, April 25 and Thursday, April 26.
We hope that you can make time to come to school and meet with our staff. We look forward to your participation.
All parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to read the Student Communication Book on a daily basis and to communicate with school staff members on your son/daughter's behavior and skills at home. Please also keep us informed about changes in the home that may affect a student's behavior at school. Regular use of the communication book keeps everything in one place-no notes to get lost or forgotten!
Parents/guardians will receive three (3) written reports of student progress. These reports are prepared in December, March and June and mailed to you and to your school district. A shorter Progress Note will be sent in August at the end of the Extended School Year (ESY) Program for students who attended the program.
The report reflects progress on goals determined at each student's Individualized Education Program Annual Review meeting, hosted yearly by your local school district. Parents/guardians and PRDS staff participate in this meeting (usually held at the school) and assist in developing these goals. Progress on goals will be reflected by a code. If you desire additional information on student progress, you may contact your child's teacher, therapist or Case Manager.