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2017-2018 CSA Calendar *click for PDF

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The 2017-18 theme is "Lights, Camera, Action! Be a STAR at Capitol School".


After-School Programs

The following after school options are available to CSA parents:

Friday After School Program (FASP)

After school care for Levels 3 - 7 from 1 - 3:15 on Friday afternoons. Contact the office to sign up.

Sunday Theatre Arts

Joshua's Stage offers theatre arts classes at Capitol School on Sunday afternoons. Contact Joshua's Stage at 512-825-2744 or by email.

Pick-Up Programs

Two neighboring programs are picking up CSA students for after-school care at their facilities. These programs were recommended by current CSA parents and are not affiliated with CSA. Follow the links below for more information:

  1. Elsass Academy
  2. Austin Kenpo Karate

Parent Education Opportunities

The following educational opportunities are available. If you know of other sessions that may be of interest to Capitol School families, please contact the office.

Fall Parent Workshops are HERE!

Dear Friends,
We hope this email finds you well as another fabulous summer comes to a close, and the kids are busy in back-to-school mode! We are super excited for our fall workshop offerings so come join our Winery Workshop Series, held at Water2Wine, 3300 West Anderson Lane from 6:30-8:30 pm! Spaces are filling quickly, so please visit us at www.for-kids-sake.com to register!

Monday October 16:
The Spirited Child
Does your child explode over minor details? Are you exhausted after spending the morning with your child? Does your child seem more negative, more intense, more persistent, more sensitive and more energetic than other kids? How do you discipline a child who refuses to take no for an answer?

Often called difficult or strong-willed, spirited kids are children who are simply “More”. Much More! It takes greater skill to parent spirited kids! Techniques that seem to work for other kids don’t work with spirited children. Successful discipline is possible! This workshop offers practical and positive approaches to parenting spirited children of all ages.


Monday November 6th:
The Biology of Behavior: Exploring the physical causes of Behaviors and Attention in ChildrenKids who struggle with behaviors and attention problems may be literally screaming out the reason for their struggles. Behaviorally, kids who can act angry, aggressive, moody, have frequent tantrums, attention problems, gloomy moods, fearful, restless and nervous may have underlying nutritional needs. Physically, these kids can often have sleep problems, stomach aches, dry skin and hair, canker sores, sugar cravings, rashes, allergies, leg pains, constipation, bedwetting, and constant antibiotic use. There is a link between physical issues and the behaviors that may follow. And there are many tools to help support kids with the nutritional tools they need, so their behaviors can improve.

Join us for this important new workshop to help kids with their physical needs so their educational, attentional and social skills can improve. Kids surely want to improve, and the changes can be dramatic!

We look forward to seeing you soon and please let us know how we can best support you!

Best,
Claire and Jennie



We are excited to announce our next lecture at Big Sky!  "Please Pay Attention" featuring Dr. Stephanie Paulos, neuropsychologist of Austin Neuropsychology, Michelle Curtis, speech therapist of Big Sky Pediatric Therapy and Caren Arnold, occupational therapist of Big Sky Pediatric Therapy.

This lecture will spotlight Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and how it impacts the elementary school aged child. Combining the expertise and perspective of three community professionals, we will focus on the components of ADHD and executive functioning, and provide strategies for parents and teachers.
 
During the lecture we will address:

  • Terminology pertaining to ADHD and Executive Functioning
  • How ADHD is diagnosed and the components of executive functioning
  • The neuroanatomy behind ADHD and executive functioning deficits
  • What a child with ADHD/executive functioning deficits is entitled to in the public school setting and the typical accommodations often recommended
  • How ADHD can impact a child's language skills and social interactions
  • The difference between sensory processing and ADHD
  • Different strategies that you can implement into your child's everyday life to set them up for success

When - Thursday, November 16th • 5pm – 7pm
Where - Big Sky Pediatric Therapy 9433 Bee Caves Rd B3 Ste. 101, Austin, TX 78733
Cost - $65.00
Light snacks provided

TO REGISTER:

Contact Big Sky Pediatric Therapy at 512.306.8007 or info@bigskyfriends.com
Payment must be made in full to reserve your spot • No refunds • Space is limited
 
**Please note, this lecture is NOT a certified CPE course. However, we are happy to give a certification of completion to anyone who requests.


Other Parent Education Postings:
 
We don’t all think and learn the same, and some families face extra challenges in navigating a world where their child develops differently than others.

Last year, local families came to us to say their children were “outside of the box” -- kids with special needs, sensory issues, or other developmental challenges that had yet to be identified. They wanted assistance in getting and sharing information in order to help their kids succeed.  A team of librarians, led by experienced educator Pat Winkler, worked with these parents to develop a Sensory Story Time, a speaker series, and a listserv for information sharing.

Sensory Storytime is held on Sundays at 11:00am for families with children 3-8 years of age who are on the autism spectrum or are prone to sensory overload. Participation is limited to 12 children and their families; registration is required. This has been an extraordinary experience for these families, as their children create bonds with one another and stretch into new activities in a nurturing environment with the encouragement of others like them. Older children are developing into mentors for the younger children.

Family Storytime with Ms. Cristen at Westbank on Saturdays at 12:30pm is discovery-based and sensory-focused, but it is not limited to children with autism or sensory issues and requires no registration.

The "Outside of the Box" speaker series is held on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:30am at Laura’s Library. When possible, we also live-stream the talk and post the video to YouTube. On October 4, we will be hosting occupational therapist Kathy Nicholson to talk about surviving the holiday season with a child with sensory issues.

As our sensory-based programming has evolved, our team has also developed volunteer opportunities for adults who have learning challenges.  For questions about sensory programs at the library, emailpat@westbanklibrary.com.

Whatever needs or challenges your family is facing, the library is here to support you with access to information and programming. Just let us know!

Cheers!
Mary Jo Finch, Library Director
maryjo@westbanklibrary.com