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OUR MISSION

Norfolk Special Education Parent Advisory Council

 

The Norfolk Special Education Parents Advisory Council (SEPAC) strives to collaborate with and advise the school committee and administration to continually improve the educational experience for all Norfolk children and families. We promote improved education and success for students with disabilities, ensuring they receive equal access to education within our schools and community. 

 

The Norfolk SEPAC provides a network for parents of children with disabilities to access local resources, gain support and share ideas. SEPAC encourages families to be involved in all district policy discussions.  ​

Norfolk SEPAC is a 501(c)(3) volunteer-led organization. All donations to our organization are tax deductible. 

BOARD MEMBERS

Kayla Costa, Mike McCarthy, Co-Chairs

Taiese Hickman, Chair of Technology

Melissa Cyr, Chair of Finance 

Karen Murphy, Chair of Marketing 

Sarah Logie, Volunteer & Fundraising Coordinator 

Stefanie Durniok, Jianmei Bai, Karen Mazzola,

Board Members

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HELPING THE COMMUNITY

The Norfolk SEPAC is run by Norfolk parents and provides a great support system for families with all types of needs. We offer educational presentations, resources, information on the IEP process, and opportunities for parents and students to connect in a supportive and inclusive environment.

BENEFITS AND ACCESS

Our goal is to promote great opportunities for parents of children with special needs. We believe that with access to the right resources, children can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential.

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Upcoming Events

  • Moving On Up To 7th Grade
    Moving On Up To 7th Grade
    Thu, May 09
    King Philip Middle School Library
    May 09, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    King Philip Middle School Library, 18 King St, Norfolk, MA 02056, USA
    May 09, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    King Philip Middle School Library, 18 King St, Norfolk, MA 02056, USA
    Meet Lisa Moy, King Philip Regional School District Director of Student Support Services and learn about the continuum of special education services for grades 7-12.
  • 2024 Kentucky Derby
    2024 Kentucky Derby
    Sat, May 04
    Franklin Country Club
    May 04, 2024, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Franklin Country Club, 672 E Central St, Franklin, MA 02038, USA
    May 04, 2024, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Franklin Country Club, 672 E Central St, Franklin, MA 02038, USA
    First Annual Growing Together Fundraiser. Don your best fascinator and gallop into an unforgettable evening of horse racing, cocktails, dancing, appetizers and dinner stations as the PTO and SEPAC unite for a school fundraiser like no other.
  • SEPAC Monthly Meeting
    SEPAC Monthly Meeting
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Apr 11
    Norfolk
    Apr 11, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    Norfolk, 70 Boardman St, Norfolk, MA 02056, USA
    Apr 11, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    Norfolk, 70 Boardman St, Norfolk, MA 02056, USA
    SEPAC meetings are open to all parents in the Norfolk school district. Volunteers are always welcome. Our meetings take place on the second Thursday of every month and will be virtual for the time being. We hope to see you there! #joinus
  • Norfolk SEPAC iCare Volunteer Training - 11/13/23 9am
    Norfolk SEPAC iCare Volunteer Training - 11/13/23 9am
    Mon, Nov 13
    Norfolk
    Nov 13, 2023, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Norfolk, 2 Liberty Ln, Norfolk, MA 02056, USA
    Nov 13, 2023, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Norfolk, 2 Liberty Ln, Norfolk, MA 02056, USA
    Please join us to learn more about the iCare read aloud program and volunteering to read in a classroom in the Norfolk school district.
  • Norfolk SEPAC iCare Volunteer Training - 11/7/23 7pm
    Norfolk SEPAC iCare Volunteer Training - 11/7/23 7pm
    Tue, Nov 07
    Norfolk
    Nov 07, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Norfolk, 2 Liberty Ln, Norfolk, MA 02056, USA
    Nov 07, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Norfolk, 2 Liberty Ln, Norfolk, MA 02056, USA
    Please join us to learn more about the iCare read aloud program and volunteering to read in a classroom in the Norfolk school district.
  • SEPAC Trunk or Treat
    SEPAC Trunk or Treat
    Fri, Oct 27
    H Olive Day School
    Oct 27, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    H Olive Day School , 232 Main St, Norfolk, MA 02056, USA
    Oct 27, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    H Olive Day School , 232 Main St, Norfolk, MA 02056, USA
    Come join us for our favorite annual SEPAC Halloween event! Volunteers will decorate their cars and bring Halloween treats to share. Bring your families, wear your costumes and get ready for a frightfully fun Halloween night with our school community! **Costumes are highly encouraged**
  • Volunteers Needed for 9th Annual Trunk or Treat!
    Volunteers Needed for 9th Annual Trunk or Treat!
    Fri, Oct 27
    H. Olive Day School
    Oct 27, 2023, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    H. Olive Day School, 232 Main St, Norfolk, MA 02056, USA
    Oct 27, 2023, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    H. Olive Day School, 232 Main St, Norfolk, MA 02056, USA
    Would you consider hosting your "trunk" for our trick-or-treaters? The Norfolk SEPAC is looking for volunteers to decorate their cars for our annual Trunk of Treat Event. We are also looking for small businesses to participate: i.e. a creative "candy monster" donation, music vendors, arts and crafts
  • SEPAC Monthly Meeting
    SEPAC Monthly Meeting
    Thu, Sep 14
    Freeman Kennedy School Library
    Sep 14, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    Freeman Kennedy School Library, 70 Boardman St, Norfolk, MA 02056, USA
    Sep 14, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    Freeman Kennedy School Library, 70 Boardman St, Norfolk, MA 02056, USA
    Come join us in the Freeman Kennedy Library for our first meeting of the year. Get to know the members of the Norfolk SEPAC Board and learn more about who we are and what we do. All parents with children in the Norfolk School District are welcome to attend.
  • SEPAC End of Year Celebration - Parents Night Out
    SEPAC End of Year Celebration - Parents Night Out
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jun 08
    Norfolk
    Jun 08, 2023, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Norfolk, 258 Dedham St, Norfolk, MA 02056, USA
    Jun 08, 2023, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Norfolk, 258 Dedham St, Norfolk, MA 02056, USA
    Come and socialize with the Norfolk, MA SEPAC at our end of the year celebration. #joinus #endoftheyear #celebration #parentsnightout We hope to see you there!
  • SEPAC Social
    SEPAC Social
    Sat, Apr 29
    Medway
    Apr 29, 2023, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Medway, 116 Main St, Medway, MA 02053, USA
    Apr 29, 2023, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Medway, 116 Main St, Medway, MA 02053, USA
    Let's come together to connect, laugh, and share some great food! Sponsored by the Norfolk, Millis and Medway SEPACs
  • MCAS: Access & Achievement for Students with Disabilities
    MCAS: Access & Achievement for Students with Disabilities
    Mon, Mar 27
    Virtual Event
    Mar 27, 2023, 7:00 PM – Mar 28, 2023, 9:00 PM
    Virtual Event
    Mar 27, 2023, 7:00 PM – Mar 28, 2023, 9:00 PM
    Virtual Event
    The Federation for Children with Special Needs introduces the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) and how children with disabilities can participate in meaningful ways in MCAS.
  • Norfolk PTO/SEPAC Joint Fundraiser - Ribpublic BBQ
    Norfolk PTO/SEPAC Joint Fundraiser - Ribpublic BBQ
    Fri, Mar 03
    Ribpublic
    Mar 03, 2023, 5:00 PM – Mar 04, 2023, 12:00 AM
    Ribpublic , 26 Park St, Medfield, MA 02052, USA
    Mar 03, 2023, 5:00 PM – Mar 04, 2023, 12:00 AM
    Ribpublic , 26 Park St, Medfield, MA 02052, USA
    Sunday Dinner? We've got you covered! Ribpublic BBQ is coming to town. Place your online order today and support Norfolk PTO and Norfolk, MA SEPAC. Visit bit.ly/norfolkfundraiser to place an order by March 3rd for a March 5th pickup!
  • 8th Annual Norfolk SEPAC Trunk or Treat
    8th Annual Norfolk SEPAC Trunk or Treat
    Fri, Oct 21
    HOD
    Oct 21, 2022, 5:30 PM
    HOD, 232 Main St, Norfolk, MA 02056, USA
    Oct 21, 2022, 5:30 PM
    HOD, 232 Main St, Norfolk, MA 02056, USA
    Come join us for our favorite Halloween event!  Please note you only need to purchase 1 ticket per family
  • Volunteers Needed for our Trunk or Treat!
    Volunteers Needed for our Trunk or Treat!
    Fri, Oct 21
    H. Olive Day School
    Oct 21, 2022, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    H. Olive Day School, 232 Main St, Norfolk, MA 02056, USA
    Oct 21, 2022, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    H. Olive Day School, 232 Main St, Norfolk, MA 02056, USA
    Would you consider hosting your "trunk" for our trick-or-treaters? The Norfolk SEPAC is looking for volunteers to decorate their cars for our annual Trunk of Treat Event. We are also looking for small businesses to participate: i.e. a creative "candy monster" donation, music vendors, arts and crafts
  • Executive Function Strategies to Build Success
    Executive Function Strategies to Build Success
    Tue, Sep 20
    Zoom
    Sep 20, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Zoom
    Sep 20, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Zoom
    Does your child have difficulty with transitions and struggle to stay organized, complete homework and manage their time? In this presentation, parents will gain a greater understanding of Executive Function Processes and the role these play in academic performance.
  • Spring Family Photo Session
    Spring Family Photo Session
    Sat, May 14
    Tangerini's Spring Street Farm
    May 14, 2022, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Tangerini's Spring Street Farm, 139 Spring St, Millis, MA 02054, USA
    May 14, 2022, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Tangerini's Spring Street Farm, 139 Spring St, Millis, MA 02054, USA
    Photography by Leah Romig. 15 minute session, 5 retouched digital images.
  • SEPAC Monthly Meeting
    SEPAC Monthly Meeting
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, May 05
    Eagle Brook Saloon
    May 05, 2022, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Eagle Brook Saloon, 258 Dedham St, Norfolk, MA 02056, USA
    May 05, 2022, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Eagle Brook Saloon, 258 Dedham St, Norfolk, MA 02056, USA
    SEPAC meetings are open to all parents in the Norfolk school district. Volunteers are always welcome. Our meetings take place on the second Thursday of every month and will be virtual for the time being. We hope to see you there! #joinus
  • 504 Workshop
    504 Workshop
    Wed, Jan 19
    Zoom
    Jan 19, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Zoom
    Jan 19, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Zoom
    The Norfolk Special Education Parents Advisory Council (SEPAC) invites all parents to join us at this FREE online workshop on Section 504 Plans. Presented by the Federation of Children with Special Needs via Zoom. All parents welcome!
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