Our School, Transition and Adult Vocational (North AND West) participants came together for PACTT's annual Field Day. This year's event was once again held at Loyola Park field.
This month, we introduced Monday afternoon Clubs to our weekly schedule. Students and staff have the opportunity to spend time with new peers and adults, and explore new activities. In April, clubs included Art, Gardening, Yoga, Movie chat, and Community Clean-Up. Clubs time also gives some of our paraprofessionals time to take on more of a leadership role. Art Club, led by para Christy Wynveen, is a prime example -- her activity from this week was even featured on a local artist's site!
Here are some pictures from this week's explorations:
PACTT's Spirit Week 2015 has arrived!
Today, our students and staff were rooting for their home teams, and Chicago was well represented! Cubs, Sox, Blackhawks and Bears ... as well as some neighboring teams from near and far.
Stuart -- PACTT's newest graduate -- celebrated his accomplishments with family and friends last week:
Our HS2 class took advantage of the milder weather last week, and went exploring at Lincoln Park Zoo:
PACTT school's annual Thanksgiving Feast was a grand success! A HUGE thank you goes out to all the moms, dads, siblings, and grandmas who took time out of their day to join us today. Whether you were able to enjoy the turkey and stuffing with us, or sent Turkey Day greetings from afar, we are SO thankful that our students all have such supportive families. It makes a world of difference to them - and to us.
Our Transition Class had an awesome adventure to the pumpkin farm last week, hayride and all!
Our Transition class took a field trip out to Oak Park to visit some old friends at PACTT's new Oak Park Vocational Program site. It was great to see those familiar faces!
Ah, Open House! The rooms were spiffed up, student art decked the walls, and our new staff were excited to get the chance to meet some of our amazing families.
We also were privileged to have two members of Robert Crown Center's Health Education team join us at this year's open house, to talk about their brand-new puberty curriculum. They adapted their traditional curriculum to meet the needs of students on the autism spectrum. Educators from Robert Crown will be visiting the school later this month, to do their presentations for our students. We are SO excited to be their "guinea pigs" as they roll out this new project - both learning from them, and sharing our experiences in this tricky-to-teach area. Here's a pic of health educator Laura, with her giant "Chompers."
Our Transition Class stopped to check out one of the best views of the skyline, from the Museum Campus.
Our elementary class is back to work, but also squeezing in as much fun in the sun as possible!
Our Transition class took a relaxing walk along the beach last week to enjoy the last few days of summery weather.
School & Transition students returned this week, ready for a brand-new school year!
Staff and students prepare for our annual Family BBQ and picnic, and take some time to enjoy this beautiful day. Special thanks to Victor, for being our Grillmaster Supreme!
Our Transition class had a blast at the lake last week!
School, Transition and Voc had a fantastic time at Field Day 2014!
Our HS2 class ventured northward to the Baha'i Temple in Wilmette for a relaxing wander through beautiful gardens, on what turned out to be a lovely Friday: