It's that time again! The 20th Annual #ACES Village School Holiday Fair December 6. Great gifts and stocking stuffers to support ACES Village School. #holiday #education #specialneeds
Thank you to Sam Brewer for choosing Village School to be the beneficiary of his Eagle Scout project. He refurbished the benches in front of our building and built a new bench for our memory garden. They look fantastic! We appreciate his hard work and leadership on this project. Sam's brother is a graduate of our Village EIBI program and he chose us as a way to give back. I think you'll agree they look great!
Families had a great time eating pizza, making crafts, and going on hayrides last night at our first Fall Festival. Thanks to our Family Engagement Committee for planning such a wonderful event, the classrooms who made scarecrows, Marci and Dean for creating our hayride, and of course to all our families and staff who attended!
Room 2 shared their science projects in a "Science Fair" for our school on Friday. This was a culminating activity for the Unique Theme from last month. The students presented their work with their friends from other classrooms and demonstrated their projects. Excellent work Room 2!!
Village School will be closed this coming Monday, November 11th, in observance of Veterans Day. Thank you to all who have served.
Congratulations to our Music Therapist, Jaime Plancon, who received a grant from California Casualty for the Music Therapy Program. Thank you to California Casualty for their support of the arts in our school. https://blogcea.org/2019/11/05/aces-teachers-grant-brings-music-to-special-education-students/
Village School was in the Halloween Spirit today. The students (and staff) enjoyed dressing up and some trick or treating around the school. We hope everyone has a fun night tonight and stays safe!!
Many of our classrooms have been taking field trips this fall to experience some common fall activities such as apple picking and pumpkin picking. This past Friday our integrated pre-school visited Fair Weather Acres in Cromwell and Room 24 visited Jones Farm in Shelton for some fall fun!
These students made good use of their earned free time today. They worked together to compare google map images to a world map. What a great idea!
🤗🚲 "THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!" Special thanks to Save the Kid Fund, Inc. (Robbie's Riders) for today's cycle donations at #ACES Whitney Academy and Village School. For more information about how you can donate, visit http://ow.ly/pA2250wIVof
Way to go Target! What fun these costumes are. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/target-introduces-adaptive-halloween-costumes-for-kids-with-disabilities/
Unfortunately, we have decided to cancel the annual Trunk or Treat that was scheduled for October 18th. The town of North Haven has put a curfew into place for all town activities until further notice due to the Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEE). In reviewing the future forecast there does not appear to be a frost before our event date. We are sorry for any inconvenience, however, safety is our top priority. Stay tuned for a replacement family event in the near future!!
We are looking forward to seeing all parents at our Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 25th from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Come collect your Village Passport and travel through our school.
Every year the North Haven Fair invites ACES to visit on the Friday of the fair. Students and staff alike look forward to going! While it was a little chilly this morning, everyone enjoyed learning about the different animals. Thanks for the invite and see you next year!
🤗📚 Happy #BackToSchool to all teachers, staff and students! Have a great first day!!!
We are very busy preparing for a new school year. Each classroom is getting a new lunch cart as well as new dividers to create multiple learning spaces with the classroom. Staff are engaged in professional learning pertaining to our school improvement plan, incidental teaching, curriculum, functions of behavior, the importance of data, school security, and data privacy. Classroom teams are planning for the school year and setting up classrooms. Students will also be greeted by new signage - our new signs look great! For fun, staff sent us pictures over the summer of their feet showing us where they traveled and the fun they had. Staff are now voting for their favorite picture as well as trying to guess whose feet are whose. It is clear staff enjoyed their time off. We are ready and excited to welcome students on Wednesday!
Posted over 8 months ago
#ACES is happy to announce that students in participating schools will continue to receive FREE breakfast and lunch through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) as part of the National School Lunch Program for school year 2019-2020! http://ow.ly/jTts50voEqr
Posted over 8 months ago
Hope you have been enjoying the summer weather! Share a picture of what you have been doing these past few weeks below in the comments!! We are looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow for the start of our Extended School Year program. Remember the hours are 8:30am-1:30pm every day and we are CLOSED on July 4th and July 5th for the holiday. See everyone tomorrow!!
Posted over 10 months ago
This afternoon is our year end program and graduation for our Integrated PreSchool program. Congratulations and best wishes to the students moving on!! We have been blessed watching you grow and we know you will accomplish great things.
ACES Village School participated in the Autism Speaks Walk this morning at Rentschler Field. The team raised almost $4,000 for Autism Speaks. Way to go!
The chicks have hatched in Room 9!! Students in this classroom participate in taking care of the unhatched eggs. In addition to this they are able to implement math skills in a real life ways by taking weights and measurements.
Our OT departments wants you to know about this neat new resource called the “EAT BAR”. It was developed just for children and adults with swallowing difficulties. It is packed with calories and comes in 4 flavors and literally melts in your mouth. It is great for on the go when you may not be able to find pureed food. https://www.theeatbar.com/
Today the students at Village were treated to a special activity. The students of the Interact Club at Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden visited us to host a special dance party for the kids this afternoon. Everyone had a great time. Thank you to our new friends from SHA!! We hope you come back soon.