Sunday, October 20, 2013

Upcoming Student Services Events for Parents

On October 21 at 6:30pm, Director of North Shore Advocacy Services Karla Murphy will present our annual Parent Rights Workshop in the middle/high school library.  This presentation focuses on familiarizing parents with special education regulations and supporting effective advocacy on behalf of children with disabilities. 

Karla Murphy is an experienced presenter on parent rights whose twenty year career as an advocate includes positions as Director of Advocacy for Northeast ARC and  member of the Citizens Advisory Board for the Department of Developmental Services. This workshop is free and open to all parents residing in Manchester and Essex.  Please RSVP for the workshop by contacting the Student Services office at 978-525-6060 or emailing Rosie Read at

On Thursday, October 24 at 3:30, the District will offer the first of a series of meetings for parents of English Language Learners.  This meeting will be held in the MERMS main office conference room. 
Parents interested in attending this meeting are encouraged to RSVP by contacting Jennifer Fitzgerald at

On Monday, December 9 from 6:30-8pm, Reading Specialist and Orton Gillingham Fellow Kerri Schaub will present a workshop for parents on reading instruction for children with reading disabilities and dyslexia.  This workshop will focus on components of a comprehensive reading program, specialized teaching methods, and how parents can support struggling readers through home-school partnerships.  The workshop will be held in the MERMS/MERHS library.  To RSVP, e-mail Rosie Read at

More Events
A calendar of 2013-2014 events is now posted to the Student Services web site at .  The calendar will be updated as additional events are scheduled.