We at Fairfax County SEPTA are thrilled with the outpouring of support and interest with which the community has greeted us over the past month since our website went live.
We couldn’t be more excited for our Charter Meeting and official launch on April 25th!
Every day we hear from more parents, educators, community members, and Fairfax County leadership. The guidance of Fairfax County Council of PTAs and the FCPS Parent Resource Center has been invaluable. Our “big sister” organization, Arlington SEPTA has been with us since the beginning, guiding us and cheering us on. We thank you all!
March 30th, four of us had the privilege to attend the PTA District Awards at Annandale High School. It was inspiring to meet so many parents and community activists dedicated to advocating for all children. Diversity and Advocacy were the buzzwards of the night and the event keynote speakers stressed effective ways to ensure all children are successful.
For those of us here at SEPTA, it was heart-warming and motivating to hear Lorraine Hightower, Keynote Speaker and dyslexia advocate, speak about the amazing impact PTA advocacy has had on the development of laws to improve educational outcomes for children with disabilities. Lorraine was instrumental in developing the VA Resolution on Dyslexia which passed in 2016 and will be implemented starting in 2017.
Scanning the room and seeing all of the faces of parents, grandparents, teachers, administrators and even politicians last night brought home just how much impact we can have when we work collectively to make a difference. And what better place to focus our energies than on our children, our future?
Each one of us has the power to make positive change. Just imagine what we can do together!