Resource Center

St. Elizabeth is one of the twelve diocesan inclusive education schools. We value the gifts and diversity we experience by welcoming all God’s children. Through 
our
 caring and knowledgeable Resource Center staff, we are able to support a variety of student needs in a Christ-centered, child-focused environment. 

During our school closing, the Resource Center is available. Please contact Mrs. Moreland (jmoreland@stekcschool.org) with any questions or concerns.

Click here for the Resource Center's Padlet of easy-to-find resources. Bookmark this link for easy access later.


About the Resource Center:
Our Resource Room was started in 2000 by Jen Moreland and Peggy VanDyke in hopes of... 
Click here for the full story.

                        Click here for more resources from Mrs. Moreland.

                                 Click to learn more About Our Staff.

NEWS:

Heart of F.I.R.E. Scholarship for graduating 8th Grade Students 
The FIRE Foundation awards scholarships annually to students who attend FIRE partner schools (in the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph) and who have demonstrated a commitment to the philosophy of inclusive Catholic education. Applications are available from the FIRE Office or through the Principal’s Office of the FIRE Partner school that student attends. The Heart of FIRE Scholarship is awarded in the spring of each year to:

-At least one graduating senior who demonstrates commitment to helping classmates who are diagnosed with special needs through friendship, academic support, and peer mentorship. (scholarships vary in amount but are usually at least $500)

-One or more graduating 8th grade students who are planning to attend a Catholic high school. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to helping classmates who are diagnosed with special needs through friendship, academic support, and peer mentorship. (scholarships vary in amount but are usually at least $500)
     
Click here for more information and the application.



KC Zoo’s new Nature Play area for Kids with Special Needs - opened in May 2018

                                                                                                                
                 FIRE Conference: The Catholic Key
  









                                                                                                                        Understood for Learning and Attention Issues

Dav Pilkey discusses his ADHD and Dyslexia...

Horizon Academy Open House
Learn more about the Horizon Academy Summer Program and Tutoring Center. 

We are redesigning our Summer 2020 program to be a 6-week program. More news to follow!







Mark your calendars! 

Upcoming Friends of FIRE (FOF) meetings:

Meetings will give you the opportunity to learn more about how you can help, support, volunteer, and GIVE BACK to FIRE! Please join us! Remember, many hands make light work!
Friends of FIRE Meeting – Tuesday, April 7 @ 7:00 PM

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7PM – 8PM (CDT)
Where St. Peter's Catholic Parish -- Narthex (Between the Church & School -- enter from Meyer Blvd)

Our Program:

"Executive Functioning Strategies for Elementary and Middle School Students"- presented by Brookes Barrack, Speech-Language Pathologist and Kally Germano, Special Instructor/Developmental Therapist, Kansas City Developmental Therapies

  • Executive functioning skills are necessary for success in school and later career success.
  • Executive functioning skills include a person's ability to self-regulate, plan, organize, shift, execute and manage time as well as the ability to "see" the future or perform a mental dress rehearsal
  • Children with ADHD, sensory processing disorder and diagnosed learning disabilities often demonstrate difficulties with executive functioning
  • Brookes and Kally will present functional strategies that can be used from K-college (and beyond)
  • Brookes and Kally will talk about the importance of nonverbal working memory in executive functioning how to help foster increased nonverbal working memory 
You will leave with a new bag of tricks to help engage your children and make life a little easier for everyone! 

FIREball Raffle Cup Contest:

Saint Elizabeth School KEEPS THE CUP!!
With everyone's help the FIREball trophy stays at St Elizabeth this year! The prize again this year is a Chiefs Pep Rally! The school celebrated on November 26 at 8:30 AM in the Saint Elizabeth Gym!! Our students had such a blast at this event! 

                                                                                       
FIRE (Foundation for Inclusive Education)

St. Elizabeth Catholic School is one of twelve Diocesan schools that benefit from grants through the FIRE Foundation.  
What does that mean?  
                                  Read more about FIRE.   



COMING UP with FIRE!!

Want to earn a unique merit badge in one day and have fun? The Disability Awareness Merit Badge is being offered thanks to the initiative of Daniel Pfaff, BSA Troop 150. 

Are you on Facebook?

So is FIRE! Please like our pages to keep up with the FIRE Foundation:

                                      FIRE Foundation                            Friends of FIRE Liaisons

                                    Click here to check out the 2018-2019 Friends of FIRE Calendar.
From Mrs. Moreland:

Hi Parents and Teachers!  

Thanks for visiting our webpage.  Consider this a place where you can find and submit resources that will help and guide everyone. From workshops to apps to grants to strategies, we plan to put whatever "good stuff" we find on the list below.  So visit often!

Please e-mail Mrs. Moreland, jmoreland@stekcschool.org, with your suggestions for great resources.
 
Understood for Learning and Attention Issues                    LD Online                    Fire Foundation                   Autism Speaks     
                           
      Developmental Delays          http://www.marianhope.org/           http://www.secondstep.org/          https://joshuacenter.com/     C.H.A.S.E.  


         https://www.kcdsg.org/           Camp Encourage      PossAbilities Pediaatric Therapy Group
Building Hope for Autism