Student Council For Exceptional Children-UTPA

Student Council For Exceptional Children-UTPA As a club we promote awareness and inclusion by participating in events dedicated to these children, such as Special Olympics, Adopt-a-Class, and Adopt-a-School.

ALL OF THESE EVENTS COUNT FOR PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY HOURS!!! We have regular club meetings, fundraisers, and attend a state professional educators’ conference in the summer. Members of SCEC are also eligible to apply for nine scholarships awarded to Outstanding Members, Outstanding New Members, and Outstanding Officers.

02/18/2016

Hello SCEC family,

Special Olympics (basketball) will be happening at Sharyland Pioneer High School from 8:00 am- 4:30 pm on Saturday, February 20! You may ask Mrs. Julie Pecina or your SCEC officers if you need more information about volunteering. Hope to see you there! :)

10/02/2014
sarahi.ru

Hey SCEC members!
At some point, if you haven't already done so, you may have to create an IEP and have a mock ARD for one of Mrs. Pecina's classes. I think it's during block 3, but don't quote me on it. Anyway, if you need help with it, or just have questions about how these things work, feel free to ask me.

Former member and new teacher,

Sarahi Ruiz

You can email me at [email protected] :)
I wish y'all continued luck in your blocks!

sarahi.ru

Graduating SCEC members, TODAY, APRIL 18 BY 5PM!!! You only have two hours left. I created an application for GRADUATION...
04/18/2014
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Graduating SCEC members,

TODAY, APRIL 18 BY 5PM!!! You only have two hours left.
I created an application for GRADUATION STOLES on BroncLink. Please follow this link if you are interested in purchasing one.
https://utpa.collegiatelink.net/organization/studentcouncilforexceptionalchildren/availableforms
This is NOT MANDATORY, so don't feel obligated to buy one.
You will need to log in. For that your regular user name and password will work. If you get lost, look for the SCEC page. Go to forms and click SCEC-Graduation Stoles. If there is still confusion, please contact me.
-Sarahi Ruiz

Hello SCEC family, I'm Sarahi Ruiz, former Representative for this wonderful organization. This is for members graduatin...
04/05/2014
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Hello SCEC family,

I'm Sarahi Ruiz, former Representative for this wonderful organization. This is for members graduating this semester and in the near future. I have created an application for GRADUATION STOLES on BroncLink. Please follow this link if you are interested in purchasing one.
https://utpa.collegiatelink.net/organization/studentcouncilforexceptionalchildren/availableforms
This is NOT MANDATORY, so don't feel obligated to buy one.
You will need to log in. For that your regular user name and password will work. If you get lost, look for the SCEC page. Go to forms and click SCEC-Graduation Stoles. If there is still confusion, please contact me. You can message me or the page directly. I have also sent an email out with my contact info. Or, simply ask Miss Pecina for my number
The application is now open and will close on April 18 at 5PM! Only submissions through BroncLink will be ordered a stole. So, please submit your application. Please spread the word to our other members!
Good luck in the rest of your blocks and student teaching :)

11/19/2013

SCEC meeting tomorrow Tuesday, November 18 in room 1.502! Very important things will be discussed, so please go!! :)

P.S- SGA will be hosting their tabling during our meeting, so they will have juice and donuts available to you :)

11/05/2013

SCEC meeting today Tuesday, November 5 at 12 in room 1.502! This meeting will count for a professional hour; hope to see ya there! :)

10/05/2013

Hello SCEC,

On October 26, Chili's will be sponsoring us. Our goal is to raise enough money to buy an outdoor playset for a Special Ed. school in Mexico, as they do not receive government funding. We encourage you and all your friends/family/ and the people that surround you to go! We will begin to pass out the flyers soon!! :)

-Sarahi

10/01/2013

Don't forget that we have an SCEC meeting Tuesday, October 1st at 12 in room EDUC 1.502 ..Hope to see everyone there! :)

09/26/2013

Good luck to all going to field today!! :) Enjoy yourselves!

09/24/2013

WE ARE STILL TAKING DONATIONS FROM SCEC FOR THE SCHOOL IN MEXICO.... WE ARE VISITING THIS FRIDAY- SEPT 27- and would like to be able to take a lot of stuff....

if you can help with any of the items listed, plz do.... (a $7-10 donation of items or cash would be AWESOME!!)
SCHOOL SUPPLIES- paper, pens, pencils, scissors, glue, notebooks, folders, etc...
FOOD STAPLES- canned goods, rice, beans, fideo, oil, flour, sugar
OTHER- wipes, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, paper towels, puzzles, toys

PLZ BRING YOUR DONATIONS BY THURSDAY.... SEPT 26.... you may drop them off at the ETRC (3rd floor) or in my dept office 1.302.


POPCORN ORDER: plz note that the order was JUST PLACED today as the company was behind due to weather conditions.... it SHOULD be in by Fri morning... but plz note i still have to sort it and bag it... so Friday afternoon would be the earliest you could pick it up (and i'm attending adopt-a-school, so i won't be able to come by until 2 or so...) THANKS FOR YOU PATIENCE- YOU MAY ALSO PICK IT UP NEXT WEEK WHEN YOU ARE BACK ON CAMPUS......




SPECIAL NOTE FROM EIRA MUNOZ- one of our very active members has asked me to spread the message...... IF YOU WANT TO DONATE CANNED GOODS TO HELP OUT THE MEXICAN STATES THAT HAVE BEEN SEVERELY AFFECTED BY THE FLOODING - it's been all over the news- PLZ BRING YOUR ITEMS TO UTPA. SHE IS VOLUNTEERING TO TAKE THEM TO REYNOSA RED CROSS OFFICE. **CANNED GOOD ITEMS- preferably pull-tab; AND HYGIENE PRODUCTS LIKE SOAP, SHAMPOO, TOILET PAPER, ETC...


NEXT SCEC MTG- Tues Oct 1. we will have a guest spkr (counts for 1 pro hr); we will also be VOTING for the SCEC secretary....


REMINDER: Hancock seminar this saturday sept 28 9:00-12:00 (counts for 3 pro hrs; $10.00 fee for students)

09/24/2013

WE ARE STILL TAKING DONATIONS FROM SCEC FOR THE SCHOOL IN MEXICO.... WE ARE VISITING THIS FRIDAY- SEPT 27- and would like to be able to take a lot of stuff....

if you can help with any of the items listed, plz do.... (a $7-10 donation of items or cash would be AWESOME!!)
SCHOOL SUPPLIES- paper, pens, pencils, scissors, glue, notebooks, folders, etc...
FOOD STAPLES- canned goods, rice, beans, fideo, oil, flour, sugar
OTHER- wipes, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, paper towels, puzzles, toys

PLZ BRING YOUR DONATIONS BY THURSDAY.... SEPT 26.... you may drop them off at the ETRC (3rd floor) or in my dept office 1.302.


POPCORN ORDER: plz note that the order was JUST PLACED today as the company was behind due to weather conditions.... it SHOULD be in by Fri morning... but plz note i still have to sort it and bag it... so Friday afternoon would be the earliest you could pick it up (and i'm attending adopt-a-school, so i won't be able to come by until 2 or so...) THANKS FOR YOU PATIENCE- YOU MAY ALSO PICK IT UP NEXT WEEK WHEN YOU ARE BACK ON CAMPUS......




SPECIAL NOTE FROM EIRA MUNOZ- one of our very active members has asked me to spread the message...... IF YOU WANT TO DONATE CANNED GOODS TO HELP OUT THE MEXICAN STATES THAT HAVE BEEN SEVERELY AFFECTED BY THE FLOODING - it's been all over the news- PLZ BRING YOUR ITEMS TO UTPA. SHE IS VOLUNTEERING TO TAKE THEM TO REYNOSA RED CROSS OFFICE. **CANNED GOOD ITEMS- preferably pull-tab; AND HYGIENE PRODUCTS LIKE SOAP, SHAMPOO, TOILET PAPER, ETC...


NEXT SCEC MTG- Tues Oct 1. we will have a guest spkr (counts for 1 pro hr); we will also be VOTING for the SCEC secretary....


REMINDER: Hancock seminar this saturday sept 28 9:00-12:00 (counts for 3 pro hrs; $10.00 fee for students)

Hello SCEC family, The Student Government Association will be having their annual State of the Student Body Address. Com...
09/09/2013

Hello SCEC family,

The Student Government Association will be having their annual State of the Student Body Address. Come to learn about SGA’s accomplishments and future objectives. President Dr. Nelsen will be featured as a guest speaker.
This will count as PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT!
-Sarahi

Hello SCEC family, If you're looking for volunteer opportunities, here's a great one! UTPA will be at Adopt a Beach, bea...
09/07/2013

Hello SCEC family,
If you're looking for volunteer opportunities, here's a great one! UTPA will be at Adopt a Beach, beach clean up, this month!! Transportation will be provided. Hope to see you there :) -Sarahi

09/05/2013

Hi, I'm the new administrator for this page, so expect it to be updated! -Sarahi

06/25/2013

Hello SCEC family...


URGENT PLEA: SPED 3321 is a course required of ALL EC-G students (bil gen, gen, and sped minors). *for bil gen and gen minors, you are able to take this class with your blocks OR whenever you can "squeeze it in"...... THIS COURSE IS BEING OFFERED SSII- IT WOULD BE IDEAL IF YOU COULD TAKE IT THIS SUMMER (ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE IN BETWEEN BLOCKS RIGHT NOW--- if you took bl 2 in spr and will take bl 3 in fall---- BECAUSE IT WOULD LIGHTEN YOUR LOAD FOR THE FALL..... PLZ THINK ABOUT IT....... (there are 2 sections offered in SSII--- and both have lots of space in them. dr. lowdermilk teaches one and i teach the other- we would LOVE to have you in our courses.....)

-jp

Special Education school in Mexico that we adopted.
03/04/2013

Special Education school in Mexico that we adopted.

Special Education school in Mexico that we adopted.

03/04/2013

hello all!!

last Friday was SIMPLY AMAZING!! we had a blast!! the adopt-a-school event was awesome!!! special thanks to those that attended: Lizeth G., Ana G. , Brenda H., Ayssa C., Gina B., Yessenia P., Michelle A., and Lilly C. !! YOUR ROCK!! we are already gearing up for next fall and have lots of ideas for more donations..... and ... THANK U, THANK U, THANK U to everyone that donated items or money- we were able to take SO MANY ITEMS!! big hug to
DR LOWDERMILK who donated $100.00!!

there is NO scec mtg this wk... it WAS on our original calendar at one point, but we decided to wait til march 19 (after spr brk) for our next one....GUEST SPKR MARCH 19!!

popcorn monies- plz turn in your monies THIS WK as we are anxious to order MORE ASAP. we'd like to collect this wk so that we can place a 2nd order at our mtg.... YOU MAY LEAVE YOUR MONEY IN MY OFFICE 1.632 (if i'm not in, just slip it under my door- make sure it's in an envelope with your name on it plz) OR YOU MAY TURN IT IN AT THE ETRC (3RD FLOOR) WITH NORMA- (just make sure it's in an envelope with your name on it plz - OR YOU MAY LEAVE IT IN MY BOX IN 1.302 (make sure it's in an envelope with your name on it plz)

AUTISM tshirts- members, plz stop by THIS WK to pay for the autism t-shirts that YOU ordered.....the school needs the monies to be able to ORDER them....WE NEED TO TURN IN THE MONEY THIS WK BY THURS PLZ.... if you do NOT turn in the money, your tshirt will NOT be ordered......

NEW MEMBERS- still waiting on your SCEC tshirts... they are telling me they will be ready this wk....... THX FOR YOUR EXTREME PATIENCE.....

COMM AND PRO LOGS- i'm attaching the community and pro hrs logs as some of you have asked about them....(for BLOCK students only)


SCEC ROCKS!!

HAVE A GREAT AND SAFE SPRING BREAK!!!

jp

H&K Friendship Dance
02/26/2013

H&K Friendship Dance

02/26/2013

hello all!!

just a few SCEC updates.....


PLEASE NOTE I WILL BE IN THE OFFICE TOMORROW TUES FEB 26 FROM 11:00-1:00 IF YOU WANT TO COME BY AND PAY YOUR DUES, POPCORN MONIES, AUTISM SHIRT, OR LEAVE YOUR DONATIONS (SUPPLIES OR MONEY) FOR THE SCHOOL...


THE H&K friendship dance was a HUGE success!! thanks to everyone that attended!! i believe we had about 25 SCEC members in attendance.... special thx to the OFFICERS for all their help!!!

SCEC Adopt-a-School- we will be traveling to Nuevo Progreso THIS friday march 1st to take school supplies, food staples, and cleaning supplies. IF YOU DID NOT ATTEND MTG AND/OR WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER, PLZ EMAIL ME ASAP....IF YOU ARE ABLE TO ATTEND, THAT WOULD BE GREAT!! if you are unable to, we ask that you plz consider making a donation of supplies EARLY THIS WK, BEFORE FRIDAY PLZ so that we can take them over on friday. we are a large group- if we each donated $5-10 worth of supplies, just think of how much we could take.... what a blessing that would be, don't you think?! YOU MAY GIVE SUPPLIES DONATIONS (SEE LIST BELOW) OR A MONETARY DONATION IF THAT'S EASIER..
food staples: rice, flour, fideo, canned foods, sugar, oil, beans, etc
cleaning supplies: wipes, toilet paper, paper towels, etc
school supplies: paper, notebooks, pens, pencils, scissors, glue, etc

FOR THOSE ATTENDING: WE ARE MEETING ON FRIDAY AT 8:30 AT HEB IN ALAMO (ALAMO RD - AKA 907- AND EXP 83) . FROM THERE WE WILL CARAVAN, CARPOOL TOGETHER. MY CELL 358-1976 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.



SCEC POPCORN FUNDRAISER- is on!! PLZ PICK UP YOUR POPCORN IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO.... (at the ETRC, educ bldg 3rd floor 3.230; it's already sorted and bagged for you). we are OUT of extra popcorn....


Autism Awareness tshirts- at our last mtg, many of you ordered a tshirt (blue ones with the star on it). PLZ BRING YOUR $15 BY THIS WK!! COME BY MRS. PECINA'S OFFICE DURING HER OFFICE HRS (Mon 2:30-6:00; Tues 10:30-1; Wed 3-5:30 OR you can put it in an envelope and slip it under her door.. office 1.632) . plz note this is NOT mandatory, it is NOT an SCEC fundraiser. this is from an elem school nurse who is selling them. thx!!


SCEC club dues- NEW MEMBERS, plz pay your club fees ASAP. thx!!

PRO HRS OPPORTUNITY- Mr. Hancock is having a very interesting seminar on ADHD on sat march 2. you are welcome to attend half-day (3 pro hrs) or full day (6 pro hrs). PLZ CONTACT HIM FOR MORE INFO.. 802-5051 (CELL) . other avail dates are april 27 and may 4.....

SCEC rocks!!!

02/22/2013

hello SCEC family!!

Please welcome new member Gina Valdez to SCEC.....

so we had our mtg on monday..... unfortunately there was also a mandatory mtg for block ONE students that day.... so here is all the info we talked about at the mtg.... ALSO PLZ SEE ALL THE REMINDERS AT THE END OF THE EMAIL.... THX!!!

THE H&K friendship dance is SET FOR THIS FRI FEB 22 at HPE II rm 118 (this is NOT the wellness center, this is the HPE building near COE!!) PLZ SEE ATTACHED FLYER- YOU MAY ALSO WANT TO PUT THIS IN YOUR PORTFOLIO....-this is a dance for special education classroom students from around the Valley. they are expecting about 400 students!!!! we had a signup sheet at the mtg. IF YOU DID NOT ATTEND MTG AND/OR WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER, PLZ DO SO!!! YOU CAN SIGN IT AT THE DANCE....
Fri Feb 22 11:45-2:45 (actual dance- volunteers needed!)
set up 10:00-11:30 (H&K sponsor Mrs. Trinidad said you may go as early as 10:00 if you want to.)
clean up 2:30-3;30
***SCEC is donating drinks and snacks for the event- we will be using our fundraiser monies for this......so you do not need to bring anything.....***


SCEC Adopt-a-School- we will be traveling to Nuevo Progreso next friday march 1st to take school supplies, food staples, and cleaning supplies to a special education school in mexico. we had a signup sheet at the mtg. IF YOU DID NOT ATTEND MTG AND/OR WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER, PLZ EMAIL ME ASAP....IF YOU ARE ABLE TO ATTEND, THAT WOULD BE GREAT!! if you are unable to, we ask that you plz consider making a donation of supplies this wk or early next wk so that we can take over. we are a large group- if we each donated $5-10 worth of supplies, just think of how much we could take.... what a blessing that would be, don't you think?!



REMINDERS:

SCEC POPCORN FUNDRAISER- is on!! PLZ PICK UP YOUR POPCORN IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO.... (at the ETRC, educ bldg 3rd floor 3.230; it's already sorted and bagged for you). **if you ALREADY sold it, and want some more, plz stop by the ETRC and ask norma if we still have any extra....**


Autism Awareness tshirts- at our last mtg, many of you ordered a tshirt (blue ones with the star on it). PLZ BRING YOUR $15 BY NEXT WK!! COME BY MRS. PECINA'S OFFICE DURING HER OFFICE HRS (Mon 2:30-6:00; Tues 10:30-12; Wed 3-5:30 OR you can put it in an envelope and slip it under her door.. office 1.632) . plz note this is NOT mandatory, it is NOT an SCEC fundraiser. this is from an elem school nurse who is selling them. thx!!


SCEC club dues- NEW MEMBERS, plz pay your club fees ASAP. thx!!


SCEC ROCKS!!!

02/18/2013

hello SCEC family!!

LOTS going on these next two weeks......

1. SCEC mtg TOMORROW TUES feb 19 @ 12:00 rm. 1.502
on the agenda: introduction of NEW SCEC officers, friendship dance w/ H&K club (fri feb 22), popcorn fundraiser, Autism awareness t-shirts (plz bring $ if you ordered one 2 wks ago), Adopt-a-School (fri march 1), and GUEST SPKR (dr. lowdermilk).

2. SCEC POPCORN FUNDRAISER- is on!! PLZ PICK UP YOUR POPCORN IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO.... (at the ETRC, educ bldg 3rd floor 3.230; it's already sorted and bagged for you). **if you ALREADY sold it, and want some more, plz stop by the ETRC and ask norma if we still have any extra....**

3. Friendship Dance w/ H&K club- set for Fri Feb 22. this is a dance for special education classroom students from around the Valley. they are expecting about 400 students!!!! it will be at the H&PE gym- utpa. actual dance is 11:45-2:45. we NEED VOLUNTEERS to assist during the dance (SCEC will be in charge of snacks and goodies- more info at mtg tomorrow), and also to help set up (10:30-11:30) and to clean up (2:30-3:30). SO WHATEVER TIME YOU ARE ABLE TO GIVE IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.

4. Autism Awareness tshirts- at our last mtg, many of you ordered a tshirt (blue ones with the star on it). PLZ BRING YOUR $15 TO PAY AT MTG TOMORROW. plz note this is NOT mandatory, it is NOT an SCEC fundraiser. this is from an elem school nurse who is selling them. thx!!

5. SCEC Adopt-a-School- we will be traveling to Nuevo Progreso next friday march 1st to take school supplies, food staples, and cleaning supplies to a special education school in mexico. we will give more details on this event at mtg tomorrow. IF YOU ARE ABLE TO ATTEND, THAT WOULD BE GREAT!! if you are unable to, we ask that you plz consider making a donation of supplies this wk or early next wk so that we can take over. we are a large group- if we each donated $5-10 worth of supplies, just think of how much we could take.... what a blessing that would be, don't you think?!

SCEC ROCKS!!!

reminder: NEW MEMBERS, plz pay your club fees ASAP. thx!!

jp

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