Parent Association of Student Services

The Parent Association for Student Services in District 39 (PASS39) is a parent organization committed to supporting parents of children with learning, behavioral, emotional, and developmental challenges.

Mission Statement
PASS39 members will facilitate and promote communication and teamwork between parents of children who receive support and services in District 39 schools and the district staff.

Goals

  • Organize forums for parents to exchange information and support one another
  • Educate parents and staff on various topics related to raising and educating children with special needs
  • Develop information resources for parents and staff
  • Collaborate with District 39 staff to increase a sense of teamwork in working with our children

PASS39 Email List

Join our email list to receive information on area and district events related to children with learning disabilities and/or special needs. Email us at pass39@wilmette39.org to be added to the PASS39 group e-mail. All addresses are blind copied for confidentiality. 

2021-2022 PASS39 Representatives

President Jocelyn Shook
Central Tricia Bykowski & Michael Mand
Harper Jennifer Englehaupt & Anne Clancy
McKenzie Kinley Kemnitz & Margie Swain
Romona Leavey Ballou
Highcrest Vanessa Fawley & Carey Personette
WJHS Stacey Cavin & Ellen Sternweiler

PASS39 on the Web

The PASS39 website provides more information about Wilmette D39 Student Services and contains educational, therapeutic and recreational resources for parents with children with specialized needs.

PASS39 also has a private Facebook Group. To receive access, you must request admission here.

 

District 39 Parent Events

Registration and Recording Links

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 11-11:45 am

  • Title: Supporting the Re-Entry into School
  • Presenter: FSC
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 11-11:45 am
  • Title: Executive Functioning Toolkit to Support Your Child’s Learning
  • Presenter: District 39
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 11-11:45 am
  • Title: Learning About The Responsive Classroom Model and Tips to Take Home
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 11-11:45 am
  • Title: Supporting Friendship Development and Connection
  • Presenter: FSC
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 11-11:45 am
  • Title: Making Room for Ambivalence/Sadness and Silver Linings of COVID
  • Presenter: FSC
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 11-11:45 am
  • Title: Parenting in a Digital Age
  • Presenter: Tony DeMonte, D39
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 11-11:45 am
  • Title: Raising Resilient Children in a Highly-Competitive, Digitally-Driven World
  • Presenter: FSC
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 11-11:45 am
  • Title: Dear Parents, This is What You Should Know About Social Media!
  • Presenter: Tony DeMonte, D39
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 11-11:45 am
  • Title: Mindful Parenting
  • Presenter: FSC
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 11-11:45 am
  • Title: Coping with Stress, Anxiety, and Uncertainty
  • Presenter: FSC

2021-2022 PASS39 and District Sponsored Meetings and Presentations

All parents are welcome to attend.

Date Time Topic/Title Host/Presenter(s)
9/17/20 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Event Recording
Welcome Back!
Kristin Swanson, Administrator for Student Services, and Angela DeMay, Assistant Director, will introduce special education coordinators, share information related to our school models, and information related to special education in District 39.  
PASS39 - Dr. Kristin Swanson, Administrator for Student Services, Angela DeMay, Assistant Director for Student Services, Amanda Barton, Amy Freese, Tonya Martin, Special Education Coordinators
9/22/20 7:00 pm.

Parenting During COVID-19: Supporting Adjustment at Home and at School
(Follow up facilitated discussion group on 9/24 at 7:00 p.m.)
Family Service Center - District wide parent presentation
10/14/20 10:00 a.m.

Event Recording
Supporting Students with Social Delays PASS39 - District 39 Social Workers
10/20/20 7:00 p.m.

Whole Brain Child Approach: Strategies for Effective Parenting During Highly Emotional Times
(Follow up facilitated discussion group on 10/21 at 7:00 p.m.)
Family Service Center - District wide parent presentation
10/28/20 7:00 p.m.

Supporting Physical Health in a Digital World District wide parent presentation
11/10/20 7:00 p.m.

Anxiety and Growth Mindset: Helping Kids Cope with Challenges and Setbacks
(Follow up facilitated discussion group on 11/11 at 7:00 p.m.)
Family Service Center - District wide parent presentation
11/18/20 10:00 a.m.
Effectively Communicating with Your Child’s Educational Team Presentation PASS39 - TBD
12/8/20 7:00 p.m.

Register Here
Stress Management: Helping Kids Cope with Stress
(Follow up facilitated discussion group on 12/10 at 7:00 p.m.)
Family Service Center - District wide parent presentation
1/20/21 10:00 a.m.

Attend Here
Helping Your Child Navigate and Cope with Anxiety PASS39 District 39 School Psychologists
1/27/21 7:00 p.m.

Register Here
Development Expectations: Helping Kids Increase Competency and Independence
(Follow up facilitated discussion group on 1/28 at 7:00 p.m.)
Family Service Center - District wide parent presentation
2/16/21 7:00 p.m.

Register Here
Social Relationships: Helping Kids Navigate Friendships and Groups
(Follow up facilitated discussion group on 2/18 at 7:00 p.m.)
Family Service Center - District wide parent presentation
2/24/21 10:00 a.m.
Register Here
Self-Care for Parents: How to Balance Your Many Roles PASS39 - Gina Musielski from STARNET
3/10/21 7:00 p.m.

Register Here
Parenting in a Digital Age District wide parent presentation
3/25/21 7:00 p.m. Transitioning from Elementary School to Highcrest Middle School Q&A PASS39
4/14/21 7:00 p.m.

Register Here
App Roundup District wide parent presentation
PASS39
Parent Association for Student Services in District 39
Wilmette Public Schools District 39
615 Locust Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
847-512-6000
pass39@wilmette39.org

 

Parent Handbook

Are you confused by the terminology? Have you ever wondered who constitutes as a “special needs” child? Do you know what IEP stands for? Look it up in our District 39 Student Services Parent Handbook.

Online Resource Links

An extensive list of online resources for everything from Adoption to Visual Impairment.


PASS39 Materials

Effectively Communicating with Your Child’s Educational Team

Who Do I Contact For What

Transitions March 9, 2020

Fostering Resilient Learners February 6, 2020

Building Resilience Presentation January 15 2020

January 2019 Special Education Child Count

Self-Regulation Presentation

ADHD Presentation 10292018

Facilitating Positive Peer Relationships - November 28, 2017

Behavior Strategies for Adolescent Children With School Anxiety (2.79 MB)

Parent or Private Provider Observation Request 2015-16 (83.72 kB)

Special Services Survey Results 2015 (495.46 kB)

Special Ed Primer 11-17-15 (1.32 MB)

Pass 39 Executive Functioning Presentation 4/16/2015 (9.94 MB)

Pass39 Presentation November 19, 2014 (5.43 MB)

February 2014 ADHD Presentation (1.89 MB)

PASS39 IceCreamSocial 2013-14.pptx (14.5 MB)

2012 Elementary to Highcrest Middle School Transition Tips (47 kB)

2012 HMS to WJHS Transition Tips (71 kB)

Technology Tips and Tricks to Help Your Child Success at Home (3.6 MB)

District 39 Student Services Parent Handbook (261.09 kB)

PASS39 Parent Guide To Parapros (113.99 kB)

Parent to Parent Transition to Elementary Tips (38.48 kB)

Parent to Parent Transition to New Trier Tips (35.65 kB)

PASS Tips for Talking to Your Children About Puberty 

Conversation Starters - Puberty

PASS39 - Growing Bodies, Hormones, Learning & Behavior

Characteristics of Successful (But Different) Learners

Videos for Social Learning - Sheet 1

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