What is SAGE?
SAGE stands for Special and Gifted Education. It is a committee within Frisco ISD PTA for parents, teachers and students in Special, 504 and/or Gifted Education.
SAGE sponsors various workshops, training classes and provides access to local resources throughout the year in order to provide families and educators up-to-date and valuable information.
Join the SAGE mailing list and never miss an update or meeting! Please specify special education list, 504, or gifted/talented list. Send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAGE MISSION STATEMENT: We endeavor to promote a close alliance between parents and educators of diverse learners in hopes of benefiting all children. SAGE is a new committee within Frisco ISD PTA for parents, teachers and students in Special, 504 and/or Gifted Education.
Frisco ISD has In-Home/Parent Trainers who serve Frisco ISD families of children with special needs. Find out more here.
If you missed the deadline but want a SAGE shirt, please email
Frisco Gifted Association
Support Groups on 5/3 and 5/8
Family Picnic at Hope Park on 5/5
Coffee with the Director on 5/11
Closing of the Parent Sanctuary & Lending Library on 5/12
Guest Speaker Rashi Patel presenting “Get Your Child Moving: Learn Games & Fun Activities” on 5/16
Potty Talk Tool Time Training on 5/19.
NAA-NT (National Autism Association- North Texas) will host a sibling panel on May 2nd from 7pm to 9pm, titled: “What is it like to be a sibling to a brother or a sister with Autism” A panel of smart, funny, loving, and outspoken siblings will share about their families and how they feel about having a sibling with Autism, how they deal with uncomfortable situations, and what peers and friends say about their sibling with Autism. Join us and bring your children who are siblings to listen to these amazing children and hear what they have to say. Please RSVP for this meeting by emailing: email@example.com Hosted at: St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Theater Rm, 2nd floor, 1401 Mira Vista, Plano, TX 75093
- Studio Movie Grill continues to host sensory-friendly special needs movie screenings each month, at no charge for children with special needs (sibs are free, too!). The locations in The Colony & Plano are screening Guardians of the Galaxy 2 on May 13th and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul on May 27th, both at 11:00. Tickets must be purchased at the box office.
- The Dallas Children’s Theater All performances are only $5 per person and will take place at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts- 5938 Skillman St. Dallas 75231. The schedule of performances is attached- the next performance will be Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach”, adapted by David Wood. May 13th at 1:30pm. To purchase tickets, call 214-740-0051.
- Therapy & Beyond invites mothers of special needs children to take just one evening to be honored and feel inspired. Celebrating dignified women who embody true strength....Mothers of Special Needs Children! Enjoy a mini fashion show, inspirational words, food, conversation, and many prizes and raffles! Therapy & Beyond would like to thank Dallas Fashion for Charity, St. Andrew UMC, Geri Mooren and several other donors for helping us make this event truly special for many deserving moms! Thursday, May 11th 6:30 PM – 9:30 St Andrew United Methodist Church 5801 West Plano Parkway Plano, TX 75093 For more information/registration, visit:
- Would you enjoy some time to relax or run errands while your child with special needs is treated as a “VIP”? A lovely & passionate woman brought the Buddy Break respite program to our area and would love for your family to join them! Each event is free and will be held at Chase Oaks Church in Plano from 10am-1pm. The next event is Saturday, May 13th (future date: 6/17). For registration issues or to volunteer, please contact Sara Chacon: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Does your child struggle through haircuts? We may have the solution for you! Several parents have shared what an angel Tia Turner of “Cuts on the Fly” has been for them! Tia travels to your location to provide haircuts, and specializes in services for children with special needs! You can learn more about her by visiting her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/
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- The Plano Parks and Recreation Adapted Recreation Program offer recreational opportunities for individuals with special needs from 12 months to over 60 years of age. Programs are offered year-round and provide a variety of activities such as: fitness, crafts and fine arts, education, outings and a variety of other programs that meet the needs of children/teens and adults with disabilities. Most classes are held at Liberty Recreation Center, 2601 Glencliff Drive Plano,
- Thrive (Dallas Child’s magazine for families of children with special needs) offers an online searchable directory of North Texas resources.
Why join the PTA?
Successful students make successful schools— which make thriving communities. Everyone benefits when you support students!