What to Know in Darien This Week 10/02/15

October 2, 2015  Mental Notes  They Are Literally Walking A Mile in Her Shoes (In The Rain!) Tomorrow, October 3rd, at 9:00am, teams of Darien First Responders, including the men of the Darien Police Department; the Fire Houses of Darien, Noroton, Noroton Heights, and Rowayton; and Post 53, are walking a mile in red high heels to show support and raise money for victims of domestic abuse. The event will kick-off at Hindley School with an Opening Ceremony. To learn more about the event and ways you can participate, click here.  Storm Tweets & Emergency Info Who do you call to report a downed tree or power line? Is there a way to learn about local roads being closed due to flooding, downed trees, etc? These answers, and more, are available in our Darien Emergency Plans & Information post. Bookmark it so you have it handy through the weekend! Just so you know, in most cases during a weather emergency you can visit our homepage via your computer or mobile phone, where we will post a real-time feed of tweets from local media, community and government sources. If you use Twitter and have insight or other helpful information to contribute to the Storm Tweets feed, please use “#StormTweetsDarien.”  2015 Guide to Halloween Happenings Mark your calendars for some spooky family fun: here’s our ever-growing list of Halloweeny events in town.  Registration FYIs  Registered Storytime at the Darien Library Registration opens on Monday, October 5, for the second session of Fall Storytimes at the Darien Library. To learn more and sign up, click here.  Mom’s Oasis Ministry Advance online registration is required for...

Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC)

When I was growing up, I only ever heard the words “special education” used in reference to a group of students in school with such severe developmental disabilities that they required full-time assistance in a single, separate classroom.

What I have since learned in my experience as a Darien parent is that the term actually refers to “specially-designed instruction” for students with any kind of disability: physical, mental, temporary, or permanent.

Marsh Mosquitos En Masse

They are EVERYWHERE: in our yards, in our houses, in our cars, on playgrounds, in parking lots – everywhere – and, apparently, until we get lots more rain, there’s nothing we can do except spray and take cover.