Parent Advisory Committee

The Office of Educational Support Services is committed to parental involvement, which is a vital factor in the provision of supportive services.
 
The Medford Township Special Parent Advisory & Resource Committee (S.P.A.R.C.) is a group that provides a forum for parents to discuss important challenges facing the children in our schools and community. It is based on the principles that parents are a child’s best advocate and that they have a right and responsibility to oversee their child’s education.
 
The mission of S.P.A.R.C. is to facilitate, collaborate and work in partnership with all stakeholders and community members to promote inclusion, celebrate diversity, and understanding and respect for all children within our community.
 
A diverse variety of topics are presented throughout the school year, which are designed to inform and stimulate the interests of all who attend. Parents of special needs children, school professionals, and the general population are invited to attend meetings. Your participation will provide you a unique opportunity to meet school officials, consultants and other parents, stay informed on policy and legislative changes, ask questions, discuss issues, and learn something new.
 
For more information, or to volunteer for the S.P.A.R.C. Committee, please contact:
 
Nicole Espenberg, Director of Educational Support Services
(609) 654-6416 ext. 8027
 
Parent Resource Webinar Series
Video 1: Setting Up a Learning Environment (~25 min.) https://vimeo.com/488276747/97ffd8a4f9
Video 2: Don't Give Up: Perseverance Strategies (~15 min) https://vimeo.com/491385898/163662af2d 
Video 3: Supporting Struggling Students (~25 min) https://vimeo.com/491374198/86d4ac6614
Video 4: Helping Your Child: Schedules and "Coaching" (~18 min) https://vimeo.com/488282327/90de35c67d
Video 5: Staying Organized While Learning (~20 min)

https://vimeo.com/488270599/c01f729609

Video 6: Motivating Students at Home (~20 min)

https://vimeo.com/491425343/9d1b6af962

September 29, 2022: S.P.A.R.C. Meeting
October 27, 2022: S.P.A.R.C. Meeting
December 20, 2022: S.P.A.R.C. Meeting 
January 12, 2023: S.P.A.R.C Meeting 
February 23, 2023: S.P.A.R.C. Meeting
March 23, 2023: S.P.A.R.C. Meeting
September 13, 2023: S.P.A.R.C. Meeting 
October 5, 2023: S.P.A.R.C. Meeting 
November 16, 2023: S.P.A.R.C. Meeting 
January 17, 2024: S.P.A.R.C. Meeting
February 22, 2024: S.P.A.R.C. Meeting