Mount Bethel Elementary School is proudly celebrating Exceptional Children’s Week during the week of January 21- January 24. This is an opportunity to honor and celebrate our students with exceptionalities and the teachers who serve them. If your child has received any special support at school, please consider using this week as a time to send a thank you card, give a hug or even a thank you e-mail for that individual's effort.
This year's Exceptional Children’s Week will feature guest presenter, John McCarty, a 25-year-old non-speaking autistic who will share his journey with Mt. Bethel’s 4th-grade students. John currently serves as a co-facilitator at self-advocacy training sessions all over Georgia, is a member of the Supported Decision Making Advisory Council of the Georgia Advocacy Office and has presented at multiple staff in-service sessions for organizations that serve individuals with disabilities. John is excited to visit Mt. Bethel and hopes his visit sparks great dialogue among participants!
Throughout the week, several of of our teachers will be appreciated for their efforts in helping every child learn. Lessons will be shared that will encourage empathy and acceptance of everyone, despite our differences.
On Friday, 1/24, students are allowed to bring in $1 and wear a hat or crazy socks. The monies collected will be donated to the Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta.