The CCPS Family Support program hosted a Sensory Friendly Santa Night on Monday, December 9, 2019. Mr. and Mrs. Claus, from Camelot West Family Services, donated their time from 5 to 8 p.m. to take pictures in a low light, low volume setting. They were able to put smiles on the faces of 40 adults and 41 children.
Families were also treated to dinner donated by the Olive Garden in Westminster and J & P in Hampstead. Bertucco’s Bakery in Hampstead donated cupcakes as a “thank you” to Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Mrs. Cassett’s class at Francis Scott Key High School donated 25 dozen cookies. Four of her students also attended the Sensory Friendly Santa Night and helped children with crafts while they were waiting for their pictures with Santa. Families could also shop at the Carroll Springs School Book Fair sponsored by A Likely Story Bookstore.
Family Support is a program that provides families, professionals, and the community with information, training, and support. Family Support serves all families in CCPS, Birth through 21, including families of children with disabilities requiring an IEP, children with 504s, and families who may need guidance navigating community or school resources. Support nights are offered each month.
Throughout the 2010-2020 school year, many other restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, and schools have or will donate to allow parents to attend valuable presentations without the worry of getting home from work, making dinner, and rushing out the door. Others that are donating are Subway, Chick-fila, Genovas, Buffalo Wild Wings, Firehouse Subs, Greenmount Station, Starry Night Bakery, Weis (Hampstead and Westminster), Giant, Target, and Career and Technology Center culinary students.