Friends of Different Learners is an independent organization of parents, staff, and community members dedicated to maximizing the potential of Birmingham Public School students with different abilities.

All Friends meetings are FREE and open to everyone!

2017-18                     MEETING SCHEDULE            

SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
BPS Specialized Instruction Vision & Focus 2017-18: Overview by the Superintendent and Department of Specialized Instruction & Student Services (SISS)

OCTOBER 5, 2017
Third Grade Reading Bill: Roles and Responsibilities of Parents and Administrators

NOVEMBER 2, 2017
Too Anxious to Learn: Addressing Anxiety both at School and at Home

DECEMBER 7, 2017
Friends Night Out 
Bird and the Bread, Birmingham

JANUARY 4, 2018
Standardized Testing Preparation and Accommodations

JANUARY 27, 2018
Camp & Resource Fair + Micro Businesses at Groves H.S.

FEBRUARY 1, 2018
MTSS: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support: What Does That Mean? Clarification by the BPS SISS Department

MARCH 1, 2018
Co-teaching: How Does That Work? Clarification by the BPS SISS Department

APRIL 12, 2018
Meditation, Facilitation, Supports and Resources & Student Self Advocacy

MAY 3, 2018
Preventing Summer Slide: Resources and Tips for Keep Your Student on Track for the Next School Year

JUNE 7, 2018
Wrap up 2017-18 & Plan 2018-19!

Meeting and Location Information

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month (with a few exceptions - see schedule).
  We start with a brief business meeting followed by the guest speaker and topic presentation.  Informal networking opportunities are available after every meeting to share ideas about how to help our different learners and to learn from each other.

Meetings begin at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

Birmingham Covington School (BCS)
1525 Covington Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI  48301
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December 7, 2017 

7:00 PM
Bird and the Bread
210 S Old Woodward, Suite 200
Birmingham, MI 48009

Friends Night Out!

Come join us for a fun night out at the Bird and the Bread! Network with other parents, catch up with old Friends and new Friends over food and drinks.
All Friends meetings are FREE and open to everyone! For more information contact Catherine Henne-Lewandowski at 734-397-3985 / mlewand@live.com or Jane Konoya at 248-497-2706 / jkonoya@gmail.com