History and MissionEKOM began in 1998 in response to parent and school concern about how best to educate children with special or challenging learning profiles. Our "unique learners" show variations in areas such as giftedness, attention, memory, language or speech, reading, math, processing, emotions, motor skills, organization, and social skills. EKOM supports parents, teachers, and administrators in a joint endeavor to promote academic and social success for these children.
EKOM goals include:
• Providing information and resources to help parents and educators to understand, identify, parent, and teach unique learners.
• Building a network of support for parents of unique learners.
• Providing feedback to teachers and administrators about student and parent needs and the school programs that respond to these needs.
• Collaborating with in-school organizations and with organizations outside of Ross School on the county, state, and national level.
EKOM holds regular parent-to-parent support meetings in members’ homes, sponsors a variety of Parent Education events, and produces a periodic newsletter. In addition, EKOM has developed a Parent Resource and Teacher Professional Library, including books, videotapes, audiotapes, and binders containing the most current information relating to unique learners. Finally, an Advisory Committee of representative parents, teachers, and administrators meets four times during the school year to share perspectives on the challenges and rewards of meeting our children’s special educational needs.
Parent support meetings will be held at 8:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of most months. Meetings alternate between private local homes and school locations. All dates, times and locations will be announced in the weekly newsletter, The Hip Pocket. Many co-sponsoring events will take place with PTA - Parent Ed, Site Council, and Friends of the Library (FOL) as appropriate.Please Visit Our EKOM's Web Resources
Last Modified on March 4, 2009