Coffee and Conversation
Jan
26
9:00 AM09:00

Coffee and Conversation

Join us as we discuss our latest book selection, A Special Mother: Getting Through the Early Days of a Child's Diagnosis of Learning Disabilities and Related Disorders by Anne Ford. 

Back of the Book:

"Something's Not Quite Right"

All mothers experience worries and fears about their children, but none can compare with the early days when a mother feels something's not quite right. Anne Ford knows the feeling. She's had it herself, having raised a daughter with severe learning disabilities, and has gone on to share experiences with others during her many years as a volunteer with the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

To bring comfort, support, and hard information to mothers—and fathers, too—in the early period surrounding the diagnosis, here is the book that Anne wishes she'd had years ago when she first received the news about her daughter and didn't know where to turn for the practical and emotional help she desperately needed.

Filled with essential advice and the voices of other mothers whose children have LD and related disorders such as Asperger's and ADHD, A Special Mother lets parents know they are not alone and that they can help their child to thrive. This invaluable book addresses such matters as:

  • Understanding Learning Disabilities and Related Disorders
  • What Should You Do First?
  • Interpreting Evaluation Results
  • Resolving Disputes
  • Special Fathers: They Are Out There
  • The Social Side of LD
  • Advocacy vs. Obsession
  • How Are You Doing?: Taking Care of Yourself

Purchase on Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/y8zf9q2p

 

 

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High School Information Night
Jan
30
6:30 PM18:30

High School Information Night

Calling all 7th and 8th grade parents! Join us on this night as our very own Holly Simon shares the vision for Fortune Academy High School. See and hear what our high school has to offer, including diploma tracks, student support, and so much more! 

We hope to see you there!  

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TAKE ONE PERFORMANCE: H.C. ANDERSEN BLVD. TALES
Dec
15
9:00 AM09:00

TAKE ONE PERFORMANCE: H.C. ANDERSEN BLVD. TALES

HC Andersen Blvd. Tales

Premiere: December 13 @ 7:00 PM and December 15 @ 9:00 AM
$5 per ticket. 

Miss Z has a difficult student, George, who mysteriously goes on a virtual experience with world renown Hans Christian Andersen. George catches the excitement of story, and discovers the power story has on the heart. In this original Fortune Academy production, Take ONE performers take you on a journey through four of the beloved author’s fairy tales, The Nightingale, The Little Match Girl, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, and The Fir Tree.

Join us for this year's Take One performance of a Fortune Academy Original Play: H.C. Andersen Blvd. Tales. 

 

Buy your tickets today! 

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TAKE ONE PERFORMANCE: H.C. ANDERSEN BLVD. TALES - SOLD OUT
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

TAKE ONE PERFORMANCE: H.C. ANDERSEN BLVD. TALES - SOLD OUT

HC Andersen Blvd. Tales

Premiere: December 13 @ 7:00 PM and December 15 @ 9:00 AM
 

Miss Z has a difficult student, George, who mysteriously goes on a virtual experience with world renown Hans Christian Andersen. George catches the excitement of story, and discovers the power story has on the heart. In this original Fortune Academy production, Take ONE performers take you on a journey through four of the beloved author’s fairy tales, The Nightingale, The Little Match Girl, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, and The Fir Tree.

Join us for this year's Take One performance of a Fortune Academy Original Play: H.C. Andersen Blvd. Tales. 

 

TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT

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Personally Poetic Holiday Shopping
Dec
1
8:00 AM08:00

Personally Poetic Holiday Shopping

Friday, December 1st Marni Cole will be returning to Fortune featuring product from Personally Poetic (formally Poetic Exchange). Marni will be showcasing her extensive line from 8 am to 1:30 pm in the school gym. All proceeds will go towards product for the 2018 Celebration Silent Auction. All Fortune families and friends are encouraged to visit the booth and do some (or a lot of) Christmas shopping.

You can also see more of her work at Personally Poetic

 

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1-4 Grade Field Trip: Peewinkle Holiday Cabaret
Nov
28
8:30 AM08:30

1-4 Grade Field Trip: Peewinkle Holiday Cabaret

  • 650 West Washington Street Indianapolis, IN, 46204 United States (map)
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1-4 Grade Field Trip: Peewinkle Holiday Cabaret & Indiana State Museum

2nd through 4th grade are planning a study trip to the Indiana State Museum on Tuesday, November 28. We will be viewing the Peewinkle Holiday Cabaret puppet show at 9:30 as part of our unit of study about holidays around the world, then visiting the museum. Please see details below: 

 

- We will eat lunch at the museum. Students will need a disposable sack lunch. 

- Students should be in uniform.

- We will leave school at 8:30 am.

- Price per student is $8.  Payment is due by Wednesday, November 1st.

- Parents who want to join us will need to pay $5 if they want to go to the puppet show and $12.95 if they want to come to the museum. Parents who want to come should e-mail Ms. Purswell by Wednesday, October 30th. 



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Anxiety: Dr. Jennifer Horn
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Anxiety: Dr. Jennifer Horn

Guest Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Horn, licensed clinical psychologist who works exclusively with children and their families, will speak on the topic of Anxiety.

"What do kids have to worry about?" Dr Jennifer Horn, a clinical child psychologist in private practice specializing in anxiety disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders such as learning disorders, will provide an overview on what anxiety is/why people experience anxiety, and how anxious responding can magnify into anxiety. Dr Horn will focus exclusively on how anxiety presents in children and teens, and she will provide practical strategies that parents can do to help their child reduce than anxiety. 

 

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As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Horn works exclusively with children/adolescents and their families. Her clinical child psychology doctorate is from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Dr. Horn has been providing comprehensive evaluations and treatment in Indiana for over 25 years. She finds great enjoyment in working with children/teens and their families that are facing a variety of learning, behavioral, and emotional issues. Dr. Horn’s special interests and expertise are with autism spectrum disorders, developmental disorders, and anxiety disorders.

Dr. Horn is committed to helping children reach their fullest potential. Her mission is to support families in their efforts to improve their child's well-being, as well as to assist the child in improving their overall functioning at school, at home, and with their peers. To reach this goal, Dr. Horn utilizes testing when necessary to define diagnostic issues and treatment planning. She also works closely and cooperatively with community service providers such as schools and physicians/medical providers.

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