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New Rochelle SEPTA is happy to announce that we are accepting grant applications for the 2017-2018 school year.


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SEPTA Meeting Reminder Nov 14th

Please join us tomorrow evening at 7:30 pm in the New Rochelle High School Library for a SEPTA round table / planning session.

We are inviting all parents and faculty to come and express their thoughts and ideas about how SEPTA can help advocate for our kids.

We will be focusing on the formation of an Hispanic Sub-committee. Leading that discussion will be Melissa Almonte, Ward School teacher and SEPTA parent.

Please come out and give us your thoughts!

Saludos! Porfavor unase a nosotros manana por la noche a las 7:30 pm en la Libreria de la Preparatoria de New Rochelle para una SEPTA reunion de planificacion.

Estamos invitando a todos los padres y participantes de la facultad para que vengan y nos compartan sus pensamientos y opiniones acerca de como SEPTA puede abogar y apoyar a nuestros hijos.

Nos enfocaremos en la formacion del Sub-Comite Hispano. La encargada de esa discussion sera Melissa Almonte, maestra de la escuela W. Ward y madre integrante de SEPTA.

Porfavor participe en nuestra reunion, queremos escuchar su opinion!

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First SEPTA meeting of the year.

Please join us for our first SEPTA meeting of the year.


Come out to meet Amy Goodman, who will serve as the interim Assistant Superintendent for Student Support Services.
Ms. Goodman will present her department’s goals for the 2017-2018 school year.

This is great opportunity to network with parents and educators in our district !

Por favor, únase a nosotros para nuestra primera reunión SEPTA del año.


Salir a conocer a Amy Goodman, quien servirá como Superintendente Asistente Interino para Servicios de Apoyo al Estudiante.
Ms. Goodman presentará las metas de su departamento para el año escolar 2017-2018.

Esta es una gran oportunidad de establecer contactos con los padres y educadores en nuestro distrito!

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Yvette’s Retirement Celebration

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Thieves Steal $10,000 Worth Of School Supplies For Needy Kids In New Rochelle

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Heartless thieves stole school supplies from children in need at a Westchester County charity planning a free backpack giveaway this past weekend.

As CBS2’s Brian Conybeare reported exclusively Wednesday, organizers at Hope Community Services on Washington Avenue in New Rochelle said an estimated $10,000 worth of backpacks, calculators and other donated supplies were taken during a break Monday night.

Now, organizers fear they will not have enough for the kids who really need them.

Volunteers at the organization were busy putting everything students needed for the first day of school into backpacks late Wednesday, but a lot was missing after the theft.

“This whole area that’s empty now; was filled with backpacks about up to here,” said Hope Community Services executive director Carole Troum.

Troum said thieves made off with about 250 backpacks that were already loaded with everything from notebooks and paper to pens and pencils, as well as rulers, school glue and erasers for up to 2,000 children in the New Rochelle public schools whose families qualify financially.

“I’m outraged,” Troum said. “I’m absolutely outraged, and I’m saddened — terribly saddened and disappointed.”

New Rochelle police were on the scene Wednesday afternoon and confirmed they were investigating.

The suspects apparently broke in through a back door that now has a huge chain securing it. They came down the steps and somehow made off with their haul worth about $10,000 – all of it donated by local churches, families and businesses.

“It’s horrible,” said volunteer Robert Lightfoot. “It is horrible.”

On Monday, Lightfoot helped back the book bags that were stolen hours later. He works at a car dealership that has been assisting the nonprofit for years, and he has even handed the supplies out to kids at the annual event.

“They’re overjoyed. You know, they see you’ve got backpacks. They had really nice ones with Spiderman and everything else,” he said. “Hopefully, there will be good people out there that will help try to get the kids their backpacks.”

The giveaway is set for this Saturday at New Rochelle Town Hall and will be hosted by former Yankees great Mariano Rivera.

Right now, the group is about 1,000 backpacks short of its goal, but is hoping for a miracle in the next couple of days.

If you would like to help Hope Community Services and the needy kids, here is the information you need:

Hope Community Services

50 Washington Ave.

New Rochelle, NY 10801

(914) 636-4010


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We Are One Memories

Thanks to everyone for making the We Are One Dinner an amazing success. Here are some photos from the night.

If you are interested in high resolution prints, please click here:
Password: VIP

Once on the website, you can leave a comment on any photo you are interested in printing. Deborah Karson, the event photographer, will be in touch with you.

We Are One 20th Anniversary Celebration – A Fantastic Success!!

The We Are One event was attended by over 400 supporters. Our recipients were impactful in raising awareness and sharing their ideas in how to support our special needs children through their inspirational stories. We are very grateful to all of those that volunteered, donated, attended and shared the evening with us!

We Are One appeared on the front page of the Journal News on May 16, 2017.
Click here to read the story: http://www.lohud.com/story/news/education/2017/05/10/we-one-bridges-gap-new-rochelle-schools/101324106/

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2017 We Are One Award Recipients

Ticket Purchase is still permitted through 5/4, 10 AM. As of 4/30 seating assignments will be finalized. When purchasing after 4/30, list your seating preference and we will do the best we can to have you join your preferred group.

Albert Leonard Middle School – Lynda Maligieri
Barnard School – Christine Weeks
Columbus School – Anny Vanegas
Davis School – Carolina Teuscher
Isaac E. Young Middle School – Jesus M. Figueroa
Jefferson School – Sandra Rubin
New Rochelle High School – Kevin Austin
Trinity School – Anthony DiCarlo
Ward School – Jeannine Zaccagnino
Webster School – Joseph Shinn
Administration – Dr. Diane C. Massimo

2017 Bridges Award Recipient
Montefiore New Rochelle – Project Search

2017 Bridges Student Award Recipient
Ainsley Jones

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New Rochelle School District Transition Fair

New Rochelle Transition Fair

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Sensory Sports Therapy Program


Sensory Sports Therapy Program

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