We Are One Award Coming Fast – Get Your Tickets

The Annual We Are One Dinner is April 23, 2015 at The Fountainhead.

It’s the best night in New Rochelle, but only because you tell us about the amazing work people are doing.

Journal Ads Are Due THIS THURSDAY – April 16
Please contact Mary Monzon at monzonm@optonline.com.

Click to buy tickets now.


Albert Leonard Middle School

Barnard School

Columbus School

Davis School

Isaac E. Young Middle School

Jefferson School

New Rochelle High School

Trinity School

Ward School

Webster School

Bridges Award

Bridges Student Award

Buy Your Tickets Now!

Tickets are now on sale for the We Are One Dinner, Thursday, April 23 at The Fountainhead in New Rochelle.

Each ticket is $85.
*We also include a $3 surcharge to cover PayPal fees.
To purchase your seats:
  •     Please click the “Click to Purchase” button
  •     The page will reload with a box that lets you enter the number of seats you want
  •     Click the Checkout with Paypal Button
  •     Before you finish checking out, make sure you click the Add link (shown in the image below) to let us know names of your guests, your school, seating requests, and any special accommodations needed.
If you would like to purchase a journal add please contact Mary Monzon at monzonm@optonline.com.
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Donate Auction/Raffle Items for We Are One

Dear SEPTA members and friends,

On April 23, 2015 New Rochelle SEPTA will host the annual “We Are One” Awards Dinner at The Fountainhead in New Rochelle. This evening honors many dedicated people (teachers, students, community members, and businesses) whom have made differences in the lives of our children with special needs.

The “We Are One” Dinner is SEPTA’s main fundraising event. With great success the past few years, we have decided to continue with the silent and chance auctions. The proceeds of our auctions will go to fund programs that benefit all the children in New Rochelle. Some of the programs are literacy programs, recreation programs, middle and high school scholarship awards, teacher and building grants, disability awareness, as well as other endeavors.

Please consider participating in this worthwhile cause by donating retail services, products, gift certificates, gift baskets or other items. We would greatly appreciate any donations you can provide for the silent and chance auctions. Donations are fully tax deductible, as we are a 501(c) (3) organization. Tax ID number; 13-3729158. We will provide you with a receipt for your records. By participating as a donor, you or your business or organization will receive a listing in our evening’s program, which will be distributed to over 350 community members, who will be attending the event.

Contact Gina Egan at egan1t2@yahoo.com to make arrangements for the donated items to be delivered or picked up. Donations will be accepted until April 1, 2015

Download the Donation Form

Thank you in advance for your generosity and support of our “We Are One” Dinner and Auction Fundraiser event. Please support New Rochelle SEPTA in our efforts to make this evening a success.


Gina Egan & SEPTA “We Are One” Dinner Fundraising Committee

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Transition Fair on Fios1 News

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player

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Technology Tips for Apps

The October 2014 SEPTA General Meeting featured a workshop on the best ways to use a selection of apps.

If you missed it or want a refresher, just click to learn some easy to follow instructions.

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Free ID Bracelets for Special Ed Kids

A Note From Girl Scout Troop 2981 –

We are high school freshmen in New Rochelle. We have been Girl Scouts for many years. Now we are working on our Silver Award project.

Our project is to provide the Special Education students in New Rochelle with an identification bracelet. We chose to do this project after reading about Avonte Oquendo and Senator Chuck Schumer’s idea for tracking bracelets.

If you would like to order a bracelet the form is attached.
You can contact us at troop2981sa@gmail.com.

Download the form in English

Download the form en Español

Somos estudiantes de la escuela de High School secundaria en New Rochelle. Llevamos muchos años de Girl Scouts.

Ahora estamos trabajando en nuestro projecto Silver Award. Nuestro projecto es proporcionar a los estudiantes de educación especial en New Rochelle con un brazalete de identificación. Decidimos hacer este projecto después de leer sobre Avonte Oquendo y del Senador Chuck Schumer idea para el seguimiento de las pulseras.

Si le gustaría pedir una pulsera llene el formulario en la siguiente paguina. Puede contactar con nosotros en troop2981sa@gmail.com.

troop 2981

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A Note From Mayor Bramson

We want to share the link to Mayor Bramson’s moving and courageous blog post. Thank you, Mayor Bramson, for understanding and supporting children and adults with disabilities.


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Meet the New Executive Committee

It is our pleasure to introduce the 2014-15 New Rochelle SEPTA Executive Committee. Thank you to everyone on the nominating committee for their hard work and especially to the people who will be holding positions on the Executive Committee.

2014-2015 New Rochelle SEPTA Executive Committee:

Julia Muggia-Ochs President
Beth Cohen President-Elect
Carlos Perdomo Treasurer
Mary Monzon Recording Secretary
Deborah Whitman Corresponding Secretary
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Thank You For Another Great WE ARE ONE!

Watch the story from News12 Westchester

See photos from the night!

Meet The Award Recipients

Join us in honoring these amazing individuals:

Albert Leonard Middle School – Barbara Clark
Barnard Early Childhood Center – Jeanne Jacobsen
Columbus Elementary School – Otilia Tanner
George M. Davis Jr. Elementary – Ricky Marchione
Isaac E. Young Middle School – John Fullerton
Jefferson Elementary School- Billy Murphy & Eddie Ortiz
New Rochelle High School – Amy Cermele
Trinity Elementary School – Denise V. Campbell
William B. Ward Elementary School – Lisa Leventhal
Daniel Webster Magnet School- Susan Muller
District-Wide – Edie Barasch

2014 Bridges Award
Conroy’s Basketball  –  Frank Conroy

2014 Bridges Business Award
Modern Restaurant  – Sebastian Aliberti & Anthony Russo

Thursday, April 24
The Fountainhead

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Amazing Turnout at SEPTA Meeting

Check out the crowd for the November 19 SEPTA Meeting!


Thanks to everyone who attended this panel discussion with representatives from:

  • NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) – Mary Newhard, Deputy Director of OPWDD
  • Westchester’s Department of Community Mental Health (DCMH) – Betsy Litt, Children’s SPOA coordinator
  • Adult Career & Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) – Mark Ridgeway, District Manager
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Dealing With Toileting Regression

Deborah Whitman returns with a new Behavior Corner on a topic many parents have had to deal with, Toileting Regression. What do you do when your child slips backwards with the bathroom?

Read about how to deal with Toileting Regression

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