Special Olympics

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Congratulations to our 2019 Award Recipients

Congratulations to our 2019

Award Recipients

Albert Leonard Middle School

Dorothy Vento

Barnard Early Childhood Center

Jessica Bahar

Columbus Elementary School

Shelli Owens

George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School

Gianmattia Catanzaro & Paul Williams

Isaac E. Young Middle School

Mark Spreter

Jefferson Elementary School

Leslie Ross

New Rochelle High School

Cynthia Milete

Trinity Elementary School

Deirdre Dillon

William B. Ward Elementary School

James Apoldo, Armondo Oliveria 

& Mike Sgobb0

Daniel Webster Magnet School

Lisa Brenna

Bridges Award

Eileen Pikula

Student Bridges Award

Elena Adams – ALMS

Central Administration

Dr. Dan Billups

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Attached please find an informational sheet announcing possible funding for New Rochelle families with autistic children.


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We Are One Donation Form

Dear Community Members and Business Owners

Please click on the link below for the We Are One Dinner Donation form.

Donation Form

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New Rochelle SEPTA Grants application process 2018-2019

New Rochelle SEPTA is once again proud to open the grant application process for the school year 2018-2019.    Applicants and co-applicants must have current SEPTA membership in order to apply (Click here for application).

The application period will end on November 30, 2018.  Applications will be voted upon by the SEPTA Exco in early December.  Recipients will be notified soon afterward.

Many thanks for your assistance in getting the word out.  Over the past few years, SEPTA grants have provided much needed funds for inclusion projects, mural art, and in-classroom supports for our students with special needs.

Thank you.

Joseph Egan

New Rochelle SEPTA Grants Chair

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General Meeting

Welcome all to the 2018 -19 school year! . We are looking forward to a productive year working with parents, teachers and administrators.

Don’t forget our first meeting is on Monday, September 17 in the NRHS Library at 7:30pm. Come out to meet our new Director of Special Education and the leadership team. Questions welcomed and encouraged.

Please remember to renew your membership. If you have any questions please reach out to us at nrseptapresidents@gmail.com.

You can renew your membership online, by clicking http://newrochellesepta.org/?page_id=30

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We Are One Dinner Photos now available

To view photos click here

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Nominations Now Open for We Are One

2018 WE ARE ONE – May 3

On Thursday, May 3, 2018, New Rochelle Special Education PTA (SEPTA) will host the annual We Are One Awards Dinner.  The evening honors the many dedicated people who ensure that students with special needs are included in all aspects of our schools and our community.

ALL are welcome to write a nomination for those teachers, administrators, and staff from the New Rochelle City School District who enrich the lives of children with disabilities and learning challenges by fostering inclusion and bringing out the best in their students.   There is a separate award given to student(s) that include our children in activities and friendships.

You are also encouraged to write a nomination for the Bridges Community Award which honors an individual or organization within the community outside our school district who demonstrates commitment to helping those with special needs.

Please take this opportunity to publicly thank and honor the wonderful people in our schools and community by nominating those who work so hard on behalf of our special needs children.


Click here to go to the Nomination form


Can’t nominate on-line?? Mail your nomination to the address below (include your name, contact info, child’s school and grade):

New Rochelle SEPTA, 1333a North Avenue #715, New Rochelle New York 10804

Each nomination should include:

1) INCLUSION How did the nominee create an environment of inclusiveness and foster the development of students with special needs?

2) ALL HEART How has the nominee inspired and impacted you and others emotionally?

3) ABOVE AND BEYOND How did the nominee go above and beyond his/her required job description to assist your child or others?

NOMINATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 28th, 2018



Do you know any businesses that can support SEPTA’s efforts by donating goods or services?



El Jueves, 03 de mayo 2018, New Rochelle SEPTA anfitrionara la cena anual de los Premios Somos Uno.  La velada honra a las muchas personas dedicadas que garantizan que los estudiantes con necesidades especiales sean incluidos en todos los aspectos de nuestras escuelas y nuestra comunidad.

Todos son bienvenidos a escribir una nominación por los maestros, administradores, estudiantes, y personal del Distrito Escolar de la ciudad de New Rochelle que enriquecen la vida de los niños con discapacidades y problemas de aprendizaje mediante el fomento de la inclusión y sacar lo mejor de sus alumnos.

También se le anima a escribir una nominación para el Premio Puentes de la Comunidad y para el Premio Puentes Estudiantiles.  El Premio Puentes de la Comunidad honra a un individuo u organización dentro de la comunidad que demuestra el compromiso de ayudar a las personas con necesidades especiales.  El Premio Puentes Estudiantiles honra a un estudiante de la escuela pública que incluye sus compañeros con discapacidad en la instrucción, la amistad, u otras actividades.

Por favor aproveche esta oportunidad para agradecer públicamente y honrar a la gente maravillosa en nuestras escuelas y comunidad por medio de nominar aquellos que trabajan tan duro en nombre de nuestros niños con necesidades especiales .




No puede nominar en línea??  Envíe su nominaciónes a

New Rochelle SEPTA, 1333a North Avenue #715, New Rochelle New York 10804

Incluya su nombre, información de contacto, la escuela de su hijo, y el grado.  Cada nominación deberá incluir:

1) INCLUSIÓN ¿Cómo el candidato crea un ambiente de inclusión y fomenta el desarrollo de los estudiantes con necesidades especiales?

2) TODO CORAZÓN ¿Cómo el candidato ha inspirado e impactado ha usted y otros de una manera emocional.

3) MÁS ALLÁ ¿Cómo el candidato fue por encima y más allá de sus responsabilidades para asistir a su hijo y a otros?

LAS NOMINACIÓN DEBEN PRESENTARSE EL viernes, 28 de febrero 2018

RESERVA LA FECHA: 3 DE MAYO “CENA DE PREMIOS SOMOS UNO” ¿Conoces a un negocios que pueden apoyar los esfuerzos de SEPTA donando bienes o servicios?POR FAVOR EMAIL NRSEPTAFUND@GMAIL.COM CON DETALLES !

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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:
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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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