Every year SEPTA funds projects from educators across New Rochelle schools


SEPTA is proud to announce the grant recipients from Fall 2014

  • Rhonda Logan – Isaac E. Young Middle School – $400 grant toward New Rochelle Special Olympics Program
  • Cynthia Milite – New Rochelle High School – $350 grant supporting Foundations Program at New Rochelle High School
  • Jackie McKendry/Christine Grogan – New Rochelle High School – $350 grant supporting the CDOS Work Based Learning Credential
  • Ann Marie Rooney/Randi Kramer – William B. Ward Elementary School – $351.90 grant supporting the purchase of “Steps to Literacy” books for the classroom
  • Joyce Kinches/Dr. Gail Guttman – William B. Ward Elementary School – $400 grant supporting the collaborative project with the Pelham Picture Center for a program on sensitivity, respect, and inclusion

The Spring 2015 grant deadline is February 6th.

The grant application can be found on our website

Applications are open only to New Rochelle teachers; no outside agencies.  While SEPTA would love to fund all applications that are submitted, our budget is limited and priority is placed on proposals that have not received funding from any other source.  We look forward to receiving the Spring grant applications.



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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

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

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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Thanks to Everyone for Making We Are One a Huge Success!

Here’s a look at photos from the 2013 We Are One Dinner!


Click to see more photos courtesy of Jen Parent!

Watch a video of the winners.

New Rochelle SEPTA “We Are One” Award Announcement 2013 from LMC-TV on Vimeo.

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Learn About: Yad B’Yad (Hand-In-Hand)

Yad B’Yad (Hand-In-Hand)

A Synagogue-Based Inclusive Program for Jewish Teenagers with Developmental Challenges

For more information or to arrange an intake appointment, please contact Felice Miller-Baritz at 914-949-4717 ext 124 or

Download the Yad B’Yad Brochure

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