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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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SEPTA Wins Award

Some good news we’d like to share!

New Rochelle SEPTA won the Best of the Best Award from the Westchester East Putnam Region PTA for having an outstanding unit this year.

Thanks to everyone for your support and participation!


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2016 We Are One Award Dinner – Thanks to everyone who made it great!

Thanks to everyone who made the 2016 We Are One Award Dinner a huge success!

Click to see photos.

Watch a video prepared for Award Recipient Donald Ross

2016 We Are One Award Recipients

Albert Leonard Middle School – Donald Ross
Barnard School – Vicki Rashbaum
Columbus School – Tricia Attanasio
Davis School – Krista Gedney & Joseph Triolo
Isaac E. Young Middle School – Sue Carpanzano
Jefferson School – Gary Schwartz
New Rochelle High School – Mark F. Nelson
Trinity School – Charles E. Gillum, Jr.
Ward School – Maria Tejeda
Webster School – Jessica Barnes
Administration – Joanne Goldman

2016 Bridges Award Recipient
Naomi Brickel, Director, Hudson Valley Special Education Parent Center

2016 Bridges Student Award Recipient
Olivia Darden

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We Are One Award Another Success!

Thanks to everyone who made this night a success!

Photos to come shortly.


Albert Leonard Middle School -Karen Johnson
Barnard School – Joanna Genovese
Columbus School – Andy Thomas
Davis School – Heather Cayanan
Isaac E. Young Middle School – Kenny Phillips and Corrine Olari
Jefferson School – Jillian Alli
New Rochelle High School – Donna Masi
Trinity School – Steve Spady
Ward School – Corey Andrews
Webster School – Andrea Bambace
Bridges Award – Mayor Noam Bramson
Bridges Student Award – Michael J. Apollo, Jr.

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Transition Fair on Fios1 News

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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.

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