No December Meeting – Survey being sent to all
|Unfortunately, our scheduled guest speaker Janine Belfast from WIHD has canceled, so we are canceling Thursday night’s meeting. We will try to reschedule this meeting in the near future since the topic: a workshop on OPWDD services and eligibility is so incredibly important.|
TOPIC: a workshop on OPWDD services and eligibility
The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities
(OPWDD) is responsible for coordinating services for New Yorkers with
developmental and intellectual disabilities. Through this workshop, you will
learn about the range of OPWDD services available to you and your loved one and about the requirements for service eligibility.
Special Education Parent Teacher Association
SEPTA is an organization that works to help all of our children reach their fullest potential. We are here to support all children in our district that may be facing academic, physical, and/or social emotional challenges. The programs we support certainly help those children with a formal review and defined services– but our involvement extends beyond that and helps any child with any type of need. If there’s an intervention you believe your child may need or a challenge your child is facing, a program you don’t understand – please know that you can reach out to SEPTA and we’ll offer our resources, knowledge, and energies to help you. We are a great district-wide network and resource.
We understand that it takes a village and SEPTA highlights the actions of those that work to ensure our challenged children are actively included as important, contributing members of our community through our “We Are One” awards dinner. Every year we receive nominations of Teachers, students and community members that have worked hard to bridge the gap for our most vulnerable children. Look for invites in March – it’s one of the best nights in New Rochelle!
We encourage and welcome membership of individuals who may identify and appreciate our mission, even if they do not have a child with special educational needs.
Please visit our website – newrochellesepta.org – for information and to sign up to receive our meeting notices and other information.
To join SEPTA please visit: www.newrosepta.memberhub.com
Or use our QR code to sign up:
Winners and Details
|We are pleased to let you know that our SEPTA annual event – the We Are One Awards is back on track! Join us in celebrating inclusion in our community and in our schools on Thursday, May 4th at 6pm at the VIP Country Club in New Rochelle. We are proud to share the list of honorees and nominees by school. |
The Honorees are:
ALMS– Catherine Catanzaro – 2023 Winner
Christine Minecola – Nominee
Barnard – Fabiola Molina Barragan – 2023 Winner
Columbus – Daniela Povia – 2023 Winner
Daniel Webster – Cynthia Boateng 2023 Winner
George M Davis – Laurie Marinaro – 2023 Winner
Anthony Bambrola, Lara Gaine, Ana Palacios, Arielle Lowe, Renee Cherry, Toni Ann Zuzulo – Nominees
IEYMS – Rhonda Boychew – 2023 Winner
Daisy Kershaw – Nominee
Jefferson – Alex Urso, Monique Brickle, & Stacey Fudge- 2023 Winner
Holly Bruni, Laura Russo – Nominees
NRHS – Josephine Dobbins – 2023 Winner
Yvette Ayala – Nominee
Trinity – Sinead Deans- 2023 Winner
Michael Hilderbrand, Melissa Kelly – Nominees
William B. Ward – Meagan Turner-2023 Winner
Ann Briscoe- Nominee
Central Administration – Dahlia Ochoa – 2023 Winner
Community Bridges Award – AJ of AJ’s Burgers
Please spread the good word – Hope to see you all to celebrate at the “Best night in New Rochelle” !
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