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Art Therapy Is A Huge Success

Every week students are engaged in therapeutic art sessions. Art therapy allows our students to express their individuality and creativity through drawling and painting. Mindy is pictured using water colors to create winter scenes. Learn more about our school today.

Art Therapy Is A Huge Success2020-01-24T20:34:26+00:00

December Student of the Month

Our student of the month for December is Liam! Liam has done a great job adjusting to a new classroom and making even more friends. He has risen to the challenges that come with switching classrooms such as advocating for himself as his teachers get to know him. In addition, Liam has set a goal to make it to Blue day 100. Right now, he is on day 85 and is doing a great job! Liam also helps around the school by holding school jobs. He helps serve lunch and with ice cream shop. Ms. Tatta, transition coordinator, says [...]

December Student of the Month2020-01-17T17:59:19+00:00

December Staff of the Month

Our staff of the month for December is Ms. Gibson! Ms. Gibson is one of our social workers and our Fun Friday coordinator. She works very hard to make sure we have awesome Fun Friday activities to look forward to every week. Our students have enjoyed a variety of activities ranging from apple picking to playing basketball and seeing movies. Her creativity and dedication to everything she does for our students is definitely remarkable. Mr. Berardesca, Operations Manager, says “Jane has done a tremendous job this school year spearheading committees, and coming up with new ideas to help challenge [...]

December Staff of the Month2020-01-17T17:55:37+00:00

Hot Chocolate Party!

Students who were on level were able to enjoy hot chocolate and add a variety of toppings. Delicious and beautiful hot chocolates were created and enjoyed! Learn more about our school today.

Hot Chocolate Party!2020-01-17T18:10:29+00:00

Parent Event

On Friday, December 20th we held our annual school-wide multicultural event. Each classroom displayed a different area of the world. They talked about the people, culture, and even shared food specific to that region. Learn more about our school today.

Parent Event2020-01-17T18:50:12+00:00

A Trip to the Mall for All

The benefits of hard work and the level system is to take the students shopping with the money that they have earned. This time of the year is full of magic and joy. And joy there was at Westfarms mall! After taking the city bus for transfer training with a longer distance, many of the transition class students were able to spend their hard-earned school store money. Build-A-Bear and visiting Santa’s Village was the favorite activities of Kiara, Kerryne, Rafayat, Ms. Hartwich and Mrs. Canty. The students picked a bear or a cat, made a wish on the heart and [...]

A Trip to the Mall for All2020-01-17T18:27:52+00:00

Holiday Door Decorating Contest

To increase the Christmas Spirit in our school, each took part in a door decorating contest. Each class was assigned a classic holiday movie: Grinch, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas, Nightmare before Christmas, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, and A Charlie Brown Christmas. The class was challenged to decorate the classroom door in the theme of the movie. The students love seeing decorations around the school and it created a light competitive atmosphere around the school. On December 19th, the doors were judged and a winner was picked—Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer. [...]

Holiday Door Decorating Contest2020-01-22T15:14:29+00:00

Breakfast with Santa

Our last event of the 2019 year was Breakfast with Santa on December 19th. Parents, students, and staff gathered to celebrate the upcoming holidays. Our very own staff member, Nacier, dressed up as Santa to surprise the students. The students were so excited to take part in the event. They were served breakfast and could enjoy the Hot Chocolate Bar provided. We cannot wait for the next event that we will host for our students and their families. What a great way to end 2019!!! Learn more about our school today. [...]

Breakfast with Santa2020-01-22T15:11:39+00:00

PJ Day

Our Spirit Day for the month of December was pajama day! We gave our students the opportunity to forgo wearing their uniform and wear their school appropriate pajamas. Our students were so excited about this day as were many of the staff members. We had students who wore full on onesies while others took the more modest approach and wore sweatpants. We love being able to do spirit day as it gives the students a chance to be creative and show their personality through their clothes. Learn more about our school today. [...]

PJ Day2020-01-22T15:07:19+00:00