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  • SWBOCES Opens Sensory Room for Students at Pocantico

    The SWBOCES therapeutic program at Pocantico Hills is pleased to be able to offer a new sensory space to its students. The space offers equipment that can be used to help children with their  gross motor, fine motor and balance skills. The sensory gym also provides sensory stimulation to help calm and center students.

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  • SEPTA's Annual Book Fair Fundraiser a Success

    Southern Westchester BOCES thanks everyone who visited Barnes & Noble in White Plains to participate in the group's annual Book Fair fundraiser.

     

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  • SWBOCES Students at Pocantico Rewarded for Being Kind

    For the SWBOCES students at Pocantico Hills, the week of Oct. 16 was filled with thoughts of kindness. October was National Bullying Prevention Month and as part of the activities for the month, counselors challenged students to think about all the ways they could show a little kindness to one another.

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  • SWBOCES Students at Pocantico Earn Rewards for Positive Behavior

    Be safe. Be respectful. Be responsible. These are the goals of the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support program. Students are recognized daily, weekly and monthly for their progress in meeting behavioral expectations. Our September Superstars each received a $5 coupon to use at the Pocantico Hills book fair.

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  • SWBOCES SEPTA to Hold Annual Book Fair Fundraiser

    Organization Receives Portion of Barnes & Noble Sales Nov. 11 and 12

    The SWBOCES Special Education Parent Teacher Association is holding its annual Book Fair next month at the Barnes & Noble at City Center in White Plains. The bookstore will donate a portion of sales that day to SEPTA. Shoppers present must present the attached flier at the register.

    The event will include a treasure hunt, storytime sessions and a coloring station.

    If you can't visit Barnes & Noble that weekend, you can support SEPTA through your purchases on BN.COM/bookfairs between Nov. 11 and Nov. 16. Enter Bookfair ID 12236485 at checkout.

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  • Parents Learn about Community Groups, Request Afterschool Activities at SWBOCES SEPTA Meeting

    At the SWBOCES Special Education Parent Teacher Association’s Back to School Coffee, parents learned about services that local community organizations offer and spoke with administrators about their interest in afterschool programs and a prom.

    Groups that provide services and assistance to families attended the morning and evening sessions Oct. 3, including Pegasus, a therapeutic riding farm in Southeast; the Arc Westchester; and Tobii Dynavox, which provides devices to help children communicate by touch and sight. The Music Conservatory of Westchester, Shames JCC on the Hudson and the Guidance Center of Westchester attended the evening session and talked about their recreational and support services. 

    “We all need the support services and to find out what is available for our kids,” said Marcela Stern, a SWBOCES parent and SEPTA board member.

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  • SWBOCES SEPTA Book Fair Saturday and Sunday

    Please support the SWBOCES Special Education Parent Teacher Association by shopping at the organization’s annual Book Fair Nov. 11 and 12 at Barnes & Noble in the City Center in White Plains.

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Special Services Events

  • Early Dismissal: All SW BOCES Schools

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  • Thanksgiving Recess : ALL SW BOCES Schools

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  • 11:15 AM Dismissal: Rye Lake, St. Matthew's, Valhalla Center, Tappan Hill

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  • Early Dismissal: Farragut MS, Irvington HS

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  • Holiday Recess: All SW BOCES Schools

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DASA Coordinators

Rye Lake Campus:    Cristina Tompkins  ctompkins@swboces.org  914-948-7271 x1226

Farragut Middle School & Irvington High School:    Monica Johnson  mjohnson@swboces.org  914-591-8963

Valhalla Campus:    Eileen Yip eyip@swboces.org  914-761-3400

Pocantico Elementary School & Tappan Hill School:    Rachelle Kritzer  rkritzer@swboces.org  914-948-7271 x1206

St. Matthews:    Kathryn Lockwood  klockwood@swboces.org  914-761-7516