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Hurricane Relief Drive

Jan 10, 2018

Thank you for your donations for hurricane victims! The Lavelle School of the Blind and The Parent Association of Lavelle (P.A.L.) joined forces and held a fundraiser for hurricane victims. The drive was led by the P.A.L. president, Joy Williams. The drive collected a wide variety of items including: food, diapers, toiletries, water, baby formula…

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Outreach Letter 2018

Jan 09, 2018

Dear Colleague: I am pleased to announce availability of seats at Lavelle School for the Blind for the 2017- 2018 school year. Lavelle School for the Blind is a 4201 New York State supported school for blind and visually impaired students’ ages 3-21 yrs.  Our mission is to provide a challenging education and to help…

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2017 Holiday Concert

Dec 22, 2017

On December 22, 2017, Lavelle School for the Blind students performed at the Holiday Concert 2017, themed, “A Season for Giving.” Students brought in the holiday season by singing, beatboxing and playing instruments while the audience sang along to holiday songs. Students and staff participated in the First Annual Ugly Sweater Contest. Prizes were given…

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Lavelle In The News: Holiday Concert in Blind Motherhood

Dec 19, 2017

Holiday Concert @ The Lavelle School For the Blind By Holly Bonner It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and schools across New York City are preparing for their annual holiday concerts. The many talented students at the Lavelle School for the Blind are among them! This Friday, December 22nd, from 9:30AM to 11:00AM Lavelle will open…

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Toy Drive

Dec 17, 2017

On Sunday, December 17, 2017, the Majestic Wolves and Somos Tainos Motorcycle Club sponsored a toy drive for the students of Lavelle School for the Blind. The event was held at the Empire Harley Davidson shop in New Rochelle. The motorcycle club members dressed in holiday attire and held a motorcycle run throughout the Bronx.…

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Lavelle's First Tree Lighting Event

Dec 01, 2017

Thank you to Lavelle’s Parent Association for their dedication, generosity, creativity and kindness to all of our students, families, and faculty. And thank you to Nicole Erickson and her family for their generous donation of the beautiful tree and ornaments. The theme that was chosen for this event was LOVE, PEACE AND JOY. What made…

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Executive Director Search: Lavelle Board of Trustees President Message #1

Nov 30, 2017

The search for an Executive Director is underway. Earlier this fall, the Board of Trustees retained School Leadership, LLC to assist in the selection process for this position. Dr. Howard Smith, a consultant from the firm, is working with the Board to plan for the search which will include significant community input into the process. Dr.…

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Parent Craft Day

Nov 29, 2017

On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, Lavelle School for the Blind held the 3rd Annual Parent-Child Craft Day. The theme was “Winter Wonderland Celebration.” Parents and students had the opportunity to stop at three different craft stations where they made: Popsicle Stick Snowmen, Decorative Cookies and a Gingerbread House. We also enjoyed cookies and refreshments while…

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School Store Sponsors Bowling Trip

Nov 21, 2017

On October 19, 2017, REACH Groups 21-23 participated in a bowling trip at Gun Post Lanes Bowling in the Bronx. The bowlers were supported through a donation from the school store as a way of giving back to the students and staff who patronize the popular pop-up store. After a safety briefing from the Transition…

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White Cane Day Parade

Nov 21, 2017

Our 3rd annual White Cane Day Parade was held on Monday, October 16. Students paraded around the school and surrounding community to raise awareness for and celebrate the achievements of the blind and visually impaired community. The parade also included remarks from New York Senator Jamaal Bailey. Though it was a cloudy and chilly day, that did not discourage students…

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Lavelle on Twitter: #DisabledWomenLead Twitter Chat

Nov 17, 2017

Our art teacher Jessica Jones was a featured guest in Easterseals Thrive's #DisabledWomenLead Twitter chat. During the chat, Jessica took over Lavelle's Twitter account and discussed her experience in the workforce as a blind woman and working with students at Lavelle. To read the full Twitter chat, click here. To read Jessica's responses, click here.

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Halloween at Lavelle

Oct 31, 2017

Lavelle School for the Blind hosted three Halloween parties, one for each program. The gym was set up in a spooktacular way with decorations and plenty of treats. The gym was decorated with boo-tiful decorations. Students were provided with punch and a plethora of horrific Halloween snacks. Students enjoyed a Halloween playlist by our in-house…

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