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DEDICATED TO THE EDUCATION OF STUDENTS WHO ARE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED SINCE 1904

Lavelle in the News: Art Show in The New York…

Apr 14, 2018

Blind Bronx students exhibit found object art pieces: ‘Look what we can do’ By Catherina Gioino A group of blind Bronx students proved you don’t need perfect vision to produce eye-catching works of art. Students at the Lavelle School for the Blind showcased their work after spending the year making art under the guidance of…

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Lavelle In the News: Emergency Preparedness in The Mighty

Mar 14, 2018

Schools Aren't Preparing Students With Disabilities for Active Shooter Scenarios By Jordan Davidson Emergency preparedness is often an integral part of a school’s curriculum. Across the U.S., students simulate what they would do were there a fire, natural disaster or, since the Columbine shooting in 1999, an active shooter. But not all schools require active…

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Multicultural Week

Feb 17, 2018

The week of February 12th - 16th, 2018, Lavelle hosted its third annual Multicultural Week!  This is a time of year when we get to celebrate our diversity as a multicultural school!  Each class picked a ‘body of water’ to learn about, created a project, and put on a display during the two international feasts.  Each department…

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Executive Director Search: Lavelle Board of Trustees President Message #2

Jan 18, 2018

The search for the Executive Director continues on schedule.  The members of the Board of Trustees are committed to finding the very best educator to lead the school in the challenging years ahead. Dr. Howard Smith and Dr. Robert Conrad, consultants from School Leadership, LLC the consulting firm working with the Board of Trustees, completed…

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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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