Arch Bridge School at Wellspring – NASET School of Excellence 2016-2017

The Arch Bridge School at Wellspring, a leader in therapeutic education, has been honored as a 2016-2017 National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) School of Excellence.

According to NASET, “Selection as a NASET a School of Excellence is the highest honor a private special education school can achieve through our professional association. The recognition is bestowed on private special education schools that meet rigorous professional criteria and have demonstrated truly exceptional dedication, commitment and achievement in the field of special education.”

“The NASET Award to the Arch Bridge School at Wellspring is another affirmation for the dedicated teachers and staff. The quality of their work and relationships to their students continues to be exemplary,” said NASET Executive Directors Dr. Roger Pierangelo and Dr. George Giuliani, in a written statement.

Arch Bridge School is also featured on the NASET School of Excellence website, as can be seen in this year’s recipients listing online.

The Arch Bridge School at Wellspring serves children in grades 1-12 and has earned multiple commendations from the State of Connecticut’s Department of Education. The school offers academics and college preparatory courses, allowing students to meet their unique academic objectives while in our day school or residential treatment programs. The Arch Bridge School has a long history of success in serving youth with emotional and psychological issues along with learning vulnerabilities. At Wellspring and the Arch Bridge School youth develop the skills and resources they need to return to a public school setting, return to home, or enroll in college.

The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) is a national membership organization dedicated to rendering all possible support and assistance to those preparing for or teaching in the field of special education. NASET was founded to promote the profession of special education teachers and to provide a national forum for their ideas.

The mission of NASET is to render all possible support and assistance to professionals who teach children with special needs. NASET seeks to promote standards of excellence and innovation in special education research, practice, and policy in order to foster exceptional teaching for exceptional children. Learn more at www.naset.org.

 

2016 Give Local Campaign an Incredible Success

 

THANK YOU to all of our friends, donors, staff, and sponsors who helped make the Give Local 2016 fundraising campaign such a success. We couldn’t have done it without you!!!

Raising $75,535 in just 60 hours Wellspring earned an additional $2,000 from Ion Bank  for being the overall leader in dollars raised in the 2016 Give Local Challenge. In the upcoming weeks we will learn more about the AMPLIFICATION of funds to Wellspring thanks to the generous sponsors of the Give Local Campaign.

Special Thanks to the following individuals and sponsors:

Tricia Poirier & Paula Van Ness along with their team at Connecticut Community Foundation 

Wellspring’s Board of Directors 

Ion Bank Foundation

Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Jack & Pam Baker

Crystal Rock

Wayne Eisenbaum Charitable Foundation

Leever Foundation

Salem Foundation Fund

Southbury Community Trust Fund

Advanced Benefit Strategies 

John Bale Book Company

Martha Bernstein

Budwitz & Meyerjack P.C.

Carmody, Torrance, Sandak & Hennessey, LLP

Conquest Consulting

Dan Caron

Anne Delo

FM 97.3 WZBG

Ericson Insurance

Giuliano Richardson & Sfara LLC

Brian Henebry

Henry & Federer

Liberty Bank Foundation

Marion Manufacturing

John & Shirley Michaels

Pryme Tyme Entertainment, LLC

Post University

Republican-American

David Robinson

Rollins Printing

Secor Cassidy & McPartland

Svetlik Andrews Fund

1320 WATR

Jack Zazzaro, DMD & Monique Marchetti

For more information about Give Local please visit www.GiveLocalCCF.org.

Extended Hours for Give Local

Yesterday the national Give Local campaign experienced a system overload, crashing the website! We heard from many of our donors who were frustrated that their donations were not able to be processed, and today we are excited to share the good news:

The Give Local website is working now! And the fundraising challenge has been extended to Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 PM. AND… At 9:45 on May 4 we are HALFWAY to our $40,000 goal thanks to our generous donors!  

Make your donation, or check in on our progress at www.wellspring.org/givelocal.

We are excited to share that our participation in Give Local 2016 will be further amplified through the generous pledge of a $40,000 gift of matching funds provided by members of Wellspring’s board of directors and alum parents.

Donations made between 7 a.m. May 3rd and 7 p.m. May 5th will be enhanced with bonus funds provided by the Connecticut Community Foundation and their sponsors. To learn more, or to make your online donation during the campaign, please visit www.wellspring.org/givelocal.

Wellspring Joins Connecticut Community Foundation’s Give Local Challenge

On May 3rd and 4th 2016 Wellspring and the Arch Bridge School will join other nonprofits in the Connecticut Community Foundation’s Give Local online giving event. This 36-hour online giving challenge provides community members a platform to invest in and celebrate the work of local nonprofit organizations across Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills.

We are excited to share that their participation in Give Local 2016 will be further amplified through the generous pledge of a $40,000 gift of matching funds provided by members of Wellspring’s board of directors and alum parents.

Donations made between 7 a.m. May 3rd and 7 p.m. May 4th  May 5th will be enhanced with bonus funds provided by the Connecticut Community Foundation and their sponsors. To learn more, or to make your online donation during the campaign, please visit www.wellspring.org/givelocal.

 

Contests Wellspring is eligible to win through Give Local 2016:

 

Tuesday, May 3

 

7:00 am – 10:00 am

$1000 awarded to the organization raising the most money between 7:00 and 10:00 the morning of May 3

 

9:30 am – 10:30 am

$500 awarded to the organization with the most unique donors between 9:30 and 10:30 the morning of May 3

 

10:30 am – 11:30 am

$500 awarded to the organization with the most unique donors between 10:30 and 11:30 the morning of May 3

 

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

$500 awarded to the organization with the most unique donors between 11:30 and 12:30 on May 3

 

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

$1,000 awarded to the Bethlehem, Goshen, Litchfield, Morris, Thomaston, or Watertown based organization with the most unique donors between 1:00 and 4:00 the afternoon of May 3

 

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

$1,000 awarded to the health organization with the most unique donors between 4:00 and 7:00 the evening of May 3

 

Most Unique Donors the First Day

$1,000 awarded to the organization with the most unique donors prior to midnight on May 3

 

Wednesday, May 4

 

Night Owl

$250 awarded to the first organization to receive a gift after midnight on May 4

 

Sunrise

$1,000 awarded to the organization that receives a donation closest to sunrise in Waterbury (5:45 am)

 

Most Unique Donors of Give Local

$2,000 awarded to the organization with the most unique donors during Give Local 2016

 

Grand Prize for Most Money Raised

$2,000 awarded to the organization that raises the most money during Give Local 2016

 

 

MARI Workshop with Michele Murelli

MARI® Mandala Assessment Research Instrument Workshop

A Jungian based art therapy assessment

Saturday May 14, 2016

9:30 am to 4:00 pm

at Promisek, 694 Skyline Ridge Road Bridgewater, CT

$75 (catered lunch included)

Join Michele Murelli, MA, Art Therapist and Certified MARI practitioner for this experiential workshop that provides an overview of this powerful therapeutic tool for evaluating personal problems and gaining insight and a better understanding of self integrating meditation, art making and mandalas.

About MARI: MARI is a non-verbal and non-threatening assessment tool that can be used working with individuals ages 14 and up. This new approach to psychological healing accesses Jung’s four functions of consciousness (sensation, intuition, thinking, and feeling) through an intuitive process that serves as a powerful therapeutic tool. Learn more at: http://www.maricreativeresources.com/

About Michele Murelli, MA: Michele works as an art therapist and art teacher at Wellspring in Bethlehem, Connecticut. A certified as a MARI Practitioner, Michele earned her BA in Psychology with a certificate in Art Therapy from Albertus Magnus College and an MA in Art Psychotherapy from Lesley University. Michele is a talented painter and mixed media artist she enjoys spending time in her garden and cooking.

Registration Information:

Please visit http://tinyurl.com/mariworkshoppromisek

or call Caren at 203-947-4214 to register for this workshop

Guests rooms available, please email events@promisek.org to reserve or inquire.

 

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