Students #GoRedForWomen during American Heart Month

Here at Fanwood, educators believe that, on top of the common core classes, students should also learn to be aware of health, social, and political issues. Led by teacher, Amy Newland, students organized a #GoRedForWomen day, where they all wore red and dedicated part of class time towards learning about the impacts of heart disease.

#GoRedForWomen encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease, and is also an action to save more lives. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease.

In fact, more women than men die every year from heart disease and stroke. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Go Red For Women advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health.

Click below for more of Fanwood’s #GoRedForWomen Pictures

Lady Tornadoes at the 2016 ESDAA Volleyball Tournament

Last night the Lady Tornadoes opened the 2016 ESDAA Volleyball tournament with a bang. Hosted by the Marie Philip School in Framingham, PA, the event opened with a round robin competition.

Fanwood entered the tournament strong, winning their first three games against Rochester School for the Deaf, Marie Philip School, and New Jersey school for the Deaf (NJSD). They came to their only defeat of the day against Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD) landing them #2 in Pool A. This qualified Fanwood for the gold bracket and faced Lexington school for the Deaf (LEX) next.

Fanwood won the first set 28 to 26 but fell to LEX in the second set with a score of 20 to 25. In the third and final set, the LEX took an early lead, but Fanwood didn’t give up and came back to win the game!

Today, we are moving up to the Semi Finals against Delaware School for the Deaf at 10:30am. The game will be streaming live on https://twitter.com/mps_athletics/

Your Calls Are Making A Difference! Three More Calls Today Will Help Even More!

2011-03-29 blue-grey-logoThank you to all of you who picked up the phone to help last week; your calls made an impact on the Assembly…now we need to urge the Senate.

As you know, New York School for the deaf, Fanwood, has not gotten an increase in funding for six years. So many of you have offered to help over the years and now you can.

We were just notified that the Senate and Assembly have passed their “One House” budget bills. The Assembly has recommended a 2.4% to the 4201 Schools (we asked for 4.8%) The Senate – unfortunately – did not include any increase.

Now, it is really important that we urge the Senate to also recommend an increase to 4201 Schools.

How you can help: Today, we ask you to make 3 short calls, starting with your Senator. If you do not know your Senator’s name or number, go to http://www.nysenate.gov/senators. On the left, you can put in your home zip code and it will give you the name and phone number for their Albany and District office.   You should to call their District office. (Sample message below)

1. Call your own Senator in their District Office.
2. Call Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins (NYSD is in her District) 914 423- 4031
3. Call Senator Skelos, the Majority Leader in the Senate 518 455-3171

Please keep these calls going throughout the day; together we can do this, we need to get that increase, and it will benefit the students tremendously.

Sample Message:
Please ask to speak directly with the Senator.  He/She will not be available.  Ask for the Senator to return your call and leave your contact information.  Then ask if you can leave a message for the Senator.

Please let the Senator know that I am calling to express my deep disappointment that the Senate one-house budget does nothing to address the challenges facing 4201 schools and fails to provide an increase for 2015-2016.  Thank     you.  I look forward to speaking with the Senator.

This call to action is only for TODAY, March 13, 2015.   We expect to receive over action alerts next week; we will keep you posted on how you can help. We need to work together to make this happen and thank you for supporting our students!

Thank You!

One Quick Call Can Make A Big Difference – How You Can Help

As you know, New York2011-03-29 blue-grey-logo School for the deaf, Fanwood, has not gotten an increase in funding for six years. So many of you have offered to help over the years and now you can.

Please help by joining us in asking the Assembly to include New York School for the Deaf and other 4201 schools in the 4.8% funding increase that public schools receive.

All you have to do is make a call to the Speaker of the Assembly, Speaker Heastie. Phone # 518-455-4800

This is what you can say:

“I’m calling from New York School for the Deaf, I would like to ask Speaker Heastie to support a 4.8% increase for the 4201 Schools this year. Also, please allocate money for deferred capital needs.  We’ve been flat-funded for 6 years.   We really need his support. 

We are not asking for more than anyone else.  Schools for blind, deaf and physically-disabled need equality with other schools this year.”

Please share this information with your family members and friends…they can call too!
Thank you for your support!