Dear Mayor Duthie,
On behalf of Noecker School and the members of the April Autism Awareness Committee, I want to thank you for joining us last Friday, April 1, 2016, for out Autism Awareness Light it Blue Assembly and symbolic flag raising! Our students and staff truly appreciated your thoughtful words and that you read the proclamation from the Borough of Roseland. We hope you enjoyed lighting it up blue too!
Roseland's Noecker School planned many activities for April Autism Awareness Month. An Autism Awareness bulletin board display was created for the front lobby, with participation by all the Noecker Students. The Display highlighted this year’s theme- Autism Awareness - The Heart of Acceptance. The Month’s activities were kicked off with a school-wide assembly where Mayor Duthie read a Proclamation from the town, the symbolism of the "Autism Awareness Puzzle Piece Ribbon" was described, followed by the students “lighting it up blue” with glow sticks donated by a Roseland family. The students will also participate in several grade level assemblies which focus on understanding and acceptance using age appropriate video clips and fun turn and talk activities with a partner. This month will be a time to reflect and grow in our understanding because from awareness, acceptance will grow.
Thank you again for joining us and for your support.
Amy Dahn

From left to right:
Noecker School - April 1, 2016 - Student assembly assistants Zach and Harper Goldberg; Ms. Rivera, Special Education Teacher/Committee Chair; Mayor Duthie; Alivia Sabato, student assembly assistant. Mrs. Hardenberg, Preschool Teacher/Committee Chair; and Principal Greenwal