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On Friday, October 14th, our students and staff were awarded $1,000 as recipients of the 2011 Environmental Challenge Grant.


This grant was awarded by the Bergen County Utilities Authority in recognition of our outstanding recycling program. This is our third year receiving this prestigious award and we couldn’t be more proud. Our program has benefitted greatly from these grants, which have allowed us to purchase a new shredder for our Career Awareness Center, a greenhouse for our elective program, and a portable tent which serves as our staging area during our school-wide clean-ups. 

Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan and representatives from the Bergen County Utilities Authority were on hand to present this award. Representing Bleshman at the Check Presentation Ceremony were students Taryn, Andrew, and Lynn; Dr. Howard Lerner, Superintendent; Tara Bohan, Supervisor of Instruction; Angela Cupo, Principal; and, Giordano Rodriguez, Community Integration Coach.

Congratulations everyone for all you do everyday to keep our environment and community clean and healthy.

Message from the Principal

N. A. Bleshman Regional Day School


                                                                                                    September 2015

Message from the Principal

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all returning as well as our new students to the Norman A. Bleshman Regional Day School for the 2015-2016 school year.

I hope that you enjoyed a relaxing summer break.   Our students, faculty and staff enjoyed a most productive and enjoyable Extended Year Program.

Our Extended Year Program, July 6-29, focused on the theme of “Medieval Times.” Lessons and activities included researching and studying aspects of music, dress, customs, food, living conditions and daily life during the Middle Ages in Europe. Activities included: a Medieval breakfast featuring common food of this era and constructing castles and shields all reminiscent of this time in History. Multimedia presentations focused on the pageantry associated with the annual opening of Parliament, maypole festivities and jousting.   Culminating activities included a festival with computer-generated horse-racing, catapult competitions and various games of the times. On July 24, our very own Bleshman Pageant/ Naming Ceremony afforded each student the opportunity to participate in grand style as each was knighted with their Medieval name during this celebratory gala.

I extend my sincere appreciation to our Extended Year Committee Members and faculty for coordinating a most enlightening and educationally stimulating experience for our students. Please note additional information and activities posted this month.

At Bleshman, we continue to provide a comprehensive school program to students, ages, three through twenty-one with cognitive and/or physical disabilities.   Programming offers an exciting academic/ functional/ career-based curriculum that includes an integrated therapy approach to instruction. Community-based instruction provides our students with opportunities to continue to achieve exposure to workplace skills as well as aspects of industry in their surrounding environment.

We look forward to an exciting year filled with academic, cultural, social and therapeutic events and activities. Please check back for program updates throughout the school year.


Angela Cupo



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