Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Mary Holzer-Doerr, MS, OTR/L
District occupational therapist, assigned to Westchester Hills School 29 since 2002.
Involved in WHS-29 Special Education Learning with Pets Program.
Education: MS - Occupational Therapy; BS - Therapeutic Recreation
Hello OT Families,I have been uploading thematic monthly modules for you to use as a supplement to our sessions at school and/or on line. The word document is here on Blackboard, with a few activity suggestions and links. The complete module with coloring and activity pages is available on my Teams page, under "OT Monthly Modules."Wishing you all a wonderful and healthy school year,Mary
Welcome back for the 2020/2021school year.
I am excited to see your children again, initially on our Teams sessions, and then in person when we are all back in the school building. Listed above are interim activities that can be used to augment the sessions.
If you have any questions, you can contact me at MHolzer-Doerr@YonkersPublicSchools.org
Looking forward to a great year,
September 3, 2020
Hello OT Families,
As we prepare for the new school year, I am posting a list of recommended materials that will be used for OT. They will be used during our on line therapy sessions, so please have them available. Thank you for your continued support. Best wishes for an enjoyable Labor Day weekend!
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June 18, 2020
Congratulations, you and your family did it! To my students who worked hard to complete assignments, and their families who supported and guided them in doing the work…you are truly amazing!Thank you for working with our team to finish out this school year in a way that we never imagined!I wish you all a wonderful summer!Please let us know if you plan to participate in summer school.Attached are some links for summer OT activities:
“10 Awesome Summer Activities for Kids”From: Mama OT, Christie Kiley http://mamaot.com/10-awesome-summer-activities-for-kids/
“Summer Activity Ideas from an Occupational Therapist” From: Idaho Pediatric Therapy Clinic https://www.idahopedstherapy.com/summer-activity-ideas-from-an-occupational-therapist/
You can contact me as well at MHolzer-Doerr@YonkersPublicSchools.org
Stay safe and be well!
5/28/2020 Hello OT Families,
CLASS DOJO is now available. On it, I have posted supplimental information, guidelines, and therapeutic activities in the areas of sensory calming, fine motor activities, Theraputty exercises, and handwriting. Many of you have accepted my e-vite to join Class Dojo. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, and continue to send photos of your child's work. Remember to record all OT activities on your child's work log.
Thank you for your continued support.
Stay safe and be well.
With best regards,
3/13/2020 Dear OT Families,
Attached above please find various occupational therapy related activities for your child to do during this extended school closure. I will be posting daily assignments which you can find under "Assignments." Detailed instructions for the assignments can be found under "Classroom Expectations." Thank you for your continued support during this time. Please contact me if you have questions or concerns at my school email: firstname.lastname@example.org I am available Monday - Friday 8:30 am - noon.
Please know that our school pets are safe and being cared for during this interim period. The ducks and turtle are at my friend’s farm. The fish tank ecosystems were deemed to be self-sufficient, and the custodians will be feeding the fish. The ducks and turtle will return to WHS-29.