Laura Flannery Pettee Joins Bespoke Education

Pictured: Laura Flannery Pettee

By Emily Levine, Bespoke

Nov. 10, 2021: Bespoke Education, nestled in the heart of our village since 2015, has provided the highest quality academic support through tutoring, classes, mock testing, and more for two decades in the New York area. Bespoke has also become a familiar presence at Bronxville High School, in part because of the semi-annual Junior Class mock testing fundraiser it hosts jointly with the PTA.

Laura Flannery Pettee, Parent Chair of this year’s Junior class and mother of four (including Katelin, currently a junior at Bronxville High School) had been part of this project for many years before joining Bespoke more formally in the fall of 2020, after a phone call from Westchester Director, Lee Klein. Impressed with Laura’s commitment to education, variety of skills, and warm personality, Lee reached out to her to join the Bespoke Team as an instructor in its newly formed elementary level POD program.

“I absolutely loved working with the POD,” Ms. Pettee stated enthusiastically. “Almost immediately, this small group felt like family. It was a unique, wonderful experience that became a silver lining of the pandemic.”

As a lifelong Bronxville resident, Laura collaborated with Bespoke’s K-5 Director, Emily Levine, to infuse many wonderful features of the community into the curriculum. This small group of Kindergarten and 1st graders often visited the Bronx River tributary, the train station, local businesses, and the library in order to bring topics of study to life. Laura was an invaluable guide on these sojourns, where the many friendly waves and hellos that were received revealed her long history in the community and connections to so many neighbors, residents, and friends.

A 1987 graduate of Bronxville High School, Laura elaborates on her long and deep connections to her hometown:, “My grandfather, Edward Spencer, lived in town, in addition, my mother Anne Flannery, and my husband, Jeff Pettee all graduated from our local high school.” Her strong ties to the community also include her  work with the Bronxville School Foundation, the Athletic Council (where she serves as Co-Chair) and at Eliza Corwin Frost Child Center.

While Bespoke’s K-5 offerings have shifted in response to the needs of families as children return to full time in-person learning, Laura remains an integral part of the team. Individual and small group tutoring, daily after-school enrichment courses, and holiday camps are now being offered in addition to full and part-time learning pods in order to support children in the attainment of grade level benchmarks and accelerated academic goals.

Ms. Pettee and the rest of the team remain committed to the best personalized instruction for the children in Bronxville and beyond. Please reach out to learn more about our holiday academic camps that will run from December 27th-31st and Feb 21st-25th or any other of Bespoke’s K-5 programs.

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Bronxville Beautification Council

Organized in 1982 and incorporated in 1993, the Bronxville Beautification Council (BBC) is a not for profit organization administered by a Board of Directors. Its mission is to enhance and maintain the natural and man-made beauty of Bronxville Village, with emphasis on the downtown business district of Bronxville. The BBC uses the dollars raised in its annual spring solicitation letter to residents to fund the mum, tulip and summer flower plantings downtown and at traffic intersections, as well as the summer hanging baskets. Every few years the group spearheads such major endeavors as the renovation of Leonard Morange Square on the west side of the railroad tracks and the beautification of the Lawrence Hospital traffic circle, which included the addition of plants and the building of the fountain that now makes a gracious western portal to our town. The BBC also works with other civic groups to monitor the aesthetics of retail signage, the consistency of sidewalk materials, and litter and graffiti. During Beautify Bronxville Week, the BBC sponsors a poetry reading and works with Scout groups on the annual village clean-up. 

Bronxville Beautification Council
PO Box 127
Bronxville, New York 10708

Bronxville Boy Scouts

The village of Bronxville has a long tradition of scouting. “The troops and packs of Bronxville have maintained the finest scouting organizations and have taught the boys of the Bronxville area to be leaders and outstanding members of the local, national and global communities.”

There are several Boy Scout Troops in Bronxville, including Troops 1, 2, 4, and 5.

Bronxvillle Girls Scouts

The Girls Scouts is “the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world.” In Girl Scouts, “girls discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together. Through the many enriching experiences provided by Girl Scouts, they can grow courageous and strong.”

Bronxville Historical Conservancy

The Bronxville Historical Conservancy was founded in 1998 to further the understanding and appreciation of the history and current life of the village. The Conservancy furthers its mission through the presentation of programs, publications, lectures and special events that foster an awareness of the village's architectural, artistic and cultural heritage, and lends its support for projects designed to strengthen and preserve those legacies. Anyone who is interested in the Bronxville and its history can become a member; varying levels of membership are available. 

Bronxville Historical Conservancy
PO Box 989
Bronxville, New York 10708


Bronxville School Foundation

The Bronxville School Foundation, founded in 1991, is a non-profit organization independent from the school with the sole purpose of supporting the school. The Foundation raises money each year through donations from school families, community members, and alumni, among others.These contributions fund grants that provide cutting-edge technology, innovative programs and curriculum and other resources that are beyond the scope of public school funding.

177 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

Bronxville Women’s Club

The Bronxville Women’s Club offers lectures, exhibits and concerts. It also has a beautiful clubhouse which is available for rental for events.

135 Midland Avenue
Bronxville, New York 10708

Bronxville Youth Council

The Bronxville Youth Council provides volunteer and leadership opportunities for high school students in the village of Bronxville.

177 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-395-0500 ext 1789

Counseling Center

Founded in 1971, the mission of the Counseling Center “is to provide a wide range of psychotherapeutic and counseling services to individuals, couples and families by a staff of highly trained, experience and dedicated psychotherapists. 

The Counseling Center
180 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester & Tuckahoe

The mission of the Community Fund is “to support broad social services in Bronxville 10708, Eastchester and Tuckahoe through grants and technical support to local agencies and community projects. All money raised here in our community stays here in our community.” 

15 Park Place
Bronxville, New York 10708

Friends of the Bronxville Library

The Friends of the Bronxville Library is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to focus attention on the “Library’s services, facilities and needs” as well as sponsor projects and provide materials that are beyond the reach of the Library’s regular budget and perform other services. 

Junior League of Bronxville

The Junior League of Bronxville is “an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.”

Rotary Club of Bronxville

The mission of the Rotary Club of Bronxville is to “encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and to encourage and foster (1) the development of friendships within the community as an opportunity for service, (2) high ethical standards in business and professions, (3) the application of the ideal of service of each member to his personal and business and community life and (4) the advancement of international understanding, good will and peace through a world fellowship.” 

Senior Citizens of Bronxville

Senior Citizens of Bronxville is a not-for-profit organization that provides services and programs to seniors within the 10708 zip code area. “Programs cover a wide range of activities from educational seminars and cultural enrichment, to community services, bridge classes and exercise.”

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