P.S. 46′s Lunar New Year show celebrates diversity


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo and videos by Melissa Chan

About 125 students at P.S. 46 in Bayside took the stage Tuesday to perform Chinese and Korean dances and songs, as well as the traditional lion dance and martial arts, during the school’s ninth annual Lunar New Year assembly.

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Bayside school P.S. 46 leads district in progress reports


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Photo Courtesy of Janet Elias. First grade teacher Mrs. Schwartz (left) and Assistant Principal Mrs. Karalazarides (right) pose with students.

Another “A” is in the bag for P.S. 46. According to progress reports released by the Department of Education (DOE), the Alley Pond School in Bayside received another “A” this year, making it the number one school in the leading district in Queens. District 26 — which P.S. 46 falls under — was the highest […]

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P.S. 46 rings in Year of the Rabbit


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Articulate, ambitious and cooperative are characteristics that define the Year of the Rabbit, according to Chinese Lunar New Year tradition. Students at P.S. 46 in Bayside exemplified these traits when they performed in their annual Lunar New Year celebration on Thursday, February 3. The show featured Chinese and Korean songs and dance, as well as […]

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Marshall attends P.S. 46 graduation


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After Queens Borough President Helen Marshall congratulated graduating fifth graders at P.S. 46 in Bayside, she asked the group of nearly 100 students to turn around and shout a resounding message to their parents and relatives, who filled the school’s small auditorium. “Thank you,” the students yelled to their supporters, for providing love and encouragement […]

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Bayside’s P.S. 46 makes news


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The School Wide Enrichment Educational Time (S.W.E.E.T.) program began this year at P.S. 46, The Alley Pond School, in Bayside. As part of the ambitious plan, the school launched “It’s News To Me,” a combination of journalism class and actual elementary school newspaper taught by speech teacher, Mrs. Barbara Vella, and the technology teacher, Mrs. […]

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Brides of P.S. 46


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Ms. Petrakis is getting married to Levon Masell. They’re getting married on July 7, 2006. They’re getting married in the Bahamas. They’ve known each other for 2 years. Ms. Lombardo is marrying Josh Jampole. They’re getting married on March 9, 2007 at Sandcastle. They’ve known each other for 3 years. Ms. Arbetinos is getting married […]

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12th Annual Top Women in Business Awards draws nearly 1,000


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Photo by Allen Ngai

This year The Queens Courier’s 12th Annual Top Women in Business Awards & Networking event at Terrace on the Park broke records as close to 1,000 people came out to celebrate the accomplishments of the leading women of the Queens business world.

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So proud


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There were tears rolling down my cheeks as I watched from my front-row seat, one just like the ones I sat in when I went to elementary school. But this time the tears were with joy as I watched the P.S. 46 children march proudly into the auditorium to celebrate being selected as a national […]

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Councilmember Costa Constantinides wants government to work for his constituents


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Councilmember Costa Constantinides wants his constituents to know he is here for them and plans on keeping his two campaign promises – to work hard for them and never lie.

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Survey says overcrowding problem at Queens schools


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Queens schools are failing in at least one subject– classroom sizes. Hillcrest High School in Jamaica ranked highest in the number of oversized classrooms, 400, and Bayside’s Benjamin Cardozo High School follows with 385, according to a recent United Federation of Teachers (UFT) survey. More than 230,000 students citywide spent some of the first few […]

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Three Queens elementary schools receive Blue Ribbon award


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

The coveted federal Blue Ribbon award will go to three Queens elementary schools this year, U.S. education officials announced early this week. P.S. 46 in Oakland Gardens, P.S. 66 in Richmond Hill and P.S. 221 in Little Neck earned their prestigious titles on September 24. The honor is given to public and private schools that […]

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