EXCLUSIVE: P.S. 117 finds its heroes, $7K donated by community organizations


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

P.S. 117 may not need to wait for Superman any longer to save graduation. The Queens Chamber of Commerce and the Briarwood Latchkey Generation Facebook group stepped up to contribute about $7,000 together to help save the cash-strapped school.

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Parents of P.S. 117 students seeking donations to fund school’s graduation


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

P.S. 117 parents started a crowd funding page on giveforward.com, hoping to raise about $4,500, which is needed so the nearly 170 graduating fifth-graders can receive caps and gowns, yearbooks and a senior prom.

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EXCLUSIVE: P.S. 117 PTA missing $30K, graduation ruined for students


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Nearly 170 graduating students of P.S. 117 in Briarwood may not receive their caps and gowns and may miss out on senior events at the end of their elementary school experience because $30,000 is miss- ing from the accounts of the school’s PTA, The Courier has learned.

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Pols ask for closer alternative for P.S. 11 students


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Woodside parents and politicians are asking the Department of Education to consider renting space in a nearby former Catholic school building rather than busing the kindergarten and first-graders miles away to Astoria.

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DOE postpones vote on temporary relocation plans of Woodside’s P.S. 11 students


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Photo Courtesy of Julianne O’Riordan

The Department of Education (DOE) announced the vote on a Woodside school’s partial co-location and re-siting has been postponed.

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Parents, pols oppose temporary relocation plan for P.S. 11 students


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Congressmember Joseph Crowley gathered with other local elected officials and parents of students from P.S. 11, located at 54-25 Skillman Ave., to voice their disagreement with the DOE’s final recommendation of sending the school’s kindergarten and first grade students to P.S. 171 in Astoria.

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Parents call for P.S. 118 principal’s ouster


| chudson@queenscourier.com

Visit P.S. 118 in St. Albans most afternoons and you’ll find what you’d expect: rambunctious school kids chattering as they stream from the building, parents waiting, with varying degrees Of patience, to pick up their sons and daughters. But Fridays are a different story. On Fridays what you find are a small but dedicated group […]

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Students rally against bullying at P.S. 11


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Photo Courtesy of Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer

The students of P.S. 11 are urging kids across the city to “give peace a chance.” Parents, faculty and all 1,300 children from the school, located at 54-25 Skillman Avenue in Woodside, united on November 22 for a peace march and anti-violence rally. The parade was in protest to the increase in bullying and violence […]

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Queens pols remember 9/11 during 13th anniversary


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo via Twitter/@TonyAvella

Queens marked the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks across the borough on Thursday. State Sen.Tony Avella, fresh off his victory in the primary, joined the 109th Precinct at the 9/11 Park Dedication ceremony in the morning to honor the lives lost 13 years ago.

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Renderings reveal look of new P.S./I.S. 314 school in Jamaica


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Rendering courtesy Department of Education

The School Construction Authority posted renderings of the new P.S./I.S. 314 school in Jamaica, giving residents a glimpse into the future of their neighborhood.

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Star of Queens: Shani Faure, P.S. 140 PTA president


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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Shani Faure became the PTA president of P.S. 140 only a year ago, but her community advocacy dates all the way back to her teenage years. Faure is one of the project managers at Life Camp Incorporated, a nonprofit organization aiming to save teens from gun violence, and is also a life coach […]

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P.S. 176 in Cambria Heights to expand


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An overcrowded P.S. 176 is set to receive a much-needed and well-deserved expansion. The Cambria Heights elementary school is currently at 140 percent capacity, but will receive an extra 370 seats thanks to the expansion, fueled by Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor Dennis Walcott and other local officials. “I like to see growth and things […]

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