Secrets to success at P.S. 173


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Newly-minted Blue Ribbon school P.S. 173 follows through on its mantra of growing future leaders. The Fresh Meadows elementary school was honored for being a high performing school on September 15, earning itself the federal government’s prestigious Blue Ribbon award and a brand new banner across the school. According to David Thomas, spokesperson for the […]

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P.S. 169 Sprucing Up For 50th Anniversary


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P.S. 169, The Bay Terrace School, has been undergoing a facelift this spring. The Department of Education installed new wrought iron fencing across the front of the school. This should help prevent the graffiti and vandalism that have occurred in the past. Additionally, a brand new fence was erected around the schoolyard, replacing the sagging, […]

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Three schools earn ‘Blue Ribbon’


| mchan@queenscourier.com

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Three Queens elementary schools were honored for being high performing schools, earning them the federal government’s prestigious Blue Ribbon award and a brand new banner across the school. On Thursday, September 15, the United States Department of Education named P.S. 173 in Fresh Meadows and Bayside schools P.S. 159 and P.S. 130 as Blue Ribbon […]

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NEWS BRIEFS


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Blood Drive at Temple Beth Sholom FLUSHING – The Temple Beth Sholom will be hosting a blood drive on Sunday, May 15, toward saving up to three lives. The drive will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To be eligible, one must bring a valid ID and weigh at least 110 pounds. Those […]

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Taking the oath


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City Councilmember James Gennaro officiated at the swearing-in of the newest members of P.S. 173, the Fresh Meadows School’s Student Council recently. Gennaro administered the oath of office to the little legislators (from left) Abraham Oh, President; Anna Fitzpatrick, Vice President; Jenifer Zheng, Secretary; and William Gan, Treasurer, during a student assembly on Friday, January […]

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Park Day events
around the Boro


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“It’s My Park Day” will be celebrated all over the borough on Saturday, October 24. Residents will be out and about making their neighborhoods greener. Here are events on Saturday (and Sunday where noted) you may want to attend. From 9 a.m. to noon at the Metzger Sitting Area, 78th Avenue and the Grand Central […]

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