So proud


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The dedicated staff of P.S. 46 that makes the school such a success!

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 award-winning Blue Ribbon School. There were only six selected citywide and Queens had three, P.S. 46, P.S. 66 and P.S. 221.

Since my old and dear friend, Janet Elias, teaches at P.S. 46, she invited me to the joyous celebration. How moving it was to see the international diversity of the student body. I had been there a few months ago to talk about being in the news business and was impressed that when I asked them where their parents or grandparents were from I heard the names of countries from all over the world!

My friend, teacher Janet Elias, and her husband Heskel

And there they were last week, smiling broadly and radiating enormous pride. They performed a skit about their principal searching for the Blue Ribbon. I don’t know who laughed more, the proud parents or the teachers! What composure each child showed.

To add to the celebration, Vivaldi, the restaurant located on the service road of the Cross Island Parkway, held a party for them and Lois Christie of Christie & Co. Salon • Spa in The Bay Terrace Shopping Center, will be beautifying each of the teachers. To add to the community spirit the Cord Meyer Company, owners of The Bay Terrace Shopping Center, also sponsored the festivities. That’s what community is all about – sharing the success of our future generations.

We in Queens have a lot to be proud of. Congratulations to their passionate principal, Marsha Goldberg, and her talented and devoted staff and PTA.

A treat after a hectic week

Although I love getaways, I’ve learned the power of a “staycation.” This week I escaped to the Christie & Co. Salon • Spa in The Bay Terrace to experience its newest service, an Oxygen Facial.

The idea of the oxygen infusion is to act as a catalyst to eliminate wrinkles. My search for the “magic pill” is endless, but I also relish the relaxation of the treatment.

And did I relax! The beauty of having a treatment at Christie & Co. is that after my rejuvenating treatment I had my hair and makeup applied. I felt like I could take on the world. And I did, because after the wonderful time at the salon and spa

I was off to the 10th anniversary celebration of the AirTrain at Terrace on the Park.

Several people commented on my skin, so I think my glow had to be credited to my oxygen facial done by Diana, who was voted “Esthetician of the Year” by Repechage. Call Christie & Co. at 718-225-7766 to book your appointment. Try it, you’ll love it too!