Thursday, May 14, 2015

Roosevelt Island PS/IS 217 Celebrates Winning $500 Thousand For Green Roof Project In NYC Participatory Budget Vote At Schoolyard Last Night

As reported April 30, the Roosevelt Island PS/IS 217 Green Roof project was the top vote getter in NYC Council District 5 Participatory Budget election and will receive $5 Hundred thousand towards the total $1.5 million project cost.

 Image Of Green Roof Celebration From PS/IS 217 PTA

Last night, the PS/IS 217 students, parents, teachers and friends held a party in the schoolyard to thank their Roosevelt Island supporters and celebrate. According to the PS/IS 217 PTA:
On behalf of PS/IS 217 and 217PTA we wish to thank you for your amazing support of the Green Roof project.  We are still pinching ourselves with joy that our island won the top votes and secured $500,000 toward the project.  Thank you!...

Sincerely, PTA Co-Presidents, Olga Shchuchinov & Natalia Starkova
PS/IS 217 Principal Mandana Beckman thanked the Roosevelt Island community for its support

of the Green Roof project

and then came the Cake Celebration.

Among those thanked by Principal Beckman (pictured below at left) were Roosevelt Island residents (from left to right) Christina Delfico of iDig2Learn, Sharon Berman, Olga Shchuchinov of the PTA and Aiesha Eleusizov of the Girl Scouts.

Here's what the Roosevelt Island Girl Scouts think about the Green Roof.

More pictures of the celebration at PS/IS 217 PTA web site.