Friday, May 8, 2015

Roosevelt Island PS/IS 217 PTA Thanks Community For Support Of Participatory Budget Vote Green Roof Project - Invites You To May 13 Celebration With Cake

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. The Roosevelt Island PS/IS 217 PTA wishes to thank the Roosevelt Island community and NYC Council Member Ben Kallos for their support and invites you to celebrate with some cake.

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!

Please join us for cake and celebration at the 645 Main Street school yard next Wednesday, May 13 6:15-7:30 PM and share this invitation with others who helped out.

PTA Co-Presidents, Olga Shchuchinov & Natalia Starkova

During the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) May 6 Common Council Public Session, Christina Delfico reported on the Green Roof election win, thanked the community for its support and noted that additional needed sums for the project may be coming from the Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer as well.

Following Ms. Delfico, PS/IS 217 PTA member Corrina Kell thanked the Roosevelt Island community for their support of the Green Roof project, invited us to the Cake Celebration and to May 30 International Dinner Fundraiser.

Also during the RIRA Public Session, NYC Council Member Ben Kallos congratulated Roosevelt Island on the victory, praised the community's Participatory Budget organizing,

and explained the Participatory budget process for this and future years.