2014-12-10 / Features

Ribbon-Cutting For The Geraldine Ferraro Campus

Assemblymember Catherine Nolan with Mieasia Harris, principal, P.S. 290, Denise Vittor, principal, Grover Cleveland H.S. and several parent and community leaders.  

Assemblymember Catherine Nolan with Mieasia Harris, principal, P.S. 290, Denise Vittor, principal, Grover Cleveland H.S. and several parent and community leaders. Assemblymember Catherine Nolan along with city Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina, School Construction Authority President and CEO Lorraine Grillo and P.S. 290 Principal Mieasia Harris joined several community leaders to cut the ribbon at the Geraldine Ferraro campus.

The school which was officially named for former Congressmember Geraldine Ferraro at a groundbreaking ceremony last year will have 616 seats serving pre-kindergarten to fifth grade.  The new building will also include two playgrounds, a gymnasium that also serve as an auditorium, a second gymnasium, library, kitchen and cafeteria, 23 classrooms and a District 75 school.  The building will also include a science room and a science lab with prep rooms.

“I am delighted to take part in this ribbon-cutting for the Geraldine Ferraro campus,” said Assemblymember Catherine Nolan with Mieasia Harris, principal, P.S. 290, Donna Zaccaro, daughter of Congressmember Geraldine Ferraro and several students from P.S. 290.
Assemblymember Catherine Nolan with Mieasia Harris, principal, P.S. 290, Donna Zaccaro, daughter of Congressmember Geraldine Ferraro and several students from P.S. 290. Nolan.  This modern, state of the art building has been named after a wonderful role model to many women leaders, including myself.  As a former teacher in Queens, she knew how important it was that our children have safe, adequate space to learn.  I want to thank Chancellor Farina and SCA President Lorraine Grillo for their work on our community’s behalf and Principal Mieasia Harris for her leadership of this school.  I look forward to attending many school events in the future.”

Assemblymember Catherine Nolan cutting the ribbon with Assemblymember Marge Markey, Mieasia Harris, Principal, P.S. 290, John Zaccaro, Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, state Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr., Evelyn Cruz representing Congressmember Nydia Velazquez, Vincent Arcuri, chairman, Queens Community Board 5, and several students from the school.Assemblymember Catherine Nolan cutting the ribbon with Assemblymember Marge Markey, Mieasia Harris, Principal, P.S. 290, John Zaccaro, Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, state Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr., Evelyn Cruz representing Congressmember Nydia Velazquez, Vincent Arcuri, chairman, Queens Community Board 5, and several students from the school.“The new Geraldine Ferraro Campus is not just about giving students a new state of the art building, it’s about creating an environment that fosters learning and gives every child that walks through these doors the opportunity for endless growth,” said Grillo. “With neighborhood leaders working hand in hand with the School Construction Authority, we have created a new building that honors the legacy of Geraldine Ferraro and ensures that generations of students will remember her commitment to education.”


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