2017-10-04 / Front Page

DOE Chancellor Farina Joins Electeds For New Cafeteria Opening

By Dan Miller and Joyce Vetere Milowski

Ribbon Cutting ceremony celebrating opening of new cafeteria and kitchen at PS 111Q in Long Island City. Participating in the ribbon cutting ceremony were: City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, PS111 principal, Dionne Jaggon, Assembly Member Cathy Nolan, NYC public school chancellor Carman Farina, parents, students and staff. In the back row NYS Board of regents’ member Dr. Lester Young Jr. and District 30Q Superintendent Dr. Philip A. Composto are all smiles as the ribbon gets cut.Photo Dan Miller/DMD IMAGESRibbon Cutting ceremony celebrating opening of new cafeteria and kitchen at PS 111Q in Long Island City. Participating in the ribbon cutting ceremony were: City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, PS111 principal, Dionne Jaggon, Assembly Member Cathy Nolan, NYC public school chancellor Carman Farina, parents, students and staff. In the back row NYS Board of regents’ member Dr. Lester Young Jr. and District 30Q Superintendent Dr. Philip A. Composto are all smiles as the ribbon gets cut.Photo Dan Miller/DMD IMAGESOn Thursday September 14, a week after New York City public schools opened for a new school year, the students and parents at Public School 111 in Long Island City finally got what they wanted, a new cafeteria and real cooking kitchen.  For many, many years the students had to eat food reheated on old portable ovens and eat their lunch in cramped spaces characterized by Chancellor Farina as a very old and dilapidated space used as the school’s lunchroom.

But after speaking with local council member Jimmy Van Bramer, who had made numerous visits to the school in his district, the students and parents received their wish, a brand new modern cafeteria and real cooing kitchen.

On hand to help celebrate the opening of the school’s new cafeteria with an official ribbon cutting ceremony were New York City School Chancellor Carman Farina, District 30Q Superintendent Dr. Philip A. Composto, Board of Regents member, Dr. Lester Young Jr., who we remember as the former superintendent of District 13 in Brooklyn, Assembly member Cathy Nolan, Chair of the NY State Assembly’s Committee on Education and PS 111 Principal Dionne Jaggon.
 


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