The threat of heavy rains and flood advisories issued for Brooklyn on the afternoon of Friday, September 8th, did not prevent the Welcome-Back-To-School Family BBQ hosted by the staff of P.S. 276 Louis Marshall School from happening.
The festivities were simply moved from the outdoors to the school’s gymnasium, at 1070 East 83rd Street, where everyone was treated to a lot more than delicious food and great music.
Principal Jennifer Troman and staff were lauded by elected officials for their efforts. State Senator Roxanne Persaud extended congratulations, stating, “They do a fabulous job and we will continue to support them.” The students had fun spinning the senator’s “Wheel of Fortune” which allowed them to win coveted prizes such as baseball caps and school backpacks.
Councilwoman Mercedes Narcisse surprised them by presenting Troman with a $175,000 check for a multi-sensory classroom at the school. “I’m going to make sure the principal and teachers have the resources that they need to educate our children,” Narcisse stated.
Representatives from other agencies, including the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, Jamaica Bay Library and NYC Park Rangers, provided additional resources in the form of educational materials while the Brooklyn Canarsie Lions distributed scores of book bags and other school supplies.
Troman thanked the senator, councilwoman and everyone including Honorable Mackie Holder, Consul General of Barbados, whom she referred to as “a great friend of P.S. 276” for their unwavering support.