Written by Ralph V. Suozzi Friday, 29 June 2012 00:00
On Tuesday, June 12, I was privileged to attend the PRIDE Ceremony at both Landing and Connolly Elementary Schools. The Peer Resistance Instruction and Drug Education program, also known as P.R.I.D.E., helps develop and enhance children’s ability to lead a drug free life. With the collaboration of school administrators and the Glen Cove Police Department, students participate in a 10 week training course that promotes student awareness of the negative affective of substance abuse and empowers them with the tools that will enable them to avoid and resist peer pressure situations that are common among today’s young adults. Congratulations to the students and a special thanks to Sergeant Jack McDougal and his fellow officers for helping to teach our children about making good choices.
During the past two weeks, I was able to attend moving up ceremonies at the Gribbin and Connolly Elementary Schools, Glen Cove Child Day Care Center and the graduation of the Class of 2012 from the Glen Cove High School. I wish every student, parent and family congratulations and the best of futures as our youth move on to new goals or to pursue their life’s dreams. I also thank the Glen Cove Public Schools and the PTAs for all of their efforts in educating the children of our community. Good luck to you all.
This year our Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department is celebrating 175 years of voluntary service to our community. Thank you to all the members and their families for your continuing service and for watching over us each day and night. I was proud to serve with you for 10 years and as my father did 25 years ago at your 150th Anniversary Celebration, I am proud to stand among you as we celebrate another historic milestone.
Regardless of the weather conditions during each school day for the past nine months, our school crossing guards have been at their designated posts to watch over our children. Please take a minute during the final week of school to thank them for doing such a fine job to protect our young people.