Rocky Point

Rocky Point custodian’s quick action saves choking student

Rocky Point school custodian Dave Cook was working on the far side of the high school basement cafeteria stacking chairs June 10 when he heard an announcement from a nearby staff radio that there was a medical emergency in the cafeteria.
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NYSUT Many Threads, One Fabric event celebrates Juneteenth

The statewide union celebrated Juneteenth with a look back at the origins of the holiday, and a look forward to why the lessons it teaches are necessary today.
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A garden dedicated to a sassy 7-year-old is helping a school community heal

This is the story of Charlie, a little girl who loved school. This is the story of her teacher, Sarah Norton, a member of the South Colonie Teachers Association, and the aides and monitors who work in this special education class. This is a story of all her Saddlewood Elementary classmates; the two therapy dogs, George and Henry, who comforted her day after day; and the garden that came to life after her own life ended.
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Many Threads, One Fabric: 'Hope Gathering 2021'

“This event taps into the feelings that are deep inside of all of us — the dream of returning to in-person work and school, and to all the things we’ve had to sacrifice over the past year,” said NYSUT Secretary-Treasurer Philippe Abraham. “As a union, we’ve made it through the past year with dedication, dignity and grace. I’m proud to celebrate the strength of our members.”
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Community schools fill gaps — and offer hope

NYSUT President Andy Pallotta said the Central New York community school network is a model that should be replicated around the state. “It’s so encouraging to be here today,” Pallotta said. “You should be proud of what you’ve already accomplished.”

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