Reopened Brooklyn, N.Y. Schools Help Those Destroyed After Hurricane Sandy

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

As P.S. 84 returned from a week without classes Monday, the Grand Street school's principal Sereida Rodriguez-Guerra combed through a list of socks, baby food, warm coats and school supplies that a Rockaway Beach school needs while recovering from Hurricane Sandy.

Her elementary school had "adopted" P.S. 317Q, a three-year-old school on Beach 110th Street that was devastated by Hurricane Sandy and remains closed, Rodriguez-Guerra said, noting that the principal there, Dana Gerendasi, had been her colleague at another Brooklyn school.

"We just got off the phone, and she was telling me everything they need," she said of Gerendasi, who previously worked at P.S. 250 on Montrose Avenue with Rodriguez-Guerra. "We're already getting bags from parents dropping off donations in the front."

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