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Petitioning NYC DOE, Chancellor Walcott, Mayor Bloomberg
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NYC DOE, Chancellor Walcott, Mayor Bloomberg

Keep our traumatized children together.

As you have witnessed on the news, Rockaway was one of the hardest hit areas by Hurricane Sandy. Many people have lost their homes, most prized possessions, and lived through events that will emotionally affect them for years to come. The most vunerable residents are our children. Each of them is asking to go home, to see their friends, and to go back to school. The New York City Department of Education's plan is to separate our children and send them to as many as seven different schools. It is very clear that they won't be being taught by their current teachers, who are also displaced. As a community that is broken, it is in the best interest of our children to keep them with their community, their lovng teachers, and help to show them that Mayor Bloomberg and NYC really mean it when they say they say they are going to help the people of Rockaway. Mayor Bloomberg, you have listened to our needs in recent days. We implore you to meet the need closest tho our hearts...help our children. They need educational services and, most likely, mental health counseling. Keep them with their class, their teachers, their community. Trailers can be set up in the Parking lot of either Riis Park or Aviator Sports Center, both are enormous. The majority of us will be back in our homes long before PS/MS114 reopens its doors. Get those trailers. Thank you for showing the people of Rockaway and the people of NYC that you realize our needs stretch far beyond repairing the infrastructure...


Letter to
NYC DOE, Chancellor Walcott, Mayor Bloomberg
Keep our traumatized children together.

As you have witnessed on the news, Rockaway was one of the hardest hit areas by Hurricane Sandy. Many people have lost their homes, most prized possessions, and lived through events that will emotionally affect them for years to come. The most vunerable residents are our children. Each of them is asking to go home, to see their friends, and to go back to school. The New York City Department of Education's plan is to separate our children and send them to as many as seven different schools. It is very clear that they won't be being taught by their current teachers, who are also displaced. As a community that is broken, it is in the best interest of our children to keep them with their community, their lovng teachers, and help to show them that Mayor Bloomberg and NYC really mean it when they say they say they are going to help the people of Rockaway. Mayor Bloomberg, you have listened to our needs in recent days. We implore you to meet the need closest tho our hearts...help our children. They need educational services and, most likely, mental health counseling. Keep them with their class, their teachers, their community. Trailers can be set up in the Parking lot of either Riis Park or Aviator Sports Center, both are enormous. The majority of us will be back in our homes long before PS/MS114 reopens its doors. Get those trailers. Thank you for showing the people of Rockaway and the people of NYC that you realize our needs stretch far beyond repairing the infrastructure...