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Emily Warren Roebling Celebration

Ribbon-cutting ceremony with many people gathered

PS 8 was able to celebrate our new school name on May 24th. Students, staff, many families and NYC Council member Lincoln Restler gathered for our ribbon-cutting ceremony. May 24th happened to be the 139th anniversary of the dedication of the Brooklyn Bridge. Students in grades 2-5 then walked to the first tower of the bridge to commemorate Emily Warren Roebling’s first crossing and just like Emily, the students in the front of the parade carried a rooster, a symbol of victory, though the students used a toy rooster. Our afterschool club Raise The Bar collaborated as a group, wrote and recorded this amazing tale about an extraordinary¬†woman. “Once Upon A Bridge” is a Hip Hop style narrated story about the life¬†of Emily