School Community Gathers for Deasy Ribbon Cutting

School Community Gathers for Deasy Ribbon Cutting photo

Students at Deasy Elementary School took advantage of their incredible new playground when the school hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 8 to celebrate its completion.

District officials, Board of Education members, building administrators and local officials joined Deasy School Principal Melanie Arfman and Glen Cove Education Foundation members, as well as the school’s PTA members, teachers, students and families, for the momentous occasion. The pre-K and elementary students and their siblings had a wonderful time climbing, swinging and bonding with friends and classmates on the new equipment. They also hula-hooped in the area located adjacent to the playground, while music played and PTA members served popcorn and drinks.      

Deasy’s playground came to fruition thanks to the grant-writing efforts of Arfman and Glen Cove Education Foundation member Danielle Fugazy-Scagliola, who helped to secure a $50,000 grant from Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton. The balance of the funds raised was thanks to the generosity of PTA members and multiple fundraisers organized by the Glen Cove Education Foundation.   

Principal Melanie Arfman said she was thrilled that students have a new, fun and exciting playground. She also expressed her gratitude to all those who made the new playground a reality. 

“The new playground is truly a result of Nassau County, the community, the school district, dedicated PTA members, parents and of course, Danielle Fugazy-Scagliola. Together these stakeholders worked collaboratively to ensure the our school’s students and community have a playground that allows for active-based play.”