90 years young
by Linda Cutler Hauck

Some of my happiest childhood memories that I still treasure today come from my elementary school days at P.S. 1 in Tottenville (1961-1967).  But it isn't the after-school programs, the yearly Maypole Dances or the weekly assembly programs that I remember most fondly; it is the excellent teachers who taught at PS 1.  I was fortunate to have some of the best. They not only taught us how to learn, they also instilled in us a desire to learn more. They cared about us, and we felt that, too. I am grateful to be able to keep in touch with my fourth and sixth grade teachers (Miss Schulz and Mr. "D") who still live locally, and I was lucky enough to celebrate Alva Schulz's 90th birthday in June 2017 with her.  More than 50 years later, Miss Schulz is still a role model for me.  A kind, generous, caring person always with a smile on her face.  Happy Birthday, Miss Schulz!