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I’m madder than a Henny Youngman when no one took his wife over the fact that there aren’t enough good jokes out there anymore, no matter what that their Jimmy Fallon says.

Look, you all know the ol’ Screecher is a laugh a minute, so I’d like you to take a minute to hear my latest knee-slapper before reading about my “Carmine” award winner for “Co-Parent of the Year.”

This 65-year-old woman gets hit by a car… No, wait. Scratch that. This 65-year-old woman has a heart attack, and has a near-death experience while on the operating table. Seeing God, she asks “Is my time up?”

“No,” God says. “You have another 33 years, two months, and eight days.”

Seeing an opportunity, the woman decides to stay in the hospital and get a face lift, liposuction, breast implants, and a tummy tuck. She even had someone come in and changed her hair color and brightened her teeth.

After her last operation, she was released from the hospital and, while crossing the street on her way home, she was struck and killed by a dump truck.

And once again she stoop before God.

“I thought you said I had another 33 years?” she demanded. “Why didn’t you pull me from out of the path of that dump truck?”

“Because I didn’t recognize you!” God replied.

Now, i want to introduce you to a product of our great American dream, Anne Pollizzi, who along with Luisa DeSilvio is currently serving in her second year, at PS 177 as co-president of the Parent Teacher Association.

She has been a PS 177 parent for four years. She has been married to Frank for 12 years and they have two children: 9-year-old Christian and 6-year-old Sofia. Anne has been volunteering at PS 177 since 2009 when her son was in kindergarten, and for the last two years has served as co-chairwoman of the Senior Prom & Auction. She has been a member of the PS 177 School Leadership Team for the past two years. For her hard work, Anne was awarded the PS 177 Parent Volunteer of the Year Award in 2010.

It has been Anne’s passion over the years to work corroboratively with faculty and parents to insure all students receive and benefit from a consistent, quality learning experience that takes into account the individual learning needs of all students. As parent and PS 177 co-president of the Parent Teacher Association, she values parental engagement and believes that participation is vital to provide an excellent educational experience for all children.

Born in Kowloon, Hong Kong, she moved with her family to Bensonhurst when she was five years old, and in the 1980s she gave up her British passport and became a U.S. citizen. Her parents are proud immigrants. Her mom is retired from the garment district and her father was a chef in the restaurant business.

Anne is a proud graduate of Pace University, New York in 1988 with a degree in marketing. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and is a food enthusiast. She is a dedicated fan of the New York Yankees, New York Giants, New York Rangers, and the Brooklyn Nets.

Professionally, her career in the insurance industry extends more than 20 years. Anne is currently the compliance and producer licensing analyst manger for Allied World Assurance Company Inc. She is also on the Allied World charity committee since 2009 where they have given grants to many organizations.

What makes this duo of co-presidents of the year‚ so interesting is that the our gala committee insisted that Anne Pollizzi and Luisa De Silvio symbiotic work relationship was so unique because they supplemented each other’s time and efforts, that a co-president’s of the year award be instituted recognizing the dedicated efforts and time that the they give to our children and communities. We proudly honor them with the Cesaria Soccoa Parent of the Year Award. Voila, a new award was born!

Join us on March 19th in honoring Anne Polizzi Parents of the Year Award and all the rest of our Carmine Award-winners at BWECC!’s gala, at the fabulous El Caribe Country Club, Contact me ASAP at for information on how to reserve tickets for the event!

Screech at you next week!

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