Middle School Results

Dear 5th Grade Families,

Please be advised that Middle School results will be available later today.

Later today, the Office of Student Enrollment (OSE) will:

  • Notify families with MySchools accounts by email that they can log into MySchools to view their child’s middle school offer.
  • Robocall parents/guardians who do not have a MySchools account to let them know that middle school offers are available from their elementary school, and that printed letters are in the mail.

GKorrol
Principal

Tuesday Time with Drawing

Dear PS 101 Families:

It’s Tuesday Time with Drawing!

Get ready for Talented Tuesdays, as your child create, design and draw!

One of the best lessons we can teach our youngsters is to “Never Say Never”! Have you ever overheard your child say … “I can never do that”? Many people think and feel they can never draw something that is in their mind or what they may see right in front of them. Our Marquis Studios Teaching Artist, Ciara, has brought you another lesson video this week to show our students they can and will!

Please encourage your child to engage in these amazing pre-taped “how-to” drawing lessons that will share the process from beginning to end. Students will gain confidence and a new understanding to create an art masterpiece. Visual Arts provides a learning opportunity for us to use our imagination and take risks. Drawing helps bring the pictures in our mind to life and everyone can do it successfully.

The included links below are grade, age and level appropriate:

Week 3:

*Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Grade One, Grade Two:

*Grade Three, Grade Four, Grade Five:

HAVE FUN!  Create, Design and Draw!  Happy Drawing!

Sincerely, 

Gregg Korrol

Principal

No School on Thursday, May 13th – Eid al-Fitr Holiday

Greetings PS 101 Families:

As per the New York City Department of Education school calendar, there is No School for students and staff on Thursday, May 13th with respect to the Eid al-Fitr holiday, also called the “Festival of Breaking the Fast”.  This special holiday marks the end of the month-long, dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. Happy holiday to our families celebrating in the 101 community.  Enjoy the day with family and friends.

In-Person and Remote Learning will resume as regularly scheduled on Friday, May 14th.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher or call the general office at (718)372-0221.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

Parent Workshop: Motivating Children to Read for Pleasure at Home

Dear PS 101 Parents/Guardians:

On May 11, 2021 at 2:10pm, Bilingual Speech Teacher Mrs. Vorobeychik will be presenting on the following topics:

  • Motivating Children to Read for Pleasure at Home
  • Learning Sight Words
  • Celebrating Better Speech and Hearing Month.

WHERE and WHEN?

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 2:10 pm on Zoom.

Join the Zoom Meeting Workshop

New Dual Language Teacher

Dear PS101 Families of Dual Language Learners,

When we all met prior to the pandemic, I had informed you my goal was to strengthen the Dual Language Mandarin program at PS 101 by hiring more Mandarin teachers with the ultimate goal of having one Dual Language class on each grade. Even though there have been many set backs in the past year, I am still working on this commitment and am happy to inform you we have just hired a new Dual Language teacher who will be taking over class 404 for mandarin (this will not impact the Mrs. Castro as she will remain as the primary classroom teacher).

Ms. Hu is a welcome new member of our staff and you can read more about her below. Ms. Hu is the second Mandarin teacher we have hired this year (Ms Weng is in Grade 1), and we will continue to build this program until we have one teacher for every grade level.

A note from Ms. Hu:

Hi, my name is Ms.Hu. I come from China and I am excited to join the PS101K. I am passionate about teaching because I was inspired by a great teacher earlier in my life and I would like to be there for my students in the way that teacher was there for me. I love interacting with students and helping them see the connection between what they are learning and their lives. I look forward to seeing you all soon.

大家好,我是胡老师。我来自中国,我很荣幸能加入公立101小学。我对教育充满热情因为当我还是学生时遇到过一位对我有积极影响的老师,所以我也希望我能成为这样的老师,给学生带来高效和积极的学习体验。我喜欢和孩子们交流,也致力与帮助他们学以致用。

Onwards and upwards-

G.Korrol
Principal

Have you voted yet in the Education Council Elections?

Dear Parent,

Have you voted?

You can make history by voting in the Education Council Elections.  You will need to sign in to your NYC Schools Account at mystudent.nyc, in order to Vote. A full list of candidates and links to candidate videos can be found when you reach the voting ballot page.

If you do not have an account and want to vote, it’s not too late!

Click here to sign up for your NYC Schools Account. If you need help signing up to NYCSA please reply to this email and I will guide you through the process.

Voting lasts until May 11, but don’t wait! Sign in to NYCSA and Vote today!

Regards,

schools.nyc.gov/elections2021 

Summer Rising (Summer School)

Greetings PS101 Families-

As a reminder, you can now register for the Summer Rising program .

PS 101’s building is closed for the summer due to construction.

PS 101’s Summer program will be housed at PS 216 for the Summer program. We are still awaiting a lot of details about bussing, services for students with IEPs (which may not happen) and are also still awaiting for PS216 to be listed as a Summer School Site.

There is a form in the link for parents to fill out requesting the site be made available as soon as possible so you can register your child.

DIY Option: As always, PS101 will still post a summer track of work for parents who want their child to have practice over the summer from home, reinforce their skills, and prepare for the next grade. I-Ready activities will also be available.

GKorrol
Principal

Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined

Dear P.S. 101 The Verrazano at 8696 24 Avenue Community:

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) have determined that a member of our school community has tested positive for COVID-19, and may have exposed others while at school.

Below you will find guidance on next steps that will help keep you, your child, and our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

What Happens Now? ● All students and staff in the affected room(s) with the individual who tested positive are considered “close contacts,” and have been notified of the need to quarantine for 10 days from their last contact with the person who tested positive. These students and staff will transition to fully remote teaching and learning for this period.● T2 and DOHMH will complete their investigation to identify and notify any other close contacts in the building, who will also need to quarantine for 10 days.● Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious. ● All areas visited by the person with COVID-19 will be deep cleaned, disinfected, and reopened.● If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

How do we stay healthy? 

Please remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:   1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).2. Practice social distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household. 3. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19.4. Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; avoid touching your face; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands. 

How can I stay updated? 

We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. To ensure we can reach you via text and email, please create a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa

To help New Yorkers quarantine, the NYC Test + Trace Corps partners with community-based organizations to connect individuals to resources like food, medicine, and health care.  To connect with resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).

For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.   

Sincerely,

GREGG KORROL

Have you voted yet in the Education Council Elections?

Dear Parent,

Have you voted? There is only one week left!

You can make history by voting in the Education Council Elections.  You will need to sign in to your NYC Schools Account at mystudent.nyc, in order to Vote. A full list of candidates and links to candidate videos can be found when you reach the voting ballot page.

If you do not have an account and want to vote, it’s not too late!

Click here to sign up for your NYC Schools Account. If you need help signing up to NYCSA please reply to this email and I will guide you through the process.

Voting lasts until May 11, but don’t wait! Sign in to NYCSA and Vote today!

Regards,

schools.nyc.gov/elections2021