Donations for Families Affected by the Fire

Donations – Parent Letter

January 17, 2020

Dear PS 101 Families:

With the recent sad news of the fire across the street from our school and learning five of our 101 families reside there, many of you have expressed high interest and genuine concern for helping those in need in making monetary donations. The families are currently displaced and staying at relatives or elsewhere right now until the building is cleared secure by the Building’s Department- structurally. Once they are allowed back to their apartments, they can truly assess what damage has been made to their homes and belongings.

If you wish to make a monetary donation at this time, kindly submit your contribution in a sealed envelope with your child’s name and class. Any monies collected will be split evenly to the five affected families and we will purchase a gift card to Kohl’s or a local store so the family can use towards what they need.

Collections will begin effective immediately.

Thank you for the 101 way and for your caring hearts to help the families in need.



Gregg Korrol



Reminder – Bake Sale for Talent Show – Friday, January 17th

Little Lighthouse – Bake Sale for Talent Show 2020

School Spirit Day

January 16th, 2020

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians:

P.S. 101 will be hosting a Sweets and Bake Shop Fundraiser on Friday, January 17th. We will be hosting this School Bake Sale to raise funds for our upcoming Talent Show, themed for the anniversary celebration for DISNEY!

The performance props, participant shirts, stage decorations, etc. will be funded with any proceeds.

Our Talent Show participants are asking students to bring store-bought donations of any kind to school on Friday, January 17th such as cookies, munchkins, donuts, brownies, cupcakes, cake pops, candy, etc. Any type of dessert donation will be welcome and appreciated. The students should bring in $1, $2 or $3 in order to make a purchase at lunchtime.

Thank you very much for your cooperation and generosity.


Gregg Korrol


Additional School Counselor

Greetings Parents/Guardians,

I am happy to announce we have secured a second School Counselor two days a week, in addition to Ms. Kipriadis, to assist with supporting our students’ concerns, issues, etc. Ms. DeLauro will be joining our staff on Mondays and Thursdays.

What is the role of a  School Counselor?

Think back to a time you may have had a problem with another person or something happened in your life (at home, work, relationship or in school) and it led to you feeling sad, angry or upset because you weren’t sure how to handle it. The purpose of our counselors is to help our students learn skills to deal with issues as they arise so their school work is not effected. Often times, one or two conversations are enough to teach a person how to acknowledge what they are feeling and how to handle a particular type of situation.

At PS 101 while we focus on academics, we also take pride in our ability to help students navigate the waters of life.



Letter from our new School Counselor:

Hello! My name is Teresa DeLauro and I am the new School Counselor at P.S. 101. I will be at P.S. 101 on Mondays and Thursdays. I will meet with mandated, at risk, and any students with concerns in group and/or individual counseling sessions. Often, I will conduct lessons within the classroom on various topics such as social skills, bullying, anxiety, etc. I am excited to collaborate with teachers and staff to be advocates for our students, ensuring they have a successful school year!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. I look forward to working together!


Lockdown…(sheltering in)

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please be advised we went into a Lock-down this morning due to a fire in the apartment building across the street from our school. We entered into a lock-down to ensure everyone in our school remained safe and inside the school building. We kept windows closed as well and ensured the safety of our students during this time.

The FDNY has since put the fire out and contained the situation.

We have since lifted the lock down and are functioning as normal.


Lunchtime Activities

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Many students have asked if they can bring small toys such as a rubrics cube or cards to lunch. As we won’t be going outside on cold days, we will allow students to bring these items on a trial basis; meaning, we will try this out and see how it goes.

Please note that PS 101 staff will not be responsible if these items get lost or broken, or if they let someone else play with it and it breaks. It is up to you as the parent to decide if you want to allow your child to bring something in with the knowledge that it’s up to your child to be responsible for their own item. I highly recommend not sending in anything that may be of value, for example, some playing cards (ex: Pokemon cards may have value).
*Please note digital devices such as phones, video games or tables are not allowed.

Please speak with your child about this and remind them the importance of being responsible and that it’s a privilege which can be taken away if they do not respect each others property or if it interferes with student safety.



Display Case Project – Multicultural Team – Parent Letter

Multicultural Display Case – Parent Letter

January 9, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We need your help with a very special project…

We are excited to announce that we will be celebrating various cultures throughout the school year to bring even more awareness to the diversity and connection we all share in PS 101.

Celebrating different cultures will help students understand and appreciate various cultures, as well as their own, highlighting both differences and common interests.

Across from the main office is a display case that will be used to showcase cultural heritage. Each month we will display artifacts that showcase and honor a culture. At the end of the month, we will change the display to celebrate a different culture.

This is where we need your help!

We are asking parents to lend any artifacts or items they may have that represent the culture that we are celebrating for that month. There will be a collection box located in the main office where you can drop off your items throughout the month. Please label your item with your child’s name and class, so the item can be returned to you at the end of each month.

Items that we are looking to collect for the display case should symbolize your culture by representing:

  • Pictures of Food
  • Artwork
  • Personal pictures from the country where that culture is prevalent
  • Currency
  • Flag
  • Music
  • Sports
  • Landmarks
  • Traditions
  • Literature

We are we are now collecting items for the month of February to celebrate Black History Month. Please drop off your labeled items in the main office cultural collection box.

Thank you for involvement and dedication!


The P.S. 101 Multi-Cultural Team