Breast Cancer Awareness – Turn PS 101 Pink

Little Lighthouse Team – School Spirit Day – Breast Cancer Awareness

School Spirit Day – Turn PS 101 Pink – Friday, October 19

Dear Families of PS101:

October is National Breast Cancer month and we celebrate the cause with support and great respect for those fighting the great fight and the hope for a cure. To honor those brave individuals and to spread awareness, we are asking our staff and students to wear PINK on Friday, October 19, 2018.

THINK PINK and let’s show our 101 pride to hope for a cure, to raise awareness for early detection and check-ups, and honor those affected by the disease.




Ms. M. Bova, Ms. Nessas and the Little Lighthouse Team

Respect For All Contest


1. Essay Contest: The theme of the essay contest is “From Bystanders to Allies”. Essay responses should be no more than 400 words, on 8½ x 11 letter paper, 10 Arial font size, single-spaced, with page numbers. All essay responses must have name of school and name of student with grade level. Essays submitted on larger paper size will not be accepted. Address one of the following prompts:
a. Describe a time when you stood up for someone other than
yourself. Explain how this act or acts have affected your life.
b. Describe a time when someone has helped you in a time of
need. Explain how their actions have affected you.
c. Why do you think people have trouble accepting others who are
different from them? How can you encourage others to be more
accepting of those who are different?
d. The end of bullying begins with you: What have you (or
someone you know) done to inspire, involve, or help others in
preventing or ending bullying? Please give examples.
2. Poster Contest: Friends Do Make a Difference campaign. The intent
of the campaign is to raise awareness around bullying issues. We encourage you to create a poster that incorporates your experience and understanding of bullying and anti-bullying. We firmly believe in the healing power of art. It helps us tell our stories, express our pain, and share our hopes.

Your poster can reflect any of these perspectives. When you submit your artwork, please write a brief statement about what your poster means to you.

Parent Letter Regarding Glass in School

Glass Bottles – Parent Letter 2018

October 3, 2018

Dear PS 101 Families:

Please be advised to ensure the safety of our students and staff, do not send your child to school with glass containers for drinking purposes or supplies. Glass containers of any kind should not be brought on school grounds. As a safety risk, we are asking for full cooperation to prevent any accidents or unnecessary harm.   Any glass containing water, juice or hand-sanitizer in a glass bottle comprises student safety and we discard any of these items if observed in the classroom.

We care about our students and we need your help to ensure only plastic bottles, jars or containers are sent in for drinking purposes, health, hygiene or crafts.

Any questions, kindly contact our Parent coordinator, Ms. Margaret Lloyd at 1-347-563-4860.


Gregg Korrol


BRT – Soft-Lockdown Drill – October 5, 2018

BRT Drill 10-5-18


October 1, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Please be advised we will be holding a Building Response Team drill on Friday, October 5, 2018.  The soft-lockdown drill will consist of students and staff understanding the command code for our General Response Protocol.  Students are to follow teacher directions for a mock emergency in the building.  Students will remain silent and quickly move out of sight and away from the door in the classroom.  Teaching staff are trained to quickly retrieve any students in the hallway and lock their classroom door and wait for an ALL CLEAR announcement.

Again, this is a drill and we want students and staff to become familiar with the drills so we are prepared in case of a real emergency situation.  Please review lockdown procedures with your child.  Thank you for your cooperation in advance to ensure a safe learning environment for all.


Very Truly Yours,


Gregg Korrol, Principal

October 2018 Parent Letter

October Parent Calendar 2018

September 28, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians:

We would like to inform you of some important dates for the month of October.  Please note below these dates:


Monday, October 1 School Spirit Day – Bully Prevention Month – Kick-Off – Wear Blue
Tuesday, October 2 PTA Meeting @ 8:30am
Friday, October 5
  1. Soft-Lockdown Drill
  2. PTA Sponsored Bake Sale
Monday, October 8 Columbus Day – SCHOOLS CLOSED
Wednesday, October 10 PTA Sponsored Fall Pictures
Thursday, October 11 Parent Workshop – Dental Hygiene
Friday, October 19
  1. School Spirit Day – Turn 101 PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  2. Coffee with Korrol @ 8:30am – 5th Grade Parents are invited only.
Thursday, October 25
  1. “Leader of the Month” Pancakes with Percaccio @ 7:30am
  2. PTA Sponsored Pumpkin Patch for Grades K, 1 & 2 only
Friday, October 26 School Spirit Day – United Day – Unity Against Bullying – Wear Orange
Monday, October 29 Baseball Jersey Day – Wear your favorite team’s jersey
Wednesday October 31
  1. Character Dance Celebration (Grades 3, 4 & 5)

–          Annual PTA sponsored dance – In-School hours – Full participation

–          Children must come in costume if they are participating

–          Dance will take place during periods 5, 6 & 7

–          Regular dismissal for all students

2. Character Dress-Up Day – All students come in costume.

As a reminder – Character masks are not allowed to be worn as we need to see every child’s face.  NO simulated weapons, knives, axes, guns, etc. are permitted on school premises in accordance with Chancellor’s Regulations.


We hope this information will be helpful to you in planning for the month of October.




GK:jm                                                                                     Gregg Korrol, Principal

                                                   LOOKING AHEAD

Friday, November 2 – PTA Picture Re-Take

Friday, November 9 – School Spirit Day – Veterans Day – Honor A Veteran – Wear Red, White & Blue

Tuesday, November 6 – Election Day – Students do not attend school

Monday, November 12 – Veterans Day – SCHOOLS CLOSED

Wednesday, November 14 – “Coffee with Korrol” – Grade 4 parents invited only

Wednesday, November 14 – Thursday, November 15 – Parent Teacher Conferences

Friday, November 16 – School Spirit Day – March of Dimes – Wear purple

Wednesday, November 21 – School Spirit Day – Fall Flannel – Wear Flannel

Thursday, November 22 – Friday, November 23 – Thanksgiving Recess – SCHOOLS CLOSED

Thursday, November 29 – “Leader of the Month” Pancakes with Percaccio @ 7:30am