July Updates

Child holding sign that reads first day of school

Good day PS 101 Families-

I hope you are doing well and enjoying your summer.

I wanted to provide some quick updates about September.

At this point we are being told schools will open at full capacity with no remote options. While we are still awaiting any guidance on Social Distancing, we are told that all staff and students will be required to wear masks throughout the day. As more information becomes available from the NYCDOE, I will provide you with further updates.

The first day of School is Monday September 13.

Schedule for school year 2021-2022:

Student Hours: 8:30am-2:50pm
Breakfast: 8:00am-8:25am

Friendly Reminder:
Is your child reading and doing iReady through the week?
Practicing the work little by little will make school a lot easier for your child in September. Your child’s summer work can be found in Google Classroom.

Important Links:

Breakfast/Lunch Menu
School Calendar
Help your child get ready to return to school

We will likely have a PTA meeting in August to update you and answer any questions. Date and time TBD.


Important Summer Rising Update

Dear PS 101 Summer Rising Families.

We just received important information from the Department of education regarding Summer Rising bussing:

At this time there will be no bus service provided for summer rising programs.  All students must be dropped off and picked up by parents/guardians.  The Department of Education is working on a plan to provide bussing, but unfortunately we do not have any timeframe.  As soon as we get the information, we will reach out and notify you.

I know this information is disheartening and adds a struggle for our students and parents. Unfortunately PS101 staff is not in control of Summer Rising.

On a more positive note, I can tell you that we do have several PS101 teachers working the program at PS216 so you will see familiar faces when you drop off your children.

As new updates about bussing are released I will inform you.


PS 101 Summer Updates #1

Greetings Parents and Families-

Here are some quick reminders about the Summer:

  1. Report Cards can be found on your child’s MySchools Account
  2. PS 101 Summer Work is posted on Google Classrooms- your child should already have this information

School Hours for September 2021:

School Hours: 8:30am-2:45pm

Breakfast: 8:00am-8:25am

*All Students are in-person and there is No Remote Option

First Day of School: Monday September 13, 2021

We will be posting updates throughout the summer as well as have two virtual PTA meetings that will be announced shortly.

Please be advised PS101 is CLOSED for the summer and therefore no one is in the office to take your calls.
You may contact our Parent Coordinator Margaret Lloyd with questions 347-563-4680

Summer meals:

Summer meals can be picked up at IS 281 Cavallaro  (8787 24th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214)
Hours: Monday – Friday (8am-12pm)

You can also find other locations for picking up food here

Free Summer Meals

Starting June 28 and through the summer, all New Yorkers can receive free “Grab & Go” meals across the city.

No registration, documentation, or ID is required.

Meals locations are open to children, families, and the general public daily, Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Vegetarian meals are available at all locations, and Kosher and Halal meals are offered at select locations.

Locations will be searchable using the online tool, or via the School Food app, beginning June 25.   

REMINDER – Remote Kindergarten Families – Materials Pick-Up Thursday, June 24

Dear REMOTE Kindergarten Families:

Please be advised of our final pick-up of your child’s academic materials for the 2020-2021 school year. This pick-up will include your child’s Stepping-Up certificate, a special end of year gift and student work portfolios (if applicable).

On Thursday, June 24th, please arrange to report to the PS 101 schoolyard between 9am-10am to pick-up your child’s packet.

As a reminder, it is essential for you to follow health and safety restrictions on school grounds. Teachers will have prepared labeled baggies for your child. We have set-up a specific time slot for learning material(s) pick-up in our schoolyard with the following safety guidelines:

*You must enter through the 24th Avenue gated entrance.
*No persons will be permitted in the schoolyard without facemasks.
*We ask for ONE member of each family to pick-up the packets. 
*It is necessary for all visitors to follow social distancing requirements with 6 feet apart when coming to and from the PS 101 schoolyard.
*We will have staff members set up with tables in the schoolyard for a smooth distribution of materials.

We ask for your cooperation in advance to assist us and following instructions. 


Gregg Korrol

Cavallaro Summer Assignment for Incoming 6th Graders

Re: Students attending IS 281 in September, 2021

Greetings Grade 5 Graduates and Families:

Hard work always pays off! To better prepare you and your child for the giant leap to Intermediate School, summer is an ideal time for your child to practice what they’ve learned and challenge them for 6th grade learning tasks. Principal Bender and the IS 281 ELA department have prepared English Language Arts assignments for completion. The attached summer assignments have just been released for students preparing to attend for IS 281 in September, 2021, which can also be found on the IS 281 website: IS 281.com.

If you have any questions, please contact our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Margaret Lloyd at (347) 563-4680 or via email at MLloyd2@schools.nyc.gov. You may also contact IS 281 school staff directly at (718) 996-6706.


Gregg Korrol


Tuesday Time with Drawing

June 22, 2021

Tuesday Time with DRAWING


Dear PS 101 Families:

As we wrap up the school year with a big red bow, we are delighted to share our commitment to the arts, across a wide range of disciplines this school year. Our continued partnership with Marquis Studios included amazing lessons shared with our families via you tube with Pear-deck, Flip-grid or Padlet.

We proudly completed the 2020-2021 school year with exactly 100 lesson videos released across our grades and various arts’ disciplines: Creative Movement; Abstract Art; Circus Arts; Dancing Around the World; Mixed Visual Arts; Broadway Dance; Yoga Wellness; Drawing.

We hope these arts’ lessons inspired our students to find those hidden talents, interest areas or risk-taking ways to try something different.

We will close out the school year with our final lesson video to conclude the drawing residency with Marquis Studios Teaching Artist, Ciara. We saved the best for last!

Have fun to Create, Design and DRAW something new today with Ciara! Enjoy this together time with your child! 

*Early Childhood >

Pre-Kindergarten- Kindergarten- Grade One:


*Upper Grades >

Grade Three- Grade Four – Grade Five


Win, Lose or DRAW ✍️ !!!

Please feel free to reach out to your child’s classroom teacher with any questions or concerns.


Gregg Korrol