Change in Lunch Schedule on February 1st

Greetings Grade 2 and Grade 3 Families:

Due to our Lunar New Year assemblies and scheduling conflicts, grades 2 and 3 will swap their regularly assigned lunch periods for Wednesday, February 1st:

Grade 2 students will eat lunch period 4, from 10:45 am – 11:35 am.

Grade 3 students will eat lunch period 6, from 12:25 pm – 1:15 pm.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher or our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Bing Xing Lin at 1-347-563-4680 or via email at

Thank you for your cooperation.


Gregg Korrol


School Spirit Days in February With Our PS 101 Little Lighthouse Team

Greetings PS 101 Families:

We always want to strive to demonstrate a sense of community and family that unite together to celebrate. Our united school spirit will show support as a form of expression. Here are some upcoming School Spirit Events for the month of FEBRUARY. We need your support and full participation with each special day, so please make every effort to adhere to the color/theme and share in the fun!

Friday, February 3rdSchool Spirt Day!
Show your Viking Leader Pride
WEAR your 101 gear or our school color: BLUE
Friday, February 10thSchool Spirit Day!
Wear your favorite football team apparel or team jersey! Get ready for Superbowl Sunday! 
Monday, February 13thRESPECT FOR ALL WEEK
School Spirit Day
WEAR YELLOW for Friendship Day!
Tuesday, February 14thRESPECT FOR ALL WEEK
School Spirit Day
WEAR RED or PINK for Love Day/Valentine’s Celebration!
Wednesday, February 15thRESPECT FOR ALL WEEK
School Spirit Day Crazy GLOW Day!
Create/WEAR a bright, neon/glow shirt to school! Color it up!
Thursday, February 16thRESPECT FOR ALL WEEK
School Spirit Day 100th Day of School
WEAR 100th Day themed designs!
Friday, February 17thRESPECT FOR ALL WEEK
School Spirit Day
101st Day of School. WEAR 101 Gear!

We look forward to sharing in these special days! Participate and show some School Spirit at 101! 101 VIKING PRIDE!


PS 101 LIM Little Lighthouse Team

Parents as Partners Workshop: Meet and Greet Our New Parent Coordinator and Get to Know Our PTA

Dear PS 101 Families:

The home-school partnership includes getting our families involved and helping you understand what your child is expected to learn this school year. Please join me on February 9 for a “getting to know you” workshop to discuss your concerns and share in an opportunity to meet our PTA Executive Board to learn how we can best help you with building a partnership in education. 

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Location: At our school cafeteria

This workshop is free but space is limited to 25 families. Online Registration is REQUIRED. Please register with the google form link:

All attendees must show valid ID and proof of COVID vaccination status. 

To stay up-to-date with our curricular, learning objectives, programs, events, notices of information and happenings, please refer to our school website I look forward to meeting you, so we can share our vision and guide you through your child’s elementary schooling experience. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me, Ms. Bing Xing Lin at or 347-563-4680.


Bing Xing Lin

PS 101 Parent Coordinator

School Safety Team Meeting (Town Hall) – Friday, February 3rd

SCHOOL SAFETY TEAM MEETING (TOWN HALL) – Please Save the Date Friday, February 3rd at 10:05 am for a VIRTUAL Meeting

Dear PS 101 Parents/Guardians:

As a school community, we all want to ensure the safety and well-being of our students. Each month our School Safety Committee meets together to discuss measures of safety, school events and concerns to better provide a safe learning environment.

For our February meeting, we are cordially inviting parents to join us for our annual Town Hall meeting, via ZOOM, to share in quality conversations regarding our school. 

Our agenda will be posted in advance, but will include such items as General Response Protocols, building safety and security, etc.

The meeting will take place on Friday, February 3rd, 2023 at 10:05 am. 

A zoom link will be posted prior to the meeting. Please be advised, you must join the zoom meeting with your child’s NYC DOE students e-mail account.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and partnership to ensure the safety and well-being of your youngsters and staff. 


Gregg Korrol


Building Your Child’s Home Library Family Workshop

Dear PS 101 Families:

There are a few spots still open for the Family Workshop on Building Your Child’s Home Library on Saturday, January 28th at 10:15 AM!  (Please view our flyer.)

Space is limited so if you’re interested in attending the workshop with your child, please REGISTER ONLINE HERE:

As a reminder, one parent per family is required to attend with their child(ren). Please be prepared to show valid ID and proof of COVID vaccination upon entry to the building.

We hope you’ll be able to join us!

Flyer image of Building Your Child's Home library workshop

Marquis Studio Afterschool is Cancelled Today, January 24

Greetings Grade 4 and 5 Families:  

As a reminder, the Marquis Studios HIP-HOP afterschool dance program is NOT in session today. Please ensure your child is picked up at our regular 2:50 pm dismissal time from their dismissal exit.

If you have any questions, please contact our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Bing Xing Lin at 347-563-4680 or via email

Hip-Hop afterschool resumes next Tuesday, as listed on the parent memo of dance dates.

Thank you for cooperation.


Gregg Korrol


3-K and Pre-K Applications Open January 25

Dear PS 101 Families,

Parents can begin submitting applications for their child to enroll in 3-K or pre-K for the 2023–24 school year on January 25. Families who have signed up for the admissions mailing list or have created a MySchools Account will be notified once the application is open via an email from

  • Families can apply online on, over the phone by calling (718) 935-2009, and in-person at a Family Welcome Center.
  • Families must submit their applications for 3-K and pre-K by March 10. 
  • Families can attend these upcoming elementary admissions virtual events to learn more about the 3-K and pre-K admissions applications process; sessions will be held from 6:00–7:00 p.m. on January 26, from 2:00–3:00 p.m. on February 1, and/or from 6:00–7:00 p.m. on February 15. You may share this flyer (available in all DOE languages) with families. Interpretation services are available at the events.

Please be reminded PS101 does NOT have a 3K program.


The Switch to Computer Based Testing

Dear PS101 Families,

Over the next several years, the NYS Education Department is moving all State Exams onto computers. In our case, since PS101 is a 1:1 laptop school and takes exams and works on computers regularly, this will be relatively easy for us.

As per NY State request of our technologically advanced school, our 5th Graders will be taking their State exams this year on computers.

5th Grade ONLY: Tomorrow, Jan 24th will be their first practice exam to help them to become familiar with the application (which is very similar to iReady). Our students will have several months of practice to ensure they are comfortable with the application


In Spring 2024– all 5th Grade (and 8th Grade) students will be taking their ELA, Math and Science state exams on computers.

In Spring 2025– all 4th Grade (and 7th Grade) students, in addition to 5th and 8th grade, will be taking their ELA and Math state exams on computers.

In Spring 2026– all 3rd Grade (and 6th Grade) students, in addition to 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th, will be taking their ELA and Math state exams on computers.


Can you Cook? We Need Your Help :-)

Dear P.S. 101 families,

Do you like to eat delicious food? If your answer is yes, then we have great news for you!

The Cultural Diversity team will bring the community together by creating a cookbook made by P.S. 101 families, for P.S. 101 families. This cookbook will help our community learn about the different cultures within our school through the different types of foods we eat.

To make this a success, we need your delicious recipes!
Please click on this link to submit your own recipe to be a part of 101’s cookbook!


Once completed, the cookbooks will be sold and all students and families will have the opportunity to purchase one.
BONUS: All students that submit recipes will receive Vikings Pride tickets for their participation!

**Disclaimer: Only the first 101 recipes will be used in the cookbook. However, all students who submit a recipe will receive a reward of Vikings tickets and all participants will have their name included in the book. 

For questions, please contact Ms. Aplin or Ms. Kain via email. 

Ms. Aplin- 

Ms. Kain –

Thank you for being a leader. We are so excited to read and try all of your delicious recipes! 

The PS101 Cultural Diversity Team