Complete Dance Festival videos are here!

Dear PS 101 Families,

We were so happy to have so many parents and family members at Dance festival 2022 yesterday!

Below are the links to the complete Dance Festival for each grade.
You’ll be able to both watch and download the video as a keepsake.

A very special thank you to the PS 101 staff who worked so hard on creating these dances, practicing with our students, our DJ and videographers.

–>>If you’d like to give a shout-out to your child’s teacher, please do so by commenting on this post or on the Instagram post.<–

Enjoy and thank you for being a part of the #ps101experience 🙂

Pre-Kindergarten Dance Festival video

Kindergarten Dance Festival video

1st Grade Dance Festival video

2nd Grade Dance Festival video


Message from the Chancellor

Dear Families,

Today we find ourselves in the heartbreaking position of having to process, once again, the senseless and devastating murder of students and teachers. We have endured so much these last few years and our school communities have shown incredible resilience in the face of unprecedented challenges. What they should not have to worry about is the threat of gun violence in their own classrooms. No parent should have to worry about the safety of their child when they drop them off for school every morning. No teacher or principal should feel fear when the door of a classroom or school building opens throughout the day. No child should have to a light candle for lost friends and classmates.

In these times, it is important that we all pull together and do what our city does best: support one another. School staff members are willing and able to provide support and assistance. Remind your child that their school is a safe place and encourage them to discuss their feelings. Please do not hesitate to share your child’s concerns with school staff members so we can provide appropriate supports.

I want to reassure all members of our school community that we are focused on safety every day. The NYC Department of Education will continue to work closely with the New York Police Department and partner city agencies to provide support and information during major incidents that impact our school communities. All New York City public schools follow strict safety protocols designed to keep your children safe at all times, especially in the event of an emergency. You can find information about the protocols we follow to keep children safe on our website at

Please make sure your school has current emergency contact information for your family. In addition, you can register for Notify NYC ( and create an NYC Schools Account ( to ensure you receive up-to-date information on emergency events.

The health and safety of our students continues to be our highest priority and we are here to help you during this challenging time.

Soaring high,

David C. Banks

Translated versions of this letter can be found on when available.

Safety Issue: No Double Parking

Dear Parents/Guardians:

School safety is a shared responsibility of all members of our school community

Do not double-park your car. Double parking creates traffic and a dangerous situation for children and parents on the surrounding block(s).

Arrival and dismissal are crucial times of the day when all parents dropping off and picking up children from Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade need to be aware of and considerate of students walking to and from the building.

It is for the safety of our children that we need to follow these rules and never put your child or another child in unnecessary harm’s way. We greatly need and appreciate your cooperation.


Gregg Korrol

Principal and our School Safety Committee

Texas Tragedy

Good morning PS 101 Families,

We are all horrified by the events that took place yesterday in Texas at Robb Elementary School. Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to the entire community and especially those who were directly impacted by this senseless tragedy.

As a reminder, PS 101 and all NYC schools are trained on General Response Protocols and Emergency Preparedness for various situations including lockdown drills and evacuations drills approximately 10 times per school year. No one is permitted inside the building without showing identification to our Safety officer. Additionally, we have cameras throughout the school building.

While we will all always have a level of uncertainty and concern, it is a reminder that if you see something you need to say something, whether to the school or by calling the police especially when it comes to postings on Social Media.

Today, together we send out prayers to the Uvalde Community in Texas and hope our government officials will work together to come up with solutions to prevent these senseless tragedies.


Reminder: Orton Gillingham/OG Afterschool Program Information

Dear PS 101 Parents, please note the following information for the last day of Orton Gillingham/OG classes.

Last Day of Class:

First Grade w/Ms. Ciluffo – Wednesday, May 25th

Kindergarten w/Ms. DeMatteo – Wednesday, June 1st

First Grade w/Ms. Baio – Wednesday, June 1st

Second grade w/Ms. Pellegrino – Wednesday, June 1st

Thank you and enjoy your Summer!

Virtual Family Events: Middle School Offers and Waitlists

Dear PS 101 5th Grade Families,

Virtual Family Events

Next week, the Office of Student Enrollment will be hosting a series of virtual events for elementary school families about middle school offers and waitlists. Each event will be virtual and will cover the same content, but different events will provide interpretation in different languages.

  • Tuesday, May 24, 5pm – 5:45pm | Interpretation provided in: Bangla, Korean, Spanish 
  • Wednesday, May 25, 5pm – 5:45pm | Interpretation provided in: Chinese (Mandarin), Haitian Creole, Urdu  
  • Thursday, May 26, 1pm – 1:45pm | Interpretation provided in: Arabic, French, Russian

Families who signed up for our DOE newsletter or with a MySchools account will receive an email inviting them to participate in these events.

Please see the flyer below for more information:

MS – Spring 2022 MS Offers and Waitlists Events Flyer.pdf 


Pre-K & Kindergarten Stepping Up 2022

Greetings PS 101 Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Families:

We are greatly looking forward to celebrating our students and all their accomplishments and achievements this year. Some years are milestones in education, and we like to recognize these moments alongside our PS101 families with special celebrations. Our Stepping Up ceremony will be held outdoors in our schoolyard.

We have scheduled dates and times for the Stepping Up presentations so that all our families can have a shared experience. Each student will receive 2 tickets for their family members to attend the outdoor ceremony.  We will distribute tickets the day before the Stepping Up event(s).


Kindergarten Stepping-Up: Thursday, June 16

Classes K1; K2; K3; K12 > 9 am start time in the PS 101 schoolyard

Classes K4; K5; K6 > 10:30 am start time in the PS 101 schoolyard

Pre-Kindergarten Stepping-Up : Monday, June 13th

Classes PREK1 and PREK2 > 9:15 am start time in the PS 101 schoolyard


G. Korrol