FREE Virtual Trips and events at Home with Your Child…

Greetings parents-

I’ve been doing some research on virtual trips and other activities you can do with your child. See below for educational links and videos:

Here’s a Massive List of Museums, Zoos, and Theme Parks Offering Virtual Tours

Virtual Events for Kids in the New York Metro Area—And Farther Away

25 Amazing Virtual Field Trips for Kids—Spring 2020

Use this child friendly video to teach your Children about Social Distancing

How to Ease Anxiety for Kids With and Without Special Needs During Coronavirus Isolation

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has partnered with nine public television stations to offer “Learn-at-Home” educational programming on-air for students from prekindergarten through grade 12, every weekday.
  • “Learn-at-Home” programming is available to students through their local public television station starting Monday, March 23.
  • Programming will be available for young children (PreK through grade 4) and older children (grade 5 through grade 12) on different digital channels. Material can be viewed for free over-the-air with a television antenna or on cable.
  • Parents and educators should check local listings for information about their public television stations’ schedules and channel lineup. As this program continues, stations are planning to offer more specific educational information and resources developed in conjunction with local school districts, BOCES, parents and teachers.
  • New special collections of learning materials have also been created for parents
  • For more information, visit your local PBS station

Student Work

Greetings Parents and Guardians-

Thank you so much for all you are doing to support your child’s education. I know it can be frustrating at times, but please ensure to allow your child to do their own work. You can definitely sit with them, help them and teach them, but don’t do work for them as it will create an unrealistic expectation of what they are capable of.

Also, please remind your children that everything they do on Google Classroom is tracked– meaning if they write something inappropriate or not nice, your child’s teacher can see it even if a child tries to delete it. It’s a great lesson to teach your children about being responsible on the internet.

In regards to cluster teachers (art, music, drama, etc), clusters post work at the beginning of the week for all classes, but we suggest your child does the work on the day they normally have that class. For example, if they don’t have Art until Thursday, have them do their art project starting Thursday. They will have one week to submit it (from the day their class is scheduled). Also, clusters will respond to parent messages only on the day your child is scheduled for the class.

Again, thank you for all you are doing as parent, teacher, caregiver and more!
Superstar 101 Families 🙂



4th and 5th Grade students- we need your help!

To the outstanding 4th and 5th Grade students at PS 101-

We would love your help!!!

It’s your turn to be the teacher 🙂

With your parent’s permission, if you would like to record yourself reading a book for our younger students in grades Kindergarten through Grade 2 and do a read-aloud just like your teachers always did for you and your class, I will post your videos for our younger kids to see.

Here are the steps:

  1. Ask your parent permission to do this activity and ask them to record you.
  2. Practice reading a book in the same way your teachers did (read a page then show the picture).
  3. When ready, have your parent introduce you (by first name only) and then record you reading.
    ****if your parent doesn’t introduce you, I cannot post the video****
  4. Either post the video on Instagram with #PS101readaloud or upload the video to your ps101k Google Drive and share the link with me (
  5. I will share your read-aloud with our PS 101 families.

Together- we are going to make this learning experience incredible!


#ps101, #ps101experience

Digital Classroom Daily-What you Need to Know

Greetings 101 Families,

We know this is a new challenge for many parents to balance being a care-taker, doing their own work and helping their children with school work. We appreciate you and thank you for your help during this time of transition to Digital Remote Learning.

Please be advised of the following:

  • Attendance– students must actively do work during the day PLUS fill out the attendance sheet to be logged as present for the day.
  • Teachers have classroom hours posted on their Google Classroom page. They are unavailable during certain hours of the day such as their Lunch and Preparation Period (AKA Prep period- planning time), as well as after school.
  • School work is posted throughout the day and your child should be doing the work and submitting it through Google Classroom daily.
  • Some teachers may use Zoom video conferencing to speak to your kids live on video or solely through audio. If you don’t want your child on video, make sure the video is off on your computer (quickest way to do this is put a post-it over the camera lens).
  • PS101 is still serving Grab-and-Go Breakfast and Lunch daily from 7:30am-1:30pm.
  • Cluster teachers will respond to student work on the day they are scheduled to see them. For example, if your child has Music Monday, then Ms. Bove will respond on Monday. Make sure your child signs the attendance form on the cluster page.
  • Please ensure to keep a list of websites and passwords for your children.



Free wifi options for parents

Please see below, options that may be available to you.

  • AlticeUSA is providing free internet service for all students for 60 days. Please call 866-200-9522 to enroll.
  • Comcast – Comcast is offering an internet essentials package for free. To sign up for a free internet essentials package for 60 days, applicants can simply visit There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.
  • Spectrum – Beginning March 16, Spectrum is offering free internet for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who don’t already have a Spectrum subscription. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395.
  • Charter – Charter is offering free internet for 2 months. 1 (877) 906-9121
  • AT&T – AT&T COVID-19 response. AT&T will offer open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low-income families.
  • Sprint – Sprint is following the FCC agreement, providing unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
  • T-Mobile – T-Mobile is following the FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.

*Please note there is no affiliation or legal responsibility between the Dept of Education and these companies. Any concerns, please contact the company directly