Reminder Tomorrow, November 15, 2018 is a Half Day of School and Parent-Teacher Conference

Dear Parents/Guardians:

As a reminder, tomorrow is Parent-Teacher Conferences AND a Half-Day of school.

Parent-Teacher Conferences for the Fall 2018 term are as follows (you should already have an appointment time):

Date:                      November 15, 2018

Times:                    Afternoon Conferences — 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Evening Conferences —    4:30 pm -7:30 pm

**Half-Day of School – All Students will be dismissed at 11:20 am sharp due to Parent Teacher Conferences. Please ensure you are on time to pick up your child.

  • TASC AFTER SCHOOL programs are cancelled on Thursday, November 15, 2018
  • Appointments were made in advance with parents through class Messenger.
  • Hot lunch will be given to all children participating in the hot lunch program.
  • Yellow school bus service will be provided for those children using the service.
  • Please make every effort to meet with your child’s teacher. By attending this conference you will have the opportunity to discuss your child’s progress.
  • Translators will be available in Russian/Hebrew/Spanish/Italian/Arabic /Cantonese/Mandarin


PS. 101’s Grading Policy Grades K-5

ME:  “Mastery-Exceeds” Standards (95-100) = 4 by NYS Standards

MA:  “Mastery-Above” Standards (85-94) = a mid-high 3 by NYS Standards

MT:  “Mastery-Meets” Standards (75-84) = a low-mid 3 by NYS Standards

MP:  “Mastery-Approaching” Standards (65-74) = 2 by NYS Standards

MB:  “Mastery-Below Standards (64 or less) – 1 by NYS Standards

P.S. 101 is dedicated to the advancement of all students on their way to becoming college and career ready.  Our school-wide policy is published on our website and hard copies are available upon request. This policy was included in our opening Student/Parent Handbook for your perusal.
*Students will receive a progress report in January and their next report card in march 2019. 

Marks Awarded: The minimum grade a student must receive to pass a course is Mastery Approaching (MA is slightly below grade level). Grades are cumulative and show students’ progress throughout the year. Our Grading Policy:

Lower Grades (K-2)
Participation 20%
Classwork 30%
Homework 10%
Assessments 40%
Total 100%


Upper Grades (3-5)
Participation 10%
Classwork 20%
Homework 10%
Assessments 60%
Total 100%

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