Dear PS 101 Parents/Guardians:
Our school has been implementing the Leader in Me, which teaches 21st-century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader, for the past three years. Our school will be conducting the Leader In Me survey called MRA (Measurable Result Assessment) to learn more about key areas of strength and areas of needed growth in our school.
The data from these surveys will also help us track the impacts of the Leader in Me process and implement key practices more fully. In order for us to have a holistic picture of what is going on in our school, we are asking you to complete a survey (without sharing your name or other identifying information) that will be available through the Web link https://tinyurl.com/y3re7knj.
The survey is completely voluntary, but we do hope to get feedback from one member of every household. This survey will take about 10-15 minutes of your time. If you do not have access to the Internet or a computing device, the classroom teacher will provide one for you during our Leadership Night on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
We truly appreciate you taking your time to take this survey. Thank you for being part of our growing community.
Gregg Korrol, Principal
and our P.S.101 Lighthouse Team
May 7, 2019
The health and well-being of New York City students, families, and staff is a top priority for the Department of Education, and we would like to share important information about two recent measles cases in public school students. These students did not attend school while infectious, and students have not been at risk of contracting measles while at school. We are sharing this information out of an abundance of caution and to remind you of our vaccination policy.
Vaccination is the best way to prevent measles. Anyone who has received two doses of the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine is highly unlikely to get this infection. At this time, the risk to students in public schools remains extremely low given the high rate of vaccination in students.
As a reminder, New York State Public Health Law requires all students, except those with approved exemptions, to be vaccinated or show immunity to measles to attend public school. You can see the school immunization requirements at http://www.schools.nyc.gov/immunization, or visit http://www.nyc.gov and search “immunization requirements.”
Measles is a viral infection that causes fever and a rash. Complications from this infection include pneumonia, brain swelling, hospitalization, and potentially death. It is highly contagious and anyone who is not vaccinated against the virus can get it at any age. On April 9, the Health Commissioner ordered every adult and child who lives or works in ZIP codes 11205, 11206, 11211, and 11249 and has not received the MMR vaccine to be vaccinated.
We encourage you to make sure all family members are vaccinated against measles. If you are unsure about your child’s vaccination history, check with your child’s medical provider to confirm that they are appropriately vaccinated or immune to the measles. For information on where you or your child can be vaccinated, please call 311.
Roger Platt, MD Chief Executive Officer Office
of School Health NYC Department of Education
Helping Hands Fundraiser and Mother’s Day Sale
May 6, 2019
Dear Students and Parents/Guardians:
P.S. 101 will be hosting a Helping Hands Fundraiser on Thursday, May 9th and Friday, May 10th. We will be organizing a school fundraiser to raise donations for a purposeful cause to help those in need. Our Helping Hands fundraiser will include crafts bracelets, jewelry and trinkets for students to purchase and all proceeds will go towards the Ronald McDonald House. We will be hosting this school sale to raise funds for an important cause: Ronald McDonald House provides housing for families who have family members are hospitalized or receiving treatment. Students can shop around for something special for that someone special in their life > mom, grandma, aunt, friend, babysitter, etc. With Mother’s Day around the corner, your child can make a purchase and the funds can go towards a beneficial cause.
Our caring students are asked to bring store-bought baked donations of any kind to school on Thursday, May 9th and Friday, May 10th. Cash donations of can also be made. Please ensure you label the donation envelope with your child’s name and class. Our efforts to raise funds for this school donation will be led by, Ms. R. Brocato. The students should bring in $1, $2 or $3 in order to make a purchase at lunchtime. Help 101 help others! Donate to our helping Hands fundraiser on Thursday, May 9th and Friday, May 10th.
Thank you very much for your cooperation and generosity.
School Spirit Day
May 10, 2019
Dear PS 101 Parents and Guardians:
As we prepare our Service to Schools end-of-year project, we are excited to share our most productive and important fundraiser with the PS 101 community. Millions of dollars have been raised in pennies and other spare change by elementary, middle and high school students throughout the country. The funds collected will benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Everyone who participates is a winner! Students, just like us across the country are collecting pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters during the Pennies for Patients campaign benefiting the those who need it most.
On Friday, May 10th, we are holding an assembly for all students to engage in learning about the donation process and have some fun with school staff to raise money for the important cause. We have some fun activities for our students and staff to participate in together as well. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society makes sure every penny collected goes to help a patient in need. If you don’t want to send your child in with the money please make an online donation @ studentseries.org/find-your-school. Pennies for Patients and PS 101 Students for A Cure! Together, we can show how much we care and unite as a school family of heroes.
Please join us on this crusade to help others in need and show your superhero strength with penny donations and your School Spirit 101 pride t-shirt on Friday, May 10th!
Thank you for opening your heart and donating for those children in need. SEND IN YOUR PENNIES and make a DIFFERENCE!
Ms. Bova and Ms. Nessas and the PS 101 Little Lighthouse Team
April 29th, 2019
Dear Parents and Guardians,
It’s Springtime!! On Thursday, May 9th, 2019 students will be photographed for their 2019 Spring portraits. It is your last opportunity to capture and take home your child’s school photos this school year! Children must return the photo envelope with full payment by May 8th to have their photograph taken. Only children with the completed form and payment will have his or her picture taken on that day. It is preferred that the children wear a solid colored shirt, and to be presentable for pictures.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school directly and you will be connected to the PTA office or stop in at any time in the morning hours.
Your Verrazano School PTA