Re: Fall Festival > Character Dress-Up Day on Friday, October 30th
In keeping up with traditions, we are permitting students on Friday, October 30th- GROUP C to report to school wearing their favorite character costumes. Families are welcome to send their child to school wearing a safe costume. Character masks are not allowed to be worn, as we need every child to wear a face mask/covering as per health and safety COVID precautions/mandates. Additionally, NO simulated weapons, knives, axes, guns or props are to be brought to school, as we must comply with Chancellor’s Regulations.
Students working remotely in GROUPS A-B-D are invited to dress-up wearing their favorite character costume while engaged in this experience during at home learning. Friday, October 30th will be a regular instructional day for students in-school and at-home
Please follow the guidelines below with in-person learning for GROUP C students:
*No specialty parties/celebrations are being held in the classrooms.
*No candy/goody bags are to be sent in or distributed to the class.
In closing, our school staff of teachers will prepare and post a fall activity or fun learning task(s) (craft/word jumble/crossword/games) for students to engage in with extra-curricular work ONLY.
Thanks for your cooperation as we try to do our very best under the current COVID circumstances.
Please see important dates for the month of November.
Tuesday, November 3
Election Day – All students will work remotely
Wednesday, November 4
Report Card Accessibility via NYC Schools Account (Paper Report Cards will not be distributed)- Parents will be able to access report cards using the NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) here: https://mystudent.nyc. Families in need of assistance with requests for translating report card grades: 1) Go to: schools.nyc.gov 2) Scroll to: My Student and Click on the blue icon/box 3) Select: Student Records and Transcripts (right side) and Click 4) Select: Report Cards on the right side and Click
Thursday, November 5
In-person GROUP B students: Dismissal 11am for Grades 2-5 and Pre-K Dismissal at 10:50am for Kindergarten and Grade 1 via regular dismissal exits. Parent -Teacher Conferences: half-day for ALL student Groups Thursday, November 5 ~ PTC Afternoon: 12:20pm – 2:20 pm PTC Evening: 4:00pm – 6:30 pm *by appointment- check Google Classroom
Friday, November 6
“Coffee with Korrol” Grade 4 parents only @ 9:00am via zoom. Zoom information may be found on the website or on Google Classroom.
Wednesday, November 11
NO SCHOOL – Veterans Day
Thursday, November 26-Friday, November 27
NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Day Recess
We hope this information will be helpful to you in planning for the month of November.
PS 101 is working with The Child Mind Institute to host the Student Success Program: Trauma Student Groups. If you have a child in grades 3-5 (ages 8+) that has experienced trauma and would benefit from this group, please reach out to our school counselor by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The program is free and will be held remotely once per week after school hours for approximately 45 minutes. See more info below. It is a great option to offer to students who are struggling emotionally due to a traumatic event. They can accept up to 5 students.
Trauma Student Groups: A 12-session small group treatment for students ages 8-16 who demonstrate a range of coping difficulties following their exposure to one or more traumatic events. Through a combination of group skills training and individual sessions, students will learn healthy coping strategies to enhance their resilience and share about their experiences in a supportive environment.
As per the safety of the students, staff and parents, we are asking that you keep dogs away from all dismissal areas. Although dogs can be friendly, it is important that you comply with our request to prevent any future problems. Man’s best friend can also frighten our youngsters with loud barking and rapid activity in the schoolyard.
We appreciate your cooperation regarding this matter in providing our students with safe dismissal procedures. Please be sure to have your dog on a leash at all times and away from all dismissal areas.
Download the app or text 81010 with your child’s class code:
PTA Meeting – Elections
Dear Parents and Guardians:
We hope everyone is staying safe during these unprecedented times. The elections for our Executive Board of our Parents Association for the 2020-2021 School year will be held over Zoom in a virtual conference.
In order to serve as an Executive Board Officer, you must be a Parent/Legal Guardian (as defined in Chancellor’s Regulation A-660) of a child attending this school.
The following positions are open for nomination: (see responsibilities below)
President or (Co-Presidents)
The elections will take place at on Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 at 10:00am. Please register in advance at the link below for the meeting (registrations might not be validated after 8:30 am on the day of the meeting):
Upon entering the meeting, please change your screen name to your Child’s Class -First and Last Name Initials – Last 4 digits of OSIS to maintain anonymity. — for example John Smith with a daughter Audrey in class 201 and last 4 digit of OSIS of 1234, the code name should be changed to 201AS1234.
The health and safety of our communities remains our top priority, and we will continue to take all appropriate measures to help keep our students, families, and staff members safe. Recently, we shared some information with you regarding Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). Although we do not have any new updates to report, guidance issued by DOHMH remains in place, and we urge you to visit nyc.gov/health at any time for this important information related to MIS-C. There, you will also find the MIS-C Fact Sheet, provided last week and translated into multiple languages here.
As a reminder for the health of all children in New York City, all children over the age of two who can medically tolerate a face covering must wear one when they are outside their home if they cannot maintain physical distance from others. Free face coverings are available at DOE Meal Hubs in all five boroughs—you can find one close to you on the DOE website. Physical distancing and good hygiene remain critical, even while wearing a face covering. When outside the home, adults and children should maintain at least 6 feet of distance between themselves and others whenever possible.
We will continue to communicate with you on a weekly basis regarding MIS-C and provide updates, if any. Please visit nyc.gov/health at any time for the latest information on MIS-C, and please contact 311 with any questions.
Sincerely, Richard A. Carranza Chancellor New York City Department of Education