Have you voted yet in the Education Council Elections?

Dear Parent,

Have you voted? There is only one week left!

You can make history by voting in the Education Council Elections.  You will need to sign in to your NYC Schools Account at mystudent.nyc, in order to Vote. A full list of candidates and links to candidate videos can be found when you reach the voting ballot page.

If you do not have an account and want to vote, it’s not too late!

Click here to sign up for your NYC Schools Account. If you need help signing up to NYCSA please reply to this email and I will guide you through the process.

Voting lasts until May 11, but don’t wait! Sign in to NYCSA and Vote today!



Tuesday Time with Drawing


It’s Tuesday Time with Drawing! 

Dear PS 101 Families:

Please include in your Tuesday TO-DO list … a family-fun arts & crafts project!  Please click on the drawing link tailored for your child’s grade to complete alongside Marquis Studios Teaching Artist, Ciara! 

Please encourage your child to engage in these lesson videos that are age and level appropriate to practice the art of drawing with step-by-step guidance. Ciara will conduct a walkthrough to create designs for your child to follow along and voila! They become artists in a flash! Join your child and make beautiful memories together. 

Early Childhood Grades: 

Pre-Kindergarten- Kindergarten- Grade One- Grade Two

Week 2:

Upper Grades: 

Grade 3-Grade 4-Grade 5 

Week 2:

Encourage your child to have fun and DRAW! COLOR, CREATE and COLABORATE with family or a friend!  


Gregg Korrol


May Parent Calendar 2021

May 3, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians:

We are listing some important dates for the month of May.  Please keep these dates for reference during the month of May.

Monday, May 3 -Thursday, May 6Incoming Kindergarten Registration
Wednesday, May 5 – Thursday, May 6NYS MATH Standardized Exam – Grades 3, 4, 5

All Blended Students/In-Person will be administered the exam in school on Wednesday, May 5th

Remote only Students opting-in for NYS MATH Exam will report to school on Thursday, May 6th

If so, you will be assigned a specific window of time to bring your child in for the exam and they must be picked up right after. ALL health protocols must be followed (Health Screener and Mask). More information forthcoming.
Thursday, May 13NO SCHOOL – Eid al-Fitr Holiday Observance
Monday, May 31NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day Holiday Observance

We hope this information will be helpful to you in planning for the month of May.


Gregg Korrol,


CEC Elections – Your Vote Counts

Dear PS 101 Families: 


This Saturday, May 1st marks the opening day for parents/guardians to cast their vote in the Community Council Elections. For the first time, you will have the ability to make a direct impact in our school community by voting in the Education Council Elections.  Community and Citywide Education Councils give parents a strong voice in NYC education. Voting in these CEC elections gives you the opportunity to help determine how that voice is used.  

To vote, you will need a NYC Schools Account with at least one student registered. Luckily, PS 101 students all have activated accounts and you can proceed to vote!

If you do not have an account for any reason or may experience any issues, click here to sign up mystudent.nyc. If you need help signing up for an account, please reach out to our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Margaret Lloyd at MLloyd2@schools.nyc.gov or call 1(347)563-4680 for assistance or questions.

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Gregg Korrol


Tuesday Time with Drawing!


Dear PS 101 Families:

Are you ready for Talented Tuesdays? To bring some joy and artistry/technique into your lives, a new residency from Marquis Studios will provide your child and your family with a new learning opportunity each week.

With age/level/grade appropriate lessons, video links will include a fresh new spin to visual arts as we shift to a new arts discipline for the next ten weeks. Visual Arts and drawing will be our new focus with tailored learning. Marquis Studios Teaching Artist, Ciara, will guide and talk students through each step to to create art projects.

Please use the you tube link and encourage your child to engage and enjoy ways in which they can become a talented artist too, by following the steps with the artist. Our new Teaching Artist, Ciara has a great presence with a patient and easy flow, so everyone can follow along to design, develop a vision and create! 

Pre-Kindergarten – Kindergarten- Grade 1- Grade 2:

Week 1:

Grade 3- Grade 4- Grade 5: 

Week 1: 

 Have fun and DRAW! 


Gregg Korrol 


Education Council Elections

Dear Parents/Guardians of P.S. 101,

10 days from now we’re going to make history!

On May 1st, for the first time, parents will have the ability to make an impact in our school community by voting in the Education Council Elections.

You will need an NYC Schools Account at http://www.mystudent.nyc, with all your students linked to be able to vote. If you do not have an account, click here to sign up. If you need help signing up to NYCSA please reply to this email and I will guide you through the process.

Community and Citywide Education Councils provide parents with a strong voice in NYC education. Voting in these Elections gives you the opportunity to help determine how that voice is used.


Margaret Lloyd, Parent Coordinator

Queridos Padres,

¡En diez días vamos a hacer historia!

El sábado 1 de mayo, por primera vez, los padres tendrán la oportunidad de tener un impacto directo en nuestra comunidad escolar al votar en las elecciones de los Consejos de Educación.

Para votar, van a necesitar una cuenta de “NYC Schools Account”, con todos sus hijos asociados a dicha cuenta. Si no tiene una cuenta, haga clic aquí  mystudent.nyc Si necesita ayuda para registrarse y obtener una cuenta, por favor responda a este mensaje de correo electrónico y lo ayudaré con el proceso.

Los Consejos de Educación de la Comunidad y de la Ciudad empoderan a los padres y les dan una voz contundente en el sistema educativo de la Ciudad de Nueva York.

Votar en estas elecciones les brinda la oportunidad de ayudar a determinar y usar su voz.


Margaret Lloyd

PTA Meeting Agenda – May 4 @ 10am


Tuesday, 5/4/2021 @ 10:00 am via Zoom

  • Meeting call to order
  • CEC Elections
  • Review of Minutes / Motion to Approve
  • President’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report/Motion to Approve Treasurer’s Report
  • Title 1 / SLT Update
  • Budget/Audit/Bylaw Committee
  • Questions & Concerns Session
  • Motion to Adjourn


May 13              Eid Al-Fitr (school closed)

May 31              Memorial Day (school closed)

June 1              June PTA Meeting

June 3              Chancellor’s Conf Day (students not in

June 8              Clerical Day (students not in

June 25            Last Day of School

NYSESLAT Parent Letter

Dear Parent/Guardian(s),

The NYSESLAT is given to all students who are identified as ELL/MLL by the New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners (NYSITELL). The purpose of the NYSESLAT is to annually assess the English language proficiency level of ELLs/MLLs enrolled in Grades K–12 in New York State schools. The test gives the state, schools, parents, and teachers important information about the English language development of ELLs/MLLs. 

The NYSESLAT includes multiple choice, short written response questions, long written response questions, and oral response questions in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English. Your child must take all parts of the test in order to receive a valid score. The questions on the NYSESLAT reflect the kinds of activities and tasks that your child would experience in the classroom.

Your child will be tested within the testing windows noted below:

April 26 – June 9Speaking session test window (one-on-one testing)
May 17 – June 9Session 1, 2, 3  test window

Please note:

*All in-person ELLs will be taking the NYSESLAT.  

*All remote-ONLY students and their parents have already been surveyed with the option of opting in for the NYSESLAT earlier this month.  

*By May 7th, parents of remote-only students will receive a phone call of their scheduled 2-day window for when their child should come to take the NYSESLAT. 

*If there are any questions, please contact your child’s ELL teacher.  

There are absolutely no make-ups after June 9th.  It is paramount that your child(ren) attend school during this window or they will receive an invalid score.  If they receive an invalid score, his or her level will then default to the previous year’s results. If your child attend IN-PERSON SCHOOL, and you have plans to take your child out of school at any time during the dates noted above, please contact Mrs. Rivera at jleung@schools.nyc.gov, or your child’s ESL/ENL teacher at (718) 372-0221 or by note at your earliest convenience.

For more information about the NYSESLAT, please visit: 


To access the Parent Guide on the NYSESLAT:


The NYSESLAT parent guide is available in 22 languages, including Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Urdu, Russian, Albanian and Uzbek.

For samples of test questions, please visit: https://www.engageny.org/resource/new-york-state-english-a-second-language-achievement-test-nyseslat-sample-items-annotations 


Gregg Korrol


Final Yoga Tuesday

April 20th, 2021


Dear PS 101 Yogis and Yoginis:

Time flies when you’re having fun and we had fun indeed! Today’s message includes our final lesson video for you to join and actively participate!

With Ms. Sari’s yoga practices, our youngsters have gained strategies to use and begin their day with a “be well” mindset to think about making the day filled with gratitude, good citizenship, being a peacemaker and getting enough sleep. Breathing, yoga-based movement, and a mindful meditation follow, helping students bring their attention to the present moment and preparing them for learning time. Let’s keep the momentum going with all that has been taught with our Marquis Studios learning opportunity. It is our hope the yoga residency provided everyone with a greater sense of community and engagement in school.

Please continue to encourage your child to integrate yoga in their lives to address many challenges common in education and our society today: emotion regulation; academic performance; reduced anxiety and tension; resilience to stress; fewer problem behaviors; physical well-being and classroom climate.

Grades PREK through 2: https://app.peardeck.com/student/tenhbdwxi

Grades 3 through 5: https://app.peardeck.com/student/txiuivovg

The final presentation lesson video which includes student drawings and replies is embedded in one of the last slides. This final session also includes sun salutation and teaches students how to make yoga cards/flow and a rest that reviews most of the yoga poses covered during this residency. Please work with your child to recreate and use! Namaste!

Thanks for your support.


Gregg Korrol