Additional School Counselor

Greetings Parents/Guardians,

I am happy to announce we have secured a second School Counselor two days a week, in addition to Ms. Kipriadis, to assist with supporting our students’ concerns, issues, etc. Ms. DeLauro will be joining our staff on Mondays and Thursdays.

What is the role of a  School Counselor?

Think back to a time you may have had a problem with another person or something happened in your life (at home, work, relationship or in school) and it led to you feeling sad, angry or upset because you weren’t sure how to handle it. The purpose of our counselors is to help our students learn skills to deal with issues as they arise so their school work is not effected. Often times, one or two conversations are enough to teach a person how to acknowledge what they are feeling and how to handle a particular type of situation.

At PS 101 while we focus on academics, we also take pride in our ability to help students navigate the waters of life.



Letter from our new School Counselor:

Hello! My name is Teresa DeLauro and I am the new School Counselor at P.S. 101. I will be at P.S. 101 on Mondays and Thursdays. I will meet with mandated, at risk, and any students with concerns in group and/or individual counseling sessions. Often, I will conduct lessons within the classroom on various topics such as social skills, bullying, anxiety, etc. I am excited to collaborate with teachers and staff to be advocates for our students, ensuring they have a successful school year!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. I look forward to working together!


Lockdown…(sheltering in)

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please be advised we went into a Lock-down this morning due to a fire in the apartment building across the street from our school. We entered into a lock-down to ensure everyone in our school remained safe and inside the school building. We kept windows closed as well and ensured the safety of our students during this time.

The FDNY has since put the fire out and contained the situation.

We have since lifted the lock down and are functioning as normal.


Lunchtime Activities

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Many students have asked if they can bring small toys such as a rubrics cube or cards to lunch. As we won’t be going outside on cold days, we will allow students to bring these items on a trial basis; meaning, we will try this out and see how it goes.

Please note that PS 101 staff will not be responsible if these items get lost or broken, or if they let someone else play with it and it breaks. It is up to you as the parent to decide if you want to allow your child to bring something in with the knowledge that it’s up to your child to be responsible for their own item. I highly recommend not sending in anything that may be of value, for example, some playing cards (ex: Pokemon cards may have value).
*Please note digital devices such as phones, video games or tables are not allowed.

Please speak with your child about this and remind them the importance of being responsible and that it’s a privilege which can be taken away if they do not respect each others property or if it interferes with student safety.



Guggenheim for All Art for families with children on the autism spectrum

Guggenheim for All Art for families with children on the autism spectrum


Sunday, March 8, 2020

11 am–1 pm

Register →

In this drop-in program designed for children on the autism spectrum and their families, explore works of art through sensory-friendly experiences in the galleries and create your own art in the studio.

For families with children ages 6 and up. Free. Registration required.

Sign up, sending an email to to start receiving emails about programs for children on the autism spectrum.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation thanks the members of the Education Committee and the Middle Eastern Circle for their support.

Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Ave at 89th St

New York, NY, 10128 United States

212 423 3500

**Please note this program has no connection to or affiliation with PS 101 or the NYCDOE

Kindergarten Registration (closing soon)

Good Morning and Happy New Year! If  your child was born in 2015,  be sure to apply for Kindergarten by Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

Apply in three ways:

  • Online with MySchools—all you need to get started is an email address and some basic information about your child. When you’re done with the application, don’t forget to click the “Submit Application” button
  • By phone at 718-935-2009
  • In person at a Family Welcome Center

Questions? Call enrollment at 718-935-2009, visit Kindergarten Admissions, or email

***Please note we do not have ANY information on Pre-Kindergarten registration yet***

Free workshop from the Child-Mind Institute

Dear Parents’Guardians,

Below is a free workshop from the Child-Mind Institute you may want to look into. We have no affiliation with them, however I have heard good things about their programs.



The Child Mind Institute’s Student Success Program is thrilled to offer a FREE one-day parent and caregiver training on Friday, January 10th. Behavior and Emotional Skills Training (BEST) is open to parents and caregivers of elementary school children, and typically costs $600 per participant. Lunch will be provided.

During BEST, parents and caregivers will learn strategies to increase positive behaviors, manage misbehaviors, and connect with other families and caregivers for continued support.

BEST Details:

Friday, January 10th, 2020


PS 130 K – Lower School | 70 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn NY 11218

A flyer is attached – please feel free to share this with parents and caregivers who may be interested in attending the event.

Families may enroll by completing the sign up form online here: