Virtual Family Events: Middle School Offers and Waitlists

Dear PS 101 5th Grade Families,

Virtual Family Events

Next week, the Office of Student Enrollment will be hosting a series of virtual events for elementary school families about middle school offers and waitlists. Each event will be virtual and will cover the same content, but different events will provide interpretation in different languages.

  • Tuesday, May 24, 5pm – 5:45pm | Interpretation provided in: Bangla, Korean, Spanish 
  • Wednesday, May 25, 5pm – 5:45pm | Interpretation provided in: Chinese (Mandarin), Haitian Creole, Urdu  
  • Thursday, May 26, 1pm – 1:45pm | Interpretation provided in: Arabic, French, Russian

Families who signed up for our DOE newsletter or with a MySchools account will receive an email inviting them to participate in these events.

Please see the flyer below for more information:

MS – Spring 2022 MS Offers and Waitlists Events Flyer.pdf 

GKorrol
Principal

Pre-K & Kindergarten Stepping Up 2022

Greetings PS 101 Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Families:

We are greatly looking forward to celebrating our students and all their accomplishments and achievements this year. Some years are milestones in education, and we like to recognize these moments alongside our PS101 families with special celebrations. Our Stepping Up ceremony will be held outdoors in our schoolyard.

We have scheduled dates and times for the Stepping Up presentations so that all our families can have a shared experience. Each student will receive 2 tickets for their family members to attend the outdoor ceremony.  We will distribute tickets the day before the Stepping Up event(s).

Dates/Times

Kindergarten Stepping-Up: Thursday, June 16

Classes K1; K2; K3; K12 > 9 am start time in the PS 101 schoolyard

Classes K4; K5; K6 > 10:30 am start time in the PS 101 schoolyard

Pre-Kindergarten Stepping-Up : Monday, June 13th

Classes PREK1 and PREK2 > 9:15 am start time in the PS 101 schoolyard

Sincerely,

G. Korrol
Principal

COVID-19 High Alert Level

Dear PS 101 Families:

Please read the following message from the NYCDOE regarding COVID-19 updates.

Due to recent increases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in New York City, the city is now at a COVID-19 high (orange) alert level. This means there is significant spread of COVID-19 in the city.

We urge you to take the following proven precautions to protect your family and our communities:

  • Wear a mask. We recommend that everyone age 2 and older wear a well-fitting mask in all public indoor settings, including at school and early childhood education (ECE) programs, even if not required. Encourage your child to wear a mask while at school or ECE program and when gathering with friends. Your child’s school has masks available.
  • Get vaccinated and boosted. Everyone age 5 and older should get vaccinated against COVID-19, including getting a booster shot when eligible. Vaccines have saved countless lives and are our best defense against the virus. Find a vaccination site at nyc.gov/vaccinefinder(Open external link) or by calling 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692). You can get vaccinated for free, regardless of immigration or insurance status.
  • Stay home when sick. Everyone should stay home if they are sick or test positive for COVID-19 and follow all guidance, including wearing a well-fitting face mask for 10 days.
  • Get tested. Everyone should get tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms, were recently with someone who has COVID-19, recently traveled or were at a large event. Schools are giving each child four at-home tests per week and testing is available throughout the city. To find a testing site, visit nyc.gov/covidtest(Open external link). Testing is free at many sites.
  • Consider other precautions, such as avoiding crowds, limiting gatherings to a small number of people, increasing ventilation, and wearing a higher quality mask. This is especially important for people who are at increased risk due to age, underlying medical condition, or because they are unvaccinated.

If you or your child tests positive for COVID-19, call your health care provider or 212-COVID19 (212-268-4319) to ask about treatment options for people age 12 and older. To learn more, including about who is eligible, visit nyc.gov/health/covidtreatments(Open external link). If your child tests positive, please inform their school or ECE program. Children who test positive or are home with symptoms can receive free online learning and office hours while out sick.

If we all do our part, we can beat this COVID-19 wave and enjoy a safe and healthy spring and summer.

Translations of this message will be available at the end of the day here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/messages-for-families

COVID Positives and Test Kits

Dear PS 101 Families,

As a reminder, students are given four home COVID Test kits per week. It is recommended you test your child at the beginning of the week and three days later. The other two kits may be used by family members.

Like the rest of NYC, PS 101 has also had a rise in positive COVID cases both in students and staff. When a child in a class or staff member reports being positive, we send a letter home to the class called an “exposure letter” which informs you someone in your child’s class has tested positive. if you get this letter, it is recommended you test your child that evening. If your child tests positive, you must notify PS 101 so we can take additional steps on our end to protect the community.

While New York City health officials on Monday strongly recommended that all individuals wear medical-grade masks in public indoor settings citywide, masks are not mandated in schools and it is still your (and your child’s) choice to wear or not wear a mask.

We will of course keep you updated with any additional news.

GK
Principal

Dance Festival – May 25, 2022

Dear Early Childhood Parents/Guardians:

On Wednesday, May 25th, we will host our first PS 101 Dance Festival for the first time in nearly seven years!

Are you read for some fun? Are you ready to dance? Our early childhood students are ready to perform for all of you. Please join our early childhood classes for a spectacular event to celebrate music and dance through the years.

Do you recall some of your favorite songs the year your child was born? Song selections include some fan favorites from the year your child was born from 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014, so come and join the fun!

May 25th – SAVE THE DATE as students in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, first and second grade will perform their dances and share in the festivities:

TIMELINE:

Prekindergarten Grade/Pre-k Families only: 9:00 am start time

Kindergarten Grade/Kindergarten Families only: 9:30 am start time

First Grade/First Grade Families only: 10:00 am start time

Second Grade/Second Grade Families only: 10:30 am start time

ORGANIZATION:

For organizational purposes, parents will assemble on Bay 35th Street and may only enter and exit from the Bay 35th gate. Only parents with children in the performing grade will be allowed in the schoolyard. The 24th Avenue gate will not be used and the entering and exiting the schoolyard will only be from the Bay 35th Street gate.

Students are to come to school as regularly schedule for 8:30 am start time.

At the conclusion of the showcase, students will immediately return to their classroom to resume instructional lessons. Students cannot be signed out after the dance festival, as it is a regular school day of instruction.

We hope you can save the date and join in the fun!

Very Truly Yours, 

Gregg Korrol

Principal

Save for College Program: NYC Scholarship Month Resources

Dear PS 101 Kindergarten Parents,

Because your child is a Kindergartener in the NYC Public School system, s/he is now enrolled in the Save for College Program. The next step is for you as the parent/guardian to activate your child’s NYC Scholarship account and see the funds that have been allocated for their educational future. Their NYC Scholarship Account has an initial allocation of $100 and you can increase these funds by an additional $25 reward for activating and viewing their account. We are reaching out to all participating families at PS 101 because we want to make sure every family at our school is taking advantage of the opportunity! To access their NYC Scholarship Account, follow the steps below. Here is a link to a step by step guide, as well as a link to a video. Once you activate your account, you can log in regularly and monitor the funds and earnings. Join the families at your school who are already saving for college and career training together by taking this important step!

Building Block 1 – To Activate and View the NYC Scholarship Account:

1. Visit https://nyckidsrise.org/

2. Click Activate Account

3. After reading the Welcome statement, scroll down and click activate account

4. Another small box will appear and you can click Continue

5. You will then see a Registration box pop up

6. Enter your child’s Date of Birth, Zip Code, and OSIS Number (Student ID Number), then click submit.

7. Now you will enter your personal information and create a password

8. Once that’s complete, click on the introductory survey

9. Complete the introductory survey to earn the first $25 reward, which will be allocated to your child’s scholarship account within about a week.

Do not hesitate to contact Ms. Kipriadis at (718) 372-0221 or kkipriadis2@schools.nyc.gov if you need support to activate and view your child’s NYC Scholarship Account.

After you finish activating the account, you can choose to open your own account as a next step (also known as Building Block 2) so that you can save alongside the scholarship account. If you have any questions or would like support opening your own college and career savings account:

1. Call NYC Kids RISE at 1-833-543-7473 or email them at info@nyckidsrise.org

2. Join NYC Kids RISE for a Choose the Right Account Workshop. Click here to see the full list of events and register.

Questions will be answered during next week’s kindergarten Coffee with Principal Korrol session on May 13th.

In community,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

Happy National Principal’s Day!

chalkboard writing of "Happy Principal Appreciation Day"

Greetings:

Please be advised National Principal’s Day was Sunday, May 1st. We want to take this time to acknowledge our very own top-notch principal at PS 101!

We recognize Mr. Korrol for his strong leadership. We sincerely thank Mr. Korrol for the hard work, commitment, and visionary leader he is to the PS 101 school ​community. Our plan to is to surprise Mr. Korrol with beautiful special surprise messages and greetings today that will surely make him smile and kick off the week with great pride. 

As our building principal, give Mr. Korrol a shout-out and sincere thanks for all he does. He is most deserving of this love and support from all. We know this will brighten his day!

Let’s show support and gratitude for the tremendous work he puts forth every day for us. 

PS 101 Assistant Principal Team