Reminder Tomorrow, November 15, 2018 is a Half Day of School and Parent-Teacher Conference

Dear Parents/Guardians:

As a reminder, tomorrow is Parent-Teacher Conferences AND a Half-Day of school.

Parent-Teacher Conferences for the Fall 2018 term are as follows (you should already have an appointment time):

Date:                      November 15, 2018

Times:                    Afternoon Conferences — 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Evening Conferences —    4:30 pm -7:30 pm

**Half-Day of School – All Students will be dismissed at 11:20 am sharp due to Parent Teacher Conferences. Please ensure you are on time to pick up your child.

  • TASC AFTER SCHOOL programs are cancelled on Thursday, November 15, 2018
  • Appointments were made in advance with parents through class Messenger.
  • Hot lunch will be given to all children participating in the hot lunch program.
  • Yellow school bus service will be provided for those children using the service.
  • Please make every effort to meet with your child’s teacher. By attending this conference you will have the opportunity to discuss your child’s progress.
  • Translators will be available in Russian/Hebrew/Spanish/Italian/Arabic /Cantonese/Mandarin

 

PS. 101’s Grading Policy Grades K-5

ME:  “Mastery-Exceeds” Standards (95-100) = 4 by NYS Standards

MA:  “Mastery-Above” Standards (85-94) = a mid-high 3 by NYS Standards

MT:  “Mastery-Meets” Standards (75-84) = a low-mid 3 by NYS Standards

MP:  “Mastery-Approaching” Standards (65-74) = 2 by NYS Standards

MB:  “Mastery-Below Standards (64 or less) – 1 by NYS Standards

P.S. 101 is dedicated to the advancement of all students on their way to becoming college and career ready.  Our school-wide policy is published on our website and hard copies are available upon request. This policy was included in our opening Student/Parent Handbook for your perusal.
*Students will receive a progress report in January and their next report card in march 2019. 

Marks Awarded: The minimum grade a student must receive to pass a course is Mastery Approaching (MA is slightly below grade level). Grades are cumulative and show students’ progress throughout the year. Our Grading Policy:

Lower Grades (K-2)
Participation 20%
Classwork 30%
Homework 10%
Assessments 40%
Total 100%

 

Upper Grades (3-5)
Participation 10%
Classwork 20%
Homework 10%
Assessments 60%
Total 100%

What Are You Waiting For? Time is Almost Up!

Do you want to say THANK YOU to your child’s teacher?

Nominate your child’s teacher and tell the NYCDOE how happy you are that a PS 101 educator made a difference in your child’s life!!

Why nominate a teacher?

  • Show your appreciation for a dedicated educator who has made an impact on you and/or your community.
  • Contribute to a citywide conversation about teaching excellence and showcase the work happening in your school community.
  • Make your teacher’s day. Every time a teacher is nominated, they receive an email letting them know.

Click here to nominate a PS 101 Educator/Teacher

5th Grade Middle School Applications

5th Grade Middle School Applications are available on line this week.

The Parent Portal, for families:

  • This will be found at MySchools.nyc
  • Parents will get a letter in the mail this week from the NYC Dept. of Education with login instruction and their account creation code.
  • In order to create a MySchools account, you must have an email address and your child’s OSIS ID number.
  • PC Margaret Lloyd can provide you with your OSIS # if you come to the school (cannot be given over the phone)
  • If you already have a MySchools account you may be able to access the application already

The BIG APPLE AWARDS are HERE!

Do you want to say THANK YOU to your child’s teacher?

Nominate your child’s teacher and tell the NYCDOE how happy you are that a PS 101 educator made a difference in your child’s life!!

Why nominate a teacher?

  • Show your appreciation for a dedicated educator who has made an impact on you and/or your community.
  • Contribute to a citywide conversation about teaching excellence and showcase the work happening in your school community.
  • Make your teacher’s day. Every time a teacher is nominated, they receive an email letting them know.

Click here to nominate a PS 101 Educator/Teacher

State Exam Scores From May 2018 (ELA/Math)

Please be advised that ELA and Math Exam Scores will be available on your myStudent.nyc account by the end of this week.

Please be reminded PS 101 will not be giving out scores. You must go directly to the student portal to see your child’s results.
As a reminder, you can also see previous year’s grades, attendance and other information about your child on your portal.

I am also happy to let you know that PS 101 is the #1 school in the district for ELA with 75% of our students obtaining scores of 3 & 4 on the exam. Congrats to PS 101 Students. We are also #2 in math, again, with almost 75% of our students getting a 3 or 4.

Congrats to the PS 101 community of students, staff and parents/families!

Welcome Back!!!!

Greetings Parents/Families of PS 101!

We are so very excited for the start of school on Wednesday Sept 5!!! Please read below for some remainders and exciting announcements:

  • School hours are 8:10am-2:25pm daily (breakfast is from 7:40am -8:05am)
    *You should plan to be at school daily by 2:15 to pick up your child as dismissal begins earlier for the younger grades
  • On Sept 5, Kindergarten hours are from 9am-11.am and parents must come to school with their child for a meeting/orientation
    On Sept 6, Kindergarten hours are regular full days starting at 8:10am
  • Construction is going very well! Our new building is anticipated to be complete by September 2019.
  • NEW Programs in PS 101:
    STEM. STEM is a combination of Science/Technology/Engineering and Math. Students will be engaged in creative design projects such as building model cars that they make move and more.
    Augmented Reality– we will be introducing Augmented Reality this year on a limited basis. See more here.
    Life Skills & Leadership: We are placing a heavier focus on Leadership and Life Skills grounded in The Leader in Me.
  • State Exam Scores from the last school year will be available mid-late September, but here is what I can tell you 🙂
    -You can see your child’s scores on MyStudent.nyc in mid-late September
    -PS 101 scores increased in both Math and ELA
    ***PS101 is the highest scoring elementary school in ELA in District 21!
  • Welcome Back to School Night is Wednesday Sept.12 from  4:30pm-7:30pm (more information soon)

And there is so much more to come!!!!

See you next Wednesday morning…

GK