PS 101 School schedule remains the same

Dear PS101 Families-

Please be advised that we are following our regular school schedule of Cohort A-B-C days as we return to school next week. If you are unsure of which day to have your child come to school, please review our school calendar here: PS 101 Blended In-Person_ Learning School Calendar (Sept-Dec 2020)

As a reminder, you must agree to the COVID testing consent form for your child to return to school.

Students who do not have consent or are supposed to come into school, but stay home for remote, will be changed to remote only instruction for the remainder of the school year.

Thank you.

GK

Did you fill out the Consent form so your child can return to school yet?

Dear PS 101 Families-

We are working hard at following the Mayor’s orders to ensure every student who reports to PS 101 for live instruction has an updated permission to get COVID tested form on file. We are calling every parent who has a Blended Learning in-person child who has not yet given their permission/consent to test for COVID in school to ensure they update their consent form which you can complete —–>>>here<<<—–.
When you log in, it should look like the form below…click the check box and RESUBMIT.

While I understand some parents have concerns, please know the actual test is very easy and is simply a Qtip swab touching just inside your child’s nose. To give you a better understanding and not to be gross, if your child has ever picked their nose, they have stuck their finger deeper than the Qtip will go.
Click here to watch a video of what the testing looks like.

Please be reminded that if you do not have an updated consent from on file, your child will not be able to return to PS 101 in-person learning and they will be switched to Remote only instruction. Please also be reminded that if you switch to Remote only, you will not be able to switch back to in-person learning.

If your child is a Blended in-person learning student, please visit your myschools account to ensure you have signed the consent. Please be advised any child who comes to school next week without an updated permission form will be sent home as per NYCDOE regulations. If you choose to keep your child home for Remote only instruction, you must fill out this form:
Learning Preference Survey -use this to switch your child to Remote Only learning

Thank you for working with us to ensure the safety of all PS 101 children and their families, as well as the PS 101 staff.

GK

Your child may not be able to return to school next week…

Dear PS 101 Families-

We are working hard at following the Mayor’s orders to ensure every student who reports to PS 101 for live instruction has an updated permission to get COVID tested form on file. We are calling every parent who has a Blended Learning in-person child who has not yet given their permission/consent to test for COVID in school to ensure they update their consent form which you can complete here.

When you log in, it should look like the form below…click the check box and RESUBMIT.

While I understand some parents have concerns, please know the actual test is very easy and is simply a Qtip swab touching just inside your child’s nose. To give you a better understanding and not to be gross, if your child has ever picked their nose, they have stuck their finger deeper than the Qtip will go.
Click here to watch a video of what the testing looks like.

Please be reminded that if you do not have an updated consent from on file, your child will not be able to return to PS 101 in-person learning and they will be switched to Remote only instruction. Please also be reminded that if you switch to Remote only, you will not be able to switch back to in-person learning.

If your child is a Blended in-person learning student, please visit your myschools account to ensure you have signed the consent. Please be advised any child who comes to school next week without an updated permission form will be sent home as per NYCDOE regulations. If you choose to keep your child home for Remote only instruction, you must fill out this form:
Learning Preference Survey -use this to switch your child to Remote Only learning

Thank you for working with us to ensure the safety of all PS 101 children and their families, as well as the PS 101 staff.

GK

Coffee with Korrol Resumes

Good afternoon 101 Families-

PS101 parents are invited to have (virtual) Coffee with Principal Korrol. During this 30-45 minute meeting, you’ll meet Principal Korrol, learn about expectations for your specific grade and and have a chance to ask questions.

Dates of these meetings are listed below and are subject to change.

*You must use your child’s @nycstudents ID to join the Zoom mtg.
**You must have your video turned on
Parents who do not use their child’s ID or have video on will not be admitted or will be removed.
***No recording allowed

The new schedule is here:

December 11Grade 3 at 9am

December 18– Combined Grade 1 and Grade 2 at 9am

Zoom Links will be posted in your child’s Google Classroom.

We Speak NYC: Conversational English Classes for DOE Families

The DOE, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA), is offering a series of conversational-English classes for New York City families. During these three sessions, families will practice their English-language conversational skills, learn about the free city services available to all New Yorkers, and connect with other families across the city. This course will focus on how families can access NYC services concerning career support, education, and workers’ rights.

The sessions will take place from 5:30–7:30 p.m., on December 29, and 16 via Zoom. 

Please review this flyer and sign up using this form.

Join me in THANKING your child’s teacher….

The BIG APPLE AWARDS are HERE!

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

In-Person Blended Learning returns December 7

Greetings PS101 Families-

As per the Mayor’s announcement today, elementary schools will reopen for blended in-person learning on Monday December 7. Please ensure to follow our Cohort A,B,C calendar so you know which days to send your child in.

A new mandate is that all in-person students must consent to in school COVID testing. Students who do not have signed permission will not be allowed to attend in person learning.

This week, November 30-December 4, all students will attend school remotely.

GK

Remote Learning Tips

Please watch the presentations below from teacher Mrs. Rivera on Remote Learning tips to help you help your child.

Remote Learning Tips for Parents Recording: 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eucAXr6gGQ-P5xrwngx2T89q-hoh2Mlj/view?usp=sharing

Presentation: 
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1qtjRM7ehdv4KoUOJMXzMXT7CxUb_Lg816lIrRdQl3m8/presen

Parent Tech Support Form:
 https://forms.gle/86sV8k576eeyFbJ98

GK

Happy Thanksgiving from the PS 101 Staff

Dear PS 101 Families,

Every year, whether it’s entering Summer, Holiday season, or Thanksgiving, I send a letter to you with basically the same message- be thankful for what you have, take care of yourself, and create the life you want to experience. At no time in the past, did I ever think we would be where we are now, and yet the funny part is, nothing in my message will change. 

So many people spend their lives pointing at and blaming external circumstances for how they feel. Whether it’s a bad relationship, a family member, work, traffic, the rain, there is always another excuse because if they had to take a step back and say, ”It’s not about external events, but my own thoughts that are creating my life,” they would have to take ownership and action to change, which for some is very scary. 

Why do I bring this up now? Because Co-Vid is many people’s excuse in a line of reasons why they can’t be happy or have the life they want, and next year, when there is a vaccine, and life enters a new normal, they will again find another excuse to feel the way they do. Every year I send the same message in a different form because I believe in the importance of celebrating this minute, the here and now. What is wrong is always available, and so is what’s right. You can spend your time focusing on what you don’t have, but I assure you there are over a billion people, yes Billion, who would trade lives with you in a second to have all the things you have. 

What and who is in your life that you can be truly #grateful for right now?

I hope you will take a moment to really look at your life and celebrate what you DO have; everything from your family and friends, to the running water in your pipes that allow you to take a warm shower. When is now a good time to hug your #child, keep them close and tell them you love them?

I also want to thank you for entrusting your children to our school. We work very hard to create a learning environment we call the #ps101experience, where students thrive, enjoy and learn to push themselves to be their best. That doesn’t mean it’s always smooth and easy, and frankly it shouldn’t be. It’s in the challenges we face that we grow and learn. Whether we are in #school or in a #remote on-line learning situation, our staff will continue to strive to bring knowledge and skills to your #children that will help them succeed in life.

On behalf of the #PS101 staff, we wish you a joyous #Thanksgiving filled with moment of laughter and love.

With respect,

G.Korrol
Principal