What’s For Lunch Today?

Have you ever wondered what P.S.101 will be serving your child to eat?

Did you know you can learn what your child is having for breakfast or lunch everyday in any NYC school?

This is great information for any parent, especially if there are particular foods your child doesn’t like to eat or has an allergy.


Use the following link to see the daily and monthly school food menu. There’s even an app!

School Breakfast/Lunch Menu

School Lunch App (App Store for Mac users)

School Lunch App (Google Play Story for Android users)

*Please note the Office of School Food is in charge of the menu and choices, not PS 101. Menu options may change without notice.

2019–20 Kindergarten Applications Launch

2019–20 Kindergarten Applications Launch 

Kindergarten Application Period: The kindergarten application period launches the week of December 3, and closes January 14. All children born in 2014 who live in New York City are eligible to apply for kindergarten placement in the 2019–20 school year. Families can submit the application via MySchools.nyc, over the phone at 718-935-2009,

Please be advised you must apply to a school you are zoned for as per your address (if you are unsure you can call 311 for more information). Proof of residence is required and will be checked.
An exception may be granted for the Dual Language Mandarin Chinese Program Application.

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