Kindergarten Application Process for September 2023

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The KINDERGARTEN application will open from December 7, 2022 – January 20, 2023.  

To be eligible for admission to Kindergarten in September 2023, students must turn 5 years old by December 31, 2023
(Born in 2018) and be residents of New York City at the time of pre-registration.

REMINDER: Students currently attending Pre-K at a public elementary school STILL NEED TO APPLY to Kindergarten.

Beginning December 7 – January 20th families can apply to Kindergarten using one of the three options listed below:

  1. Apply On-Line at:
  2. Over the phone by calling (718) 935-2009
  3. In Person at a Family Welcome Center
    Family Welcome Center (District 20 & 21): located at 415 89th Street, Brooklyn, NY  11209

Key Dates – 2023 Kindergarten Admissions

Application Period BeginsDecember 7, 2022
Application DeadlineJanuary 20, 2023
Placement Offers DistributedApril 2023
Pre-registrationMay 2023
key dates

Kindergarten admissions is not first come, first served -all applications submitted online, by phone, or in person by the deadline will be treated the same based on admissions priorities.

PS 101 is NOT responsible for selecting students or printing mailing offers to families. PS 101 will conduct pre-registration after initial offers are made by the Department of Education in the Spring. 

You are welcome to join a virtual information session about Kindergarten admissions:

Elementary School Admissions Events

During each online event, we will discuss:  

  • How to learn about schools and programs.  
  • How to navigate, the online school directory and application system. 
  • How to get ready now to apply later. 

The content of each event is the same, but different interpretation services will be provided for different events, as follows: 

  • December 8, 2022, 2pm to 3pm | Event held in English. Interpretation provided in: Chinese (Mandarin), French, Urdu
  • December 13, 2022, 2pm to 3pm | Event held in English. Interpretation provided in: Bangla, Korean, Spanish
  • January 12, 2023, 6pm to 7pm | Event held in English. Interpretation provided in: Arabic, Haitian Creole, Russian 

How to join: 

  • Each event will be hosted live online. Join us on Zoom at the event’s start time here: 
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Check your email or visit the day before the first event to find the password and any other information you’ll need to join, as well as how to receive interpretation.  


District 21 Social Emotional Learning for Our Current Times Workshop on December 13

Dear Parents/Guardians of PS 101:

Please join District 21 on Tuesday, December 13th at 6:00 PM for the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) workshop designed to help parents, students, and teachers regain balance and control through various SEL activites.

Join the workshop via Zoom using the following link:

Meeting ID: 814 6774 4938

Passcode: 792610

For more information, please see flyer below:

Image of flyer for District 21 Social Emotional Learning for Our Current Times Workshop

PTA General Membership Meeting – 12/13/22


Tuesday, 12/13/2022 @ 10:00 am via Zoom (meeting info will be sent to via Remind)


  • Meeting Call to Order
  • Principal’s Report
  • Review of Minutes / Motion to Approve
  • President’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report/Motion to Approve Treasurer’s Report
  • Title 1 / SLT Update
  • Questions & Concerns Session
  • Motion to Adjourn


Dec 8               PTA Bake Sale

Dec 12-16  Winter Wonderland Performance (PreK-2nd gr)

Dec 13             December PTA meeting

Dec 26-Jan2   Winter Recess (school closed)


Jan 5                PTA/Dual Language classes Bake Sale

Jan 10              January PTA meeting

Jan 12              Graduation Pictures (K & 5th gr)

Jan 19               PTA/Little Lighthouse team Bake Sale


New Parent Coordinator at PS101

Greetings PS 101 Families,

As you may know, Margaret Lloyd retired and we wish her all the best and thank her for supporting our school community for so many years.

We now have a new Parent Coordinator (PC) and welcome Bing Xing Lin to the PS101 staff.

Bing is your main point of contact for parenting questions and to help you navigate a challenge you may have (arranging a meeting with your child’s teacher, PK, Kindergarten and Middle School applications, etc). In time she will be hosting workshops for parents and looking for other ways to support you on your parenting journey.

You can email Bing at or contact her on her cell at 1-347-563-4680.

Bing- Parent Coordinator


PTA Bake Sale on December 8th

Dear PS 101 Families:

Our PTA Committee is hosting a bake sale on Thursday, December 8th!

Please help support by bringing in store bought donations for students to purchase after their lunch. As a reminder, please make sure the store bought goods DO NOT contain NUTS or SEEDS.

You can drop off donations to the PTA by December 8th either during morning drop off or before 10:30 AM. LABEL your donations with your student’s name and class, and he/she will receive a voucher for a free item at the bake sale.

See below flyer for further information:

Thank you for your continued support!

Early Childhood Winter Wonderland Performance

Dear Early Childhood Families:

You are cordially invited to our annual Early Childhood Winter Wonderland during the week of Monday, December 12th through Friday, December 16th. This year’s performance will include wintry songs to bring us some holiday cheer and ring in the new year.

Doors will open for seating at 8:45 am. The performance will begin at 9:15 am in our school auditorium. Only 2 guests per child are permitted, due to space limitations.

Winter Wonderland Showcase Dates :

  • Tuesday, December 13th – Grade Kindergarten 
  • Wednesday, December 14th – Grade One
  • Thursday, December 15th – Grade Two 
  • Friday, December 16th – PRE-Kindergarten

We need your help to follow the mandatory NYC Visitor Policy upon entry. PLEASE BE PREPARED and NO EXCEPTIONS will be made:

*Proof of COVID Vaccination status

*Valid Identification

A recording of the Winter Wonderland showcase will also be posted for families. Your child will report to school at the regular school opening time.

Please be on time to join in the fun! We know you will join us and enjoy the hard work and dedication the children have put into making this show one to truly remember.


Gregg Korrol