REVISION: June 2022 – Important Dates

Dear PS 101 Parents/Guardians:

We are listing some important dates for the month of June. Please keep these dates for reference during the month of June.

DATEREASON
Friday, June 3rdSCHOOL SPIRIT DAY
Wear Sunglasses Inside Day! 
Monday, June 6thGrade 4 NYS SCIENCE State Exam
SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY- Comfy/Cozy Day
Don’t Sweat The Test! Wear sweatpants or sweat-shorts/t-shirt.

ALL PS 101 After-School Programs are CANCELLED > Mandarin After-School Program; Academic Recovery Program; OG Virtual/In-Person After-school Program
Tuesday, June 7thNYCDOE Schools Closed
Staff Clerical Day
Thursday, June 9thNYCDOE Schools Closed
Anniversary Day
Chancellor’s Conference Day for staff development
Friday, June 10thIncoming 2022-2023 Kindergarten Orientation 
Virtual Presentation at 9:30 am
Link Invitation Only
Monday, June 13thPREKINDERGARTEN Stepping Up Ceremony
PREK1 and PREK2: OUTDOOR (schoolyard)
Gates open for seating at 9:00 am
Start Time: 9:15 am
Ticket Admission Only
Tuesday, June 14thPTA General Membership Meeting via ZOOM at 6 PM.
Link to follow, prior to the meeting date. 
Tuesday, June 14thSCHOOL SPIRIT DAY
Flag Day
Wear Red, White, and Blue 
Tuesday, June 14thIncoming 2022-2023 Pre-Kindergarten Orientation
Virtual Presentation at 9:00 am 
Link Invitation Only 
Wednesday, June 15thGRADE 5 Graduation
2 sessions – OUTDOOR (schoolyard)
SESSION 1: Classes 501; 502; 503; at 9:00 am
SESSION 2: Classes 504; 505; 506; 451 at 10:30 am
Ticket Admission Only
Thursday, June 16thKINDERGARTEN Stepping Up Ceremonies
2 sessions – OUTDOOR (schoolyard)
SESSION 1: Classes K1; K2; K3 and K12 at 9:00 am
SESSION 2: Classes K4; K5; K6 at 10:30 am
Ticket Admission Only 
Monday, June 20thNYCDOE Schools Closed
Juneteenth Observance
Thursday, June 23rdGRADE 5 PROM
PS 101 Gymnasium during the school day.
Senior Dance Party!
Student Participation Only
Friday, June 24thSCHOOL SPIRIT DAY
Luau Day
Wear Hawaiian Shirts, Shorts, Flip Flops, etc.
Monday, June 27thLAST DAY OF SCHOOL for all students!
Regular dismissal at grade/class exits.

If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher or our general office at 718-372-0221. We hope this information will be helpful to you in planning for the month of June. 

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

Complete Dance Festival videos are here!

Dear PS 101 Families,

We were so happy to have so many parents and family members at Dance festival 2022 yesterday!

Below are the links to the complete Dance Festival for each grade.
You’ll be able to both watch and download the video as a keepsake.

A very special thank you to the PS 101 staff who worked so hard on creating these dances, practicing with our students, our DJ and videographers.

–>>If you’d like to give a shout-out to your child’s teacher, please do so by commenting on this post or on the Instagram post.<–

Enjoy and thank you for being a part of the #ps101experience 🙂

Pre-Kindergarten Dance Festival video

Kindergarten Dance Festival video

1st Grade Dance Festival video

2nd Grade Dance Festival video

G.Korrol
Principal

Safety Issue: No Double Parking

Dear Parents/Guardians:

School safety is a shared responsibility of all members of our school community

Do not double-park your car. Double parking creates traffic and a dangerous situation for children and parents on the surrounding block(s).

Arrival and dismissal are crucial times of the day when all parents dropping off and picking up children from Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade need to be aware of and considerate of students walking to and from the building.

It is for the safety of our children that we need to follow these rules and never put your child or another child in unnecessary harm’s way. We greatly need and appreciate your cooperation.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal and our School Safety Committee

Texas Tragedy

Good morning PS 101 Families,

We are all horrified by the events that took place yesterday in Texas at Robb Elementary School. Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to the entire community and especially those who were directly impacted by this senseless tragedy.

As a reminder, PS 101 and all NYC schools are trained on General Response Protocols and Emergency Preparedness for various situations including lockdown drills and evacuations drills approximately 10 times per school year. No one is permitted inside the building without showing identification to our Safety officer. Additionally, we have cameras throughout the school building.

While we will all always have a level of uncertainty and concern, it is a reminder that if you see something you need to say something, whether to the school or by calling the police especially when it comes to postings on Social Media.

Today, together we send out prayers to the Uvalde Community in Texas and hope our government officials will work together to come up with solutions to prevent these senseless tragedies.

G.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

Summer School / Summer Rising Program Enrollment begins Today

Dear PS 101 Families,

For K-8 programs, Summer Rising will be full-day, Monday through Friday, in-person, and planned and operated collaboratively by school principals and DYCD-funded CBO partners in DOE school buildings.

K-8 students participating in programs will have access to academic classes, enrichment programming including field trips, arts activities, and outdoor recreation. The environment will be safe and supportive with staff prepared to respond to children’s social and emotional needs. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Summer School: July 5-August 19 
Monday to Friday, 8am to 3pm, followed by extended day enrichment until 6pm

Key experiential improvements for grades K-8 Summer 2022 programming:

  • Enrollment will be open to any student currently in grades K-8 who wants to participate until the summer seat capacity in each building is reached. Students who are mandated to attend summer programming in June will be able to access a seat affiliated with their home campus. More information on enrollment for schools and families will be shared in April when enrollment launches.
  • A K-8 common digital curriculum will be provided to create engaging learning experiences for students, and professional development will be provided in the spring to prepare teachers to implement the curriculum.
  • Please note that the Summer Rising 2022 enrollment application for families will Monday April 25. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Note that families should be prepared to reference their student’s nine-digit student ID number (OSIS) to apply.
  • PS 101 is NOT a Summer Rising site (more information will be available as to which school is hosting in April/May)

There is currently no information about bussing.

More information: Learn more here

GK
Principal

Reminder: Ramadan

Dear PS 101 Families:

April recognizes Arab American Heritage Month. Ramadan begins on April 2 and ends with the celebration of Eid al-Fitr on May 2. Our teaching staff will be using NYCDOE resources and instructional materials to celebrate heritage and culture in accordance with Ramadan and Eid-al-Fitr.

Appreciation of other cultures requires nurturing our sense of respect and acceptance. The more we understand and appreciate each other, the more we strengthen the social fabric of our city and our schools.

Eid al-Fitr translates to the “Festival of Breaking the Fast” and is celebrated starting on the first day of Shawwal following the month of Ramadan.

The resources below may be helpful in continuing to learn about Ramadan at home:

Ramadan (PBS Learning Media)  

Eid al Fitr: All About the Holidays (PBS Learning Media)  

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal