Save For College Parent Workshop for Kindergarten and Grade 1 Families on January 25

Dear PS 101 Kindergarten and Grade One Families:

Please see below registration link to join our information workshop on Wednesday January 25th, at 9:00 AM. You will learn more about the Save for College program. We will explain the process and the advantages to joining the program to save for your child’s future. All workshop participants must show valid ID and proof of COVID vaccination upon entry.

Register for this workshop using this link: https://forms.gle/pbKkwxRBa3yRzQa86

Your child has been automatically enrolled in the Save for College Program unless you choose not to participate. You do not have to do anything to enroll to receive a free NYC Scholarship Account. For more details, please visit https://nyckidsrise.org/; https://nyckidsrise.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/BB1-Completion-List_English.pdf; https://nyckidsrise.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/SFC-One-Pager_en.pdf

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.

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.

We will walk you through these simple steps together!

Please contact our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Bing Xing Lin at Blin9@schools.nyc.gov or (347) 563-4680 if you need support to activate and view your child’s NYC Scholarship Account.

In community,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

Save for College Program Information

Dear Grade 1 Families:

Please remember to complete Building Block 1 for NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program!

Every student enrolled in the Save for College Program automatically receives an NYC Scholarship Account with an initial $100 from NYC Kids RISE, unless their family chooses not to participate by “opting-out.” You can earn more funds for your child’s NYC Scholarship Account by taking additional steps, the first of which is activating and viewing the account (Building Block 1). Activate and view your child’s NYC Scholarship Account now to earn a $25 reward: https://nyckidsrise.org/get-started/activate-account/

Kindly note, this activation will open for Kindergarten Families in the month of January.

You can view the Introductory VideoProgram Basics, and Program FAQ for more information.

If you have any questions, you can contact Ms. Kipriadis at (718) 372-0221 ex. 3461.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Ms. Kipriadis

PS 101 School Counselor and Save For College Liaison

NYC Kids RISE – Save for College Program

Dear Kindergarten and First Grade Families:

We are so excited to share with you that the Save for College Program is available to families at P.S. 101! This scholarship and savings program provides families, schools, and communities with a way to work together to invest in their children’s futures. It is managed by the nonprofit NYC Kids RISE in partnership with the Department of Education and the City of New York.

Every kindergarten and new first grade student at NYC public schools and participating charter schools is eligible to participate in the Program, regardless of family income or immigration status. Here are some resources with more information about the Program:

This program has two parts: Scholarship and Savings. To get every family started, your child will be automatically enrolled in the Program and receive an NYC Scholarship Account with a free $100 initial allocation from NYC Kids RISE. Programs like these are more important than ever in supporting families with resources to create a financial foundation for students’ educational futures.

What’s next? Your child will be automatically enrolled in the Program unless you choose not to participate by “opting-out.” This means that your child will automatically be enrolled as long as you TAKE NO ACTION during the upcoming opt-out process, which lasts for 30 days.

After your 30-day opportunity to opt out is over, if you have chosen to stay in the Program, your child’s NYC Scholarship Account will be funded with the initial $100 by NYC Kids RISE in early 2023. You will receive information about how to activate and view the account when it is ready. We will share information and host events throughout the year about the Program and how we can work together as a community to save and plan for your child’s future.

In addition to the resources included in this memo, our Save for College Liaison and School Counselor, Ms. Kipriadis we will be sharing a tutorial

If you have any questions, you can reach out to Save for College Liaison and School Counselor, Ms. K. Kipriadis at KKipriadis2@schools.nyc.gov. You can also call NYC Kids RISE at 833-543-7473 or email info@nyckidsrise.org.

Sincerely,

Kyri Kipriadis

PS 101 Save for College Liaison and School Counselor