Reminder: Orton Gillingham/OG Afterschool Program Information

Dear PS 101 Parents, please note the following information for the last day of Orton Gillingham/OG classes.

Last Day of Class:

First Grade w/Ms. Ciluffo – Wednesday, May 25th

Kindergarten w/Ms. DeMatteo – Wednesday, June 1st

First Grade w/Ms. Baio – Wednesday, June 1st

Second grade w/Ms. Pellegrino – Wednesday, June 1st

Thank you and enjoy your Summer!

COVID-19 High Alert Level

Dear PS 101 Families:

Please read the following message from the NYCDOE regarding COVID-19 updates.

Due to recent increases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in New York City, the city is now at a COVID-19 high (orange) alert level. This means there is significant spread of COVID-19 in the city.

We urge you to take the following proven precautions to protect your family and our communities:

  • Wear a mask. We recommend that everyone age 2 and older wear a well-fitting mask in all public indoor settings, including at school and early childhood education (ECE) programs, even if not required. Encourage your child to wear a mask while at school or ECE program and when gathering with friends. Your child’s school has masks available.
  • Get vaccinated and boosted. Everyone age 5 and older should get vaccinated against COVID-19, including getting a booster shot when eligible. Vaccines have saved countless lives and are our best defense against the virus. Find a vaccination site at nyc.gov/vaccinefinder(Open external link) or by calling 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692). You can get vaccinated for free, regardless of immigration or insurance status.
  • Stay home when sick. Everyone should stay home if they are sick or test positive for COVID-19 and follow all guidance, including wearing a well-fitting face mask for 10 days.
  • Get tested. Everyone should get tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms, were recently with someone who has COVID-19, recently traveled or were at a large event. Schools are giving each child four at-home tests per week and testing is available throughout the city. To find a testing site, visit nyc.gov/covidtest(Open external link). Testing is free at many sites.
  • Consider other precautions, such as avoiding crowds, limiting gatherings to a small number of people, increasing ventilation, and wearing a higher quality mask. This is especially important for people who are at increased risk due to age, underlying medical condition, or because they are unvaccinated.

If you or your child tests positive for COVID-19, call your health care provider or 212-COVID19 (212-268-4319) to ask about treatment options for people age 12 and older. To learn more, including about who is eligible, visit nyc.gov/health/covidtreatments(Open external link). If your child tests positive, please inform their school or ECE program. Children who test positive or are home with symptoms can receive free online learning and office hours while out sick.

If we all do our part, we can beat this COVID-19 wave and enjoy a safe and healthy spring and summer.

Translations of this message will be available at the end of the day here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/messages-for-families

COVID Positives and Test Kits

Dear PS 101 Families,

As a reminder, students are given four home COVID Test kits per week. It is recommended you test your child at the beginning of the week and three days later. The other two kits may be used by family members.

Like the rest of NYC, PS 101 has also had a rise in positive COVID cases both in students and staff. When a child in a class or staff member reports being positive, we send a letter home to the class called an “exposure letter” which informs you someone in your child’s class has tested positive. if you get this letter, it is recommended you test your child that evening. If your child tests positive, you must notify PS 101 so we can take additional steps on our end to protect the community.

While New York City health officials on Monday strongly recommended that all individuals wear medical-grade masks in public indoor settings citywide, masks are not mandated in schools and it is still your (and your child’s) choice to wear or not wear a mask.

We will of course keep you updated with any additional news.

GK
Principal

COVID Test Kits for Students

Good Morning Parents/Guardians of PS 101:

Please be advised that every student will be sent home with four (4) COVID test kits each week. At this time, grades 3, 4 and our Pre-K classes have not received their kits yet as our supply ran out. We are in the process of acquiring more test kits and will send them home to those grades as soon as possible.

Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.

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

Reminder: Important Dates for May 2022

Dear PS 101 Parents/Guardians:

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

DATEREASON
Monday, May 2ndNYCDOE Schools Closed Eid al-Fitr Observance
Tuesday, May 3rdSCHOOL SPIRIT DAY Harry Potter Day WEAR your favorite Harry Potter shirt/character or movie design/apparel. 
Tuesday, May 3rdPTA General membership Meeting via ZOOM at 10am. Link to follow, closer to the meeting date. 
Wednesday, May 4thSCHOOL SPIRIT DAY WEAR your favorite STAR WARS shirt/character/movie design/apparel.
MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!
Monday, May 2nd– Friday, May 6th  Teacher Appreciation Week  May 2nd -6th Say a special thank you to our teaching staff. They deserve it!
Wednesday, May 25th 

(Rain-date Friday, May 27th)
EARLY CHILDHOOD DANCE FESTIVAL 
Grades PREK-Grade 2 Classes ONLY
Schoolyard showcase

Please follow grade times:
PRE-K: start time at 9:30 am
Kindergarten: start time at 10:15 am
Grade One: start time at 11:00 am
Grade Two: start time at 11:45 am
Friday, May 27thSchool Spirit Day WEAR Red, white or blue for patriotism. 
Friday, May 27th GRADE 5 SENIOR FIELD DAY TRIP
Parent/Guardian Permission
Senior Field Day Trip at Fort Hamilton Park: competitive play; team building, fun and lunch!

If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher or our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Margaret Lloyd at 1-718-372-0221 or via email at MLloyd2@schools.nyc.gov. We hope this information will be helpful to you in planning for the month of May. 

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

REVISED – Important May Dates for PS 101

Dear PS 101 Parents/Guardians:

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

DATEREASON
Monday, May 2ndNYCDOE Schools ClosedEid al-Fitr Observance
Tuesday, May 3rdSCHOOL SPIRIT DAYHarry Potter DayWEAR your favorite Harry Potter shirt/character or movie design/apparel. 
Tuesday, May 3rdPTA General membership Meeting via ZOOM at 10am. Link to follow, closer to the meeting date. 
Wednesday, May 4thSCHOOL SPIRIT DAYWEAR your favorite STAR WARS shirt/character/movie design/apparel.
MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!
Monday, May 2nd– Friday, May 6th  Teacher Appreciation Week  May 2nd -6thSay a special thank you to our teaching staff.They deserve it!
Monday, May 23rdGRADE 4 FIELD DAY TRIP
Parent/​Guardian Permission
Field Day Trip at Fort Hamilton Park:
competitive play; team building and fun, fun, fun!
Wednesday, May 25th 

(Rain-date Friday, May 27th)
EARLY CHILDHOOD DANCE FESTIVAL 
Grades PREK-Grade 2 Classes ONLY
Schoolyard showcase

Please follow grade times:
PRE-K: start time at 9:30 am
Kindergarten: start time at 10:15 am
Grade One: start time at 11:00 am
Grade Two: start time at 11:45 am
Friday, May 27thSchool Spirit DayWEAR Red, white or blue for patriotism. 
Friday, May 27th GRADE 5 SENIOR FIELD DAY TRIP
Parent/Guardian Permission
Senior Field Day Trip at Fort Hamilton Park: competitive play; team building, fun and lunch!

If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher or our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Margaret Lloyd, at 1-347-563-4680 or via email at MLloyd2@schools.nyc.gov. We hope this information will be helpful to you in planning for the month of May. 

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

Eid al-Fitr Holiday Celebration – Schools Closed Monday, May 2nd

Greetings PS 101 Families:

As per the New York City Department of Education school calendar, there is No School for students and staff on Monday, May 2nd with respect to the Eid al-Fitr holiday, also called the “Festival of Breaking the Fast”.  This special holiday marks the end of the month-long, dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. Happy holiday to our families celebrating in the 101 community.  Enjoy the day with family and friends.

School will resume as regularly scheduled on Tuesday, May 3rd.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher or contact our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Margaret Lloyd at 1-347-563-4680 or via email at MLloyd2@schools.nyc.gov.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal