A TOWN HALL EVENT with Chancellor Richard A. Carranza

Attention parents:
The Community Education Council for District 21 presents
All District 21 parents are urged to attend!
Wednesday, March 25
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
(Edward R. Murrow)
1600 Avenue L, Brooklyn, NY 11230
Don’t miss this excellent opportunity. Issues and concerns for District 21 will
be addressed.
**On site interpretation services will be available.**

March 2020 School Spirit Dates

School Spirit Days – March 2020

Little Lighthouse Team

MARCH School Spirit Days

Dear PS 101 Families:

We always want to strive to demonstrate a sense of community and family that unite together to celebrate. Our united school spirit will show support as a form of expression. Here are some upcoming Spring School Spirit Events for the month of March. We need your support and full participation with each special day, so please make every effort to adhere to the color/theme and share in the fun!

Monday, March 2nd:

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday – Please dress-up and wear RED and WHITE/STRIPES

Tuesday, March 17th:

St. Patrick’s Day – Please wear GREEN and feel lucky as a leprechaun!

Monday, March 23rd:

Dress for Success Day- Please wear your best attire and dress-up with your professional and fancy clothing to be the most successful you!

We look forward to sharing in these special days! Participate and get some School Spirit at 101!



Ms. Kipriaidis and Ms. Bova and The Little Lighthouse Team

Dismissal Advisory for Today

Please be advised there was an accident on 35th Street between Benson Avenue and 86th street. While this incident has nothing to do with our school (we are all safe and well), please note the police have closed off 35th street between Benson Ave and 86th street.

As we are approaching dismissal, please ensure to give yourself a little extra time to come down the block and I am asking you to quickly pick up your child and leave the immediate area so we can ensure a smooth dismissal.

Thank you,



Coronavirus update from the Dept of Health

Oxiris Barbot, MD

February 26, 2020

Dear Families,

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discussed possible options for what could happen if there is local person-to-person transmission of the novel coronavirus in the United States, including recommendations for school systems to consider.
At this time, it is important to listen to facts and not respond to fear. Currently there are no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in New York City and the risk to New Yorkers remains low.
However, transmission of the virus in other countries has raised our level of concern, and we are preparing for the possibility of person-to-person transmission in New York City. The measures that are put in place should local person-to-person transmissions begin will depend on the number of individuals affected and the general severity of illness we experience in our city. The NYC Health Department is vigilantly preparing for all possible scenarios, and we will continue to monitor and communicate about any possible impact to our school communities.
There are no plans to close schools at this time. This is an extreme measure that can be disruptive to day-to-day life, and the decision to implement will be at the direction of public health experts.
All New Yorkers should continue to practice general flu prevention measures including:

• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve
• Wash your hands regularly
• Avoid touching your face
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Get your flu shot – it’s never too late
• Stay home if you’re feeling sick. Call your doctor and let them know your symptoms and travel history.

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions sheet attached to this letter for more information, or visit nyc.gov/health at any time for important updates.
We will continue to clearly communicate with our school communities about our ongoing efforts regarding the coronavirus.
Oxiris Barbot, MD
New York City Department of
Health and Mental Hygiene

Concerns regarding Corona Virus

Greetings everyone-

We have received calls from concerned parents regarding the Corona Virus. While I understand your concerns, please note that it’s the Department of Health and the Department of Education that make all the decisions related to health concerns and school admittance. We cannot exclude any student, etc from school unless a mandate is made. Right now, the only mandate is a self-restrictive quarantine from China that you already know about. Having said that, if your child isn’t feeling well, as always, we encourage you to keep your child home and/or see a doctor.

If any additional news is relayed by the Dept of Education, I will of course make you aware. If you have additional concerns, you may contact the 311 or listen to the news for updates.


Fundraiser – Pennies for Patients

Pennies for Patients – Little Lighthouse Team

Dear PS 101 Families:

As we prepare our Service to Schools end-of-year project, we are excited to share our most productive and important fundraiser with the PS 101 community. The funds collected will benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Everyone who participates is a winner! Students, just like us across the country are collecting pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters during the Pennies for Patients campaign benefiting those who need it most. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients program will enable students to collect their pennies and donate them to patients suffering from diseases and support the mission for a cure! Through this schoolwide service learning project, your child will learn about leadership, humanitarian efforts and will inspire and change people’s lives. Pennies for Patients is as simple as collecting spare or loose change, coins around the house or from your own piggy bank to donate to this important cause. Top classes on each grade will be awarded with a complimentary pizza party as a special reward. Please join our crusade and encourage your child to bring in Pennies for Patients and to donate to this wonderful cause.


The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (Pennies For Patients) Timeline — SAVE THE DATES


P for P Pie in The Face – Thursday February 27th

Period one — for 10-15 minutes

Grades 3, 4, and 5 only – Staff members will be chosen from a hat to be “Pied in the Face” (a plate with whipped cream). He/She will sit on the stage, while two lucky students, who bought their raffle tickets will have a lucky chance for their names to be selected randomly from a basket. Those two students get to pie a staff member up on stage, in the face (music playing, excitement in the air). Tickets will be sold starting Monday, February 24th.

P for P Sit With A Friend Day – Wednesday, March 11th

Students within the same lunch period will be able to sit next to a friend from a different class. Tickets will be sold to use this idea as a part of a fundraiser.

P for P Bake Sale – Wednesday, March 18th

Please allow your child to bring in spending money to make some sweet and tasty purchases during their lunch periods. Students and staff are encouraged to bring in donated baked goods to sell.

Thank you to all for pitching in to make a difference and the most successful fundraiser yet at PS 101!!


Our PS 101 Little Lighthouse Team (LLT) and our LLT coordinators Ms. Bova and Ms. Kipriadis