Lead-Based Paint Safety – Parent Letter

LBP Letter for Families -Nov 2019

November 2019

Dear Families,
At the Department of Education, our top priority is keeping students safe and healthy so they can engage in learning, every day in every school. Today we write with an important update in relation to the Department of Education’s aggressive lead remediation work in school facilities across the city.
Custodians are an integral part of our school communities, and are in our schools every day. They have always conducted visual inspections to monitor for peeling paint, and this summer another round of inspections was conducted in order to formally log the findings. By the first day of school this year, we successfully inspected and addressed any peeling paint found in classrooms serving kids under six and this fall, any necessary remediation of peeling paint was completed.
We also began our work in cafeterias and libraries earlier this fall, and these spaces were stabilized as necessary. Stabilization is an EPA- and NYC Department of Health-approved process by which deteriorating paint is removed, sealed, and repainted. This keeps these spaces safe for young children, as the impacted area of the wall is covered and inaccessible. Remediation is successful when dust wipe samples confirm the longer term safety of the room.
Our focus has always been on classrooms where students spend the most time, but we’re committed to enhancing our protocols and have expanded our work to common spaces. Beginning next month, we’re expanding inspections to include bathrooms, gymnasiums and auditoriums.
Although lead-based paint was banned in New York City in 1960, we take additional precautions and include in our monitoring any building constructed 25 years after that ban. Children under three years old are the most susceptible and vulnerable to the health effects of lead, and children under age six are at higher risk than older children.
Our response protocol keeps kids safe, and over the course of the year the DOE has increased oversight and transparency of this work. A centralized database is available online, and staff or parents can report any deteriorate paint via an online tool accessible 24/7 at schools.nyc.gov/leadbased-paint.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to PaintTesting@schools.nyc.gov with any questions about our ongoing efforts with respect to lead remediation.

Office of the Chief Operating Officer

School Spirit Day – March of Dimes on November 15

Little Lighthouse – March of Dimes

Little Lighthouse Team

School Spirit Day


Support the March of Dimes on Friday, November 15th WEAR PURPLE

Please join our PS 101 family of students and staff to WEAR PURPLE in support of the March of Dimes on Friday, November 15th.

The March of Dimes funds lifesaving research and programs and works to end premature birth, birth defects, and sickly infants. Every baby deserves a healthy start and showing our support in wearing purple will ensure wide-spread education and knowledge for our youngsters at PS 101. Babies bring us great joy and they are our future! Let’s come together and work as a team to light it up PURPLE at 101.

Open School Week Visit for Classes 401 & 405 – Date Change

class 401 and 405 open school week change

November 12, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians of Classes of 401 and 405:

Please be advised Class 401 and 405 will hold their open house intervisitations for parents/guardians to visit their homerooms on Friday, November 15th between the hours of 9 AM – 10:30 AM due to today’s schedule to field trip.

The open house will enable parents/guardians the opportunity to observe instructional practices and students hard at work.

Kindly mark your calendars and take part in this learning experience to gain a better understanding of the academic tasks and state standards for our fourth graders.

If you should have any further questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher directly.


Gregg Korrol


PTA November Meeting Agenda

Agenda for Nov 2019 meeting

Title 1 Annual Meeting

Tuesday, 11/12/19 @ 8:00 am


  • Meeting Call to Order
  • Title 1 Overview
  • Title 1 Chairperson / Alternate
  • PAC members
  • Title1 Update
  • Questions & Concerns Session
  • Motion to Adjourn


Tuesday, 11/12/19 @ 8:30 am


  • Meeting Call to Order
  • Review of Minutes / Motion to Approve
  • President’s Report
    • Updates on Fundraisers and Important Dates
  • Treasurer’s Report/Motion to Approve Treasurer’s Report
  • Title1 Update
  • SLT Update
  • Questions & Concerns Session
  • Motion to Adjourn



Nov 13   Parent Teacher Conf
(Evening hours 4:30-7:30PM)

Nov 14   Parent Teacher Conf (Half-day)
(Afternoon hours 12:30-2:30PM)

Nov 15   PTA Bake Sale (During all three lunch             periods. Donations are welcomed.)

Dec 3     December PTA Meeting

Dec 6     PTA Bake Sale

Dec 10   Fall Picture Retakes


Picking up Students Early

Greetings Parents and Guardians-

Please be advised that students cannot be picked up after 2:00pm from their classroom. After 2:00pm, you will have to wait until classes are dismissed as per their regular schedule- which is shortly thereafter.

In general, we are finding many parents coming early to pick up students which is causing a loss of instruction for your child, as well as effects their attendance and disrupts the entire classroom as the teacher now has to stop teaching to assist with the dismissal. Additionally, please be reminded that it effects attendance as well. Attendance is based on your child’s time in school; once they leave, they are no longer present.

I highly encourage you to schedule appointments for after school hours and not pick up children early unless it is an emergency situation.

Thank you for working with us to ensure your child has the best education possible.