February 2023 – Important Dates

Dear PS 101 Parents/Guardians:

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

DATEREASON
FebruaryPre-Kindergarten MySchools registration across the city is open!
Friday, February 3rd Virtual School Safety Meeting TOWN HALL INVITATION
10:00 am meeting. Link to follow in reminder email.
Friday, February 3rdSCHOOL SPIRIT DAY!
Show your Viking Leader Pride-
WEAR 101 Gear or our school color: BLUE
Friday, February 10thSchool Spirit Day! It’s SPORT’S DAY!
Wear your favorite football team apparel or team jersey! Get ready for Superbowl Sunday! 
Monday, February 13th through Friday, February 17thRESPECT FOR ALL WEEK: Working together to promote kindness, tolerance, diversity, cultural sensitivity, awareness and Respect For All.
Monday, February 13thRESPECT FOR ALL WEEK
School Spirit Day
WEAR YELLOW for Friendship Day!
Tuesday, February 14thVIRTUAL PTA Meeting 
10am 
Link to follow in reminder email. 
Tuesday, February 14thRESPECT FOR ALL WEEK
School Spirit Day
WEAR RED or PINK for Love Day/Valentine’s Celebration!
STUDENT ASSEMBLY – Omegaman and Friends
Wednesday, February 15thRESPECT FOR ALL WEEK
School Spirit Day
GLOW DAY!
Create/WEAR a BRIGHT, GLOWING, NEON outfit!
Thursday, February 16thRESPECT FOR ALL WEEK
School Spirit Day
100th Day of School. WEAR 100th Day themed designs!
Friday, February 17thRESPECT FOR ALL WEEK
School Spirit Day
101st Day of School. WEAR 101 Gear!
STUDENT ASSEMBLY – FUN FRIDAY FUNDRAISER > Stuck for a Buck; Pie in the Face > Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
NO SCHOOL
Mid-winter Recess Monday, February 20th-February 24th
NYCDOE Schools Closed from Monday, February 20th – February 24h.
School reopens Monday, February 27th.

We hope this information will be helpful to you in planning for the month of February. If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher or our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Bing Xing Lin at 1-347-563-4680 or via email at BLin9@schools.nyc.gov.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

Lead Testing in Water

Dear PS101 Families,

In accordance with State law, all schools must test for lead in water every three years. In 2023, the Department of Education (DOE) will begin a new testing cycle, which will conclude in December 2025. In the first phase of this testing cycle, a third of buildings will be tested and PS101 has been selected to be a part of the 2023 cohort.

Attached, please find a letter (and translations) that provides additional details surrounding the DOE’s lead testing protocols and procedures. 

Once the building has been tested and the lab results received, you will receive a notification of the results. In any building where test results show even one water outlet above the action level, the DOE will implement its standard response protocol.

Families and staff should rest assured that New York City drinking water is safe and of the highest quality in the world. New York City’s water meets or exceeds all Federal and State standards. In addition, the DOE works with other City agencies to ensure there is safe drinking water in schools. The safety and well-being of students and staff is our highest priority.

Please visit https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/space-and-facilities/space-and-facilities-reports/water-safety to learn more about the robust protocol we use to ensure the safety of drinking water in each and every school.

February is Black History Month

Dear PS 101 Families:

Each February, Americans across the United States commemorate Black History Month, a month-long national celebration of the contributions and achievements that Black men and women have made throughout U.S. and world history. Black History Month serves as an inclusive month-long call to action for all Americans to remember, discover, understand, and honor the key contributions that Black men and women have made to our country, our society, and to the world. In celebrating Black History Month, it is important that we recognize the adversity and impact of generational trauma, suffered by African-Americans, due to our country’s history of slavery, racism, and inequality. The power of self-care, healing, and building community couldn’t be more meaningful than right now, as students and families continue to suffer racial inequities, while contending with an enduring health pandemic. We will also be covering some of these important lessons and activities in class to ensure discovery learning and equity for all.

Please visit NYC DOE’s Resource page for resources to celebrate Black History Month: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/subjects/civics-for-all/black-history-month

Below you will find more resources for celebrating Black History Month at home:

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

School Spirit Days in February With Our PS 101 Little Lighthouse Team

Greetings 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 School Spirit Events for the month of FEBRUARY. 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!

Friday, February 3rdSchool Spirt Day!
Show your Viking Leader Pride
WEAR your 101 gear or our school color: BLUE
Friday, February 10thSchool Spirit Day!
It’s SPORT’S DAY
Wear your favorite football team apparel or team jersey! Get ready for Superbowl Sunday! 
Monday, February 13thRESPECT FOR ALL WEEK
School Spirit Day
WEAR YELLOW for Friendship Day!
Tuesday, February 14thRESPECT FOR ALL WEEK
School Spirit Day
WEAR RED or PINK for Love Day/Valentine’s Celebration!
Wednesday, February 15thRESPECT FOR ALL WEEK
School Spirit Day Crazy GLOW Day!
Create/WEAR a bright, neon/glow shirt to school! Color it up!
Thursday, February 16thRESPECT FOR ALL WEEK
School Spirit Day 100th Day of School
WEAR 100th Day themed designs!
Friday, February 17thRESPECT FOR ALL WEEK
School Spirit Day
101st Day of School. WEAR 101 Gear!

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

Sincerely,

PS 101 LIM Little Lighthouse Team

Building Your Child’s Home Library Family Workshop

Dear PS 101 Families:

There are a few spots still open for the Family Workshop on Building Your Child’s Home Library on Saturday, January 28th at 10:15 AM!  (Please view our flyer.)

Space is limited so if you’re interested in attending the workshop with your child, please REGISTER ONLINE HERE: tinyurl.com/yna386zh

As a reminder, one parent per family is required to attend with their child(ren). Please be prepared to show valid ID and proof of COVID vaccination upon entry to the building.

We hope you’ll be able to join us!

Flyer image of Building Your Child's Home library workshop

Marquis Studio Afterschool is Cancelled Today, January 24

Greetings Grade 4 and 5 Families:  

As a reminder, the Marquis Studios HIP-HOP afterschool dance program is NOT in session today. Please ensure your child is picked up at our regular 2:50 pm dismissal time from their dismissal exit.

If you have any questions, please contact our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Bing Xing Lin at 347-563-4680 or via email BLin9@schools.nyc.gov.

Hip-Hop afterschool resumes next Tuesday, as listed on the parent memo of dance dates.

Thank you for cooperation.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal