Student Attendance and Safety

Dear PS 101 Families:

We have reached a very important time in the academic year. Although the warm weather may feel like the year is winding down, instruction continues at full speed. Learning experiences in June are an important part of the curriculum and for many of our children, it is the time when all of the instruction from previous months culminates and challenges students. We rely on your partnership to ensure you keep the following points in mind:

Daily Attendance:

Attendance and being on time are vital to your child’s progress. Everyday counts! Students should only be absent when they are not feeling well or sick.

Student Attire:

Students should come to school dressed appropriately to learn at all times. The building is climate controlled all year long, which would eliminate the need for scant clothing on hot days.

– Shorts that are “fingertip” length or longer are permissible; however short shorts are not. The finger-tip rule: shorts should be longer than the tips of the child’s finger, when arms are held straight down the side of their legs.

– Tank tops, crop tops and halter tops are not permitted. 

– Safety is essential and backless or high-heeled footwear is dangerous and prohibited. Athletic sneakers with laces are needed on gym days.

Student Safety- Shoes:

During the course of the day, children go up and down the steps and play outside during their designated lunch period. For your child’s own safety:

– Sandals, flip-flops, backless and high heel shoes are not permitted to be worn in school, as shoes like these are deemed unsafe for physical activities. 

– Children wearing shoes of this kind will not be permitted to play in gym class. 

– Furthermore, students must wear sneakers to Physical Education classes. Failure to do so constitutes being unprepared for class and may impact negatively on report card grades.

We expect you will cooperate with us in helping our children and in maintaining a safe learning environment for all.


Gregg Korrol


NYC DOE Schools Closed on May 29th

Dear PS 101 Parents/Guardians:

Please be advised that all New York City Department of Education schools will be closed to commemorate Memorial Day on Monday, May 29th. We honor the brave men and women who have served our country in the military and who continue to do so, for the sake of our freedom.

School will resume as regularly scheduled on Tuesday, May 30th. Please visit our school website for all important dates and information. Feel free to contact our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Bing Xing Lin at 1-347-563-4680 with any questions or concerns. 


Gregg Korrol


The PS 101 Cookbook is here!!!

Dear PS101 Families,

It is finally here!!!

Months ago so many of the amazing PS101 families and staff members submitted recipes for all types of foods (appetizers, entrees, desserts), from all types of cultures. Food from around the world!

We compiled all the amazing recipes into a Cookbook entitled “Flavors of 101!”

Now you have the opportunity to purchase this amazing cookbook in one of two ways:

  1. Digitally– youll get a USB Bracelet with a PDF of the Cookbook on it. Cost $10
  2. Paper Copy– a book of recipes you can hold in your hands- printed in color and bound. Cost $10
  3. Cant decide? You cant get one of each! Cost $20
    *see pictures below

To purchase your copy, complete this form and follow the directions to send the payment into your child’s teacher.

Happy Cooking!


May 2023 – Important Dates

Dear PS 101 Parents/Guardians:

Please take note of the following important dates for the month of May. Please keep these dates for reference during the remainder of the month.

Friday, May 19thSCHOOL SPIRIT DAY! SPRING IS IN THE AIR DAY! WEAR your favorite spring color – blue, pink, yellow, peach, lavender!
Thursday, May 25th 

(Rain-date Friday, May 26th)
Grades Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1, and 2 Classes ONLY
Schoolyard showcase

Please follow grade times:
PRE-K: start time at 9:00 am
Kindergarten: start time at 9:30 am
Grade One: start time at 10:00 am
Grade Two: start time at 10:30 am
Friday, May 26thSCHOOL SPIRIT DAY! WEAR Red, white or blue for patriotism. 
Monday, May 29thMemorial Day Holiday Observance – NYC Schools closed
Parent/Guardian Permission
Senior Field Day Trip at Dyker Beach Park: competitive play; team building, fun and lunch!

PTA Bake Sale on May 18!

Greetings PS 101 Families:

Our PTA is hosting a bake sale on Thursday, May 18th. Come and show your support by bringing in store-bought donations for students to purchase after their lunch. Label your donations with your student’s name and class, and he/she will receive a voucher for a FREE item at the bake sale!

Store-bought donations can be dropped off to the PTA room by May 18th, either during morning drop off or before 10:30 AM.

Please see flyer below for more information. Thank you for your continued support!

Flyer of PS 101 PTA Bake Sale on 5/18/23

PS 101 Drama Show Returns on June 6!

Dear PS 101 Families:

It is with great pleasure that we announce the return of our PS 101 Drama Show on Tuesday, June 6th at 6:30 PM sharp. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Please join us in the audience to cheer on the PS 101 cast in their performance of Don’t Tell Me Don’t!

In partnership with ExpandEd, we look forward to this opportunity to celebrate our students’ hard work in theater arts. Get ready for a spectacular performance with our third, fourth, and fifth graders singing, dancing, and acting.

Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Purchase your tickets now before they are sold out! Tickets are $4 each! All ticket sales proceeds go towards supporting PS 101.

Here’s how you can purchase a ticket:

  • Parent letters will be sent home with your child with a return slip for you to fill out how many tickets you want to purchase. Please check your child’s folders for the letter.
  • Return the slip with tickets payment (enclosed in a sealed envelope with your child’s name and class) to your child’s teacher.
  • Tickets will then be sent home with your child on the day prior to the drama show date.

Kindly note, if you purchase a ticket for school-age children, they must be accompanied by an adult for admittance. There is no guarantee that tickets will be sold at the door. If we are sold out with pre-ticket sales and reach maximum seating, tickets will not be sold at the door. A food concession stand will be open with an assortment of snacks and drinks.

If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Bing Xing Lin at 1-347–563–4680 or via email at

We look forward to having you join us for the show.


Gregg Korrol


EBT Card Information

Dear PS 101 Families,

Please see the article below for information about EBT Cards.

As per the article, “New York City public school families, regardless of income, will soon receive a new allotment of food benefits of at least $391 per child, according state officials. Known as the Coronavirus Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer, or P-EBT, the federal program aims to help families whose children typically receive free meals at school — and since New York City public schools have universal meals, all families are eligible.”

Please be advised PS 101 has no connection to EBT and cannot assist you with this.
You may call 1-888-328-6399 for more information.