Saturday Test Prep Program

To further support your child in meeting their academic goals for the 2021-22 school year, we will be extending our Saturday Academy/Test Prep—Academic Support Saturday Morning Program. Please note the following additional days:

Saturday, April 30

Additional Dates:

May 7

May 14

May  21

June 4

June 11

June 18

Please be prompt when bringing your child to school by 8:00 am sharp.  The program will conclude at 10:45 am. Students will enter through the main entrance and will be dismissed through the main entrance.

May 2022 – Important Dates

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

2022 NYS Testing Dates – Lunch Schedule Changes

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Please be advised that lunch schedules will be adjusted during the 2022 New York State testing days (Tues 4/26, Wed 4/27) as follows:

PERIODTIMEGRADES
410:50AM-11:40AMK & 1
511:40AM-12:30PM2
612:30PM-1:20PM3, 4, 5

This change in schedule is due to the elongated testing times for the state exams, and to ensure students are accommodated appropriately.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Gregg Korrol

Principal

Summer School / Summer Rising Program Enrollment begins Today

Dear PS 101 Families,

For K-8 programs, Summer Rising will be full-day, Monday through Friday, in-person, and planned and operated collaboratively by school principals and DYCD-funded CBO partners in DOE school buildings.

K-8 students participating in programs will have access to academic classes, enrichment programming including field trips, arts activities, and outdoor recreation. The environment will be safe and supportive with staff prepared to respond to children’s social and emotional needs. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Summer School: July 5-August 19 
Monday to Friday, 8am to 3pm, followed by extended day enrichment until 6pm

Key experiential improvements for grades K-8 Summer 2022 programming:

  • Enrollment will be open to any student currently in grades K-8 who wants to participate until the summer seat capacity in each building is reached. Students who are mandated to attend summer programming in June will be able to access a seat affiliated with their home campus. More information on enrollment for schools and families will be shared in April when enrollment launches.
  • A K-8 common digital curriculum will be provided to create engaging learning experiences for students, and professional development will be provided in the spring to prepare teachers to implement the curriculum.
  • Please note that the Summer Rising 2022 enrollment application for families will Monday April 25. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Note that families should be prepared to reference their student’s nine-digit student ID number (OSIS) to apply.
  • PS 101 is NOT a Summer Rising site (more information will be available as to which school is hosting in April/May)

There is currently no information about bussing.

More information: Learn more here

GK
Principal

Reminder: Ramadan

Dear PS 101 Families:

April recognizes Arab American Heritage Month. Ramadan begins on April 2 and ends with the celebration of Eid al-Fitr on May 2. Our teaching staff will be using NYCDOE resources and instructional materials to celebrate heritage and culture in accordance with Ramadan and Eid-al-Fitr.

Appreciation of other cultures requires nurturing our sense of respect and acceptance. The more we understand and appreciate each other, the more we strengthen the social fabric of our city and our schools.

Eid al-Fitr translates to the “Festival of Breaking the Fast” and is celebrated starting on the first day of Shawwal following the month of Ramadan.

The resources below may be helpful in continuing to learn about Ramadan at home:

Ramadan (PBS Learning Media)  

Eid al Fitr: All About the Holidays (PBS Learning Media)  

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

NYSESLAT Family Letter

Dear Parent/Guardian(s),

The NYSESLAT is given to all students who are identified as ELL/MLL by the New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners (NYSITELL). The purpose of the NYSESLAT is to annually assess the English language proficiency level of ELLs/MLLs enrolled in Grades K–12 in New York State schools. The test gives the state, schools, parents, and teachers valuable information about the English language development of ELLs/MLLs. 

The NYSESLAT includes multiple choice, short written response questions, long written response questions, and oral response questions in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English. Your child must take all parts of the test in order to receive a valid score. The questions on the NYSESLAT reflect the kinds of activities and tasks that your child would experience in the classroom.

Your child will be tested within the testing windows noted below:

April 11 – May 6Speaking session test window (one-on-one testing)* This window will be interrupted by Spring Break on April 15 – 24. *
May 9 – 20Session 1, 2, 3  test window for listening, reading and writing

There are absolutely no make-ups after May 20th.  It is paramount that your child(ren) attend school during this window or they will receive an invalid score.  If they receive an invalid score, his or her level will then default to the previous year’s results. If you have plans to take your child out of school at any time during the dates noted above, please contact Mrs. Rivera, at jleung@schools.nyc.gov or your child’s ESL/ENL teacher in writing or at (718) 372-0221.

📌 For more information about the NYSESLAT, please visit: 

http://www.nysed.gov/bilingual-ed/nysitell-and-nyseslat-parent-guides

The NYSESLAT parent guide is available in 22 languages, including Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Urdu, Russian, Albanian and Uzbek.  

📌 For samples of test questions, please visit: https://www.engageny.org/resource/new-york-state-english-a-second-language-achievement-test-nyseslat-sample-items-annotations 

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

Welcome Kindergarten September 2022!!!

Dear PS 101 Families ,

Congratulations to the new students of PS101!!!

Kindergarten offers for September 2022 will be emailed to families on April 5 from the Department of Education (hard copies will be mailed to families via UPS by April 15).

Between April 6-8, Parents will receive an email directly from PS101 (Mrs. Tartamella) with a link to schedule a time to come into the school for in-person registration, submission of all necessary documentation and so we can meet your child.
**You must register for a time to come to the school; walk-ins are not permitted.

To see videos and pictures of what is happening in our school, follow us on Instagram.

Please be advised we will have translators available only on specific days:

Monday, April 11 – English or Chinese

Tuesday, April 12 – English or Russian/Uzbek

Wednesday, April 13 – English or Spanish

Monday, April 25 – English or Chinese

Friday, April 29 – English or Russian/Uzbek

Tuesday, May 3 – English or Urdu

Wednesday, May 4 – English or Arabic

Thursday, May 5 – English or Russian/Uzbek

Friday, May 6 – English or Spanish

Monday, May 9 – English or Spanish

Tuesday, May 10 – English or Chinese

We look forward to meeting you and your child.

G.Korrol
Principal