Testing Dates – Upper Grades

Testing Dates for grades 3, 4, 5

February 13, 2020

 Dear PS 101 Upper Grade Parents/Guardians,

As we prepare to enter into testing season, I wanted to remind you of important dates with New York State (NYS) standardized testing: The Grades 3-5 NYS ELA exam will take place over two days from March 25th – March 26th. Make-up days will immediately follow.

The Grades 3-5 NYS Math exam will take place over two days from April 22nd – April 23rd.  Make-up days will immediately follow.

The Grade 4 NYS Science performance exam with hands-on lab work/experiments window opens on May 18th. The written part of the NYS Science is scheduled for Monday, June 1st.

Please ensure your child is present on testing days, unless they are sick. If they wear eyeglasses, please ensure they have them for the start of the day.

Upper grade teachers will be preparing students with a variety of test preparation and review sheets in the coming days/weeks leading up to the exams. The state exams can be challenging and we want our students to be as prepared and comfortable as possible for the big day(s). Additionally, you may notice an uptick in homework assignments or different tasks/classwork activities during this time period. This is by design and implemented to provide our students with exposure, instructional practice and to build stamina they will need to shine. Please encourage your child to do their best and work hard every day as you are your child’s first teacher.

Kindly, support your child to use access their iReady accounts with ELA and Math practice for a minimum of 45 minutes per week in each subject. We are providing also providing optimal learning opportunities to use iReady in-class as well.

Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to speak with your child’s teacher or contact our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Margaret Lloyd at 1-347-563-4680.


Gregg Korrol



Door Wars! Cast Your Vote!

Door Wars Vote – Parent Letter



 February 13, 2020

 Dear Friends and Families of PS 101,

This past week, in honor of Respect for All week, our school community participated in a door decorating contest. Each teacher worked together with their class to decorate their door based on a children’s book and accompanying positive character trait. Our doors and halls have literally been transformed and now we’re ready to share them with all of you. Please take your time to carefully view each door and vote for your favorite. The last day for voting is February 23, 2020. Happy Respect for All week!




 PS 101’s Little Lighthouse Team



PTA Meeting Agenda for March

Agenda for Mar 2020 meeting


Tuesday, 3/3/2020 @ 8:30 am


  • Meeting Call to Order
  • 7 Minutes for 7 Habits
  • Review of Minutes / Motion to Approve
  • President’s Report
    • Updates on Fundraisers and Important Dates
  • Treasurer’s Report/Motion to Approve Treasurer’s Report
  • Title 1 / SLT Update
  • Questions & Concerns Session
  • Motion to Adjourn



Title 1 PAC Meeting

Tuesday, 3/3/2020 @ 9:00 am


  • Meeting Call to Order
  • Develop Spending Plan
  • Other Title 1 Updates
  • Questions & Concerns Session
  • Motion to Adjourn




Parent Surveys

Parent Surveys -Parent-Teacher Conferences clip art

PS 101

“Parents Make the Grade!”

February 12, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardian:

You can help raise PS 101’s school grade on the Progress Report by completing and returning the Parent Survey that will be given to your child in a green envelope today. This is your opportunity to tell the Department of Education how much you love all the wonderful things PS 101 does to support your child’s education and prepare them for the future.

The results are important to P.S 101’s overall success. We have an excellent return rate of surveys every year, but this year we would like to set a goal of 95% or higher in each classroom. Please take a few moments to thoroughly read each question so that the survey accurately reflects your opinion of our school. For example, whenever a parent “Strongly Agrees” with a statement our school receives 10 points for that answer but we only receive 6.6 points for an answer of “Agree’s”. All the points are added to receive the school’s average score.

Please have your child return the survey to their classroom teacher as soon as possible or kindly complete the survey on-line. Parent surveys must be completed and returned /submitted by March 31, 2020. If you love something we do, show it on the survey. The higher the grades you give, the higher our school grade can go!

Once you have completed this exciting task, your child will be rewarded with a FREE Full-Day NO homework PASS. Classes who have 100% completion will be awarded with the following reward:

  • 1st Class on the grade with full participation of returned surveys – PIZZA PARTY
  • 2nd Class on the grade with full participation of returned surveys – ICECREAM PARTY
  • 3rd Class on the grade with full participation of returned surveys – POPCORN PARTY

Again, your returning your survey praising PS 101 will directly raise our school grade. Let’s show why PS 101 is so wonderful! Thank you for supporting our school.

Please indicate how you will complete your child’s survey and return the slip to your child’s classroom teacher so we can reward your child with their HW Pass and class tally for party prizes.


Gregg Korrol, Principal

———————————————-RETURN SLIP— PARENT SURVEY—————————————-

Student Name: ____________________________________       Student Class: _______________

Parent Signature: _______________________________________

Check-Off on of the following:

_____  I completed and submitted my Parent Survey on-line.

_____  I completed and returned my Parent Survey to my child’s teacher.

_____  I completed and mailed my Parent Survey on my own.

I Am Pennies – Respect for All Parent Letter

I Am Pennies Respect

Dear PS 101 Families:

As a fundraiser for Pennies for Patients and a part of Respect For All, we are collecting $1 per student if they wish to be included on our “I AM” wall in the auditorium. Students will be given a template that says “I am ______” and they can choose to fill in the blank however they wish — something that represents them or how they identify. They will also be able to decorate this as they wish. For example, “I am an artist,” “I am Muslim,” “I am Chinese,” “I am a boy,” “I am a gamer,” “I am kind,” “I am a math genius,” “I am brave,” etc.

Photos will be taken on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday during morning line up (7:40-8:10AM) in the auditorium.

Photos will be posted throughout the week and will stay up for the remainder of the school year. Students will get their photo returned to them in June.

This is a great opportunity for students to express who they are with pride and without judgment while raising money for a great cause!

We hope to have all our students participate in this endeavor!

Please enclose the dollar donation in a sealed envelope labeled with your child’s full name and class.

With gratitude,

Ms. Kipriadis, Ms. Bova, and the Little Lighthouse and Diversity Teams



New Information Regarding Coronavirus


February 2020

Dear Families:

Recently, a novel (new) coronavirus was detected in thousands of people worldwide, primarily in China. A “novel coronavirus” is a strain that has not been previously found in humans. This novel coronavirus can lead to fever, cough and shortness of breath.

The City is monitoring the outbreak closely and working with our partners at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At this time, the NYC Department of Education (DOE) is not authorizing school-sponsored travel to China. Local field trips will go on as planned.

Please be reassured that there is no need for alarm or to change daily routines in any way. The City is closely monitoring the situation, and all New Yorkers are advised to follow the same precautions they normally would in cold and flu season. Please see the recommendations below:

Students and staff with NO recent travel from China: Everyone should go about their daily lives and not panic, but practice the same precautions you do during cold and flu season:

• If not already vaccinated — get your flu shot.

• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when sneezing or coughing.

• Wash your hands with soap and water often — use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

• Stay home if you have a fever or are feeling sick.

Some students may come to school wearing face masks. The CDC does not recommend the use of face masks among healthy individuals. However, they are permitted. If the face mask becomes a distraction in the classroom or school community, school staff may ask students to remove them.

Students and school staff with recent travel from China:

The federal government has issued a requirement for up to 14 days of either mandatory quarantine or home isolation (depending on travel areas in China) for individuals who left China after 5pm EST February 2, 2020. This means that those individuals should NOT report to work or school for up to 14 days from the date that they departed China.

Students and staff who left China before 5pm EST February 2, 2020, and who have no symptoms of illness, may return to school immediately.

Anyone who has left China in the last two weeks and has a fever or a cough or shortness of breath should call their medical provider and report their symptoms and travel history. They should not come to school until they have been evaluated by a doctor and told they are no longer sick.

With the best public health system in the world, New York City stands ready to respond to any confirmed cases of the coronavirus. We urge all New Yorkers to remain vigilant, and if you or anyone you know matches the criteria and have recently traveled to the affected areas of China, please see a medical professional.

To learn more, visit nyc.gov/health/coronavirus.


Oxiris Barbot, MD


New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene