Smile! School Picture Day is Next Week!!

Greetings PS 101 families!

Its Picture day image of camera

On Wednesday, October 13th and Thursday, October 14th, students will be photographed for their 2021 Fall Portraits. All students will be photographed unless parents provide a letter opting their child from pictures. Any photo packages purchased will be sent home 4-6 weeks later.  It is preferred that the children wear a solid colored shirt as they look best with the different backgrounds.

Picture Schedule

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 ~ Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade

Thursday, October 14, 2021 ~ 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade


New Programs to PS101

Dear PS 101 Families-

As stated on our website this past weekend, due to the vaccine mandate, we had to make some changes to PS101 staffing and programs.

We are currently in the process of moving some teachers around to ensure every classroom has a well-known and experienced PS101 teacher leading instruction. If a change was made to your child’s teacher, you’ll be receiving a letter today that alerts you to the changes.

In regards to paraprofessionals, we are still working on securing substitute paraprofessionals until such time that we can place an assigned paraprofessional with each child whose IEP mandates it.

While there have been some changes, that doesn’t mean change is bad!
As a result of shifting staff around, we have been able to create a “silver lining” for our school. I am very happy to announce that we are introducing STEM and Graphic Design into the PS101 curriculum! Students who previously had Math as a cluster will now have STEM. Students who previously had Leader in Me as a cluster, will now have Graphic Design.

While we didn’t want to have to make the necessary changes, I am happy to say we created a way to maintain quality instruction at PS101 and introduce some fantastic coursework for our students 🙂


Staff Changes

Good evening PS101 families-

As I am sure you know by following the news, there is a mandate in place that all staff must be vaccinated by today Friday October 1, 2021. As is the case for every school, PS101 has staff members who have either decided not to get vaccinated at this time or have an approved exemption in place. Regardless of the reason, the city has mandated that staff who are unvaccinated at this time are no longer permitted to work in a school building and are being assigned work outside of school.

What does this mean for me and my child?

It means that we will have staff and assignment changes that may impact your child. In the event your child’s teacher or paraprofessional is being changed due to the reasons above, you will receive notification on Monday October 4, 2021. Due to high demand for educational staff, substitutes (not permanent) staff may be assigned to classrooms until such time we secure teaching staff for the year.

While I know that no one wants a change in their child’s routine, especially when it comes to school, we are working diligently to secure the best staff to work in PS101 and will continue to provide the best educational experience your child can have.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Free Tutoring for special education students (with IEPs in grade 1-12)

Greetings PS101 Families,

Please be advised of the information and opportunity below.
***Please be advised this program is run by Hunter College and is not associated with PS101, meaning we cannot assist with acquiring a tutor, etc.

Hunter College Learning Lab
Free Tutoring
for special education students (with IEPs in grade 1-12)
● One-on-one tutoring by Hunter College graduate students
● Two 75 minute sessions per week required
● Tutoring is tailored to each child’s individual needs
Carol Deere – Admission Coordinator
Hunter College Learning Lab
—>>>Go to: to get the application<<<—

Share Information about COVID-19 Vaccine Course with Families

The DOE’s Parent University invites families to attend a one-hour virtual course entitled, “COVID-19 Vaccines: What You Need to Know,” which will be held at 10:00 a.m. and at 6:00 p.m. on September 29. The course is being taught by experts from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), and includes updates about COVID-19 vaccines, as well as a live question-and-answer session. Please share the information with families as soon as possible, by backpacking home this flyer with students in your school. 

As previously shared, the DOE’s Parent University seeks to educate and empower all families from early childhood through adulthood, with free courses, resources, events, and activities. Please continue to make families in your school community aware of this resource by emailing these flyers; translated versions are available in all DOE-supported languages on the Family and Community Empowerment (FACE) family-facing webpage

Safety Issue: No Double Parking

Dear Parents/Guardians:

School safety is a shared responsibility of all members of our school community. Arrival and dismissal are crucial times of the day when all parents dropping off and picking up children from Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade need to be aware of and considerate of students walking to and from the building.

Please abide by the law and park in a legal parking space, and then walk to and from the school to pick up your child. Do not double-park your car. Double parking creates traffic and a dangerous situation for children and parents on the surrounding block(s).

It is for the safety of our children that we need to follow these rules and never put your child or another child in unnecessary harm’s way. We greatly need and appreciate your cooperation.


Gregg Korrol

Principal and our School Safety Committee