REMINDER: Important Dates for June 2022

Dear PS 101 Parents/Guardians:

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

DATEREASON
Friday, June 3rdSCHOOL SPIRIT DAY
Wear Sunglasses Inside Day! 
Monday, June 6thGrade 4 NYS SCIENCE State Exam
SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY- Comfy/Cozy Day
Don’t Sweat The Test! Wear sweatpants or sweat-shorts/t-shirt.

ALL PS 101 After-School Programs are CANCELLED > Mandarin After-School Program; Academic Recovery Program; OG Virtual/In-Person After-school Program
Tuesday, June 7thNYCDOE Schools Closed
Staff Clerical Day
Thursday, June 9thNYCDOE Schools Closed
Anniversary Day
Chancellor’s Conference Day for staff development
Friday, June 10thIncoming 2022-2023 Kindergarten Orientation 
Virtual Presentation at 9:30 am
Link Invitation Only
Monday, June 13thPREKINDERGARTEN Stepping Up Ceremony
PREK1 and PREK2: OUTDOOR (schoolyard)
Gates open for seating at 9:00 am
Start Time: 9:15 am
Ticket Admission Only
Tuesday, June 14thPTA General Membership Meeting via ZOOM at 6 PM.
Link to follow, prior to the meeting date. 
Tuesday, June 14thSCHOOL SPIRIT DAY
Flag Day
Wear Red, White, and Blue 
Tuesday, June 14thIncoming 2022-2023 Pre-Kindergarten Orientation
Virtual Presentation at 9:00 am 
Link Invitation Only 
Wednesday, June 15thGRADE 5 Graduation
2 sessions – OUTDOOR (schoolyard)
SESSION 1: Classes 501; 502; 503; at 9:00 am
SESSION 2: Classes 504; 505; 506; 451 at 10:30 am
Ticket Admission Only
Thursday, June 16thKINDERGARTEN Stepping Up Ceremonies
2 sessions – OUTDOOR (schoolyard)
SESSION 1: Classes K1; K2; K3 and K12 at 9:00 am
SESSION 2: Classes K4; K5; K6 at 10:30 am
Ticket Admission Only 
Monday, June 20thNYCDOE Schools Closed
Juneteenth Observance
Thursday, June 23rdGRADE 5 PROM
PS 101 Gymnasium during the school day.
Senior Dance Party!
Student Participation Only
Friday, June 24thSCHOOL SPIRIT DAY
Luau Day
Wear Hawaiian Shirts, Shorts, Flip Flops, etc.
Monday, June 27thLAST DAY OF SCHOOL for all students!
Regular dismissal at grade/class exits.

If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher or our general office at 718-372-0221. We hope this information will be helpful to you in planning for the month of June. 

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

June School Safety

June 1, 2022

Dear PS 101 Parents/Guardians:

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 ask for your cooperation in helping us do everything we can to optimize learning for your children. We rely on your partnership to ensure you keep the following points in mind:

Daily Attendance:

Attendance and being on time is vital to your child’s progress. Did you know that a student with a 90% attendance rate actually missed one month of school? That’s a reality. 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 proper tone of a school building is greatly enhanced when students are dressed for successful learning. Tank tops or halter tops are not permitted. We are fortunate to have functional air conditioners in every classroom which eliminates the need to wear scant clothing. Shorts that are “finger-tip” 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.

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 this 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 cards grades.

We expect your cooperation in maintaining a safe learning environment for all of our children.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

Afterschool Programs End Dates

Dear PS 101 After-School Families:

Please note the final dates for the afterschool programs at PS 101 with Academic Recovery and Marquis Studios Yoga:

  • Academic Recovery Program:

~Monday Academic Recovery Program: CONCLUDED

~Tuesday Academic Recovery Program: May 31st

~Wednesday Academic Recovery Program: June 8th

~Thursday Academic Recovery Program: June 2nd

  • Marquis Studios Yoga Program:

~Tuesday Yoga Program with grades 2/3: June 21

~Thursday Yoga Program with grades 4/5: June 23

Please save the dates and mark your calendars for the month of June.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

Afterschool Programs Cancellation Notice – Monday June 6

Dear PS 101 Families:

Please be advised, all PS 101 after-school in-person and virtual programs listed below will be cancelled on Monday, June 6th, 2022.

  • Mandarin After-School Program
  • OG Virtual/In-Person After-school Program
  • Academic Recovery Program

Additionally, please note the ExpandED after-school program is also cancelled on Monday, June 6th.

As a reminder, NYC elementary schools are closed on Tuesday, June 7th for staff clerical work.

All PS 101 after-school programs will resume as scheduled, on Wednesday, June 8th, 2022.

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 347-563-4680 or via email at MLloyd2@schools.nyc.gov.

Thank you for your understanding.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

REVISION: June 2022 – Important Dates

Dear PS 101 Parents/Guardians:

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

DATEREASON
Friday, June 3rdSCHOOL SPIRIT DAY
Wear Sunglasses Inside Day! 
Monday, June 6thGrade 4 NYS SCIENCE State Exam
SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY- Comfy/Cozy Day
Don’t Sweat The Test! Wear sweatpants or sweat-shorts/t-shirt.

ALL PS 101 After-School Programs are CANCELLED > Mandarin After-School Program; Academic Recovery Program; OG Virtual/In-Person After-school Program
Tuesday, June 7thNYCDOE Schools Closed
Staff Clerical Day
Thursday, June 9thNYCDOE Schools Closed
Anniversary Day
Chancellor’s Conference Day for staff development
Friday, June 10thIncoming 2022-2023 Kindergarten Orientation 
Virtual Presentation at 9:30 am
Link Invitation Only
Monday, June 13thPREKINDERGARTEN Stepping Up Ceremony
PREK1 and PREK2: OUTDOOR (schoolyard)
Gates open for seating at 9:00 am
Start Time: 9:15 am
Ticket Admission Only
Tuesday, June 14thPTA General Membership Meeting via ZOOM at 6 PM.
Link to follow, prior to the meeting date. 
Tuesday, June 14thSCHOOL SPIRIT DAY
Flag Day
Wear Red, White, and Blue 
Tuesday, June 14thIncoming 2022-2023 Pre-Kindergarten Orientation
Virtual Presentation at 9:00 am 
Link Invitation Only 
Wednesday, June 15thGRADE 5 Graduation
2 sessions – OUTDOOR (schoolyard)
SESSION 1: Classes 501; 502; 503; at 9:00 am
SESSION 2: Classes 504; 505; 506; 451 at 10:30 am
Ticket Admission Only
Thursday, June 16thKINDERGARTEN Stepping Up Ceremonies
2 sessions – OUTDOOR (schoolyard)
SESSION 1: Classes K1; K2; K3 and K12 at 9:00 am
SESSION 2: Classes K4; K5; K6 at 10:30 am
Ticket Admission Only 
Monday, June 20thNYCDOE Schools Closed
Juneteenth Observance
Thursday, June 23rdGRADE 5 PROM
PS 101 Gymnasium during the school day.
Senior Dance Party!
Student Participation Only
Friday, June 24thSCHOOL SPIRIT DAY
Luau Day
Wear Hawaiian Shirts, Shorts, Flip Flops, etc.
Monday, June 27thLAST DAY OF SCHOOL for all students!
Regular dismissal at grade/class exits.

If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher or our general office at 718-372-0221. We hope this information will be helpful to you in planning for the month of June. 

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

Schools Closed 5/30/22 in Observance of Memorial Day

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Please be advised that all New York City Department of Education elementary schools will be closed to commemorate Memorial Day on Monday, May 30th. 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 31st. Please visit our school website PS 101 Parent Calendar for all important dates and information.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

Complete Dance Festival videos are here!

Dear PS 101 Families,

We were so happy to have so many parents and family members at Dance festival 2022 yesterday!

Below are the links to the complete Dance Festival for each grade.
You’ll be able to both watch and download the video as a keepsake.

A very special thank you to the PS 101 staff who worked so hard on creating these dances, practicing with our students, our DJ and videographers.

–>>If you’d like to give a shout-out to your child’s teacher, please do so by commenting on this post or on the Instagram post.<–

Enjoy and thank you for being a part of the #ps101experience 🙂

Pre-Kindergarten Dance Festival video

Kindergarten Dance Festival video

1st Grade Dance Festival video

2nd Grade Dance Festival video

G.Korrol
Principal

Safety Issue: No Double Parking

Dear Parents/Guardians:

School safety is a shared responsibility of all members of our school community

Do not double-park your car. Double parking creates traffic and a dangerous situation for children and parents on the surrounding block(s).

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.

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.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal and our School Safety Committee