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



Talent Show 2019

Talent Show Letter 2019

September 26, 2019

Dear Parents and Students of PS 101,

P.S. 101 is pleased to announce our Annual Talent Show on Monday, February 10th, 2020 for grades 3, 4 and 5. Students who are interested in performing in the Talent Show must be prepared to audition. Auditions will take place in the auditorium on Tuesday October 15th and Tuesday October 22nd. The act should not exceed 2 minutes. Students may perform alone or in a group. Some ideas for your acts are dancing, singing, gymnastics, playing a musical instrument, karate, magic, comedy act, etc. All students auditioning must come to audition prepared with an act and any materials needed. If you do not have a routine and are missing any materials, you will not be able to audition.

The show will have a maximum of fifteen acts. Any student interested may audition during the scheduled time. If you would like to audition, please fill out the form below. Indicate what you will be doing, and return it to Mrs. Martin in room 201 or place in her mailbox on or before Tuesday October 8th. Remember to bring your props such as, music cd, instrument, music book, flash- drive etc. when you audition during the scheduled time. If you need help downloading a song, please notify Mrs. Bova, Mrs. Bove, Mrs. DeMarco, Mrs. Martin or Mrs. Maresca AHEAD OF TIME!

Upon acceptance, your child participate in our Annual Talent Show, which will be held on Monday, February 10, 2020. During the months leading up to the show, we will be available for guidance and have allocated time during the school day for you to practice your routine/performance. You will have several weeks to perfect your performance. Letters of information and coaching will forthcoming upon acceptance to the show.

**It is your responsibility to follow through with the guidelines mentioned below:**

  1. If you miss two practices you will not be able to participate in the Talent Show.
  2. If we do not see improvement in your performance you will not be able to participate in the show.

We look forward to seeing the wonderful performances that you will put together!


Mrs. Bova, Mrs. Bove, Mrs. P. DeMarco,

Mrs. Martin & Mrs. Maresca

______________________________ TEAR-OFF-AND-RETURN      _______________________________


I have read the above information and what is expected of myself/my child for the 2020 Talent Show.

                                                                                      ___________________________________                                 ____________________________________

                       Student’s Signature                                                      Parent’s Signature

I would like to audition for the Talent Show. Please indicate whether you will be performing alone or as a group. If you are performing as a group, fill out one form for the entire group. Please list the names of the students with whom you are working with as well as the name(s) of their classroom teacher(s) and room number(s). Please indicate what kind of performance you will be choosing to audition. Based on the feedback and interest of students, we will notify you with an audition appointment time in which you will need to report to school for the try-out. Stay tuned for your appointment time – we will send this to your classroom in advance.

_____________________________                                      ____________________________

Name                                                                                                       Class & Room Number

_______ I will be performing alone. I will be (dancing, singing, etc.) _______________.

_______ I will be performing with a group. We will be _________________.

___________________________          ______________             _____________________

Name                                                     Class/Room Number                   Teacher

___________________________          ______________             _____________________

Name                                                      Class/Room Number                  Teacher

___________________________          ______________             _____________________

Name                                                      Class/Room Number                     Teacher

ELA and Math Test Scores are in for Grades 3-5

Dear Parents/Guardians of Grades 3, 4, and 5:

Please be advised that the ELA and Math exam scores for your child are now available.

Please visit mystudent.nyc with your username and password in order to obtain your child’s scores.

We hope you and your family have had a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you all for the new school year.


Gregg Korrol


Summer in the City 2019 – Families of Grades 2-5

Summer In The City 2019

Dear PS 101 Families in Grades 2 – 5:

It offers free, full-day summer programming with hands-on STEM activities, enriching reading and math curriculum, and visits to use us, parks and other cultural sites for wonderful experiences. If your child loves to create and want to learn more about STEM subjects- science, technology, engineering and math. Students accepted to the program will spend the summer programming robots, inventing engineering solutions and developing their computer coding and game design skills. Your child will also be engaged in academic enrichment, arts and recreation. Please sign up if you are interested by April 26th for Summer in the City!

To learn more about this free, all-day summer programming for students of all ages, please use the STEM Summer In the City on-line lottery application from March 18th – April 26th with the following link: schools.nyc.gov/summer or call (718) 935 – 2838 for any questions or concerns.

Please see the reverse side for detailed information and contacts. Our Parent coordinator, Ms. Margaret Lloyd is also available for any questions or concerns at (347) 563 – 4680.


Gregg Korrol


Don’t Sweat the Test!

Don’t Sweat the Test – Parent Letter 2019                                           


                       Dress in your comfy sweatshirts and sweatpants

to take your state tests!

Dear PS 101 Families:

Our third, fourth and fifth graders are ready to take their ELA standardized state exams next week. In order to create comfortable and cozy days for testing, we are encouraging all students and staff to wear their comfy sweats on Tuesday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 3.

Dressing in your comfy favorites will ensure our students are relaxed in their sweatshirts/sweatpants and take on the test with confidence. We want our students to celebrate all they have learned and to always remember, DON’T SWEAT THE TEST!




Gregg Korrol



Bowling Club for Grades 3, 4 & 5

Bowling Letter 2019

Dear P.S. 101 Parents and Guardians,

P.S. 101 would love to give grades 3, 4 and 5 the opportunity to join a weekly bowling team. Bowling is a great way for kids to make friends and learn how to synergize. In order to create a bowling league, we would like to have an idea of how many students would be interested in becoming a member of this club. If there are enough dedicated students who want to join, staff members will contact local bowling alleys in Bensonhurst to find out the specific details. Although staff members will be present, parents/guardians are expected to supervise their child.

If your child is interested in becoming a member of P.S. 101’s bowling team, please complete and send in the tear off slip below by 4/03/2019. In the upcoming weeks, there will be an updated letter that will be sent home confirming if there will be a team, which will provide more information.

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Yes, my child is interested in joining P.S. 101’s bowling team.

Child’s name: _______________________________

Child’s class number: _________________________

Preferred time (please circle one):  4:30PM,  5:00PM,  5:30PM

Parent signature: ____________________________

Date: ________________

*Please return this slip to Ms. Schropp in room 317*


4th Grade Arts Performance

4th Grade Show 2019

February 6, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians of the 4th Grade,

It is with great pleasure to announce that your child will be performing in the upcoming production of Super “Social” Heroes.  It is a musical performance that teaches your child all about socializing in today’s society.

Your child has been working extremely hard on this production for the past two months, whether he or she is acting, singing, or dancing in this performance.  They are excited to bring this production to life in front of students, staff, and of course you, the parents.

At this time, we are reaching out to you for some assistance in supplying some of the basic costume pieces for this production.  The items that we are asking for, you might have already and are things that your child will be able to wear again after the show is over.

If you would be so kind to have your child wear the following items on Friday, March 1, 2019 it would be greatly appreciated.

 Items to be worn by each individual class…

  1. 401-Solid Red Shirt and Blue Jeans
  2. 402-Solid Blue Shirt and Blue Jeans
  3. 403-Solid Green Shirt and Blue Jeans
  4. 404-Solid Yellow Shirt and Blue Jeans
  5. 405-Solid Orange Shirt and Blue Jeans

All children should wear sneakers.

Thank you in advance for your attention and cooperation.

We are excited to have you see your child’s performance.  An invitation to the performance has already been sent out inviting you all to this special performance.


Mr. DeMarco, Ms. Russo, Ms. Bove, and Mrs. Bova

The Arts Department/Leader in Me

Free Lacrosse Session at Dewey HS


Dear 4th and 5th Grade Parents/Guardians,

The first free lacrosse session will be held this Sunday, January 6th at Dewey High School located at 50 Avenue X, Brooklyn, NY 11223.

The session begins at 1pm.

All 4th and 5th grade students are invited to attend this free lacrosse session.

If your child enjoyed the Lacrosse session with Mr. Connor at P.S. 101, there are free sessions on :

Sundays, January 6, 13, 27, February 3, and 10



Last Day for Saturday Test Prep – Saturday, April 28, 2018

Test Prep Ends – Saturday


Last Day – Saturday, April 28th

April 28, 2018

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

Please note that the last day for PS 101’s SATURDAY Test Prep is Saturday, April 28th.  We are confident these Saturday Test Prep classes have prepared your child for the NYS ELA and Math exams.

Thank you for participating in this program and please mark your calendars for our final day of the Saturday Test Prep program on Saturday, April 28th.                                


GK:jt                                                                                                   Gregg Korrol, Principal