REMINDER – 5th Grade Yearbook Purchase – Now Online!

Dear 5th Grade Families:

This year, our fifth grade students will be purchasing their Yearbooks online directly from the publishing company, Jostens.

Students and their families are to use the following link to purchase the Yearbook:

Any staff member who wishes to purchase a book may do so as a “student.”

The last day to purchase a Yearbook is March 26th.


Gregg Korrol


ExpandedED After-School Program for Grades 3, 4, 5

Dear Parents and Guardians,

PS101 and Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, Inc. are pleased to announce that once again our school has received funding from Councilman Mark Treyger to run the ExpandedEd After-School Program.

As in the past, the ExpandedEd Program, along with the Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, will partner with P.S.101 in providing extra Literacy and Mathematics, as well as the Arts. The instructional part of the program includes standardized test preparation, homework help and social- emotional awareness on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, while the Wednesdays and Thursdays part of the week will focus on the Performing Arts such as Drama, Art and Chorus.

The After- School program will be

  • Fully remote
  • Only for Grades 3, 4, and 5 students
  • Operates Monday – Friday 3:00 – 4:30.
  • Please be advised there are only 85 seats for this program.
  • Application Deadline: November 20, 2020
  • All potential participants will then be chosen via a lottery- based system.

If your child is chosen from the lottery based system, you will be notified and given forms to complete before the start date November 30, 2020. Please note that this is a five-day week program with attendance expected each day. If your child displays poor attendance they will be excluded from the program.

The Application for the ExpandedEd program can be accessed here:
Application Deadline: November 20, 2020

Attention: 5th Graders going to Cavallaro – 6th Grade Orientation

Dear Parents/Guardians,,

Please be advised that I.S.281 Principal, Maria Bender and Assistant Principal, Maria Delfini, are inviting all incoming 6th grade Parents and Students to Welcome our Cavallaro Class of 2023.


 Maria Bender is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 Topic: 6th grade orientation

Time: Jun 30, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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 Meeting ID: 951 8883 0856

Password: 056486

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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



Vision Screening for Grades 3, 5, and New Admits

Vision Screening for Grades 3 5 and New Admits

January 27, 2020

 Dear Parents/Guardians of Third and Fifth Grade Students Plus NEW ADMITS:

On Monday, February 3rd, Tuesday, February 4th and Wednesday, February 5th, grades three and five PLUS any new admits will be screened for vision with testing materials from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.  If your child wears eyeglasses, please make sure they wear them on these specific days.

Thank you for your cooperation.



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 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


Clap Out for 5th Grade Graduates

Dear Parents/Guardians of Grade 5 Students:

As our senior class of 2019 officially graduates from PS 101, we will be clapping our senior students out from the main entrance of school on Wednesday, June 26th at 11:45 am. We encourage you to join us in celebrating our graduates from the main entrance and clap them out- congratulating them on their time spent here at PS 101. Our gestures of support and motivation will inspire our youngsters will a lasting memory of all those staff members who made a difference in their elementary career.

Please join us at 11:45 am on our front steps and main entrance-way as we form a long line of solidarity and cheer our future stars to their next step into success.

We thank you in advance and look forward to seeing you share in this special farewell to our Graduating Class of 2019. Please join us for our annual clap-out!


Gregg Korrol