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



Senior Prom 2019

Senior prom 2019

April 29th, 2019

Dear Parents & Guardians of 5th grade seniors,

The Parent Teacher Association is delighted to announce that we will be hosting the annual SENIOR PROM on Thursday, June 6th, 2019, from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Paradise Catering Hall located at 51 Avenue U, (Avenue U & West 11th Street in Brooklyn). The cost of the prom is $40.00 which will include food and entertainment.

If you would like your child to attend, please complete the permission slip below and return it with your payment in an envelope clearly marked SENIOR PROM with your child’s name and class.

Money and permission slips are due NO LATER THAN Monday, May 20th, 2019.  ABSOLUTELY NO late payments will be accepted. ONLY CASH PAYMENTS or bank checks/money orders made payable to PTA of PS 101 will be accepted. No personal checks.  All payments will be recorded and a paid receipt will be issued for your record keeping.

We are not asking for parent chaperones as the event is being chaperoned by teaching & support staff as well as board members of the PTA.  Parents will be invited into our prom thirty minutes prior to prom ending (7:30pm) for photo opportunities with their child.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Parent Teacher Association located on the first floor, by email at, or by phone on (718)372-0221.


The Parent Teacher Association


Please detach and return with payment immediately to the PTA

Cash, money order or bank check made payable to The PTA of PS 101.  Personal checks will not be accepted.


I give my child  ____________________________________________________ of class _________________ permission to attend the Senior Prom. I have enclosed the $40.00 fee.

I will pick up my child NO LATER THAN 8:00pm at Paradise Catering Hall located at 51 Avenue U on Monday, June 6th, 2019   

Phone number to reach parent if necessary _________________________

Cash  $40.00 Enclosed: ________             Check $40.00 Enclosed: ________  check #_________

Parent’s Signature:  _____________________             Date: ___________________


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: 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