Soft Lockdown Drill

Please be advised we entered into a soft  lockdown DRILL today.

Please note the MAJOR difference this year in these drills is under normal circumstances, students move into a corner of the room where they cannot be seen from the window, however, due to Social Distancing guidelines, we are following all procedures EXCEPT students will remain at their desks to ensure safe distancing.

As per DOE requirements, we are to do 4 drills per year. I am happy to inform you that everything was very swift and everyone (staff and students) responded perfectly according to our protocol. Thank you to the staff and students.

COVID Test Kits for Students

Good Morning Parents/Guardians of PS 101:

Please be advised that every student will be sent home with four (4) COVID test kits each week. At this time, grades 3, 4 and our Pre-K classes have not received their kits yet as our supply ran out. We are in the process of acquiring more test kits and will send them home to those grades as soon as possible.

Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.

REVISED – Important May Dates for PS 101

Dear PS 101 Parents/Guardians:

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

DATEREASON
Monday, May 2ndNYCDOE Schools ClosedEid al-Fitr Observance
Tuesday, May 3rdSCHOOL SPIRIT DAYHarry Potter DayWEAR your favorite Harry Potter shirt/character or movie design/apparel. 
Tuesday, May 3rdPTA General membership Meeting via ZOOM at 10am. Link to follow, closer to the meeting date. 
Wednesday, May 4thSCHOOL SPIRIT DAYWEAR your favorite STAR WARS shirt/character/movie design/apparel.
MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!
Monday, May 2nd– Friday, May 6th  Teacher Appreciation Week  May 2nd -6thSay a special thank you to our teaching staff.They deserve it!
Monday, May 23rdGRADE 4 FIELD DAY TRIP
Parent/​Guardian Permission
Field Day Trip at Fort Hamilton Park:
competitive play; team building and fun, fun, fun!
Wednesday, May 25th 

(Rain-date Friday, May 27th)
EARLY CHILDHOOD DANCE FESTIVAL 
Grades PREK-Grade 2 Classes ONLY
Schoolyard showcase

Please follow grade times:
PRE-K: start time at 9:30 am
Kindergarten: start time at 10:15 am
Grade One: start time at 11:00 am
Grade Two: start time at 11:45 am
Friday, May 27thSchool Spirit DayWEAR Red, white or blue for patriotism. 
Friday, May 27th GRADE 5 SENIOR FIELD DAY TRIP
Parent/Guardian Permission
Senior Field Day Trip at Fort Hamilton Park: competitive play; team building, fun and lunch!

If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher or our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Margaret Lloyd, at 1-347-563-4680 or via email at MLloyd2@schools.nyc.gov. We hope this information will be helpful to you in planning for the month of May. 

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

Eid al-Fitr Holiday Celebration – Schools Closed Monday, May 2nd

Greetings PS 101 Families:

As per the New York City Department of Education school calendar, there is No School for students and staff on Monday, May 2nd with respect to the Eid al-Fitr holiday, also called the “Festival of Breaking the Fast”.  This special holiday marks the end of the month-long, dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. Happy holiday to our families celebrating in the 101 community.  Enjoy the day with family and friends.

School will resume as regularly scheduled on Tuesday, May 3rd.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher or contact our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Margaret Lloyd at 1-347-563-4680 or via email at MLloyd2@schools.nyc.gov.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

Coffee with Korrol Dates 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians of P.S. 101,

PS101 parents are invited to have (virtual) Coffee with Principal Korrol. During this 30-45 minute meeting, you’ll meet Principal Korrol, learn about expectations for your specific grade and have a chance to ask questions.

Dates of these meetings are listed below. Please be advised that dates are subject to change.

*You must use your child’s @nycstudents ID to join the Zoom mtg.
**You must have your video turned on
Parents who do not use their child’s ID or have video on will not be admitted or will be removed.
***No recording allowed

  1. Fifth Grade – Friday, May 6 at 9:00am
  2. Pre-K and Kindergarten – Friday, May 13 at 9:00am
  3. Fourth Grade – Friday, May 20 at 9:00am
  4. First Grade – Friday, May 27 at 9:00am
  5. Third Grade – Friday, June 3 at 9:00am
  6. Second Grade – Friday, June 10 at 9:00am

Zoom links will be posted in your child’s Google Classroom.

We hope you are able to attend and look forward to seeing you then.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol
Principal

Save for College Program

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READY, SET, GO!! COLLEGE and CAREER READINESS

Dear PS 101 Families: 

Time goes by very fast and thinking about your child’s future may start as early as primary school age. We recognize you want what is best for your child and their future. PS 101 wants the same hopes and dreams for your child. The NYCDOE has developed a new program for you to save for your child’s future. 

We will be hosting a parent/guardian ZOOM meeting in May to help you activate your account and walk you through this wonderful opportunity.

The NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program provides families, schools, and communities with a way to work together to save for and invest in their children’s futures. It is a scholarship and savings program designed to make college and career training more accessible for public school students. 

The NYC Scholarship Accounts for this year’s eligible kindergarteners will be ready to activate and view later this spring. At that time, parents and guardians will receive a Welcome Email and Welcome Kit from NYC Kids RISE with information on next steps. We look forward to working with new kindergarten families soon! Questions? Call the hotline at 833-543-7473.

One pager info sheet:

English: https://nyckidsrise.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/SFC-One-Pager_en.pdf

Chinese: https://nyckidsrise.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/SFC-One-Pager-V10_CH.pdf

Spanish: https://nyckidsrise.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/SFC-One-Pager-V10_SP.pdf

We’re saving for college and career training, together. Kick off elementary school with funds for your child’s future through these steps:

Program Journey Map:

English: https://nyckidsrise.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/SFC-Program-Journey-Map_en.pdf

Chinese: https://nyckidsrise.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/SFC-Program-Journey-Map-V8_CH.pdf

Spanish: https://nyckidsrise.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/SFC-Program-Journey-Map-V8_SP.pdf

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

REMINDER: It’s Parent Survey Time

PS 101 Parents Make the Grade!

PIcture of "online survey" text and "take the survey" checkboxes

Dear PS 101 Parents/Guardians:

As a reminder, you can help raise PS 101’s school grade on the Progress Report by filling out and returning the Parent Survey (green border envelope). This is your opportunity to tell the Department of Education how much you love all the wonderful things PS 101 does to support your child’s education and prepare them for the future.

The results are important to P.S 101’s overall success. We have an excellent return rate of surveys every year, but this year we would like to set a goal of 95% or higher in each classroom. Please take a few moments to thoroughly read each question so that the survey accurately reflects your opinion of our school. For example, whenever a parent “Strongly Agrees” with a statement our school receives 10 points for that answer but we only receive 6.6 points for an answer of “Agree”. All the points are added to receive the school’s average score.

Please have your child return the survey to their classroom teacher as soon as possible or kindly complete the survey on-line. 

For parents inquiring about on-line completion with the Parent Survey: Parents will enter “f” followed by their child’s nine-digit Student Identification (OSIS) Number to access the survey. Note that “f” must be lowercase (f________).

Parent Survey (enter f and the osis#) https://surveys.panoramaed.com/nycdoe/login. Student OSIS numbers can be found on their report card or in the family’s NYCSA account.

Parent surveys must be completed and returned/submitted by April 15, 2022. If you love something we do, show it on the survey. The higher the grades you give, the higher our school grade can go!

Once you have completed this exciting task, your child will be rewarded with a FREE Full-Day NO homework PASS. Classes who have 100% completion will be awarded with the following reward:  1st Class on the grade with full participation of returned surveys – ICE CREAM PARTY

Additionally, please indicate how you completed your child’s survey and submit the google form so we can reward your child with their HW Pass and class tally for a party prize. Please complete the attached google form to indicate your method of competition for your parent survey:  https://forms.gle/kqfNZ3XNCvq6fiaZ8

Again, your returning your survey praising PS 101 will directly raise our school grade. Let’s show why PS 101 is so wonderful! Thank you for supporting our school.

Gregg Korrol

Principal

Update: How to Access Parent Surveys Online

PIcture of "online survey" text and "take the survey" checkboxes

Dear PS 101 Parents/Guardians:

You can help raise PS 101’s school grade on the Progress Report by filling out and returning the Parent Survey that will be given to your child in a green envelope today. This is your opportunity to tell the Department of Education how much you love all the wonderful things PS 101 does to support your child’s education and prepare them for the future.

The results are important to P.S 101’s overall success. We have an excellent return rate of surveys every year, but this year we would like to set a goal of 95% or higher in each classroom. Please take a few moments to thoroughly read each question so that the survey accurately reflects your opinion of our school. For example, whenever a parent “Strongly Agrees” with a statement our school receives 10 points for that answer but we only receive 6.6 points for an answer of “Agree”.  All the points are added to receive the school’s average score.

Please have your child return the survey to their classroom teacher as soon as possible or kindly complete the survey on-line. 

For clarity purposes:

For parents inquiring about on-line completion with the Parent Survey:

Parents will enter “f” followed by their child’s nine-digit Student Identification (OSIS) Number to access the survey. Note that “f” must be lowercase (f________).

Parent Survey  (enter f and the osis#)

https://surveys.panoramaed.com/nycdoe/login

Student OSIS numbers can be found on their report card or in the family’s NYCSA account.

Parent surveys must be completed and returned/submitted by March 25, 2022. If you love something we do, show it on the survey. The higher the grades you give, the higher our school grade can go!

Once you have completed this exciting task, your child will be rewarded with a FREE Full-Day NO homework PASS. Classes who have 100% completion will be awarded with the following reward:  1st Class on the grade with full participation of returned surveys – ICE CREAM PARTY

Please indicate how you completed your child’s survey and submit the google form so we can reward your child with their HW Pass and class tally for a party prize. Please complete the attached google form to indicate your method of competition for your parent survey:  https://forms.gle/kqfNZ3XNCvq6fiaZ8

Again, your returning your survey praising PS 101 will directly raise our school grade. Let’s show why PS 101 is so wonderful!  Thank you for supporting our school.

Gregg Korrol

Principal

PTA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP AGENDA – Tuesday, 3/1/2022 @ 10:00 am via Zoom

PTA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP

Tuesday, 3/1/2022 @ 10:00 am via Zoom

AGENDA

  • Meeting Call to Order
  • Family Engagement Program Update
  • Review of Minutes / Motion to Approve
  • President’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report/Motion to Approve Treasurer’s Report
  • SLT Update
  • Bylaw Updated Template – Motion to Approve
  • Questions & Concerns Session
  • Motion to Adjourn

UPCOMING DATES:

Feb 21-25      Midwinter Recess (school closed)

Mar 1             March PTA Meeting

Mar 2             Grad Picture Retake

Mar 3
             Parent Teacher Conf (1/2 day)

Apr 5              April PTA Meeting

Apr 15-22      Spring Recess (school closed)