Scholastic Book Fair at PS 101 – May 22 – May 24 – BOGO Buy One, Get One FREE

SCHOLASTIC- summer reading – spring sale

Scholastic Book Fair at PS 101


Tuesday, May 22 through Thursday, May 24th

Students will have an opportunity to purchase books they can read for their enjoyment and educational assignments.

Books are reasonably priced – plus tax.

Reading is vital to every child’s success. Raising kids as readers’ means getting involved while they are young. Please share in this teaching and learning experience in your child’s education. Think about summer reading selections for your child.

Kindly send your child to school with spending money in a sealed envelope (cash only) labeled with your child’s name and class.

School Spirit Night – June 16 Brooklyn Cyclones Game

Cyclone Game June 16
April 16, 2018 – REPOST: 5/7/18
SCHOOL Spirit Night with our District 21 Family

Dear Parents and Guardians:
Please join our District 21 Family on Saturday, June 16th in a School Spirit Night at MCU Park- Home of Brooklyn Cyclones Baseball. The Cyclones will take on the Hudson Valley Renegades in this summer evening game at 6pm. Doors will open for pre-game festivities at 4:30 pm. This night is a great way to celebrate the start of summer with your family and friends, show school spirit and create lasting memories for everyone. We will also raise funds for our school with ticket sales that will generate a donation to PS 101.
Saturday, June 16th is a great day to celebrate the start of summer with family, friends and schoolmates and create lasting memories for everyone!

Where: MCU Park
1904 Surf Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11224

Time: 6pm start time for the game
Doors will open at 4:30 pm for the pre-game festivities

Price: $17 per ticket
With each ticket sale, our school will get back $6 as a donation from this event!

With every ticket purchased, recipients and fans will receive a FREE Brooklyn Cyclones Baseball Cap valued at $18, take part in a pre-game on field School Spirit parade, view personalized scoreboard welcomes and enjoy in a post-game fireworks show!
Our PS 101 students can participate in the pre-game festivities and parade to walk around the field with our school banner (starting at 5:10 pm). Our school’s participation in this special evening event will also enable us to host a History of Baseball Assembly and Magic Show performed by the Brooklyn Cyclones King Henry announcer in our school auditorium.
We hope you can join in this family celebration with District 21 and PS 101!
Please submit $17 cash per ticket for this event, complete the order slip and kindly return to your child’s teacher.

If you have any questions, please contact our Parent Coordinator Ms. Margaret Lloyd at 1-347-563-4680.


PS 101 PTA

Please sign and return the slip below to ensure your ticket order and purchase.
District 21 – School Spirit Night at the Brooklyn Cyclones Baseball Game Saturday, June 16th – 6pm game time and doors open for pre-game festivities at 4:30 pm.

Student’s Name_____________________________________________

Student’s Class______________

Tickets Ordered__________________

May 23: Parent-Teacher Conference- Leader in Me Night!!!

Dear PS 101K Parents/Guardians:

At PS 101 we are so excited to tell you that Wednesday, May 23rd is a Parent Engagement Night! We have an incredibly special evening planned for you and your child that celebrates The Leader in Me Program and the work your child has completed thus far on their journey to Leadership.

The Leader in Me is based on the book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, one of the most celebrated books on Leadership around the world. The 7 Habits teach principles of personal and interpersonal effectiveness, such as responsibility, vision, integrity, teamwork, and collaboration.

The Program for the evening is as follows:

  • 4:30- 5:00 pm: A Student Presentation and slideshow of pertinent information to highlight and explain the 7 habits and their influence on academic achievement and social relationships.
  • 5:00-5:30 pm : Celebration of Student Work– Students share their Leadership Binders with their Parents/Guardians.
  • 5:30pm-6:30pm: Parent/Guardian Child Team Building Activity! We are excited to challenge you and your child as you both collaborate on a surprising and fun project!

We hope you will join us for an amazing evening of fun and excitement as we celebrate our students and give you a unique bonding opportunity with your child

You can print the letter and tear-off slip showing you will be coming to the event by clicking hereLeader In Me NIGHT – May 23rd

PTA – School Leadership Team Meeting – May 15th

PTA-SLT Nom Memo 2018

Parent Teacher Association of P.S. 101
2360 Benson Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11214
May 3rd, 2018
Dear Parents & Guardians:

Our Next Parent Teacher Association meeting will take place at the cafeteria on May 15th at 8:30 am. It is very important that you attend the upcoming meeting. At that time, we will be electing 2 parents to serve on the School Leadership Team for a term of 3 year(s).
School leadership teams are teams of parents, teachers, administrators, and others who are responsible for setting the educational direction of a school. Leadership teams have two main tasks: the development of a Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP) and the alignment of a school-based budget with the CEP. All New York City public schools are required to have a leadership team that involves an equal number of parents and school staff. By getting involved in a leadership team, you can help our school meet this mandate. Your participation will also ensure that the parent voice is represented in important decisions that will impact teaching and learning in our school.
Participation on a school leadership team requires time, dedication, creativity and hard work. While compensating team members adequately for their contributions is not possible, the efforts of team members are recognized with a nominal reimbursement for some of the expenses such as child-care and travel that are incurred as a result of participating in team activities. Each team member who contributes at least 30 hours annually to team activities is eligible for a reimbursement of $300.
Parents, guardians, and persons in parental relation who have children in PS 101 are eligible to serve as a parent member on the leadership team, unless the parent is employed in PS 101. If you are interested in serving on the team, please ATTEND our meeting on May 15th. Nominations will be taken at the meeting if the nominee is present.
Even if you are not able make the time commitment that being a school leadership team member requires it is critical that you attend the election at the parent association meeting on May 15th at 8:30 am The parents elected to the team represent you and your child’s interests. It is essential that we elect a diverse group of parents that reflect our school community. In order to assist you in electing good representatives, all candidates will be asked to introduce themselves during the meeting and explain why they want to serve on the team.
Thank you for your participation. We look forward to seeing you on May 15th at 8:30 am.
Antonella Floridia-Morales
PTA President

PTA General Membership Meeting AGENDA – May 15th

PTA-Agenda for May 2018 meeting (003)
Parent Teacher Association of P.S. 101
2360 Benson Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11214

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 @ 8:30 am

• Meeting Call to Order
• Review of Minutes/Motion to Approve
• Election for PTA Board
o President
o Treasurer
o Recording Secretary
o Vice President
o Corresponding Secretary
• Election for SLT Positions (2 parent members)
• President’s Report
o Updates on Fundraisers and Important Dates
• Treasurer’s Report
o Motion to Approve Treasurer’s Report
• SLT Update
• Questions & Concerns Session
• Monthly Raffle
• Motion to Adjourn
• Title1 update
Upcoming Dates:
May 18th Field Day – 3rd Grade (Dyker Beach Park)
May 21st Field Day – 4th Grade (Dyker Beach Park)
May 23rd Dance Festival (Grades K, 1st, & 2nd)
May 25th PTA Bake Sale
May 28th Memorial Day (School Closed)
June 7th Brooklyn Day (School Closed)
June 11th Senior Prom
June 11th Clerical Day (School Closed)
June 15th Eid al-Fitr (School Closed)
June 21st PTA Meeting
June 26th Last Day of School

Mother’s & Father’s Day Boutique

PTA-mothers_fathers_day_Memo 2018
Parent Teacher Association of P.S. 101
2360 Benson Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11214

May 1st, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is the time of year to celebrate and show appreciation to the mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts, uncles, friends and important people in our lives. The PTA will hold a Mother’s & Father’s Day Boutique sale as an opportunity for your child to shop presents for that someone special.

The Mother’s & Father’s Day Boutique will be on Monday May 7th. There will be items be moderately priced from $1 – $5. Please send your child to school with any spending money placed in a sealed envelope with your child’s name and class labeled. We will open our shop during all lunch periods.

All funds raised will go toward student events and/or instructional supplies for the school. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our Executive Board or stop in at any time.

The Verrazano School PTA

Grade 5 – Senior Prom – June 11th

PTA-senior prom 2018
Parent Teacher Association of P.S. 101
2360 Benson Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11214

May 2nd, 2018

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 Monday, June 11th, 2018, 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 28th, 2018. ABSOLUTELY NO late payments will be accepted. Cash is accepted; however Checks/Money Orders are the preferred method of payment. Please make checks payable to PTA of PS 101. 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
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 11th, 2018
Phone number to reach parent if necessary _________________________
Cash $40.00 Enclosed: ________
Check $40.00 Enclosed: ________ check #_________

Parent’s Signature: _____________________ Date: ___________________