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:

http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A09875650

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.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

P.S. 101 – February Top Attendance Classes and Schoolwide Winners!

Dear PS 101 Families!

In accordance with our PS 101 Attendance Policy, we are proud to announce monthly schoolwide top winners which include homerooms with remote/in-person cohorts combined. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FEBRUARY TOP CLASSES and SCHOOLWIDE WINNERS!! 

We encourage our students to follow thier schoolmates’ footsteps and we want to see you every day with your in-person attendance and remote learning engagement! 

PS 101 ATTENDANCE POLICY
As a reminder, your child must be present and interacting with Google Classroom. Attendance interaction is part of the current PS 101 Academic Policy may account for up to 30% of a child’s grade.

Attendance is taken by 9:30 AM. If your child is not on Google Classroom and interacting in the live sessions, they will be marked absent unless we are notified by the parent on that day that they are technology issues.

Attendance has also taken throughout the day and each live session with submission of work, which are both part of student grades in each subject.
 

https://ps101k.com/2020/10/05/attendance-grading-policy/

Attendance/ Grading Policy | PS 101 The Virtual Verrazzano School Greetings PS 101 Families- As a reminder, your child must be present and interacting within Google Classroom. Attendance and interaction is part of the PS 101 Grading system and may account for up to 30% of a child’s grade. Attendance is taken by 9:30am. If your child is not on Google Classroom and interacting in… ps101k.com

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol, Principal

REMINDER – Fall 2020 School Experience Survey

Take the Fall 2020 School Experience Survey!

The DOE invites all students in grades 6–12, parents and guardians of students in grades 3-K–12, and teachers to take the Fall 2020 School Experience Survey.

The goals of the survey are to: 

  • provide timely and actionable feedback to schools and field teams to improve both remote an in-person learning experiences and,
  • assist in planning for the spring semester

The survey is open from Tuesday, January 19, 2021 through Friday, February 5, 2021.

Links to the survey are available at schools.nyc.gov/experiencesurvey.

Fall 2020 School Experience Survey

Take the Fall 2020 School Experience Survey!

The DOE invites all students in grades 6–12, parents and guardians of students in grades 3-K–12, and teachers to take the Fall 2020 School Experience Survey.

The goals of the survey are to: 

  • provide timely and actionable feedback to schools and field teams to improve both remote an in-person learning experiences and,
  • assist in planning for the spring semester

The survey is open from Tuesday, January 19, 2021 through Friday, February 5, 2021.

Links to the survey are available at schools.nyc.gov/experiencesurvey.

Soft-Lock Down Drill – Parent Letter

December 10, 2020

Dear PS 101 Parents/Guardians:

Please be advised we will be holding our second Building Response Team drill during the month of December. The drill will be unannounced to better prepare our staff and students to follow procedures with emergency preparedness. The soft-lockdown drill will consist of students and staff understanding the command code for our General Response Protocol. Students are to follow teacher directions for a mock emergency in the building. Students will remain silent and quickly move out of sight and away from the door in the classroom. Teaching staff are trained to quickly retrieve any students in the hallway and lock their classroom door and wait for an ALL CLEAR announcement. Again, this is a drill and we want students and staff to become familiar with the drills so we are prepared in case of a real emergency situation.

Please review lockdown procedures with your child. Thank you for your cooperation in advance to ensure a safe learning environment for all.

Very truly yours,

Gregg Korrol,

Principal

Parent Workshop – OG – December 16 @ 9:15am

BUILDING THE FOUNDATION  –  THE ALPHABET

LETTERS, SOUNDS, SYLLABLE PATTERNS, RULES, DECODING, SPELLING, READING.

LEARN WITH US!

Join us for Parent Workshop to learn about Orton Gillingham (OG) – A Multi-Sensory Approach to teaching/learning phonics, reading, spelling and deciding on

Wednesday, December 16th at 9:15 am via ZOOM.

Our Orton Gillingham Lead Teacher/Coordinator, Ms. McGinn will share her knowledge and help you gain a better understanding of our schoolwide approach.

Break the Code to learning how to read and helping your child with the drills and rules with Orton Gillingham Methodology.

See it- VISUAL LEARNING

Hear it- AUDITORY LEARNING

Do it/Trace it- KINESTHETIC LEARNING

Please Save The Date and join in the learning fun on Wednesday, December 16th at 9:15 am.

Zoom Link Included: click and learn!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85427465242?pwd=bys0dnhJNU9EQnBVSDIwQVpCdGNQZz09

Meeting ID: 854 2746 5242

Passcode: 990556

One tap mobile +16465588656,,85427465242#,,,,,,0#,,990556# US (New York)

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

November PTA Meeting Agenda

PTA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Tuesday, 11/10/2020 @ 10:00 am via Zoom

AGENDA

  • Meeting Call to Order
  • Review of Minutes / Motion to Approve
  • President’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report/Motion to Approve Treasurer’s Report
  • Title 1 / SLT Update
  • Questions & Concerns Session
  • Motion to Adjourn
  • Text Box: UPCOMING DATES:
Nov 11	          Veterans Day (school closed)
Nov 26-27       Thanksgiving Recess (school closed)
Dec 24-Jan 1   Winter Recess (school closed) 
Dec 1	           December PTA Meeting

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT!

STAY UP-TO-DATE WITH US ON REMIND! 

Download the app or text 81010 with your child’s class code:

                             PRE-K………..………..@2387kkd

                             KINDERGARTEN…….@kg20202

                             1ST GRADE……………@ptaofps10

                             2nd GRADE……………@3kk46k

                             3rd GRADE…………….@gche83

                             4th GRADE…………….@bhb944

                             5th GRADE…………….@ptaofps101

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.

Character Dress Up Day on Friday, October 30th

Dear PS 101 Families:

Re: Fall Festival > Character Dress-Up Day on Friday, October 30th

In keeping up with traditions, we are permitting students on Friday, October 30th- GROUP C to report to school wearing their favorite character costumes. Families are welcome to send their child to school wearing a safe costume. Character masks are not allowed to be worn, as we need every child to wear a face mask/covering as per health and safety COVID precautions/mandates. Additionally, NO simulated weapons, knives, axes, guns or props are to be brought to school, as we must comply with Chancellor’s Regulations.

Students working remotely in GROUPS A-B-D are invited to dress-up wearing their favorite character costume while engaged in this experience during at home learning. Friday, October 30th will be a regular instructional day for students in-school and at-home

Please follow the guidelines below with in-person learning for GROUP C students:

*No specialty parties/celebrations are being held in the classrooms.                                                                                                   

*No candy/goody bags are to be sent in or distributed to the class.

In closing, our school staff of teachers will prepare and post a fall activity or fun learning task(s) (craft/word jumble/crossword/games) for students to engage in with extra-curricular work ONLY.

Thanks for your cooperation as we try to do our very best under the current COVID circumstances.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

Trauma Referrals for Families in Need

Dear PS 101 Parents and Guardians:

PS 101 is working with The Child Mind Institute to host the Student Success Program: Trauma Student Groups. If you have a child in grades 3-5 (ages 8+) that has experienced trauma and would benefit from this group, please reach out to our school counselor by email at kkipriadis2@schools.nyc.gov. The program is free and will be held remotely once per week after school hours for approximately 45 minutes. See more info below. It is a great option to offer to students who are struggling emotionally due to a traumatic event. They can accept up to 5 students.

Trauma Student Groups: A 12-session small group treatment for students ages 8-16 who demonstrate a range of coping difficulties following their exposure to one or more traumatic events. Through a combination of group skills training and individual sessions, students will learn healthy coping strategies to enhance their resilience and share about their experiences in a supportive environment.

More information about this organization and program can be found in the attached flyer and online here: https://childmind.org/our-impact/school-and-community/student-success-program/

Please feel free to call the school to speak with Guidance Counselor Kipriadis at 718-372-0221 for any additional information or inquiries regarding this learning opportunity.

Thank you,

Ms. Kipriadis