Share Information about COVID-19 Vaccine Course with Families

The DOE’s Parent University invites families to attend a one-hour virtual course entitled, “COVID-19 Vaccines: What You Need to Know,” which will be held at 10:00 a.m. and at 6:00 p.m. on September 29. The course is being taught by experts from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), and includes updates about COVID-19 vaccines, as well as a live question-and-answer session. Please share the information with families as soon as possible, by backpacking home this flyer with students in your school. 

As previously shared, the DOE’s Parent University seeks to educate and empower all families from early childhood through adulthood, with free courses, resources, events, and activities. Please continue to make families in your school community aware of this resource by emailing these flyers; translated versions are available in all DOE-supported languages on the Family and Community Empowerment (FACE) family-facing webpage

“Coffee with Korrol” Resumes 2021

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. Pre-K and Kindergarten – Friday, October 15th at 9:30am
  2. Fifth Grade – Friday, October 22nd at 9:30am
  3. First Grade – Friday, October 29th at 9:30am
  4. Fourth Grade – Friday, November 5th at 9:30am
  5. Second Grade – Friday, November 19th at 9:30am
  6. Third Grade – Friday, December 3rd at 9:30am

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.


Gregg Korrol

PTA Meeting Tuesday 9/21/21


Tuesday, 9/21/2021 @ 10:00 am via Zoom (meeting info will be sent to via Remind)

  • 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



Oct 5              October PTA meeting

Oct 11            Italian Heritage Day (school closed)

Nov 2             Election Day, full remote instructional day

Nov 2             November PTA meeting

Nov 11           Veteran’s Day (school closed)

Nov 25-26      Thanksgiving Recess (school closed)

What’s Happening in NYC Public Schools Update: Week of September 13-17, 2021

Dear PS 101 Families:

We were thrilled to welcome students back to the classroom—and in-person learning—this week! It was a joyous homecoming as students, teachers, school staff, and families reconnected in schools throughout the city. We are proud to once again be serving our students in safe, healthy, supportive classrooms where they can grow socially, emotionally, and academically. Please visit this DOE website for the most up-to-date information on the historic 2021-22 school year:

For more information about important forms to complete, COVID-19 vaccination and testing, quarantine protocols and remote instruction, and resources to receive help, you can read more here: What’s Happening in NYC Public Schools, Week of September 13-17

Translations are posted at

Student-Parent Handbook 2021-2022

Dear PS 101 Families:

Our Student-Parent Handbook will serve you with pertinent information regarding NYC procedures and academic policies. It will also include PS 101 school-level protocols in which all families and students must abide by and respect. Please refer to this handbook:

Thank you for your cooperation to ensure the best experiences for our school community.

Gregg Korrol

Free Summer Meals

Starting June 28 and through the summer, all New Yorkers can receive free “Grab & Go” meals across the city.

No registration, documentation, or ID is required.

Meals locations are open to children, families, and the general public daily, Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Vegetarian meals are available at all locations, and Kosher and Halal meals are offered at select locations.

Locations will be searchable using the online tool, or via the School Food app, beginning June 25.   

REMINDER – Remote Kindergarten Families – Materials Pick-Up Thursday, June 24

Dear REMOTE Kindergarten Families:

Please be advised of our final pick-up of your child’s academic materials for the 2020-2021 school year. This pick-up will include your child’s Stepping-Up certificate, a special end of year gift and student work portfolios (if applicable).

On Thursday, June 24th, please arrange to report to the PS 101 schoolyard between 9am-10am to pick-up your child’s packet.

As a reminder, it is essential for you to follow health and safety restrictions on school grounds. Teachers will have prepared labeled baggies for your child. We have set-up a specific time slot for learning material(s) pick-up in our schoolyard with the following safety guidelines:

*You must enter through the 24th Avenue gated entrance.
*No persons will be permitted in the schoolyard without facemasks.
*We ask for ONE member of each family to pick-up the packets. 
*It is necessary for all visitors to follow social distancing requirements with 6 feet apart when coming to and from the PS 101 schoolyard.
*We will have staff members set up with tables in the schoolyard for a smooth distribution of materials.

We ask for your cooperation in advance to assist us and following instructions. 


Gregg Korrol

Cavallaro Summer Assignment for Incoming 6th Graders

Re: Students attending IS 281 in September, 2021

Greetings Grade 5 Graduates and Families:

Hard work always pays off! To better prepare you and your child for the giant leap to Intermediate School, summer is an ideal time for your child to practice what they’ve learned and challenge them for 6th grade learning tasks. Principal Bender and the IS 281 ELA department have prepared English Language Arts assignments for completion. The attached summer assignments have just been released for students preparing to attend for IS 281 in September, 2021, which can also be found on the IS 281 website: IS

If you have any questions, please contact our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Margaret Lloyd at (347) 563-4680 or via email at You may also contact IS 281 school staff directly at (718) 996-6706.


Gregg Korrol