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

NYSESLAT Family Letter

Dear Parent/Guardian(s),

The NYSESLAT is given to all students who are identified as ELL/MLL by the New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners (NYSITELL). The purpose of the NYSESLAT is to annually assess the English language proficiency level of ELLs/MLLs enrolled in Grades K–12 in New York State schools. The test gives the state, schools, parents, and teachers valuable information about the English language development of ELLs/MLLs. 

The NYSESLAT includes multiple choice, short written response questions, long written response questions, and oral response questions in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English. Your child must take all parts of the test in order to receive a valid score. The questions on the NYSESLAT reflect the kinds of activities and tasks that your child would experience in the classroom.

Your child will be tested within the testing windows noted below:

April 11 – May 6Speaking session test window (one-on-one testing)* This window will be interrupted by Spring Break on April 15 – 24. *
May 9 – 20Session 1, 2, 3  test window for listening, reading and writing

There are absolutely no make-ups after May 20th.  It is paramount that your child(ren) attend school during this window or they will receive an invalid score.  If they receive an invalid score, his or her level will then default to the previous year’s results. If you have plans to take your child out of school at any time during the dates noted above, please contact Mrs. Rivera, at jleung@schools.nyc.gov or your child’s ESL/ENL teacher in writing or at (718) 372-0221.

📌 For more information about the NYSESLAT, please visit: 

http://www.nysed.gov/bilingual-ed/nysitell-and-nyseslat-parent-guides

The NYSESLAT parent guide is available in 22 languages, including Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Urdu, Russian, Albanian and Uzbek.  

📌 For samples of test questions, please visit: https://www.engageny.org/resource/new-york-state-english-a-second-language-achievement-test-nyseslat-sample-items-annotations 

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

PTA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP AGENDA & ELECTIONS – Tuesday 4/5/2022 @ 6:00pm via Zoom

PTA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP

Tuesday, 4/5/2022 @ 6:00 pm via Zoom (Registration in advance required

AGENDA

  • Meeting Call to Order
  • PTA Elections
  • SLT Elections
  • Family Engagement Program Update
  • Review of Minutes / Motion to Approve
  • President’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report/Motion to Approve Treasurer’s Report
  • SLT Update
  • Budget/Audit Committee
  • Questions & Concerns Session
  • Motion to Adjourn

UPCOMING DATES:

Mar 29-30      NYS ELA State Exam

Apr 15-22      Spring Recess (school closed)

Apr 26-27      NYS Math State Exam

May 2            Eid al-Fitr (school closed)

May 3             May PTA Meeting

May 30          Memorial Day (school closed)

PTA Meeting – Elections

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Spring is here and it is time to elect candidates for the Executive Board of our Parents Association for the 2022-2023 School year.  The elections will be held over Zoom in a virtual conference.  

In order to serve as an Executive Board Officer, you must be a Parent/Legal Guardian (as defined in Chancellor’s Regulation A-660) of a child attending this school. 

The following positions are open for nomination: (see responsibilities below)

President or (Co-Presidents)

Treasurer

Recording Secretary

Vice President(s)

Corresponding Secretary

Financial Secretary

Virtual Support Liason

The elections will take place on Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 at 6:00 pm.  Please register in advance at the link below for the meeting (registrations might not be validated after 3:00 pm on the day of the meeting):

https://nycdoe.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqd-isqT4pGdPGSgGEbM3_xwBrgkaxoylU

Upon entering the meeting, please change your screen name to your Child’s Class -First and Last Name Initials – Last 4 digits of OSIS to maintain anonymity. — for example John Smith with a daughter Audrey in class 201 and last 4 digit of OSIS of 1234, the code name should be changed to 201AS1234.

Sincerely,

The Nomination Committee

Students Returning to School with/without Medical Clearance

Dear PS 101 Families:

As we work together to ensure a healthy and safe learning environment, we rely on parent/guardian cooperation. Parents/Guardians should be diligent and responsible to ensure their child is feeling well to return/be in school. Students returning to school with or without medical clearance, must be symptom free. This includes 24 hours symptom free and without medication. Our main objective is to keep 101 safe.

Additionally, if your child is not feeling well, please take every precaution to keep your child home, visit the dr. and monitor him/her for symptoms with TLC!

Thank you in advance for your understanding and partnership.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

Update for Families on COVID-19 Health and Safety Policies from NYC DOE: March 4, 2022

Dear P.S. 101 Families:

Our “Stay Safe, Stay Open” plan has succeeded in allowing us to keep New York City public schools open and remain among the safest places for young people to be during the COVID-19 pandemic. As our schools did their part in reducing transmission rates, so have New Yorkers as a whole. We are pleased to announce that as a result, we will be implementing changes in our current COVID-19 health and safety policies in our schools in accordance with the latest guidance.

Mask Policy Updates

We are pleased to announce that, face coverings will be optional on school grounds for students in kindergarten through grade 12 beginning Monday, March 7.

To maintain the safety of our staff and students, we will continue to practice strict COVID-19 protocols, including increased ventilation, a daily health screening, and test kit distribution. Mask-wearing will become optional indoors, outside, and on school buses. Anyone who chooses to wear a mask may continue to do so, and your child may request a mask from their school if they need one.

The indoor mask mandate is still active for LYFE, EarlyLearn (Infants & Toddlers), 3-K, Pre-K, and 4410 classrooms. Children two years old and older, and all staff in these classrooms, must continue to wear a face covering indoors. Since children under the age of five are not yet eligible to receive the vaccine, face coverings remain our strongest defense against COVID-19 for our youngest learners.

In addition, any staff member or student in grades Kindergarten or higher returning on Day 6 following a positive COVID-19 diagnosis or after having COVID-19 symptoms without testing is still required to wear a well-fitting mask at all times on school property through Day 10.

Masks are strongly recommended for any staff member or student who knows they have been exposed to COVID-19 within the previous 10 days. Mask wearing is still required in medical rooms and nurses’ offices, as well as in School Based Health Centers. Nurses will have masks on hand for anyone entering who may need one.

Social Distancing

There are no requirements for social distancing in public spaces, including classrooms, cafeterias and auditoriums.

Visitor Policy

Visitors are still required to show proof of vaccination and complete the daily health screening (healthscreening.schools.nyc(Open external link)) before entering a DOE building.

Vaccination 

As a reminder, vaccination is the best tool we have to fight COVID-19 and to keep our schools safe for all our students. Children ages 5 and older are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If your child is eligible but not yet vaccinated against COVID-19, you can make an appointment for vaccination at vaccinefinder.nyc.gov(Open external link) or call 311 to find a vaccine site near you. The vaccine is free for all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration or insurance status. We thank you for your continued partnership.

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.