Tuesday Time with Drawing – Week 6



Dear PS 101 Families:

Did you know drawing is one of the oldest forms of human expression within the Visual Arts? There is much to be said about drawing in transferring a mental image to paper. Often, we may question ourselves with the how-to part of it. For this very reason, the introductory class/course with DRAWING with Marquis Studios will allow students the chance to learn slow and steady. Drawing is a form of expression in which our youngsters begin with and in some way, the start of the writing process to create an illustration.

These age/level/grade appropriate lesson videos, prepared by Teaching Artist Chiara, include the technical and artistic side to drawing. Please encourage your child to use these tools to forever become part of their toolkit in drawing- helpful hints and ideas for our young artists to make their very own.

Pre-Kindergarten-Kindergarten-Grade One-Grade Two

Week 6:

Grade Three-Grade Four-Grade Five

Week 6:



Gregg Korrol


June 2021 Parent Calendar

May 28, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians:

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

Thursday, June 3NYCDOE Chancellor’s Day> Student NON-ATTENDANCE Day. Our educators will be engaged in professional learning opportunities. School resumes as regularly scheduled for our in-person/remote learners on Friday, June 4th.
Tuesday, June 8NYCDOE Clerical Day> Student NON-ATTENDANCE Day. Our educators will be engaged in clerical work. School resumes as regularly scheduled for our in-person/remote learners on Wednesday, June 9th.
Wednesday, June 9New York State GRADE 4 SCIENCE Written EXAMAll Blended/In-Person/Remote students will be administered the exam in school on Wednesday, June 9th.In-Person students in COHORTS A/B/E will remain in school the entire day.Remote only students opting-in for NYS Science Exam will report to school at 8am and prepare for pick-up at 11am in the schoolyard.If so, you will be assigned a specific window of time to bring your child in for the exam and they must be picked up right after. ALL health protocols must be followed (Health Screener and Mask). More information forthcoming.
Thursday, June 105th Grade Awards Ceremony > Virtual Presentation with shared live viewing link
Friday, June 115th Grade Senior Trip
Friday, June 18Grade 5 Graduation > Virtual Presentation with shared live viewing link
Tuesday, June 22ndGrade Pre-Kindergarten Stepping Up > Virtual Presentation with shared live viewing link
Wednesday, June 23 Grade Kindergarten Stepping Up > Virtual Presentation with shared live viewing link
Friday, June 25Last day of school for all students with regular dismissal procedures/time
Monday, September 13FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

We hope this information will be helpful to you in planning for the month of June.  Please check our school website calendar for a list of all important dates.


Gregg Korrol, Principal

Tuesday Time with Drawing


Dear PS 101 Families:

Are you ready for a new Art Drawing activity? Get your pencils ready to sketch, crayons ready to draw and markers ready to color! We want to ensure our students are exposed to VISUAL ARTs to design and create. Drawing is known to be one of the oldest forms of human expression within the visual arts. Monochrome or with color, drawing generally includes marking lines and design with dry media, such as pencil, crayon, marker, colored pencil, chalk or pastel, etc. Encourage your child to explore these drawing opportunities with our very own artist, Chiara. Marquis Studios Teaching Artist, Chiara’s style includes a considerable emphasis on observation, problem-solving and composition. Have fun together and DRAW with this week’s age/level/grade appropriate video lesson!

*Pre-Kindergarten-Kindergarten-Grade One-Grade Two

Week 5:

*Grade Three-Grade Four-Grade Five

Week 5:



Gregg Korrol


PTA Agenda for June 1st Meeting


Tuesday, 6/1/2021 @ 10:00 am via Zoom


  • 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
  • Proposed Budget Review & Motion to Approve
  • Audit update
  • Questions & Concerns Session
  • Motion to Adjourn


June 3              Chancellor’s Conf Day (students not in

June 8              Clerical Day (students not in

June 25            Last Day of School


School Reopening for SY 2021-2022

May 24, 2021

Dear Families,

First, thank you. I know the past year has required resiliency, determination, flexibility, and sacrifices from all of
us, and from you in particular. You have taken on new roles that many of you never imagined you’d have to take
on, and have balanced so much while coping with losses and the many life challenges that COVID-19 brought
to us over the past year.

As we close out this school year, I am looking forward to the opportunity that lies before us to reimagine what
school is and means for your children. We know that we have to welcome our students back to a warm,
welcoming, and affirming learning environment that challenges them academically while lifting them up when
they need support.

As our schools work hard on re-imagining how we educate our children, I am excited to share with you our re-opening plans for fall 2021. Based on available health indicators, we will return to full-time, in-person learning
this September. This means that all students in grades 3-K through 12 will be learning in-person this fall.

All teachers and staff will also be returning to in-person instruction this fall. We are very grateful for the
dedication of all our principals, teachers and school staff and recognize the hard work they have done during this
challenging year, and we’re excited for your children to re-connect with their beloved teachers and school staff, in
addition to their peers, this fall.

As we prepare for your children, as well as teachers and staff, to return to schools, we will continue our
commitment to prioritize health and safety first. With a current rolling 7-day COVID positivity rate of 0.16% and
a consistently low transmission rate, our schools have a proven track record of being safe. We will meet whatever
the CDC social distancing requirements are in September, and we expect that the city’s continuously improving
health metrics may allow for more flexibility by the fall. Finally, in our commitment to keep health and safety a
top priority, we plan to adhere to the many health and safety measures we had in place this past school year,
including the following:
 Masks will continue to be a requirement in all of our school buildings
 Individuals with COVID-19 symptoms will continue to be required to stay at home
 Students, teachers and staff will continue to complete the daily health screener at home
 Every school building will continue to have a nurse
 Every classroom will have working ventilation systems
 On-site COVID-19 testing will continue in school buildings as recommended by the latest health
 The Situation Room will continue to support schools with next steps if there are positive cases

We know that many of our students have not attended school in-person since March of 2020, and that returning
to school in-person this fall will be an adjustment. We promise to do everything we can to welcome your children
back and provide the supports needed to ensure a positive homecoming. We’ve already made investments to hire
more teachers and social workers, and will have academic and social-emotional learning programs available to
support our students. Here are some ways that we are supporting with the transition now, and we encourage you
and your children to participate: Chancellor’s Borough-Wide Family Forums: I am hosting borough-wide family town halls to hear more from you about this fall, and how we can use our resources to ensure a positive homecoming for your children and provide an enriching and challenging academic experience that integrates social-emotional learning.

To learn more and register, please visit us here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/get-involved/families/family-empowerment/chancellor-porter-s-family-forums

School Open Houses: Starting in June and throughout the summer, every school will host open houses for
families to visit, take a tour, and learn about the health and safety precautions in place that have kept our schools
safe over the last year. Your child’s school will be in touch with you about when these will be scheduled, and we
encourage you to participate to learn more.

Summer Rising: In partnership with the Department of Youth and Community Development, we are so excited
to provide an enriching, fun and joyful summer camp experience for any interested student. We encourage your
child to join us – to be welcomed back into their school communities, re-connect with teachers and staff, and get
ready for fall while having fun! Families can sign up here: https://discoverdycd.dycdconnect.nyc/home

Thank you for your partnership, your engagement, and your dedication to your children’s education over the last
year. I am in awe of how our communities came together to lift each other up to ensure our children had the best
experience possible despite enormous challenges. I am looking forward to partnering with you, learning from
you, and leveraging all we‘ve done together over the last year to create a new normal starting in September – one
that is warm and welcoming, affirming and enriching, and exciting and challenging – for each one of your

In partnership,
Meisha Porter
New York City Schools Chancellor

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program for Families

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program to Families

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched a short-term Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program, which will provide reduced cost broadband internet service for eligible New York City households during the COVID-19 pandemic. All families with a student enrolled in a DOE school or program are eligible for this benefit, and funds will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis until the program has exhausted available funds or six months after the US Department of Health and Human services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency.

Families can find out if they are eligible, apply for the program, and find participating broadband providers via the USAC website. There are two types of benefits available to eligible households: 

  • Monthly Benefit: a discount of up to $50/month for broadband service, equipment, and device rentals; or 
  • One-time Device Discount: up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of $10 – $50), where available. 

Families can visit the FCC’s EBB webpage and view this FAQ to learn more about the EBB program. Translated materials are available via the following links: SpanishArabicAmharicBurmeseChineseFrenchHaitian CreoleKoreanPortugueseRussianSomaliTagalog, and Vietnamese

If families have questions or require support with an application, they can email EBBHelp@usac.org or call (833) 511-0311.

Ice Cream Sales Resume at P.S. 101

Dear PS 101 Families:

We are happy to announce our plans to resume ice cream sales to our students this week. Returning to fundraising will allow us to generate much needed funds for our school.

With students eating in their homerooms during designated periods, we will be coming around to classrooms with ice cream selections for children to purchase. For those students who are interested in buying a sweet treat to enjoy after their lunch, you can send your child to school with money sealed in an envelope. Please make sure the envelope is clearly labeled with your child’s name and class.  All ice cream selections will be sold for $1.00!

Let’s bring a happy smile to your child’s face with the perfect spring dessert! ICE CREAM sales will begin Monday, May 17th for $1.00.

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


Gregg Korrol


Tuesday Time with Yoga!


Dear PS 101 Families:

The primary mission of our partnership with Marquis Studios is to inspire, educate and enlighten our students. The yoga experience will provide this opportunity for our students and their families.

It has been our goal to empower our students, teachers and parents with yoga-inspired exercises to promote a lifetime of wellness. We urge you to use this vision to motivate your child to engage in these lesson videos as we cover unit 9 to help develop body-mind awareness and the ability to nurture their own well-being. NAMASTE!

Here are session 9 peardeck links to share with your child accordingly with their age/level:

Grades K-2: https://app.peardeck.com/student/tlqqrajim

Grades 3-5: https://app.peardeck.com/student/ttlkixafj

Create a great day! The choice is yours!


Gregg Korrol


April Parent Calendar

March 26, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians:

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

Monday, March 29- Friday, April 2SCHOOL CLOSED – SPRING RECESS
Monday, April 5Return to school
Wednesday, April 7

Friday April 9
Pre-K Registration Deadline

Opt-In for Blended Learning Deadline
Tuesday, April 6PTA Meeting @ 10am via Zoom – Details to follow
Monday, April 19 – Thursday, April 29ELA Standardized Exam – Grades 3, 4, 5

Blended Students/In-Person will be taking the exam in school on one of the days provided. (parents will be notified of the date)

Remote only Students have the choice if they want to come in to PS 101 to take the exam. (A form will be coming out after Spring Break for you to say if you want your child to take the test.) If so, you will be assigned a specific window of time to bring your child in for the exam and they must be picked up right after. ALL health protocols must be followed (Health Screener and Mask).

More information forthcoming.

We hope this information will be helpful to you in planning for the month of April.


Gregg Korrol,