Clap Out for 5th Grade Graduates

Dear Parents/Guardians of Grade 5 Students:

As our senior class of 2019 officially graduates from PS 101, we will be clapping our senior students out from the main entrance of school on Wednesday, June 26th at 11:45 am. We encourage you to join us in celebrating our graduates from the main entrance and clap them out- congratulating them on their time spent here at PS 101. Our gestures of support and motivation will inspire our youngsters will a lasting memory of all those staff members who made a difference in their elementary career.

Please join us at 11:45 am on our front steps and main entrance-way as we form a long line of solidarity and cheer our future stars to their next step into success.

We thank you in advance and look forward to seeing you share in this special farewell to our Graduating Class of 2019. Please join us for our annual clap-out!


Gregg Korrol



Parent Letter – Last Day of School

Parent Letter – Last Day of School

June 18, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The Department of Education has informed us that the last day of school, Wednesday, June 26, 2019 has been designated as a half day. Accordingly, Grades K-5 will be dismissed at 11:20 am.

Lunch will be served to regular hot lunch children and bus service will be provided as usual.

The last day of ExpandED is Thursday, June 20, 2019 (new date)

Report cards will be distributed by classroom teachers on Wednesday, June 26th:

  • Report cards of absentees may be picked up (only by a parent/guardian) between 12:30 and 3:00 p.m. on June 26, 2019 OR between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm on June 27th and June 28th.

Please contact our Parent coordinator, Margaret Lloyd via email at to schedule a report card pick-up in July and August.

Lunch will be served to regular hot lunch children and bus service will be provided as usual.




Gregg Korrol


Parent Letter – Preparation for 2019-2020 School Year

Parent Letter June 17

June 17, 2019

Dear PS 101 Parents/Guardians:

The year has gone by so fast and I’m proud of the work my teachers, support staff and students have accomplished to meet state standards and progress with reading, writing and mathematics. I encourage you to work with your child over the summer with just the right mix of fun in the sun, family time, new experiences and friends and studying to reinforce the skills learned this year- reading every day, writing, discussion and mental math and hands-on learning with serve as a recipe for student success. You are your child’s first teacher and they will always follow your lead- so I urge you to lead by example and set expectations and a partnership that will ensure growth.

As the school year at P.S. 101 comes to a close, we have begun preparation for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Much of the preparation includes the creation of classes for the next year. Placement of students is a careful and deliberate process involving many considerations. Some of which are:

*Academic strengths and weakness areas of improvement

*Work habits and motivation

*Social, emotional and intellectual development

*Learning style

*Special needs (services and IEP mandates)

*Gender balance

*Interpersonal relationships

Each class profile reflects our collaborative efforts to ensure our children are placed appropriately. Therefore, in fairness to all students and families, I can assure you that every child receives full consideration in determining class placement.

The administration and staff appreciate your support as we work together to develop our student’s minds and hearts. Have a wonderful summer vacation! Enjoy the time spent with your children and send them back to us in September well, happy, and ready to succeed.




Gregg Korrol



Reminder: Kindergarten “Stepping Up”

Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony-Reminder

June 17, 2019

Dear Kindergarten Families:

We are pleased to invite you to our kindergarten “Stepping Up” ceremony on Thursday, June 20th. Our little ones will be taking their giant leap to first grade with songs and celebrations to commemorate the fine job they have done in Kindergarten. Doors will open at 8:45 am, enabling families to take their seats. The ceremony will begin at 9:00 am sharp.  Please make child-care accommodations for any younger siblings, as space is very limited.

Students will perform and sing some favorite songs and special surprises for you, along with a special photo montage of beautiful memories captured throughout the school year. Teachers will be hosting class party celebrations at the conclusion of the certificates.  Ceremonies will be held in homerooms this year.  Due to space limitations and considerations, only 2 tickets will be given on behalf of each student to take part and enjoy the “Stepping Up”.  We ask for your cooperation in advance.

We look forward to seeing you and your family on this special day, as we celebrate the accomplishments of our kindergarteners moving up to first grade.

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

Please save the date: Thursday, June 20that 9 am start time- doors will open for seating at 8:45 am.

Gregg Korrol, Principal


*Attached:  Two (2) tickets for your admittance

NYC School Account – Parent Letter

NYC School Account Letter 2019

June 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians of PS 101:

As the end of the school year approaches, you should ensure your accessibility and activation of the NYC Schools Account:

We want to support our families who wish to create a NYC Schools Account In order to view your child’s attendance, report-card grades, progress towards graduation, NYC FITNESSGRAM results, and assessment scores. Beginning this upcoming September, the NYC Schools Account will also display student transportation information, including transportation eligibility, MetroCard type (if eligible), transportation bus schedule by day and time, and school session-time information for your perusal. The information is important for having a shared hand in your child’s education. You are strongly encouraged to create a NYC Schools Account if you haven’t already done so yet.

You can view your child’s reports on NYC Schools Account in addition to viewing enrollment history at both the student’s home school and the shared instruction school(s). Each shared instruction school will display on the NYCSA Student Profile screen in a new section labeled “Additional Locations.” This year’s assessments will be released at the end of this school year. You can also access the link through our school website Fitness Gram reports are prepared with data collected from Physical Education activities and we empower you to reinforce the idea that students can be healthy within a range of health and fitness measures. The NYC FITNESSGRAM is designed to jumpstart conversations in schools, homes, and 101 community. Think about how you can encourage and promote these conversations with your child. Like any instruction, learning how to get and stay healthy is a process that is most successful when school and families work together. NYC FITNESSGRAM is not criterion referenced. Students are not competing against one another or against a standardized norm. Information is expressed in terms of whether the individual is in or out of the Healthy Fitness Zone based on the student’s age and gender. This report is not a class grade or a test grade, it is information that students, families, and health care providers can use to set health and fitness goals for students.

Our Parent Coordinator, Ms.Margaret Lloyd is assigned the role as our Family Access Manager enabling you to create NYC Schools Accounts. Ms. Lloyd is readily available to guide and assist you in completion and full school participation. For parent resources, you may visit the NYC Schools Account website directly. If you have suggestions or questions about FAM or NYC Schools Account, please contact Ms. Margaret Lloyd at (1-347-563-4680).




Gregg Korrol



Tips for Safe Travel This Summer – NYC Department of Health

Tips for Safe Travel This Summer
It is important to keep your family safe and healthy if you plan to travel to another country this summer. Getting sick during your travels can prevent you from enjoying your trip. You may also have symptoms when you return home, which can prevent you from going to work and your children from going to school. Here are some ways you can protect your family’s health before and during your trip:
See your health care provider at least four to six weeks before your trip.
-Tell your doctor where you are traveling so they can prescribe the right medicines and/or vaccines to prevent you and your family from getting sick.
-Some of these medicines and vaccines take time to provide full protection. Visiting your
health care provider early helps to make sure you are fully protected before your trip.
-Make sure all other routine vaccinations are up to date.
-Check that your family is immune to measles before your trip by talking with your health care provider. There are large outbreaks of measles in Europe and Israel, as well as in South America, Africa and Asia. Infants ages 6 to 11 months should also be vaccinated against measles before any international travel.
Follow these tips if you are in areas where food or water safety is a concern:
-Avoid eating fruits or vegetables that cannot be peeled.
-Make sure all your food is thoroughly cooked and served hot.
-Drink bottled water or disinfect water by boiling it for at least one minute. Some places may not have water that you can drink safely from the faucet.
-Wash hands often with soap and water before preparing and eating food.
-Protect yourself and your children against bug bites. Use insect repellent with DEET and wear longsleeved shirts and long pants. Sleep under an insecticide-treated bed net if you’re staying somewhere that does not have screens on the windows or doors, or if the screens are damaged.
-Do not pet or feed unfamiliar animals, even if they look safe.
For more information and specific advice on the country you are visiting, visit and click the blue “TRhIP” button for more information.

PTA Agenda – June Meeting

Agenda for June 2019 meeting

Parent Teacher Association of P.S. 101

2360 Benson Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11214


Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 @ 8:30 am


  • Meeting Call to Order
  • Review of Minutes/Motion to Approve
  • President’s Report
    • Updates on Fundraisers and Important Dates
  • Treasurer’s Report/Motion to Approve Treasurer’s Report
  • Review/Approve Proposed budget
  • Title1 update
  • SLT Update
  • Questions & Concerns Session
  • Motion to Adjourn


 Upcoming Dates:

June 11th                            Clerical Day (Non-Attendance Day)

June 20th                            Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony

June 21st                             5th Grade Graduation

June 26th                            Last Day of School