Safety Issues – Dogs

Dear PS 101 Families:


As per the safety of the students, staff and parents, we are asking that you keep dogs away from all dismissal areas.  Although dogs can be friendly, it is important that you comply with our request to prevent any future problems.  Man’s best friend can also frighten our youngsters with loud barking and rapid activity in the schoolyard.

We appreciate your cooperation regarding this matter in providing our students with safe dismissal procedures.  Please be sure to have your dog on a leash at all times and away from all dismissal areas.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Gregg Korrol


Lunchtime Activities

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Many students have asked if they can bring small toys such as a rubrics cube or cards to lunch. As we won’t be going outside on cold days, we will allow students to bring these items on a trial basis; meaning, we will try this out and see how it goes.

Please note that PS 101 staff will not be responsible if these items get lost or broken, or if they let someone else play with it and it breaks. It is up to you as the parent to decide if you want to allow your child to bring something in with the knowledge that it’s up to your child to be responsible for their own item. I highly recommend not sending in anything that may be of value, for example, some playing cards (ex: Pokemon cards may have value).
*Please note digital devices such as phones, video games or tables are not allowed.

Please speak with your child about this and remind them the importance of being responsible and that it’s a privilege which can be taken away if they do not respect each others property or if it interferes with student safety.



BRT Drill – December 2019

BRT Drill – 12-2019

December 5, 2019

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,