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:
Re: Fall Festival > Character Dress-Up Day on Friday, October 30th
In keeping up with traditions, we are permitting students on Friday, October 30th- GROUP C to report to school wearing their favorite character costumes. Families are welcome to send their child to school wearing a safe costume. Character masks are not allowed to be worn, as we need every child to wear a face mask/covering as per health and safety COVID precautions/mandates. Additionally, NO simulated weapons, knives, axes, guns or props are to be brought to school, as we must comply with Chancellor’s Regulations.
Students working remotely in GROUPS A-B-D are invited to dress-up wearing their favorite character costume while engaged in this experience during at home learning. Friday, October 30th will be a regular instructional day for students in-school and at-home
Please follow the guidelines below with in-person learning for GROUP C students:
*No specialty parties/celebrations are being held in the classrooms.
*No candy/goody bags are to be sent in or distributed to the class.
In closing, our school staff of teachers will prepare and post a fall activity or fun learning task(s) (craft/word jumble/crossword/games) for students to engage in with extra-curricular work ONLY.
Thanks for your cooperation as we try to do our very best under the current COVID circumstances.
PS 101 is working with The Child Mind Institute to host the Student Success Program: Trauma Student Groups. If you have a child in grades 3-5 (ages 8+) that has experienced trauma and would benefit from this group, please reach out to our school counselor by email at email@example.com. The program is free and will be held remotely once per week after school hours for approximately 45 minutes. See more info below. It is a great option to offer to students who are struggling emotionally due to a traumatic event. They can accept up to 5 students.
Trauma Student Groups: A 12-session small group treatment for students ages 8-16 who demonstrate a range of coping difficulties following their exposure to one or more traumatic events. Through a combination of group skills training and individual sessions, students will learn healthy coping strategies to enhance their resilience and share about their experiences in a supportive environment.
The health and safety of our communities remains our top priority, and we will continue to take all appropriate measures to help keep our students, families, and staff members safe. Recently, we shared some information with you regarding Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). Although we do not have any new updates to report, guidance issued by DOHMH remains in place, and we urge you to visit nyc.gov/health at any time for this important information related to MIS-C. There, you will also find the MIS-C Fact Sheet, provided last week and translated into multiple languages here.
As a reminder for the health of all children in New York City, all children over the age of two who can medically tolerate a face covering must wear one when they are outside their home if they cannot maintain physical distance from others. Free face coverings are available at DOE Meal Hubs in all five boroughs—you can find one close to you on the DOE website. Physical distancing and good hygiene remain critical, even while wearing a face covering. When outside the home, adults and children should maintain at least 6 feet of distance between themselves and others whenever possible.
We will continue to communicate with you on a weekly basis regarding MIS-C and provide updates, if any. Please visit nyc.gov/health at any time for the latest information on MIS-C, and please contact 311 with any questions.
Sincerely, Richard A. Carranza Chancellor New York City Department of Education
We are happy to share the Pre-Kindergarten application deadline has now been extended to Sunday, March 29th. Our school community may apply for children age-appropriate to attend pre-kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year in the following ways:
Sweets & Bake Shop Fundraiser – Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
Dear Students and Parents/Guardians:
P.S. 101 will be hosting a June Sweets & Cake/Bake Shop Fundraiser on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020. We will be hosting this school Bake Sale to raise funds for our students suffering from Leukemia and/or Lymphoma. This cake/bake sale with will enable students to purchase sweet treats and donations will go to patients suffering from blood diseases and support the mission for a cure!
Through this endeavor and schoolwide service in learning project, your students will learn about leadership, humanitarian efforts and will inspire and change people’s lives. We are asking students to bring store-bought donations of any kind to school on – Wednesday, March 18th, 2020– such as cookies, brownies, cupcakes, candy treats and cake pops, etc. Any type of dessert donation will be welcomed and much appreciated. The students should bring in spending money in order to make a sweet treats purchase at lunchtime.
Thank you very much for your cooperation and generosity.
Your Little Lighthouse Team (LLT) and LLT Coordinators, Ms. Bova and Ms. Kipriadis
Our Little Lighthouse Team is excited to tell you about a very special program we are coordinating at our school in conjunction with Crayola. It’s called Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing program devised to repurpose used markers rather than sending them to landfills!
The ColorCycle program has repurposed more than 70 tons of expended markers in the United States and Canada since 2013, and uses the most advanced plastic conversion technologies available today to make wax compounds for asphalt and roofing shingles as well as to generate electricity that can be used to heat homes, cook food, and power vehicles.
All around PS 101, students and teachers will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded. Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house- even non-Crayola brands! Highlighters and dry erase markers can also be included. Drop-off boxes will be located in the main entrance for your child to deposit the markers.
Thank you in advance for participating! With the help of parents like you across the country, the Crayola ColorCycle program can continue to keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year.
Remember, don’t throw out that used marker—ColorCycle it!
Ms. Kipriadis, Ms. Bova, and PS 101’s Little Lighthouse Team