PTA Association Nomination Form

Nomination form memo 2019

Parent Teacher Association

March 28th, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Spring is here and it is time to select candidates for the Executive Board of our Parents Teacher Association for the 2019-2020 School year.   Please note elections will take place at our PTA Meeting for Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 at 8:30am in the School Cafeteria.


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 attached)

President or (Co-Presidents)

Vice President


Recording Secretary

Corresponding Secretary


At our Parents Association Meeting held on  March 5th, 2019,  the following Nominating Committee was formed: Ms. Noelle Benson, Ms. Barbara Payne, & Ms. Annie Yuan.


Anyone wishing to be considered by the Nominating Committee for candidacy of these positions should fill out the following tear off and return to PTA Room NO LATER THAN April 8th, 2019.


Parent Association of P.S. 101                                                         Attn: Nominating Committee 2019

Please fill out ALL information and print clearly. Any incomplete or ineligible submission will not be considered.




Email address______________________________________________________________________________


Child’s Name________________________________________ Child’s Class________­_______________


Position you are interested in_____________________________________________________________


DISTRIBUTION DATE:  March 28th, 2019

The Parents Association will not held responsible for lost, misplaced or undelivered notices/forms.


PTA Sponsored Senior Trip 2019

Senior Trip Memo 2019


                                                                                                                                    March 29th, 2019


Dear Senior Parents & Guardians:

It is with great pleasure that the PTA announces this year’s Senior Trip!

We are bringing the Senior Class of 2019 to Dave & Buster’s Staten Island on May 15th, 2019. We will be departing school at 8:30 am (DO NOT be late, as you will miss the bus!) The day will be full of activities (such as arcade games) from 10:00 am -1:00 pm, with lunch served in a designated dining area.  Each child will get a Dave & Buster’s Power Card with credit toward unlimited games for the day.

Food will be served buffet style with choice of food that includes: *NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGES ARE PERMITTED*

  • Mini burgers with Hawaiian roll
  • Four cheese pizza bites
  • Crispy Chicken bites
  • Baked Mac & Cheese
  • French Fries
  • Unlimited soda



The cost for the trip is $30 per child. ONLY CASH PAYMENTS or bank checks/money orders made payable to PS 101 PTA will be accepted. No personal checks. ALL money must be in NO LATER THAN April 18th, 2019. Please note we cannot accept payment after that date.  Please return the bottom slip with full price in a sealed envelope clearly marked – ‘Senior Trip’ with your child’s name and class.


Three parent chaperones per class will be permitted. If you are interested, kindly submit a letter of request

to your child’s teacher before April 15th. Your child’s classroom teacher will reply informing you

whether or not you have been selected to accompany the class. If you are selected to attend, the fee will be

$30 as well and will include the same itinerary/menu your child is entitled to.


We are expected to return for 2:20 pm but with traffic concerns from Staten Island, we may not be on time. We will use the REMIND or CLASS MESSENGER app to notify you if we are running late on our return to the school.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Parent Teacher Association by email at, or by phone on (718) 372-0221.


The VerrazZano School PTA


GRADE 5 SENIOR TRIP 2019                                                                                      Attn:   PTA  (By April 18th, 2019)

 Cash, money order or bank check made payable to The PTA of PS 101.  Personal checks will not be accepted.



Child’s Name:___________________________________________                   Class: __________________

Amount Enclosed: ____$30____________

Method of Payment:_________________________

Parent’s Signature: ______________________________________


_____I give my child permission to attend the SENIOR TRIP to Dave & Buster’s Staten Island on May 15th, 2019.

Enclosed you will find the total cost of trip $30.00

Agenda for PTA Meeting – April

Agenda for April 2019 meeting


Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 @ 8:30 am




  • Meeting Call to Order
  • Review of Minutes/Motion to Approve
  • Election for PTA Board
  • Election for SLT Positions
  • President’s Report
    • Updates on Fundraisers and Important Dates
  • Treasurer’s Report/Motion to Approve Treasurer’s Report
  • Nomination Committee
  • Title1 update
  • SLT Update
  • Questions & Concerns Session
  • Motion to Adjourn



Upcoming Dates:

Apr 2 & 3                             NYS ELA Testing

Apr 12                                  Bake Sale

Apr 19-26                           Spring Recess (School Closed)

May 1 & 2                            NYS Math Testing

May 6-8                                Mother’s Day Boutique

May 7                                    Next PTA meeting

May 9                                    Spring Pictures

May 10                                 Bake Sale

May 15                                 Senior Trip

May 20                                 4th Grade Field Trip

May 22                                 3rd Grade Field Trip

May 22                                 Dance Festival (K-2nd grade)

May 24                                 5th Grade Field Trip

Don’t Sweat the Test!

Don’t Sweat the Test – Parent Letter 2019                                           


                       Dress in your comfy sweatshirts and sweatpants

to take your state tests!

Dear PS 101 Families:

Our third, fourth and fifth graders are ready to take their ELA standardized state exams next week. In order to create comfortable and cozy days for testing, we are encouraging all students and staff to wear their comfy sweats on Tuesday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 3.

Dressing in your comfy favorites will ensure our students are relaxed in their sweatshirts/sweatpants and take on the test with confidence. We want our students to celebrate all they have learned and to always remember, DON’T SWEAT THE TEST!




Gregg Korrol



April 2019 Parent Calendar

April Calendar 2019

March 29, 2019

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.


Tuesday, April 2 NYS ELA Exam (Grades 3, 4, 5) Day One
Wednesday, April 3 NYS ELA Exam (Grades 3, 4, 5) Day Two
Friday, April 5 “Coffee with Korrol” at 8:30am.  All Grade 1 parents are invited only.
Tuesday, April 9 PTA Meeting @ 8:30AM (All parents are invited)
Friday, April 12 PTA Sponsored Bake Sale (All store-bought donations are welcomed)
Thursday, April 18 Leader of the Month-“Pancakes with Percaccio” @ 7:30AM (selected students with their parents, grades K-5)
Friday, April 19 – Friday, April 26 SCHOOL CLOSED – SPRING RECESS
Monday, April 29 Students return to school.



  • Wednesday, May 1– NYS Math Exam (Grades 3, 4 & 5) = DAY ONE
  • Thursday, May 2–NYS Math Exam (Grades 3, 4 & 5)=DAY TWO
  • Tuesday, May 7 – 5th Grade Arts Showcase
  • Monday, May 6 – Wednesday, May 8 – Mother’s Day Boutique Sponsored by PTA
  • Thursday, May 9 – PTA Sponsored Spring Pictures
  • Friday, May 10 – School Spirit Day – Twin Day
  • Wednesday, May 15 – Senior Trip to Dave & Buster’s
  • Monday, May 20th – 4th Grade Field Trip
  • Wednesday, May 22 – 3rd Grade Field Trip & Early Childhood Dance Festival @ Cavallaro
  • Thursday, May 23 – Leader of the Month – “Pancakes with Percaccio” @ 7:30am (selected students with their parents, grades K-5)
  • Friday, May 24 – 5th Grade Field Trip
  • Thursday, May 30 – Drama Show






Bowling Club for Grades 3, 4 & 5

Bowling Letter 2019

Dear P.S. 101 Parents and Guardians,

P.S. 101 would love to give grades 3, 4 and 5 the opportunity to join a weekly bowling team. Bowling is a great way for kids to make friends and learn how to synergize. In order to create a bowling league, we would like to have an idea of how many students would be interested in becoming a member of this club. If there are enough dedicated students who want to join, staff members will contact local bowling alleys in Bensonhurst to find out the specific details. Although staff members will be present, parents/guardians are expected to supervise their child.

If your child is interested in becoming a member of P.S. 101’s bowling team, please complete and send in the tear off slip below by 4/03/2019. In the upcoming weeks, there will be an updated letter that will be sent home confirming if there will be a team, which will provide more information.

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Yes, my child is interested in joining P.S. 101’s bowling team.

Child’s name: _______________________________

Child’s class number: _________________________

Preferred time (please circle one):  4:30PM,  5:00PM,  5:30PM

Parent signature: ____________________________

Date: ________________

*Please return this slip to Ms. Schropp in room 317*


NYC Graduate Profile

Dear New York City Parents,
New York City public school students are the future of our city, our state, and our democracy.  Since Chancellor Richard Carranza arrived in April 2018, the DOE has been asking educators, parents, students, and community leaders what they envision an NYC graduate to look like.  We’ve heard from thousands of New Yorkers so far, and we want to engage thousands more to make sure the unified vision of an NYC graduate is one that we build together, and one that all of us can rally around.
Watch our video to learn more about the New York City Graduate Profile.
Today, we’re asking you to spend some time giving us feedback and helping us prioritize some of the ideas that we have heard most often from you.  In this survey (available in all DOE languages) you’ll find these ideas organized into three areas: Knowledge;  Experiences; and Skills.
These are the concepts we’ve heard the most frequently so far, but we want to reflect them back to you to see what resonates the most.  We expect to take your feedback forward into some focus groups that will help us ultimately define our shared vision of an NYC graduate.  We want to be clear about what makes NYC public school graduates stand out.
Thank you in advance for your time, and for your support of NYC public schools.
Linda Chen, Chief Academic Officer
Hydra Mendoza, Deputy Chancellor for Community Empowerment, Partnerships, and Communication
Estimados padres de la Ciudad de Nueva York:
Los estudiantes de las escuelas públicas de la Ciudad de Nueva York son el futuro de nuestra ciudad, nuestro estado y nuestra democracia. Desde que llegó el canciller Richard Carranza, en abril de 2018, el Departamento de Educación (DOE) ha pedido a los educadores, padres, estudiantes y líderes de la comunidad que describan su visión de un graduado de la Ciudad de Nueva York. Hemos escuchado a miles de neoyorquinos y queremos saber la opinión de miles más para crear juntos una visión unificada del graduado de la Ciudad de Nueva York con la que todos nos podamos identificar.
En este video podrán obtener más información sobre el perfil del graduado de la Ciudad de Nueva York.
Les pedimos que nos den su opinión y nos ayuden a priorizar algunas de las ideas que más hemos escuchado de ustedes. En esta encuesta, (disponible en español y en todos los idiomas del DOE), estas ideas están organizadas en tres áreas: Conocimientos; Experiencias; y Habilidades.
Estos son los conceptos que hemos escuchado con más frecuencia, pero queremos que nos digan cuáles consideran que son los más importantes. Esperamos compartir sus comentarios con grupos focales para que nos ayuden a definir nuestra visión compartida de lo que representa un graduado de la Ciudad de Nueva York. Queremos tener una idea clara de lo que hace que los graduados de las escuelas públicas de la Ciudad de Nueva York se destaquen.
Gracias de antemano por su tiempo y su apoyo a las escuelas públicas de la Ciudad de Nueva York.
Linda Chen, directora general de asuntos académicos
Hydra Mendoza, vicecanciller de Empoderamiento Comunitario, Alianzas y Comunicaciones
紐約市公立學校學生是我們城市、國家、民主的未來。自從教育總監卡蘭扎(Richard Carranza)在2018年4月來到紐約後,教育局已請教育家、學生家長、學生、社區領袖想像一下紐約市畢業生是什麼樣子的。到目前為止,我們已聽取了數以千計紐約人的意見,我們希望再多聽取幾千人的意見,以便確定紐約市畢業生這個劃一版本是我們共同建立的,而且是我們可以團結一致使用的。
今天,請您花一點時間提出意見反饋,幫助我們按優先次序處理大家最常發表的一些意見。在這個調查中(有所有教育局的語言版本),您將找到分成以下三個範圍的意見: 知識; 經驗;以及  技能。
Linda Chen
Hydra Mendoza