Yoga Tuesday with Marquis Studios!

PS 101 Yogis and Yogini Families:

It’s Tuesday Time with our Marquis Studios Yoga Instructor, Sari Nordman! She has prepared age/level appropriate video lesson for our elementary level students and their families to engage in together: Rest: https://youtu.be/9VVNKFzUlII

Please participate and take risks to try these techniques at home to ensure a healthy means of exercise for the mind, body and soul. The video lesson is the ultimate experience at home > stretching, balance and coordination, relieving stress, increasing confidence, building concentration and enhance stamina with gross motor skills. Share in the fun as a family and engage in these yoga learning activities! 

Namaste!

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

Summer School Spirit Week!

Tuesday, June 21stKick off to Summer – Beach Day

Wear your favorite summer hat, sandals, glasses, beach attire.

Wednesday, June 22nd – Wacky Wednesday 

Wear your brightest neon colors! 

Thursday, June 23rd – Thoughtful Thursday 

Wear a t-shirt with positive vibes/messages!

Friday, June 24th – Fun Friday – Luau Style

Wear your Hawaiian/Luau attire!

Flag Day – Wear Red, White and Blue!

Dear PS 101 Families:

On Tuesday, June 14th FLAG DAY: WEAR RED, WHITE and BLUE

We always strive to demonstrate a sense of community and family that unite together to celebrate. Our united school spirit will show support as a form of expression.

We need your support and full participation with each special day, so please make every effort to adhere to the color/theme and share in the fun!

REMINDER: Pre-K & Kindergarten Stepping Up 2022

Greetings PS 101 Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Families:

We are greatly looking forward to celebrating our students and all their accomplishments and achievements this year. Some years are milestones in education, and we like to recognize these moments alongside our PS101 families with special celebrations. Our Stepping Up ceremony will be held outdoors in our schoolyard.

We have scheduled dates and times for the Stepping Up presentations so that all our families can have a shared experience. Each student will receive 2 tickets for their family members to attend the outdoor ceremony.  We will distribute tickets the day before the Stepping Up event(s).

Dates/Times

Kindergarten Stepping-Up: Thursday, June 16

Classes K1; K2; K3; K12 > 9 am start time in the PS 101 schoolyard

Classes K4; K5; K6 > 10:30 am start time in the PS 101 schoolyard

Pre-Kindergarten Stepping-Up : Monday, June 13th

Classes PREK1 and PREK2 > 9:15 am start time in the PS 101 schoolyard

Sincerely,

G. Korrol
Principal

Yoga Tuesday with Marquis Studios!

Dear PS 101 Yogis and Yoginis:

It’s Tuesday Time with YOGA! Here is a fun and educational YOGA video lesson, prepared by our Marquis Studios Teaching Artist, Sari Nordman, for your family to enjoy together with Sun Salutation: https://youtu.be/CHUgPmME8g8

Kindly encourage student engagement to ensure physical activity and mindfulness with these yoga exercise lesson videos. A growing body of research has demonstrated yoga can improve focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, classroom behaviors, reduce stress/anxiety in school-age children and much more.

Yoga is more than a game, it is beneficial for the mind, body and soul. Please motivate your children to give it a try and we employ you to also share in these fun learning experiences! Namaste!

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

Free Online English Lessons for Parents

Dear PS 101 Families,

The DOE, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA), invites families to participate in the Community Speak 2022 summer program. Through the program, families will have the opportunity to participate in free online English conversation classes, learn about civic resources, and get support in accessing important citywide services for their families. The classes will be run by four community-based organizations (CBOs) that support a variety of languages, including Fulani, Wolof, Mandingo, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Korean, but speakers of all languages are welcome to participate.   

The program will run on select days and times via Zoom, from June 24August 23

Soft Lockdown Drill

Please be advised we entered into a soft  lockdown DRILL today.

Please note the MAJOR difference this year in these drills is under normal circumstances, students move into a corner of the room where they cannot be seen from the window, however, due to Social Distancing guidelines, we are following all procedures EXCEPT students will remain at their desks to ensure safe distancing.

As per DOE requirements, we are to do 4 drills per year. I am happy to inform you that everything was very swift and everyone (staff and students) responded perfectly according to our protocol. Thank you to the staff and students.

REMINDER: Afterschool Programs Cancellation Notice – Monday June 6

Dear PS 101 Families:

Please be advised, all PS 101 after-school in-person and virtual programs listed below will be cancelled on Monday, June 6th, 2022.

  • Mandarin After-School Program
  • OG Virtual/In-Person After-school Program
  • Academic Recovery Program

Additionally, please note the ExpandED after-school program is also cancelled on Monday, June 6th.

As a reminder, NYC elementary schools are closed on Tuesday, June 7th for staff clerical work.

All PS 101 after-school programs will resume as scheduled, on Wednesday, June 8th, 2022.

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

Thank you for your understanding.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

NY State Mandated Standardized Science Test – 4th Grade

Dear PS 101 Fourth Grade Parents:

This letter is to inform you that your child will be taking a NY State mandated standardized test in Science on the date indicated below:

  •  Monday, June 6, 2022      

Please be sure that your child comes to school well rested and properly prepared for this important examination. Additionally, please ensure they have sharpened #2 pencils.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Gregg Korrol

Principal