Patriot Day – September 7, 2018

Little Lighthouse Team – School Spirit Day – Patriot Day

September 5, 2018

School Spirit Day – Friday, September 7

Dear PS 101 Families:

In honor and remembrance for September 11, our school we commemorate Friday, September 7th as Patriot Day to commemorate the lives lost and memory of the 9/11 events 17 years ago.

Please wear red, white or blue to show your patriotic support.

Your participation and school spirit is greatly appreciated as we kick-off the year with our 101 pride.



Ms. M. Bova, Ms. Nessas and the Little Lighthouse Team

Home and School Partnership

home and school partnership letter

September 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The home-school partnership includes getting our families involved and helping you understand what your child is expected to learn this school year.  As your Parent Coordinator, I am committed to helping you and guiding you to help ensure your child’s success. To stay up-to-date with our curricular, learning objectives, programs, events, notices of information and happenings, please refer to our school website:

This website will help you “Bridge Education and the World” with the staff and students of PS 101. Our school website will provide you with pertinent information you need to know, so please check our website readily and save it to your “favorites” immediately.

For New York City students and their families, you have quick access to important information on the NYC Department of Education website at your fingertips. will ensure you are up-to-date with:

*city school happenings

*bring awareness of programs


*planning and understanding of your child’s education from kindergarten to the college/career readiness

Log in to the home page of the NYC Department of Education and click on the BACK TO BASICS icon/link. This is a one-stop, back-to-school shop with important information to get ready for the first days of school and a fantastic school year. You can also download a copy of the Achieve NYC Back to School Basics PDF to read and share with your family.

One of my favorite NYC guides is the attached Achieve NYC: A Complete Guide to New York City Public Schools.

The guide contains:

*important dates details about enrolling in our city schools

*who to speak to in schools when you have concerns

*grade-specific learning expectations

*transportation options for students, and how to obtain financial aid for college

This is accessible on the homepage as well with a click of a button. You can also access through the Back TO BASICS link.

Ensure you visit to log in to your NYC Schools Account to check your child’s Grades and Attendance. As your Parent Coordinator, l can gladly help you set up an account and log in if you need assistance.  I will be holding workshops for families to attend to share academic learning expectations, arts, health and wellness and parenting courses to guide you through your child’s elementary schooling.

I am excited for a wonderful year with all of you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me immediately, Ms. Margaret Lloyd at 347-563-4680.



Margaret Lloyd

PS 101K , Parent Coordinator

Welcome Back – Parent Letter

Welcome Back Parent Letter

September 2018

Dear PS 101 Families:

Welcome Back to School!

I hope you had a wonderful summer and enjoyed time with loved ones. I am very excited for the new school year to begin. I am proud and privileged as your child’s principal to share the following new instructional advancements:

*New touch screen student laptops for our early childhood classes and expansion of our upper grade iPad classrooms.

*The launch of our new STEM lab with exploration and a new understanding.

*Students will be engaged in new Social Studies, Science and STEM curriculums to better prepare our youngsters with college and career readiness.

*Air conditioning unit upgrades in our gymnasium.

*Hiring of additional Physical Education teacher to ensure state requirements with physical activity and health/hygiene.

*Final phases of our building extension and renovations for our current building with classroom and restroom upgrades.

It is my mission to continue this work with my administrative team and teaching/support staff, paraprofessionals, our School Leadership Team and Parent Teacher Association (PTA) to guarantee that all of our students are receiving rigorous instruction in a caring and supportive environment.  I encourage you to please get involved with the PTA and attend the many parent engagement opportunities at our school.  We welcome ideas and volunteers both for the upcoming school year and beyond. Your voice, involvement and support are crucial for overall success.

In closing, I would like to invite you to follow the school on and twitter @ps101verrazano. We will be posting current events, news, pictures and videos throughout the year, as well as updates to our school calendar, policies, handbooks, other resources and links to our social media accounts. I look forward to an exciting school year at PS 101.



Gregg Korrol



Welcome Back!!!!

Greetings Parents/Families of PS 101!

We are so very excited for the start of school on Wednesday Sept 5!!! Please read below for some remainders and exciting announcements:

  • School hours are 8:10am-2:25pm daily (breakfast is from 7:40am -8:05am)
    *You should plan to be at school daily by 2:15 to pick up your child as dismissal begins earlier for the younger grades
  • On Sept 5, Kindergarten hours are from and parents must come to school with their child for a meeting/orientation
    On Sept 6, Kindergarten hours are regular full days starting at 8:10am
  • Construction is going very well! Our new building is anticipated to be complete by September 2019.
  • NEW Programs in PS 101:
    STEM. STEM is a combination of Science/Technology/Engineering and Math. Students will be engaged in creative design projects such as building model cars that they make move and more.
    Augmented Reality– we will be introducing Augmented Reality this year on a limited basis. See more here.
    Life Skills & Leadership: We are placing a heavier focus on Leadership and Life Skills grounded in The Leader in Me.
  • State Exam Scores from the last school year will be available mid-late September, but here is what I can tell you 🙂
    -You can see your child’s scores on in mid-late September
    -PS 101 scores increased in both Math and ELA
    ***PS101 is the highest scoring elementary school in ELA in District 21!
  • Welcome Back to School Night is Wednesday Sept.12 from  4:30pm-7:30pm (more information soon)

And there is so much more to come!!!!

See you next Wednesday morning…


P.S.101 Closed for the Summer

Please Be Advised that PS 101 is Closed for the Summer Due to Construction.

There will be no one available at the school to take your calls and the voicemail box may be filled.

If you need assistance during the summer:

  • Parents/Guardians may log into their NYC Schools account at for information on grades and attendance. A message will be posted when State test scores are available, however we do not expect results until September 2018.
  • Supply Lists for September can be found by clicking here.
  • Teachers/Substitutes seeking employment may email the Principal.
  • If you need to register your child, please see below and call the school on August 27th.
  • All other inquiries may call or email Parent Coordinator Margaret Lloyd.

You may email or call the Parent Coordinator at (347-563-4680) or email Principal Korrol at
*Please allow additional time for responses due to vacation schedules.

PS 101 will re-open with limited office staff starting August 27th.

School Starts September 5, 2018

Have a Wonderful Summer…


For new registrants only:

For Registration, YOU NEED:

  • Child has to accompany the parent
  • Child’s birth certificate or Passport or record of baptism
  • Two (2) proofs of address/residency:  such as utility bill (gas/electric/water), lease agreement,
  • Cable bill, NYS Driver’s License, documentation on letterhead from federal, state or local
  • Government agency, including the IRS, the City Housing Authority, Human Resources
  • Administration, ACS, property tax bill, IDNYC card, Income Tax form, official payroll from Employer
  • Immunization record
  • Copy of your child’s IEP (Individual Education Plan) if your child has one.

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