Math State Exam and May 5, 2021

Dear Parent/Guardian,

As you are aware the NYS Exams are optional this year. Due to the large amount of students who opted to take the exams, we need all our Grade 3, 4 and 5 teachers to test students. As a result, all In-person students will have Remote Only asynchronous instruction on Wednesday May 5, 2021.

Pre-K through Grade 2 students will have a normal day of instruction (in-person/remote)on Wednesday May 5, 2021.

Please note the following important changes to your child’s school program to facilitate the administration of the NYS Math exam:

  1. In-Person Students who opted in to the the Math Exam:
    On Wednesday May 5, 2021, all students who have completed the survey to opt-in to taking the NYS Math (In-Person Students who are in Cohorts A, B, & E) will report to school at 8:30am to take the NYS Math exam. Students will remain in school after they have completed the test.
  2. Fully Remote Students who opted in to the the Math Exam:
    Fully Remote Students will report to the schoolyard at 8: 00 a.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2021 to take the NYS Math exam.  Remote students will be dismissed at 11:00 AM in the schoolyard must be picked up by a parent/guardian or designee.
    All students must wear a mask and fill out a health screening before entering the schoolyard. Students are not permitted into the building without a valid screener.
  3. Students who are in Cohorts, A,B, & E who have opted-out of the survey or have not taken the survey will remain at home on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 to receive asynchronous school work on Google Classroom.
    Students will return to their regular schedule on Thursday, May 6th. 

Please note the following:

  • Remember to  bring (2) number 2 pencils on their testing day.
  • Remember to eat a healthy breakfast.
  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • Follow social distance protocols.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.


G.Korrol, Principal

Tuesday Time with Drawing!


Dear PS 101 Families:

Are you ready for Talented Tuesdays? To bring some joy and artistry/technique into your lives, a new residency from Marquis Studios will provide your child and your family with a new learning opportunity each week.

With age/level/grade appropriate lessons, video links will include a fresh new spin to visual arts as we shift to a new arts discipline for the next ten weeks. Visual Arts and drawing will be our new focus with tailored learning. Marquis Studios Teaching Artist, Ciara, will guide and talk students through each step to to create art projects.

Please use the you tube link and encourage your child to engage and enjoy ways in which they can become a talented artist too, by following the steps with the artist. Our new Teaching Artist, Ciara has a great presence with a patient and easy flow, so everyone can follow along to design, develop a vision and create! 

Pre-Kindergarten – Kindergarten- Grade 1- Grade 2:

Week 1:

Grade 3- Grade 4- Grade 5: 

Week 1: 

 Have fun and DRAW! 


Gregg Korrol 


Education Council Elections

Dear Parents/Guardians of P.S. 101,

10 days from now we’re going to make history!

On May 1st, for the first time, parents will have the ability to make an impact in our school community by voting in the Education Council Elections.

You will need an NYC Schools Account at, with all your students linked to be able to vote. If you do not have an account, click here to sign up. If you need help signing up to NYCSA please reply to this email and I will guide you through the process.

Community and Citywide Education Councils provide parents with a strong voice in NYC education. Voting in these Elections gives you the opportunity to help determine how that voice is used.


Margaret Lloyd, Parent Coordinator

Queridos Padres,

¡En diez días vamos a hacer historia!

El sábado 1 de mayo, por primera vez, los padres tendrán la oportunidad de tener un impacto directo en nuestra comunidad escolar al votar en las elecciones de los Consejos de Educación.

Para votar, van a necesitar una cuenta de “NYC Schools Account”, con todos sus hijos asociados a dicha cuenta. Si no tiene una cuenta, haga clic aquí Si necesita ayuda para registrarse y obtener una cuenta, por favor responda a este mensaje de correo electrónico y lo ayudaré con el proceso.

Los Consejos de Educación de la Comunidad y de la Ciudad empoderan a los padres y les dan una voz contundente en el sistema educativo de la Ciudad de Nueva York.

Votar en estas elecciones les brinda la oportunidad de ayudar a determinar y usar su voz.


Margaret Lloyd

Incoming Kindergarten Dual Language Students for September 2021

Dear Parents of Incoming Dual Language Students for 2021-22,


We are hosting an information session on the Dual Language Program for the 2021-22 school year.  This session is for incoming Kindergarten students who have already been offers a seat to our DL program.  


This session is specifically for you to ensure that you have an opportunity to make an informed decision that is best for your child. Dual Language is an enrichment program that has very high expectations for your child, and so we are sure you have many questions.

这个讨论是给你们多一点知识关于双语班。 双语课程是一个资优教育课程. 

The session will happen remotely over Zoom on Thursday, April 29th at 8:30 AM.   At 8:30 AM, we will present on the anticipated format of the program for 2021-22 and follow with a Q&A session.  

这个网络讨论是在星期四,(四月 /29)早上8:30。我们希望你们可以参加。

PTA Meeting Agenda – May 4 @ 10am


Tuesday, 5/4/2021 @ 10:00 am via Zoom

  • Meeting call to order
  • CEC Elections
  • Review of Minutes / Motion to Approve
  • President’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report/Motion to Approve Treasurer’s Report
  • Title 1 / SLT Update
  • Budget/Audit/Bylaw Committee
  • Questions & Concerns Session
  • Motion to Adjourn


May 13              Eid Al-Fitr (school closed)

May 31              Memorial Day (school closed)

June 1              June PTA Meeting

June 3              Chancellor’s Conf Day (students not in

June 8              Clerical Day (students not in

June 25            Last Day of School

April 26 Welcome Back!

To all of our Remote Students who opted-in to In-Person/Blended learning we look forward to seeing you on Monday or Thursday!

On Monday April 26, we welcome back students who are in school 5 days a week and the “A” group.
The B” Group begin this Thursday April 29.


  • You must fill out your Consent to test form on your Student Account (students who do not fill this out will not be allowed to return to in-person learning)
  • You must complete the Daily Health Screener before entering our school yard
  • Student arrival is:
    8:30am for Grades 3, 4, 5, and PK
    8:40am for Grades K, 1, and 2
  • Masks must be worn at all times while in School
  • Student dismissal is 1:45pm. Dismissal Map
  • 2021-blended-learning-calendar-4 (January- June 2021)

If you have any questions, please call the school at 718-372-0221



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.

Summer Rising (Summer School)

Dear PS 101 Families:

As part of a Chancellor’s Initiative, Summer School (called Summer rising) is optional for students, meaning anyone can send their child and is an In-Person experience (no remote).

PS101’s building will not be open. Our students will attend Summer School at PS 216 located at 350 Avenue X, Brooklyn, NY 11223 and students must attend a full day from 8am – 6pm.

Summer Rising Grades K-8

Summer Rising is New York City’s free summer program for any City child in grades K–8, including students with disabilities, who wants to participate.

We are planning the City’s most exciting summer ever! For the first time, we will fully integrate the strengths of DOE academics with the Department of Youth & Community Development’s (DYCD) school-based enrichment programming. Students in grades K–8 will get outside, learn, and engage with peers and caring adults in safe, supervised, and enriching ways.

All K–8 students participating in programs will have access to academic classes and enrichment programming, including field trips, arts activities and outdoor recreation. Students will engage in daily community building and social emotional learning activities.

Summer Rising will address academic and social emotional needs of our youth through tailored support. These programs will provide a bridge to next school year and allow students to reconnect with one another and with their schools.

Program Overview

  • Summer Rising will be available in every neighborhood.
  • All programs will be run by local school leaders and trusted community-based organizations.
  • Summer Rising programs are full day and in-person experiences
  • All programs will create a bridge back to school in the fall and give parents peace of mind as they return to work.
  • The environment will be safe and supportive. Staff members are prepared to respond to children’s social and emotional needs.
  • Summer programs will offer academic support, arts, recreation, and social-emotional support.
  • There will be local field trips to parks, pools, and other enriching outdoor venues that are educational and in accordance with State health and safety guidelines.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and a snack will be served to each student.

Health and Safety

All programs will follow rigorous health and safety protocols, including social distancing and mask wearing. All locations will have access to testing, nursing support and a telehealth call center.

More information about testing protocols and health policies for summer will be available soon on the DOE’s COVID-19 Information and Updates page.

Summer Rising Calendar

  • Grades K-5
    • July 6 to August 20 (except July 20)
    • Monday–Friday
    • 8 AM–6 PM

For Summer Rising programs (grades K-8) families can sign up through the Discover DYCD website(Open external link) starting on Monday, April 26.

Learn more about Summer Rising and have all your questions answered (translations available too)

Thursday Remote Only Students TIME CHANGE ELA State Exam…

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Today we tested our in-person students with the ELA exam. We have learned that students are taking a little more time than anticipated to complete the exam.

As a result of what we have learned, the NEW PiCK-UP time for REMOTE ONLY students will be 11:15am

Fully Remote Students will report to the  schoolyard at 8: 00 a.m. on Thursday, April 22, 2021 to take the NYS ELA exam.  Remote students will be dismissed at 11:15 AM in the schoolyard and must be picked up by a parent/guardian or designee.

All students must wear a mask and fill out a health screening before entering the schoolyard. Students are not permitted into the building without a valid screener.

All in-person students in Grades Pre-K- 5 will have a normal day of instruction on Thursday April 22, 2021.

Please note the following:

  • Remember to  bring (2) number 2 pencils on their testing day.
  • Remember to eat a healthy breakfast.
  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • Follow social distance protocols.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.


G.Korrol, Principal