Chancellor’s End-of-Year Message to Families

Dear Families,


We made it!


Despite a pandemic that turned our lives upside down, we are at the finish line of this school year. I want to take
this moment to honor and celebrate all that our families and students have accomplished during
this difficult year and a half. We are ending this school year strong because of you. Because you and your
children made education a priority.


There is a quote from my favorite author, Maya Angelou, which speaks to the strength and resilience of the
human spirit. In an essay in her 2009 book Letter to My Daughter, Angelou wrote: “You may not control all the
events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”


This sentiment, of rising in the face of adversity, describes our amazing students and families, who persisted
despite untold challenges. Together, you:
 Adapted to learning from home, and in some cases returning to buildings after months away. 
 Stayed focused on schoolwork. 
 Learned a new way of connecting with family members and friends.
 Made the most of every single day, whether studying remotely or coming to school with masks on. 


You also raised your voices when you saw terrible acts of violence towards your neighbors and made it clear
that you would not tolerate anti-Black violence, anti-Semitism, anti-Asian violence, Islamophobia, xenophobia,
homophobia, or any acts of bias or discrimination that cause harm every day. You have stood in solidarity with
your communities—because that’s what New Yorkers do.


In that same spirit of solidarity, I want to call your attention to an important date, June 19,
which commemorates Juneteenth and the end of slavery in the United States. As an educator, I believe that it’s
critical to teach our students about the ongoing legacy of slavery in both the context of Black history and
American history at large. And now Juneteenth will enter the history books for another reason: this week,
President Biden signed legislation making June 19 a federal holiday. This year, Juneteenth occurs as we
continue to reckon with systemic racism, and the harm and hurt it causes our neighbors, fellow New Yorkers,
and fellow Americans. I think about the ways the COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on
people of color. I think about our nation’s first true reckoning with the Tulsa Massacre, 100 years later. And I
think about all the work we must do to create equity in all our schools.


If you want to learn more about Juneteenth and its significance to New Yorkers and Black Americans,
please visit schools.nyc.gov/Juneteenth to watch our video and find resources for learning and thinking about
this important day.


As your Chancellor, it’s my job to ensure that our one million students learn to think critically and have the
skills to succeed in a world we adults cannot even imagine. Honestly, I am awed by you. You and
your children taught us so much this year—from how to use your voice to create change to how to stay strong
when times get tough. How to adapt to the things we cannot control, and how to follow Maya Angelou’s lead
and not be reduced by them. 

Although I have been in this role for less than four months, I am certain of one thing: Together, there is nothing we cannot achieve. If we made it through the last year and a half, we will be ready to rock in September.
In advance of in-person learning for all students this fall, I encourage everyone ages 12 and older to get
vaccinated for COVID-19! It’s the best way to keep our communities and city safe. You can make an
appointment for yourself and your child by visiting vaccinefinder.nyc.gov.


Being an educator for more than 20 years, I also cannot help but close with an assignment (don’t worry, there
won’t be a test). I want you and your children to celebrate all that you have achieved this year. I hope you
spend a lot of time together, hug often, have new experiences, find reasons to laugh. And recharge your
batteries.


We made it this far together, and I cannot wait to see what we do this fall.


In partnership,
Meisha Porter
New York City Schools Chancellor


P.S. A quick reminder that all students in grades K–12 are eligible to participate in Summer Rising, our free,
fun summer academic and enrichment program. To learn more and to sign up, please
visit nyc.gov/summerrising

REMINDER – Tuesday June 22 Fully Remote Instructional Day

Dear PS 101 Families-

We have been informed that PS101 is being used as a polling site on June 22 for the Primary Elections. As a result, there will be people coming in and out of PS101 all day who we cannot monitor with health checks, etc.

As a result, and to ensure the safety of our staff and students, we will have a fully remote day on Tuesday June 22, 2021. Please ensure your children log on to their Google Classroom for instruction.

GK

Complete the NYC School Survey by June 18

N Y C SCHOOL SURVEY – COMPLETE YOURS TODAY!

PS 101 NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT! 

The deadline to complete the NYC School Survey was extended to Friday, June 18.

PS 101 Families: 

It’s time for our annual NYC School Survey!  Every year, families and teachers across New York City share their thoughts on their experiences in and out of the classroom over the past school year. Don’t miss your opportunity to provide our school with valuable feedback! Complete the NYC School Survey online at NYCSchoolSurvey.org today.

To take the survey, just visit the NYCSchoolSurvey.org website and enter the letter “f” (lowercase) followed by your child’s nine-digit Student Identification (OSIS) Number in the access code text box. You can find your child’s Student Identification Number on their report card, student ID card, or New York City Schools Account (NYCSA). 

Please reach out to our school staff if you need support identifying your child’s Student Identification Number. Our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Margaret Lloyd is happy to help you at 1-347-563-4680 or via email at MLloyd2@schools.nyc.gov.  You can also contact your child’s classroom teacher directly. 

The deadline to complete the survey has been extended to Friday, June 18. We need your support to share all the amazing things about PS 101. Your feedback makes a difference! 

We look forward to hearing from you! COMPLETE YOUR SURVEY TODAY! 

Sincerely, 

Gregg Korrol

Principal 

Remote Kindergarten Families – Materials Pick-Up Thursday, June 24

Dear REMOTE Kindergarten Families:

Please be advised of our final pick-up of your child’s academic materials for the 2020-2021 school year. This pick-up will include your child’s Stepping-Up certificate, a special end of year gift and student work portfolios (if applicable).

On Thursday, June 24th, please arrange to report to the PS 101 schoolyard between 9am-10am to pick-up your child’s packet.

As a reminder, it is essential for you to follow health and safety restrictions on school grounds. Teachers will have prepared labeled baggies for your child. We have set-up a specific time slot for learning material(s) pick-up in our schoolyard with the following safety guidelines:

*You must enter through the 24th Avenue gated entrance.
*No persons will be permitted in the schoolyard without facemasks.
*We ask for ONE member of each family to pick-up the packets. 
*It is necessary for all visitors to follow social distancing requirements with 6 feet apart when coming to and from the PS 101 schoolyard.
*We will have staff members set up with tables in the schoolyard for a smooth distribution of materials.

We ask for your cooperation in advance to assist us and following instructions. 

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol
Principal

Complete the NYC School Survey by June 18

N Y C SCHOOL SURVEY – COMPLETE YOURS TODAY!

PS 101 NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT! 

The deadline to complete the NYC School Survey was extended to Friday, June 18.

PS 101 Families: 

It’s time for our annual NYC School Survey!  Every year, families and teachers across New York City share their thoughts on their experiences in and out of the classroom over the past school year. Don’t miss your opportunity to provide our school with valuable feedback! Complete the NYC School Survey online at NYCSchoolSurvey.org today.

To take the survey, just visit the NYCSchoolSurvey.org website and enter the letter “f” (lowercase) followed by your child’s nine-digit Student Identification (OSIS) Number in the access code text box. You can find your child’s Student Identification Number on their report card, student ID card, or New York City Schools Account (NYCSA). 

Please reach out to our school staff if you need support identifying your child’s Student Identification Number. Our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Margaret Lloyd is happy to help you at 1-347-563-4680 or via email at MLloyd2@schools.nyc.gov.  You can also contact your child’s classroom teacher directly. 

The deadline to complete the survey has been extended to Friday, June 18. We need your support to share all the amazing things about PS 101. Your feedback makes a difference! 

We look forward to hearing from you! COMPLETE YOUR SURVEY TODAY! 

Sincerely, 

Gregg Korrol

Principal 

Marquis Studio Drawing Lessons

June 14, 2021

Tuesday Time with DRAWING

TALENTED TUESDAYS

Dear PS 101 Families:

Are you ready for a super-sized drawing activity? Today, is your lucky day! As the school year quickly comes to an end, this week’s lessons include two fun-filled drawing tasks for each grade band of students to engage in.

Marquis Studios’ Teaching Artist, Ciara, has comprised two lesson videos to further enhance your child’s drawing abilities and talents.

The how-to tasks are easy for beginners and can be more challenging for our experienced artists to add-on with further details. Encourage your child to follow the steps with outlining, sketching, marking, and DRAWING! Ciara‘s presentations are fun, witty, encouraging, and supportive to make every artist feel worthy of their masterpiece.

Enjoy this week’s super-sized drawing treat with your child.

Next week’s lesson will be our last art’s lesson video. We’ve saved the best for last, so get ready, get set and DRAW!

*Early Childhood >

Pre-Kindergarten-Kindergarten- Grade One:

LESSON 8:

LESSON 9:

*Upper Grades >

Grade Three- Grade Four – Grade Five

LESSON 8:

LESSON 9:

Sketch! DRAW ✍️! Color your World!

As always, please reach out to our classroom teachers with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

Students with Parent or Guardian in Armed Forces

Request to Identify Students with a Parent or Guardian on Active Duty in the Armed Forces

Dear Parents/Guardians of P.S. 101,

 Federal law requires the NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE) to report on students we serve who have a parent(s) on active duty in the armed forces. The NYCDOE needs your help to meet this requirement because families are the best source for this information. The government uses this information to help understand the best ways to support these students.

The Armed Forces are the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, the Coast Guard, or full-time National Guard. Active duty means full-time duty in the active military service of the United States. Such term includes full-time training duty, annual training duty, and attendance, while in the active military service, at a school designated as a service school by law or by the Secretary of the military department concerned.

 If the statement below is accurate, sign and date the document, and return this form to your child’s school by June 18, 2021.

 If this statement does not apply to your child, please disregard this notice.

I or another parent or guardian of my child have/has been on active duty in the Armed Forces between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.

 Student Name:  _________________________________________________

Student Date of Birth:  _________________________________________________

Student ID:  _________________________________________________

Signature of Parent or Guardian:  _________________________________________________

REMINDER – NYC School Survey

N Y C SCHOOL SURVEY – COMPLETE YOURS TODAY!

PS 101 NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT! 

PS 101 Families: 

It’s time for our annual NYC School Survey!  Every year, families and teachers across New York City share their thoughts on their experiences in and out of the classroom over the past school year. Don’t miss your opportunity to provide our school with valuable feedback! Complete the NYC School Survey online at NYCSchoolSurvey.org today.

To take the survey, just visit the NYCSchoolSurvey.org website and enter the letter “f” (lowercase) followed by your child’s nine-digit Student Identification (OSIS) Number in the access code text box. You can find your child’s Student Identification Number on their report card, student ID card, or New York City Schools Account (NYCSA). 

Please reach out to our school staff if you need support identifying your child’s Student Identification Number. Our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Margaret Lloyd is happy to help you at 1-347-563-4680 or via email at MLloyd2@schools.nyc.gov.  You can also contact your child’s classroom teacher directly. 

The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, June 11. We need your support to share all the amazing things about PS 101. Your feedback makes a difference! 

We look forward to hearing from you! COMPLETE YOUR SURVEY TODAY! 

Sincerely, 

Gregg Korrol

Principal 

REMINDER – NYC School Survey

N Y C SCHOOL SURVEY – COMPLETE YOURS TODAY!

PS 101 NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT! 

PS 101 Families: 

It’s time for our annual NYC School Survey!  Every year, families and teachers across New York City share their thoughts on their experiences in and out of the classroom over the past school year. Don’t miss your opportunity to provide our school with valuable feedback! Complete the NYC School Survey online at NYCSchoolSurvey.org today.

To take the survey, just visit the NYCSchoolSurvey.org website and enter the letter “f” (lowercase) followed by your child’s nine-digit Student Identification (OSIS) Number in the access code text box. You can find your child’s Student Identification Number on their report card, student ID card, or New York City Schools Account (NYCSA). 

Please reach out to our school staff if you need support identifying your child’s Student Identification Number. Our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Margaret Lloyd is happy to help you at 1-347-563-4680 or via email at MLloyd2@schools.nyc.gov.  You can also contact your child’s classroom teacher directly. 

The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, June 11. We need your support to share all the amazing things about PS 101. Your feedback makes a difference! 

We look forward to hearing from you! COMPLETE YOUR SURVEY TODAY! 

Sincerely, 

Gregg Korrol

Principal