May 15th is Parent Engagement Leadership Night

Dear PS 101 Families:

We are excited to share with you that Wednesday, May 15th is Parent Engagement Leadership Night starting at 4:30pm sharp in our auditorium. The evening will showcase the work our staff and students have devoted to improving self-worth, integrity and peer relations.

4:30- 5:00 pm
In the auditorium, we will hold a Leader In Me (LIM)-Student Lighthouse Presentation highlighting and explaining the 7 habits and how you can use the habits at home to support your child and family.

5:00-6:15 pm
In classrooms, students will share their Leader In Me binders with you, including their Wildly Important Goals and their victories throughout the school year. Parents will then share in an interactive activity with their child.

I look forward to seeing you and spending this time with you and your child.


Helping Hands Fundraiser

Helping Hands Fundraiser Parent Letter 2019

Helping Hands Fundraiser and Mother’s Day Sale

May 6, 2019

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians:

P.S. 101 will be hosting a Helping Hands Fundraiser on Thursday, May 9th and Friday, May 10th. We will be organizing a school fundraiser to raise donations for a purposeful cause to help those in need. Our Helping Hands fundraiser will include crafts bracelets, jewelry and trinkets for students to purchase and all proceeds will go towards the Ronald McDonald House. We will be hosting this school sale to raise funds for an important cause:   Ronald McDonald House provides housing for families who have family members are hospitalized or receiving treatment. Students can shop around for something special for that someone special in their life > mom, grandma, aunt, friend, babysitter, etc. With Mother’s Day around the corner, your child can make a purchase and the funds can go towards a beneficial cause.

Our caring students are asked to bring store-bought baked donations of any kind to school on Thursday, May 9th and Friday, May 10th. Cash donations of can also be made. Please ensure you label the donation envelope with your child’s name and class. Our efforts to raise funds for this school donation will be led by, Ms. R. Brocato. The students should bring in $1, $2 or $3 in order to make a purchase at lunchtime. Help 101 help others!  Donate to our helping Hands fundraiser on Thursday, May 9th and Friday, May 10th.

Thank you very much for your cooperation and generosity.


Gregg Korrol


Little Lighthouse Team – Pennies for Patients

Little Lighthouse – Pennies for Patients

School Spirit Day

May 10, 2019

Dear PS 101 Parents and Guardians:

As we prepare our Service to Schools end-of-year project, we are excited to share our most productive and important fundraiser with the PS 101 community. Millions of dollars have been raised in pennies and other spare change by elementary, middle and high school students throughout the country. The funds collected will benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Everyone who participates is a winner! Students, just like us across the country are collecting pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters during the Pennies for Patients campaign benefiting the those who need it most.

On Friday, May 10th, we are holding an assembly for all students to engage in learning about the donation process and have some fun with school staff to raise money for the important cause. We have some fun activities for our students and staff to participate in together as well. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society makes sure every penny collected goes to help a patient in need. If you don’t want to send your child in with the money please make an online donation @ Pennies for Patients and PS 101 Students for A Cure! Together, we can show how much we care and unite as a school family of heroes.

Please join us on this crusade to help others in need and show your superhero strength with penny donations and your School Spirit 101 pride t-shirt on Friday, May 10th!

Thank you for opening your heart and donating for those children in need. SEND IN YOUR PENNIES and make a DIFFERENCE!



Ms. Bova and Ms. Nessas and the PS 101 Little Lighthouse Team

Spring Pictures 2019

spring pics_Memo

April 29th, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It’s Springtime!! On Thursday, May 9th, 2019 students will be photographed for their 2019 Spring portraits.  It is your last opportunity to capture and take home your child’s school photos this school year!  Children must return the photo envelope with full payment by May 8th to have their photograph taken.  Only children with the completed form and payment will have his or her picture taken on that day.   It is preferred that the children wear a solid colored shirt, and to be presentable for pictures.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school directly and you will be connected to the PTA office or stop in at any time in the morning hours.


Your Verrazano School PTA

Senior Prom 2019

Senior prom 2019

April 29th, 2019

Dear Parents & Guardians of 5th grade seniors,

The Parent Teacher Association is delighted to announce that we will be hosting the annual SENIOR PROM on Thursday, June 6th, 2019, from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Paradise Catering Hall located at 51 Avenue U, (Avenue U & West 11th Street in Brooklyn). The cost of the prom is $40.00 which will include food and entertainment.

If you would like your child to attend, please complete the permission slip below and return it with your payment in an envelope clearly marked SENIOR PROM with your child’s name and class.

Money and permission slips are due NO LATER THAN Monday, May 20th, 2019.  ABSOLUTELY NO late payments will be accepted. ONLY CASH PAYMENTS or bank checks/money orders made payable to PTA of PS 101 will be accepted. No personal checks.  All payments will be recorded and a paid receipt will be issued for your record keeping.

We are not asking for parent chaperones as the event is being chaperoned by teaching & support staff as well as board members of the PTA.  Parents will be invited into our prom thirty minutes prior to prom ending (7:30pm) for photo opportunities with their child.

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


The Parent Teacher Association


Please detach and return with payment immediately to the PTA

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


I give my child  ____________________________________________________ of class _________________ permission to attend the Senior Prom. I have enclosed the $40.00 fee.

I will pick up my child NO LATER THAN 8:00pm at Paradise Catering Hall located at 51 Avenue U on Monday, June 6th, 2019   

Phone number to reach parent if necessary _________________________

Cash  $40.00 Enclosed: ________             Check $40.00 Enclosed: ________  check #_________

Parent’s Signature:  _____________________             Date: ___________________


Mother’s Day Memo 2019

Mothers Day Memo 2019

April 29th, 2019

Dear Parents & Guardians,

It is the time of year to celebrate and show appreciation to the mothers, grandmothers, aunts, friends and important women in our lives. The PTA will hold a Mother’s Day Boutique sale as an opportunity for your child to shop Mother’s Day presents for that someone special.

The Mother’s Day Boutique will be open from Monday, May 6th through Wednesday, May 8th and there will be items moderately priced from $1 – $5 – trinkets, costume jewelry, keepsakes, plaques, mugs, etc. Please send your child to school with any spending money placed in a sealed envelope with your child’s name and class labeled. We will open our shop during all lunch periods.

All funds raised will go toward student events and/or instructional supplies for the school. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our Executive Board or stop in at any time.



The Verrazzano School PTA