Graduation Celebration with Chancellor Carranza and Guests

Dear PS 101 Families,

While this may be more geared towards HS Seniors, I am sharing it with you as it may contain some inspirational messages …

Please read this message from the Chancellor:

I am thrilled and proud to invite you and your school communities to our citywide graduation celebration next Tuesday, June 30, at 7pm. Please view this flyer . Our seniors have worked so hard to get to this point, and through this exciting event we will rally around them—and show how much we support our graduates, who are heading into the world at this extraordinary time. All New Yorkers are invited to tune in on PIX11 or via social media, and to show support for our 2020 graduates!

For more information about the celebration – which features Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pitbull, Kenan Thompson, Nick Kroll, Angela Yee, Tina Fey, Andy Cohen, and more – visit

Can’t wait to celebrate the Class of 2020 with you!

In unity,

Chancellor Carranza

Medication and Health Related Issues for September 2020

Dear PS 101 ParentS/Guardians:
Does your child need medication in school?
The 2020 – 2021 Diabetic/Medication Administration Forms (MAFs): asthma, allergies, general, 504 Forms, and admission forms are now posted on the DOE website.  These forms are available here  There is a separate form for diabetics. The forms are needed to be filled by your medical health care provider each academic year.  Families can share this link with their health care providers.

Medical Administration Forms are to be sent to the attention of the below address:

For Diabetes: 

DMAF Coordinator
New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Office of School Health
Gotham Center
42-09 28th Street, CN-25
Queens, New York 11101-4714

All other Medical Administration Forms: 

Director of Nursing
New York City City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Office of School Health
Gotham Center
42-09 28th Street, CN-25
Queens, New York 11101-4714

Please remember to sign the consent form on the second page before mailing the forms and make a copy of the form for yourself to share with our School Nurse. Our School Nurse can assist you in September with medication intake and procedures.
Please be safe and well.
Gregg Korrol

Kindergarten and Pre-K: September 2020 Email Accounts

Good day September Pre-K and Kindergarten Parents!

I have received many emails and texts regarding how to obtain your email for your students.

Please be advised that due to the way the NYCDOE admits students, we cannot issue your email until your child enters PS 101 on the first day of school in September.

During the first week of school, you will get an email assigned to your child.

Thank you for your patience.


PS 101 Drive-By Parade for Grade 5

Dear PS 101 Parents and Families-

Tomorrow, June 18th between 1pm,-1:30pm, we are taking an extra step to honor our 5th Graders after their graduation in the morning. The 5th Grade teachers, as well as additional PS 101 staff will be holding a drive by parade where we will be playing music from our cars and honking to acknowledge and congratulate our graduating seniors.

While we wish we could have celebrated in person, we figured this next step was a way to maintain social distancing and honor our students.

A few things:

  • Due to the fact we will have about 15-20 cars in this parade, we cannot drive down the busy streets of Cropsey Avenue or 86th street.
  • You don’t need to come out of your house and should be able to view us or hear us from your porch or windows. If you choose to come out of your house, please remember to follow all social distancing laws which require masks and distancing 6ft apart from other people.
  • Unfortunately, we are not going to be able to cover the entire PS101 zone.
  • We will be driving up and down the blocks between Benson Avenue and Bath Avenue from Bay 41st Street all the way to Bay 32nd Street. You can view the route here: Parade route PS101
  • Please do not join the parade with your car.
  • We encourage you to clap and give shout backs to our staff 🙂

To our 5th Graders, we are very excited to celebrate you tomorrow!




Next steps for September 2020 and PTA Mtg Tomorrow

Greetings 101 Parents –

As the NYC Department of Education begins rolling out possible plans for opening schools in September, I need your feedback as to how to make the proposed options successful and what challenges it will cause for you.

First step: Join us for the PTA meeting tomorrow June 16th at 11am using this link where Principal Korrol will discuss the options being considered for September opening of school.
You may use the link above or you can use Zoom information:
Meeting ID: 897 2534 7888
Password: 061620

Second step: Read this letter from the Chancellor: Update for Families_June 12 2020

Third Step: Do this before June 22—>> Complete the Parent Feedback Survey Regarding September Opening  (you can read More information is available at, where translations of the letter will also be available in the coming days.

Thank you for your support and feedback as we plan to make September 2020 the best and safest opening possible.


P-EBT Cards

P-EBT Cards

Good Morning,

Some of you have been asking about the grocery card (P-EBT) card that you are suppose to get in the mail from NYS.  If you are concerned that you do not live at the address you have on file with the State of New York, please see below:

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Pandemic EBT Food Benefits Program:

If you are concerned that the State of New York may not have your correct address, please call 



Click to access Frequently-Asked-Questions-Pandemic-EBT.pdf