Parent Surveys – First Response

Parent Survey- first response

Dear PS 101 Families,                                                                                March 5, 2019


We have received our first response rating from NYC School Surveys and we only have a small percentage of our Parent Surveys returned thus far.   Please fill out your survey because the deadline is March 20, 2019.

Filling out your survey and having your voice heard is very important for change and growth in our school. You can mail your survey using the self-addressed envelope that was provided or you may fill out the survey and place it in the provided envelope and send it to school to be bulk mailed. As a reminder, you can complete on-line with using the link: If so, please be sure to let us know.

We want to reward every students completing and submitting his/her survey with a free Homework Pass.  Additionally, students in each class on a grade to become eligible and a contributor to 100% collections to win: FIRST Prize Class Winner: Pizza Party; SECOND Prize Class Winners: Ice Cream Party or THIRD Place Class Winners with popcorn party!   Which classes on each grade will take the win?—Let’s challenge ourselves to find out!

Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter.


Gregg Korrol, Principal

Parent Letter – Momo Challenge Awareness

Momo Parent Letter 2019

March 5, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Some of you may have been hearing reports about the “Momo challenge,” an apparent viral hoax that has been generating media attention.  We want to take this opportunity to remind our school community of the importance of being aware of what our young people are watching, how they use social media, and how you can encourage safe online practices. Online safety is a critical component of our work in schools, as well as at home with you as our partners.

We encourage you to help promote online safety at home by taking the following steps:

  1. Foster an atmosphere of openness and transparency about online activity.  Talk with your child about the online content they are using or what they might be discussing with friends.
  2. Remind them to come and talk to you if they see anything scary or threatening online.
  3. Encourage them to use devices in shared family areas.
  4. Check their privacy settings. Use restricted settings when possible, or make sure they know how and when to report and block any malicious or inappropriate content on the platforms they use.
  5. Keep an eye on how your child is using the internet and social media.

The health and safety of our students is our highest priority and we are here to support parents and guardians in keeping our students safe online. We will ensure that staff remain vigilant during the school day so any child who may be impacted by negative online content is receiving the support they need. Please contact us to address any concerns that you may have about your child, and to assist in answering any questions they might have or resources they may need.  As always, guidance counselors and support staff are also available to assist students as needed.

In addition, below are some links to resources that may help inform your conversations at home:


Thank you for your continued partnership.


Mr. Gregg Korrol


Little Lighthouse Team – School Spirit Days for March

Little Lighthouse Letterhead -March School Spirit Days

Little Lighthouse Team

School Spirit Day

Dear PS 101 Families:

We always want to strive to demonstrate a sense of community and family that unite together to celebrate. Our united school spirit will show support as a form of expression.

Here are some upcoming Spring School Spirit Events for the month of March. We need your support and full participation with each special day, so please make every effort to adhere to the color/theme and share in the fun!

Friday, March 1st:

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday – Please dress-up and wear RED and WHITE/STRIPES

 Friday, March 15th:

St. Patrick’s Day – Please wear GREEN and feel lucky as a leprechaun!

Friday, March 22nd:

Dress for Success Day- Please wear your best attire and dress-up with your professional and fancy clothing to be the most successful you!

 We look forward to sharing in these special days! Participate and get some School Spirit at 101!



Ms. Kipriaidis-Nessas and Ms. Bova

and The Little Lighthouse Team


Agenda for March 2019 PTA Meeting

Agenda for March 2019 meeting

Parent Teacher Association of P.S. 101

2360 Benson Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11214       


Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 @ 8:30 am


  • Meeting Call to Order
  • Review of Minutes/Motion to Approve
  • President’s Report
    • Updates on Fundraisers and Important Dates
  • Treasurer’s Report/Motion to Approve Treasurer’s Report
  • Nomination Committee
  • Title1 update
  • SLT Update
  • Questions & Concerns Session
  • Motion to Adjourn


Upcoming Dates:

Mar 8                                    Bake Sale

Mar 14                                  Parent Teacher Conferences (Half Day of School)

Apr 2 & 3                             ELA Testing

Apr 9                                    Next PTA meeting

Apr 19-26                           Spring Recess (School Closed)






PTA Bake Sale – March 8

BAKE SALE – Mar 2019

February 25th, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The PTA will be hosting its March Bake Sale, with all proceeds going towards the purchase of 5th Grade Field Trip T-shirts.  It will be held on Friday, March 8th, 2019, during the students’ lunch periods.

Once all of the lunches have been served, students have the option of purchasing from a variety of goods. We are always in need of more goodies and the children love everything: cookies, brownies, chocolate covered fruit and pretzels, etc. Homemade cupcakes are always a HUGE hit! Ifyou don’t have time to bake. We gladly accept packaged cakes, doughnuts and cookies, as well as cake mix, frosting, and cupcake liners for our bakers to utilize. Please bring your donations to the PTA room on March 8th, either during morning drop off or before 10:15am. Please label your donation, as each student will receive a coupon for a free item at the Bake Sale!

 ***If donating purchased or baked goods, please remember, NO PEANUTS!!

***Thank you for your continued support. The PTA of P.S.101

March Parent Calendar 2019

March Parent Calendar 2019

February 26, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians:

We are listing some important dates for the month of March.  Please keep these dates for reference during the month of March.


Friday, March 1 4th Grade Play – “Social Skills: How To Interact with Human Beings”
Monday, March 4 Cap and Gown Measurements for 5th Grade Students
Tuesday, March 5 PTA Meeting
Thursday, March 7 Trip – Little Lighthouse Team – King David Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
Friday, March 8
  1. Coffee with Korrol w/ Grade 1 parents @ 8:30am – All Grade 1 parents are invited
  2. PTA Bake Sale
Thursday, March 14 HALF DAY OF SCHOOLALL STUDENTS will be dismissed at 11:20am


Parent-Teacher Conferences:

12:30-2:30PM – Afternoon Conferences

4:30-7:30PM – Evening Conferences

Friday, March 15
  1. School Spirit Day (St. Patrick’s Day) – Wear Green
  2. PTA Bake Sale
Friday, March 22
  1. School Spirit Day – “Dress for Success”
  2. Trip – 103 & 105 to Chocolate Works
  3. Trip – K3 – Staten Island Children’s Museum
Thursday, March 28 Leader of the Month – “Pancakes with Percaccio” @ 7:30AM                                              (selected students, grades K-5)
Friday, March 29 Trip – 101 & 102 – Chocolate Works

 We hope this information will be helpful to you in planning for the month of March.


Gregg Korrol, Principal



Tuesday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 3 – ELA Exam for Grades 3, 4, and 5

Friday, April 13 – Vikings Day – Wear PS 101 Shirts for Viking Pride

Thursday, April 18 – Leader of the Month – “Pancakes with Percaccio” @ 7:30AM

(selected students, grades K-5)

Friday, April 19 – Friday, April 26 – SCHOOLS CLOSED -Spring Recess

Parent Surveys 2019

Parent Surveys -Parent-Teacher Conferences clip art

PS 101

“Parents Make the Grade!”

February 25, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardian:

You can help raise PS 101’s school grade on the Progress Report by filling out and returning the Parent Survey that will be given to your child in a green envelope today. This is your opportunity to tell the Department of Education how much you love all the wonderful things PS 101 does to support your child’s education and prepare them for the future.

The results are important to P.S 101’s overall success. We have an excellent return rate of surveys every year, but this year we would like to set a goal of 95% or higher in each classroom. Please take a few moments to thoroughly read each question so that the survey accurately reflects your opinion of our school. For example, whenever a parent “Strongly Agrees” with a statement our school receives 10 points for that answer but we only receive 6.6 points for an answer of “Agree’s”.  All the points are added to receive the school’s average score.

Please have your child return the survey to their classroom teacher as soon as possible or kindly complete the survey on-line.  Parent surveys must be completed and returned /submitted by March 20, 2019.  If you love something we do, show it on the survey.  The higher the grades you give, the higher our school grade can go!

Once you have completed this exciting task, your child will be rewarded with a FREE Full-Day NO homework PASS. Classes who have 100% completion will be awarded with the following reward:

  • 1st Class on the grade with full participation of returned surveys – PIZZA PARTY
  • 2nd Class on the grade with full participation of returned surveys – ICECREAM PARTY
  • 3rd Class on the grade with full participation of returned surveys – POPCORN PARTY

Again, your returning your survey praising PS 101 will directly raise our school grade.  Let’s show why PS 101 is so wonderful!  Thank you for supporting our school.

Please indicate how you will complete your child’s survey and return the slip to your child’s classroom teacher so we can reward your child with their HW Pass and class tally for party prizes.




Gregg Korrol, Principal


———————————————-RETURN SLIP— PARENT SURVEY—————————————-

Student Name: ____________________________________       Student Class: _______________


Parent Signature: _______________________________________


Check-Off on of the following:

_____  I completed and submitted my Parent Survey on-line.


_____  I completed and returned my Parent Survey to my child’s teacher.


_____  I completed and mailed my Parent Survey on my own.