FREE Parenting Workshops and ESL Classes Offered by Chinese American Sunshine House

Dear PS 101 Families:

Please see the following FREE parenting workshops and ESL classes provided by one of our community organizations, the Chinese American Sunshine House. 

Parenting Skills Program

12/06/2022 – 01/24/2023, every Tuesday, 2PM – 3PM (EST)  via  Zoom

Parents will learn different parenting skills in this 8-session weekly program. All sessions are free to attend and open to the public. This program will be conducted in Chinese. Click here to fill out the registration form

English Classes

Starting 12/06/2022 – 02/14/2023, every Tuesday(no class on 12/13) , 4PM – 5PM (EST)  via  Zoom

The ESL classes will be facilitated bilingually in English and Chinese. Beginning and intermediate level English learners are welcomed to join. This program is free to participate and open to the public. Click  here to fill out the registration form

You can download the flyers below for further information:

Food Sharing Safety

Dear PS 101 Families:

We always want to ensure our student’s safety. Students should not share their snacks with other classmates. Please speak with your child to refrain some sharing snacks in the classroom or lunch. 

Please be reminded of safety first! To avoid any issues with students bringing in snack packets from home to eat during lunchtime/class-time, please do not allow children to bring in any foods that may be harmful. Some items may include the contents of silica gel. Gel beads in the package are at-risk for ingestion. Please be mindful when shopping or preparing snacks/meals for your child in school and educate your child. 

Although many foods include these little white packets to keep foods fresh, it is very harmful and dangerous around children. Silica gel is considered non-toxic; however, many products brought in by students are packaged overseas. Imported products from another country cannot be verified as non-toxic. 

Thank you for cooperation with safety first!


Gregg Korrol


Special Education Office: Kindergarten Orientation Meetings

Dear PS 101 Families:

The Special Education Office will be hosting several live webinars for Kindergarten Orientation Meetings. These events are geared toward families of students with disabilities born in 2018 and will focus on the Kindergarten Individualized Education Program (IEP), education services for school-aged students, and applying to Kindergarten. If you have any questions regarding Turning 5 meetings please email

You must register in advance for the live webinars by going to and entering the Webinar ID for the date you would like to attend. The webinars will be taking place on the upcoming dates:

  • Thursday, November 10th at 6:00 PM / Webinar ID: 148-708-067
  • Tuesday, December 6th at 9:30 AM / Webinar ID: 685-241-067
  • Thursday, December 8th at 6:00 PM (SPANISH ONLY) / Webinar ID: 242-388-979
  • Tuesday, January 24th at 9:30 AM (SPANISH ONLY) / Webinar ID: 112-309-451
  • Thursday, January 26 at 9:30 AM / Webinar ID: 707-389-771

For more information, please download the webinar flyer using the link below. Flyers are available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.

PS 101 launches the Hour of Code

Dear PS 101 Families-

PS101 has joined the Hour of Code!!!

This December, PS 101 will join millions of students around the world celebrating Computer Science Education Week with the Hour of Code. The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, using fun tutorials to show that anybody can learn the basics. 

We will launch our Hour of Code with a school-wide assembly. Then, every class in our school will participate in some basic coding in their classroom to teach our students about coding.

Want to try Computer Coding at home for free?
Visit the Hour of Code site and check out dozens of free coding activities that you can do with your child.


Pre-K Coffee with Principal Korrol

Dear Pre-Kindergarten Parents-

You can now listen to today’s Pre-Kindergarten Coffee with Korrol recording below. The conversation includes information about how we educate our Pre-K students and how you as a parent can help your child get ready for the upper grades, parenting ideas to create great habits in your child, and why spending time with them is so very important at this age.

Pre-K Coffee with Principal Korrol


October is National Principal’s Month!

Please be advised October is National Principal’s Month! We take a moment to express our appreciation for the leadership of our school principal.

Congratulations Mr. Korrol and thank you for all you do to help the children of PS 101 grow and thrive.

Please take some time to thank him for the educational leader he is to all of us.

We recognize Mr. Korrol for his strong leadership. We sincerely thank Mr. Korrol for the hard work, commitment and the visionary leader he is to the PS 101 school ​community. 

As our building principal, give Mr. Korrol a shout-out and a sincere thanks for all he does. He cares for the staff, students and parents very much, so let’s give it right back!

Let’s show support and appreciation for the tremendous leader he is to us.


Your PS 101 Family

5th Grade: Middle School Visits

Dear 5th Grade Families,

As part of the 5th Grade Middle School application experience, I highly recommend you and your child visit a few schools so they can take part in their Middle School application process. An “Open House” is where the Middle School invites you into the school to learn about its programs, ask questions and allows your child to get a “feel” for where they will spend their next three years of school.

Please review the Open House information below:


Kindergarten and 1st Grade Parents: Save for College Program Opt-Out Process

Dear PS 101 Families,

As previously shared, every kindergarten and new grade 1 student is eligible to join the NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program in the 2022–23 school year, with kindergarten and newly-enrolled grade 1 families each receiving an initial $100 allocation within an NYC Scholarship Account. Families have 30 days to opt out if they do not want to be included in the program and have their student’s data shared with NYC Kids RISE and their technology vendor, VistaShare. To support this process, please review the following information and take appropriate action:   

Note that parents/guardians who wish to opt-out have two options: 

  • Opt out within their NYC Schools Account; or  
  • Return a signed opt-out form to their child’s school for data entry into ATS by November 30.  

Kindergarten and newly-enrolled grade 1 students who enroll after November 1 will still have the opportunity to receive an NYC Scholarship Account.

Save For College Opt Out Notice and Forms: