May 23: Parent-Teacher Conference- Leader in Me Night!!!

Dear PS 101K Parents/Guardians:

At PS 101 we are so excited to tell you that Wednesday, May 23rd is a Parent Engagement Night! We have an incredibly special evening planned for you and your child that celebrates The Leader in Me Program and the work your child has completed thus far on their journey to Leadership.

The Leader in Me is based on the book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, one of the most celebrated books on Leadership around the world. The 7 Habits teach principles of personal and interpersonal effectiveness, such as responsibility, vision, integrity, teamwork, and collaboration.

The Program for the evening is as follows:

  • 4:30- 5:00 pm: A Student Presentation and slideshow of pertinent information to highlight and explain the 7 habits and their influence on academic achievement and social relationships.
  • 5:00-5:30 pm : Celebration of Student Work– Students share their Leadership Binders with their Parents/Guardians.
  • 5:30pm-6:30pm: Parent/Guardian Child Team Building Activity! We are excited to challenge you and your child as you both collaborate on a surprising and fun project!

We hope you will join us for an amazing evening of fun and excitement as we celebrate our students and give you a unique bonding opportunity with your child

You can print the letter and tear-off slip showing you will be coming to the event by clicking hereLeader In Me NIGHT – May 23rd

Absences & Lateness

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Regarding attendance, please be advised that when your child is signed out of school, they are marked absent for the portion of the day they are not present. Attendance is based on being present inside the school. Attendance records are legal documents and time in school must be accounted for properly. So please understand that if you are signing your child out of school for a medical reason or any other purpose, they are marked absent for the portion of the day they are not present inside the school. The same holds true for lateness. School starts at 8:10 am. While we give a 2-3 minute leeway for students to come into the building, if they are late, they are marked late, regardless of reason. Again, attendance and being marked present is about being present inside PS 101.

Thank you.

Greetings From Chancellor Carranza

PS 101 is very excited to welcome the new Chancellor to the NYCDOE.
Please see the letter below from Chancellor Carranza:

April 9, 2018
Dear Parents,
It is my pleasure to serve as your Schools Chancellor. I am eager to meet parents and families, and hear your hopes for your children and schools.
I want to share a bit about my life and career. I grew up in Tucson, Arizona, the son of a sheet metal worker and a hairdresser. My grandparents were immigrants from Mexico and I did not learn English until kindergarten. Although my parents never attended college, they knew that the path forward for my twin brother and me included an education. They wanted more for their children—a college degree and meaningful work. I know that you also want the same opportunities for your children.
I have devoted my life to public education because it is the greatest gift I have received. I started teaching nearly 30 years ago in the same public high school that I attended. I began as a bilingual social studies and music teacher, and later became a high school principal in Tucson. I then went on to be a regional superintendent in Las Vegas, and a superintendent in San Francisco, and most recently, in Houston.
As Chancellor, I plan to build on the strong work our students, educators, schools, and families are already doing. I am particularly focused on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Equity and Excellence for All (E&E) agenda. E&E is the engine through which we are offering every four-year old a free, full day, high-quality Pre-K for All seat, and expanding 3-K for All to reach each child in this formative stage. Through our Universal Literacy initiative, we are getting all of our students reading on grade level. Beyond our students’ early years, we are making sure that all of our graduates are prepared for college and careers through College Access for All and AP for All. You are partners in this important work, and together we will continue to make sure that your children are in school and committed to learning.
I also believe that schools are more than places where children go to learn. They are the heart of our communities—and a bridge to opportunity, support, and wellness for students and their families. A great education is the best way to empower the next generation.
I am excited to share this journey with you, and look forward to meeting many of you in the coming months. Your children are New York City’s future doctors, tech leaders, teachers, and mayors. I promise to serve, champion, and care for each of them.
Sincerely,
Richard A. Carranza
Chancellor
Office of the Chancellor

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Letter from The Chancellor regarding Parkland Florida and March 14th

Dear Parents/Guardian’s,

We are all aware of the horrible tragedy that happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018. As you may know, students, especially in High  Schools, may be participating in a walk-out on March 14th. While we are not participating in a walk-out due to the age of our students, and not wanting to bring additional concerns and fear into their minds, you can decide as a parent how or if you want to approach this subject with your child. Please also reassure them that PS 101 is a safe environment and that NYC is looking into additional measures to protect all students.

Please read the attached letter from the Chancellor regarding protocols for March 14, 2018

G.Korrol

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Congratulations PS 101!!!

PS 101 Has Been Identified By New York State as a Rewards School!!!!

The State Education Department identified 155 high achieving and high progress schools as Reward Schools, Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced today. Reward Schools are schools with high academic achievement or those with the most progress in the State and do not have significant gaps in student achievement between subgroups. Each Reward School will receive a certificate of recognition from the Commissioner.

“The teachers and administrators at these Reward schools work hard each day to raise the bar and give their students opportunities to achieve their dreams,” Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa said. “The proof is in the results these schools have obtained and I am thrilled to celebrate their success.”

My Thanks & Congratulations to the staff, students and parents of PS 101 who all work together to create an amazing educational experience!
#GreggKorrol, Principal

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