Recycling Wrap Up 2022

Congratulations PS 101 Students and Families!

On behalf of Ms. Kipriadis, Ms. Bova and The Little Lighthouse Team, our school community collected and recycled a great deal of items this year. Special thanks to all of those individuals who donated a great deal to this school event.

Thank you for making a difference for our environment and leading by example. 

Please see the donations we have achieved together!

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

Image of the amount of recycling donations made at PS 101.

Afterschool Programs Cancellation Notice – Monday June 6

Dear PS 101 Families:

Please be advised, all PS 101 after-school in-person and virtual programs listed below will be cancelled on Monday, June 6th, 2022.

  • Mandarin After-School Program
  • OG Virtual/In-Person After-school Program
  • Academic Recovery Program

Additionally, please note the ExpandED after-school program is also cancelled on Monday, June 6th.

As a reminder, NYC elementary schools are closed on Tuesday, June 7th for staff clerical work.

All PS 101 after-school programs will resume as scheduled, on Wednesday, June 8th, 2022.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to speak with your child’s teacher or contact our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Margaret Lloyd at 347-563-4680 or via email at MLloyd2@schools.nyc.gov.

Thank you for your understanding.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

REVISION: June 2022 – Important Dates

Dear PS 101 Parents/Guardians:

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

DATEREASON
Friday, June 3rdSCHOOL SPIRIT DAY
Wear Sunglasses Inside Day! 
Monday, June 6thGrade 4 NYS SCIENCE State Exam
SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY- Comfy/Cozy Day
Don’t Sweat The Test! Wear sweatpants or sweat-shorts/t-shirt.

ALL PS 101 After-School Programs are CANCELLED > Mandarin After-School Program; Academic Recovery Program; OG Virtual/In-Person After-school Program
Tuesday, June 7thNYCDOE Schools Closed
Staff Clerical Day
Thursday, June 9thNYCDOE Schools Closed
Anniversary Day
Chancellor’s Conference Day for staff development
Friday, June 10thIncoming 2022-2023 Kindergarten Orientation 
Virtual Presentation at 9:30 am
Link Invitation Only
Monday, June 13thPREKINDERGARTEN Stepping Up Ceremony
PREK1 and PREK2: OUTDOOR (schoolyard)
Gates open for seating at 9:00 am
Start Time: 9:15 am
Ticket Admission Only
Tuesday, June 14thPTA General Membership Meeting via ZOOM at 6 PM.
Link to follow, prior to the meeting date. 
Tuesday, June 14thSCHOOL SPIRIT DAY
Flag Day
Wear Red, White, and Blue 
Tuesday, June 14thIncoming 2022-2023 Pre-Kindergarten Orientation
Virtual Presentation at 9:00 am 
Link Invitation Only 
Wednesday, June 15thGRADE 5 Graduation
2 sessions – OUTDOOR (schoolyard)
SESSION 1: Classes 501; 502; 503; at 9:00 am
SESSION 2: Classes 504; 505; 506; 451 at 10:30 am
Ticket Admission Only
Thursday, June 16thKINDERGARTEN Stepping Up Ceremonies
2 sessions – OUTDOOR (schoolyard)
SESSION 1: Classes K1; K2; K3 and K12 at 9:00 am
SESSION 2: Classes K4; K5; K6 at 10:30 am
Ticket Admission Only 
Monday, June 20thNYCDOE Schools Closed
Juneteenth Observance
Thursday, June 23rdGRADE 5 PROM
PS 101 Gymnasium during the school day.
Senior Dance Party!
Student Participation Only
Friday, June 24thSCHOOL SPIRIT DAY
Luau Day
Wear Hawaiian Shirts, Shorts, Flip Flops, etc.
Monday, June 27thLAST DAY OF SCHOOL for all students!
Regular dismissal at grade/class exits.

If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher or our general office at 718-372-0221. We hope this information will be helpful to you in planning for the month of June. 

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

Reminder: Ramadan

Dear PS 101 Families:

April recognizes Arab American Heritage Month. Ramadan begins on April 2 and ends with the celebration of Eid al-Fitr on May 2. Our teaching staff will be using NYCDOE resources and instructional materials to celebrate heritage and culture in accordance with Ramadan and Eid-al-Fitr.

Appreciation of other cultures requires nurturing our sense of respect and acceptance. The more we understand and appreciate each other, the more we strengthen the social fabric of our city and our schools.

Eid al-Fitr translates to the “Festival of Breaking the Fast” and is celebrated starting on the first day of Shawwal following the month of Ramadan.

The resources below may be helpful in continuing to learn about Ramadan at home:

Ramadan (PBS Learning Media)  

Eid al Fitr: All About the Holidays (PBS Learning Media)  

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

NYSESLAT Family Letter

Dear Parent/Guardian(s),

The NYSESLAT is given to all students who are identified as ELL/MLL by the New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners (NYSITELL). The purpose of the NYSESLAT is to annually assess the English language proficiency level of ELLs/MLLs enrolled in Grades K–12 in New York State schools. The test gives the state, schools, parents, and teachers valuable information about the English language development of ELLs/MLLs. 

The NYSESLAT includes multiple choice, short written response questions, long written response questions, and oral response questions in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English. Your child must take all parts of the test in order to receive a valid score. The questions on the NYSESLAT reflect the kinds of activities and tasks that your child would experience in the classroom.

Your child will be tested within the testing windows noted below:

April 11 – May 6Speaking session test window (one-on-one testing)* This window will be interrupted by Spring Break on April 15 – 24. *
May 9 – 20Session 1, 2, 3  test window for listening, reading and writing

There are absolutely no make-ups after May 20th.  It is paramount that your child(ren) attend school during this window or they will receive an invalid score.  If they receive an invalid score, his or her level will then default to the previous year’s results. If you have plans to take your child out of school at any time during the dates noted above, please contact Mrs. Rivera, at jleung@schools.nyc.gov or your child’s ESL/ENL teacher in writing or at (718) 372-0221.

📌 For more information about the NYSESLAT, please visit: 

http://www.nysed.gov/bilingual-ed/nysitell-and-nyseslat-parent-guides

The NYSESLAT parent guide is available in 22 languages, including Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Urdu, Russian, Albanian and Uzbek.  

📌 For samples of test questions, please visit: https://www.engageny.org/resource/new-york-state-english-a-second-language-achievement-test-nyseslat-sample-items-annotations 

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

REMINDER: Important Dates for April 2022

Dear PS 101 Parents/Guardians:

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

DATEREASON
Friday, April 1stSchool Spirit Day WEAR BLUE in support of Autism Awareness Month
Tuesday, April 5thPTA General membership Meeting via ZOOM at 6PM. Register for the meeting here: https://ps101k.com/2022/03/28/pta-general-membership-agenda-elections-tuesday-4-5-2022-600pm-via-zoom/
Thursday, April 14thSCHOOL SPIRIT DAY PS 101 VIKING DAY! WEAR PS 101 SCHOOL APPAREL
Friday, April 15th through Friday, April 22ndSPRING RECESS – Schools Closed
Students return to school on Monday, April 25th
Tuesday, April 26thDAY ONE of NYS MATH – School Spirit Day -COMFY/COZY DAY > Don’t Sweat The Test! 
WEAR sweatpants/sweatshirt
Wednesday, April 27th DAY TWO of NYS MATH – School Spirit Day -COMFY/COZY DAY > Don’t Sweat The Test!
WEAR sweatpants/sweatshirt. 

If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher or our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Margaret Lloyd at 1-718-372-0221 or via email at MLloyd2@schools.nyc.gov. We hope this information will be helpful to you in planning for the month of April. 

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal