Report Cards Are Available Online

Greetings PS 101 Families:

Please be advised the first marking period for the school term has come to an end and you will have access to your child’s report card tomorrow, Thursday, December 1st. If you should have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher.  

PS 101 Academic Policy:

ME: “Mastery-Exceeds” Standards (95-100) = 4 by NYS Standards

MA: “Mastery-Above” Standards (85-94) = a mid-high 3 by NYS Standards

MT: “Mastery-Meets” Standards (75-84) = a low-mid 3 by NYS Standards

MP: “Mastery-Approaching” Standards (65-74) = 2 by NYS Standards

MB: “Mastery-Below Standards (64 or less) =  1 by NYS Standards

There are two options for you to retrieve your child’s Report Card online (we do not give out paper report cards):

Report Card grades will be posted on this NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) for student grades, school forms, IEPs, tests scores, reading level, enrollment history, transportation, health, attendance, fitness data, scheduling and more at NYC Schools Account NYSCA

1) Go to:  www.schoolsaccount.nyc

a) Scroll to: Click on the blue icon/box “Sign In”

b) ENTER your username and password credentials that you signed up with for NYCSA access. (use your PARENT email and password)

c) CLICK on MyStudent – GREEN BOX

d) Select your student/child

e) Select: GRADES 

f) Current Report Card will be visible for you to click and access. Past Report Cards are also available for you to access. 

OR

2) Log into TeachHub using your child’s account and look under “student documents”. (use STUDENT email and password)

To Access Translated Versions of Report Cards:  If families are asking and are in need of assistance with requests for translating report card grades, kindly refer parents to use the NYCDOE site for accessing as follows: 

1) Go to:  www.schoolsaccount.nyc

2) Scroll to: Click on the blue icon/box “Sign In”

3) ENTER your username and password credentials that you signed up with for NYCSA access

4) Click SETTINGS- (top right corner-gear icon)

5) CLICK Language Preference from the list on the left side.

6) Select language preference and SAVE

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

December School Spirit Days With Our Little Lighthouse Team

Greetings 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 School Spirit Events for the month of DECEMBER. 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, December 2ndSCHOOL SPIRIT DAY!
WINTER HAT DAY! In-school!
Do you have a favorite, cute and fun winter hat to wear in school?
WEAR your favorite winter hat day!
Friday, December 9thSCHOOL SPIRIT DAY!
WINTER WHITE WONDERLAND!
Get ready for the winter snow and WEAR WINTER WHITE DAY!
Friday, December 16thSCHOOL SPIRIT DAY!
UGLY HOLIDAY SWEATER DAY!
WEAR your Ugly Holiday Sweater Day!
  Friday, December 23rdSCHOOL SPIRIT DAY!
Believe in Winter Dreams and WEAR your favorite winter theme, character, holiday, comfy/cozy pjs!
It’s Pajama Day at PS 101!

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

Sincerely,

PS 101 LIM Little Lighthouse Team

December 2022 – Important Dates

Dear PS 101 Parents/Guardians:

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

DATEREASON
Thursday, December 1st Middle School Application CLOSES.
Ensure your fifth grader preparing for Middle School applies via MySchools.nyc.
Friday, December 2nd School Spirit DaySCHOOL SPIRIT DAY!
WINTER HAT DAY! In-school! Do you have a favorite, cute and fun winter hat to wear in school?
WEAR your favorite winter hat day!
Friday, December 9th School Spirit DaySCHOOL SPIRIT DAY!
WINTER WHITE WONDERLAND!
Get ready for the winter snow and WEAR WINTER WHITE DAY!
Tuesday, December 13thPTA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
VIA ZOOM at 10am 
Tuesday, December 13thWinter Wonderland Performance for KINDERGARTEN.
NYCDOE Visitor Policy includes, KINDERGARTEN families must show valid ID and proof of COVID vaccination status upon entry.
Doors open at 9am.
Show begins at 9:15 am.
Wednesday, December 14thWinter Wonderland Performance for GRADE ONE.
NYCDOE Visitor Policy includes, GRADE ONE families must show valid ID and proof of COVID vaccination status upon entry.
Doors open at 9am.
Show begins at 9:15 am.
Thursday, December 15thWinter Wonderland Performance for GRADE TWO.
NYCDOE Visitor Policy includes, GRADE TWO families must show valid ID and proof of vaccination status upon entry.
Doors open at 9am.
Show begins at 9:15 am
Friday, December 16thWinter Wonderland Performance for PRE-K.
NYCDOE Visitor Policy includes, PRE-K families must show valid ID and proof of vaccination status upon entry.
Doors open at 9am.
Show begins at 9:15 am. 
Friday, December 16th School Spirit DaySCHOOL SPIRIT DAY!
WEAR your Ugly Holiday Sweater Day!
Friday, December 23
School Spirit Day
SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY!
Believe in Winter Dreams and WEAR your favorite winter theme, character, holiday, comfy/cozy PJs!
It’s Pajama Day at PS 101!
Friday, December 24th – Friday, December 31stWINTER RECESS
ALL NYC SCHOOLS CLOSED
School Resumes Tuesday, January 3rd

If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher. We hope this information will be helpful to you in planning for the month of December.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

P.S. 101 FOOD DRIVE: November 28 – December 9

Dear PS 101 Families:

The P.S.101 Family, led by the Little Lighthouse Team, will be holding a food drive beginning November 28th, through December 9th to help support the anti-hunger programs of the Reaching Out Community Services organization. This is an excellent chance to make a difference in the lives of many as well as making a significant impact on our community. We encourage you to join this effort to help our less fortunate neighbors.  The food we collect will be donated to the food pantry of the Reaching Out Community Services Organization that is located here in our community of Bensonhurst/Bath Beach. Your donations of boxed or canned goods will go a long way to help members of our community who are struggling with hunger. 

Help donate to those in need!

Please donate only non-perishable and non-expired canned or boxed foods.

What we need:

Canned fruits or vegetables, beans,  boxed cereals, pasta, granola bars, boxed or bagged snacks, crackers 

Drop off your donations in the box that will be set up near the security desk in the main lobby.

The Little Lighthouse Team of P.S.101

NYCDOE HIV/AIDS Curriculum

Dear PS 101 Parents/Guardians:

The NYS Education Department and the NYC Department of Education require that HIV/AIDS education be provided for all students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. The HIV/AIDS Curriculum that NYCDOE developed for NYC students is age and developmentally appropriate. For example, in kindergarten, students learn how people get sick and how to get better. In 5th grade, children learn how diseases are transmitted and how the body protects itself from disease. The New York State Education Department and the New York City Department of Education have mandated that HIV/AIDS education be provided for all students in Kindergarten through Grade 5 during the week of Monday, November 28, 2022, through Friday, December 2, 2022.

Classroom teachers will be implementing the mandated HIV/AIDS lessons with each class in our school. As a parent or legal guardian, you have the right to excuse your child from certain HIV/AIDS lessons that teach about methods of HIV prevention.  These “opt out” prevention lessons are identified in the HIV/AIDS Curriculum, which can be found online at: https://www.weteachnyc.org/resources/resource/hivaids-curriculum-2012-edition/

If you would like your child to be excused, you must write a letter to me, as the principal, stating the following:

  • Your child should not be in the classroom during the “opt out” prevention lessons; and
  • You will teach your child about prevention at home.

Lessons focus on developing an understanding of communicable diseases, ways to live a healthy life, and how to identify community resources that can help enhance the quality of life. An HIV/AIDS advisory council composed of Panel on Educational Policy members, community representatives, parents, teachers, and supervisors has thoroughly reviewed and approved the curriculum and related materials to be used. The curriculum has also been reviewed and approved by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

We welcome your involvement at school. If you have any questions regarding this program or would like to review HIV/AIDS curriculum materials, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.

All students are mandated to participate in the course of lessons throughout the week with an “opt out” opportunity regarding prevention measures (1) lesson: “Opt Out” prevention lessons in grades K-5 include:

GRADE, LESSON TITLE:

Grade K, Lesson 4: How Do People Get Sick? What Is HIV? What Is AIDS?

Grade 1, Lesson 3: What Are Viruses? How Do They Enter the Body to Cause Disease?

Grade 2, Lesson 3: What Causes and Prevents the Spread of Illness?

Grade 3, Lesson 4: What Are Healthy Choices That People Can Make?

Grade 4, Lesson 4: How Can We Help Each Other Make Healthy Choices?

Grade 5, Lesson 3: How Can We Reduce Our Risk Behaviors?

If you give permission for your child to take part in the HIV/AIDS Awareness/Prevention lesson, then you do not need to respond.  No response will automatically provide your child with consent to participate.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal