REMINDER: Important Dates for June 2022

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

June School Safety

June 1, 2022

Dear PS 101 Parents/Guardians:

We have reached a very important time in the academic year. Although, the warm weather may feel like the year is winding down, instruction continues at full speed. Learning experiences in June are an important part of the curriculum and for many of our children it is the time when all of the instruction from previous months culminates and challenges students.

We ask for your cooperation in helping us do everything we can to optimize learning for your children. We rely on your partnership to ensure you keep the following points in mind:

Daily Attendance:

Attendance and being on time is vital to your child’s progress. Did you know that a student with a 90% attendance rate actually missed one month of school? That’s a reality. Everyday counts! Students should only be absent when they are not feeling well or sick.

Student Attire:

Students should come to school dressed appropriately to learn at all times. The proper tone of a school building is greatly enhanced when students are dressed for successful learning. Tank tops or halter tops are not permitted. We are fortunate to have functional air conditioners in every classroom which eliminates the need to wear scant clothing. Shorts that are “finger-tip” length or longer are permissible; however short shorts are not. The finger-tip rule: shorts should be longer than the tips of the child’s finger, when arms are held straight down the side of their legs.

Student Safety- Shoes:

During the course of the day, children go up and down the steps and play outside during their designated lunch period. For your child’s own safety, sandals, flip-flops, backless and high heel shoes are not permitted to be worn in school. As shoes like this are deemed unsafe for physical activities. Children wearing shoes of this kind will not be permitted to play in gym class. Furthermore, students must wear sneakers to Physical Education classes. Failure to do so constitutes being unprepared for class and may impact negatively on report cards grades.

We expect your cooperation in maintaining a safe learning environment for all of our children.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

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

Schools Closed 5/30/22 in Observance of Memorial Day

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Please be advised that all New York City Department of Education elementary schools will be closed to commemorate Memorial Day on Monday, May 30th. We honor the brave men and women who have served our country in the military and who continue to do so, for the sake of our freedom.

School will resume as regularly scheduled on Tuesday, May 31st. Please visit our school website PS 101 Parent Calendar for all important dates and information.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

COVID-19 High Alert Level

Dear PS 101 Families:

Please read the following message from the NYCDOE regarding COVID-19 updates.

Due to recent increases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in New York City, the city is now at a COVID-19 high (orange) alert level. This means there is significant spread of COVID-19 in the city.

We urge you to take the following proven precautions to protect your family and our communities:

  • Wear a mask. We recommend that everyone age 2 and older wear a well-fitting mask in all public indoor settings, including at school and early childhood education (ECE) programs, even if not required. Encourage your child to wear a mask while at school or ECE program and when gathering with friends. Your child’s school has masks available.
  • Get vaccinated and boosted. Everyone age 5 and older should get vaccinated against COVID-19, including getting a booster shot when eligible. Vaccines have saved countless lives and are our best defense against the virus. Find a vaccination site at nyc.gov/vaccinefinder(Open external link) or by calling 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692). You can get vaccinated for free, regardless of immigration or insurance status.
  • Stay home when sick. Everyone should stay home if they are sick or test positive for COVID-19 and follow all guidance, including wearing a well-fitting face mask for 10 days.
  • Get tested. Everyone should get tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms, were recently with someone who has COVID-19, recently traveled or were at a large event. Schools are giving each child four at-home tests per week and testing is available throughout the city. To find a testing site, visit nyc.gov/covidtest(Open external link). Testing is free at many sites.
  • Consider other precautions, such as avoiding crowds, limiting gatherings to a small number of people, increasing ventilation, and wearing a higher quality mask. This is especially important for people who are at increased risk due to age, underlying medical condition, or because they are unvaccinated.

If you or your child tests positive for COVID-19, call your health care provider or 212-COVID19 (212-268-4319) to ask about treatment options for people age 12 and older. To learn more, including about who is eligible, visit nyc.gov/health/covidtreatments(Open external link). If your child tests positive, please inform their school or ECE program. Children who test positive or are home with symptoms can receive free online learning and office hours while out sick.

If we all do our part, we can beat this COVID-19 wave and enjoy a safe and healthy spring and summer.

Translations of this message will be available at the end of the day here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/messages-for-families

COVID Positives and Test Kits

Dear PS 101 Families,

As a reminder, students are given four home COVID Test kits per week. It is recommended you test your child at the beginning of the week and three days later. The other two kits may be used by family members.

Like the rest of NYC, PS 101 has also had a rise in positive COVID cases both in students and staff. When a child in a class or staff member reports being positive, we send a letter home to the class called an “exposure letter” which informs you someone in your child’s class has tested positive. if you get this letter, it is recommended you test your child that evening. If your child tests positive, you must notify PS 101 so we can take additional steps on our end to protect the community.

While New York City health officials on Monday strongly recommended that all individuals wear medical-grade masks in public indoor settings citywide, masks are not mandated in schools and it is still your (and your child’s) choice to wear or not wear a mask.

We will of course keep you updated with any additional news.

GK
Principal

Reminder: Important Dates for May 2022

Dear PS 101 Parents/Guardians:

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

DATEREASON
Monday, May 2ndNYCDOE Schools Closed Eid al-Fitr Observance
Tuesday, May 3rdSCHOOL SPIRIT DAY Harry Potter Day WEAR your favorite Harry Potter shirt/character or movie design/apparel. 
Tuesday, May 3rdPTA General membership Meeting via ZOOM at 10am. Link to follow, closer to the meeting date. 
Wednesday, May 4thSCHOOL SPIRIT DAY WEAR your favorite STAR WARS shirt/character/movie design/apparel.
MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!
Monday, May 2nd– Friday, May 6th  Teacher Appreciation Week  May 2nd -6th Say a special thank you to our teaching staff. They deserve it!
Wednesday, May 25th 

(Rain-date Friday, May 27th)
EARLY CHILDHOOD DANCE FESTIVAL 
Grades PREK-Grade 2 Classes ONLY
Schoolyard showcase

Please follow grade times:
PRE-K: start time at 9:30 am
Kindergarten: start time at 10:15 am
Grade One: start time at 11:00 am
Grade Two: start time at 11:45 am
Friday, May 27thSchool Spirit Day WEAR Red, white or blue for patriotism. 
Friday, May 27th GRADE 5 SENIOR FIELD DAY TRIP
Parent/Guardian Permission
Senior Field Day Trip at Fort Hamilton Park: competitive play; team building, fun and lunch!

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 May. 

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

May 2022 – Important Dates

Dear PS 101 Parents/Guardians:

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

DATEREASON
Monday, May 2ndNYCDOE Schools Closed Eid al-Fitr Observance
Tuesday, May 3rdSCHOOL SPIRIT DAY Harry Potter Day WEAR your favorite Harry Potter shirt/character or movie design/apparel. 
Tuesday, May 3rdPTA General membership Meeting via ZOOM at 10am. Link to follow, closer to the meeting date. 
Wednesday, May 4thSCHOOL SPIRIT DAY WEAR your favorite STAR WARS shirt/character/movie design/apparel.
MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!
Monday, May 2nd– Friday, May 6th  Teacher Appreciation Week  May 2nd -6th Say a special thank you to our teaching staff. They deserve it!
Wednesday, May 25th 

(Rain-date Friday, May 27th)
EARLY CHILDHOOD DANCE FESTIVAL 
Grades PREK-Grade 2 Classes ONLY
Schoolyard showcase

Please follow grade times:
PRE-K: start time at 9:30 am
Kindergarten: start time at 10:15 am
Grade One: start time at 11:00 am
Grade Two: start time at 11:45 am
Friday, May 27thSchool Spirit Day WEAR Red, white or blue for patriotism. 
Friday, May 27th GRADE 5 SENIOR FIELD DAY TRIP
Parent/Guardian Permission
Senior Field Day Trip at Fort Hamilton Park: competitive play; team building, fun and lunch!

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 May. 

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal