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!

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

Respect For All Essay and Poster Contest!!!

As part of October’s National Anti-Bullying Month and the DOE’s Respect For All Initiative, our school will be participating in the Respect for All Essay and Poster Contest. The contest allows students to raise awareness about bullying through writing and art. Show your true self and what the Leader In Me – Habits of Highly Effective People have done for you and our school!  


1. Essay Contest: The theme of the essay contest is “From Bystanders to Allies”. Essay responses should be no more than 400 words, on 8½ x 11 letter paper, 10 Arial font size, single-spaced, with page numbers. All essay responses must have name of school and name of student with grade level. Essays submitted on larger paper size will not be accepted. Address one of the following prompts:
a. Describe a time when you stood up for someone other than yourself. Explain how this act or acts have affected your life.
b. Describe a time when someone has helped you in a time of need. Explain how their actions have affected you.
c. Why do you think people have trouble accepting others who are different from them? How can you encourage others to be more accepting of those who are different?
d. The end of bullying begins with you: What have you (or someone you know) done to inspire, involve, or help others in preventing or ending bullying? Please give examples.


2. Poster Contest: Friends Do Make a Difference campaign. The intent of the campaign is to raise awareness around bullying issues. We encourage you to create a poster that incorporates your experience and understanding of bullying and anti-bullying. We firmly believe in the healing power of art. It helps us tell our stories, express our pain, and share our hopes.

Your poster can reflect any of these perspectives. When you submit your artwork, please write a brief statement about what your poster means to you. Please return any Respect For All essays or art posters to your classroom teacher before Tuesday, November 1st!

DUE DATE: NOVEMBER 1, 2022

Sincerely,

K. Kipriadis and C. Liebert

School Counselors

Have you completed and submitted your child’s Emergency Contact Form?

Dear PS 101 Families:

REMINDER! If you have not yet completed and submitted your child’s emergency contact form, please do immediately. You will find the grade link to the google form in your child’s REMIND message or Google Classroom today. You will have to sign-in using your child’s Google Classroom/DOE Student Email account. If you have more than one child, you must go log into each child’s individual account to complete the form. 

To ensure current contact information for school staff to reach you, please complete and submit the google form immediately.

If you have any issues regarding this matter, please inform your child’s teacher or call the general office at 718-372-0221.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

School Spirit Days in October 2022 with our PS 101 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 OCTOBER. 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, October 7thSCHOOL SPIRIT DAY!
SHOW YOUR PS 101 VIKING PRIDE!
WEAR PS 101 school apparel!
You may also WEAR our school color: BLUE!
Friday, October 14thSCHOOL SPIRIT DAY!
SHOW YOUR PS 101 VIKING PRIDE!
WEAR PS 101 school apparel!
You may also WEAR our school color: BLUE!
Friday, October 21stSCHOOL SPIRIT DAY!
FEEL GOOD ON FUN FRIDAY!
WEAR a t-shirt/sweatshirt with positive vibes/messages!
Friday, October 28thSCHOOL SPIRIT DAY!
Show your best self with working out attire to show you’re physically fit!
WEAR WORKOUT GEAR DAY!
Monday, October 31stSCHOOL SPIRIT DAY!
Character Day at PS 101
Dress up as your favorite character/person!

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

Late Arrivals

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Please be advised that the PS 101 school day begins promptly at 8:30 AM daily. Effective Monday October 3rd, students entering the school building later than 8:35 AM will be issued a pink late pass and will be marked ‘Late’ on the daily attendance. 

Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring your children are present for the entire school day.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

DESSA Family Letter

September 2022

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s), 

Welcome back to the new school year. Your continued partnership with us is more important than ever as we strive to ensure your child excels this school year and beyond. To further support you, our teachers, counselors, and social workers as champions of your child(ren)’s academic and social and emotional needs, we will continue administering the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA) that was introduced last school year.

The DESSA is a strengths-based Social Emotional Screener that asks questions about areas of social-emotional functioning including decision making, relationship building, confidence, and others. This tool is completed by someone who knows your child really well—in most cases a teacher. Research has consistently shown that developing the social and emotional skills of students helps them to succeed academically, gain confidence, and be happier. Social-emotional learning, or SEL, includes developing relationship skills, self-awareness, responsible decision-making, and optimistic thinking. 

Through use of the DESSA last year, we were able to build on each student’s strengths while identifying the social-emotional skills they needed to further develop. When the students’ growth areas were identified, we developed a highly responsive plan to target, strengthen, and enhance those skills in the most appropriate manner and settings.

The results of this screener will not be included on report cards, will not have any impact on grades, and will not be used to make any diagnostic or evaluation decisions. The results will be stored securely in an online portal that meets the DOE’s strictest privacy and security settings and will only be viewable by your child(ren)’s teachers and select school staff such as the principal or counselor.

We are excited to implement the DESSA beginning October 17, 2022. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Counselors Ms. Kipriadis or Ms. Liebert at (718) 372-0221.

*** OPT OUT INFO: Please indicate your intention for the DESSA screening on this Google Form: https://forms.gle/puX5Zb5XpWyzvYEd9. The form will close on October 16, 2022. If there is no response to the form, the DESSA screening will be administered for your child.

Sincerely, 

Gregg Korrol

Principal

Save for College Program Information Sessions

Dear PS 101 Families:

Please see below flyer for registration information on workshops you can attend to learn more about the Save for College program. You can register for these events on nyckidsrise.org/events.

Workshops are available in English, Arabic, Mandarin, and Spanish and you can also view pre-recorded sessions on youtube.com/nyckidsrise.

Poster of Save for College Information Sessions