Dear PS 101 Families-
I am incredibly honored and excited to inform you that PS101 the Verrazzano School has been awarded the National Blue Ribbon Award which signifies Excellence as a high performing and top school across the entire United States!!!
I want to express my deepest THANK YOU to the INCREDIBLE PS101 STAFF who always strive to be, do, and give their best to our students. It is because of this amazing group of educators that we have received this honor. Additionally, a HUGE THANK YOU to the PS 101 Community of parents for working with us to create an outstanding education for our students.
IN RECOGNITION OF PS 101 VERRAZZANO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BROOKLYN, NEW YORK AS A
2020 EXEMPLARY HIGH PERFORMING NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
September 24, 2020
Congratulations on your recognition as a 2020 Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School! The U.S. Department of Education acknowledges your students’ success as an inspiring example of how teachers, parents, and community leaders can work together to help students prepare for what comes next.
I commend you for striving to do what’s right for your students and to personalize instruction to meet your students’ unique needs and strengths. Thank you for what you do to help your students realize their potential and achieve their dreams.
A world-class education must be available to every young person if our nation is to meet the challenges of the future—and of right now. Great school leaders pivoted and kept learning going for their students as health realities disrupted everything.
I commend your dedication and recognize the essential work that you do in helping students prepare for successful futures. Our country needs more dedicated educators like you. It is my hope that you will become a beacon for other educators, working with them, and sharing the practices that make your students so deserving of this national recognition.