Graduation and Stepping-Up Dates (Gr 5, PK, K)

Good day PS 101 Families-

We are greatly looking forward to celebrating our students and all their accomplishments and achievements this year. Some year’s are milestones in education, and we like to recognize these moments alongside our PS101 families with special celebrations.

Due to Social Distancing and health requirements, this year’s Graduation for our 5th Graders and Stepping-up ceremony for Pre-K and Kindergarten will all be Virtual.

We will have a scheduled time for the presentation so that all our families can have a shared experience and then spend the remainder of the day celebrating their child and this monumental event in their lives. The time will be determined and announced as we get closer to June.


5th Grade Graduation: Friday, June 18

Kindergarten Stepping-Up: Wednesday, June 23

Pre-Kindergarten Stepping-Up : Tuesday, June 22


PS 101 Drive-By Parade for Grade 5

Dear PS 101 Parents and Families-

Tomorrow, June 18th between 1pm,-1:30pm, we are taking an extra step to honor our 5th Graders after their graduation in the morning. The 5th Grade teachers, as well as additional PS 101 staff will be holding a drive by parade where we will be playing music from our cars and honking to acknowledge and congratulate our graduating seniors.

While we wish we could have celebrated in person, we figured this next step was a way to maintain social distancing and honor our students.

A few things:

  • Due to the fact we will have about 15-20 cars in this parade, we cannot drive down the busy streets of Cropsey Avenue or 86th street.
  • You don’t need to come out of your house and should be able to view us or hear us from your porch or windows. If you choose to come out of your house, please remember to follow all social distancing laws which require masks and distancing 6ft apart from other people.
  • Unfortunately, we are not going to be able to cover the entire PS101 zone.
  • We will be driving up and down the blocks between Benson Avenue and Bath Avenue from Bay 41st Street all the way to Bay 32nd Street. You can view the route here: Parade route PS101
  • Please do not join the parade with your car.
  • We encourage you to clap and give shout backs to our staff 🙂

To our 5th Graders, we are very excited to celebrate you tomorrow!




5th Grade Moving-up Ceremony (Graduation)

Good afternoon 5th Grade Parents-

When life throws you lemons, you make lemonade!

While graduation won’t happen in the traditional sense, we are working on a virtual graduation to honor our amazing 5th grade students and celebrate their accomplishments with you.

We will be holding 5th Grade Moving-up Ceremony on Thursday June 18, and will announce the time and virtual platform shortly.

My suggested next step for you is to decide on how you can make this day special at home for your children. Whether it’s ordering a special meal, cooking your your child’s favorite dish, or having a Zoom celebration with your family, etc- find a way to create a memory for your child so they look back and say, “Even though we didn’t have it in the school, it was still an amazing day!”

More details coming soon…


5th Grade and Kindergarten Graduation

Dear PS 101 Families:

I hope this email finds everyone safe and healthy. We remain committed to carrying on with our school’s traditions by celebrating the accomplishments and successes our students have achieved. We may be apart, but we remain together as a 101 family.

I am happy to inform you:
We will be providing our students with a (1) virtual Grade 5 Awards Ceremony Ceremony, (2) a virtual Grade 5 Graduation Ceremony and (3) Kindergarten Stepping Up Ceremony.
*dates will be announced in the coming weeks

While I fully understand that these virtual ceremonies cannot replace the in-person experience, we will to do our very best to make each ceremony special.

We will keep you informed and provide updates as they become available.

We thank you for your understanding, positivity and support as we move forward together.