Parents as Partners Workshop: Meet and Greet Our New Parent Coordinator and Get to Know Our PTA

Dear PS 101 Families:

The home-school partnership includes getting our families involved and helping you understand what your child is expected to learn this school year. Please join me on February 9 for a “getting to know you” workshop to discuss your concerns and share in an opportunity to meet our PTA Executive Board to learn how we can best help you with building a partnership in education. 

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Location: At our school cafeteria

This workshop is free but space is limited to 25 families. Online Registration is REQUIRED. Please register with the google form link: https://forms.gle/BWkxgfR6CRNsr1R97

All attendees must show valid ID and proof of COVID vaccination status. 

To stay up-to-date with our curricular, learning objectives, programs, events, notices of information and happenings, please refer to our school website www.ps101k.com. I look forward to meeting you, so we can share our vision and guide you through your child’s elementary schooling experience. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me, Ms. Bing Xing Lin at BLin9@schools.nyc.gov or 347-563-4680.

Sincerely,

Bing Xing Lin

PS 101 Parent Coordinator

Building Your Child’s Home Library Family Workshop

Dear PS 101 Families:

There are a few spots still open for the Family Workshop on Building Your Child’s Home Library on Saturday, January 28th at 10:15 AM!  (Please view our flyer.)

Space is limited so if you’re interested in attending the workshop with your child, please REGISTER ONLINE HERE: tinyurl.com/yna386zh

As a reminder, one parent per family is required to attend with their child(ren). Please be prepared to show valid ID and proof of COVID vaccination upon entry to the building.

We hope you’ll be able to join us!

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Parent Workshops: Special Education

Dear PS 101 Families,

Below are links to community workshops on Special Education and services.

Brooklyn Early Childhood & School Age Family Community Engagement (FACE) Center for NYC

Upcoming Workshops and Events for Families:

Understanding the IEP Process
2/8/23, Wednesday, 11:00am-1:00pm:

Learn about the fundamentals of the IEP process, including evaluations and
eligibility, the roles and responsibilities of school staff and families, the
various components of the IEP, and the transition planning process.
For families of students with disabilities.
Register:
https://includenyc.org/events/understanding-the-iep-process-5/

Agency 101: Connecting Individuals with Disabilities to Adult Services
2/16/23, Thursday, 5:30pm-7:00pm:

This training will review New York State’s adult service agencies for people
with disabilities, the services they provide, and their eligibility processes.
Learn about how to connect students with disabilities to essential
post-school options and supports, the benefits of adult agency services, and
how to involve your student and IEP team in accessing services.
Register:
https://includenyc.org/events/agency-101-connecting-individuals-with-d
isabilities-to-adult-services-5/

GK

Save For College Parent Workshop for Kindergarten and Grade 1 Families on January 25

Dear PS 101 Kindergarten and Grade One Families:

Please see below registration link to join our information workshop on Wednesday January 25th, at 9:00 AM. You will learn more about the Save for College program. We will explain the process and the advantages to joining the program to save for your child’s future. All workshop participants must show valid ID and proof of COVID vaccination upon entry.

Register for this workshop using this link: https://forms.gle/pbKkwxRBa3yRzQa86

Your child has been automatically enrolled in the Save for College Program unless you choose not to participate. You do not have to do anything to enroll to receive a free NYC Scholarship Account. For more details, please visit https://nyckidsrise.org/; https://nyckidsrise.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/BB1-Completion-List_English.pdf; https://nyckidsrise.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/SFC-One-Pager_en.pdf

Building Block 1 – To Activate and View the NYC Scholarship Account:

1. Visit https://nyckidsrise.org/

2. Click Activate Account

3. After reading the Welcome statement, scroll down and click activate account

4. Another small box will appear and you can click Continue

5. You will then see a Registration box pop up

6. Enter your child’s Date of Birth, Zip Code, and OSIS Number (Student ID Number), then click submit.

7. Now you will enter your personal information and create a password

8. Once that’s complete, click on the introductory survey

9. Complete the introductory survey to earn the first $25 reward, which will be allocated to your child’s scholarship account within about a week.

After you finish activating the account, you can choose to open your own account as a next step (also known as Building Block 2) so that you can save alongside the scholarship account. If you have any questions or would like support opening your own college and career savings account:

1. Call NYC Kids RISE at 1-833-543-7473 or email them at info@nyckidsrise.org

2. Join NYC Kids RISE for a Choose the Right Account Workshop. Click here to see the full list of events and register.

We will walk you through these simple steps together!

Please contact our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Bing Xing Lin at Blin9@schools.nyc.gov or (347) 563-4680 if you need support to activate and view your child’s NYC Scholarship Account.

In community,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

Parents as Partners Workshop on January 20th

Dear PS 101 Families:

Please join me for a parent workshop on Friday, January 20th at 9am to welcome guest speaker, Dr. Vincent Adamo, who is a part of the Wellness Professionals committed to changing the healthcare delivery system for the world. He will be visiting PS 101 to educate and support families on how to live healthier lives and build healthy families. He is committed to educating the community on boosting their immune system through the correction of your spine and nervous system. Join us for this parent workshop to learn more about improving their health.

Please register for the workshop at: https://forms.gle/XjbKKbvJKTjfrjf76

All workshop participants must show valid ID and proof of COVID vaccination upon entry.

Please contact me with further concerns and questions at 1-347-563-4690 or via email at BLin9@schools.nyc.gov.

Sincerely,

Ms. Bing Xing Lin

PS 101 Parent Coordinator

Building Your Child’s Home Library Family Workshop

Dear PS 101 Families:

You are cordially invited to join us for a Family Workshop on Building Your Child’s Home Library on Saturday, January 28th at 10:15 AM.  (Please view our flyer.)

Come have your family register for a FREE library card with our local librarian, Ms. O’Leary! Did you know this card doubles as a powerful culture pass to many of NYC’s best museums and sites?! Did you also know that your NYC students’ account has access to SORA – a FREE online library? Join us to learn about these resources to help you build up literacy at home! At the end of the event, every child will also be allowed to take home 10+ new or used books for FREE!

This workshop is free but space is limited to 25 families. (If it is popular, we will host a duplicate event in the future.) Online Registration is REQUIRED and opens tomorrow, Saturday the 14th here: tinyurl.com/yna386zhOne parent per family is required to attend with their child(ren). A light breakfast will be served. 

Translators for Chinese, Russian and/or Spanish will be present. Other languages can also be requested! الترجمة متاحة! 翻译可用!Доступен перевод! ¡Traducción disponible! ترجمہ دستیاب ہے! If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Rivera at jleung@schools.nyc.gov.

Our books were generously sponsored by both the Brooklyn Book Bodega, whose mission is to increase the number of books homes for kids 0-18 in NYC, and by the Book Fairies of LI who sources and redistributes books to under-resourced communities on Long Island and New York City to provide equitable opportunities for children to learn, grow, and thrive. 

We hope you’ll be able to join us!

Please be prepared to show valid ID and proof of COVID vaccination upon entry to the building.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

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NYC Schools Account Parent Workshop on Thursday, January 12

Greeting PS 101 Parents/Guardians:

It is my pleasure to invite our 101 families to join me for an in-person parent workshop on Thursday, January 12th at 9:00 AM.

Now that you have created your child’s NYC Schools Account, do you want to gain a better understanding of how you can support your child’s academic career? Please complete the google form to register for this workshop: https://forms.gle/HoxYnuASHKVp5RTs5 > Kindly note, this workshop is now full. Thank you for signing up! Please look out for future workshops!

All visitors must show valid ID and proof of vaccination upon entry.

What is a NYC Schools Account? 

NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) is a DOE application that lets you access important information about your child on any device. The website is accessible in nine languages. 

Why is the NYC Schools Account important? 

The NYC Schools Account allows you to view your child’s grades, report cards, attendance history, test scores, transportation information, IEP information, submit COVID consent forms, track your child’s progress to graduation, and more to come! Your NYC Schools Account will be the only way to vote in the upcoming 2023 Education Council Elections (CEC).  

Please join me to learn how more information and how to navigate the portal to better support your child on January 12th at 9 AM.

Our Tech Support Liaison, Ms. Lau, will also be available for any tech issues you may be experiencing with your account accessibility.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 1-347-563-4680 or via email at BLin9@schools.nyc.gov.

Sincerely,

Bing Xing Lin

PS 101K Parent Coordinator

Kindergarten Application Parent Workshop on Jan 9th from 3 PM – 5 PM

Greetings PS 101 Parents/Guardians:

Our Parent Coordinator Bing Xing Lin will be hosting a parent workshop at PS 101 to provide an in-depth overview of the NYC DOE Kindergarten application process. Ms. Bing will be joined by Ms. Lau (STEM/Tech Teacher) and Ms. Wu (DL Coordinator) to help parents understand how the Kindergarten application process works and what you need to do to apply for Kindergarten at PS 101. The workshop will be held in person on Monday, January 9, 2023 from 3 PM – 5 PM.

If you are interested in attending, please register for this workshop by submitting the following Google form: https://forms.gle/jvP7u2Azrh482n1J6

If you plan to attend the workshop, please have your MySchools account login information handy—your MySchools account is a necessary part of the application process.

Please note, this workshop is only applicable to families who are zoned for PS 101. You can check if your address is zoned for PS 101 by using the NYC DOE “Find A School” website: https://schoolsearch.schools.nyc/

Following NYC DOE visitor policy, only individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be allowed to attend the workshop. We need your help to follow the mandatory visitor policy, please be prepared to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status and valid proof of identification upon entering the school building.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Bing Xing Lin at via email at Blin9@schools.nyc.gov or phone (347) 563-4680.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

FREE Parenting Workshops and ESL Classes Offered by Chinese American Sunshine House

Dear PS 101 Families:

Please see the following FREE parenting workshops and ESL classes provided by one of our community organizations, the Chinese American Sunshine House. 

Parenting Skills Program

12/06/2022 – 01/24/2023, every Tuesday, 2PM – 3PM (EST)  via  Zoom

Parents will learn different parenting skills in this 8-session weekly program. All sessions are free to attend and open to the public. This program will be conducted in Chinese. Click here to fill out the registration form

English Classes

Starting 12/06/2022 – 02/14/2023, every Tuesday(no class on 12/13) , 4PM – 5PM (EST)  via  Zoom

The ESL classes will be facilitated bilingually in English and Chinese. Beginning and intermediate level English learners are welcomed to join. This program is free to participate and open to the public. Click  here to fill out the registration form

You can download the flyers below for further information:

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Parent Workshop

Dear PS 101 Families,

The presentation below discusses research-based strategies for developing social and emotional intelligence at home, including:

  • the purpose of SEL at home
  • family culture
  • changing mindsets
  • mental health basics
  • how to create an SEL environment at home
  • emotional safety plans
  • utilizing SEL & academic practice at home