A tremendous THANK YOU to our PTA for organizing the 5th Grade Prom. A wonderful night was had by all! A special thank you to the 20/20 Club located on 86th Street. #ps101
Greetings PS 101 Families-
Tonight is the Annual Drama Show for PS 101. This is the one time that the show will be performed in its entirety and we hope to see you here to share in this amazing event with all our students and staff.
Please be reminded students, including the performers from Drama, Band and Chorus, MUST come with an adult (no drop-off of students- they must have an adult).
Doors Open at 6pm for those who want the best seats!
Show will start promptly at 6:30pm
I look forward to seeing you tonight 🙂
Dear PS 101K Parents/Guardians:
At PS 101 we are so excited to tell you that Wednesday, May 23rd is a Parent Engagement Night! We have an incredibly special evening planned for you and your child that celebrates The Leader in Me Program and the work your child has completed thus far on their journey to Leadership.
The Leader in Me is based on the book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, one of the most celebrated books on Leadership around the world. The 7 Habits teach principles of personal and interpersonal effectiveness, such as responsibility, vision, integrity, teamwork, and collaboration.
The Program for the evening is as follows:
We hope you will join us for an amazing evening of fun and excitement as we celebrate our students and give you a unique bonding opportunity with your child
You can print the letter and tear-off slip showing you will be coming to the event by clicking here: Leader In Me NIGHT – May 23rd
Regarding attendance, please be advised that when your child is signed out of school, they are marked absent for the portion of the day they are not present. Attendance is based on being present inside the school. Attendance records are legal documents and time in school must be accounted for properly. So please understand that if you are signing your child out of school for a medical reason or any other purpose, they are marked absent for the portion of the day they are not present inside the school. The same holds true for lateness. School starts at 8:10 am. While we give a 2-3 minute leeway for students to come into the building, if they are late, they are marked late, regardless of reason. Again, attendance and being marked present is about being present inside PS 101.
PS 101 is very excited to welcome the new Chancellor to the NYCDOE.
Please see the letter below from Chancellor Carranza:
April 9, 2018
It is my pleasure to serve as your Schools Chancellor. I am eager to meet parents and families, and hear your hopes for your children and schools.
I want to share a bit about my life and career. I grew up in Tucson, Arizona, the son of a sheet metal worker and a hairdresser. My grandparents were immigrants from Mexico and I did not learn English until kindergarten. Although my parents never attended college, they knew that the path forward for my twin brother and me included an education. They wanted more for their children—a college degree and meaningful work. I know that you also want the same opportunities for your children.
I have devoted my life to public education because it is the greatest gift I have received. I started teaching nearly 30 years ago in the same public high school that I attended. I began as a bilingual social studies and music teacher, and later became a high school principal in Tucson. I then went on to be a regional superintendent in Las Vegas, and a superintendent in San Francisco, and most recently, in Houston.
As Chancellor, I plan to build on the strong work our students, educators, schools, and families are already doing. I am particularly focused on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Equity and Excellence for All (E&E) agenda. E&E is the engine through which we are offering every four-year old a free, full day, high-quality Pre-K for All seat, and expanding 3-K for All to reach each child in this formative stage. Through our Universal Literacy initiative, we are getting all of our students reading on grade level. Beyond our students’ early years, we are making sure that all of our graduates are prepared for college and careers through College Access for All and AP for All. You are partners in this important work, and together we will continue to make sure that your children are in school and committed to learning.
I also believe that schools are more than places where children go to learn. They are the heart of our communities—and a bridge to opportunity, support, and wellness for students and their families. A great education is the best way to empower the next generation.
I am excited to share this journey with you, and look forward to meeting many of you in the coming months. Your children are New York City’s future doctors, tech leaders, teachers, and mayors. I promise to serve, champion, and care for each of them.
Richard A. Carranza
Office of the Chancellor
Letter in English: CarranzaLettertoParents
Letter in Spanish: Español
Letter in Chinese: 中文
Letter in Bengali: বাংলা
Letter in Russian: Русский
Letter in Arabic: العربية
Letter in Urdu: ردو
Letter in Haitian Creole: Kreyòl Ayisyen
Letter in Korean: 한국어
Letter in French: Français
Please be advised we entered into a soft lockdown drill today.
As per DOE requirements, we are to do 4 drills per year. I am happy to inform you that everything was very swift and everyone (staff and students) responded perfectly according to our protocol. Thank you to the staff and students.