Upcoming Parent Workshops – Cornell University Cooperative Extension: Free Food and Nutrition Workshop Series

Dear PS 101 Parents/Guardians:

Please join Mr. Jean-Antoine Toussaint, Community Educator at Cornell University, on the following dates for Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program’s Free Food and Nutrition Workshop series. The program will help you gain knowledge and skills to change certain eating behaviors and to adopt nutritional healthy diets to better feed your family.

The workshops will be presented through Zoom on the following dates and each workshop builds on the previous one. We hope you can join us for all or as many sessions as able:

Nov 18, 2021 09:00 AM

Dec 2, 2021 09:00 AM

Dec 9, 2021 09:00 AM

Dec 16, 2021 09:00 AM

Dec 23, 2021 09:00 AM

Dec 30, 2021 09:00 AM

Jan 6, 2022 09:00 AM

Jan 13, 2022 09:00 AM

Jan 20, 2022 09:00 AM

Zoom meeting link:

https://cornell.zoom.us/j/99657107642?pwd=cGVpL0RJWjNBVWVtQ2pRck8zSkxyUT09

Meeting ID: 996 5710 7642

Passcode: 857118

COVID-19 Classroom Closure

Dear P.S. 101 Families:

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) have determined that a member of our school community has tested positive for COVID-19 and may have exposed others while at school.

Below you will find guidance on next steps that will help keep you, your child, and our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

What Happens Now?

  • Students and staff who are considered close contacts of the individual who tested positive have been notified of the need to quarantine for 10 days from their last contact with the person who tested positive. These students and staff will transition to fully remote teaching and learning for this period.
  • T2 and DOHMH will complete their investigation to identify and notify any other close contacts in the building, who will also need to quarantine for 10 days.
  • Any staff or students who are fully vaccinated OR students who were recently (within the past three months) diagnosed with COVID-19 and finished isolation in the past 90 days will NOT need to quarantine as long as they have no COVID-19 symptoms. People who are fully vaccinated have received both shots of a two shot regimen or one shot of a single shot regimen and 14 days or more have elapsed since their last shot.
  • Unvaccinated students and staff who are considered close contacts may test out of quarantine in order to return to their classrooms on the eighth day of quarantine. In order to do so, students should take a COVID-19 test on their fifth day of quarantine in order to re-enter class on the eighth day. Students must submit proof of a negative test through the COVID-19 Vaccination Portal, or by submitting the result to the school on paper or electronically.
  • Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.
  • All areas visited by the person with COVID-19 will be deep cleaned, disinfected, and reopened.
  • If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

How do we stay healthy?

All New Yorkers age 5 or older are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. If someone is fully vaccinated, they do not have to miss school, sports or work if there is a case in their classroom. People who are between 5 and 17 years old are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only; all older ages are eligible for all three vaccines. Find a vaccine site today at https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/. There is no cost to be vaccinated.

Please remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:  

  1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
  2. Practice social distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.
  3. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  4. Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; avoid touching your face; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.

How can I stay updated?

We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. To ensure we can reach you via text and email, please create a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

To help New Yorkers quarantine, the NYC Test + Trace Corps partners with community-based organizations to connect individuals to resources like food, medicine, and health care.  To connect with resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).

For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.  

Sincerely,

GREGG KORROL

Principal

Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined

Dear PS101 Families,

Please note the case below has warranted a partial classroom closure, meaning some students who sat near the person who tested positive will be quarantined.

****You will receive additional notification today if the person who tested positive is in your child’s class and if your child is mandated for quarantine.****

11/15/2021 3:05 PM

Subject: Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined

Dear P.S. 101 The Verrazano at 8696 24 Avenue Community:

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) have determined that a member of our school community has tested positive for COVID-19 and may have exposed others while at school.

Below you will find guidance on next steps that will help keep you, your child, and our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

What Happens Now?

  • Students and staff who are considered close contacts of the individual who tested positive have been notified of the need to quarantine for 10 days from their last contact with the person who tested positive. These students and staff will transition to fully remote teaching and learning for this period.
  • T2 and DOHMH will complete their investigation to identify and notify any other close contacts in the building, who will also need to quarantine for 10 days.
  • Any staff or students who are fully vaccinated OR students who were recently (within the past three months) diagnosed with COVID-19 and finished isolation in the past 90 days will NOT need to quarantine as long as they have no COVID-19 symptoms. People who are fully vaccinated have received both shots of a two shot regimen or one shot of a single shot regimen and 14 days or more have elapsed since their last shot.
  • Unvaccinated students and staff who are considered close contacts may test out of quarantine in order to return to their classrooms on the eighth day of quarantine. In order to do so, students should take a COVID-19 test on their fifth day of quarantine in order to re-enter class on the eighth day. Students must submit proof of a negative test through the DOE’s COVID-19 Vaccination Portal.
  • Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.
  • All areas visited by the person with COVID-19 will be deep cleaned, disinfected, and reopened.
  • If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

How do we stay healthy?

All New Yorkers age 12 or older are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. If someone is fully vaccinated, they do not have to miss school, sports or work if there is a case in their classroom. People who are between 12 and 17 years old are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only; all older ages are eligible for all three vaccines. Find a vaccine site today at https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/. There is no cost to be vaccinated.

Please remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:  

  1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
  2. Practice social distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.
  3. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  4. Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; avoid touching your face; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.

How can I stay updated?

We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. To ensure we can reach you via text and email, please create a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

To help New Yorkers quarantine, the NYC Test + Trace Corps partners with community-based organizations to connect individuals to resources like food, medicine, and health care.  To connect with resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).

For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.  

Sincerely,

GREGG KORROL

School Spirit Day – We’re Back! Wednesday November 24th

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Fall Flannel Wednesday – Wednesday, November 24th

We are pleased to bring back our School Spirit Days to the 101 Family!

On Wednesday, November 24th, get ready to cozy up with your fall favorites on Fall Flannel Wednesday! 

We want to show our 101 school spirit and get comfy to wear some warm flannel apparel! 

Please be sure your child is prepared for this fun-filled schoolwide event on Wednesday, November 24th.

The Fall is a time for cooler weather.

In comes the chill of the brisk air.

There is a strong need for warmer clothing.

Bathing suits are something, you should no longer dare.

It’s a time for flannel shirts, thicker socks

and friends spending time together.

So, let’s stay warm, celebrating all that is happening in the Fall;

Changing leaves, flannel shirts and cool weather!

NOVEMBER 2021 – IMPORTANT DATES

Dear Parents/Guardians:

We are listing some important dates for the month of November. Please keep these dates for reference during the month of November.

DATEREASON
Monday, November 1st through Friday, November 5th PS 101 SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
Students will be able to shop and purchase throughout the entire week. 
Tuesday, November 2ndELECTION DAY
NYC SCHOOLS CLOSED
Asynchronous work due to account for all student’s attendance. 
Tuesday, November 2nd PTA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
VIA ZOOM at 10
:00 am 
Wednesday, November 3rd
Friday, November 5th
Tuesday, November 9th 
Tuesday, November 30th 
CLASS LECTURE VISITS with guest speakers to review traffic safety from the NYC DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
Thursday, November 4th HALF-DAY OF SCHOOL
Student dismissal at 11:50 am. 
PARENT-TE
ACHER CONFERENCES
will be held virtually at 12:50 – 2:50 pm and 4:30 – 7:00 pm.
Friday, November 5th COFFEE WITH KORROL
Via ZOOM

Grade 4 Families Only 
9:30 AM start time
Thursday, November 11th VETERAN’S DAY
NO SCHOOL
ALL NYC SCHOOLS CLOSED 
Friday, November 19th COFFEE WITH KORROL
Via ZOOM
Grade 2 Families Only 
9:30 AM start time
Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY OBSERVANCE
NO SCHOOL 
ALL NYC SCHOOLS CLOSED

If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher or our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Margaret Lloyd at 1-718-372-0221 or via email at MLloyd2@schools.nyc.gov. We hope this information will be helpful to you in planning for the month of November.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol,

Principal

PTA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP AGENDA – Tuesday, 11/2/2021 @ 10:00 am via Zoom

PTA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP

Tuesday, 11/2/2021 @ 10:00 am via Zoom

AGENDA

  • Meeting Call to Order
  • Review of Minutes / Motion to Approve
  • President’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report/Motion to Approve Treasurer’s Report
  • SLT Update
  • Questions & Concerns Session
  • Motion to Adjourn

UPCOMING DATES:

Nov 2             Election Day, full remote instructional day

Nov 11           Veteran’s Day (school closed)

Nov 25-26     Thanksgiving Recess (school closed)

Dec 7             December PTA meeting

Dec 24-31      Winter Recess (school closed)

The ABCs of Healthy Relationships

Dear PS101 Families,

Through the Parent University, families are being invited to attend a one-hour, 30-minute virtual course entitled, “Helping Our Kids Build Healthy Relationships,” which will be held at 6:00 p.m. on October 19. The course is being taught by experts from the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence and the DOE. Parents and caregivers can learn about a new virtual toolkit called “The ABCs of Healthy Relationships,” and get tips from experts on how to support elementary school aged kids in developing healthier relationships. 

NYC Parent University Register Flyer  available in:

Indigenous People’s Day – Schools Closed on Monday, October 11, 2021

Dear PS 101 Families:

Pease be advised all New York City Department of Education schools will be closed on Monday, October 11th. This special holiday celebrates Indigenous People’s Day to commemorate various histories and cultures.

We look forward to welcoming our students back to school to resume our school week on Tuesday, October 12th.

Visit our website at www.ps101k.com for all Important up-to-date information.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

Share Information about COVID-19 Vaccine Course with Families

The DOE’s Parent University invites families to attend a one-hour virtual course entitled, “COVID-19 Vaccines: What You Need to Know,” which will be held at 10:00 a.m. and at 6:00 p.m. on September 29. The course is being taught by experts from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), and includes updates about COVID-19 vaccines, as well as a live question-and-answer session. Please share the information with families as soon as possible, by backpacking home this flyer with students in your school. 

As previously shared, the DOE’s Parent University seeks to educate and empower all families from early childhood through adulthood, with free courses, resources, events, and activities. Please continue to make families in your school community aware of this resource by emailing these flyers; translated versions are available in all DOE-supported languages on the Family and Community Empowerment (FACE) family-facing webpage

PTA General Membership / Annual Title1 Meeting AGENDA – 10/5/2021

PTA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP / ANNUAL TITLE1 MEETING
Tuesday, 10/5/2021 @ 10:00 am via Zoom (Registration in advance required and link will be send via Remind)

  • Meeting Call to Order
  • SLT Elections (2 positions)
  • Review of Minutes / Motion to Approve
  • President’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report/Motion to Approve Treasurer’s Report
  • Title 1 / SLT Update
  • Questions & Concerns Session
  • Motion to Adjourn

UPCOMING DATES:

Oct 11            Italian Heritage Day (school closed)

Nov 2             Election Day, full remote instructional day

Nov 2             November PTA meeting

Nov 11           Veteran’s Day (school closed)

Nov 25-26     Thanksgiving Recess (school closed)

Dec 7             December PTA meeting

Dec 24-31      Winter Recess (school closed)