Art Exhibit Showcase for PS 101 Staff and Parents

Dear 101 Parents,

Art Teacher Mrs. Russo created a place for the staff (and you as a parent) to exhibit your creativity. It doesn’t have to be artwork specifically; it can be a recipe, a sewing project, photography–anything creative done within the last 8 weeks you would like to display. It’s a great way of sharing a little piece of yourself with the school community, while appreciating one another more and getting to know each other better.

Please ensure to post only appropriate artwork and comments that children can look at and read about.  

PS101 Art exhibit online:

Adult Artistry of PS 101; Made with Magic During Covid19

#art #artwork #ps101 #ps101experience

FREE Virtual Trips and events at Home with Your Child…

Greetings parents-

I’ve been doing some research on virtual trips and other activities you can do with your child. See below for educational links and videos:

Here’s a Massive List of Museums, Zoos, and Theme Parks Offering Virtual Tours

Virtual Events for Kids in the New York Metro Area—And Farther Away

25 Amazing Virtual Field Trips for Kids—Spring 2020

Use this child friendly video to teach your Children about Social Distancing

How to Ease Anxiety for Kids With and Without Special Needs During Coronavirus Isolation

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has partnered with nine public television stations to offer “Learn-at-Home” educational programming on-air for students from prekindergarten through grade 12, every weekday.
  • “Learn-at-Home” programming is available to students through their local public television station starting Monday, March 23.
  • Programming will be available for young children (PreK through grade 4) and older children (grade 5 through grade 12) on different digital channels. Material can be viewed for free over-the-air with a television antenna or on cable.
  • Parents and educators should check local listings for information about their public television stations’ schedules and channel lineup. As this program continues, stations are planning to offer more specific educational information and resources developed in conjunction with local school districts, BOCES, parents and teachers.
  • New special collections of learning materials have also been created for parents
  • For more information, visit your local PBS station

Activities with Your Child

Greetings PS101 families!

During this time when we are at home, in addition to your child’s daily class work from their teacher, I’m going to post links to activities that you can choose to do at home with your child.
*Please note that the links posted are not affiliated with the NYCDOE and may have ads.

Here are some activities from @nymetroparents:

10 Fun and Educational Apps to Keep Kids Learning at Home

Dismissal Advisory for Today

Please be advised there was an accident on 35th Street between Benson Avenue and 86th street. While this incident has nothing to do with our school (we are all safe and well), please note the police have closed off 35th street between Benson Ave and 86th street.

As we are approaching dismissal, please ensure to give yourself a little extra time to come down the block and I am asking you to quickly pick up your child and leave the immediate area so we can ensure a smooth dismissal.

Thank you,



The Leader In Me: Goal Setting with your child

PS 101 is a Leader In Me School, now in year 2. We spent our first year focussing on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (look at the image to your left to see the 7 Habits). Our Goal for this year is to help students create goals and be accountable to those goals. By the end of September, your child will have a personal goal. Children will also have accountability notebooks where they track their own progress. Your child’s teacher can tell you more about this. The Importance of Goals

The Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model and process developed in partnership with educators that empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. It is based on principles and practices of personal, interpersonal and organizational effectiveness, and upon the powerful premise that every child possesses unique strengths and has the ability to be a leader.

The Leader in Me helps students learn how to become self-reliant, take initiative, plan ahead, set and track goals, do their homework, prioritize their time, manage their emotions, be considerate of others, express their viewpoint persuasively, resolve conflicts, find creative solutions, value differences, and live a balanced life. The process helps students develop the skills and self-confidence they need to lead their lives and succeed in school and beyond.

You are your child’s first and best teacher. You lay the foundation for the education of your children’s mind, heart, body, and spirit. No matter what’s going on in your child’s school, you can help your son or daughter discover the leader within and prepare for a great life of contribution and service.

Below are resources you can use when speaking to your child about personal Leadership and the 7 Habits.

Parent’s Guide & Resources:
Family Mission Statements

Video Resources:

7 Habits of Successful Families – Basics 01 – Introduction

7 Habits of Successful Families – Basics 02 – Explain the Basics

Additional resources are available on our school website at