Apply Now for Exciting STEM Spring Break Enrichment Programs!

Dear PS 101 Families,

Look what’s buzzing for spring break! K-12 students can apply now to attend enrichment programs with STEM Matters NYC. Get your hands dirty in the garden, encounter amazing animals, or design an art or engineering project. K-8 students can apply for camps. Students in grades 9-12 can apply for a STEM course and an internship. Choose from a wide range of programs offered at sites throughout the city!

Programs are offered at the NYC Department of Education’s Genovesi Environmental Study Center and NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics; Bronx Zoo; Central Park Zoo; Intrepid, Sea, Air & Space Museum; Makerspace NYC; New York Aquarium; New York Botanical Garden; New-York Historical Society; Prospect Park Zoo; Queens Botanical Garden; Queens County Farm Museum; Queens Zoo; Rocking the Boat; Staten Island Museum; Staten Island Zoo; and UrbanGlass.

Students will meet and work with field experts in programs that feature real-world learning experiences. 

Don’t miss out, spots are limited and the application deadline is Monday, February 28. Preference is given to students who attend Title I schools (PS 101 is Title 1).

Download our flyer, learn more, and apply now.

For questions, contact STEMMattersNYC

GK

New Programs to PS101

Dear PS 101 Families-

As stated on our website this past weekend, due to the vaccine mandate, we had to make some changes to PS101 staffing and programs.

We are currently in the process of moving some teachers around to ensure every classroom has a well-known and experienced PS101 teacher leading instruction. If a change was made to your child’s teacher, you’ll be receiving a letter today that alerts you to the changes.

In regards to paraprofessionals, we are still working on securing substitute paraprofessionals until such time that we can place an assigned paraprofessional with each child whose IEP mandates it.

While there have been some changes, that doesn’t mean change is bad!
As a result of shifting staff around, we have been able to create a “silver lining” for our school. I am very happy to announce that we are introducing STEM and Graphic Design into the PS101 curriculum! Students who previously had Math as a cluster will now have STEM. Students who previously had Leader in Me as a cluster, will now have Graphic Design.

While we didn’t want to have to make the necessary changes, I am happy to say we created a way to maintain quality instruction at PS101 and introduce some fantastic coursework for our students 🙂

GK