May 17 at 5pm is a Student Celebration!
Please join us on Wednesday Night May 17th at 5pm for a celebration of student success!
We welcome Parents/Guardians to join us for an evening of student and class presentations of the 7 Habits and The Leader in Me Program!
More information will be coming form your child's teacher- we look forward to seeing you!
Early Childhood Dance Festival- May 31 @9am
Due to Construction, we will be holding our Annual Early childhood Dance Festival At IS 281's (Cavallaro) School Yard located on Bay 27th street off of Bath Avenue
PS 101 Design-a-Door Contest! Click the arrows to scroll---> Based on The Leader in Me 7 Habits and Respect For All, classrooms were charged with creating Door -Decor
School ClosedMemorial Day (schools closed)PS 101 The Verrazano
Bay 37th Street & Bath Avenue
Early Childhood Dance Festival
Grades K, 1 & 2 Dance Festival will be held in the school yard of IS 281 Cavallaro on Bay37th street and Bath Avenue (see pdf of map attached)PS 101 The Verrazano
Drama Show!!!!6pm Start time! (doors open 5:40pm)PS 101 The Verrazano
School ClosedAnniversary Day Students do not attend school. Chancellor’s Conference Day for staff development.PS 101 The Verrazano
School ClosedJune Clerical Day Elementary school, middle school, and D75 students do not attend school.PS 101 The Verrazano
Summer In The City Information (Summer School)
There are two types of summer school, Mandated & Enrichment.
Summer School is Mandated for students who do not make the necessary growth for promotion. Parents/Guardians are contacted in June if their child is mandated.
There are Enrichment programs for students starting as young as second grade. Please note none of these programs are held in PS 101. If you apply and are accepted, you will receive information as to location and time. You can read more about it here: Family Guide to Summer in the CIty
Click here for information: Summer in the City Information
Student On-line Resources
Did you know our students have access to all these amazing on-line learning tools? You can obtain the password from your child's teacher.
I-ready Reading and Math Assessments and resources tailored to your child's specific needs
Raz Kids (K-2) (online Reading)
All PS 101 Parent Letters are on-line
Please ensure you sign up...
This year we are placing ALL of our parent letters on a website: https://ps101parents.wordpress.com
If you have a question, you may call our Parent Coordinator Margaret Lloyd at 347-563-4680.
See Instructions here Parent Letter Notification.pdf
(Don't be late- you'll miss the fun!)
8:10am-2:30pm School Day
Dear Families of PS 101:
As you may already know, PS 101 is about to get a new addition! We are having an extension built onto our school that will give us additional classrooms such as a Library, Art Room, Music room, Dance Studio, Pre-Kindergarten, additional classrooms, a brand new lunchroom, new play rooms, and more! The project, which began in March 2017 will be lengthy and will take 3-4 years for completion.
During this time there will be on-going construction during the day which will impact in our school in several ways:
1) We will not have access to our school yard which means students will not be going out for recess. Students will have their regularly scheduled Gym classes plus we will be integrating Move To Improve, a program that allows for physical fitness in a classroom setting. Move to Improve (and possibly other programs) will be integrated into the school day on a daily basis.
2) We will be re-arranging our dismissal exits and staggering dismissal times. We cannot use the exits into the playground, so different exits will be used for dismissal than in the past (look for the dismissal signs posted on the exit doors around the building & of course we will be outside to guide you). We also will be dismissing younger grades slightly earlier to avoid congestion.
3) We are losing some classroom space and therefore will be moving our pull-out extra help (Reading Club, Math Club, Enrichment) into classrooms and creating co-teaching situations (two teachers in a classroom) to reduce class size.
As more information becomes available, I will share it with you. In the mean time, we are looking forward to our magnificent new building!
PS 101 Technology Video
2017-18 calendar & Free Stuff! Have fun with your family in NYC for free....
View the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year, including key dates and parent-teacher conference dates.
Visit these NYC websites for free activities including pools and museums, street fairs, etc:
THE LEADER IN ME- Teach Leadership at home!
What is The Leader in Me™?
Based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, The Leader in Me™ produces transformational results such as higher academic achievement, fewer discipline problems, and increased engagement among teachers and parents. Better yet, The Leader in Me™ equips students with the self-confidence and skills they need to thrive in the 21st century economy.
What would be possible if our school was filled with students who were responsible, who showed initiative, who were creative, who knew how to set goals and meet them, who got along with people of various backgrounds and cultures, and who could resolve conflicts and solve problems? That is exactly what we’re going to achieve at PS 101 using The Leader in Me™ program.
The Leader in Me™ program teaches the following 7 Habits: 1. Be Proactive 2. Begin with the End in Mind 3. Put First Things First 4. Think Win-Win 5. Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood 6. Synergize 7. Sharpen the Saw (see below)
You are your child's first and best teacher.
So that you are supported, we’re providing parents and guardians with information about the universal, timeless principles found in The Leader in Me process, as well as activities you can put into practice at home to teach your student to become a leader.
Content from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a key component of The Leader in Me. The 7 Habits is a combination of universal, timeless principles of personal and interpersonal effectiveness, such as responsibility, vision, integrity, teamwork, collaboration and renewal, which are secular in nature and common to all people and cultures. Here’s how the 7 Habits are taught to students in an age-appropriate format within The Leader in Me process:
Habit 1 — Be Proactive
You're in Charge: I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.
Habit 2 — Begin with the End in Mind
Have a Plan: I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.
Habit 3 — Put First Things First
Work First, Then Play: I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.
Habit 4 — Think Win-Win
Everyone Can Win: I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.
Habit 5 — Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Listen Before You Talk: I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.
Habit 6 — Synergize
Together Is Better: I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone. I am humble.
Habit 7 — Sharpen The Saw
Balance Feels Best: I take care of my body by eating right, exercising and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I find meaningful ways to help others.