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Costume Ball and Pumpkin Patch 2017
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.
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A New PS 101!!! (currently under construction)
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 2-3 years for completion.
Here is what to expect with our new expansion:
1) Pre-K classes
2) Specialty rooms including Art, Dance, Music, etc.
3) School Library
4) A brand new cafeteria
5) Three new play areas
6) Handicap Accessibility
*We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact Margaret Lloyd to request assistance.
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!
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)
Visit our Video Page!
Visit our video page to see more videos like this one:
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:
Dance Festival 2017
PS 101 Early Childhood students were amazing!
See for yourself :