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Effective Communication Skills 12/7/2017

P.S.101 Parenting Flyer_12-7-17

Attention, All Parents @ P.S. 101!!
Chinese-American Sunshine House (CSH) will present an Information Session to intro-duce our Parenting Workshop Series. During the session, we will discuss about parent/child communication, its benefits and importance for parents-child relationship. We will also talk about the curriculum that is being taught in our workshop series. Please come & join us!!!
陽光心理安康中心 (CSH) 將舉辦一個信息會議來介紹我們所舉行的親子講座系列。在這會議上,我們會討論建立良好有效的親子溝通對父母與子女的關係的重要性和益處以及簡介一下我們親子講座系列所教授的課程。
Topic議題: Effective Communication Skills有效溝通技巧
Date日期: Thursday星期四, 12/7/2017
Time時間: 1:00-2:00 pm
Location地點: P.S. 101小學, Room 312 室(Science Lab科學實驗室) 2360 Benson Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11214
Speakers: Chris Kam, LCSW & Winnie Hu, CSH Director
此講座是由紐約州註冊資深臨床社工, 甘礎琪 &
陽光心理安康中心主任, 胡小姐主講
The session will be presented in both English and Chinese.

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Vision Screening for Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Vision Screening for K and 1gr

November 27, 2017

Dear Parents or Guardians of Kindergarten and First grade Students:

On Wednesday, November 29th, Thursday, November 30th and Friday, December 1st the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will be visiting PS 101 to administer mandated vision screening for all Kindergarten and First grade students.  If your child wears eyeglasses, please make sure they wear them on these days.

Thank you for your cooperation.



Gregg Korrol




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BRT Drill – 12-1-17

BRT Drill 12-1-17

November 22, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Please be advised we will be holding our second Building Response Team drill on Friday,
December 1, 2017.

The soft-lockdown drill will consist of students and staff understanding the command code for our General Response Protocol.  Students are to follow teacher directions for a mock emergency in the building.  Students will remain silent and quickly move out of sight and away from the door in the classroom.  Teaching staff are trained to quickly retrieve any students in the hallway and lock their classroom door and wait for an ALL CLEAR announcement.

Again, this is a drill and we want students and staff to become familiar with the drills so we are prepared in case of a real emergency situation.

Please review lockdown procedures with your child.  Thank you for your cooperation in advance to ensure a safe learning environment for all.

Very truly yours,

Gregg Korrol,



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Remind and Dojo Parent Letter

REMIND and DOJO Letter Final 2017

November 20, 2017

Dear PS 101 Families:

Thank you for your high interest in using the REMIND and/or DOJO application(s) which allows you to receive messages and respond to your child’s teacher.

Please be reminded that teachers are unavailable to use REMIND/DOJO contact or replies while teaching and/or at meetings. Teachers will do their best to respond to questions within 24-48 hours, but you should not expect them to respond immediately.

If there is a situation or concern that you need to speak with your child’s teacher about, you may arrange for an appointment through Remind/Dojo or by calling the school. Additionally, please do not contact teachers in the evening hours as they are home with their family being mommies and daddies, just like you.

In advance, I appreciate your understanding and partnership to ensure that texting systems are used as part of enhancing the home-school connection.




Gregg Korrol



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HIV-AIDS Awareness

HIV-AIDS parent letter November 2017

November 20, 2017

Dear Parent or Guardian:

HIV/AIDS is one of the most serious health problems Americans have ever faced. It has no cure, and education is the only way we can help our students protect themselves from the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Our school will begin to teach your child about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The New York State Education Department and the New York City Department of Education have mandated that HIV/AIDS education be provided for all students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 during the week of Monday, November 27, 2017 through Friday, December 1, 2017. This mandate states that HIV/AIDS instruction, which includes five consecutive lessons, must be age-appropriate and address the nature of the disease, the methods of transmission, and methods of prevention. Abstinence from alcohol and other drug use and sexual intercourse is emphasized as the most appropriate and effective method of prevention for students. Lessons focus on developing an understanding of communicable diseases, ways to live a healthy life, and how to identify community resources that can help enhance the quality of life.

State Regulations require that all students attend lessons on the nature of the disease and methods of transmission. However, parents or legal guardians have the right to ask that their child not participate in the lessons dealing with methods of prevention. These lessons are labeled “Prevention.” Parents or legal guardians who do make such a request must file with the principal of their child’s school a written request that the child not receive such instruction, and assure that the pupil will receive such instruction at home.

An HIV/AIDS advisory council composed of Panel on Educational Policy members, community representatives, parents, teachers, and supervisors has thoroughly reviewed and approved the curriculum and related materials to be used. The curriculum has also been reviewed and approved by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Encourage your child to speak with you about HIV/AIDS. You might wish to point out newspaper or magazine articles about HIV/AIDS issues that you can discuss together. Or you and your child might watch television programs about HIV/AIDS together. Doing so can help you reinforce your child’s awareness of how HIV is transmitted, and present opportunities for you and your child to discuss how abstaining from sexual intercourse and alcohol and other drug use is the most appropriate and effective way for children to protect their health and their futures.

We welcome your involvement at school. For example, parents are needed on high school HIV/AIDS teams and to coordinate PTA presentations about HIV/AIDS. Speak to your child’s teacher, parent coordinator, or me about how you can support HIV/AIDS lessons.

If you have any questions regarding this program or would like to review HIV/AIDS curriculum materials, please do not hesitate to call.  You can find the complete curriculum on our school website

            All students are mandated to participate in the course of lessons throughout the week (lessons 1-4).   Please note, if you do not want your child to participate in the HIV/AIDS  fifth and final instruction lesson of the series, please write a letter to your child’s teacher.

If you give permission for your child to take part in the HIV/AIDS Awareness/Prevention lesson #5, then you do not need to respond.  No response will automatically provide your child with consent to participate.


Gregg Korrol                                                                                                                                             Principal



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School Closings – Thanksgiving Recess

No School- Thanksgiving Day Recess

November 16, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Please be advised that all New York City Department of Education schools will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24, 2017 to commemorate Thanksgiving Day.

Visit our website at for all important dates and information.


Gregg Korrol








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Apply For A Seat on CEC21!

ELL Parent VacancyVacancyApplication201719


Are you the parent of a child in District 21 Elementary or Middle School?

Do you want a greater voice in your child’s public education?


We have an ELL Parent Vacancy!

Apply by December 20, 2017

Please mail completed applications to Raymond Pierre Louis – Division of Family and Community Engagement – 52 Chambers Street, Room 108, New York, NY 10007

OR e-mail them to: or