Welcome to PS 102

from Principal Sichenze

June 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians:

I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for your support and cooperation this
past school year. Many of our students have done well academically, and have mastered the
standards for the various curriculum areas on their grade. This year we have implemented many
new and exciting enrichment programs for students of all grades. We will continue to evaluate the
educational and enrichment programs, as well as the teaching practices, so that the needs of all
students will be met. Our goals for the 2019-2020 school year include the refinement of our
literacy and mathematics programs to ensure engaging and rigorous learning opportunities to meet
the demands of the Common Core State Standards.

It is the support from the student body, parents and staff that makes our school special.
P. S. 102 is a place where learning is challenging, enjoyable, and where parents can be assured
that their child’s well being is our top priority. Our staff is committed to another year of
excellence in meeting all of your child’s educational needs. All students will be given a Summer
Assignment packet to be completed over the course of the vacation. Students will receive a
Certificate of Achievement in September upon completion of the assignment. Please make sure
students read and write each and every day to continue their academic growth and reinforce the
benefits of reading for enjoyment.

Please be reminded that school resumes Thursday, September 5, 2019. Visit our school website
for information and updates at www.ps102.org. Morning arrival is organized as follows:
Kindergarten will enter the auditorium through the front entrance. Grade 1 will use the entrance
near the garden to enter the auditorium. Grade 2 will enter from the large yard and proceed to the
gym. Grade 3 and 4 will enter from the large yard and proceed to the cafeteria. Grade 5 will enter
from the large yard and proceed to the gym.

Kindergarten, Grades 1, 2 and 3 will be dismissed into the large school yard. Grade 4 dismisses
out into the small schoolyard on Ridge Blvd and grade 5 exits through the doors closest to Ridge
Blvd and 72nd street Please look for the class designation signs which will be posted.

In closing, my staff and I extend our best wishes to you and your loved ones for a healthy, restful
and safe summer. We look forward to welcoming you back in September and again, are truly
grateful for your continual support.

Very truly yours,
Cornelia Sichenze
“Mankind owes to the child the best it has to give.”


  • Wellness Council Meeting

    Join us once a month for our Wellness Council Meeting which takes place in the gym. Staff, parents and students meet each month to discuss wellness initiatives at the school.  2:45-3:30.  Our final meeting of the year is Tuesday 6/18/19.

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  • Job Readiness Jump Start - 3rd workshop Friday June 7th

    Are you looking to return to work or seeking a new job? Join us for this series of three helpful workshops to jump start your efforts. Led by Yvette Mendes of CITE.  May 24 - Job Search Strategies  May 31 - Resume Preparation & June 7 - Interview Skills.  Workshops will take place at 9am.  Sign in at the main desk. You can attend any or all of the workshops.  

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  • Heart Share News

    Heart Share Summer Camp: Lottery was held May 3 at 6pm.

    Heart Share After School Program for September 2019:  June 3, 2019 applications are available in the main lobby.  Lottery will be held June 14 at 6pm.

    End of Year Show  - June 13, 2019  at  5:30 pm.

    Last day of the HeartShare Program - Friday June 21, 2019.

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  • School Leadership Team (SLT) Election on June 12, 2019

    Please consider running for SLT.  There are 5 parent seats needing to be filled for a two-year term.  See attached letter which is going home today regarding being on the team and the election process. 

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  • First Aid/Safety/CPR Class

    First Aid/Safety/CPR Class Thursday night May 23 6-8pm. There are 30 spots, 27 have registered so let me know if you are interested. If you want to check - see attached document. If you registered and are NOT coming, please let me know so I can let any other in. Thanks. Margaret Sheri

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  • PTA Election Meeting

    The PTA will hold an election for Vice President of the 2019/2020 Executive Board.  The two candidates, Adeline Chung-Feder and Brooke Hughes have both decided to speak at the May 8th PTA General Meeting at 8:45am.  Their statements also appear on the second page of the attached letter which was sent home on May 1, 2019.  Voting will be open on Monday, May 13th from 7:30-8:30am and 2:30-4:00pm by paper ballot. Please bring ID. Voting is open to all parents and guardians, teachers and paraprofessionals as per PTA by-laws. The Election Meeting will take place on May 13th at 4:00pm and the votes for VP position will be counted and winner announced at the meeting.  Nominees for uncontested positions will be announced and formally voted in.   

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  • School Closed : Labor Day

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  • New Student Registration

    continues daily 9am-11am

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  • First Day of the School Year

    Welcome back! Kindergarten students will attend 9:15am-12:15pm today only.  All other grades will attend 8:20am-2:40pm.  Please see principal's June letter posted on this site for arrival and pickup locations for each grade.

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  • Full Day for All Students

    including Kindergarten


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  • Parent Engagement Tuesday

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  • PTA General Meeting

    All welcome! Come out and learn more about how to get involved in the PTA and support our school and students.  Meeting is generally under one hour. Younger children in your care are welcome. 

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  • Parent Teacher Conference

    Meet the Staff Night

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Registration for 2019-2020 School Year

Our school office is closed for the summer and will reopen for registration on Tuesday September 3, 2019 between 9am-11am. Registration will continue each morning during these hours.  There is a limited number of registration appointments each day.  We will give out numbers starting at 8:15 am on Tuesday.  Please be aware that your appointment may be for a later date.  Please read the following, and if possible download and complete the forms in advance to help make registration go more quickly for all families. 

Registration is for the 2019-2020 school year:

In order to register your child, you must have the following with you:

  • the CHILD whom you are registering
  • the child's BIRTH CERTIFICATE
  • the child's IMMUNIZATION RECORD (must have all vaccines to attend school - see below)
  • TWO PROOFS OF ADDRESS - must reside in our school zone

You must have all of the above information in order to register. We cannot register a student who is missing any documents. Please bring the originals and a copy for us to keep. Be advised that photo ID is required at all times to enter our school building. 

In order to save you time, you can print out the registration packet and bring it completed to registration. The medical form should be brought to your child's pediatrician and returned to school as soon as possible.

LINKS TO APPLICATION PAGES 1-9: Kapp1.pdf  Kapp2.pdf  Kapp3.pdf  Kapp4.pdf  Kapp5.pdf  Kapp6.pdf  Kapp7.pdf  Kapp8.pdf  Kapp9.pdf 


All students should be up-to-date with their immunizations to avoid exclusion from school. See the New York State Immunization Requirements in the registration packet.

Regarding Kindergarten students: Please be advised that NYS law requires that the children have their vaccines at or after their 4th birthday to enter school.  The recommended immunization schedule does suggest that there is a range for administration of the vaccines at 4-6 years but NYS law takes precedence over this range. All students must be up-to-date with their vaccinations in order to attend school .



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  • Upcoming PTA Meetings:

    All are welcome to our first meeting of the 2019/2020 School Year on Wednesday September 11th at 8:45 in our auditorium. 

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  • Save the Date!

    Our PTA Fall Dance is scheduled for Friday September 27th 6-8pm! Bring the whole family out to enjoy a great night with DJ Kid.  Drinks and Snacks for sale.  Please contact the PTA if you can help this night. 

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  • PTA Executive Board Members - 2019/2000

    Our 2019 - 2020 PTA Executive Board Members:

    Nishani Pierre-Louis, Co-President
    Tamara Stern, Co- President
    Norma Arias, Recording Secretary
    Cristina Guglielmetti, Treasurer
    Diana Flynn, Corresponding Secretary
    Brooke Hughes, Vice President
    Kari Elfar, Financial Secretary

    We have a large and active PTA that works hard all year to support our students and staff. Come out to our next meeting to find out what we do and how easy and rewarding it is to get involved.   Thanks !




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Book of the Month

  • June 2019 Books of the Month

    In June we are reading:

    K-2 Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers
    3-5 Emma's Poem, The Voice of the Statue of Liberty by Linda Glaser

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NYC Schools Account

2019 NYS ELA and Math Test Scores  will be available on-line at www.mystudent.nyc  later this year.  Letters on signing up for access to this account were sent home in June to all students.  If you cannot find this letter or need help, send an email with your child's name and class to melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov for instructions and an access code.  This account also allows access to report cards, attendance and fitness records.   A separate myschools.nyc account was created by the DOE this year for applying to middle school, high school,kindergarten, pre-K and G&T programs.  



2019-2020 Calendar

We are pleased to share the NYC Department of Education's official 2019–20 NYC Public School Calendar.  (Downloadable calendars in translation available at the bottom of this page)

Next school year will begin on September 5, 2019, and end on June 26, 2020. Other key dates include:  

❄️ Winter Recess: December 24, 2019 – January 1, 2020
⛄️ Midwinter Recess: February 17–21, 2020
💐 Spring Recess: April 9–17, 2020  

Statement on 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 Sheri to request assistance. 

Contact Us

Please contact Ms. Sheri at melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov with any questions on this web site.  Dial 718-748-7404 as always to speak with the main office.  Thank you.

Cabbage Grows in Brooklyn!

For the third year in a row, we are participating in the Bonnie Plant Company's Third Grade Cabbage Program.  All 3rd graders will received a free mega-cabbage plant in April 2019 during a science lesson with Mrs. Willie and instructions for growing it at home as well as information on entering a contest from Ms. Sheri!  The pictures below were submitted from our current 4th graders who participated last year.  The last week of September a class by class survey showed that 38% of our cabbages were alive and well.  Some cabbages were enjoyed by the family earlier in the season, a few by squirrels or other pests, and many were under-watered during summer vacation or over-watered when they first got home.  Thank you to all the students who submitted photos! These students received a certificate and small prize from the Garden Group.  Samantha in class 4-115  submitted the best cabbage photo from the school in time for the national contest! While she didn't win the state prize, she certainly grew a beautiful giant cabbage.  The company awards  a $1000 prize to a randomly chosen cabbage entry per state. 

Thank you James, Luna, Samantha, Noah, Christopher, Walter, Kemal and Camden!


PS 102 Stories

On Saturday September 15, PS 102 students and families participated in the International Coastal Cleanup!   Parent Coordinator, Margaret Sheri and our Beach Captain, former parent Michele Hern organized 119 volunteers (84 from PS 102 families) in the effort. Two hours were spent picking up and recording each item of litter found on the beach. PS 102 has been participating in this citizen science project for the last 14 years. The information gathered leads to better solutions for packaging and legislation to help clean our oceans and shoreline. This year volunteers were treated with a visit from Warner Brothers who were sponsoring 3 cleanups to promote Aquaman due out in December 2018.  Volunteers received an Aquaman visor (which was needed on the sunny day) and a movie ticket voucher via email. All students also received a certificate signed by our sponsor, The American Littoral Society.  For information on ocean pollution, the international clean-up effort and to view past results visit https://oceanconservancy.org/trash-free-seas/international-coastal-cleanup/