Welcome to PS 102

Announcements

  • UFT Virtual Parent and Family Conference announced for November 7th

    UFT’s Virtual Parent and Family Conference will be held online and the theme is Reimagining Parent Voice in the Age of COVID-19.

    ·         Date: Saturday, Nov. 7

    ·         Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    You can register for the entire day or just one of the two workshop sessions. There are more than 30 workshops to choose from, including meditation and relaxation, mental health for children, Gifted and Talented program admissions and special education advocacy. To learn more, see the event listing on the UFT website.

     

    During the Parent and Family Conference, UFT will be hosting a teen summit for students between the ages of 13 and 18.  There will be workshops on topics of interest to teens, such as healthy relationships and standing up to cyberbullying, plus live music and other activities. Your teen can register using the same online form as the parent conference at UFT.org/parent-conference. For young children, UFT is offering "virtual child care" through the screening programming from the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

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  • Food Benefits for all NYC Public School Students

    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 authorized the payment of P-EBT food benefits to households with children who would have received free school lunches under the National School Lunch Act, if not for a school closure.  If you are eligible and have not received a P-EBT food benefit for your child, please contact the State using P-EBT contact form or by calling 1-833-452-0096 (8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday).

     

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  • Dial-a-Teacher Program

    Dial-a-Teacher is back!  https://tutor.dialateacher.org/ 

    • What: Homework help line for students, run by classroom teachers 

    • Where: Visit tutor.dialateacher.org, fill out the form and get a call from a teacher 

    • Who: Students in kindergarten through 5th grade 

    • Hours: Monday through Thursday, 4 to 7 p.m. when school is in session 

    • Languages spoken: English 

    • Subjects available: English and math 

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  • Families can access DOE technical support directly

    Please follow this link to access tech support from the DOE:

    https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home/technical-tools-and-support/technical-support-for-families

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  • Chancellor’s Letters on Reopening Schools (July 8, 13, 27, August 3, 6, 17, September 8, 14, 18, 21 and 29th)

    Please open attachments or visit  http://schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020  for letters from the Chancellor on reopening schools.

    For letter translations  visit:

    https://infohub.nyced.org/in-our-schools/translations/letters/letters-from-the-chancellor

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  • School is Open Tomorrow - Friday October 16th - Group C - Please read both letters

    Sorry for the late notice, but we just received these letters from the DOE

    LETTER #1

    October 15, 2020
    7:06 pm

    Dear P.S.102 Community:

     As always, the health and safety of our students and staff, and everyone in the DOE family across the city, is our top priority.

    Today I am writing to update you following the closure of our school building as a result of two or more members of our school community testing positive for COVID-19. The NYC Test + Trace Corps and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene have completed a thorough investigation, and determined that the building is clear to reopen for regularly scheduled activities on 10/16/2020.

    For your information:

    · Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.

    · Close contacts of the person who tested positive have been notified and will continue their 14-day quarantine period. If additional close contacts are identified, they will also be instructed to quarantine for 14 days.

    It’s up to all of us to help keep our school community safe and healthy. While we swiftly address this situation, please remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:

    · Stay home if sick: Monitor your and your child’s health and stay home if you are sick or keep them home if they are sick, except for getting essential medical care (including COVID-19 testing) and other essential needs.

    · Physical distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.

    · Wear a face covering: Protect those around you. Wearing a face covering helps reduce the spread of COVID-19, especially if you are sick and don’t have symptoms. For more information about face coverings, visit nyc.gov/health/coronavirus and look for "FAQ About Face Coverings."

    · Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available; clean frequently touched surfaces regularly; avoid touching your face with unwashed hands; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.

    We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking.

    Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.

    Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.

    Sincerely,

    Cornelia Sichenze
    Principal


    LETTER #2

    October 15, 2020
    7:10 pm

    Dear P.S. 102 Community:

     The health and safety of our students and staff, and everyone in the DOE family across the city, is our top priority. We are committed to ensuring you have the information you need on COVID-19 as we continue to navigate this public health emergency together.

    Today we are writing to inform you, out of an abundance of caution, that on 10/14/2020 a member of our school community tested positive for COVID-19. After investigation, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the NYC Test and Trace Corps have concluded that there has been NO exposure to the school community because the person was NOT at school while infectious. Therefore, there are no plans for classroom or school closures, and students should continue to attend as regularly scheduled.

    It’s up to all of us to help keep our school community safe and healthy. Please remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:  

    · Stay home if sick: Monitor your and your child’s health and stay home if you are sick or keep them home if they are sick, except for getting essential medical care (including COVID-19 testing) and other essential needs.

    · Physical distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.

    · Wear a face covering: Protect those around you. Wearing a face covering helps reduce the spread of COVID-19, especially if you are sick and don’t have symptoms. For more information about face coverings, visit nyc.gov/health/coronavirus and look for “FAQ About Face Coverings.”

    · Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available; clean frequently touched surfaces regularly; avoid touching your face with unwashed hands; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.

    Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311. Finally, to ensure we can reach you via text and email about any COVID-19 activity in our school, please set up a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

    Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.

    Sincerely,

    Cornelia Sichenze
    Principal

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  • Please read the attached letter from our Principal dated October 14

    Our school building is closed tomorrow, Thursday October 15th. No student or staff members will enter the building, Classes will be held remotely, beginning at 8:30am.  You will receive an announcement before 6pm tomorrow on whether we will remain in remote learning or return to the building for Friday.  

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  • Please read attached update to Principal's letter sent this morning - October 8

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  • Please read the attached letter from our Principal, October 8

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  • Please read the attached letter from our Principal - October 7

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  • Please read attached update to Principal's letter sent earlier this evening - October 7

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  • Please Read the attached letter from our Principal - October 1

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Please complete the Family Income Inquiry Form today!

The DOE asks families to fill out a Family Income Inquiry Form each school year. 
 
All New York City Public School students receive free lunch. However, this form is a key factor in determining if our school is eligible to receive Title I federal funding which could make a big difference in our budget for next year. 
 
Please visit this website now to complete your Family Income Inquiry Form:  myschoolapps.com.
 
In the coming weeks we will send out letters to families who have not yet completed the form.  You can also request a paper form from Ms. Sheri at melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov if needed.
 

Fall Fun!

NYC Schools Account

All families are encouraged to access this account at mystudent.nyc.  If you have never signed up, you should send an email with your child's name and class to melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov This account allows access to state test scores, report card grades, attendance and fitness records.   Please note: A separate myschools.nyc account was created by the DOE last year for applying to middle school, high school, kindergarten, pre-K and G&T programs.  

   

 

UFT Dial-A-Teacher Program

UFT Dial a Teacher is up & running for the school year. K-12 students and their parents or caregivers are invited to call 212-777-3380 or visit the Dial-A-Teacher website Mondays through Thursdays between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to get free homework help from a licensed teacher.

Many of the teachers are bilingual, so Dial-A-Teacher can assist students and families in 10 languages, including Armenian, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian-Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Tagalog.

 

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Registration

Our school office is closed for in-person visits.  To register, please click on the Registration Documents bar at the top of this page.
Documents include:

  • Student Registration Form
  • Emergency contact Form ("blue card")
  • Home Language Identification Survey (HLIS)

 Parents are asked to fill out the information and return the documents back via email with the following required supporting documents:

Return documents and address any questions on registration to our Pupil Accounting Secretary, Ms. Ginnis at kpapantoniou@schools.nyc.gov

Over 100 Free Virtual Field Trips Are Now Available!

Did you know that this summer, you can choose from more than 100 free virtual field trips? Visit extraordinary people and places, remarkable events in history, and fascinating topics!
 
From animals to aerospace, NYC’s water supply to national parks, honeybees to hip-hop, presidential campaign ads to the Pacific garbage patch, explore the streets of New York and beyond. Dive deeper into movements of change and the inspiring individuals who led the way. Discover your passion and feed your curiosity. Check out the selection by grade band and take a virtual field trip (or a few)!
 
All the best for a healthy and happy summer,
STEM Matters NYC

Notes from Nature's Classroom @ PS 102

  • Week of July 27

    Do you like bugs?  We've attached some cool pics of a katydid that Kim found on our tree guard outside the front door of the school.  If you are on FB - you might want to join "bugspotting" a site where people post and admire pictures of insects - many are quite beautiful.  This link tells you more about our katydid:

    https://kids.britannica.com/students/article/katydid/602773

    I can't say I like mosquitos and ticks! Check out these resources for info on mosquito control and how to avoid or treat a tick bite.

    https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/pests/tick.htm

    https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/mosquitoes.page.

    ... and we've included pics from the garden.  The white flower is a balloon flower -they also come in shades of pink, blue and purple.  Can anyone identify the other plant and which insect needs it to survive?  

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Archives School Spirit Wednesdays

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School Messenger

We are sending all important messages by email, text and phone via our school messenger system.  If you are not receiving them, please send an email with your child's name and the address and/or phone you would like us to use to melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov.   You can also correct your email and phone on your mystudent.nyc account.  You can opt in for text messages on your phone by typing Y or YES to short code 67587.  All important messages will also be posted as announcements on our school web site. Thank you. 

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 page or document on our site, please contact Margaret Sheri for help (718) 748-7404 x 2323, melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov

Contact Us

The school building is closed for in-person visitors.  Please call our main office at 718-748-7404  or reach out via email to our parent coordinator Margaret Sheri at melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov who will direct your email to the appropriate staff member.