Welcome to PS 102

Important!

Please complete the Family Income Inquiry Form TODAY! 

This information is needed to qualify for federal funding which is very important for the school. We ask every family to complete the form on-line at www.myschoolapps.com or on the paper form sent home.  You only need to complete one form for all children in the NYC public school system.  If you have any questions, contact Ms. Sheri melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov or 718-748-7404 x2323.

All NYC public school students may receive FREE breakfast and FREE school lunch each day.  Click on link for the menus. Our lunch schedule this year:  G. 2&3 10:35-11:27,  Gr. K&5 11:27-12:17,  Gr. 1&4 12:17-1:10.  Breakfast is served from 7:30-7:55am - children enter through the ramp door in the large school yard.  

 

Announcements

  • PLEASE COMPLETE Family Income Inquiry Forms Today!

    We have 112 forms outstanding - if  yours is one of them - please help ensure federal Title I funding is available for PS 102!  Visit www.myschoolapps.com and submit a Family Income Inquiry Form today!  You only need to complete one form for your family and include all students attending NYC public schools.  Please be sure to list all people living in your home on the form. If you have any questions or need assistance call your parent coordinator,  Margaret Sheri, at 718-748-7404 x2323.  Paper forms were sent home and are also available in 9 DOE languages in the main office. Teachers will have a form for you at conferences next week. 

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  • Fundraiser for the NYC Braille Challenge EXTENDED to November 15th!

    Order your Braille Cards today!  This fundraiser supports vision program students from PS 102 and other schools who are participating in the NYC Braille Challenge in February.  Cards will feature a tactile image on the front and a message brailled by our own students inside. See attached order form and return to school marked "PTA Braille Card Fundraiser".  For more information see www.nycbraillechallenge.org

     

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  • Apply to serve on the D20 CEC

    There is a vacancy on our D20 Community Education Council (CEC). Parents are encouraged to apply via the link below.  The application period will last for 14 days, ending on October 31, 2019.  This is a great chance to make your voice heard on issues that affect our school communities. 

     The application is also online at https://infohub.nyced.org/partners-and-providers/education-councils/available-council-seats.

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  • WINTER BREAK EXTENDED!

    Dear Families,
     
    We are writing to inform you of an important update to the calendar for the 2019-20 school year. Schools will be closed for winter break beginning on Monday, December 23, 2019. Schools will remain closed from Monday, December 23 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Schools will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020. This is an update from the previously announced winter break start date of Tuesday, December 24.  
     
    This calendar adjustment has been made in order to better accommodate families’ needs around the holidays. Please visit schools.nyc.gov/calendar for further information about the school calendar, and contact 311 or 718-935-2200 with any questions.
     
    Sincerely,
    The New York City Department of Education
     
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    Estimada familia:
     
    Le escribimos para informarle de una importante actualización en el calendario para el año escolar 2019-2020. No habrá clases a partir del lunes, 23 de diciembre de 2019, debido al receso de invierno. Las escuelas cerrarán el lunes, 23 de diciembre hasta el primero de enero. Las escuelas abrirán el jueves, 2 de enero. Esto es una actualización de la fecha de inicio del receso de invierno, anteriormente anunciada para el martes, 24 de diciembre.
     
    Este ajuste en el calendario se ha realizado para acomodar mejor las necesidades de las familias durante los días festivos. Para más información sobre el calendario escolar, visite  schools.nyc.gov/calendar. Si tiene alguna pregunta, llame al 311 o al 718-935-2200.
     
    Atentamente,
    Departamento de Educación de la Ciudad de Nueva York
     
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    各位家長:
     
    謹此通知,2019-20學年日曆有重要的更新。學校將從2019年12月23日(星期一)開始放寒假。學校將在12月23日至2020年1月1日關閉。學校在2020年1月2日重新開學。我們更改了之前宣佈的寒假開始日期12月24日(星期二)。
     
    這次校曆調整,是要更能照顧學生家庭在假期時的需要。如要查看詳情,請上網瀏覽schools.nyc.gov/calendar的校曆,如有任何疑問,請致電311或718-935-2200。
     
    誠致敬意!
    紐約市教育局
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  • FALL Family Events

    Family events outside of school hours this fall include the PS 102 Beach Clean-Up in Coney Island on 9/21,  Marching together behind the PS 102 Banner at the Ragamuffin Parade on 9/28, Our  PTA Fall Dance on Friday 9/27 from 6-8 and our first PTA at the Alpine event on 9/29 for a showing of Abominable!   We are hosting BIKE NY for a Learn to Ride event in our school yard on 10/5 along with a Bike/Gear Swap.  

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  • Calling all Volunteers!

    Parent volunteers are needed and welcomed at PS 102.  Our volunteers make so many great events and programs at PS 102 possible, build a strong community and make a lasting impression on our students.   In case you missed them - we are attaching recent memos on volunteering from our Parent Coordinator: Margaret Sheri and our PTA.    

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Events

  • GO Canned Food Drive

    Please bring in canned food and dry goods to donate to our local community food pantry. Today through 11/15/19. 

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  • School Closed Veterans Day

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  • Open School Week

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  • Grade K&5 Class Visitation

    Parents may visit their Gr.  K or Gr.  5 child's class between 9:15am-1:45pm to observe their work. Please note, your child will be in lunch between 11:27-12:17. 

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  • Parent Engagement Tuesday

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  • Wellness Council/Comfort Dog Program Info Session

    Meet our school Comfort Dog, Leo, and learn how he will be working to comfort, encourage and inspire children at our school.  Meet the Wellness Council Team and learn more about wellness initiatives at the school. 

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  • Third Grade Expectations Parent Workshop

    for parents of grade 3 students. Learn more about academic and social expectations in the school year ahead.

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NYC Schools Account

2019 NYS ELA and Math Test Scores  are now available on-line at www.mystudent.nyc.  Letters on signing up for access to this account are sent home the week of September 6-12th.  f 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.

PS 102 PTA

  • Spirit Wear

    PS 102 Tee-Shirts and School Spirit Wear are sold by the PTA to raise school spirit and can also be worn in lieu of formal assembly dress on Friday school assemblies.  We are currently placing a new order as we ran out of a lot of sizes at the fall Meet the Staff Conference.  Forms are attached. 

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  • PTA at the Alpine

    Join us on Sunday September 29th at 10am for a showing of Abominable! at the Alpine. See attached flier.

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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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Book of the Month

  • November 2019 Books of the Month

    In November we are reading: 

    Grade K - The Good Egg,  by Jory John & Pete Oswald
    Grade 1&2 - Thank You, Omu, by Oge Mora
    Grade 3-5 - Balloons Over Broadway, by Melissa Sweet

    Book of the Month

Cabbage Grows in Brooklyn!

For the third year in a row, we participated in the Bonnie Plant Company's Third Grade Cabbage Program.  All 3rd graders 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 this  year.  In mid-September a class by class survey showed that 28% of our cabbages were still alive and well.  Some cabbages were enjoyed by the family earlier in the season, a few by squirrels or other animals, 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 will receive a certificate and small prize from the Garden Group.  Mia in class 4-425 submitted the largest healthy cabbage photo and is our school winner!  Six students (who had a contest-appropriate photo) were entered in the national contest and may be picked by lottery for the New York State prize! If so they will be notified in December.  The company awards  a $1000 prize to a randomly chosen cabbage entry per state. 

Thank you Mia, Maggie, Sam, Katelyn, Zoey, Doria, Caitlin, Amira, Hei Tung, Anna  and Michelle! 

                                

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2019 International Coastal Cleanup!

On Saturday September 21st, PS 102 students and families participated in the International Coastal Cleanup at a new location - the Coney Island Parachute Jump.  Parent Coordinator, Margaret Sheri assisted our Beach Captain, Anita Raman, in organizing over 250 volunteers in the effort. Three hours were spent picking up and recording each item of litter found on the beach.  This year, volunteers were able to record data on the app "Clean Swell" you can use this app anytime to contribute to the Ocean Conservancy's database.  PS 102 has been participating in this citizen science project for the last 15 years. The information gathered leads to better solutions for packaging and legislation to help clean our oceans and shoreline.

It was an honor to have Mr. Barry Rosenthal join our clean-up and lead us in a group art project - the "trash mandala".  Mr. Rosenthal was most recently featured in National Geographic's September 2019 issue "Planet or Plastic". He creates his collections from found objects on the beach and his work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.  A link to his website: http://barryrosenthal.com/ 

Check out the great photos that Anita took and those submitted by families below! https://photos.app.goo.gl/wasQgTGKC6Rc36nj8

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/

         

                                            

Registration for 2019-2020 School Year

Our school office is open for registration on school days between 9am-11am. 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 

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS:

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 .