Welcome to PS 102

School Lunch Forms

Parents: PLEASE complete the "Application for Free or Reduced Price Lunch" on-line for the 2017/2018 school year.  Visit www.myschoolapps.com and complete the form as soon as possible!  We are "20K102". You may use one form for all siblings in the NYC DOE system grades K-12.  Even though all NYC Public School Students are getting FREE LUNCH this school year, we must get 100% of the lunch forms back because the information on these forms is used to determine federal funding for our school.   If you did not pre-qualify for free lunch status or do it on-line yet, please complete the paper form that was sent home 9/11, or pick one up in the lobby or main office.  Contact Ms. Sheri, 718-748-7404 x 2323 if you have any questions. Many thanks.  

Announcements

  • Kindergarten, Pre-K and Gifted and Talented Admissions Information

    District 20 Elementary Admissions Event! Wednesday October 25th 5:30-7:30pm.  Get information on applying to Pre-K, Kindergarten and Gifted and Talented (G&T) programs in District 20 all in one night.  Presentations at 5:30 and 6:30.  FDR High School, 5800 20th Avenue, Brooklyn. RSVP:  ESEvents@Eventbrite.com

    Directories for G&T testing for current K, 1 and 2 students and Directories for September 2018 Kindergarten admissions for students born in 2013,  are available in the main office and lobby  in English, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, Russian and Urdu.  Stop by or email a request for them to be sent home via melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov

    All directories as well as Middle School and High School Admissions information can be found at http://schools.nyc.gov

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  • Parent ESL Conversation Class Starts Monday!

    All PS 102 parents and caregivers are welcome to our ESL Conversation Class which meets on Mondays starting 10/16/17 at 9 am in the PS 102 Cafeteria. The group is geared toward those with an intermediate level of English who would like to practice grammar, pronunciation and speaking with others, but all are welcome to try it out.  We will discuss family, DOE and school policies and anything else that is on your mind. Everyone is welcome including those with smaller children in your care.  Please bring ID to sign in. 

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  • Garden Meeting

    PS 102 parents maintain the school garden, plan activities for families and class visits and more! Come out and see how you can contribute to Nature's Classroom@PS102. Volunteers with varied skills and interests and levels of gardening experience are welcome and needed.  Join us in the auditorium on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 9am for a brief meeting in the auditorium and we will visit the garden afterwards and get to work. 

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Events

  • PTA Catalog Sale Orders are due today!

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  • Garden Group Meeting

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  • Vision Screening K&1

    DOH staff will screen our Kindergarten and First Grade Classes for vision. If you receive a referral form, please visit an eye doctor and return the E12S form to our school nurse. 

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  • Parent ESL Conversation Class

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  • SLT Meeting

    Observers welcome

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  • D20 Elementary Admissions Event

    Parents - get information on applying to Pre-K, Kindergarten and Gifted and Talented programs in District 20 all in one night!  Presentations at 5:30 and 6:30.  FDR High School, 5800 20th Avenue, Brooklyn. RSVP: ESEvents@Eventbrite.com

    Directories for GT testing for current K, 1 and 2 students and incoming K families are available in the main office in English and all DOE languages.  Stop by or email request for them to be send home via melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov.

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  • G.O. Election

    Fifth graders will present speeches at an assembly and all students will get a chance to vote for class president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. (GO =student government organization) 

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PS 102 PTA

  • PTA Catalog Sale Begins!

    Students will attend an assembly on Thursday September  28th to kick off our biggest fundraiser of the year.  Catalogs and order forms  will be distributed on Thursday as well as instructions on setting up a page on-line for your family's sales efforts. On line orders can be paid with credit card and items are shipped directly to the purchaser.  Order forms are due October 19th.  These items will ship to PS 102 and will be distributed to students before the Thanksgiving holiday.  Thank you for your support! 

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  • Upcoming PTA Meetings:

    All are welcome to our  October 5th  General Meeting at 8:45 am in the auditorium. The Executive Board Meeting will be held 7pm  October 18th.

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  • General Meeting Minutes September 14, 2017

    PS 102 PTA Meeting Minutes submitted by Rana Abu-Sbaih

    9/14/17 8:45am

    Welcome and Pledge of Allegiance, previous minutes made available and reading waived.

    Treasurer’s Report: ending balance for 2016/2017 school year $34,431.  $31,255 is the current balance.  Great response to the request for membership dues, all thanked for generosity.

    Principal’s Report: Mrs. Fasanelle welcomed all and gave thanks for patience during the beginning of the year that was complicated by school construction. Project manager and a representative from School Construction Authority were invited by Mrs. Sichenze to address concerns of parents. The project is a huge undertaking of exterior masonry with a basis in parapet (small roof guard), window guard, and roof shingle replacement. All permits were acquired over the summer and scaffolding erected. It was pointed out that the space originally taken in the school yard has been minimized and scaled back to create more place for recess. It was also noted that no entrances or egresses are blocked and that all work is done after school hours and on days that class is not in session.  The work is expected to last for 18 months with completion in the winter of 2019. Assurance that no heavy duty work will be done after 10pm but work permits are until midnight.  There is a safety meeting scheduled every two weeks and regular inspections done to the work site. It was noted that there is still recess, that access to the playground and school garden are still available to classes, and that the construction has not increased traffic at arrival and dismissal due to their start times being after school hours.  It was also stated that cluster teachers will build 6 week enrichment sessions into the school day in addition to all the services already offered.

    President’s report: All encouraged to check website, back pack notices, facebook page and school messenger to stay informed. Sign up sheets were made available to secure volunteers and chair persons for committees. All encouraged to send in dues and participate in the fall fundraiser coming at the end of the month. Boxtops for education, and the Amazon Link on the website were discussed as easy fundraisers. Parents asked to label children’s belongings and the lost and found was pointed out. School spirit wear will be available for sale at Back to School night or by order form.  

    Parent Coordinator’s Report: Beach clean up this weekend.  All questions about school construction can be addressed to Ms. Sheri and she will relay the concerns at safety meetings.  Lunch is free to all students, but it was stressed that all must still fill out lunch forms to assess the possibility of our future qualification for Title One funding.  Questions were raised about Dual Language instruction vs. Bilingual instruction and it was explained that parents could assert preference when signing ENL program documents in the coming weeks, but that  foreign language classes are not offered. All families of upper grade students can access NYC schools account to check scores for state tests and may contact Ms. Sheri for assistance. Flushing bank made a brief presentation and meeting adjourned.

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  • Membership Donations and Volunteer Survey!

    Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year! We hope you will come to our first PTA meeting on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 8:45am in the auditorium. You will get a chance to meet the PTA Executive Board, PS 102 Administrators and other parents who are interested in working together to support the school and our children.  

    All parents, guardians, teachers and para professionals are members of the PS 102 PTA. Your ideas and opinions matter to us. Your time and talents are needed and we hope you will also contribute financially.  During the first week of school you will receive a letter (attached here) requesting a membership contribution of $20 per family, though more is very welcome and less is very much appreciated.  You can return your donation to us via your child's teacher in the envelope provided. Cash or check or money order to "PS 102 PTA" are all accepted. You may also contribute on-line using paypal at the link on our page.  

    This letter also includes a volunteer survey. Please check off any activities that you may be  interested in working on  and return in with your donation.

    Thank you for your support! 

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Book of the Month

  • September Books of the Month

    In September 2017 we are reading:

    Kindergarten Kindergarten, Here I Come  by D.J. Steinberg
    Grades 1&2 Amelia Bedelia: First Day of School by Herman Parish
    Grades 3-5 Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen

    Book of the Month

NYC Schools Account

Grade 3-5 NYS Test Scores are available on-line at www.mystudent.nyc.  Letters on signing up for access to this account are sent home each year (last time in March 2017.) 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 record. mystudent.nyc 

 

 

Journalism Stars

We encourage you to visit the on-line journal of our fifth grade journalism club. Now celebrating its eighth year as an after school enrichment club. Our journalists would appreciate your comments. 

http://journalismstars.edublogs.org

 

Construction Update

At our September 14th PTA meeting, representatives from the School Construction Authority (SCA) updated parents on the current construction project which is still in the set up stage and answered many questions.  The project is expected to take 18 months and involves replacement of the roof and parapets and window guards. The SCA will meet every other Monday beginning September 18th with school administrators and staff.  Parent Coordinator, Margaret Sheri, will attend these meetings to express any parent concerns and will  post updates on this site.  Please address any questions or concerns to her at melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov or call 718-748-7404 x 2323. Thank  you. 

 

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 Stories

  On Saturday September 16, PS 102 students and families participated in the International Coastal Cleanup.  Parent Coordinator, Margaret Sheri and our Beach Captain, former parent Michele Hern organized 74 volunteers 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. 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/

         

                          

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.