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Moving and Grooving in May!



PS 102 PTA

  • PTA Executive Board Meeting 6:30pm May 25th

    D20 20K102PA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
    Topic: PS 102 PTA May Executive Board Meeting
    Time: May 25, 2022 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Meeting ID: 879 0765 4122
    Passcode: 546153
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  • School Spirit Wear

    We are excited that Mighty Dogs School Spirit Wear flier went home this week. Please order as soon as possible so we can get a quicker delivery date.  Thanks for your support!

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  • PTA Executive Board Nominations are Open!

    All positions for the 2022/2023 PTA Executive Board are open for nominations.  Please consider getting more involved with the PTA for next year by joining our Executive Board.  Please see the attached letter to sign up and description of each position. 


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Nature's Classroom @ PS 102

  • Garden Group Meetings

    Parents  work together each Friday morning from 9:00 - 10:30ish to maintain the garden throughout the year. "Meetings" are informal - but we do use this time to make plans for the garden season and future programming.   Gloves and tools are available. These sessions are cancelled in the event of rain.  If they are cancelled for any other reason, I will post on www.ps102.org as early as possible.   Hope to see you soon!

    Remaining meeting dates for this school year are: May 27, June 3, June 8 (because K will be in the garden on the 10th) , June 17 and June 24.

    If you are not getting emails about the garden and would like to -- please ask me to add you to the list: melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov.




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  • Family Garden Workshops this month! ALL CLASSES ARE FULL

    Join us for two fun Family Workshops in May:

    Make a Terrarium!  Choose Wednesday May 11 OR Thursday May 12 from 2:45-4pm.  Limit 12 students/session

    We will learn how open terrariums work and then make one!  All materials and instructions will be provided.  You may choose to bring your own glass bowl or vase (top rim should be more narrow than the widest point - such as a fish bowl) or use ours.  Each PS 102 student will receive a small glass container - families who want to work together may choose a larger bowl.  This activity will not be suitable for younger children in your care. If they attend, they will need to be otherwise occupied - I will have crayons/paper.  Feel free to bring a drink and snack. 

    Tea Party! Choose Wednesday May 18 OR Thursday May 19 from 2:45-4pm.  Limit 12 students/session

    We will paint a ceramic tea pot, let it dry as we explore the garden and then plant in it!  Refreshments and drink provided but you are free to bring your own.  Supplies are limited and each PS 102 student will receive a tea pot.  Younger children in your care are very welcome but will need to be occupied with something else. 

    The garden gate will open at 2:30pm and we will start at 2:45 pm.  Workshops will be rescheduled in the event of rain.

    All students must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. 


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  • Family Garden Days

    Sign up to join Ms. Sheri in Nature's Classroom @ PS 102 (our school garden) for an afternoon of work and fun! 

    Family Garden Days will return this fall and take place on most Tuesday  (changed from Wednesday for the month of November)  and Friday afternoons from 2:45-3:30pm (or sometimes a bit longer) as weather permits. 

    Sign up is by appointment and an adult must accompany and supervise children.  All dates will be confirmed on the day before and will be rescheduled if rain is likely.

    Participants must agree to wear face masks and practice social distancing. 

    Dress for possible mess and bring your own gloves if you prefer (or use ours - we have cotton and also disposable).

    Feel free to bring a snack and water bottle. 

    Activites may include clean-up, planting, harvesting, watering, weeding, clipping, mowing, digging and enjoying our natural world.   Bring a sketch pad/pencils or a camera if you like!

    All family members are expected to participate  - but you will be able to choose from a range of jobs from light duty to a garden workout.

    Younger and older siblings are very welcome.  

    Email melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov to sign up.  Available dates will be posted here and updated frequently as they fill. The numbers below indicate open spaces.

    FRI 11/5/21 - 12

    FRI 11/12/21 - 12

    TUES 11/16/21 - 12

    FRI 11/19/21 - 12

    TUES 11/23/21 - 12

    TUE 11/30/21 - 12

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Paint Nights! Thank you to a grant from NIA Community Services

Parent University

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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.


Book of the Month!

  • In June we are reading:

    Kindergarten: We've Got the Whole World in Our Hands by Rafael Lopez
    Grade 1&2: Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev
    Grade 3: Because by Richard Torrey
    Grade 4&5: Summer Days and Nights by Wong Herbert Yee

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  • May 2022 Books of the Month

    In May we are reading: 

    Kindergarten: Wordy Birdy by Tammi Sauer

    Grades 1&2: Listening to My Body by Gabi Garcia

    Grades 3-5: Listening with My Heart by Gabi Garcia

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  • April 2022 Books of the Month

    In April we are reading: 

    Kindergarten: The Great Eggscape by Jory John & Peter Oswald

    Grade 1&2: The Bad Seed by Jory John

    Grades 3-5: Rachel Carson and her Book that Changed the World by Laurie Lawlor

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  • March 2022 Books of the Month

    In March we are reading: 

    Kindergarten: Think Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison

    Grades 1&2: A is for Awesome: Iconic Women Who Changed the World by Eva Chen

    Grades 3-5: Little Dreams: Visionary Women Around the World  by Vashti Harrison

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  • February 2022 Books of the Month

    In February, we are reading:

    Grades K-2:  Superheroes Are Everywhere by Kamala Harris 
    Grades 3-5:  Lost in NYC, A Subway Adventure by Nadja Spiegelman & Sergio Garcia Sanchez

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  • January 2022 Books of the Month

    In January, we are reading: 

    Kindergarten: How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers
    Grade 1&2: I Promise by Lebron James
    Grades 3-5: The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad

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  • December 2021 Books of the Month

    In December we are reading:

    Kindergarten: Winter is Here by Kevin Henkes

    Grades 1 & 2: When Winter Comes by Nancy Van Laan

    Grades 3-5: The Snow Globe Family by Jane O'Connor and S.D. Schindler

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  • November 2021 Books of the Month

    This month we are reading:

    Kindergarten: Scribble Stones by Diane Alber

    Grades 1&2: My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World by Malcolm Mitchell

    Grades 3-5: Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard

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  • October 2021 Books of the Month

    In October we are reading: 

    Kindergarten: Never Let a Unicorn Scribble by Diane Alber

    Grades 1 & 2 : The Cool Bean by Jory John and Peter Oswald

    Grades 3-5: The Coach Potato by Kerry Lyn Sparrow & Yinfan Huang


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  • September 2021 Books of the Month

    Welcome Back! This month we will be reading:

    Kindergarten - The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes

    Grade 1&2 - Our Class is a Family by Shannon Olsen

    Grade 3-5 - All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold


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Kindergarten placement letters are now available on your myschools.nyc account.  (As of 4/5/22.)  You can accept your Kindergarten seat on myschools.nyc OR by contacting Ms. Ginnis.  In either case, you must contact Ms. Ginnis to make an appointment to complete registration. Please contact her before completing or sending in any documents.  718-748-7404 x 2281 OR KPapantoniou@schools.nyc.gov

For those wishing to register for this school year, follow these instructions: 

2021/2022 School Year Registration 

Registration documents may be accessed on the tab in the menu bar. 

Documents include:

  • Student Registration Form
  • Emergency contact Form ("blue card")
  • Home Language Identification Survey (HLIS)
  • Housing Questionnaire
  • Parent/Guardian Student Ethnic & Race Identification

 Parents are asked to fill out the information and return the documents back via email with the following required supporting documents to Ms. Ginnis at KPapantoniou@schools.nyc.gov



Over 100 Free Virtual Field Trips Are 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

NYC Schools Account (NYCSA)

All families are encouraged to access this account at schoolsaccount.nyc.   If you have not yet signed up, or have problems accessing the account, please 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 is used when applying to middle school, high school, kindergarten, pre-K and G&T programs.)  



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School Messenger

All important messages are sent 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 NYCSA  account at schoolsaccount.nyc.  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 as well. 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.