Welcome to PS 102

PS 102 PTA

  • Join us for our PTA Zoom General Meeting on Wednesday December 1st at 9am

    Good Morning,

     
    Here is the link for our December General Meeting.
     
    D20 20K102PA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Topic: PS 102 PTA December General MeetingTime: Dec 1, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meetinghttps://nycdoe.zoom.us/j/83746696679?pwd=eVMzQnlhbjVkTDNkOXFrakh2dWVKUT09Meeting ID: 837 4669 6679Passcode: 435551One tap mobile+19292056099,,83746696679#,,,,*435551# US (New York)+16465189805,,83746696679#,,,,*435551# US (New York)Dial by your location        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)        +1 646 518 9805 US (New York)        +1 651 372 8299 US (Minnesota)        +1 786 635 1003 US (Miami)        +1 267 831 0333 US (Philadelphia)        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)        +1 470 250 9358 US (Atlanta)        +1 470 381 2552 US (Atlanta)        +1 213 338 8477 US (Los Angeles)        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)        +1 602 753 0140 US (Phoenix)        +1 669 219 2599 US (San Jose)        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)        +1 720 928 9299 US (Denver)        +1 971 247 1195 US (Portland)        +1 206 337 9723 US (Seattle)Meeting ID: 837 4669 6679Passcode: 435551Find your local number: https://nycdoe.zoom.us/u/krsJH9SYX
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  • PS 102 Day at The Bookmark Shoppe

    On December 2, 2021 20% of all sales from 2pm to 7pm will be donated to the PS 102 PTA!

    Buy great books and gift items and support our school. 

     

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  • 2021-22 School Spirit Days

    We are providing this list of 2021-2022 School Spirit Days here primarily for FIFTH GRADE PARENTS AND FAMILIES to collect photos for the yearbook.

    Send photos on any past/present/future spirit day topic that you would like to appear in the yearbook directly to this PTA email :  ps102ptayearbook@gmail.com 

    We will announce a deadline in the spring closer to the day the yearbook is being prepared for the printer.

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    School Spirit Days will appear on each monthly calendar and students and staff in all grades are welcome and encouraged to participate.

    If you have a child in Grade K-5 and you want to send a photo to appear on www.ps102.org,  you can send your photos to MElliotSheri@schools.nyc.gov.  Please include first name/class. 

    Thank you.

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  • PS 102 PTA is participating in NYC's Vaccine Referral Bonus Initiative

    Great news, PS 102 PTA is participating in New York City’s Vaccine Referral Bonus Initiative! We are thrilled to partner with the city to achieve the critical goal of getting more New Yorkers vaccinated.

    As you know, the initiative provides your organization with $100 per person that you refer and that receives their first vaccine dose at City-run vaccination sites. A full list of eligible sites can be found on nyc.gov/vax4nyc (including school sites). As of today, our organization’s name is listed in the nyc.gov/vax4nyc check-in system for appointments, walk-ups, and at-home visits.
     
    Anyone that is referred to a City-run vaccination site should select our organization’s name in the referral field when making their appointment, if they are walking up they should tell the vaccination site staff who checks them in, and if they are getting an at-home visit they should tell the clinician who comes to their home (to schedule an at-home visit go to this site).
     
    Vax4NYC Tips:
    To utilize the vaccine referral benefit, patients must visit a City-run vaccination site. You can find a full list of vaccination sites here: nyc.gov/vax4nyc
     
    City-run vaccine sites now offer vaccines for children aged 5+ and there will be temporary sites in over 1,000 schools starting on Monday November 8th. Sites at schools can be found on the DOE website.
     
    To utilize the vaccine referral benefit, patients must sign up and fill out an appointment slot on nyc.gov/vax4nyc/. Note: Walk-up patients can utilize the benefit and support organizations. On-site, patients will be instructed to fill out the form at nyc.gov/vax4nyc. When patients walk up to the vaccination site, they should specifically ask their clinician to use the sponsorship field.
     
    To receive the benefit, patients must use the sponsorship field and click on your organization from the drop down list under the personal information page (page 4). If they do not utilize this, your organization will not receive the $100 bonus.
    Please let us know right away if you run into any challenges
     
    Protect yourself, support your community
     
    If you get vaccinated at an NYC-run site, you can select a community organization of your choice as a sponsor and they’ll receive $100 – an easy win-win!
    Make your referral when you schedule an appointment online at nyc.gov/vax4nyc or walk up to any NYC-run site!
    For more information about vaccines and children, families can go to nyc.gov/covidvaccine and see this FAQ.
    COVID-19: Vaccine - NYC Health
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  • School Picture Days

    Class Act photographed our students on Wednesday 10/13 and Thursday 10/14!    Photographs will be sent home with your child in late November.  If you are not satisfied with the photo or your child was absent in October for the first picture days, the PTA has arranged  a Picture Re-take day on 1/12/22. 

    They have also scheduled a fifth grade graduation (cap and gown provided) photo day on 1/28/22.

     

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  • Parent Leadership Positions filled for next school year

    Congratulations to our 2021-2022 PTA Executive Board Members!

    Nishani Pierre-Louis, President
    Norma Arias, Recording Secretary
    Seba Hassan, Treasurer
    Jessica Chan,  Financial Secretary
    Diana Flynn, Corresponding Secretary
    Brooke Hughes, Vice President

    Congratulations to our 2021-2023 School Leadership Team (SLT) Parent Members!

    Valerie Berrios
    Jessica Chan 
    Yifang Chen
    Brooke Hughes
    Nishani Pierre-Louis, PTA President
    John Tomac

     

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Nature's Classroom @ PS 102

  • 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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  • Garden Group Meetings

    Parents  work together each Friday morning (unless it is raining) from 9:00 - 10:30ish to maintain the garden beginning on Friday September 17th. "Meetings" are informal - but we do use this time to make plans for the garden season and future programming.  We will be wearing masks.  Gloves 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!

    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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Parent University

Parent University offers lots of great FREE programs, courses and events to help you prepare your student for back to school this fall while giving you support as you return to work. Click the links below and enroll today. New courses are added weekly!

Need help? Visit us on YouTube for user tutorials. Download this flyer for instructions on how to enable captions in multiple languages.

We want your input! Are you a Minority and/or Woman-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) and want to work with NYCDOE? Help us plan an informative training session by responding to this short survey. Date: TBD

 

See you on Parent University!

  

https://parentu.schools.nyc/course

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!

  • 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
    https://video.link/w/HFR0c

    Grade 1&2 - Our Class is a Family by Shannon Olsen
    https://video.link/w/Y6l8c

    Grade 3-5 - All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold
    https://video.link/w/dAl8c

     

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  • May 2021 Books of the Month

    This month we are reading: 

    Grades K-2 The Scraps Book by Lois Ehlert
    Read aloud on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ird14WMGmr4

    Grades 3-5 Maybe Something Beautiful  by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell
    Read aloud on youtube: https://wwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL5TzKaDXzAw.youtube.com/watch?v=nL5TzKaDXzA

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  • April 2021 Books of the Month

     
    Kindergarten:  Here's a Little Poem, A Very First Book of Poetry, Collected by Jane Yolen & Andrew Fusek Peters 
    Video link for 
     
    Grades 1-2: Firefly July, A Year of Very Short Poems, by Paul B. Janeczko
    Video link for 
     
    Grades 3-5:  enourmous SMALLNESS a story of E.E. Cummings by Matthew Burgess
     
     
     
     
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  • March 2021 Books of the Month

    This month we are reading:

    Kindergarten:  Plant a Kiss by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
    Gr. 1-5:  The Gardener by Sarah Stewart

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  • Book Recommendation by Kemal 5-426

    The book, The Twits is by Roald Dahl. It is about mean Mr. and Mrs. Twit. They have 4 monkeys locked up in a cage, and the monkeys had to do everything upside down. The Twits also caught birds to be roasted in pies. Since the monkeys didn't speak English and the birds spoke English, the monkeys could not warn the birds. But one day, a bird that spoke both languages comes along and passed on the warning. So, the Twits decided to buy guns. While the Twits were away, the birds freed the monkeys and they all decided to turn the Twits upside down too! They did this by gluing everything that the Twits owned to the ceiling. This made the Twits think that if they stood in their heads, their world would "go right-side-up." But as they had been walking home, one of the birds had painted the Twits' head with glue. So when they went upside down, they got glued to the floor!
    I really like this book because it, like all Roald Dahl books, is hilarious and detailed. I would recommend this book especially for younger kids because it is easy to read and understand what's going on in the story.
    THE END

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  • March 2020 Books of the Month

    This month we are reading:

    Grade K:  My Name is Not Isabella by Jennifer Forsberry

    Grade 1&2:  Dear Girl, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

    Grades 3-5:  She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton

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  • February 2020 Books of the Month

    This month we are reading:

    Grade K  - Love , by Matt De La Pena
    Grade 1-2  - Dreamers, by Yuyi Morales
    Grade 3-5 - Little Leaders - Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison

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Registration

Fall 2021 Registration

Our school office is closed for summer recess.  Student registration for the 2021/2022  school year will continue when we reopen on Thursday 9/9/21.

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  mystudent.nyc (now schoolsaccount.nyc).  All newly enrolled students (K-5) will receive a letter during the first week of school with sign-up instructions and an account creation code.  If you have a returning student and have never 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.  Beginning September 3, families will be able to access the new NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) portal, which consolidates several important parent-facing applications in one place. In addition to seeing information for MyStudent, such as grades, attendance, and transportation, families will also be able to access Parent University and the Bullying Reporting online form. Parents can also reset the passwords to their student’s DOE email accounts through the Manage Account page; please note the change in URL from http://mystudent.nyc to http://schoolsaccounts.nyc (after 9/3/21). Families who currently have a NYCSA account will automatically have access to new features in the portal.

   

 

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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 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 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.  Please note that the office is closed for summer recess and most staff members will not return until 9/9/21.