Welcome to PS 102
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:
PTA Election Meeting
The PTA will hold an election for Vice President of the 2019/2020 Executive Board. The two candidates, Adeline Chung-Feder and Brooke Hughes have both decided to speak at the May 8th PTA General Meeting at 8:45am. Their statements also appear on the second page of the attached letter which was sent home on May 1, 2019. Voting will be open on Monday, May 13th from 7:30-8:30am and 2:30-4:00pm by paper ballot. Please bring ID. Voting is open to all parents and guardians, teachers and paraprofessionals as per PTA by-laws. The Election Meeting will take place on May 13th at 4:00pm and the votes for VP position will be counted and winner announced at the meeting. Nominees for uncontested positions will be announced and formally voted in.PS 102 – The Bay View School
Take the Challenge!
PS 102's 17th annual Screen-Free Week starts on Friday May 3rd and continues through Thursday May 9th. For more details on the fun events planned, please see the May calendar. For some events you will need to sign up in advance/reserve a spot. This week is about taking a healthy break from the screens that are so present in our lives. We realize kids and adults need screens to communicate and work and smartboards will be used in class. We ask that you pledge to refrain for screens as "entertainment" this week - no games, movies, shows, social media. Even a day or two is a refreshing look at how we spend our time, but children who make it through the week will be rewarded with a certificate, some discount coupons and a prize from the PTA.PS 102 – The Bay View School
Heart Share Summer Camp & News
Heart Share Summer Camp: April 15, 2019 application is available in our main lobby. Must be returned by May 1st. Lottery will be held May 3 at 6pm.
Heart Share After School Program for September 2019: June 3, 2019 application is available in the main lobby. Lottery will be held June 14 at 6pm.
End of Year Show - June 13, 2019 at 5:30 pm.
Last day of the HeartShare Program - Friday June 21, 2019.PS 102 – The Bay View School
Wellness Council Meeting
Join us once a month for our Wellness Council Meeting which takes place in the gym. Staff, parents and students meet each month to discuss wellness initiatives at the school. 2:45-3:30. Our next meeting is Tuesday 5/14/19.PS 102 – The Bay View School
We have scheduled two School Tour opportunities for prospective G&T families who received a letter and need to rank their choices by May 10th. The first will be TUESDAY April 30th at 8:45am. The second will be TUESDAY May 7 at 1:15 pm. It is not necessary to register. All parents will be accommodated on those dates. Meet in the main lobby at 211 72nd St. It is not possible to schedule additional dates. You do not need to bring your child as the tour is for parents, but you are welcome to if needed. If you are offered a seat at PS 102, you will be invited to our Kindergarten orientation in June with your child.PS 102 – The Bay View School
Summer in the City - Apply by April 26th!
Visit this page to learn more about DOE Summer in the City programs for your student and to link to the applications. There are programs for current K-12 students but not for every situation. You can apply today on-line for STEM Summer in the City (5-week STEM program grades 2-10 at schools - locations to be announced) and STEM Matters NYC (one week grade K-11 at area cultural/science institutions) both of which are determined by lottery. You will receive an email response directly from the DOE on these.
You can also apply to the First and Second Grade Summer Academy for current grade 1&2 students OR The Multilingual Learners Summer Academy for Gr 1-8 English Language Learners which will be held at a local D20 school (to be announced) from 7/2/19-8/8/19. Contact the main office 718-748-7404 to express interest in these programs.
Students in grades 3-8 who are invited to Summer School because they may not be promoted to the next grade will be notified in mid-June. Summer School will take place at a local elementary school from July 2-August 8.
Note: PS 102 students are not eligible for the "Community Schools Elementary Summer Academy" listed on this page and there are several programs on this page for High School students which may be of interest to some of our families.PS 102 – The Bay View School
Cinco de Mayo Assembly
Students will celebrate dance traditions of Mexico today in a PTA sponsored assembly.PS 102 – The Bay View School
Parent Engagement Tuesday
PS 102 teachers have this time set aside each week to meet with parents. Please make an appointment to be sure your teacher is available. If you cannot meet at this time, you can arrange for a phone meeting or make an appointment for a different time.PS 102 – The Bay View School
Technology Committee Meeting
Staff, Parents and students meet each month to discuss technology in the classroom and any other tech questions that come up.PS 102 – The Bay View School
Dress Rehearsal Bay View Opera
The Bay View Opera will be performed for grades K and 1 today at 1pm.PS 102 – The Bay View School
GO Spirit Day: Backwards Day
Yes, today is the day you can come in with your clothing on backwards.PS 102 – The Bay View School
NYS Grade 4 Science Performance Test
Hands-on portion of the exam will take place 5/22 through 5/31.PS 102 – The Bay View School
SLT MeetingPS 102 – The Bay View School
Registration for Incoming Kindergarten Students who have received an offer letter or email.
Registration is by appointment only. Please call Ms. Ginnis in the main office to make an appointment (718) 748-7404.
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
- the offer letter or email you received from the DOE
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.
DEADLINE to accept the offer and call for an appointment is May 3, 2019. It is possible your appointment will take place after May 3rd.
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 .
PS 102 PTA
PTA Election May 13th
Vote for Adeline Chung-Feder or Brooke Hughes, for Executive Board Vice President for the 2019/2020 school year on May 13th from 7:30-8:30am or 2:30-4:00pm. Bring ID to sign in. Parents, legal guardians, teachers and paraprofessionals may vote according to PTA by-laws. Both candidates will speak at the May 8th PTA General Meeting at 8:45a.m.PS 102 PTA
Screen Free Week
Scheduled for Friday May 3- Thursday May 10 . Contact Kari El-Fares, PTA Chair or Ms. Sheri if you would like to get involved with planning activities for families this week.PS 102 PTA
Spring Plant Sale May 10th
Just in time for Mother's Day! Volunteers are needed.PS 102 PTA
PTA/Scholastic BOGO Book Fair April 10-12
Volunteers are needed. Schedule of class visits will be posted on FB page when available. Contact Tiffany Chan or any Executive Board member if you can help out!PS 102 PTA
Book of the Month
May 2019 Books of the Month
In May we are reading:
Grade K Happy Dreamer by Peter H. Reynolds
Grades 1&2 Sarabella's Thinking Cap by Judy Schachner
Grade 3-5 Just a Dream by Chris Van AllsburgBook of the Month
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.
NYC Schools Account
2018 NYS ELA and Math Test Scores are available on-line at www.mystudent.nyc. Letters on signing up for access to this account were sent home last fall to all students. If you cannot find this letter or need help, send an email with your child's name and class to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
New DOE Web Site
Get familiar with the new NYC DOE Web Site at schools.nyc.gov.
The construction project is complete! We hope all of our families are enjoying the yard and our beautiful building.
Please contact Ms. Sheri at email@example.com with any questions on this web site. Dial 718-748-7404 as always to speak with the main office. Thank you.
Cabbage Grows in Brooklyn!
For the third year in a row, we are participating in the Bonnie Plant Company's Third Grade Cabbage Program. All 3rd graders will 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 last year. The last week of September a class by class survey showed that 38% of our cabbages were alive and well. Some cabbages were enjoyed by the family earlier in the season, a few by squirrels or other pests, 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 received a certificate and small prize from the Garden Group. Samantha in class 4-115 submitted the best cabbage photo from the school in time for the national contest! While she didn't win the state prize, she certainly grew a beautiful giant cabbage. The company awards a $1000 prize to a randomly chosen cabbage entry per state.
Thank you James, Luna, Samantha, Noah, Christopher, Walter, Kemal and Camden!
PS 102 Stories
On Saturday September 15, PS 102 students and families participated in the International Coastal Cleanup! Parent Coordinator, Margaret Sheri and our Beach Captain, former parent Michele Hern organized 119 volunteers (84 from PS 102 families) 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. This year volunteers were treated with a visit from Warner Brothers who were sponsoring 3 cleanups to promote Aquaman due out in December 2018. Volunteers received an Aquaman visor (which was needed on the sunny day) and a movie ticket voucher via email. 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/