Welcome to PS 102

NYC School Survey

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 20, 2020.  The 2019/2020 NYC School Survey was distributed in late February in a bright green envelope. Thank you to all who completed the survey already! If you did not complete it yet, you may still complete it online using the code found at the bottom right of the paper form.  If you no longer have the paper form, you can visit www.nycschoolsurvey.org and look up your code to complete it online.  Even in this unusual year,  responses will provide school administrators with valuable information that can lead to improvements in our school.  Thank You. 




  • Please read the April 3, 2020 letter from Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza

    Dear Families:

    Since closing school buildings and shifting to remote learning last week, all of you, in partnership with our more than 150,000 staff, have shown incredible resilience and fortitude as we leap into a new reality. Together, we have been transforming public education in the nation’s largest school system in ways we never imagined even a few weeks ago. Throughout this process, we have approached every decision with the health, safety, and continuous learning of our students at the forefront of our minds. Through it all, I’ve emphasized that we need to operate with flexibility and patience for all our school communities.

    Those values, along with the fact that social distancing remains an imperative for all New Yorkers, means we must take a new approach to Spring Recess, originally scheduled for Thursday, April 9 through Friday, April 17, 2020. For the health and wellbeing of all New Yorkers, the City and the State are in agreement that schools must continue to offer remote learning, including during days that were previously scheduled as breaks. As a result, our schools will continue with remote learning through the time originally scheduled for Spring Recess. We know that many New Yorkers plan to observe religious holidays on April 9 and 10. Any students and school staff who individually wish to observe those holidays may do so. However, these days will not be considered “days off” for the school system, and remote learning activities will continue for students who are not observing the holidays.

    Here is additional important information for families during this time:

    Remote Learning

    We know that Spring Recess is a time of rest and recharging for our educators and students alike—and we know how hard all of our students and educators have been working to adapt to a new approach to learning. With this in mind, we will offer schools remote learning resources that focus on daily themes and enrichment activities for all students for April 9-17. This will keep students and their teachers meaningfully engaged and connected with each other and ideas happening in the world around them—even as we all remain socially distant at home. Resources will include “theme” days (e.g., wellness, world language, computer science, college and career readiness) and taking advantage virtually of the unparalleled educational and cultural resources right here in the city (e.g., museums, libraries, and cultural institutions).  More information on these activities will be shared with schools next week.

    We are confident that continuing remote learning will help ensure that families adhere to social distancing in the coming weeks, which is imperative to slowing the spread of the virus and keeping ourselves and our neighbors safe. 2 Regional Enrichment Centers Regional Enrichment Centers (RECs) serve the children of first responders, healthcare workers, and other essential employees across the City.

    The majority of the REC sites will remain open from April 9-17.

    We will proactively communicate with families who may need to be temporarily reassigned to a REC during that time. Visit schools.nyc.gov/recs for more information.

    Free Meals Meal Hubs offer free meals to any New Yorker who wants them.

    The majority of our Meal Hub sites will also continue to operate. To find the nearest Meal Hub to you during this period or anytime, visit schools.nyc.gov/freemeals.

    Health Precautions

    We know our families are working hard to stop the spread of coronavirus. People who do not show symptoms may still be able to spread COVID-19, and therefore the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) recommends wearing a face covering or mask whenever you leave home. A face covering will not protect you from infection, but it can help others. A face covering can include anything that covers your nose and mouth, including dust masks, scarves and bandanas. Do not use health care worker masks, as those must be preserved for people in the health care system.

    Even if you have a face covering, continue to stay home as much as possible and avoid close contact with other people.

    Please visit nyc.gov/coronavirus for more information and an FAQ on face coverings, as well as other important information on the virus.

    We continue to operate with health, safety, and high-quality learning as our top priorities for every child and adult in the DOE community across all five boroughs. Time and time again, you and your children—and all the educators who serve them—are proving that New York City has the best students and staff in the world, and that nothing will ever change that. Please call 311 or visit schools.nyc.gov for any questions regarding Spring Break, RECs, Free Meals, and much more. As always, you should reach out to your teacher, principal, and others at your school for continued information about remote learning and your child.


    Richard A. Carranza Chancellor
    New York City Department of Education

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    Latest news on when/how iPads will be distributed:


    If you still do not have a device that can access the internet - a smartphone, tablet, laptop or home computer are all good -  The Department of Education (DOE) is making  wifi enabled tablets available to parents beginning March 25th.  If you have already completed the form, please wait for DOE staff to contact you to confirm need and address. Tablets will be shipped directly to families via FEDEX.  If you have not yet completed this form and need a device, please do so now at :  https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/RemoteLearningDevices 


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  • COVID 19 Updates from Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs

    Dear community leaders and friends,
    As the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis continues to impact our communities, please read and share the below resources to keep New Yorkers and their families safe, seek care without fear, and ensure the health, mental health, and well-being of their households.

    Please visit nyc.gov/coronavirus for the latest guidance and share the following summary of COVID-19 updates and city resources for New Yorkers.

    Important Messages from Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Mostofi:

    • Social distancing saves lives: Keep yourself six feet away from anyone else wherever you go.
      • It is critical that people who do not live in the same household stay at least six feet away from each other.
      • There will be an increased presence of New York City Police Officers and Parks Enforcement Patrol officers to make sure people are not outside unnecessarily and when they are outside they stay at least six feet away from each other. New York City Police Officers and Parks Enforcement will monitor essential businesses, public spaces, parks, public transportation, and playgrounds and issue warnings, fines, and closures to individuals or businesses who do not comply.
      • Enforcement officers will not ask questions about immigration status.
      • To help encourage social distancing, we have started an Open Streets Pilot Program on up to two streets per borough.
      • NYC will be issuing $250 to $500 fines to individuals who remain non-compliant after a warning from an enforcement officer.
    • Health care and testing: All New Yorkers should consider themselves potentially exposed to coronavirus. That means that everyone should stay home as much as possible, even if they do not have any symptoms of COVID-19. You should consult with your doctor if you:
      • Have fever, cough, shortness of breath or other cold or flu-like symptoms and do not feel better after three to four days
      • Have mild symptoms and are an older adult or continue to have any of the health conditions listed above
      • Use telephone, text, telemedicine (video conferencing), or a patient portal to reach out rather than going to your doctor in person. You and your provider will decide if you need to come to medical care.
      • If you need help finding a doctor or getting medical care, call 311 and get connected to a doctor today.
      • Visit nyc.gov/coronavirus for more information.



    • NYC Health and Hospitals is reserving testing for patients needing hospitalization or as clinically appropriate. Clinicians are available to talk to thousands of New Yorkers every day and advise them stay at home if they don’t need to come to the emergency room.

    View this update in multiple languages.


    • Seek care without fear: We don't let cost or immigration status stand between New Yorkers and health care! NYC will provide medical care no matter what your immigration status is and whether you can pay for it or not. If you need help finding a doctor or getting medical care, call 311.
      • Seeking or using healthcare services related to COVID-19 will NOT impact your ability to apply for a green card or citizenship. The Public Charge rule does NOT consider use of COVID-19 related health care services, even if the services are Medicaid-funded. New Yorkers who have concerns or questions about public benefits and immigration can call the ActionNYC hotline at 1-800-354-0365, or 311 and say ‘ActionNYC,’ Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm for free, safe immigration legal help.



    ICYMI: Recap of Recent COVID-19 Updates


    Guidance for New Yorkers on ‘PAUSE’ (effective through April 15, 2020):

    All non-essential businesses in New York City remain closed. Only businesses with essential functions are permitted to operate, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, internet providers, food delivery, banks, financial institutions and mass transit. Restaurants and bars remain open for take-out and delivery only. Businesses that provide essential services must implement rules that help facilitate social distancing. The New York City Police Department will be out in neighborhoods across the City to ensure compliance with the policies.


    The City will also enforce the following rules for non-vulnerable individuals with fines and mandatory closures:

    • No non-essential gatherings; any concentration of people outside their home must be limited to workers providing essential services
    • Practice social distancing in public (6 feet or more)
    • Individuals should limit outdoor recreational activities to non-contact
    • Limit use of public transportation to only when absolutely necessary
    • Sick individuals should not leave home except to receive medical care


    The City will also enforce “Matilda’s Law,” which sets the following restrictions for New Yorkers who are over the age of 70 and/or immune-compromised:

    • Remain indoors
    • Limit outdoor activity to solitary exercise
    • Pre-screen all visitors and aides by taking temperature
    • Wear a mask when in company of others
    • Do not visit households with multiple people
    • Everyone in presence of vulnerable people should wear a mask
    • Stay six feet from other people
    • Do not take public transportation unless absolutely necessary


    View this update in multiple languages.  


    Transportation Updates:


    • Subway:
      • To ensure that people remain at least six feet away from each other on the subway, the New York City Police Department will be checking subway cars and platforms and will disperse any crowds. If the train car is too crowded, wait for the next train or find another train car.
      • Anyone who sees non-compliance with social distancing rules or crowded subway cars can call 311 and report it.
    • Staten Island Ferry:
      • Effective March 30, 2020, the Staten Island Ferry is running run once every hour.
      • The Staten Island Ferry has continued to see declining in ridership (down 86% from the same period last year).
    • Bikes:
      • Citi Bike is offering FREE 30-day membership to Health care workers, transit employees, and first responders. Employers should email HeroBikes@Lyft.com to enroll their staff in new program.
      • Bike repair shops are essential businesses. They will remain open to serve those who depend on a bike for transportation.
    • Parking:
        • Alternate Side Parking is suspended through April 14, 2020.
        • Any New Yorker under isolation who has received a parking ticket can provide medical documentation to be reviewed by Department of Finance when their case is heard.


    Parks and Playgrounds:


    o   Starting March 31, 2020, the following ten playgrounds will be closed due to crowding and non-compliance with social distancing rules (people who do not live in the same household must stay at least six feet away from each other):

        • Brooklyn: Middleton Playground, Fort Greene Park (two playgrounds), and Brighton Playground 
        • Bronx: Watson Gleason Playground 
        • Manhattan: Fort Tryon - Jacob Javits Playground and Raoul Wallenberg Playground (in Highbridge Park)
        • Queens: Mauro Playground (in Meadows Corona Park)
        • Staten Island: Clove Lakes Park (two playgrounds) 
      • The City will continue to closely enforce social distancing rules and close additional playgrounds as necessary.
    • Other playgrounds managed by the Parks Department will remain open for now to provide children with solitary, active recreation.
    • Children who are not from the same immediate family unit should not be playing together.
    • The New York City Police Department will be enforcing social distancing and there will be signs in multiple languages posted to encourage social distancing.


    Guidance for Essential Businesses:


    • If you are a business owner and you need help to enforce social distancing at your business, call 311, and the city will come and help. It is critical that people who do not live in the same household stay at least six feet away from each other. We recommend pharmacies and grocery stores to reserve early morning hours for senior citizens.
    • Continue to implement social distancing, inside and outside stores, including by limiting number of people let in at any time.
    • If you see overcrowding, call 311 and city government officials will support businesses achieve proper social distancing.


    Update on Construction Work:


    • All non-essential construction must shut down. Examples of essential construction that may continue include construction of roads, bridges, transit facilities, utilities, hospitals or health care facilities, affordable housing, and homeless shelters. Examples of emergency construction projects that may be permitted to continue include any construction projects necessary to protect the health and safety of occupants or construction projects that would be unsafe to remain unfinished.
    • Any emergency construction project or essential construction sites that remain open must ensure workers remain at least six feet away from each other in all areas, including in elevators and during meals, in addition to entry and exit of sites.
    • Sites that cannot maintain distance between workers and safety best practices must close. Enforcement may result in fines of up to $10,000.


    Update on Tax Lien Sales:


    o   The City will postpone its annual tax lien sale until August, as residents continue to cope with the COVID-19 outbreak. The Department of Finance sells tax liens for any unpaid property taxes, water bills, and other charges.

    o   Property owners who are facing hardships making their property tax payments can take advantage of several existing Department of Finance programs. These include exemption programs to lower the amount of taxes owed, standard payment plans, or a new Property Tax and Interest Deferral (PT AID) program, for those who qualify. More information on those programs can be found on the Department of Finance website.



    Guidance to Religious Leaders:


    • Thank you to all religious leaders that have done their part to keep New Yorkers safe and have suspended all in-person services. We are calling on ALL religious leaders to enforce compliance with this guidance to keep their congregations safe. Starting the weekend of March 27, 2020 City enforcement officers will disperse and shut down any worship services or religious gatherings that continue. We need our faith in times of crisis, but we can’t put lives in danger.


    School Closures and Remote Learning:



    Regional Enrichment Centers:


    • As of Friday, March 27, 2020, Regional Enrichment Centers—those permitted to attend education and childcare centers for the children of essential workers (first responders, health care workers, and key transit employees)—were expanded to include children of grocery store essential staff, pharmacy essential staff, Department of Health staff, Staten Island Ferry and New York City Ferry essential staff, Department of Environmental Protection staff, and Department of Probation staff. See more information here: schools.nyc.gov.




    o   Emergency Food: If you need emergency food assistance, call the Emergency Food Hotline at 866-888-8777 or 311 to find a local pantry or kitchen. There is no income limit for emergency food. Learn more about Emergency food.

    o   Free meals for K-12 students: All NYC children can get three free meals a day from the NYC Department of Education (DOE). Grab-and-Go food is available Monday to Friday, from 7:30am to 1:30pm at over 400 New York City public school buildings. To find a location near you, go to http://schools.nyc.gov/freemeals or text FOOD or COMIDA to 877-877.

    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, helps people with limited income buy food. Benefits are provided on an electronic card that is used like an ATM card and accepted at most grocery stores. Some immigrants may be eligible for the program. Online application and renewal can be done via the ACCESS HRA website. For further information, visit the website or call HRA's Infoline at 718-557-1399.
        • SNAP recipients can shop online for groceries at Amazon, Shoprite, or Walmart. (Note: SNAP benefits cannot be used to pay delivery fees. Be sure to confirm that an online store delivers to your home address.) Visit the HRA website.



      • Reminder: FDNY urges New Yorkers to only call 911 during a real emergency. Please allow first responders to assist those most in need. Only call 911 if you need help right away.
      • Make a plan for your pet in the case of an emergency.




    • Stay Informed

    o   Visit nyc.gov/coronavirus for the latest guidance and ACCESS NYC for more resources.

    o   Sign up to receive text notifications: Sign up for the City’s COVID-19 text notification system to get regular SMS texts with updates on the latest news and developments in New York City.  New Yorkers can text COVID to 692-692 for updates in English, and text COVIDESP to 692-692 for updates in Spanish.

    o   Follow Notify NYC on Twitter: For updates in Chinese (@nnycchinese)English (@notifynyc), and Spanish(@nnycspanish).

    o   Cal 311: If you have any questions on finding medical care.


    • New Yorkers affected by COVID-19 can view this chart to identify what benefits they may be eligible for.


    • The City of New York is collecting information to better understand and communicate about the impacts of COVID-19. If you’ve experienced symptoms of COVID-19, tested positive, come into contact with someone who may have it, or have recently been quarantined, please visit the NYC COVID-19 Engagement Portal. Your information is confidential, will enable the City to share information with you about COVID-19, and will help to inform the City’s response to areas affected by COVID-19. 


    • The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs’ (MOIA’s) work to serve our immigrant communities continues. If your community members have questions about immigration or how to access city services during the COVID-19 crisis, they can call the MOIA hotline at 212-788-7654 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, or send an email to AskMOIA@cityhall.nyc.gov.


    • Report price-gouging: If you see price gouging, take a photo of it and report it to 311 or file a complaint at on.nyc.gov/overcharge. It is ILLEGAL for stores to overcharge you for disinfectants (wipes, liquids, sprays), face masks, hand sanitizer, rubbing alcohol, gloves, or any item/service needed to limit the spread of COVID-19.


    • Reporting Bias Incidents and Hate Crimes: New Yorkers must work together to stop the spread of misinformation and end bias incidents and hate stemming from COVID-19 stigma. If you have been harassed or discriminated against due to race, national origin, age, or disability, contact the New York City Commission on Human Rights by calling 311 or filing a complaint online. Call 911 if you are a victim of or witness a hate crime.


    • Services for survivors of domestic and gender-based violence: New York City’s Family Justice Centers are still available by phone to provide vital services for survivors including legal consultations, counseling sessions, safety planning, case management, and FJC updates. Call NYC’s 24 hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-621-4673. Visit NYC HOPE resource directory at nyc.gov/HOPE.


    • To New Yorkers with disabilities: We're focused on getting you the support you need during this crisis. Go to nyc.gov/disability for more information.


    • Unemployment Benefits and Health Insurance FAQ: Provides guidance in multiple languages for those recently unemployed due to COVID-19. Immigrant New Yorkers with work authorization may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits. New York State is waiving the 7-day waiting period. Visit the New York State Department of Labor website or call 1-888-209-8124.



    • Now Hiring: The City of New York is hiring licensed TLC drivers to deliver food to New Yorkers in need during the COVID-19 crisis.


    • Employee rights: If an employer is violating existing labor laws or the recently issued executive orders, please contact 311, the New York State Attorney General's office at 212-416-8700 or Labor.Bureau@ag.ny.gov to report them.



    In community and solidarity,



    David Sosa, he/him/his (what’s this?)

    Neighborhood Organizer

    NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs

    dsosa@moia.nyc.gov | 212.748.0302




    PS 102 – The Bay View School
  • HeartShare Staff Members are Available to Help Students

    HeartShare staff members are available to help any students with school work during the hours of 3-6pm.  Even those who are not enrolled in the after school program. Contact:  nada.arkadan@heartshare.org, call 917-734-3313 with your child’s name and grade level and a phone number.   

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  • The Parent's Guide to Google Classroom

    If you have questions on using google classroom that your friends or teacher cannot help you with - please refer them to Mr. Silverman at msilverman3@schools.nyc.gov



    Google Classroom Tutorial Videos:


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  • Grab and Go Meals WILL NOT BE SERVED at PS102 until further notice.

    We will post here when Grab and Go reopens at our site.


    March 23, 2020

    Dear Staff and Families of P.S.102

    As you know, the health and safety of our school community is our top priority. Much has changed very rapidly with respect to COVID-19 in our school community and citywide. School buildings are now closed to students and staff until April 20, 2020, and remote learning has begun for all students.

    With respect to P.S. 102, it was just reported that a school lunch worker at PS 102 Office of Food and Nutrition Services tested positive for COVID-19. Grab and go meals will not be available at this site on Tuesday March 24, 2020. P.S.185 located at 8601 Ridge Blvd. will be an alternate site for Grab and Go meals on Tuesday March 24, 2020.
    A disinfection of the school building will begin in accordance with New York State Department of Health guidelines. As a reminder, the DOE routinely conducts deep cleanings in our school.

    What You Should Do 

    · Call your doctor if you have symptoms like coughing, shortness of breath, fever, or sore throat and tell your doctor that you may have been exposed to COVID-19. If you need help finding medical care, call 311.

    · Educate yourself about COVID-19 through the NYC Health Department’s website at https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/coronavirus.page. 

      · Continue to practice general viral infection prevention measures including: 

    o Wash your hands with soap and water often. 

    o Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing. 

    o Do not touch your face with unwashed hands. 

    o Do not shake hands. Instead, wave or elbow bump. 

    o Monitor your health more closely than usual for cold or flu symptoms.  

    o Get your flu shot – it’s never too late. 

    o Reduce overcrowding by walking or biking, if possible. 

    Please visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus for important school-related guidance and nyc.gov/coronavirus at any time for critical updates, including ways to fight stigma and bias around the coronavirus. It’s important we come together and support one another during this time. 

     Nothing matters more than the health and safety of our staff and students, and we are committed to keeping our school community fully informed.

    Please do not hesitate to contact Superintendent Karina Costantino at KCostan@schools.nyc.gov with any questions. Thank you.

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  • March 22 - updates for beginning Remote Learning

    Parents -please read the attached letter from NYC Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza. It details important information including links for parents to apply for devices which will be available directly from the DOE (if you still have no way to connect)  and how First Responders, Health Care Workers and others eligible can apply  for  daily care for their children at a Regional Enrichment Center.

    Families are expected to log on to Google Classrooms tomorrow , March 23, by 9:00 am and work directly with their child's teacher.  Please discuss any specific problems with your teacher - as far as tech ability and family scheduling - that will affect you child's participation via email or google classroom.  If you are having trouble using Google Classroom - please review the guide that appears below, seek advice from family and friends, your child's teacher and  if needed email Mr. Silverman msilverman3@schools.nyc.gov

    If you have any other questions or trouble reaching a staff member, please email our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Sheri at melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov

    PS 102 continues to be open as a site for GRAB AND GO meals from 7:30am to 1:30pm. You may stop by our front door and pick up 3 meals for your children each Monday through Friday. The school is closed for all other purposes. 22

    You will hear directly from the DOE when they begin to distribute tablets that you may have requested via their web site or phone # over the last several days.  At this point, we ask that you please do not email to tell us that you have no device.  We will be reaching out to all families that have trouble connecting in the next few days.  Continue to check this page and the DOE website http://schools.nyc.gov for updates daily. 

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  • CANCELLED: Grade 3, 4 & 5 Math BEE

    Students selected during class math competitions will participate in a jeopardy-style Math Bee while students from their grade cheer them on.  Parents are welcome to attend. Grade 4 - 8:45am, Grade 3 - 10:35am, Grade 5 - 12:45pm

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  • Tip of the Day

    Head off an argument with your child before it starts. When your youngster begins to argue, simply say, “I hear you, but I need time to think, and I’ll get back to you.”  Then, take a cooling off period before discussing the subject any further.

    Evite las discusiones con su hijo antes de comenzar. Cuando su hijo comience a discutir, simplemente diga “escucho lo que dices, pero necesito pensar. Te responderé en un rato”.  Después, tómese un tiempo para pensar antes de seguir hablando del tema.


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  • Tip of the Day

    Ask your child to make a word triangle. Start by writing a single letter (T). Underneath, write a 2-letter word that starts with the original letter (“to”). Add a 3-letter word under that (“tap”). How big can your youngster’s triangle grow?

    Pídale a su hijo que haga un triángulo con palabras. Comiencen escribiendo una sola letra (T). Debajo, escriban una palabra de 2 letras que comience con la letra original (“té”). Agreguen una de 3 letras debajo de esa (“tez”). ¿Qué tan grande puede ser el triángulo de su hijo?

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  • Tip of the Day

    This art project will stretch your youngster’s creativity. How many different ways can your child draw a tree without lifting the pencil? Your youngster might draw a spiral tree, a zigzag one, or a puffball tree that looks like a lollipop.

    Este proyecto de arte mejorará la creatividad de su hijo. ¿De cuántas maneras diferentes puede su hijo dibujar un árbol sin levantar el lápiz? Su hijo puede dibujar un árbol en espiral, uno en zigzag o uno parecido a una paleta.

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  • Tip of the Day

    Create family connections by finding common interests. Maybe your family enjoys working jigsaw puzzles, for example. Or they might like playing Monopoly or singing karaoke. Whatever your family likes, set aside a regular time to do it together.

    Busquen intereses en común y establezcan conexiones familiares. Por ejemplo, quizás su familia disfrute de armar rompecabezas. O es posible que les guste jugar a Monopoly o hacer karaoke. No importa qué le guste a su familia, hagan tiempo para hacerlo juntos.


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    PTA Executive Board Members - 2019/2000

    Our 2019 - 2020 PTA Executive Board Members:

    Nishani Pierre-Louis, Co-President
    Tamara Stern, Co- President
    Norma Arias, Recording Secretary
    Cristina Guglielmetti, Treasurer
    Diana Flynn, Corresponding Secretary
    Brooke Hughes, Vice President
    Kari Elfar, Financial Secretary

    We have a large and active PTA that works hard all year to support our students and staff. Come out to our next meeting to find out what we do and how easy and rewarding it is to get involved.   Thanks !




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  • Upcoming PTA Meetings:

    Please attend our January 2020 meetings.  Make a New Year's Resolution to support our school by becoming involved with our wonderful PTA!  Our General meeting will take place on Wednesday January 8th at 8:45 a.m.  January  Student of the Month Awards will be presented. Our Executive Board meets on Wednesday January 22nd at 6:30pm.  All are welcome to attend both meetings.  We have a lot of great activities planned for the 2020! 

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  • Art Gala!

    Calling all teaching artists (professional or just willing and able!) Our annual Art Gala will be held during parent-teacher conferences on March 5th. We would like to schedule 12 or more workshops led by parent teaching artists during the February school break and during Saturday academy or afternoons throughout February.  Contact Nishani Pierre-Louis, Tamara Stern or Margaret Sheri if you would like to lead a class!  Material fee of $10 will be charged for each participant and all supplies will be reimbursed by the PTA.  Our theme this year is Wonder.


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  • 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.  Orders can be placed by sending in the attached paper form and payment. They will aslo be sold at the January 14th Winter Parent-Teacher Conferences. 

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Book of the Month

  • 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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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 the DOE 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 page or document on our site, please contact Margaret Sheri for help (718) 748-7404 x 2323, melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov

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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.

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. 

To register 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 


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 .

KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS PRE-REGISTERING FOR SEPTEMBER 2020. Please see post with instructions under Announcements. Deadline is January 21, 2020.



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, Caitlin, Doria, Amira, Hei Tung, Anna  and Michelle! 

 Mia and her cabbage plant   Maggie and her cabbage plant    Sam and his cabbage plant   Katelyn and her cabbage    Zoey and her cabbage plant   Caitlin's cabbage    Doria's cabbage  Amira's cabbage plant   Hei Tung and her cabbage plant         Anna's cabbage    Michelle and her cabbage plant    


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/


                                Father and son cleaning the beach  Two students holding participation certificates at the beach clean up  pi  garbage mandala art project   six students cleaning the beach  three students cleaning beach