Welcome to PS 102

Announcements

  • Please read Chancellor Porter's Message on September Reopening Plans 7/8/21

    To view this letter in your language see: schools.nyc.gov/messagesforfamilies

    July 8, 2021

    Dear Families,

    We made it! I hope you are all having a restful start to the summer. As you relax and reflect on the past year, we
    have been hard at work planning the year to come. The past year has presented us with unimaginable challenges,
    but also incredible opportunities for big change.

    I’ve been a DOE educator for more than 20 years, and I know that turning these opportunities into real change is
    the work of a whole community! So we talked to principals, teachers, central office staff, families, and students
    who shared their experiences over the last year—and their hopes for how we move forward.

    Your voices were clear: We have a chance to make key changes to some very important parts of teaching and
    learning, in every grade. Right now, we can break down stubborn inequities and make sure that no matter what
    school your child enters, they are warmly welcomed, and met with the highest academic expectations—and that
    we are ready to help them achieve.

    This year, healing will happen alongside rigorous academics. I want to share just a little bit about what will change
    this coming year, thanks to a $635 million investment in our academic comeback for our one million students.
    Before I do, I want to acknowledge that not every family feels the same way about returning to school in person.

    Many families are excited and ready for full-time reconnection for their children. Others feel anxious, or unsure
    about potential risks. I can promise you that your child’s health is our number one priority, now and always. We
    are opening full time for every student because we know we can protect their health and safety—and yours. And
    we know that being in school is critically important for your child’s growth and success.

    Our Academic Recovery Plan below explains some of how we are seizing this moment so your child can learn,
    heal, and thrive. More information will be posted on schools.nyc.gov this summer.

    I am so excited for our homecoming on September 13 for every student—more excited than I’ve ever been in my
    two decades at the DOE. I am honored to share this journey with you and your child, and look forward to
    reconnecting as we approach the beginning of the school year.

    In partnership,
    Meisha Porter
    New York City Schools Chancellor

    NYC PUBLIC SCHOOLS: WHAT YOU WILL SEE IN SEPTEMBER

    Your Child Will Feel Welcomed, and Helped to Heal from the Past Year

    Children in every community are carrying trauma caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. A successful academic
    recovery can only happen when the emotional and mental health needs of students are also addressed.

     We will hire over 500 new social workers and other mental health support staff so that your child’s school
    has at least one social worker or school-based mental health clinic.
     We will begin adding over 130 new community schools to provide expanded social, emotional, academic,
    and extracurricular services in communities where they’re most needed.

    Your Child’s Literacy Skills Will Be a Priority

    Literacy and reading are absolutely fundamental to children’s ability to reach important milestones all along the
    educational journey. Our goal is to have every student reading on grade level by the end of 2nd
     grade.

     If you have a child in kindergarten through grade 2, their teachers will use a tool to identify strengths and
    challenges at the beginning of the year, and develop support plans tailored to their specific needs.
     Thousands of teachers in these grades will receive extra training to support literacy.
     140 more teachers will be hired to reduce class sizes at 72 elementary schools with the specific goal of
    improving reading proficiency.
     We will bring the number of reading coaches in our successful Universal Literacy coaching program to
    500 so every early childhood and K-2 classroom has one.
     In addition, we will give schools funding for targeted supports for students, such as , extended day and
    enrichment activities.

    Your Child Will Grow Their Technological Skills

    This September, we will build on what we have learned about the benefits of technology. Students will develop
    digital skills to prepare them for the new economy.

     We will distribute an additional 175,000 devices so every K-12 student who needs one has access to one.
     We will launch an eighth-grade technology project for students to demonstrate their digital literacy skills.
     We will train 5,000 K-12 teachers to teach computer science coursework.
     We will expand Computer Science for All, to support computational thinking, problem-solving,
    and digital skills for 400,000 students by 2024.

    More Special Education Support Will Be Available for Students with Disabilities

    The pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on our students with disabilities. The Academic Recovery Plan
    will make every resource available to better support students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs),
    from our youngest learners to students preparing for graduation:

     We will launch afterschool and Saturday programs for students with IEPs to receive additional instruction
    and related services.
     We will add 800 Special Education Pre-K seats and expand Committees on Preschool Special Education
    to review more IEP requests.
     We will provide eligible students ages 21+ with either continued instruction toward their diploma or other
    credential, or consultation about plans for college and career readiness.
     We will also continue to provide family workshops and information sessions through our Beyond Access
    Series, which supports families of students with disabilities by providing sessions on topics related to
    special education.

    More Language Support Will Be Available to Multilingual Learners

    Multilingual learners (MLs) and immigrant families are valued and supported at DOE. We will provide
    culturally responsive supports that give students and their families equitable access to resources and
    opportunities that help students succeed inside and outside the classroom.

     We will establish Immigrant Ambassador Programs across 30 high schools to match immigrant DOE
    students with college students for mentorship.
     Schools will be provided resources to purchase print and digital books in students’ home languages, and
    build home language libraries.
     We will provide teachers with training that is specific to the language needs of multilingual learners and
    immigrant students.
     We will conduct wellness checks and deliver social-emotional learning support to multilingual learners,
    particularly in transitioning to full time in-person learning.
     We will expand the Postsecondary Readiness for ELLs Program (PREP), to be facilitated by a select
    group of school counselors and educators.

    Your Child Will Get Ready for College and Career

    Especially as our students heal from the pandemic, we need to make sure they are better prepared for the next
    step in life, whether it’s college or career.

     We will deliver free, personalized college counseling for every junior and senior after school so that
    every student has a post-graduation plan. This includes launching Student Success Centers for 34 high
    schools.
     We will offer Universal College Financial Aid Guidance in multiple languages, to help navigate the
    application process.
     We will add new Advanced Placement or College Now courses so tens of thousands more students have
    access to college-level coursework.

    Your Child Will Learn Challenging Material That Reflects Who They Are

    Children are more engaged in class when they can see themselves in their lessons and materials. We are committed
    to reflecting the city’s “beautiful mosaic” of cultures and histories in curriculum.

     In the fall, your child’s school will receive an infusion of books that reflect the variety of histories,
    languages, and experiences that make up the city.
     The DOE will begin work on universal, rigorous, and inclusive English Language Arts (ELA) and Math
    curricula that will be shared by New York City’s 1,600 schools and one million students. It will be built
    on investments in literacy and will challenge students to move beyond their academic comfort zones.
     The DOE will begin developing brand new support materials for ELA, Math, Arts and more, developed
    by New York City educators for New York City students.

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  • FREE Summer Meals

     

    This summer, any New Yorker who wants them can get free "grab & go" meals across the city starting June 28th.

    • No registration, documentation, or ID is required to receive a free breakfast or lunch

    • Locations will be available for search on 6/25/2021 after 5pm

    • Meals Hubs are open for children and families Monday–Friday

    • Breakfast and lunch service times will be 9am to 1pm

    • Vegetarian meals are available at all locations

    • All meals are Grab and Go, not to be consumed on site

    • Kosher and Halal meals are available at select locations

    • There will be no service Monday, July 5th (Independence Day Observed) and Tuesday, July 20th (Eid-ul-Adha)

    • Community Based Organizations may call the Office of Food & Nutrition Services Accounts Receivable department at 718-707-4371, 718-707-4382 or 718-707-4383 for additional information

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  • P-EBT Food Benefits for 2020/21 School Year

     

    The Continuing Appropriations Act of 2021 and Other Extensions Act reauthorized the payment of P-EBT food benefits to households with children who would have received free school lunches under the National School Lunch Act, if not for a reduction in in-person learning due to the pandemic. These temporary food benefits are being provided to help cover the cost of meals children would have otherwise received at school during the 2020-21 academic year. 

     

    Because New York City is a universal school lunch district, all public school families regardless of income will receive the benefits! Families will soon receive up to $1,320 in food benefits to help cover the cost of missed school meals while students learned remotely during the COVID pandemic. You do not (and cannot) apply for Pandemic EBT food benefits. P-EBT food benefits will automatically be issued to eligible children. Read more about it on the NY State announcement and Chalkbeat.

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  • Ready4K - join these interactive zoom meetings over the summer with your Pre-K child

     

    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2416226669205/WN_YFK2L_R-QiyW5IEkWxqZtQ

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  • Let's Get Vaccinated!

    As we look toward a return to school buildings for every student this fall, it is important to spread the word that everyone age 12 and older is eligible to get vaccinated. Vaccines are essential to stopping this pandemic. When you support COVID-19 vaccination, you help to protect your school and your community against COVID-19. 

    There are New Yorkers who still have questions or concerns about vaccines, and we are dedicated to addressing them. The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is sharing a number of resources with detailed information:

    COVID-19: Vaccine webpage: includes the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccines (such as how to find a vaccination site, vaccine eligibility and what you can do once fully vaccinated)

    For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, visit nyc.gov/covidvaccine or call 311. To find out where you or your loved ones can get vaccinated, visit nyc.gov/vaccinefinder or call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692). You can also sign up by visiting nyc.gov/homebound or calling 877-VAX-4NYC for an in-home vaccination.

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  • Final Report Cards will be realeased on NYCSA account on Monday June 28th

    Visit mystudent.nyc (NYC Schools Account) to view your child's final report card for this school year.  Report card will show if your child has been promoted to the next grade but will not indicate the classroom.  Parents will be notified of the new class assignment at the end of the summer and before school starts. All students will return to school on September 13, 2021.  If you have any trouble accessing NYCSA or the report card, please contact Ms. Sheri at melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov

    Thank you. 

     

    PS 102 – The Bay View School
  • HeartShare One World Afterschool Program Application is now available!

    To apply for the 2021/2022 school year - complete and return the attached forms to nada.arkadan@heartshare.org or leave paper copy  in the lobby with the security guard. You can also pick up paper forms in the lobby starting today.

    The application will be open through 8/13/21.  HeartShare will hold a lottery for seats on 8/19/21 and notify families directly afterwards.

     

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  • Please read if you have borrowed devices from PS 102/DOE

    June 2021

    Dear PS 102 Parents and Families,

    Here is some information regarding loaned devices:

    School Based-Devices (asset tag starting with DOE-AP or DOE- LN)

    Who should return the school based devices?

    School-owned devices that were loaned to students should be returned by any student changing schools within the DOE or leaving the DOE for any reason. This includes students going from elementary to middle school. These devices have an asset tag sticker on the back of the device that starts with AP or LN. Note: All laptops are considered school-based devices.

    Who can hold on to the devices?

    Students who will remain at PS 102 may hold onto school-based devices for the summer. Students may use the device for Summer Rising, summer school programming and other enrichment opportunities.

    Centrally Loaned Devices (devices that were distributed by the DOE for remote/blended learning- asset tag on the back starts with COV- R2CV-. ACB-)

    Who should return the devices?

    Students leaving the DOE - because of discharge/separation from a DOE school or program - need to return their centrally-loaned iPads so that the schools can redistribute the devices to current students. These devices have an asset tag on the back starting with DOE-COV-, R2CV-, and ACB-.

    Who can hold on to the devices?

    All other students, even those returning to the DOE but at a different school, keep the DOE-issued internet-enabled iPad devices over the summer to encourage and enable them to participate in Summer Rising, summer school programming and other enrichment opportunities. Students in grade 5 who will enter a DOE middle school in the fall should keep their devices over the summer and bring them to the school they are attending for grade 6.

    When can the devices be returned?

    Beginning on June 17, devices can be returned any day from Monday-Friday from 8:15am-9:15am or 1:15pm-2:15pm in the PS 102 lobby. Please be sure to bring the device in its case and the charger (charging brick and cord).

    If you are unable to return the device during these times, please contact Margaret Sheri at MElliotSheri@schools.nyc.gov to schedule an appointment.

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  • NYS Emergency Rental Assistance Program application is open

    https://otda.ny.gov/programs/emergency-rental-assistance/

     

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PS 102 PTA

  • Join us for our PTA Zoom Executive Board Meeting on May 19, 2021 at 6:30pm

    P.S. 102 PTA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
     
    May 19th at 6:30pm
     
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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
    Amy Huang,  Treasurer
    Kari Elfar, Financial Secretary
    Diana Flynn, Corresponding Secretary
    Brooke Hughes, Vice President

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

    Valerie Berrios
    Marie Brugueras
    Jessican Chan 
    Yifang Chen
    Nishani Pierre-Louis, PTA President
    John Tomac

     

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  • FUN PS 102 or Graduation Theme Art Kits

    If you ordered in April - you can pick up your craft kit this Friday May 7th at Norma's Arts and Crafts Supplies  78-13 3rd Avenue. You can also pick up any hours they are open after this Friday.   

     

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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 take place on most Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 2:15- 3pm (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 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 4/23 - FULL HOUSE - please pick another date

    TUES 4/27 -  6

    WED 4/28 - 5

    FRI 4/30 - 12 - ARBOR DAY - sorry - cancelled due to high wind

    TUES 5/4 - Garden in use by afterschool program

    WED 5/5 - cancelled due to rain

    FRI 5/7 - 5

    TUES 5/11 - Ms. Sheri is unavailable

    WED 5/12 -  FULL HOUSE - please choose another date

    FRI 5/14 - Ms. Sheri is unavailable

    TUES 5/18 - Full HOUSE -Please choose another dates

    WED 5/19 - 4

    FRI 5/21 - Full House -please choose another date

    TUES 5/25 - Full House - please choose another date

    WED 5/26 - 8 - This session will be 3pm-4pm.

    FRI 5/28 - Full house - please choose another date

    TUE 6/1 - 7

    WED 6/2 - 12

    FRI 6/4 - Ms. Sheri is unavailable

    TUE 6/8 - SCHOOL CLOSED

    Wed 6/9 - 12

    FRI 6/11 - 12

    TUE 6/15 - 12

    WED 6/16 - Ms. Sheri is unavailable

    FRI 6/18 - 12

    TUE 6/22 - 12

    WED 6/23 - 12

    FRI 6/25 - 12

     

     

     

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  • Garden Group Meetings

    We are back!

    Parents will work together each Friday morning (unless it is raining) from 9:00 - 10:30ish to maintain the garden. "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

The DOE has launched Parent University! Visit this site to access live and pre-recorded courses for parents on a wide range of topics that will help them help their kids and also learn new skills.

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!

  • 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

    Book of the Month
  • 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
     
     
     
     
    Book of the Month
  • 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

    Book of the Month
  • 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

    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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  • 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

    Book of the Month
  • January 2020 Books of the Month

    This month we are reading:

    Grade K    A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. by David A. Adler

    Grade 1-2  I Have a Dream by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  

    Grade 3-5   Malala's Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai

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  • December 2019 Books of the Month:

    This month we are reading:

    Gr. K  Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller
    Gr. 1&2 The Jelly Donut Difference by Maria Dismondy
    Gr. 3-5  The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman

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  • November 2019 Books of the Month

    In November we are reading: 

    Grade K - The Good Egg,  by Jory John & Pete Oswald
    Grade 1&2 - Thank You, Omu, by Oge Mora
    Grade 3-5 - Balloons Over Broadway, by Melissa Sweet

    Book of the Month
  • October 2019 Books of the Month

    This month we are reading: 

    Gr. K  Chopsticks, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

    Gr. 1-2  Alma & How She Got Her Name, by Juana Martinez-Neal

    Gr. 3-5 Carmela Full of Wishes, by Matt De La Pena

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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 in the fall.

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:  (Email will be posted when office reopens.) 

 

 

Over 100 Free Virtual Field Trips Are Now 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

All families are encouraged to access this account at mystudent.nyc.  If you have never signed up, you should 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 was created by the DOE last year for applying to middle school, high school, kindergarten, pre-K and G&T programs.  

   

 

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School Messenger

We are sending all important messages 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. 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 the fall.