Welcome to PS 102


  • Congratulations to P.S. 102!

    Based on 2021-22 data, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has identified P.S. 102 The Bayview as a school designated for Local Support and Improvement (LSI) for the 2022-23 school year. The designation “Good Standing” has been changed to “Local Support and Improvement (LSI),” to recognize that all schools, even higher performing schools, are in a continuous improvement mode and can benefit from local support from their districts to meet students’ differentiated needs. Local Support and Improvement (LSI) is the best accountability status currently available.

    Please  read the following letter from Principal Sichenze: 

    Dear Parent or Guardian,

    This letter is to notify you that, our school, PS 102, has been designated for Local Support and Improvement (LSI) by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) for the 2022-23 school year based on the performance of our students on New York State assessments in school year 2021-22. The previous designation “Good Standing” has been changed to “Local Support and Improvement (LSI),” to recognize that all schools, even higher performing schools, are in a continuous improvement mode and can benefit from local support from their districts to meet students’ differentiated needs. The school’s designation is part of the state’s accountability system consistent with federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requirements. In the 2023-24 school year, NYSED will be updating school accountability designations based on school year 2022-23 results.

    I’m confident that the programs and interventions that are being implemented citywide and at our school will continue to make the 2022-23 school year a high-quality educational experience for your child.

    Thank you for your ongoing partnership and support. Our entire school staff is committed to ensuring a successful year for our students and school community. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 718-748-7404.


    Cornelia Sichenze



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  • Title I Parent Workshop: Discovering Your Child's Hidden Potential

    First in a series of Parent and Family Workshops supported by Title I Parent Involvement funds that will take place virtually and in-person this spring!
    Check the calendar for future offerings beginning "Title I"  through May.  See attached flier for full invite.


    Join us for this highly interactive workshop designed to help parents unravel and identify their child’s hidden talents. This workshop will introduce you to the “Color Code” and Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence.

    Additionally, parents will discover their child’s unique learning style.

    Together, these three tools will help parents help their children maximize their fullest potential in school and in life.

    Join us on zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83489685230?pwd=UzJSL2J3NklDNTdnc292dnFFNjFaUT09

    Meeting ID: 834 8968 5230 Passcode: 934845 One tap

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  • CEC Candidate Forms on Monday March 13th!

    Candidate Forums are the best opportunity to meet the candidates running for a Community of Citywide Education Council seat. Forums are organized by the district and borough Presidents’ Councils, in collaboration with the Office of Family and Community Empowerment (FACE).
    For the 2023 elections, all forums will be held on a virtual meeting platform and will begin at 6 PM. This forum is for candidates and for parents who will be voting. Information on Candidate Forums can be found on the DOE website http://www.schools.nyc.gov/Candidate Forums
    Meet the candidates running for a seat hereRegistration to attend forums is open now!
    See attachments for invitations in English, Arabic, Chinese and Spanish.



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  • Spring Report Cards issued today March 8th on NYCSA

    Please visit your child's NYCSA (NYC Schools Account) to view their Spring Report Card which was posted today. 
    To access NYCSA go to: 
    enter your email 
    enter your password (or follow link to reset if you forgot it) 
    click on SIGN IN (since you already have an account)
    Once on the NYCSA page: 
    click on MY STUDENT
    then GRADES box. 
    A summary of grades will appear but to see the full report card scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on reportcard.pdf
    If you have any trouble accessing the NYCSA, please reach out to Ms. Sheri at melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov


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  • Spring Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences March 9th

    We look forward to speaking with all parents at the Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences this Thursday, March 9th. Teachers have reached  out to schedule phone or online appointments with all parents.  If you have not yet connected with your child's teacher, please contact them by email or via the main office at 718-748-7404.  Please see the attachmented letter from the enrichment teachers which includes their emails and was backpacked home previously.

    Afternoon Conference: 12:40pm-2:40pm

    Evening Conference: 3pm-8pm

    Please note all students are dismissed at 11:30 on March 9th and all afterschool programs, including HeartShare have been cancelled for this day.

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  • Kindergarten Registration after the deadline

    Dear families,If you missed the deadline to apply to kindergarten, you can still participate in admissions by adding your child to programs’ waitlists! The way to do this is online with MySchools—learn how in our “How to Add Your Child to Waitlists” video. Please keep in mind that you can no longer apply to kindergarten G&T programs or add your child to kindergarten G&T waitlists.

    Don’t have a MySchools account yet? It’s easy to create one—learn how in our the “How to Create a MySchools Account” video. 

    Please note: If you applied by the deadline, you’re all set! There’s nothing else you need to do—your child will receive a kindergarten offer in the spring.

    Questions about kindergarten admissions or need support? Learn more on our website, call us at 718-935-2009, or contact a Family Welcome Center

    Best wishes,The Elementary School Admissions Team

    Was this email forwarded to you from a friend? Be sure to sign up for our kindergarten admissions email list.

    If you no longer wish to receive emails from any or all of our mailing lists, please click here to unsubscribe.



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  • A message from Principal about the shelter-in today, February 13, 2023

    February 13, 2023


    Dear Parents/Guardians:


    The safety and well-being of all students and staff members at P.S. 102 remain our highest priority.  To this end, we are sending you this notice to inform you that this morning, out of an abundance of caution, we conducted a shelter-in where students and staff members remained in their classrooms due to NYPD activity off school grounds.  All of our students and staff members are safe.  The shelter-in was lifted after NYPD determined that there was no threat to our school building, students, or staff members.


    We assure you that every precaution was taken and will continue to be taken to ensure the safety of our students and staff members.  Guidance counselors and support staff are available as always to assist students as needed.


    We look forward to your continued partnership as we work together to ensure that P.S. 102 continues to provide the best and safest learning environment possible for all of its students.


    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me or our Parent Coordinator, Margaret Sheri, at melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov 




    Cornelia Sichenze


    PS 102 – The Bay View School
  • A Message from the DOE to Families about the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate: February 8, 2023

    Please follow this link for fully formatted letter and translations:

    February 8, 2023

    Dear Families,

    Per the Mayor’s announcement on Monday, the New York City Board of Health is expected to
    make changes to the City’s current vaccination requirements this week. Specifically, as of
    February 10, 2023, NYC Department of Education (DOE) staff and other individuals in DOE
    schools and buildings – including visitors and family members – would no longer be required to
    show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. This means that COVID-19 vaccination would be
    optional for DOE staff and others who work in DOE buildings, as well as for volunteers at school
    led functions such as field trips and others participating in activities in school buildings.

    Schools will continue to provide masks and have COVID-19 tests available for distribution for
    students and staff. These tests can be used by students, staff, and family members for testing
    due to symptoms, in case of known exposure, or for testing after participation in high-risk activity
    (such as travel and large gatherings).

    As a reminder, staying up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations is still the best tool we have to
    fight COVID-19 and to keep our schools safe for all our students. Children aged 6 months and
    older are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Updated bivalent COVID-19 vaccine
    boosters are now available for people aged 6 months and older. We encourage all those eligible
    to receive these boosters. If your child is eligible but not yet vaccinated or boosted against
    COVID-19, please take the opportunity to make an appointment at vaccinefinder.nyc.gov or call
    311 to find a vaccine site near you. You can find more information here:

    Please visit cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html for more information on
    COVID-19 vaccination schedules.

    To stay up to date with our current covid information please visit here:

    To protect against COVID-19 and other viruses, and in alignment with the recent health
    department advisory, we strongly recommend that everyone wear a mask at all times when in a
    crowded, public indoor space, including at school; practice frequent handwashing; and cover
    their mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
    Additional information about this change is included below.

    Thank you for your continued partnership.
    The New York City Department of Education

    Will parent-teacher conferences be in-person?
    Parent-teacher conferences will continue to be conducted remotely, though Parents and
    caregivers may always request in-person conferences at a mutually agreeable date and time.

    Does this mean non-vaccinated parents can enter schools again? Attend PSAL games?
    Yes, this means non-vaccinated parents and community members can enter schools and attend
    Public School Athletic League (PSAL) games and other activities that take place in school

    How does this affect PSAL and other sports activities at schools?
    As announced in September 2022, students are no longer required to be fully vaccinated to
    participate in high-risk sports or extracurricular activities.


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  • POSTPONED: Signs of Spring Nature Walk to Narrows Botanical Garden

    We have rescheduled for Tuesday April 4th due to the cold/windy weather today.  I hope you can attend on Tuesday.

    Join Ms. Sheri for a Nature Walk to Narrows Botanical Garden  - we will look for signs that spring is here!  Meet in the School Garden (enter at 72nd by the fire hydrant) by 2:45pm (when we will leave.) 

    All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.  Feel free to bring snacks and a drink, a pad and pen, binoculars or a magnifying glass!  We will head back to the school at 3:45pm -  or you can go home from the gardens.  

    We will reschedule if the weather is wet or it is less than 50 degrees.  If you aren't sure - check back here for an update or just stop by the garden. 

    It is not necessary to sign up for this activity.  Please note we will leave no later than 2:45pm.



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  • My Future Self Day!

    Dress as you think you will look - or showing a job, hobby or activity you think you will do in the future to share with your friends and class.

    Children in all grades are encouraged to participate in these fun school spirit days!  Fifth graders will be photographed by their teachers for the yearbook in school, but fifth grade parents can also send photos of their child from any of these days directly to ps102ptayearbook@gmail.com before April 5th. 


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  • EXTENDED: NYC School Survey Deadline

    The NYC School Survey Deadline has been extended to April 20th!  If you haven't had the chance to complete your survey yet - you can still send in the paper survey to be mailed by the school until April 20th! You can also mail it yourself in the envelope provided by April 20th.  If you do not have the paper survey or prefer to do it on line - please visit nycschoolsurvey.org.

    If you do the survey online - the access code is a small "f" followed by your child's student ID#. 

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of the school and DOE.

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  • Garden Meeting

    Parents meet each Friday at 9am in the garden to work together to maintain the garden and to plan programming for students and families.  We will not meet if raining, snowing or very cold and windy.  If we need to cancel for any other reason, it will be noted on the calendar in advance.


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  • PTA Scholastic Book Fair

    Students will shop with their class on one of the three days.  Please see the attached schedule.  Parents may visit the book fair to shop during their child's scheduled time or alone during any other open hours. 

    We really need parent volunteers!  Sign up here : https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c49acaa2da6f4c25-ps?fbclid=IwAR3htPe2eULrc1pxFfaAXw-t1I9ksLn8BB_gkVm4kTIUR3D6aex98BPoEuk#/

    Thank you for supporting the PTA and your kids will thank you for the new books!  

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  • Title I Parent Workshop - Self Acceptance

    Self Acceptance vs. Self Esteem.  Join us for this important SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) topic presented by Michael Herring of Personal Safety & Educational Development. 

    This workshop will take place in our school library - room 317 - and will include refreshments!  Adults must present photo ID to enter the building.

    Leave us your review of the workshop and see full schedule of spring workshops here: https://forms.gle/2oymvaub4vcYJAPEA

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  • Adult ESL Conversation Class

    Join our weekly Adult ESL Conversation Class for PS 102 parents and caregivers. We meet each week from 9-10:30am in the school auditorium. This class is for intermediate level students who want conversation practice, but everyone is welcome to come give it a try. If you are looking for beginner or advanced classes or just more classes - please pick up the blue ESL Resource List at our parent information table in the main lobby. 

    Please note - as per DOE regulation, all adults must present ID to enter the building. 

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  • Grade 5 Graduation Meetings

    Parents are invited to meet virtually with their child's teacher to discuss 5th grade graduation and end of year activities. 

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Celebrate National Nutrition Month - March 2023


NYC Kids Rise College Savings Program


All students in Grades K and 1 (unless their parents opted out) have now received an enrollment packet and have been funded for their FREE $100 NYC Kids Rise Scholarship account!  PS 102 Kindergarten and First Grade students already have saved $35,799 for college!  If you haven't already done so, please go to nyckidsrise.org to ACTIVATE your account.  After activating the account and completing a quick survey - you will receive an additional $25 in the scholarship account.  You will also be able to complete more activities for additional $25 bonuses - like opening or linking a private 529 savings account and adding any amount to that account.  NYC Kids Rise even matches the first $100 you put in a linked account.   If you have questions or need help to activate the account - please come to a NYC Kids Rise Event this week (Tuesday 1/24 from 2-3pm or Friday 1/27 from 8:45-9:45am)  in the school auditorium. If you can't make these events you can reach out to Ms. Sheri at any time.

Please note - all adults who enter the building must show ID and proof of covid-19 vaccination as per NYC DOE regulations.  

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. 

See you on Parent University!


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!

  • March 2023 Books of the Month

    In March we are reading:

    Kindergarten: I Am Enough by Grace Byers

    Grades 1&2: My Name Is Yoon by Helen Recorvits

    Grades 3-5: I Dissent, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy

    Book of the Month
  • February 2023 Books of the Month

    In February, we are reading: 

    Grades K-2  Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, by Eileen Spinelli

    Grades 3-5  Say Something!, by Peter H. Reynolds

    Book of the Month
  • January 2023 Books of the Month

    In January we are reading: 

    Grade K: POP! The Invention of Bubble Gum by Meghan McCarthy

    Grade 1&2: The Boo-Boos That Changed the World by Barry Wittenstein

    Grade 3-5: Little Leaders - Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison

    Book of the Month
  • December 2022 Books of the Month

    In December, we are reading: 

    Kindergarten: How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers

    Grades 1&2: You and Me by Susan Verde

    Grades 3-5: Lost and Found Cat by Doug Kuntz & Amy Shrodes

    Book of the Month
  • November 2022 Books of the Month

    In November we are reading: 

    Kindergarten: Shh!  We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton

    Grades K&1: Ralph Tells a Story by Abby Hanlon

    Grades 3-5: enormous SMALLNESS, A Story of EE Cummings by Matthew Burgess

    Book of the Month
  • October 2022 Books of the Month

    In October we are reading: 

    Grade K: Don't Push The Button by Bill Cotter

    Grades 1&2: The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett & Gary Rubinstein

    Grades 3-5: Lin  Yi's Lantern, A Moon Festival Tale by Brenda Williams & Benjamin Lancombe

    Book of the Month
  • September 2022 Books of the Month

    In September we are reading :

    Grade K: The World Needs More Purple People by Kristen Bell & Benjamin Hart

    Grades 1-2: Where Are You From? by Yamile Saied Mendez and Jaime Kim

    Grades 3-5: A Ticket Around the World by Natalia Diaz & Melissa Owens

    Book of the Month
  • June 2022 Books of the Month

    In June we are reading:

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

    Book of the Month
  • May 2022 Books of the Month

    In May we are reading: 

    Kindergarten: Wordy Birdy by Tammi Sauer

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

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

    Book of the Month
  • April 2022 Books of the Month

    In April we are reading: 

    Kindergarten: The Great Eggscape by Jory John & Peter Oswald

    Grade 1&2: The Bad Seed by Jory John

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

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Our school office is open for new student registration each morning from 9-11am.   Please see the REGISTRATION tab at the top of this page for the required forms. 
Please submit the following items to the main office or by email with the completed forms filled out and signed at the bottom of each page. 
  • 2 acceptable documents verifying proof of address 
  • child's birth certificate 
  • parent/guardian ID

Katerina Ginnis -Papantoniou
Pupil Accounting Secretary
P.S. 102
211 72nd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11209
718-748-7404 Ext. 2281
Fax: 718-836-9265





NYC Schools Account (NYCSA)

All families should access this account at schoolsaccount.nyc.   If you have not yet signed up, or have problems accessing the account, please send an email with your child's name and class to melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov. This account allows you to see your child's state test scores, report card grades, attendance and fitness records and IEP.  ( Please note: A separate myschools.nyc account is used when applying to middle school, high school, kindergarten, pre-K and G&T programs.)  



School Messenger

All important messages are sent by email, text and phone via our school messenger system.  If you are not receiving them, please send an email with your child's name and the address and/or phone you would like us to use to melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov.   You can also correct your email and phone on your NYCSA  account at schoolsaccount.nyc.  You can opt in for text messages on your phone by typing Y or YES to short code 67587.  All important messages will also be posted as announcements on our school web site as well. Thank you. 

Statement on Accessibility

We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a page or document on our site, please contact Margaret Sheri for help (718) 748-7404 x 2323, melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov

Contact Us

Visitors who need to enter the building must show id and proof of at least one covid-19 vaccine as per NYCDOE covid-19 policy.   For inquiries, 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.  

Paint Nights spring 2022! Thank you to a grant from NIA Community Services