Welcome to PS 102

Announcements

  • Important Health-Related Information for Families UPDATE May 29

    Please read attached Chancellor's Letter dated May 29,  2020 on the below link. 

    Translations will appear by the end of the week.

    https://infohub.nyced.org/in-our-schools/translations/letters/coronavirus-letters

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  • Complete the 2020 Census!

    As we grapple with COVID-19, completing the 2020 Census is even more important now than ever. The number of New Yorkers who are counted will determine how much funding we receive for our schools and public services over the next 10 years. City schools receive more than $781 million every year in Title one funding, based on census data. In addition, the census helps determine funding for early learn centers, in-school and afterschool youth programs, childcare programs, and other services that support our school communities. You can play an active role in ensuring an accurate count by completing the census online at my2020census.gov, or by calling 844-330-2020, and completing the survey which is open until October 31.

    PS 102 – The Bay View School
  • Chancellor's Letter re: June 4 and June 9

    Students must sign in for attendance on these dates and will work independently.   Please read the chancellor's letter attached. 

    https://infohub.nyced.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/update-for-families-calendar_may-30-2020.pdf

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  • Food Benefits for all NYC Public School Students

    Please see the attached files on Pandemic EBT Food Benefits for all NYC Public School Students. 

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  • Admissions Engagement

    Mark your calendar - the DOE is seeking input on middle school and high school admissions in each borough.  June 2nd is Brooklyn. Follow this link for updates and meet link when it becomes available. 

    https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/admissions-engagement

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  • Dial-a-Teacher is back!

    Dial-a-Teacher is back!  https://tutor.dialateacher.org/ 

    • What: Homework help line for students, run by classroom teachers 

    • Where: Visit tutor.dialateacher.org, fill out the form and get a call from a teacher 

    • Who: Students in kindergarten through 5th grade 

    • Hours: Monday through Thursday, 4 to 7 p.m. when school is in session 

    • Languages spoken: English 

    • Subjects available: English and math 

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  • Wellness Wednesday

    Each week the DOE updates this page - providing resources and activities for families on a new topic in Wellness:  https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/programs/wellness-Wednesday-nyc

    Our guidance counselors also send out wellness activities and resources related to this theme through your child's classroom google stream. 

    Please contact us if you or your child are experiencing any difficulties and need to speak with our social worker, guidance counselors, school psychologist or any other members of our team . We are here to help! 

     

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  • Presentation from Mayor's Office on Immigrant Affairs

     

    May 14, 2020  Great resources for all families and some just for immigrant families.  Check calendar (May 21st) for links to this presentation in Spanish (2pm) and Chinese (3pm) 

    https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Kc3x2xGKOysDycDlDzGgC6wbRNQKU4YGXB6HBCaaWMU/edit?usp=sharing

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  • Chancellor's update on using Zoom.

    May 6, 2020

    Dear Families,

    As we enter a new month, we continue to work to equip all of you, our families and our school communities, with the information, tools, and resources that you need for remote learning as we fight the COVID-19 pandemic together as a City. This has been an ongoing process, as we all blaze new trails in uncharted territory of fully remote learning. Throughout it all, the health, safety, and security of our communities has been our focus and priority. As you may recall, security and privacy concerns for our students and staff, including unwanted and unsafe meeting interruptions, led us to prohibit the use of Zoom in early April. The decision was a difficult one, but after reviewing the risks, we know it was in the best interest of our school communities. As we indicated when we made this announcement in April, we would continue to engage Zoom and other online collaboration platforms to make sure that students, teachers, and everyone in the DOE community had safe, secure means to interact with each other that respected student privacy.

    We are pleased to announce that now, following several weeks of collaboration with the company, we are now able to offer Zoom as a safe, secure platform for use across the DOE. All schools and students will have free access to a central, secure DOE account for learning and collaboration. Our work with Zoom included reaching an agreement about data encryption and storage, creating settings for our platform to make sure only DOE participants and specifically invited guests can enter classrooms or meetings and giving meeting hosts more control over their classrooms and meetings.

    This means that:

     All staff and students must use the new DOE central account to access Zoom

     All DOE students and staff will be able to sign onto nycdoe.zoom.us with their DOE email and password, and will be able to use the full complement of features Zoom offers

     The central DOE account has been pre-arranged to ensure safety and security of all participants, which protects all members of our communities

     There is no cost for schools, teachers or service providers (for use of Zoom, as well as previously approved platforms like Microsoft and Google)

     We will add Zoom to all DOE-issued iPads Please visit the Getting Started with Zoom page (https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home/technical-tools-andsupport/getting-started-with-zoom) to learn more about accessing Zoom, including:

     How to access DOE Zoom

     New security settings and instructions for use

     Contacts for technical support for families Our new agreement with Zoom will give your children another way to connect with their schools, teachers and school staff. We are excited to be able to have another safe and secure option for school communities to use during this unprecedented time.

    As always, we are grateful for your flexibility and patience. We know how hard every one of you works to support your children’s learning at home. And we are glad that you will now have access to another tool in Zoom that will help keep learning going.

    Sincerely,
    Richard A. Carranza
    Chancellor New York City Department of Education

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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. 

 

 

DOE iPad distribution

Link to iPad distribution news:  

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home/ipad-distribution

If you have already completed the form, DOE staff will contact you to confirm need and your address. iPads will be shipped directly to families via FEDEX or UPS. You must show the delivery person your email from the DOE and be at home to receive the iPad.  At the link below, you will find information on how students will get started with their iPad. You can also reach out to your child's teacher or Mr. Silverman at msilverman3@schools.nyc.govOpens in a new browser tab

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home/ipad-distribution/getting-started-with-your-ipad Opens in a new browser tab

If you still do not have a device that can be used for remote learning, it is not too late to request to borrow one at this link:  https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/RemoteLearningDevices Opens in a new browser tab

If you have completed the form but did not yet get a confirmation call or text from the DOE, please let us know at melliotsheri@schools.nyc.govOpens in a new browser tab as we can check your name on a list to make sure the form was completed correctly.

Kindergarten Registration

We hope all our families are well and we look forward to welcoming you and our future students when school opens.  Pre-Registration for Kindergarten 2020 will be occurring online for the upcoming September school year.  Please accept or decline your seat offer on the myschools.nyc web site.

Documents will be available on our website on May 20th 2020.  The documents will include:
  • Student Registration Form
  • Emergency contact Form ("blue card")
  • Home Language Identification Survey (HLIS)
 Parents will be asked to fill out the information and return the documents back via email with the following required documents:
If you have any questions please email Ms. Ginnis, our Pupil Accounting Secretary at Kpapantoniou@schools.nyc.gov

School Spirit Wednesday

Celebrate your School Spirit each Wednesday!  Each week we will feature a new theme.  You can respond to the theme with a photo, drawing, poem, song or other written pieces.  Each week we will announce a new theme on the Monday morning google stream and on the Sunday night message.  June 3: Scavenger Hunt! 

This week will be our 7th School Spirit Wednesday - so we are asking you to find the 7 things below:
  1. a thing that starts with the first letter of your first name
  2. something you made
  3. the oldest thing in your house
  4. something with four corners
  5. something made of metal
  6. something with holes in it
  7. something that makes you very happy! 
Then take a picture wearing PS 102 school spirit colors - blue and/or yellow - with these things - try to get them all in one photo! If you don't want to take a photo you can submit a list or drawing.  

Pose with Your Kindergarten Picture

Notes from Nature's Classroom @ PS 102

  • What's growing this week?

    Check out the beautiful flowers growing in Natures's Classroom on June 1st.   Double click on the attachments below - you will be rewarded with some real beauty. 

    Did you have fun with the School Spirit Wednesday Scavenger Hunt?  Here is another from our friends at edible school yard. 

    https://www.edibleschoolyardnyc.org/resources/at-home-scavenger-hunt/

    Nature's Classroom @ PS 102
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May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Hey PS 102 Families,

Did you know that May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month? As an annual observance, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is a time to highlight the importance of staying active through sports and other fitness activities. Celebrate this observance by promoting the importance of 60 minutes per day of physical activity for kids (and 30 minutes per day for adults) and providing opportunities to be physically active at home. Follow the  attached May calendar from Shape America to help you get moving. Stay active, stay positive!

Fitfully yours,
Ms. Lurie
Physical Education Teacher at P.S.102

 May-2020-Elementary-Calendar-English.pdf 

Book Share

  • 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
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NYC Schools Account

2019 NYS ELA and Math Test Scores  are available on-line at www.mystudent.nyc.  Letters on signing up for access to this account are sent home in September and March. If 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

Contact Us

The school building is closed and our office phone number is not being answered. Please direct any questions on your child's work or well-being to your child's teacher. For all other questions, please 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. 

 

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 

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