Welcome to PS 102


  • Thanksgiving letter from Principal Sichenze

    November 22, 2023

    Dear Parents and Families of P. S. 102 Students,

    During this Thanksgiving season, I wish to thank you and express my sincere appreciation for your support of our school each and every day. Your children are our future tomorrow and our most precious commodity. We will continue to build and foster a learning environment at our school that will empower your children to reach their full potential and attain their goals. We believe in our vision which simply states;

    Learners Today

    Leaders Tomorrow

    We are working hard to ensure that your children are on the road to college and career readiness.

    I consider myself fortunate to be of service to you and your children. On behalf of the entire P. S. 102 school community, we wish you a bountiful, healthy and Happy Thanksgiving.

    Very truly yours,

    Cornelia Sichenze


    “Mankind owes to the child the best it has to give.”



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  • Get energized for our first NYC Public Schools Climate Action Day December 6

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  • Tours for Prospective Parents and Letter on Kindergarten Enrollment

    Margaret Sheri, our school's Parent Coordinator, conducts two tours a month from November-May for prospective parents.  Tours are scheduled for the following dates - please email her to confirm attendance at melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov .

    11/21 1:15pm
    12/13 8:45am
    12/19 1:15pm
    1/11/24 8:45am
    1/16/24 1:15pm
    Please read the following letter from Elementary School Enrollment:

    Dear families, 

    Starting December 5th, families with children born in 2019 can apply to kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year. Applying to kindergarten is an exciting time and we are here to help.

    You can use  Myschools.nyc to search and apply to programs of interest at NYC public schools. Many of our public schools have more than one program. Here are the four program types that a school can offer:

    Kindergarten – All schools offer a standard kindergarten program, serving all learners. Zoned programs have a specific geographic area assigned to them where families receive the highest priority. Non-zoned programs do not have a specific area assigned, but rather give priority to families who have siblings attending, who attend for pre-k, or reside in the district.

    Kindergarten (Citywide or District) Gifted and Talented Program – Gifted & Talented programs offer accelerated instruction to eligible elementary school students in New York City. If you list a G&T program on your application, your child’s eligibility will be determined by their current pre-k teacher or via an interview. For more information about eligibility visit our webpage – schools.nyc.gov/GT

    Kindergarten (Kindergarten) Dual Language Program – In this program, students are taught in two languages. The goal is for English proficient students and English Language Learners to not only develop new language skills and learn academic subjects in two languages, but also practice and share language and culture with each other, becoming bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural.

    District 24 Kindergarten (Kindergarten) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) program - In these programs, located in District 24 in Queens, students learn to think and act as scientists and engineers who identify and explore real-world challenges. Students will learn to use the engineering design process and/or computational thinking strategies to build their problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
    You can list up to 12 choices on the application. Be sure to list the programs in true preference order, even if the programs are located at the same school. For example, if you wish to attend the G&T program at a school more than the other kindergarten program(s), list it higher on the application. A child’s admissions priority does not change no matter which order you place choices on the application.
    Questions? Call us at 718-935-2009 or email ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov.

    Best wishes,The Elementary Admissions Team
    Be sure to sign up for our kindergarten admissions email list at schools.nyc.gov/SignUp.




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  • Accessing PS 102's Digital Resources

    At the 11/6/23 PTA General Meeting, Mr. Silverman presented on Accessing PS 102 Digital Resources.  Here are his slides which should be helpful to all.  A link to this presentation also appears under the TECHNOLOGY tab above. 

    See the ENRICHMENT tab on the top of this page for a link to program information from all PS 102's Enrichment teachers!


    If you have questions on accessing TeachHub or your child's nycstudent.net account - please reach out directly to your child's teacher. 

    If you have questions on accessing myschools.nyc, NYCSA (schoolsaccount.nyc), or NYC Kids Rise (grade K-2 only) please reach out to Ms. Sheri at melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov

    If you need to borrow a DOE device or have any other questions on technology at PS 102 not addressed above, reach out to Mr. Silverman at msilverman3@schools.nyc.gov

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  • NYC Reads - letter from Deputy Chancellor Kenita Lloyd 11/1/23

    Translations and formatted flier in English are attached. 

    Dear Families,

    At the heart of our mission is the belief that family engagement and partnership is a
    vital, two-way exchange between families and schools. It is only together that we will
    ensure the success of every student. I am thrilled to share an important shift in our
    approach to reading instruction.

    This year we set out on an ambitious plan: ensure each and every one of our students
    is a great reader. To do so, we launched NYC Reads, which uses 50 years of evidence
    based practices called the science of reading to teach our children to read. Why the science of reading? This approach gives us a clear picture of how children learn to read words, build their vocabulary, and understand what’s happening in stories.

    As part of NYC Reads, we want you to know that your child’s school is using a reading
    curriculum based in the science of reading. Reading instruction will focus on building
    five foundational reading skills:
    1 Phonological Awareness (sounding out words)
    2 Phonics (sounds letters make)
    3 Vocabulary (knowing words)
    4 Fluency (reading smoothly)
    5 Reading Comprehension (understanding stories)

    NYC Reads is committed to equipping our families and educators with tools and
    resources to effectively teach reading and ensure that each child has a bright start for
    a bold future. Find out more about NYC Reads by visiting our website,

    A Promise and an Invitation
    As we embark on this exciting transition, I want you to know that our attentiveness
    remains steadfast: ensuring that every child not only learns to read but also develops
    a profound love for reading. As you attend Family Conferences throughout this year, I
    invite you to ask your child’s teacher questions like:
    • What are the specific reading skills that my is child working on?
    • Are there any specific strengths or weaknesses in my child’s reading skills?
    • How can I support my child’s reading development at home?

    I invite you to join us on this journey. Let’s work together—families, educators, and
    community—to support our children. There will be opportunities to learn more about
    the Science of Reading, ways you can support at home, and spaces for dialogue
    and feedback.

    In partnership,
    Kenita Lloyd
    Deputy Chancellor
    Family and Community Engagement and External Affairs
    NYC Public Schools

    Speaking/Listening Activities
    Organize storytelling nights where each family member takes turns sharing their
    favorite stories or even creating their own.
    Listen to music and discuss the lyrics. You can even print them out and read along as
    the song plays.
    Practice tongue twisters, articulation exercises, and vocal warm-ups as a family to
    improve clarity and pronunciation while speaking.
    Organize friendly debates on interesting subjects, allowing family members to express
    their viewpoints and actively listen to counterarguments.
    Attend theater performances or participate in family-friendly improv classes,
    encouraging creativity in both speaking and listening.
    Watch TED Talks as a family and engage in discussions afterward, sharing insights
    and reflections on the ideas presented.
    Play language-related games like word associations, storytelling with prompt cards,
    or vocabulary-building games to make language learning enjoyable (e.g. Taboo,
    Telephone, Heads Up).
    Pair up and take turns interviewing each other on specific topics, helping family
    members practice both asking questions and providing thoughtful answers.
    Hold poetry recital sessions where each family member selects a poem to recite,
    fostering expressive speaking and attentive listening.
    Choose a current event or thought-provoking topic and engage in family discussion
    circles, allowing each member to express their opinions and actively listen to others.
    Create fun public speaking challenges, such as giving short speeches on favorite
    topics or practicing presentations, to boost speaking confidence.



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  • Fall Parent Teacher Conferences - Thursday November 2

    This Thursday, November 2, our teachers look forward to meeting with parents and families during our virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences.  Please reach out to your child's teacher directly if you are not clear on how to connect with them online or by phone on Thursday.  Conferences will be held from 12:40-2:40pm in the afternoon and 5-8pm in the evening. 

    Please see the following letter from our enrichment teachers which was sent by email. 

    Dear PS 102 Families:

    The enrichment teachers will be available to meet with you on Thursday November 2, 2023 from 12:40pm - 2:40pm and 5:00pm - 8:00pm for Parent Teacher Conferences. To schedule your conference, kindly send an email to your child’s enrichment teacher and they will get back to you with further details. Please make sure to include your child’s name and class in your message. 


    Drama -- Ms. Weitz


    Adaptive Physical Education -- Mr. Messina


    Fine Arts -- Ms. Motisi  jmotisi2@schools.nyc.gov

    Physical Education -- Ms. Lurie


    Fine Arts -- Ms. Stanton 


    Physical Education -- Mr. Mailman


    Global Dance -- Ms. Demyan jdemyan@schools.nyc.gov

    Physical Education -- Ms. Stornaiuolo


    Music -- Ms. Mealing


    Social Studies -- Ms. Kreines


    Technology -- Mr. Silverman 


    STEAM -- Ms. Carter 



    STEAM -- Ms. Stepto





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    PTA Service Night!  Great activity for the whole family. More info to follow. 

    If you have an idea/organization you would like to collect for/make a gift for please contact 102ptainfo@gmail.com


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  • Wear Purple for Citizenship

    Our PUP Points program is a school wide program.  Each month students are awarded PUP points based on displaying behaviors of the monthly pillar.  Here is an outline of the program:

    October- Overview of all six pillars

    November- Caring/Red

    December- Citizenship/Purple

    January- Responsibility/Green




    May- Revisit all pillars

    One day during the month we will wear the color that represents the pillar.

    Each student that is chosen as the PUP of the Month will get their picture taken, receive a certificate, and be invited to the ice cream party.


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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. 

    New parents are always welcome to stop by for a tour and overview of our school gardening program. If you want to be involved but cannot make this weekly meeting, please reach out to Ms. Sheri at melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov



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  • Report Cards will be released on NYCSA today

    Almost all parents have opened a NYCSA account by now.  To access: 

    1. go to schoolsaccount.nyc

    2. enter your email

    3. enter your password - or follow the link to reset the password

    4. SIGN IN - do not try to create an account if you already have one.

    5. Once in NYCSA - click on MY STUDENT, choose your child's name and then GRADES to see the report card.  

    We are not sure what time of day the report card will show up - so please try in the afternoon again if you do not see it in the morning before contacting the school. 

    If you do not have the NYCSA or have trouble accessing it - please contact Ms. Sheri by email melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov.  You must have a valid email to access the account.  Thanks!


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  • Kindergarten Fall 2024 application opens

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  • PTA General Zoom Meeting

    D20 20K102PA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Topic: PS 102 PTA December General MeetingTime: Dec 4, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meetinghttps://nycdoe.zoom.us/j/93373968468?pwd=OEdDTEM1UnpwWUVQd1doYlByeDFhdz09Meeting ID: 933 7396 8468Passcode: 512914---One tap mobile+16465189805,,93373968468#,,,,*512914# US (New York)+19292056099,,93373968468#,,,,*512914# US (New York)---Dial by your location• +1 646 518 9805 US (New York)• +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)• +1 470 250 9358 US (Atlanta)• +1 470 381 2552 US (Atlanta)• +1 651 372 8299 US (Minnesota)• +1 786 635 1003 US (Miami)• +1 267 831 0333 US (Philadelphia)• +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)• +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)• +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)• +1 720 928 9299 US (Denver)• +1 971 247 1195 US (Portland)• +1 206 337 9723 US (Seattle)• +1 213 338 8477 US (Los Angeles)• +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)• +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)• +1 602 753 0140 US (Phoenix)• +1 669 219 2599 US (San Jose)Meeting ID: 933 7396 8468Passcode: 512914Find your local number: https://nycdoe.zoom.us/u/ac6Vjb9wVD

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  • Adult ESL Conversation Class

    We are pleased to offer Adult ESL Conversation Classes for PS 102 parents and caregivers.  Please note - as per DOE regulation, all adults must present photo ID to enter the building each week.  We will meet in the auditorium.  This is an intermediate level conversation group and you can join at any time during the year.  Everyone is welcome to come and try it out!

    Please see the link for more classes in Brooklyn and resources.

    Questions? Contact Ms. Sheri melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov


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  • NYC Public Schools Climate Action Day

    Our first ever Climate Action Day is all about ENERGY!  See attached flier.  Students and teachers will turn off the lights, unplug and explore saving energy in the classroom today. STEAM teachers will teach lessons on saving energy during the last week of November.  Parents:  Support your child by discussing ways to save energy at home.  Thanks!

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PS 102 Celebrates Kindness Week

NYC Kids Rise College Savings Program


All students in Grades K and 1 (unless their parents opted out) 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 $40,044 for college as of June 2023!  If you haven't already done so, please go to nyckidsrise.org to ACTIVATE your account.  Incoming Kindergarten families will receive more information on the program in October 2023.  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 reach out to Ms. Sheri at any time.


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!

  • November 2023 Books of the Month

    In November we are reading:

    Grade K : They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel

    Grade 1&2: We Are Grateful Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell

    Grade 3-5: The Cat from Hunger Mountain by Ed Young

    Book of the Month
  • October 2023 Books of the Month

    In October we are reading:

    Kindergarten: Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak

    Grades 1&2: Noah Chases the Wind by Michelle Worthington

    Grades 3-5: The Shadow in the Moon by Christina Matula 

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  • September 2023 Books of the Month

    In September we are reading:

    Grade K: Our Class is a Family by Shannon Olsen

    Grade 1&2: A Letter from your Teacher on the first day of School by Shannon Olsen

    Grade 3-5: Listening with My Heart, a story of kindness and self-compassion by Gabi Garcia

    Book of the Month
  • May 2023 Books of the Month

    In May we are reading:

    Kindergarten: Saturday by Oge Mora

    Grades 1&2: I Am Someone Else : Poems About Pretending collected by Lee Bennett Hopkins

    Grades 3-5:  Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Gibbs Davis

    Book of the Month
  • April 2023 Books of the Month

    In April we are reading:

    Kindergarten: Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers

    Grades 1&2: Thank You Earth by April Pulley Sayre

    Grades 3-5 Poems Aloud by Joseph Coelho & Daniel Gray-Barnett

    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

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PS 102 Title I and NIA Parent & Family Workshops

Leave your review and see a list of parent workshops presented in 2022/2023  here: https://forms.gle/2oymvaub4vcYJAPEA

Look for a notice to join our Title I Parent Advisory Council this fall to help choose how to spend parent involvement funds for this school year.


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 photo ID as per NYCDOE 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 2023! Thank you to a grant from NIA Community Services