Welcome to PS 102

From Principal Sichenze

December 2017

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

I sincerely wish you a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!

I look forward to working with you well into our future together. We welcome all students back to school on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.  Our staff, in collaboration with the School Leadership Team, has thought it best to schedule a Parent Teacher Evening Conference on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in lieu of the May evening conference.  The change in the date of the meeting will provide parents, guardians and families with timely, actionable feedback to support student success.

We look forward to meeting Parents/Families on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 5:00p.m–8:00 p.m. Please save the date.

Thank you.

Very truly yours,
Cornelia Sichenze

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


  • Kindergarten Application deadline extended!

    There's still time to submit your Kindergarten Application! The deadline has been extended to Friday, January 19. All children born in 2013 who live in NYC can apply to kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year. You don't need any paperwork or documentation to apply—all you need is:

    1. Your child’s name, date of birth, and current pre-K (if applicable)  
    2. Your contact information and information on any siblings who will be in grades K-5 next year (if applicable)
    3. The programs you are applying to, ranked in your preference order —use the Kindergarten Directory to choose up to 12 programs

    Apply online, by phone at 718-935-2009, or in person at a Family Welcome Center by January 19. Already submitted your application? Forward this message to friends or family who still need to apply.

    Visit Kindergarten Admissions, call 718-935-2009, or email us at ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov if you have any questions. 

    PS 102 – The Bay View School

    PS 102 – The Bay View School
  • CookShop for Families!

    Our CookShop for Families series of nutrition and cooking workshops for parents will take place on Fridays at 9am, beginning on January 19th in the library (room 317).  Please sign up with Margaret Sheri 718-748-7404 x 2323 or melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov. We have a few spots still available. If you have signed up previously, you should have already received a confirmation email in December. Future dates are: Feb 2, Mar 2, Mar 23, Apr 20 and May 4th.  Join us for this fun and helpful workshop!

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  • Application for September 2018 Kindergarten

    All New York City residents with children born in 2013 can apply to kindergarten until January 12, 2018 one of three ways:

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  • Parent ESL Conversation Class

    All PS 102 parents and caregivers are welcome to our ESL Conversation Class which meets on Mondays  in the PS 102 Auditorium (or cafeteria). The group is geared toward those with an intermediate level of English who would like to practice grammar, pronunciation and speaking with others, but all are welcome to try it out.  We will discuss family, DOE and school policies and anything else that is on your mind. Everyone is welcome including those with smaller children in your care.  Please bring ID to sign in. 

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  • Saturday Academy

    for invited grade 3, 4 and 5 students only.

    PS 102 – The Bay View School
  • Parent ESL Class

    Intermediate level conversation. All welcome.

    PS 102 – The Bay View School
  • Parent Engagement Tuesday

    PS 102 teachers have this time set aside each week  to meet with parents. Please make an appointment to be sure your teacher is available. If you cannot meet at this time, you can arrange for a phone meeting or make an appointment for a different time.

    PS 102 – The Bay View School
  • Wellness Council Meeting

    Staff, parents and students interested in wellness initiatives meet in the gym. All welcome!

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  • SLT Meeting

    In Room 317. Observers are welcome

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  • Garden Group Meeting

    PS 102 – The Bay View School
  • Saturday Academy

    for invited grade 3, 4 and 5 students only.

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PS 102 PTA

  • PTA Executive Board - 2017/2018

    Our 2017 - 2018 PTA Executive Board Members:

    Tamara Stern, President
    Gihan Said, Vice President
    Cristina Guglielmetti, Treasurer
    Rana Abu-Sbaih, Recording Secretary
    Olga Boiaryntseva, Corresponding 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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  • School Picture Retake

    If you are not satisfied with the photo taken in November (or your child was absent) you have a chance to retake the school picture on Friday January 12th.  Fifth grade group and cap and gown graduation photos will also be taken on this day. 

    PS 102 PTA
  • PTA Used Book Drive

    From January 8 - January 12 bring in your used children's books and learning materials.  Please do not bring any teen/adult books. Books will be redistributed to classrooms, to our Free Book Exchange and to children. Bring them into the lobby at any time of day, or at the grade 1 (garden) door at morning drop off.

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  • PS 102 at the Alpine!

    Join other PS 102 families  at the Alpine Cinema on Sunday, January 14, 2018 for Paddington 2 at 10am (check in at 9:45am) Reserve a seat in advance or buy at the door. Friends and family welcome.  $10 includes seat, drink and popcorn. 

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Book of the Month

  • January Books of the Month

    In January 2018 we are reading:

    Kindergarten I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
    Grades 1&2 A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker
    Grades 3-5 Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

    Book of the Month

NYC Schools Account

Grade 3-5 2017 NYS Test Scores are available on-line at www.mystudent.nyc.  Letters on signing up for access to this account were sent home this fall to all students. 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 record. mystudent.nyc 



Journalism Stars

We encourage you to visit the on-line journal of our fifth grade journalism club. Now celebrating its eighth year as an after school enrichment club. Our journalists would appreciate your comments. 



Construction Update

The current construction project is expected to take 18 months and involves replacement of the roof and parapets and window guards. The SCA will meet every other Monday beginning September 18th with school administrators and staff.  Parent Coordinator, Margaret Sheri, attends these meetings to express any parent concerns and will  post important updates here. Please address any questions or concerns to her at melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov or call 718-748-7404 x 2323. Thank  you.  Project end date of 4/2019 on schedule. 


Contact Us

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.

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 particular page or document on our current site, please contact Margaret Sheri to request assistance. 

PS 102 Stories

  On Saturday September 16, PS 102 students and families participated in the International Coastal Cleanup.  Parent Coordinator, Margaret Sheri and our Beach Captain, former parent Michele Hern organized 74 volunteers in the effort. Two hours were spent picking up and recording each item of litter found on the beach. PS 102 has been participating in this citizen science project for the last 14 years! The information gathered leads to better solutions for packaging and legislation to help clean our oceans and shoreline. 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/



Cabbage Grows in Brooklyn!

Last year we were chosen to participate in the Bonnie Plant Company's Third Grade Cabbage Program.  Every one of our 3rd graders received a free mega-cabbage plant in April 2017 during a science lesson with Mrs. Willie and instructions for growing it at home.  In the fall students completed a survey on their experience.  Over 40% of our cabbages were alive and well in October. Here are photos from some of our cabbage farmers.  We hope to participate again this spring.