Welcome to PS 102


  • 2023-2024 DOE School Year Calendar released!



    PS 102 – The Bay View School
  • Math Bee Wildcard Link

    Grade 3, 4 and 5 students - use this link to answer the Math Bee Wild Card question.


    PS 102 – The Bay View School
  • The PTA Needs You!

    Please consider serving on the PS 102 PTA Executive Board for the 2023-2024 school year! Our current board is graduating this year and we need volunteers to come forward to lead our PTA events and fundraising activities for next year.  Grab a friend and consider running as Co-Presidents - all positions are open and described on the letter below.  Contact the nominating committee or any PTA Board member or Ms. Sheri if you have questions. 

    Nominations will be taken from the floor then closed at the April Executive Board Zoom meeting next Wednesday April 26th at 6:30pm. If needed, an election will be held at the May 10th General Meeting at 9am.  Thank you. 

    April 17, 2023

    Dear P.S. 102 Families,

    At the General Meeting of the PTA on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, we will be electing officers to serve on the PTA Executive Board for the 2023-2024 school year. Elections are a necessary procedure that must take place yearly. A Nomination Committee has been formed in order to canvas for interested parents to hold positions as officers. We are asking parents who are interested in serving as officers to step forward and let us know of their intention before or during the April 26, 2023 meeting at which time nominations will be officially closed.

    There is a brief description of each officer's role on the next page. If you would like your name on the ballot, please submit the tear-off below to your child's teacher, email your intentions to run to ps102nominatingcommittee@gmail.com to fill out the Google Form, no later than Tuesday, April 25, 2023.


    The Nomination Committee


    Parent's Name: ______________________ Parent email: __________________________

    Parent phone number: ______________________

    Child's Name: ______________________ Class: _______________

    Select your preferred position:




    If you interested in running with someone as Co-Presidents list the other person’s name here: ____________________________________


    Recording Secretary




    Vice President


    Corresponding Secretary


    Financial Secretary

    Please briefly write about yourself and why you would like to run for the above position:


    Duties of PTA Executive Board Officers

    President or Co-Presidents: The president shall preside at all meetings of the association and shall be an ex-officio member of all committees except the nominating committee. The president shall appoint chairpersons of association committees with the approval of the executive board. The president shall delegate responsibilities to other association members and shall encourage meaningful participation in all parent and school activities. The president shall attend all regular meetings of the presidents’ council and shall be a mandatory member of the school leadership team. The president shall meet regularly with the executive board members in accordance with these bylaws to plan the agendas for the general membership meetings. The president shall be one of the eligible signatories on checks. The president shall assist with the June transfer of association records to the incoming executive board. In the event that the association elects co-presidents, the co-presidents must decide who will serve as the presidents’ council member and who will serve as the mandatory member of the school leadership team, and inform the general membership.

    Recording Secretary: The recording secretary shall record minutes at all association meetings. The recording secretary’s responsibilities shall include the preparation of notices, agendas, sign-in sheets and materials for distribution. The recording secretary shall prepare and read the minutes of each association meeting and shall distribute copies of the minutes at the next scheduled meeting for review and approval by the general membership. The recording secretary shall maintain custody of the association’s records on school premises. The recording secretary shall incorporate all amendments into the bylaws and shall ensure that signed copies of the bylaws with the latest amendments are on file in the principal’s office. The recording secretary shall be responsible for reviewing, maintaining and responding to all correspondence addressed to the association. The recording secretary shall assist with the June transfer of all association records to the incoming executive board.

    Treasurer: The treasurer shall be responsible for all financial affairs and funds of the association. The treasurer shall also be responsible for maintaining an updated record of all income and expenditures on school premises and shall be one of the signatories on checks. The treasurer shall adhere to and implement all financial procedures established by the association. The treasurer shall prepare and present a written report of all transactions at every executive board and general membership meeting. This report must include income, refunds, reimbursements and other expenditures, and opening and closing balances for the reporting period. The treasurer shall also prepare the association’s interim and annual financial reports. The treasurer shall make available all books and financial records for viewing by members upon request and for audit. The treasurer shall assist with the June transfer of all association records to the incoming executive board.

    Vice President: The vice-president shall assist the president or co-presidents and shall assume the president's or co-presidents’ duties in his/her or their absence or at the president’s or co-presidents’ request. The vice-president shall be one of the signatories on all checks. The vice-president shall assist with the June transfer of association records to the incoming executive board.

    Corresponding Secretary: The secretary shall be responsible for reviewing, maintaining and responding to all correspondence addressed to the association.

    Financial Secretary: The financial secretary shall assist the treasurer in maintaining the financial records of the association. They shall be responsible for preparing financial reports required by DOE policy, regulation and bylaws.

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  • Update on Covid-19 Test

    April 3, 2023

    Dear Families,

    At the recommendation of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and in accordance
    with guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    (cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/k-12-childcare-guidance.html), COVID-19
    test kits will be available on-site in our schools and distributed upon request for students and staff
    experiencing symptoms and/or with a known exposure to someone with COVID-19.

    This new procedure will begin May 1 and replaces the previous practice of automatic distribution of four tests per month to
    each student.

    As always, vaccinations remain our best defense against the spread of COVID-19. We continue to
    encourage up-to-date vaccinations for all students and wearing masks in indoor settings, especially during
    respiratory virus season. Please visit our school health policy page at schools.nyc.gov/2023Health for all
    updated information.

    Children aged six months and older are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If your child is
    eligible but not yet vaccinated against COVID-19, please take the opportunity to make an appointment at
    vaccinefinder.nyc.gov or call 311 to find a vaccination site near you. COVID-19 vaccination is free to all
    New Yorkers, regardless of immigration or insurance status.

    Anyone aged five years and older can get the updated COVID-19 booster shot if they received their last
    vaccine dose at least 2 months ago. Eligible New Yorkers should get the new bivalent booster even if they
    received the previous booster doses. Please visit cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-todate.html for more information on COVID-19 vaccination schedules.

    The health and safety of our students is important to us, and we will continue to follow the guidance of
    our City, State, and federal health agencies. Thank you for your continued partnership.

    Tracy Agerton
    Assistant Commissioner
    Office of School Health

    Please visit for translated letter: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/messages-for-families


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  • Mayor's Press Release on Summer Rising Program


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    NEW YORK, NY 10007

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 31, 2023

    CONTACT: pressoffice@cityhall.nyc.gov(212) 788-2958


    Applications for Summer Rising 2023 Seats Open on April 17, 2023

    Updated Summer Rising Enrollment Process Built on Community Feedback

     NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams, New York City Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor David C. Banks, and New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) Commissioner Keith Howard today announced that the application portal for 2023 Summer Rising seats will open on April 17, 2023 and will close on May 1, 2023.  Based on feedback from families, community-based organizations (CBO), and schools, the Adams administration is rolling out a new enrollment process for the approximately 110,000 Summer Rising seats available in 2023 in an effort to make the application process more equitable, inclusive, and family-friendly.

    Changes to this year’s enrollment process comprise a shift away from a first-come, first-served approach, with families now being asked to rank multiple program preferences, ensuring that more families receive placements that work for them. Placements will be assigned with a focus on equity, prioritizing students in temporary housing, foster care, 12-month Individualized Education Program (IEP) programs, and students mandated for summer school and with a local connection to a school-year CBO program or school community. Similar to last year, families will utilize an online application portal to submit their enrollment request. The portal will be able to be translated and can be accessed from any device with an internet connection. The DOE will be training parent coordinators to assist families who need support completing the application.

    “I’m thrilled to announce that applications for Summer Rising will go live on April 17th just in time for families as they start the summer countdown,” said Mayor Adams. “This year’s Summer Rising program will build off of last year’s very successful program, starting with changes to the application process based on feedback from families and providers. Up to 110,000 students from kindergarten through eighth grade will have the chance to grow, learn, and explore their talents and imagination. We can’t wait to welcome them back.”

    “As Summer Rising enters its third year, the Adams administration is excited to continue to bring this program to new heights for students, families, and communities,” said First Deputy Mayor Sheena Wright. “At its heart, Summer Rising is an opportunity to keep students engaged, active, and enriched as they transition from one school grade to the next. This program ensures working parents have peace of mind during the summer months and that their students experience a new way of learning, discovery, and fun with their peers.”

    “Last year, families across New York City saw firsthand the benefits of a robust summer program that provides not only academic support — addressing challenges we continue to face combatting learning loss from the pandemic — but fun and enriching activities, allowing our youngest to play, create, and develop new passions and interests,” said DOE Chancellor Banks. “I’m thrilled we will once again be offering these exciting opportunities for young people this summer, now with a more equitable and inclusive application process.”

    In addressing the needs of young people, Summer Rising stresses “cultivating curiosity” and a lifelong joy of learning through:

    • Activities to develop their interests, build skills, foster conversations, and generate new experiences;
    • Helping young people feel more socially connected to their peers, caring adults, school community, and city; and
    • Social, emotional, and academic support. 

    Kindergarten through grade eight students will also have access to other resources and academic support, including teacher-led English language arts and mathematics activities tailored to meet their needs, alongside field trips and arts activities.

    DYCD-funded community-based organizations will provide kindergarten through eighth grade programming at New York City public schools in all five boroughs. Six weeks of programming for middle schoolers and seven weeks for elementary school students will be available in July and August.

    Any student attending school in New York City, who is currently in kindergarten through eighth grade (in the 2022-2023 school year) is eligible for Summer Rising. On April 17th, the link to the application portal will be posted online. The application window will close on May 1, 2023, and placement confirmations will be communicated by email approximately a week after the application window closes.

    I want to encourage all New York City families to sign up for Summer Rising,” said New York City Councilmember Althea Stevens. “I appreciate the administration incorporating feedback from providers and families into this year’s rollout and look forward to the lessons we’ll learn this year as we ensure this program works for our kids.” 



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  • Kindergarten offers will be released on NYCSA on April 4th

    Dear Families,

    We are excited to share that offers for kindergarten programs will be released on Tuesday, April 4.

    You will be able to access your offer through:

    1. MySchools.nyc
    2. A Family Welcome Center
    3. By calling 718-935-2009


    The Elementary School Admissions Team

    Office of Student Enrollment

    Was this email forwarded to you from a friend? Be sure to sign up for our kindergarten admissions mailing list at schools.nyc.gov/SignUp.

    If you wish to unsubscribe from future messages about elementary school admissions, please click here.


    Asunto: ¡Las ofertas de jardín de infantes estarán disponibles el 4 de abril!

    Estimadas familias,

    Nos llena de alegría hacerles saber que las ofertas para los programas de jardín de infantes seran anunciadas el Martes 4 de Abril.

    Usted podrá acceder a su oferta a través de:

    1. MySchools.nyc
    2. Cualquier Centro de Bienvenida Familiar
    3. Llamando al 718-935-2009

    Saludos cordiales,

    El Equipo de Admisiones de Preescolar

    Oficina de Inscripción de Estudiantes

    ¿Este correo electrónico le fue enviado a traves de un amigo? Asegúrese de inscribirse en nuestra lista de correo para anotarse en el jardín de infantes en la página: schools.nyc.gov/SignUp.

    Si no desea recibir futuros mensajes sobre admisiones en el jardin de infantes, haga clic aquí.


    主題:幼兒園錄取通知書將於 4 月 4 日可供查看!


    我們很高興地通知您,幼兒園課程錄取通知書將於 4 月 4 日星期二公佈。


    1. MySchools.nyc
    1. 教育局家庭歡迎中心
    1. 致電 718-935-2009




    這封電子郵件是朋友轉發給您的嗎? 請務必在 schools.nyc.gov/SignUp 上註冊和訂閱教育局幼兒園招生郵件更新通知。




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  • 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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  • PTA Cinema Sunday - Little Mermaid

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  • After School Art Party

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  • PTA General Meeting on Zoom

    D20 20K102PA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Topic: PS 102 June General MeetingTime: Jun 7, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meetinghttps://nycdoe.zoom.us/j/92796217866?pwd=czZSRzQ2NHdleE0xUWJobFh6L1hUUT09Meeting ID: 927 9621 7866Passcode: 263320One tap mobile+16465189805,,92796217866#,,,,*263320# US (New York)+19292056099,,92796217866#,,,,*263320# US (New York)Dial by your location        +1 646 518 9805 US (New York)        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)        +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)        +1 470 250 9358 US (Atlanta)        +1 470 381 2552 US (Atlanta)        +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)        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)        +1 720 928 9299 US (Denver)        +1 971 247 1195 US (Portland)Meeting ID: 927 9621 7866Passcode: 263320Find your local number: https://nycdoe.zoom.us/u/asXs058Gp

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  • School Closed: Anniversary Day

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  • School Closed: Clerical Day

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  • Fifth Grade Graduation Ceremony 1

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  • Fifth Grade Graduation Ceremony #2

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  • Wellness Council Meeting

    Staff members, parents and students are welcome to join this monthly meeting to discuss wellness initiatives at the school.  You can come to the gym or join virtually. https://meet.google.com/iwx-savh-nkt?authuser=2

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PS 102 Celebrates Earth Day Every Day!

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!

  • 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

    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

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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 2023! Thank you to a grant from NIA Community Services