Welcome to PS 102

Art Gala and Classes

Save the date! Thursday March 5, 2020 we will hold our annual PS 102 Art Gala. Our theme this year is Wonder.  Student work made during our in-school art programs will be featured alongside work created in workshops led by parent teaching artists that will take place 1/31/20-2/29/20 after school hours, during the February break and Saturday academy.  Look for the printed flier coming home 1/27 - or sign up for classes by downloading the form now!   Art Class Sign Up 2020.docx Our school calendar will list all classes and show when they are full.   We are also looking for donations and volunteers for the PTA Art Gala Raffle.   See Art Gala Class Basket Donations 2020.docx   The easiest way to pay is via the PTA Pay Pal account ps102.pta.info@gmail.com


  • Inner Explorer

    Our school has been using the  Inner Explorer mindfulness program in classrooms since last year.  Now it is available for parents and students to use at home!  An introduction letter with login information is attached.  Note: you can choose SPANISH language in your account setting for your practices grades preK -4th. 

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  • Respect for All Week

    Please read the Chancellor's Letter on Respect for All Week  https://infohub.nyced.org/docs/default-source/doe-employees-only/rfa-week-parent-and-guardian-letter-2020.pdf




    To celebrate Respect for All Week please wear the following colors each day and discuss the reasons with your student:

    Monday : Blue/Purple - True blue friends; be sure to always include everyone.

    Tuesday: Orange - Courage to stand up for yourself & others.

    Wednesday: Yellow/Gold - Golden Rule: Treat others respectfully/the way you want to be treated

    Thursday: Green - Stay calm and speak peacefully

    Friday: Red-Speak from the heart; be loving

    All week long we will be celebrating the various ways to show respect for ourselves and others. We can treat people the way we want to be treated by using kind words, being helpful toward others, sharing, supporting those around us and being compassionate.

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  • Emergency Meeting on School Funding this Friday 8:30-9:30am

    Please join Senator Gounardes on February 14 from 8:30am-9:30am at the Fort Hamilton Senior Center (9941 Fort Hamilton Parkway) for an important emergency briefing on the state of school funding in New York State.   
    Did you know that each student in our district is owed $1048 in school funding? Or that the schools in my southern Brooklyn district are owed over $41 Million?  As a result of a landmark lawsuit, called the Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) which argued that the state was violating the law by poorly funding schools, the State was ordered to allocate $5.5 billion increase in foundation Aid to schools statewide. To date, this obligation has not been fulfilled.  
    Can you imagine what that money could do to improve the state of our schools?

    At the briefing, we will update you on important actions you can do and explain how you can raise awareness among parents, teachers, and administrators who have every right to demand that Albany provides what our children deserve. 
    If you have not yet RSVPed to this Friday's important meeting, kindly take a moment to do so now at gounardesrsvp@gmail.com
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  • Discounted NYICFF Tickets are on sale now! Great Films at a Great Price!


    NYICFF 2020 is just around the corner and will be showcasing the best new films for ages 3-18. The Festival is packed full of fantastic film programs for your family this year and, even better, our school saves $3 per ticket!

    To buy tickets go to nyicff.org/tickets and use our school code BAYVIEW20 at check out for the discount.

    Copies of the brochure are attached.

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  • PTA Art Class (K) FULL

    (K) Nature Prints: Using leaves, seeds, bark and other found items, paint & paper: Maria Piskunov

    $10/class material fee.  SCHOOL LIBRARY ROOM 317

    Pre-registration/payment to ensure spot. Parent must accompany child.  

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  • Pennies for Patients Collection Date

    This collection supports the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The PTA thanks you for your support. 

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  • Garden Meeting

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  • PTA Art Class (L) FULL

    (L) The Wonder of Imagination: mixed media sculpture using clay, paper, sticks, feathers, beads and so on: Courtney Helm

    $10/class material fee.  Room 206

    Pre-registration/payment to ensure spot. Parent must accompany child.  

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  • Saturday Academy

    for invited students

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    PTA Executive Board Members - 2019/2000

    Our 2019 - 2020 PTA Executive Board Members:

    Nishani Pierre-Louis, Co-President
    Tamara Stern, Co- President
    Norma Arias, Recording Secretary
    Cristina Guglielmetti, Treasurer
    Diana Flynn, Corresponding Secretary
    Brooke Hughes, Vice President
    Kari Elfar, Financial 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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  • Upcoming PTA Meetings:

    Please attend our January 2020 meetings.  Make a New Year's Resolution to support our school by becoming involved with our wonderful PTA!  Our General meeting will take place on Wednesday January 8th at 8:45 a.m.  January  Student of the Month Awards will be presented. Our Executive Board meets on Wednesday January 22nd at 6:30pm.  All are welcome to attend both meetings.  We have a lot of great activities planned for the 2020! 

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  • Art Gala!

    Calling all teaching artists (professional or just willing and able!) Our annual Art Gala will be held during parent-teacher conferences on March 5th. We would like to schedule 12 or more workshops led by parent teaching artists during the February school break and during Saturday academy or afternoons throughout February.  Contact Nishani Pierre-Louis, Tamara Stern or Margaret Sheri if you would like to lead a class!  Material fee of $10 will be charged for each participant and all supplies will be reimbursed by the PTA.  Our theme this year is Wonder.


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  • Spirit Wear

    PS 102 Tee-Shirts and School Spirit Wear are sold by the PTA to raise school spirit and can also be worn in lieu of formal assembly dress on Friday school assemblies.  Orders can be placed by sending in the attached paper form and payment. They will aslo be sold at the January 14th Winter Parent-Teacher Conferences. 

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Book of the Month

  • February 2020 Books of the Month

    This month we are reading:

    Grade K  - Love , by Matt De La Pena
    Grade 1-2  - Dreamers, by Yuyi Morales
    Grade 3-5 - Little Leaders - Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison

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NYC Schools Account

2019 NYS ELA and Math Test Scores  are now available on-line at www.mystudent.nyc.  Letters on signing up for access to this account are sent home the week of September 6-12th.  f 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

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.

Registration for 2019-2020 School Year

Our school office is open for registration on school days between 9am-11am. Please read the following, and if possible download and complete the forms in advance to help make registration go more quickly for all families. 

To register for the 2019-2020 school year:

In order to register your child, you must have the following with you:

  • the CHILD whom you are registering
  • the child's BIRTH CERTIFICATE
  • the child's IMMUNIZATION RECORD (must have all vaccines to attend school - see below)
  • TWO PROOFS OF ADDRESS - must reside in our school zone

You must have all of the above information in order to register. We cannot register a student who is missing any documents. Please bring the originals and a copy for us to keep. Be advised that photo ID is required at all times to enter our school building. 

In order to save you time, you can print out the registration packet and bring it completed to registration. The medical form should be brought to your child's pediatrician and returned to school as soon as possible.

LINKS TO APPLICATION PAGES 1-9: Kapp1.pdf  Kapp2.pdf  Kapp3.pdf  Kapp4.pdf  Kapp5.pdf  Kapp6.pdf  Kapp7.pdf  Kapp8.pdf  Kapp9.pdf 


All students should be up-to-date with their immunizations to avoid exclusion from school. See the New York State Immunization Requirements in the registration packet.

Regarding Kindergarten students: Please be advised that NYS law requires that the children have their vaccines at or after their 4th birthday to enter school.  The recommended immunization schedule does suggest that there is a range for administration of the vaccines at 4-6 years but NYS law takes precedence over this range. All students must be up-to-date with their vaccinations in order to attend school .

KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS PRE-REGISTERING FOR SEPTEMBER 2020. Please see post with instructions under Announcements. Deadline is January 21, 2020.



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    


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