Message From Our Principal

Happy New Year!!

I hope everyone enjoyed his or her holidays.  We are off to a great start of the school year!

Our school is an amazing place to be, where students and staff are always learning.  We inspire others to create a community of life long learners.  As a school community, we are evolving to meet the needs of our students in the 21st Century as we strive to meet the rigor of our Common core Learning Standards.

We ended 2017 with our amazing holiday shows and look into our Enrichment Cycles.  Each class was highlighted during our holiday performances with either a song or dance.  It was so delightful to see them perform.  What a treat!

Parents were invited into the classrooms as students explained their learning through various projects created as a class or group.  Pre-K students engaged in creating habitats, Kindergarten created various bridges they studied while First grade students created ideal classrooms for learning.  Second grade established their own islands; one that included a beach chair for Ms. Spagnolo! Third graders engaged in constructing amusement parks while Fourth graders invented subject based games.  Fifth graders established their own banks; fought  for human rights and crafted ways to help Global warming.  Each Enrichment cycle is interdisciplinary, combining all subject areas to create a focused project.  The student engagement and thinking was amazing.

Our Coach J is working with 4th and 5th graders on basketball skills.  Ms. Kuang, Ms. Sheikh and Ms. Papadopoulos have been working on play writing with some our 2nd grade students.  Their Enrichment Showcase will be the week of January 16.

January is a time to assess and reflect on the work we have been doing to guide our students in meeting the New York State Common Core Learning Standards.  It is a time to look at the learning acquired by our students in meeting those standards.  The Instructional Cabinet and School Leadership Team will be analyzing data to progress monitor our school in meeting our CEP goals.  Teachers will be analyzing student data to progress monitor student success towards meeting the standards and criteria for promotion.

Preliminary promotion decisions and plans are being made this month.  Promotion in Doubt letters are due to distributed by the 2nd week of February.

School Leadership Team members together with PTA and parents are forming a Fundraising Committee to bring great opportunities to PS 100 beginning with Ballroom dancing for our 4th grade students.

The PS 100 Community participated in a Pennies for Patients fundraiser, raising $5,375.00 to help children fight blood cancers such as Leukemia and Lymphoma.  Way to go PS 100 Community!!! We are unstoppable when we work together.

PS 100 invite you into our classrooms during our Open House week-January 22-26.  A memo with a schedule is forthcoming.  Parents will be visiting classrooms on designated days to see what and how their children are learning.

We received a STEM/Technology grant for $450,000.00 from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.  We have begun the process of prioritizing technology needs for the building.  Our first priorities are a new, upgraded Computer lab as well as lap top carts for student access.

We continue our partnership with our parents and community to ensure our students receive the best education and opportunities to continue their growth as respectful, intelligent life long learners.

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!!

REMINDERS::::

  • School begins at 8 am. Students must be in the building with their class by the 8 am bell or they are considered late.
  • School dismisses at 2:20 pm.  Student not picked up at their designated dismissal areas will be picked up in the late area by the school lobby.  Please be sure to make arrangements in the event of running late.  Students who are consistently picked up late will require a meeting with administration.
  • 2 pm is the cut off for students being signed out of school.  Unusual circumstances such as sickness and emergencies are exceptions.  The weather does not constitute as an emergency.
  • Parents should not just show up for a child's birthday party.  The expectation is to communicate on a time and date with the teacher. Please refer to our previous newsletter regarding Birthday Policies.
  • According to Chancellor's Regulation A210-Students who absent 10% of the school year are considered chronically absent.  Missing instruction can effect student learning and promotion.  Excused absences (Doctor's Notes) are explained absences.  The child was not present in the building and it is still considered an absence.

Whats coming up?

  • STAFF REPORT BACK TO WORK

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  • FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!

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  • EARLY DISMISSAL FOR KINDERGARTEN AND PRE-K

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  • FULL DAY FOR KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS

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  • SCHOOL CLOSED- ROSH HASHANAH

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  • PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES-EVENING

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  • DAD TAKES YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL DAY!

    Details TBA!

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  • SCHOOL CLOSED-YOM KIPPUR

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  • GRANDPARENTS' DAY!

    Details TBA!

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BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION SCHOOL !

PS 100 is now a Box Tops for Education school. Each Box Top is worth 10 cents so please clip them and send them in to school. For more information including a list of participating products, visit www.btfe.com 

Our first submission is at the end of October and the second submission is in March.  However, you can send in your Box Tops anytime.  Please make sure they have an expiration date; do not send in expired Box Tops.  They will not be accepted.  

 

Science Information

http://www.harcourtschool.com/menus/science/index_nyc.html

For the online textbook, go to eproducts (lower right hand corner). Clicking on this link will bring you to a page where you can type in the following user name and password for the online textbook for the grade you wish to see.

Grade 1: User name-nyork11, password-science;

Grade 2: User name-nyork21, password-science;

Grade 3: User name-nyork3, password-science;

Grade 4: User name-nyork4, password-science;

Grade 5: User name-nyork51, password-science;

Library Link

Here is the link for our PS 100 Library Catalog.  This link provides resources for both students and parents.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Sheikh, our school librarian.

 

https://library.nycenet.edu/common/welcome.jsp?site=12528

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 Susan Mazzeo, the Assistant Principal, to request assistance.

FREE ADULT ESL CLASSES AT PS 100 !!!

If you are interested in registering for ESL classes, please contact Ms. Lucy Malave, Parent Coordinator at 718-382-2760 ext 1031 or 347-633-4464.  Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30-11:30. Spaces are limited.

DIAL A TEACHER !!!

Free help with homework !!!!

Parents can get help with their child/children with Reading, Math, Writing, and Science.

Dial A Teacher speaks Bengali, Chinese, French, Haitian-Creole, Russian, Spanish, and Tagalog.

CALL 212-777-3380 from Monday-Thursday between 4-7pm.

REMIND.COM

PS 100 is now on REMIND.COM !!!

To join our reminders

enter the number 81010

Text the message @school100

 

The text message you will receive will be general school information such upcoming events, holidays, school closure.

Any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Ms. Lucy Malave, Parent Coordinator, 718-382-2760 ext 1031 or 347-633-4464.

SAVE THE DATE!

 

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WHEN: Tuesday, September 18, 2018

                           WHERE: PS 100

                           TIME: TBD

 

New York Statewide Updates!

Expect delays: New York will release statewide test scores later this year

PHOTO: Ann Schimke

Are more students across New York state able to read and do math on grade level? This year, it will take a little longer to find out.

The state doesn’t expect to release scores for this year’s reading and math tests until mid-September, officials announced Tuesday. That’s at least a month later than usual: In recent years, the scores have come out between late July and mid-August.

The delay is caused by the state’s switch from three-day tests to ones that take just two days. The move requires officials to take extra time to figure out how many questions students must answer correctly in order to earn a passing score — a process that must happen every time tests are retooled.

But teachers and schools will not have test data any later than normal, officials said. The raw data — which lets teachers know how their students did  — will still be released in June, and schools will receive information about how many students passed the test in August.

The lag time between when schools receive information and the public release allows state officials to double check the data and make sure it is correct, officials said.

“The only thing that you have to think about the shift is when we can report out statewide,” said Angélica Infante-Green, a deputy commissioner who oversees instruction (and who has made the news this week because she’s up for the top education job in Massachusetts). “That is the only thing that is different.”