Title I = Painting Lessons, Saturday Field Day, and More

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Thank you, parents! More than 80 of you took the time to attend our Title I meeting on October 30th, and helped decide how 102 should use our Title I funds to improve parent involvement. Calculated by the percentage of families whose students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, Title I monies are allocated to NYC schools based on community need and 102 will be receiving close to $700,000 for this school year.

At least 1% of the $700,000 Title I funds must be used for parent involvement, and parents voted during the October 30th meeting to select the following activities for the 2015-2016 school year:

1.) Joint Learning Workshops for Parent-Student Teams

7a9469201fdff8b5b5750fb967188129Parents and students often engage in learning workshops separately, and we think it’s time for families to learn together. Apparently families think so too. Joint learning workshop received the most votes, and our School Leadership Team is already working on providing a series of fun, engaging, and meaningful workshops for student-parent teams. Stay tuned for more information.

2.) Painting Night

Screen Shot 2015-11-13 at 5.35.51 PMPainting lessons are incredibly fun but unfortunately can also be quite expensive. Providing yet another opportunity for families to engage in school activities together, parents voted to have Painting Night as a Title I activity. In a 2-3 hour painting workshop, one of our amazing art teachers will teacher parents and students how to create beautiful painting in the cafeteria. 102 will provide all materials and all families have to do is sign up and get creative. Date to be determined.

3.) Saturday Field Days

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Lastly, parents voted on having Saturday Field Days in Spring. On select Saturdays we will organize picnics and student activities in our yard, allowing families the opportunity to meet and mingle. 102 is a community school, and the more parents are able to get together the better we are all for it

Bad Weather Days Morning Entry

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As we prepare to head into yet another NYC winter I want to send everyone a brief reminder on 102’s bad weather morning entry protocols. During mornings with rain, snow and/or extreme cold temperatures all students will line up indoors instead of in the yard. Students will continue to be able to have breakfast starting at 7:40AM in the cafeteria, and all doors will be open at 8:10AM for morning line up. Each grade will have their own doors/location–Please see below:

At 8:10AM

Kindergarten: Students enter at door 2. Teachers will meet students at classroom doors.

Grades 1-2: Students enter through EXIT 2 and go downstairs to the cafeteria. Teachers will bring them from the cafeteria to the classrooms.

Grade 3: Students enter through EXIT 5 into the play/ multi-purpose area. Teachers will bring students from there to the classrooms.

Grades 4-5: Students enter from Van Horn St. at EXIT 7 and go directly into the auditorium. Teachers will escort their students from the auditorium to class

Grades 6-8: Students enter from EXIT 3 and go into the gymnasium. Teachers will escort their students from the gymnasium to class.

If you have any questions please ask one of our staff to assist you. Bad weather can be frustrating for everyone and we’re always here to help at 102.

William Ko

Principal, IA

 

 

November 5th Parent Teacher Conferences!

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Parent Teacher Conferences will take place today from 12:30PM to 2:30PM, and from 4:30PM to 7:30PM.

Elementary parents should already have a scheduled time, and middle school parents can meet with teachers in either sessions. You will be provided with a handout showing the locations of our teachers’ rooms, and please do not hesitate to ask any of our staff or student council members for assistance.

We are very excited to share with you information regarding your child’s progress at 102, and please feel free to reach out to me directly if you have any questions or concerns. See you soon!

 

Water Main Break on Queens Blvd. 10/23/15

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(Photo courtesy of our investigative reporter Matthew James Borelli–all rights copyrighted)

Dear Families of 102,

Due to the water main break on Queens Blvd. today, traffic was severely congested and spilled over onto Van Horn St. We were able to contact officials to assist with planning for dismissal in case traffic cannot be re-routed away from the school. Their response was prompt and we were ready to dismiss students with an alternate plan to ensure student safety.

Fortunately, at around 1:30Pm we were notified that water levels have gone down significantly, and that we should anticipate traffic at 2:40PM. As a result, regular dismissal protocols will resume and I will be there to discuss with you if have any questions.

Thank you everyone for your cooperation and please let us know if we can help you in anyway. Have a wonderful weekend!

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