New School-to-Parents Alert System: Make Sure We Have Your Correct Cell Number

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102 will begin using a new text message alert system to keep all parents informed. Please make sure we have your correct cell phone number on file and to follow the following directions to enroll:

At 9AM on Thursday, January 14th, you will receive a text message with the short code “67-587.” This short code will be our school’s text message number. Please accept your enrollment into our new system by texting back “Y” to the message.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.

102 Supports the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through the Pennies for Patients Program

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Our school is registered to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Student Series’ Pennies for Patients this year during the month of January. We are raising funds to help The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fund life-saving research.

This year, we are taking donations online only. You can help our efforts by donating today by going to the link to our fundraising page:

Thanks to you and your child in advance for helping LLS create a world without blood cancers.

102 Goes to the American Museum of Natural History

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The 7th grade (classes 7-303, 305, 403, and 407) visited the American Museum of Natural History on Wednesday, December 16th. The trip provided the students the rare and exciting opportunity to learn more about Earth through models, specimens, and to see first-hand the geological processes that have changed Earth over the past several hundred millions years.

Many students reported being amazed by the vast mineral collection the museum has to offer and the spectacular space show they saw in the museum’s planetarium. It was a fun trip in which the students learned much about the earth and made PS/IS 102 proud by receiving many compliments from museum staff about their excellent behavior.


102 Kindergarteners Go to FDNY!

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K- 105 and K 107 had an exciting field trip on Friday to the FDNY Firezone near Rockefeller Center! We explored the state of the art fire-safety “smoked filled” exhibit, climbed on a real firetruck and tried on bunker gear.


We also engaged in a 45 minute interactive presentation about the power of fire. We felt a “hot” door and learned how to crawl through a smoke filled hallway. We learned about the dangers of fires and how quickly they can spread.


Our instructor also taught us about the importance of having a plan in case of a fire emergency. The captain was kind enough to give all the adults a new smoke/co2 detector as part of the Mayor’s new fire safety program to help  reduce the amount of fires throughout the city.


After, we walked over to see the tree in Rockefeller Center before heading back to school. We strongly recommend that others visit the Fire zone when they have a chance. It was a great learning experience!

Thank you Ms. Mclain and Ms. Rafferty! The 102 Kindergarten experience is second to none.