Holiday Giving Campaign
Dear Fellow PS 101 Parents,
By now I hope you are all settled into your school routine. With the school year well under way, the Parent’s Association is excited to announce the launch of our Holiday Giving Campaign. We are asking each PS 101 family to make a voluntary donation of $101 to the Parent’s Association by December 31st.
We are seeking funds to support several initiatives that we know will make a difference in our children’s education and development. One of our major initiatives this year is enhancing our children’s art experience through field trips, assemblies and programs with local museums. Tree House Shakers, a dance and theater company, will be conducting a dance residency. Certain grades will attend cultural performances at Flushing Town Hall and the Queens Museum will conduct an art residency for the 6th Grade.
In addition to our art initiatives, the PA is also focusing on STEM programs. This fall we offered a special 8-week after school program to upper grade students focusing on engineering. The class was a huge success and we hope to offer additional classes in the future.
The PA is also focused on the quality of student life at PS 101. We want to ensure our kids are happy at school and having fun while learning. To that end, we purchased a new PA system for the cafeteria and installed beautiful new artwork, which was generously painted and donated by a 3rd grade parent. We also purchased recess balls and chalk for outdoor recess and purchased and collected new videos and games for indoor recess.
Our After School Program continues to be extremely popular with both students and parents. To better support working parents, the PA changed the format of the After School Program this year to allow classes to run until 5 pm. We also introduced several new classes from outside vendors including Thinking Cap and Chess Wizards.
All of the PA initiatives could not be possible without the dedication of our amazing volunteers. We want to thank everyone who has volunteered and participated this year. However, we also need funds to support our goals and ensure all of the children at PS 101 enjoy these experiences.
As President of the PA, I urge you to make a year-end gift to the Parent’s Association of PS 101. I am personally donating $202 to the Holiday Giving Campaign as I have two children who benefit from all that the PA does for the school. The PA is a 501c3, nonprofit organization and our budget depends on contributions from our parent community. Your dollars will enhance your child’s experience at school through enrichment programs like art curriculum, dance residencies, STEM programs and purchases that support your child’s teacher such as Scholastic’s enrichment magazines. Your voluntary contribution will make a difference.
Together we can make PS 101 an even better school!
Christine Gendreau Memoli
President, PS101Q’s Parent’s Association, Inc.