September 2020


Dear PS101 Families,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at P.S. 101Q!

There are few updates to share with you this month:

  • Our first Parent Association Meeting is September 15th at 9:00am. Be sure to check your emails for Zoom details.
  • Be a class Parent! Learn more about what a class parent does and how you can sign up by visiting us here.
  • Volunteer Opportunities: Join the morning arrival team. Please sign up here.
  • Other Important School Information

  • PS101Q School Reopening Frequently Asked Questions. Updated on 9/19/20. CLICK HERE
  • Final COVID-19 Safety Protocols - Click HERE
  • Breakfast / Lunch Information - Click HERE
  • As we begin to prepare for the school year to kick off, click HERE for step by step of setting up Google Classroom. Teachers will be reaching out to you to send you your link using the email your child was provided from school last year.
  • Stay Informed with the NYC DOE Return to School Guidance

    If you have any questions for the Parents' Association, please email us at [email protected]

    The Parents' Association

    COVID Resources

  • Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Child Trends
  • How to Talk to Your Child about the Coronavirus, Kids Health
  • Multilingual Coronavirus Resources, Colorín Colorado
  • Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource, National Association of School Psychologists
  • Promoting Positive Mental Health for Teens Feeling Isolated, Erika’s Lighthouse
  • Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), National Child Traumatic Stress Network
  • Racism and Activism

  • CNN/Sesame Street town hall to learn about racism. (best for lower grades)
  • lists 31 children’s books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance.
  • Bounceback parenting blog has a curated list of resources including books, activities, and media for talking to kids of all ages about race and racism.
  • The Brown Bookshelf promotes awareness of children’s books (picture, middle grade, and young adult) written and illustrated by people of color.
  • New York Family recently compiled a list called Resources and Books to Help Parents Educate Themselves on Racism.
  • A free e-book from Teaching Tolerance, Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice has stories and conversation starters for ages 2-5, 6-12, and 13 and up.
  • A New Jersey teacher started this viral list of children's books about race on the popular website
  • Articles or blog posts
  • Commonsense Media’s “Explaining the News to Our Kids” breaks down how to have difficult conversations with kids of different ages.
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics shares advice for families on how to talk to their children about racism.
  • has articles, topic pages, and webinars to help parents talk about race with young children (best for elementary).
  • The Anti-Defamation League has tips for a table talk about racism for kids 11 and older (best for middle or high school).
  • offers advice for parents talking to children about racial bias.
  • Talking to Kids About George Floyd” from Child Mind Institute takes a commonsense approach to a difficult topic.
  • The American Psychological Association initiative on Defining Race and Ethnic Socialization has parent resources on having discussions about race with children of all ages.