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P.S.121 believes that all students can strive for excellence academically, socially, and emotionally in a safe and supportive environment. Students are empowered to discover their strengths and set goals to achieve their maximum potentials. Together with parents and the school community, we will support our students in building ownership and responsibilities for their present and future learning by developing academic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and technological skills in order to become productive citizens.

The P.S. 121 Family extends a warm welcome to our new Principal (IA), Nicholas J. Patrello!
Learn more about Mr. Patrello and his vision for our school in his
letter to the families.  

Latest News

We will be adding new information to this page as it becomes available, so keep checking back!

Our Commitment to Your Health and Safety

As we welcome students back into the school building, we want to keep you informed of the health and safety measures being implemented in all NYC Public Schools. 

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Health Screening for Entering School

September 1, 2021

All DOE employees, students, families, and visitors seeking to enter DOE buildings must complete a health screening before entering DOE facilities. This health screening must be completed on each day of arrival and results will reset at midnight of each day. Upon entering the facility you will be asked to provide the results of your screening either by showing your phone or a printout of the results.

You can fill out the health screening online or add it to your phone as a stand alone "app" by following these simple directions. If you are unable to access the online health screening, paper forms can be filled out by hand upon arrival. Scan the QR code below to quickly pull up the Health Screening page.

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Welcome to PS121

A Community of Passionate Educators and Learners

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Coronavirus Update

March 18, 2020

Mayor Bill de Blasio and School's Chancellor Richard A. Carranza announced the city will move towards a new Remote Learning Model for all school days until Spring Recess. School buildings are scheduled to reopen following Spring Recess on April 20, 2020.

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Parents: Take the Remote Learning Device Request Form

March 18, 2020

To help students stay connected, the DOE is lending internet-enabled iPads to support remote learning for students. If you would like to request a device for a NYC student in your family, please fill out the request form online. The DOE will contact you to discuss where you can pick up the device. 

Pre-K Application Extended

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March 18, 2020

The Pre-K application deadline for the 2020-2021 year has been extended to March 29th. You can start your application online or visit the NYCDOE's Pre-K enrollment page for more guidance.

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Introducing the PS121 YouTube Channel

December 22, 2020

We are excited to announce that we have officially launched a P.S.121 YouTube channel! The videos on our channel are intended to help students and parents learn the ins and outs of remote learning, with a big focus on using Google Classroom for remote instruction. We hope these "how-to" videos will help answer some of the common questions that have come up during this time of distance learning. Please let your child's teacher know if there is a topic that you would like to see included in our video tutorials. We will be updating the channel with new videos as new as new technologies and platforms become introduced.

Additionally, we have created a PDF Tutorial Folder on Google Drive with information ranging from "how to access your gmail" to "How to use talk to type" and everything in between. We know that you and your children have been working hard to adopt and embrace remote learning! We hope that these tutorials will make that transition a little easier!

Helping Your Child With Digital Learning

Find out more information about the online platforms your child will be using and how to help them at home.

Regional Enrichment Centers and Feeding Sites

March 18, 2020

Here is a list of REC's available to children who qualify. The RECs will accommodate school-aged children of first responders, health care workers, and transit workers, as well as students in need of the most intensive support. As space permits, the centers will accommodate children of additional essential personnel. They are expected to be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and each room will have a maximum of 12 children supported by at least one adult. These sites will also be Feeding Sites where you can pick up food for your school children.

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The Parents' Guide to Google Classroom

March 19, 2020

We will be using Google Classroom for our online learning. Your child will be getting log information to begin learning starting Monday, March 23rd. Learn more about this digital resource.

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Virtual Math Manipulatives

Make math at home easier with these online digital manipulatives. Check out the links below to get access to this great resource.

Exciting New Program!


We are excited to announce that beginning Monday, November 27th, 2017 our school will participate in an innovative program called Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC). BIC, as all breakfast in DOE, is free! BIC was introduced to DOE elementary schools in an effort to alleviate hunger and ensure that all students are ready to learn each day. The citywide BIC rollout began its implementation in Kindergarten through 5th grade in NYC Public Schools following its success in over 300 NYC public schools as well as in major cities around the country. This program plays an essential role in the healthy cognitive, social, and emotional development of elementary school children.

Our school selected the classroom delivery for Grade K-1 students and Grab and Go for students in grades 2-5 from among the available BIC delivery options. Each day, breakfasts are packaged in insulated bags and delivered to grade K and Grade 1 classrooms by SchoolFood staff. Children in Grades 2-5 pick up a breakfast on their way into the classroom and eat at his or her desk while the teacher takes morning attendance or teaches a short lesson. Children arriving to school late may also receive a breakfast, which will be set up in the main lobby.

Please be advised that all school doors will now open at 7:50 a.m. The main door entrance as well as the side auditorium entrance is open to students in grades 2-5. Students in grades 2-5 will proceed to sit in their assigned seats in the auditorium. Kindergarten and Grade 1 students must enter the school building through the back schoolyard doors and sit in their assigned tables in the cafeteria. Students should not arrive to school before 7:50 a.m.

For more information about BIC, please read below. Please share this exciting news with your child and be ready on November 27th for the start of this new program!

You can find detailed information about the program at the NYCDOE School Food website.

If you have any other questions please contact our Parent Coordinator, Mrs. Garrett, at (718) 558-1560 X2530.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Some answers to popular questions can be found here.

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Did you know there's a SchoolFood Mobile app to get the menus for both breakfast and lunch? Download the app for iOS or Android!

Computer Science Education Week is December 3-9, 2018

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Learning Resources

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Access over 5,000 books online with P.S.121Q's Digital Library called Myon!

MyON is an award-winning personalized literacy environment that incorporates a state-of-the art learning platform, enhanced digital reading content, daily news articles written for students, The Lexile® Framework for Reading, cutting-edge literacy tools and embedded metrics to monitor activity and growth. Together, these components power a Literacy Ecosystem that is built upon five pillars: Personalization, Unparalleled Content, Unlimited Access, Collaboration and Success.

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Maintain Contact with Your Child's Teacher

Using Class Dojo, you can be in constant touch with your child's teacher to ask questions, gain information and manage behavior.  Be sure to ask your child's teacher how to sign in to her classroom.

Be sure to keep up with all that’s happening at PS121. Check our website and Facebook page frequently for upcoming events and special activities.  Also check out the NYC Department of Education Website for important information.


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