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School News

Stay Up-To-Date on Coronavirus Communications

The health and safety of our students continues to be our first priority in the wake of the evolving situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York City. To help our school community stay on top of the current messaging and communications, we will be posting all updated information as we receive it.

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Parent Involvement

The Key to Quality Education

At P.S.121, we strongly believe that parent involvement is pivotal to a child’s academic success. High levels of academic achievement can only be accomplished through a collaborative effort between home and school. We encourage parents to keep in close contact with teachers in order to motivate and strengthen our students' ability to become life-long learners. Throughout the year, monthly newsletters are sent home to keep families up to date on the current curriculum being taught in the classroom. Additionally, parents are given many opportunities to come into their child’s classroom to engage in lessons on Family Fridays. Parent workshops are provided throughout the year to inform parents about ways to help children at home. Parents are welcomed into the school on Tuesday afternoons from 2:20 to 3:00 to meet with teachers and discuss individual students' progress. Parents may also request to meet with classroom teachers at alternative times. Class Dojo is a helpful online communication tool that is used by teachers school-wide to track and communicate with parents regarding student behavior and concerns as well as class announcements. Together, we can help your child exceed standards and meet the high expectations set for them by their exceptional teachers. We are a family dedicated towards your child's success!

Parent Coordinator, Janet Garrett

Ms. Janet Garrett

Parent Coordinator

Welcome to PS 121!  This school is the best school in NYC!  I really believe that – and I work here every day so I know.  Our children are lucky to be here.  This is a place of real learning and a place a fun. 

I call myself the school navigator because I help parents navigate the complex Department of Education school system.  Whether there’s a problem you’re having with bussing, babysitting, tutoring or other community resources, I will try to help you.  Unlike a teacher, I'm not in a classroom so I’m more accessible throughout the day.  

In addition, I run workshops for parents throughout the school year that are usually provided by school staff.  I'm a liaison for the PTA, and assist them with all their endeavors throughout the school year. I like to say, "If I don't have the answer, I'll find out the answer!" I'm easy to get in touch with! Call me at 718-558-1560 extension 1.

School Counselor, Gabriel Flores

Mr. Gabriel Flores

School Counselor - Making a Difference

As the School Counselor for P.S. 121, my primary goal is to promote the academic, personal, and social development of all of our students for lifelong success. I look forward to offering support to all students, families, and the community. I take pride in meeting with our students on an individual and group basis to discuss all topics related academic and social-emotional growth. I believe in creating positive relationships with our students and parents to benefit the overall success of our mission. I enjoy meeting with our parents, while maintaining a collaborative environment with teachers and staff, and consulting with community organizations to benefit and meet the needs of our students and families. I encourage you to reach out to me if you have concerns regarding your child.

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PS121 follows the guidelines for NYC schools for discipline. Read about the current K-5 Discipline Code.

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Free Lunch for All

School Lunch is now free for ALL NYC Public School Students. Read More about Free Meals for All.

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Helping Your Child From Home

We have arranged for multiple resources for students and families, to be available from home.  You can help your child at home using our online learning resources