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Principal’s Message

Hello 121 Families!
Happy November!
I hope everyone had a chance to come out and enjoy some of our wonderful events in October – Science Saturday and Cultural Unity Night were a lot of fun. Thank you to everyone who came and participated. If you didn’t make it this time, be sure to come out next time!
We have a lot going on in November, but the most important thing on the calendar is Parent-Teacher Conferences, which take place on Thursday, November 2nd. Parent-Teacher Conferences are virtual again this year, which means you don’t even have to leave the house!
If you have not already signed up, please get in touch with your child’s teacher to schedule times to meet. “Back to School” night in September was focused on parents learning about general things happening in each classroom; Parent-Teacher conferences will be focused on how your child is doing and how the year is going so far. Make sure that you have any questions about your child’s class ready to go - Parent-Teacher conferences are a great chance to hear directly from your child’s teacher.
Our first Marking Period ends on November 28th and Report Cards will go home in Early December – this is a great chance to make sure your child is on track and getting the support he/she needs. We hope to “see” you on Thursday 
NYCSA Accounts
The DOE is moving away from paper and more toward “online” communication.  Lots of communication from both the DOE Central Offices and from PS/IS 121 will take place through the NYCSA account this year.  PLEASE make sure to check in with Ms. Ottombrino ([email protected]), our Parent Coordinator, if you have any issues accessing account.  
BLUE Card Reminder
Please add anyone who will be picking up your child to the child’s blue card at the start of the year!  
We hate to have to bother you about it, but making sure every child gets home safely at the end of each day is our #1 priority.

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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month! Also known as American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, this is a time to recognize the history, culture, and contributions of Indigenous people. During Native American Heritage Month, it is important not just to celebrate the legacy that Indigenous history makers have left, but also to celebrate those who continue to shape our society, lead their communities, and impact our culture today.
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PS/IS 121 Community Recipe Book

In honor of our Cultural Unity Night on October 25th, 2023 our school put together a PS/IS 121 Recipe book filled with traditional recipes from our families of multiple cultures. Families and Staff submitted recipe cards with a traditional, cultural family recipes they cook for their families. Included you will find something you make often or something special made on a holiday.
The Inner Explorer HOME App

Inner Explorer Home App

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Introducing Sora

SORA​ ​is the student reading app accessible through TeachHub. SORA provides access to ebook and audiobooks from your school and public library.

Vision and Mission Statement

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Magnet School of Applied Life Sciences provides an experiential learning environment that encourages students to think critically and work collaboratively in order to solve problems.