Principal’s Message

Photo of principal with new Chancellor, Superintendent, and Executive Superintendent
Hello 121 Families!

Time flies when the sun is out and you are having fun!  I hope that everyone had a great summer and is looking forward to returning to school on Thursday, September 7th!
I am, personally, really looking forward to the 2023-24 school year.  2022-23 was important for us; it was the first time since 2020 that we were able to operate without Covid restrictions in place.  We were able to start having parents back into the building, going on field trips, and generally doing things that we had not done in a while.  School finally felt like school again.
I am hoping that this year will be even better!  We have a great PTA and our goal is to get more members of the parent community more involved at 121.  121 is a good school, but it gets even better with parent ideas and support.  If you have thoughts or ideas about how to improve 121, please email me ([email protected]); I'd love to talk about it!
On a more practical note, please see the "News" section of the website for information about registration and 1st day of school procedures :)
Have a great last 3+ weeks of Summer - we can't wait to see you all in September!
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.