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  • The First Day of School for the School Year 2023- 2024 will be on Thursday, September 7th, 2023

    Dear Parents , 

    I hope you are taking the time to enjoy the warm weather, your families and friends.  School will begin on Thursday, September 7th, 2023.  

    Have an awesome summer. 

    On Behalf of the PS 102M Team 

    P.S. 102 Jacques Cartier
  • Arabic Dual Language

    Become Bi Literate in English and Arabic

    Dear Parents and Guardians, 

    We are so excited to introduce our Dual Language Program, which focuses on the Arabic Language here at PS 102 Manhattan!  

    This program is designed to empower our young learners with the gift of bilingualism. We are preparing them for success as 21st century leaders in an increasingly interconnected world.

    Why Should You Choose our Dual Lingual Program? 

    • Becoming Bilingual is Embracing Diversity, Cultivating Empathy, and Inclusion: Becoming bilingual has become a vital skill. Our program fosters an environment where your child will become fluent in two languages. This program will enhance their cultural awareness. We promote empathy, acceptance, and inclusion for all within our school community. 
    • Cognitive Advantages: Yes, research has shown that young children exposed to multiple languages demonstrate enhanced cognitive ability. Our program promotes creativity, critical thinking skills, and problem solving. 
    • Increase Communication Skills: It is noted that bilingual children develop superior communication skills. We are placing our children on a pathway to articulate their ideas with confidence and to positively impact others in the world. 
    • Pathway to Global Opportunities: Individuals who possess fluency in multiple languages increase their opportunities within their education, career, and personal growth.  In this world we need to give our children the ability to compete and dual language is a dynamic strategy that can truly empower our children. 
    • Preparation for the Future: The 21st century demands adaptable, forward thinking individuals. By joining our dual language program your child will be at the forefront,  as we equip them with the skills to tackle future challenges and and create positive solutions. 

    The Future is Bilingual. 

    Here at PS 102 Manhattan, we believe that learning additional languages, especially for our young students, is the key to a brighter future. 

    Don't miss this incredible opportunity to pave the way for your child's success! Enroll them in our Dual Language Arabic Program today and watch them flourish as confident bilingual learners ready to make a positive impact in the world. Let us join forces and shape a future where we employ dual language to empower our children.

    For information, please call (212) 860-5834.  You can also email Principal O'Connor, at

    Spaces are limited, so call now to secure your child's spot. 

    Let's embark on this exciting bilingual journey together!

    P.S. 102 Jacques Cartier
  • Get Excited For Our New PS 102 M Playground !!!

    Our brand new playground is ready for our scholars in Fall 2023 ! 
    P.S. 102 Jacques Cartier
  • eChalk Notify App Please Join Now and Receive School Updates

    Get real time school updates on your mobile device with eChalk Notify! Connect with the code on the left side of the screen to get instant alerts or log in with your eChalk user account for the latest updates from all your classes and groups. 

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    P.S. 102 Jacques Cartier
  • NYC Schools Account Portal Please Sign In !

    The new NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) Portal will allow you to:

    • See your students grades, test scores and more in My Student
    • Take classes in Parent University
    • Report bullying
    • Access forms for your child
    • Reset your child's DOE account password
    • Access SupportHub

    All with one login!


    P.S. 102 Jacques Cartier
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Back to School Event 2023 - 2024 Thank you for joining us here at PS 102 Manhattan !

Dear Families, 

Thank you for joining us for this PS 102  Back to School Jam special event.  We were so excited that you were able to celebrate the ribbon cutting to commemorate our new school playground. Parental involvement is one of the key factors in the educational success for our children.  Our partnership with children and their families is very important to us. This Back to School Jam Event will be the first of many school events including parent workshops. Our goal is to keep connected with our parents and guardians throughout the year. We need and celebrate your continuous attendance and participation. 

Warm Regards,

The PS 102 Team.

Principal's Message

Dear P.S. 102 Jacques Cartier Educational Partners,

It is with great pleasure that I write this letter to you as the new Principal of P.S. 102 Jacques Cartier Elementary School. I am excited to join this exemplary school community of dedicated, talented members committed to doing what is in the best interest of our scholars. As a community, we will continue to put scholars first and work diligently to ensure their success. I look forward to meeting with you to learn how we can best support our community together. I come to you with 17 years of hands-on educational experience with the Department of Education. Starting as a Teaching Fellow in Middle School, where I spent 13 years teaching math, Dean of Students, New Teacher Mentor, Mathematics Instructional Coach, and School Administrator. As an administrator and educator, I pride myself on supporting all community members both inside and outside the classroom. I am thrilled to utilize my skills as an educational leader at P.S. 102 Jacques Cartier Elementary School and work with you as a partner in education to ensure your success and our scholar’s success. On a personal note, I am a parent of three amazing children, one graduate from Millennium Brooklyn High School, and two currently attending  NYC Public Schools in Brooklyn, where I live with my husband. We are proud to be part of the NYC DOE School District, one that values high standards by providing rich learning experiences for all students, prioritizes community wellness, and engages families to be our true partners. I am excited about what we will accomplish together for our community and look forward to celebrating our collective success this school year. I look forward to meeting all of you.

In Collaboration,

Erica O'Connor,

Principal P.S. 102 Jacques Cartier

Welcome to P.S. 102 Jacques Cartier! 

Field Day 2023

Field Day 2023

On June 7th, 2023 PS 102 Manhattan celebrated Field Day. We were able to have fun indoors  as we followed New York City's Protocol to promote proper air quality. 

We played games and competed in competitions. We competed in teams that reflected our school's colors blue and gold.  It was so great to see all children engaged and experiencing joy.


110th Anniversary of PS 102 M

The 110th Day Anniversary Celebration

On June 2, 2023, PS 102 Manhattan celebrated its 110th Anniversary with a great festival of fun activities.  Our  major collaborators were Partnerships with Children and the  representatives from the New York Public Library. These collaborators offered wonderful services for our children and their families. We are forever grateful for this wonderful event and all of our future adventures together.  

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