December 6, K/1 Coffee with Lisa – After drop-off in the Library
December 6, Safety Committee Meeting – After drop-off in 408
December 6, Half Day of School
December 6, Movie Night – The Flight Before Christmas -6:15 PM
Monday, December 9, 2013: 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Monday, December 9th after drop-off in the gymeteria
Come learn more about our largest community fundraiser of the year, which also happens to be a great party to boot!
Did you know
31% of PS 3 parents have participated
in the 3Fund and
PS3 needs 100% participation from our families!
Have you seen the wonderful Chart in the Lobby???!!!
You can be the one to raise the line!
Do your Holiday Shopping at Amazon.com and make $$ for PS 3!
Go to the front page of the Website (www.ps3nyc.org)
Click on the Amazon.com banner on the Right Side of the page. PS3 gets up to 10% back from your purchase.
Also, tell your Family and Friends!!!
Everyone knows we have great art, but did you know that PS3 is serious about science, too? For example, 5th grade teacher Beth has used her SAIR grant to create a PS3 original musical “Geology Rocks” (stay tuned for dates), but also guides her class through a year-long environmental science unit that consists of projects like “Recreating Earth” or “What would the World Look Like Without Vegetation”.
But based on our 2012 Charrette, the community spoke out for even more science. And so, this year, we allocated some of the 3Fund donations to bring in “science geek” Susan Helden, who is now working closely with the 4th and 5th grade classes.
Susan has taught science to high schoolers in West Africa via the Peace Corps and created numerous science presentations at San Francisco’s Children’s Zoo. She has ample lab experience in general, but especially with her three kids - Evelyn , Teddy and Felix – who are also at PS3.
So please join us in welcoming Susan and please keep your 3Fund contributions flowing. As of today we are 31% participation, but we need 100%
At our annual Square Dance and Chili Round up on November 15, 2013, PS3 went healthy and green.
We had healthy food (Thank you Raffetto’s, Cowgirl Hall of Fame, Gourmet Garage, Battery Urban Farm and Chef Deborah Soffel from Wellness in the Schools), lots of dancing and plenty of shmoozing.
This year, for the first time, we composted and recycled our way to Zero Waste. A team of dedicated Compost Deputies (grown ups and kids both!) helped our school community properly Flip, Tap and Stack compostable trays, collect food waste for composting, and recycle any plastic, metal or cardboard. We served 450 meals, countless desserts, and gallons and gallons of water infused with mint, cucumber and citrus. All that, and we ended up with just half of a garbage bin of landfill. Garbage has never been so much fun!
Friday, December 6, 2013: 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Library at Drop-off.
Dec. 7th, this Saturday — 11am -12pm
Supplies will be provided but please register in advance in person or by calling 212-243-6876.
There is a limit of 15 families (one house per family).
Dec 6th Chess Tournament: 12-6pm
Taking advantage of the extended hours, PS ’3 til 6 and NYC Chess are hosting a Chess Tournament, 12-6pm, open to Grades K-5. If you’d like to register your child for this special event, just click the link below and follow the registration instructions (don’t forget to select the age appropriate link). The Chess Tournament is one of the options you will see online:
Important Note: The tournament is subject to minimum enrollment requirements. If we have to cancel this event due to under-enrollment, you will have the opportunity to transfer the fee to alternative registration options (Extra Hours, etc) or get a full refund.
Half-Day Dec 6th: How to register for 12-3pm Afterschool
In addition to its regular schedule, the afterschool program offers three extra hours of programming (recreational games and movie) for K-5 students. If you would like your child to use the program from 12 to 3pm, you MUST pre-register online by Thursday, December 5 @ 12 noon. These students will be dismissed from the Gymeteria at 2:45pm — unless they are regular Friday students.
For more information about the half-day and registration link for the 12-3pm slot, please visit this page. We encourage families to sign up as soon as possible to ensure a seat:
Important Note for Friday Afterschool Families – Regular Friday activities and classes will run during their usual scheduled times. If you have a child enrolled in Afterschool on Fridays and do not wish to have her/him attend the EXTRA Hours, you can drop off your child at 2:30pm in the lobby.