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Dear PS 3 Families -

Enrollment for our NEW Summer Program is open!

Click here for the program description or here for registration details.

Early Bird rates available through May 10th.

Happy Surfin’

PS 3 ’til 6 Team

Basketball Stars Program

If your child wants to join our new 8-Week Basketball Stars Prg, and you haven’t enrolled him/her yet, please make sure you sign up before Friday!

The program is open to students in grades 2-5. Registration link and instructions are below.  Important Information  Students will be divided into two coaching sessions: 3:15-4:15  and  4:30-5:30  If you need to pick up your child by 4:30 on Fridays, please let us know by return email so we can alert the coach (and ensure s/he participates in the first group).   Thank you, Casey


Do something crazy this year!

Join the PS3 Marathon Team, and run the TCS New York Marathon with us on Sunday, November 1st, 2015.

PS3 will provide a free bib and cover race fees for the most sought-after race in the world.  PS3 will also offer a personalized training program (20 weeks), a team t-shirt, fundraising support and of course an awesome team spirit! All you need to do is raise a minimum of $2,800 for PS3. The Marathon Team has become one of the biggest fundraisers for PS3: be a part of it, give back to your community, push your limits and become a New York Finisher (and your kids’ new idol).

Race entries are limited, so please make up your mind fast – it’s only 26.2 miles:)

Contact Julie with any questions:


Tuesday, April 28, 2015: 2:50 pm - 4:00 pm

As part of the 2/3 Greek Mythology study, this Tuesday, April 28 at 3pm is the MYTH PARTY in the PS3 Library. We will celebrate myths from Norse, Egyptian, Native American and other cultures.  Students are encouraged to dress as their favorite character and find the rainbow staircase leading from the second floor to Olympus (a.k.a. the Library), where they may sit in a throne, forge in Hephaestus’ volcano, pin the head on Cerberus, partake of nectar and ambrosia or enjoy a very special photo opp. Adult caregivers should accompany students. NOTE: if a child in after-school wishes to attend, please give a permission slip to 3-6 staff and we can likely accommodate.

PTA Executive Board and SLT Members Needed!

Do you love helping out at school and want to get more involved? Run for the PTA Executive Board or the SLT (School Leadership Team)!  Serving on one of these teams will really give you great insight into everything PS3, from budgets to bylaws to planning fun events and making our school an even better place for our kids to learn and grow.

If you are interested, contact the Nominating Committee, Melissa Bell (, and Dora Chomiak ( and let us know what position you are interested in.

There will be 5 open positions on the SLT and 5-6 open positions on the Executive Board.Attention CPAs, accountants, and finance folks – we are particularly in need of Treasurers! You don’t have to be an accountant to qualify, but if you are, or have worked on finances for a charity or a non-profit, or are just great with numbers, the PTA needs you!

The deadline to enter the elections is the May PTA meeting, Tuesday May 18, and the vote will be in the June PTA meeting. Good Luck and Happy Running!

Thanks! The Nominating Committee

Auction Encore

The auction was a success… now it’s time for an encore! The PS3 Auction Encore launched on April 20th and ends on the 27th. Your chance to get that great deal is now!