Grade Composition Poll

The School Leadership Team (SLT) is interested in understanding the community’s perspective on grade composition with particular emphasis on mixed grades versus straight grades.

We are polling current families, teachers, recent alums, and their families.  Recent alums are defined as children who attended PS3 at some point in their education and are currently in grades 5-12 or pre-college.   We believe that these groups will give us an adequate sample size to reflect both current and past perceptions about mixed grades.  The goal of the poll is to collect information and data to have a meaningful and thoughtful discussion about grade composition at PS3 later this spring.

To access the poll, please CLICK HERE.
If you fit into more than one category, you should take the poll more than once — each time filling it in in a different role.


The Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair is an annual PS3 fundraiser hosted and sponsored by the families of PS3. It features the best of book and ephemera dealers from the Northeast. It will be held Friday, February 19 – Sunday, February 21.

Every winter for 37 years, GVABF has honored the literary roots of the West Village. It recalls a time when boutique bookshops lined the streets and Dylan Thomas camped out at The White Horse Tavern. This is one of our largest fundraisers, but we need your help to make it a success.

Please volunteer your time at: or go to to find out more

A PS3 CHORUS LINE (Grades 2 – 4)

PS3 has teamed up with Greenwich House Music for a first-ever PS3 Chorus! 

In this trial program, kids will learn sight-reading, ear training and vocal technique with choir teacher extraordinaire, Corrine Byrne.

Practices will be held at PS3 on Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm, beginning February 24.

This program is free to PS3 families because it is being sponsored by the PTA (thank you, PTA!). Should your child end up particiapting, please consider making a donation to the 3Fund to help subsidize the low cost.

Please look for the sign-up sheet in backpack mail or email for more details.


PS3 is an official partner with The Children’s International Film Festival, which presents the best new films from around the world for ages 3-18. The festival includes premieres, Q&As with filmmakers, workshops, parties and special preview screenings for families.

Tickets are now on sale at and for every ticket sold $3 will be donated back to our PTA. Just be sure to click on PS3 under the “Select my School” menu option. A brochure with more details will be coming to you via backpack mail.

Interested in a winter film making camp? Follow these steps:

• Go to

• Enter Access Code schd2016 during checkout to receive a $50 discount

• Complete registration

All films made this February will be shown on the big screen during the 2017 festival!


If you need Day Camp during the Feb 8th holiday or Mid-Winter break, please visit this page and enroll now!

Our Camps are open to grades K-5 and offer neighborhood walks, field trips and multiple activities (sports, arts, science and recreation).

Optional Extras include Chess and Tennis.

Fun for all ages!


All PS3 families to a Pre-Kindergarten Information Session on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

Pre-Kindergarten Information Session

Monday, February 8, 2016

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Little Red School House Auditorium

272 Sixth Avenue at Bleecker Street 

Kay Cid, the NYC Department of Education’s Manhattan Borough Manager for Pre-K for All, will present and answer questions.  All children born in 2012 are eligible for free pre-kindergarten in NYC.

The evening is hosted by Community Board 2′s Schools & Education Committee and is a free event.  Children are welcome to attend.  (Last year, a handful of parents brought their children during the presentation.)

I know that February 8 is a public school holiday and Chinese New Year, but with winter break the following week and pre-k applications due March 4, we could not find another date.  For families that are unable to attend, also is hosting an event on Thursday, February 11, but it is not free and costs $32.64.  For details on this event, visit here.


CB 2 Pre K Info Session 2016