First Mixed Vocal Arts Seminar – Special Guest: Bruce

Hi PS3 families!  I will be part of the 1st Mixed Vocal Arts Seminar, teaching Scat vocal techniques this Sunday, February 1st.  Details and ticket information below.  Meantime, here’s a little something you can SCAT to:


“Coffee Catch”

Monday, February 2, 2015: 8:30 am - 9:30 am

caffeine-community_smallCoffee Catch: (n.) \?ko?-f? ?kach\ – The gathering of parents around  coffee urns in the gymeteria – happens the first Monday every month. Stop by, drink free coffee, chat with fellow parents.


Friday, March 20, 2015: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

You can make this year’s AUCTION FOR THE ARTS a huge success. The more items we have the more money we can raise, so we’re asking for your help. We’re looking for UNIQUE EXPERIENCES that only our unique parents can find:

  • “Behind the Scenes” tours
  • Chef for an evening
  • Weekend homes/Getaways
  • Live Entertainment tickets

Forms and donations (found in pink envelopes all over the school! and downloadable) can be mailed to PS3, handed to Raquel in the office, or emailed to


Special PAC Meeting to follow up on Ravitch Testing Forum

Wednesday, February 4, 2015: 8:30 am - 10:00 am
After reviewing data from our Testing Forum, PAC has determined that most energy has galvanized around 3 topic areas:
  1. Identifying and supporting alternate assessment models;
  2. Refusal (a/k/a “Opting Out”) and its implications;
  3. Protecting teachers.

We will hold a special PAC meeting on Wed. Feb. 4 at 8:30am in Parent Room to develop strategies around these 3 topics and gauge the level of community interest. This is a crucial meeting. If you do not attend, we cannot move forward with our efforts!

PS 3 Talent Show

Friday, February 6, 2015: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Your Kid has T-A-L-E-N-T (and it will be EPIC)

Friday, Feb 6th (not this Friday but NEXT Friday) from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, come, laugh, applaud (talk, socialize…) in the PS3 auditorium.


Keep Your Phone Away from the Chimps, Please

Monday, January 26, 2015 - Friday, January 30, 2015

Cleo – a 3rd grader from Emily Finer’s class – is asking you to recycle your cellphones and other mobile devices (tablets, iPods, etc). What you might not know is that many electronics contain valuable minerals, including gold, tin, tungsten and tantalum (coltan). Some of these minerals are only found in the Congo Basin, and are extracted from the area that has one of the largest intact populations of chimpanzees. To stop people from destroying their habitats, we need to recycle phones.

Boxes will be in the school lobby this entire week so don’t forget to drop your device off!

Sponsored by the Jane Goodall Institute, Roots and Shoots, and PS 3 students