Monday, June 1, 2015: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Thank you to the more than 125 people who attended the May 11 unveiling of the 75 Morton plans.  For pictures of 75 Morton, please see coverage in DNAinfo.


  • TOP ISSUES:  We heard loud and clear the issues that are first and foremost on parents’ minds:  timing of principal selection and programming, school size, admissions, building design (gymatorium and cafeteria flexibility, lockers, playground, green roof, etc.), school-based health clinic, and District 75 programming.


  • GET INVOLVED NOW:  Working backwards from a Fall 2017 opening and Fall 2016 admissions season, the time to provide input and build community consensus is now!


  • JUNE 1st 75 MORTON COMMUNITY ALLIANCE MEETING:  This is a working meeting for parents, school representatives and community leaders who want to get involved in needs assessment and setting the agenda for the fall 2015 75MCA envisioning meeting.  Please share the attached flyer with parents in your school.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP at


Make Your Mark on 75 Morton

Hosted by the:

75 Morton Community Alliance

Monday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m.

P.S. 33, 281 Ninth Avenue, Auditorium

Between 26th and 28th


That’s right …the Pop Up Shop is coming back! Starting this week (as in tomorrow!) We will be collecting clothing in the gymateria at drop off on Monday and Wednesday mornings. We will collect until about 8:40. On other days and other times, you can simply bring the items to the parent room (408). If dropping in 408, please write Pop Up on the bag so it’s put in the right place. If you have lot’s of stuff and need help lugging…email me and we can arrange a time.

What We Accept
We accept new and gently used women’s clothing and accessories (shoes, purses, jewelry…). Please make sure things are in good condition and please don’t drop off Old Navy/Target/HandM… We don’t really get anything on the resale of that. So, think J. Crew all the way to Chanel. Cool vintage finds are also great! And hangers…we always need hangers!! What about men’s clothing? We haven’t made a decision on that yet…depends on space. So for right now, women’s stuff only.


Chocolate vs Vanilla, Puppies vs Kittens. Go collect all of the spare change and small bills you have hidden in the sofa and let your opinions be known.

Next week a brave PS3 parent will be standing outside at drop off asking for your donations to help our wonderful school. Last year we raised 1200$.

A few of the votes will be the same but many are new so come to school every morning with a big bag of money and support the school and the coin drive.

All proceeds go to the PTA.

PS3 ONLINE FINE ART AUCTION – Bidding Starts Now, 5/14!

Have you been searching for that perfect artwork to hang on that still bare wall? Maybe you just
need something to refresh your home decor? Or maybe you simply feel compelled to continue supporting PS3. Whatever the reason, come check out the PS3 Online Fine Art Auction at starting today, 5/14 through 5/29.

This year’s auction features works by:
Chris Stein
Jules Feiffer
Kenny Scharf
Lawrence Weiner
Steve Powers
Stephen Hall
Emilie Clark
and many other PS3 supporters

Tell your friends and family to place their bids before closing on 5/29. And please do share on social media. The cool thing about buying art at the PS3 Fine Art Auction is that it benefits you and PS3!

Nada truck


Tuesday, May 26, 2015: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

On Tuesday, May 26th in the LIBRARY (room 311) 4th and 5th grade students AND THEIR PARENTS are invited to view and participate in PS3′s first “WORDSLAM” event. This is like a poetry slam, but may include original short stories, prose, or short excerpts from longer works as well. This event will run from 5pm to 7pm in order to allow those in afterschool and parents to attend. Students should be encouraged to practice reading their work out loud into a microphone (a pretend one is fine) beforehand. Nut-free snacks and refreshments will be available. Adults will also be allowed to perform their original work, but have a reading/speaking limit of one and a half minutes.

Rules are: Respect the work. No cells unless for photos, No talking, calling out, no entering or leaving in the middle of someone’s work, snapping to show appreciation. High snaps to show high appreciation.


Friday, May 29, 2015: 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Join Community Education Council District 2 President Shino Tanikawa for an informal but no less informative dialog. On the agenda is how parents can at the outset get involved in the development of the exciting new District 2 Middle School at 75 Morton Street, officially opening in the Fall of 2017. Integral to the ultimate success of that is the trajectory of the debate on admission criteria now under way. Shino will share information to get you up to speed. (Meeting set for 5/29 at 8:30 AM inside the Gymteria )