PS3 Holiday Bazaar Fundraiser – Call for Artisans and Bakers

Are you a crafter or artisan who wants to offer your goods at the first ever PS3 Holiday Bazaar on 12/13/14? Jewelers, home goods designer, clothing designers, all our welcomed. We have more than 20 vendors confirmed, plus a PS3 Cafe. Please bring your baked goods day of. PS3 students, too are invited to sell their crafts: knitted scarves, finger puppets, jewelry. Proceeds will benefit PS3. Email Amy Richards on and/or Stephanie Green on to learn more.

Donate Your New and As New Books

The library committee is now accepting New and As New Books in a few subjects.  Donations should go directly to Jessica in the library.  Please know that children are asking specifically for these subjects:

  • Greek Mythology (any level)
  • Graphic Novels (any level)
  • Girl Themed Level 1 Readers (not chapter books); Fairies, Friends, Pets, Disney, and Barbie
  • Level 1: Lego (Lego City, Star Wars, Lego Movie, etc)

Pop-Up Shop

This year we will be collecting clothes and accessories throughout the year. For now we are accepting women’s clothing, and accessories (shoes, purses, jewelry…) Please make sure items are in good condition and think J. Crew or higher in quality. Items can be brought right to room 408 at drop off or pick up. Please label bags “Pop Up” in the event that 408 is locked and you need to leave them outside the 408 door. If you have any questions please email And…look out for future Pop-Up Shop updates!

Toy Drive Begins

Monday, December 8, 2014: 8:30 am - 9:00 am

During the week of December 8th, we will be collecting brand new toys to distribute to homeless children through Coalition for the Homeless.

This year, more than 25,000 children will wake up in NYC homeless shelters. While losing one’s home is difficult for anyone, it is devastating for a child – who must cope with the loss of friends, familiar surroundings and prized possessions. By donating a brand new gift for a homeless girl or boy, you can help make the holidays just a little bit brighter for those who need it most!

Click here to view their wish list.


Coat Drive Begins

Monday, December 15, 2014: 8:30 am - Friday, December 19, 2014 9:00 am

During the week of December 15th, we will be collecting new and gently used coats for NYCares.  Coats are distributed to homeless men, women. and children, and the working poor.

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Lost and Found Needs Some Fixin’

And here’s how you can help!! Grab a Sharpie and LABEL your child’s clothes:

  • Coats
  • Sweaters
  • Lunch Boxes
  • Water Bottles
  • Hats
  • Gloves/Mittens/Scarves

with NAME and ROOM NUMBER. Or, you can also purchase labels from Name Bubbles (Put your child’s Name & Room Number in the Bubble and it will be easily seen).   These labels are dishwasher / laundry safe, waterproof and durable.  Better yet, PS3 receives 20% of all purchases if you use code: PS3PTA15 (all caps). If labelled, Lost and Found Volunteers will return your items to the classroom once a week.

This message has been brought to you by: Vision Zero Lost Hoodies


Library Programs for Families

Programs coming up at the Hudson Park Library that may be of interest to PS 3 families. Please help spread the word!


Morning Bus

Dear PS 3, 

Is your bus running late in the morning?  
Well you can do something about it.   Write to the link below.
You might want to do it every time they are late and twice.  
There is an old saying the squeaky wheel gets the grease. 

Let’s squeak!! 

Here is the link to OPT (Office of Pupil Transportation)

Food, Grow, Play Presents:

Seed To Salad Bar!!
School grown vegetables in our Salad Bar
Did you know that during the growing season and according to availability, vegetables, fruit and herbs from the PS3 Woolly Pocket School Garden and the Battery Urban Farm are available at the cafeteria Salad Bar? Encourage your kids to eat local at lunch.

Let’s Keep Our Children Healthy!

Some serious viruses are going around and precautions are our best defense against the spread of disease.  While some of these basic routines might seem obvious to you, younger children still struggle so it is important to continue teaching:

  1. Hand Washing: Use soap (not antibacterial sanitzer!) and wash for 20 seconds.
  2. Nose Blowing: Tissues should be used!
  3. Coughing and/or sneezing into the inner elbow!