Parenting in the Digital Age: Presentation and Conversation on Jan. 24

Did you know that children ages 8 to 18 spend more time with media than they do at school or with their parents?

If you answered “no,” you won’t want to miss hearing from Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, Executive Director of the National Association for Media Literacy Education, on Tuesday, January 24th, at 6:15pm in the PS3 Auditorium. Michelle will discuss the many ways — both positive and negative — in which media is impacting our children’s lives. Michelle will address social media, digital citizenship, and media literacy, and will offer tips on how to navigate parenting in this digital age. The various forms of media are a huge part of our kids’ lives. Let’s work together to prepare them for a successful life in today’s world.

Childcare and pizza for kids will be provided!

Brought to you by the PS3 PTA

Thank you from WITS Chef Lauren


To our WITS Community,

The 2016-2017 school year has been a busy one for me. My work as a WITS Chef bringing me to four different schools across Manhattan each week.

I am now in my third year at Mosaic Prep, and I have noticed this year that the lunch menu is accepted now more than ever. Kids are trying more menu items, even if they don’t recognize the food at first. Change happens over time, and especially in this school with many children in foster care and shelters, it is so vital to provide a hot meal that is both nutritious and delicious. It takes many committed school community members to encourage kids to get accustomed to new foods that will help them learn and grow.

This year, I’ve heard kids at all of my schools asking for specific items on the salad bar, like kale and hummus, and saying “Don’t yuck my yum” during tastings with Chef Partner Ivan Beacco. Hearing this lets me know that the students are becoming more receptive to eating healthfully and adopting habits that will last their entire lives.

None of this would be possible without help from supporters like you. Will you help me continue to provide wellness education to these students in 2017? Give the gift of wellness this holiday by clicking here.

Happy Holidays!

Lauren Nilsen

WITS Chef, Mosaic Prep, PS 3, PS 20, PS 7




PS3 would like to thank all the teachers, parents and children who ran, cheered and encouraged our runners this weekend in NYC’s Marathon. Bravo!!

Help The 3Fund “Giving Tree” Grow


We are looking forward to another great year at PS3! What makes our school so special is the way we all come together to ensure our children have an innovative and inspiring education. The 3FUND enables us to do this.

What is The 3FUND? The 3FUND is PS3′s annual fund campaign. It is our most cost-effective fundraising effort. 99% of your gift goes directly to supporting students. The 3FUND  fully pays for academic-support teachers, assistant teachers, music and clay programs, recess aides, classroom funds and a Science and Artists in Residence (SAIR) stipend for each class, healthy lunches, school-wide supplies and more! It costs $725 per student to provide this vital academic and enrichment programming.

What can you do? Give to The 3FUND! Whatever level gift you make is welcome and needed. But, please consider that $725 per student breaks down to just $15 a week or $60 per month. Becoming a monthly donor makes it easier to generously support our children.

You can sign up for monthly giving or make a one-time donation at Checks made out to PS3 SCC can be left with Raquel in the office.

This year we have built a 3FUND “Giving Tree” in the lobby. After you make your donation, look for a green envelope from us in your child’s homework folder. Inside you will find your “Giving Tree” leaf which we would like you and your kids to decorate, color, embellish, inscribe, or bedazzle any way that you see fit. When you’re done, you can place it back in the green envelope and drop it into the trunk of our “Giving Tree” in the lobby.  Then watch as the  3FUND “Giving Tree” grows with each and every donation – big, small, and in-between. Thank you again for your kind support and generosity.

NYC Schools Account

NYC Schools Account
With a NYC Schools account, you will be able to view your child’s attendance, test results, report card grades, and general student information in one of ten languages on a computer, phone or tablet. If you have already registered for an account, click here to sign in. To register for a NYC Schools Account, email Carrie, P.S. 3′s Parent Coordinator, at


Stick It to the Flu: Free Flu Shots

Take advantage of free flu shots for your whole family at Lenox Health Greenwich Village (LHGV), 30 7th Ave. between West 12th and West 13th Streets.

Thursday, Oct. 20, 3-6 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 4-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 4-7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 1-4 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 14, 1-4 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 17, 4-7 p.m.

No appointment is needed. More sessions will be added in December. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Wayne Kawadler, director government and community relations at Lenox Hill Hospital, MEETH and Lenox Health Greenwich Village: or (347) 802-7400.