Wellness in the Schools is having their annual benefit on May 13.
Click on the link for more information - events
Yes, it is here. We are now officially out of school until April 23, Wednesday.
I hope that you all have a restful and enjoyable break with your children.
Do the survey now!
Parents and teachers -
Call the Survey Hotline at 1-800-690-8603 for your number to get do the survey.
Then go to:
www.nycschoolsurvey.org & put in your number (password), and fill out the form – takes maybe 5 minutes.
If you have any other questions, call Terry at 347-563-5304.
Friday, April 11, 2014: 8:00 am - 8:15 am
Call to action this Friday from Lisa and other District 2 principals!
April 7, 2014
Dear P.S. 3 Families,
As you know, our community has had vigorous discussions about both the value of the Common Core Learning Standards and the currently mandated high stakes NYS testing. While I find much of value in the Common Core Standards, I have said openly and repeatedly that I thought that last year’s tests were poorly constructed and did not accurately assess students’ academic progress in relation to these standards. This year, unfortunately, the NYS tests were even worse than last year. Numerous conversations with teachers have confirmed these perceptions.
Parents and teachers – If you lost your survey – Call the Survey Hotline at 1-800-690-8603 & they will help.
You will get a number & can go online to: www.nycschoolsurvey.org
This survey is very important & completely confidential. It is your direct participation in the ranking of our school. This survey helps school leaders understand what the school community has to say about the learning environment at each school.
This year we have an A. You can help us keep the A, by doing the survey.
If you have any other questions, call Terry at 347-563-5304.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014: 10:15 am - 11:15 am
The Surest way to bring on Spring?
SPRING FLING MEETING – Wed., April 9
Just thinking about it makes the daffodils bloom.
WHEN: Saturday, May 10th 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
WHERE: PS3 and Grove St.
WHAT: Bouncers, facepaint, food, music, Haunted Glen, art and more = FUN!
Spring Fling Lovers – Let’s meet
Hear more, we had a brainstorming meeting on today just to talk about what’s already planned and any clever ideas you have.
Then relax and go on Spring Break — and The Fling will be full throttle in May.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
This Wednesday, April 9- at lunch and recess
Join us Earth Day– help with the soup tasting, making seed balls, seed planting, origami, and wind mills!
Photo Booth Pictures
Check out the awesome photo booth pictures. Buy yours by Friday and get FREE SHIPPING. Also,70% of the proceeds go to PS3:
All Raffle Winners – PlayDate, Letterman, Perfect Picnic – have been selected, notified and posted in the lobby.
- E-gift certificates will be emailed to you
- Physical Gift Certificates can picked up in the lobby after drop-off (8:35am) Wednesday, Thursdayand Friday of this week
- If you won a physical item, you will be emailed separately to coordinate pick-up
Final Auction Numbers will be sent later this week, but we really rose to the occasion and everyone should feel proud!
The Auction was a fabulous night!! Hmmmm…I wonder what will pop up next at PS 3. Wait, did somebody say POP UP!!!!!
That’s right, it’s time to clean out your closets for the PS 3 Pop Up shop. Clothes can be dropped off in the mornings starting after Spring Break in the gymateria or you can bring them up to the parent room.
We are accepting new and gently used women’s clothes and accessories. So round up those things you haven’t worn in awhile…clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry… As a guideline of what we will take, think Banana Republic or higher. As always we will need a whole bunch of volunteers to make this happen. We need help collecting clothes and sorting, help in the store and then help after breaking it down. If you are interested in helping us out email PS3sandra@gmail.com
. We always have a blast running the store!
Sandra and Gina
***we are on the hunt for space for this years store….so if you know of a spot please email us!***
Thursday, April 10, 2014: 4:00 pm - Tuesday, April 8, 2014 5:30 pm
Dear friends,Here is the final flyer with the correct info. I know there is a big demonstrationon Friday AM but I hope you can get parents out for this one on Thursday.
The CEC/Citywide Working Group is a coalition of District and Citywide Education Councils across New York City. We, along with numerous other public school parent and pro-public education groups, will be convening a rally on the steps of the New York Public Library on 5thAvenue and 41stStreet at 4:00PM this Thursday, April 10th (please note the correct time and location). We will then march to Governor Cuomo’s office, 633 Third Ave at 40th Street.
The rally has been called in the face of last week’s budget provisions which promote the pitting of parents against parents and the willful destruction of public education in New York City by Governor Cuomo and the New York State Senate, all at the direction of the hedge fund run charter school lobby.
This mandate from Albany forces NYC to:
· Offer public school building space to all new charter schools that request it;
· Pay rent for space for charter schools if we cannot find a suitable public school space;
· Accommodate expansion of already co-located charter schools;
· Give authority for charter schools to consent or appeal spaces offered to them; and
· Increase per pupil funding for charter school students while the Campaign for Fiscal Equity money was eliminated.
This represents a huge unfunded mandate to NYC, with no fiscal impact mentioned, and a two-tiered education system that favors charter schools while reducing resources to public schools.
We ask that you mobilize your parents, your students, your community members to attend this historic rally. Attached is a flyer with information, and multiple ways of reaching rally organizers, as well as some points of interest about our cause. Please contact us with any questions or information as soon as possible at SaveNYCSchools@gmail.com.
Thank you in advance for your support of public education and all our children. We know you are bombarded with many invitations, but this rally will prove to our legislators that we stand as one.
Like “Save NYC Public Education” on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/savenycpubliceducation).
The CEC/Citywide Working Group
Supporting organizations (list in formation)
Alliance for Quality Education (AQE)
Brooklyn New School PAC
Change the Stakes
Class Size Matters
New York Communities for Change (NYCC)
New York Lawyers for Public interest
Parent Leaders of Upper Eastside Schools (PLUS)
Partnership for Student Advocacy