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Save PS3 from Governor Cuomo’s Education Plan

The governor’s new education budget will remove nearly all control of education from the hands of parents, teachers, and principals and put it in the hands of the state, resulting in “cookie cutter” schools whose teachers will be judged almost entirely on high stakes testing and outside metrics and evaluation, forcing them to “teach to the test.” Unless we do something about it NOW. The plan goes up for a vote BEFORE April 1.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

  • Flood your representatives with phone calls, emails, letters and faxes. Call, email, and write your elected officials.
  • Attend the “Protect Our Schools” event outside PS3 on Thursday, March 12 at 8:00am. As part of a citywide protest, PS3 parents, children and staff will form a hand-held human link around our school building.
  • Please wear an article of RED clothing or a RED accessory – as part of the “Wear Red for Public Ed,” a grassroots movement started by parents and teachers as a way to stand up for public education.
  • Sign our petition, written by fellow PS3 parents, when you see it in the lobby at drop-off.
  • Take a day off and get on a bus bound for Albany to protest Cuomo’s budget and rally: Wednesday, March 4th and March 11th.
  • Visit nyteacherletter.org and sign the letter to let your legislator know you disapprove of the law.
  • Post this issue on Facebook, tweet on Twitter – @NYGovCuomo, #protectourschools, #allkidsneed, #wearredforpubliced
  • Attend a PS3 Parent Action Committee (PAC) meeting, next scheduled for Wed. Mar. 18 after drop-off in the Parent Room. Email us at pac@ps3nyc.org to get more info and join our mailing list.

Please see the attached documents for more information and appeals from Lisa and the teachers of PS3. The Vote is April 1st, so let’s be heard as often and as loud as possible!

Lisa’s Appeal

Our Teachers’ Appeal for Change

What You Can Do to Stop It 

Whiskey & Wine Auction Pre-Party: Class Project Exhibition – Adults Only

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

Join us on Friday, March 6th at La Nacional for our Whiskey and Wine Auction Pre-Party.

Enjoy some wine, whiskey and paella, and get a sneak peek at some of the most coveted auction items, namely the kids’ beautiful Class Projects!

La Nacional
239 W. 14th St.

PS3til6 will offer CHILDCARE at PS3 from 6-10pm for $30. Register here: http://ps3nyc.org/afterschool/?page_id=362

(select the age-approrpriate registration button, and then follow the prompts until registration is complete).

*activities include Legos & Robotics, Arts & Crafts, Sports (basketball or soccer), games and movie screening(s).

VERY IMPORTANT: Given the timing of the event, families are asked to pack dinner (and/or nutritious snacks) for their children.
They will be dismissed from the Gymeteria between 9:45 and 10pm.
Parents/guardians picking up before 9:45pm should use the BUS Entrance on Hudson Street (top of the stairwell) and ring the bell.

Class Project Exhibition: Family Fun Day

Saturday, March 7, 2015: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us on Saturday March 7th for a fun day of hands-on art projects.

Light refreshments will be served and your kids will feel proud to see their work presented to all.

La Nacional
239 W. 14th St.

Free CPR Training

The Lenox Hill HealthPlex is pleased to offer the community Free CPR training classes.
Classes will be conducted by our staff at the HealthPlex.

Classes are limited to 15 participants. See schedule or attached PDF for details.
RSVP by email or call 347.802.7400.

CPR training flyer

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, March 18, 2015: 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday, March 19, 2015: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday – Afternoon Conferences (Half-Day)

Thursday – Evening Conference

Your child’s teacher may schedule different times than those listed here.
Be sure to check notes from your child’s teacher and also check outside the classroom door for a sign-up sheet.