February Community Letter - PS3


Bookmaking Workshop this Sunday at the GVAB Fair:

February 19th, 1-2 PM, PS3 Art Room

“Making Books with Kids”

You and your child can turn drawings & stories into finished books! Using common materials, Esther Smith, author and bookmaker, will teach children 6 and up how to make blank books to draw & write in, to make pop-up cards, and to transform their art into a finished products.

FREE with this coupon or with $5 admission to the Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair



Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair, Feb. 18-19

Greenwich Village Antiquarian BookfairWe’ve hosted the Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair since 1979, drawing dealers from all over the East Coast and hundreds of book lovers to PS3. PS3 parent volunteers make it run and proceeds go to the 3Fund.

Ways you can help:

• Cull your shelves and donate unwanted books to be sold at PS3’s booth. Leave them in the labelled box in the lobby.

• Distribute cards and posters to bookstores, libraries, galleries, and cafes in the five boroughs and beyond. Contact for cards and posters.

•Donate baked goods for the Cafe at the Fair — all proceeds go to PS3.

All families get a free ticket to the Feb. 18-19 event in backpack mail.



terence houlihan headshot

Ever wonder what’s going on in your kid’s brain? If your answer is, “Every hour of the day!” please join us for our next parent workshop. Terence Houlihan will do a presentation for parents on effective strategies for raising tweens in light of the latest research on adolescent development. Learn why they do the things they do, say the things they say and discover ways to manage your child’s adolescence successfully! And if your child isn’t a tween yet, he or she will be very soon!

For the past 20 years, Terence Houlihan has been a counselor and teacher to adolescents and counselors-in-training. He is also an international speaker who has presented to parents and delivered training seminars for teachers, counselors and principals on the developmental changes associated with adolescence.

Parent-Teacher Conferences, March 7 and March 8

Parent-teacher conferences provide a great opportunity for you to talk with your child’s teacher about what your child is learning at school and how you can support this learning at home.

Visit for parent-teacher conference resources.

At the conference, ask questions, such as:

  • What do you see as my child’s strengths?
  • Areas for growth?
  • Is my child on track to meet grade level standards by the end of the year?
  • What is my child expected to learn, know, and do at this grade level? How will my child be assessed?
  • Does my child show commitment to school?
  • What should my child do at home to support what is taking place in the classroom? How can I support my child’s learning at home?

During the school year, stay engaged with your child, by asking such questions as:

  • What are you studying? I don’t know much about that; can you help me understand?
  • When is your next test? How are you preparing for it?


It’s that time of year again! The PS3 Auction is upon us.  So to see the items to bid on please Click (

The more bids, the more money for our school. It’s that simple!

Share the link with your family & friends. Anyone can bid!

Also some of the items will be available to see in person during Wednesday & Friday of this week.

Bid High! Bid Often! Have Fun!

Ends Sunday, Feb 12  @ 9PM