Parent-Teacher Conferences, Nov. 2 and Nov. 3

We look forward to seeing parents at Parent-Teacher Conferences on November 2 and 3! Please sign up with your teacher for a time to meet and discuss your child’s academic, social and emotional goals.

Here are some questions to consider asking your child’s teacher, and some suggestions for making the conference productive:

* What is my child expected to learn, know, and do at this grade level ?
* What does my child do well, and what does he or she struggle with? Can you give me examples?
* How do you know when my child is making progress and when he/she needs additional help?
* What are you doing to support and motivate him/her?
* How do you challenge my child when he/she is doing well at something?
* How do you support my child when he/she needs extra help?
* What does my child get excited about learning?
* What can I do at home to support him/her?
* Are there programs or services in the community that could also help my child?
* How many days of school has my student missed or arrived late?
In the classroom/school: 
* Does my child seem engaged or happy at school?
* Has he/she made friends?
* How does my child get along with classmates and adults?
* Does my child participate in class discussions and group activities?
* Are there times when my child is more or less engaged?
Parent Tips:
* Always remember to share your own thoughts and feelings about your child.
* Describe what you see as your child’s strengths and areas for growth.
* State any important information that might help your child’s teacher better understand your child’s approaches to learning, strengths, challenges, and interests.
* Explain where you think your child needs more support.


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.


PS3 is saddened to announce the passing of our former parent and PTA President, dear friend and generous spirit, Bill Gerstel. He was known to many as a musician and drum teacher, reading partner, leader of movie nights and Field Day, and so much more. His shock of red hair, bejeweled fingers and wild sense of fashion will live on in our hearts.

Camille Helene-Habacker, friend and PS3 mom

Introducing Carrie Reynolds, PS3 Parent Coordinator

Carrie Reynolds


Carrie will be a first point of contact for all questions regarding your child’s experience and education at PS3. She is going to be a great liaison between families and the office and will connect you with a relevant staff member when necessary.

From Carrie: “I’m thrilled to be at this wonderful school. As the parent of two teenage girls, ages 13 and 16, I have logged many years as a PTA president and volunteer in District 3 schools, and I’m passionate about helping parents and families improve their school experience. I’ve already met a number of parents, guardians and babysitters, and I look forward to meeting everyone over the coming weeks.”

If you haven’t already, you’re likely to see Carrie’s smiling face around school. Please visit her in Room 408, call her extension (212-691-1183 x2), or email her at with any questions, concerns, or suggestions, or just to chat.

MyLibraryNYC for PS3


The New York Public Library has a special relationship with PS 3 families. All PS 3 children are able to have fine-free borrowing on books (late fees still apply to DVDs). If your child already has a library card, go to any NYPL branch and tell the librarian that he/she goes to PS 3. They will switch the privileges on the card. If your family doesn’t have a card, fill out an application at the library (Hudson Park Library at 66 Leroy St. is closest to PS 3) and get one today!