Cheer on our marathoners Sunday!!

The official PS3 View Zone is mile 22 at Marcus Garvey Park.  Mile 22 is almost exactly in the center of the park at 122nd and 5th avenue.  Suggested arrival time is no later than 12:15 to set up and get kids into activities.  An outdoor game might be a good idea with parents rotating as supervisors.  The park has two kids playgrounds as well.
Look for this banner:
PS3 NYC Marathon Banner

Trick Or Treat For Unicef

If your child has not received a UNICEF box, but wants one, please download and print this  permission slip and return a signed copy to your teacher.

PS3 Halloween Parade

Friday, October 31, 2014: 8:45 am - 9:30 am

Just after drop-off, classes will gather for the PS3 Halloween Day Parade. Starting at the top of the building, teachers and students will work their way downstairs for a parade around the perimeter of the school (the route is usually grove to bleeker, bleeker to christopher, christopher back to school). Please make sure not to crowd the students so that they actually have room to parade. Also, if your child is wearing an elaborate costume s/he might need to change after the parade so please make sure to pack a change of clothes. Additionally, masks will ONLY be permitted during the parade, and not in the school proper.

PS3 Pumpkin Smash!!

Saturday, November 1, 2014: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Jack-o-Lantern Composting & Fun for Kids and Adults: Don’t let your pumpkin stink up your apartment.  Add it to the compost pile

 PS3 will be hosting the 2014 Pumpkin Smash- bring your Jack-o-Lantern, and help smash it up. At the end of the day, the pumpkin mash will go to the Lower East Side Ecology Center, and turn into fabulous compost to help Green our City. There will be seasonal craft projects for the kids, a story or two, Garden Day for the grown-ups, seed giveaways, and treats for all! Come learn more about what we grow, and how.

If you would like to volunteer for any part of it, please email  Brought to you by Citizen Grower, the NYC Compost Project, and Food, Grow, Play.

*Bring your cup for free coffee (a disposable cup will cost you)*

Food, Grow, Play

Wednesday, November 5, 2014: 8:30 am - 9:30 am

November is a one of those weird PS 3 months; the first two Tuesdays of the month there is no school.
We are going to change our usual schedule (meeting on the first Tuesday of the month) and meet
Wednesday, November 5th.

You know the drill- after drop off, in the gymnateria.

look forward to seeing you then!


Anna Rice-Yaffe
917 678 2345

SPCIEP (Supporting Parents of Children with IEPs)

Thursday, November 6, 2014: 8:30 am - 9:30 am

A bi-monthly support group for parents of children with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) to share resources, expertise, and idea.

All are welcome

The focus on November 6 will be on Social and Behavioral Support and we’ve invited 3 staff members to join us – Susan, Margaret, & Mirza.

We encourage you to attend, and to also please pass the word around to friends at the school who you think would benefit, whether or not their child has an IEP.

We Need Your Halloween Decorations

With Halloween coming up you may be eyeing some scary or gruesome props and decorations for your home or apartment building.  If you want to offload any of these things (or older stuff you’ve been storing for years) the Haunted Glenn could use them for next year’s Spring Fling. Make a spooky donation to the Glenn.  There are lots of Halloween sales in the next two weeks. Throw down a little cash and make a big improvement to the Haunted Glenn in the spring. Please bring them up to Emily Finer’s 303, or Stephanie’s 300 classroom after Halloween, and email Kim Youngberg so she will know to pick them up.  The more terrifying the better.  The Glenn could use some fresh (fake) blood, literally.

PAC (Parent Action Committee) Meeting

Wednesday, November 19, 2014: 8:30 am - 9:30 am

8:30am after drop-off. Room 408

Morning Bus

Dear PS 3, 

Is your bus running late in the morning?  
Well you can do something about it.   Write to the link below.
You might want to do it every time they are late and twice.  
There is an old saying the squeaky wheel gets the grease. 

Let’s squeak!! 

Here is the link to OPT (Office of Pupil Transportation)

Food, Grow, Play Presents:

Seed To Salad Bar!!
School grown vegetables in our Salad Bar
Did you know that during the growing season and according to availability, vegetables, fruit and herbs from the PS3 Woolly Pocket School Garden and the Battery Urban Farm are available at the cafeteria Salad Bar? Encourage your kids to eat local at lunch.