December-June school calendar

Find the dates for the second half of the year here:

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Order School Photos–RETAKES are now available

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Order your child’s school photos for a beautiful reminder of childhood days! Order deadline extended to January 10, 2018. Free shipping to PS3!!!


  1. VISIT
    • PS3 + First 3 Letters of First name + First 3 Letters of Last Name (e.g. Victoria Jones = PS3VicJon)
    • Click on “Buy Now” (lower right).
    • Select a package, print, or product.
    • Click an image and add to cart.
    • Please double check your order before submitting. We are unable to modify an order that has already been submitted. Prints and product offerings are subject to change after the deadline.


    • There is one class photo per class and it can be purchased online, however, a preview is not available.


    • To add a sibling to an order, click “Change Gallery” in the upper left corner of the page. Enter the new online code and click “View Gallery.”


    • We’ll crop your images based on print size. For specific cropping requests, add a note at check out. You can select retouching for stray hairs, stains, glass glare, and blemishes for a fee per image.


    • Free shipping to school for all orders received by the deadline. After deadline, shipping/handling fees apply to all orders. Your orders will ship about two weeks after the deadline.


    • Phone (212) 995-9379 ext 1
    • Email Please include the school and student name.

Congrats to our PS 3 Chess Players

Our talented fifth-grade chess players–Maria Poulos-Chachere, Theodore Poulos-Chachere, and Siddhartha “Sid” Mutha–won second place in the Reserve (K-12 Under 1500), a fiercely competitive section for the highest-rated players at the 2017 CIS Veterans’ Day Chess Tournament hosted at PS11 on Saturday, Nov. 11. The trio outperformed teams with four or more players, in an unprecedented victory, as it almost always takes at least four players to gain enough points for a section team win. First place in the category went to a high school with four players.

Maria, one of the nation’s top 25 10-year-old girl United States Chess Federation (USCF) rated players, also won all four games, tying for first place in the Reserve (K-12 Under 1500) individual standings.

Chess in the Schools (CIS) fosters the intellectual and social development of youth through chess education, and offers free tournaments throughout the city for every youth player.

PS3 at the NYC Marathon

Marathon_2017Since 2012, the PS3 Marathon Team has been running NYC and raising money for PS3. Every year, 10 fearless parents train for 20 weeks and take on the 26.2 mile race through the streets of New York.

This year the team welcomes a very special member! Isaac Mercado, our amazing safety agent, decided that keeping our kids safe wasn’t enough, so he signed up to run and fundraise for PS3!

Please show your support to the team by donating here:

Newest MAL member

Gloria Chew is our newest member of the PTA Exec Board, elected at the October 2017 meeting. She is the mother of two daughters–Eliza, in Sabrina’s kindergarten class, and Cecilia, who will hopefully join her big sister next year at PS3 for Pre-K. Gloria looks forward to establishing new roots at PS3 and collaborating with the families, teachers and administration to make this the best school year yet.

Bill Gerstel Music Scholarship for 4th/5th graders

 Bill Gerstel fingers with ringsA group of PS3 parents created a musical scholarship to honor the spirit of Bill Gerstel, a PS3 dad who spent many years serving within our school. The mission of the Bill Gerstel Music Scholarship is to provide the opportunity each summer for a musically gifted PS3 4th or 5th grader to attend the Bandwriting Collective Summer Program.

If your 4th or 5th grader is interested in this scholarship but has not received a questionnaire from Bruce in music class, please contact your class parent who will get you the form.

Read more about the Bill Gerstel Scholarship.

Read more about the Bill Gerstel Music Scholarship Bandwriting Collective.