Admissions update

Incoming Kindergarten families:

Welcome! If you received a letter from the Department of Education with a K placement at P.S. 3, we are thrilled to welcome you. We will be sending out emails with the details about registration. 

If you do not receive a registration email by March 14, please contact Raquel Keating at  

2017-18 School Calendar (official DOE version)

The DOE has released next year’s school calendar. Find it here.



WITS update

February Community Letter - PS3

Chancellor’s Letter on Immigration

Please read the Chancellor’s letter on immigration here and FAQs on immigration here.

As always, and regardless of events swirling around us, PS3 strives to remain a kind and caring community, where our students, families and staff do our best to treat each other with love and respect.

NY Int’l Children’s Film Festival 2017

filmfestivalTickets are selling quickly to the NY Int’l Children’s Film Festival 2017 (February 24 – March 19th), which will be showcasing the best new films for ages 3-18. The Festival is packed full of fantastic film programs for your family and, even better, PS3 earns $3 back for every ticket you purchase!

Celebrate the best new international films through the Festival’s wildly popular short film programs in addition to special events including the Opening Night film Revolting Rhymes (based on Roald Dahl’s re-imagined fairy tales) and Centerpiece Screening Born in China from Disneynature, plus the heartwarming and delightful Mr. Frog (Anna van der Heide, Netherlands) - all alongside many other terrific feature film selections.

To buy tickets and raise money for PS3 simply:

1.      Go to

2.      Select “PS3 John Melser Charrette School” from the “Select My School” Menu (IMPORTANT!!!!)

3.      Purchase tickets

PopUp Shop at PS3

The PopUp Shop is a school-based resale store where we sell lightly used and/or new, high-end clothes that parents donate. It’s a terrific and fun fundraiser for PS3.

Please put donations of new or lightly used designer clothing in the big box in the lobby (same one that was used for the Coat Drive).

What we take:

WOMEN’S CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES: New or gently used and J.Crew quality or higher. So, no OLD NAVY, H&M, TARGET, FOREVER 21 etc. We love these brands as much as the next person, but we can’t resell them for any money. Also, no ripped or heavily stained items please.

MEN’S CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES: New or Gently Used High End Designer…think Paul Smith and up.

CHILDREN: New with tags only!!!!!

We will have more info soon and of course will need volunteers.

If you want to help out please email Also, email if you would like a receipt for your donation for tax purposes.