New Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

Dear families,

Please make note of the following adjustments to our  arrival and dismissal procedures, beginning Thursday, September 14.


• Starting on Thursday, only PK, K and 1st grade families will enter the building at arrival time.

• Starting on Thursday, 2nd and 3rd grade students (not adults) will enter the building through the “mosaic doors” on Hudson Street (up the steps and close to Grove Street).

• 4th and 5th grade students will continue to enter through the mosaic doors as in the past.

• All students are welcome in the Gymeteria starting at 7:55 a.m. They may eat breakfast or sit and chat until the school day starts.

  • PreK/K/1 adults may sit with their children.
  • All 2/3 students who are not eating should sit at their line-up spots.
  • At 8:15, PK/K/1 and 4/5 students should go to their classrooms.

Yellow PS 3 Family IDs

At Meet the Teacher Night on Wed., each family will receive two PS 3 Family IDs (key ring passes). These are for arrival and dismissal only.

  • These must be shown by adults for entry at arrival (PK/K/1) and dismissal (all grades). Replacement or additional passes may be purchased from the office.
  • Adults without passes must sign in at the security desk.


Adults in all grades must show their PS 3 Family IDs or sign in at the security desk.

PreK, K and 1st grade adults must sign their child out with the teacher.

Arrival-Dismissal FAQs



Free school lunch for all

school lunchThis year, school lunch will be free for all students. Please click here to read the Chancellor’s letter explaining this new policy.


First Day of School!

The first day of school is Thursday, September 7, 2017.

School doors open for breakfast at 7:55. All students and parents should enter through the main doors on Hudson Street for the first day of school.

K/1 families should proceed up to the classroom at 8:15 a.m.
2/3 families should wait in the Gymeteria.
4/5 families should wait in the Auditorium.
Beginning at 8:15 a.m., teachers will assemble to meet your children.
Dismissal is at 2:40 p.m. except for our K students, who will be dismissed at 11 a.m. on Thursday and Friday.
We will hold an informal orientation for new parents after drop-off on Thursday morning. This is primarily for parents who were unable to attend our June orientation or who registered over the summer.
We are very excited to welcome you back!

NYS test scores

The New York State test scores (grades 3-5) for the 2016-17 school year should be posted to your child’s NYC Schools account on Tuesday, August 22.

PS 3 ’til 6 afterschool fall registration is open





Dear Friends -

We are happy to announce that Fall Semester enrollment is open.

Sign up here, and sign up in August for best rates!

As always, our curriculum is ambitious – sports, visual arts, performance, foreign languages, chess, cooking, science, technology, gardening – and includes great new options such as Tech Wizards, FacePainting Art, Flamenco Dance, Acting Workshop, Spy Kids, and others.

Please consult the Enrichment section of our website for class descriptions:

We hope you will be excited about the afterschool options and look forward to seeing everyone in September. In the meantime, please drop us a line if you have questions or need help with registration.

Best wishes for the continuation of a great summer!

Your Friendly Village Kids Team



Need Day Camp in August? You can still sign up for Summer DropIn Day(s).

See our Fall Calendar for key dates, including upcoming Camps (Sept 21-22).

2017-18 School Calendar

Click PS3 Calendar 2017-18 to see important dates for next year.