State Testing Information

Want to know more about the upcoming NYS ELA and Math tests? Click here for notes from the presentation given by Lisa and Katie (2/3 teacher).

Click here if you would like additional resources to prepare your child for the tests.

For copies of ELA and math test booklets for grades 3 through 8, please go to NY State Dept of Ed website. Please keep in mind that the teachers use these materials in the classroom and that this should be for parent reference only:

The 2017 testing dates are as follows:

ELA: Tues.-Thurs., March 28-30

Math: Tues.-Thurs., May 2-4

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