WiTS Update for April 2017

WiTS April Comunity Letter PS3

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May 1, 2017

Dear PS3 Partners & Community:

Hello everyone, I just want to update you on another great month! Earth Day was a huge success and I was so grateful to be invited to be a part of it! The different tables, the students participation and smiles were so nice to see. Everyone loved the WITS No Waste Salad. I roasted potato skins, used carrot shavings, red & green bell pepper scraps, broccoli stems, cucumber & tomato scraps and more! The kids were very interested to hear about the different veggie scraps used.

Our next and last WITS Labs for the year are the week of May 15th. This will be our Greens Lab, the kids will get to make different salad dressings and trying them with different greens. There will even be a fun fruit surprise with a yummy yogurt dip!

Our next Food Grow Play committee meeting will be May 3rd at 8:30am. Please join us if you can. There are always great ideas and your participation would be a huge help!

As always please reach out to me at any time.

All the best, Lauren Nilsen PS3 WITS Chef

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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 RKeatin@schools.nyc.gov.  

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.