Principal's Message:

       Let me take this opportunity to welcome all parents and children to the P. S. 3 Family. I do hope that everyone enjoyed a restful summer. In the upcoming school year, we will be faced with many changes and new challenges, but the staff and I will remain committed to our focus on student learning.

        In order to ensure that "all students succeed", academically and socially, and learn to make sound decisions, we are committed to providing an educational foundation that will equip and prepare our students to become lifelong learners. The continued implementation of performance standards has our staff engaged in collaborative planning and maximizing strategies to ensure student learning.The staff and I welcome parents as our partners in supporting the academic and social programs in our school. I look forward to a year in which each student records academic gains and finds a welcome niche within the P. S. 3 family.

        Now that all parents were given the opportunity to meet their child's teachers at the Meet and Greet no parent will be allowed in the lunchroom, breakfast room or auditorium as of Monday, September 29, 2014. I’d like to remind parents that Tuesday afternoons from 2:35-3:50 are set aside to provide time for you to meet with your child’s teacher. If this is not convenient, please arrange to make an appointment at a mutually agreed upon time.Please do not interrupt the flow of instruction by speaking to teachers as they leave lineup. Thank you for your cooperation.

    Our annual Back to School BBQ, organized by our Parent Coordinator,Ms. Harris, was successfully held on Saturday, September 20thWe’d like to thank Pastor Hawkins, PlayWorks and their corporate sponsor, the Laureus Foundation, Harris Penske, the PTA, and staff members, Ms. Costagliola, Ms. Edwards-Hall, Ms. Walker, Ms. Anaman, Mr. Mohney, Mr. Cooper,Ms. North and from our custodial staff,Mr. Abraidi, for their donations and participation.

Educationally yours,

Kristina Beecher


The Leader in Me Symposium

Ms. Walters, Mr. Abdullah, Ms. Ayler, Mr. Lawrence and selected students, synergized their creative forces, and presented a collaboration of dancing, singing, instrument playing and recitation related to the Seven Habits of Leadership. This included third graders creating and singing Ms. Mary Mack as a Seven Habits format. They also performed their fantastic can dance. Click link to read the full story.

Robotics Club:

            The Robotics Club meets every Wednesday and Thursday, from 2:35pm-4:15pm. The Club is under the supervision of Ms. McCord and Ms. Lawson.

            We wish them all the success in the world as they compete with other NYC schools!!


PS 3 School Calendar

From the Classrooms:

            Class 3-224, under the supervision of their teacher, Ms. Eure, is hard at work learning to prepare for their first State Common Core test. Establishing routine and rigor is the current focus!

            Unfortunately due to the summer classroom shuffle, Ms. McCord and her new 5th grade class lost their worm composting bin.  But, Donors Choose saved the day!  With their gift of a new composting bin and 500 Red Wigglers, Class 5-326 is looking forward to helping grow P.S. 3's Organic Garden.  Hurry up Spring!

            Grade 5 students hit the ground running as they prepare to leave P. S. 3 for middle school. There will be a Middle School Fair at MS 113 on Tuesday, September 30. Flyers have been distributed!

            Please be sure to speak to one of the fifth grade teacher if you have any questions regarding the Middle School Articulation Process: Ms. Costagliola, Ms. DeLeon, Ms. McCord and Mr. Waldron.


Reading Partners is thrilled to be a part of the P.S. 3 community! 

            Reading Partners is a national nonprofit dedicated to transforming struggling young readers into confident readers who are excited about learning. Click Link for Full Story

 Welcome to the P. S. Family:

            We welcome Ms. Ford to the

P. S. 3 Family! Ms. Ford will be teaching our Kindergarten Dual Language French-English Program. (K-221)

            Ms. Ford comes to us with over 18 years teaching experience having taught in various educational programs in District 17. She earned both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts Degrees from Brooklyn College and is a native French speaker. She currently lives in Brooklyn, loves to read and travel!

            Welcome to the P. S. 3 Family!


Special Activities

Carnival 2015:

            P. S. 3’s Annual Carnival Day has been scheduled for Friday, June 5, 2015!


Senior Corner:

            The Senior Trip to Holiday Hill, CT, has been scheduled for Wednesday,June 3, 2015. It will be by invitation only. Parents will receive more information at the November Parent Teacher Conferences.