P.S. 3 News

Students of the Month!

PreK:                            Mia Chedeville

Kindergarten:               Jamila Chanim

Grade   1:                     Ashley Ferdinand

Grade 2:                       Nafisa Fairooz

Grade 3:                       Adja Diop

                                    Ashley Soto

Grade 4:                       Ibraham Ba


Congratulations and keep up the good work!

Principal's Message

As we bring this year to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the parents and staff for supporting our efforts throughout the school term. I would especially like to thank the children for all of their hard work and bright smiles. Every year I grow and learn along with you and it has been quite a pleasurable experience! I ask that the students read every day during the summer months in order to continue to build their stamina. Information regarding on-line activities in E.L.A. and Math will follow. Click link for full message.

We are delighted to inform the Bedford Stuyvesant Community that
P.S. 3 is poised to open a French-English Kindergarten Class next September. Please click on the links below to learn more.

French Dual Language Program

Nous sommes très heureux d’informer la Communauté de Bedford Stuyvesant que P.S. 3 se prépare à ouvrir une classe de Kindergarten Français-Anglais en Septembre prochain. Ce programme existe déjà dans plusieurs écoles à travers le pays et à New-York en particulier.

Programme Bilingue Français/Anglais

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.

Grades 3-5 Visit a Performance of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s 

Grades 3-5 recently traveled to Hunter College to attend a free performance by the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. The orchestra performed two special pieces which were accompanied by puppeteers who brought the music to life with life size puppets and creations designed from cardboard boxes! A great time was had by all! Thank you to Mr. Mohney for organizing this special trip


PS 3 School Calendar

Leadership Day 2014

P. S. 3 recently celebrated its first annual Leadership Day! All students and staff were engaged in activities promoting their leadership qualities as well as demonstrating that everyone has a “Leader in Me”! Parents were invited to participate in the festivities as well!

Class 5-322, under the supervision of their teachers Mr. Waldron and Ms. Forde, raised $196 selling student-made necklaces, etc., to staff, students and parents. The students donated all of their earnings to St. Jude’s Hospital. Job well done!

Penny Harvest

P.S. 3 has had a ball participating in Penny Harvest this year. Penny Harvest was created by Common Cents to help children make the world a better place by introducing them to the power of philanthropy and service. The entire school community participated in the collection if pennies to help a good cause. Click link to read the full story.

Second Graders Swim for Life

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, in collaboration with the N.Y.C. Department of Education, the YMCA of greater New York and Asphalt Green, sponsor the Swim for Life program. Click link to read full story.

From the Classrooms:
Class 5-328 and their teacher, Ms. Costagliola, have been very busy outside of the classroom. They recently participated in a nature hike through Staten Island’s Greenbelt as they observed the various ecosystems, created paints the old-fashioned medieval way at The Morgan Library and created 3-D sculptures at The Museum of Arts & Design! Shout outs to the parents who accompanied the students on their adventures: Mrs. Niang, Dr. Cyrus, Mr. Antoine, Ms. Begum and Ms. Gallman.


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



STEM Expo 2014

Congratulations to Nya Gasowski, Azja Griffin and Masarrah Abdur-Rahman of Class 4-307 and Daniel Christie,

Class 5-328 who recently represented P. S. 3 at Community School District 13 STEM Expo! Congrats!

From the Arts Department

Students involved in MoCADA’s Artists-in-Schools program recently had their artwork on display at MoCADA, on Hanson Place, with the exhibition, So What? Students worked with teaching artists exploring the possibilities and complexities of this year’s theme, “Environment”. The resulting work was in the form of photography, collage, papermaking, and included a papermaking workshop led by our third and fourth grade students!

Thank you to Mr. Mohney for supervising this incredible experience!

Join the St. Jude's Marathon

The Bedford Village School is participating in St. Jude's Marathon. This project will help children fighting cancer and will also help our children sharpen their math skills for the upcoming city wide math exam.  All those who participate can also win prizes.  However, the goal of this project is to help others while helping ourselves. Please contact Ms. Stanley for more information of how to participate at tstanley@ps3brooklyn.org.

Class 5-324 Needs Your Help 

Food Drives aren’t just needed during the holidays. Tens of thousands of New Yorkers go hungry every day. Please show your support and donate non-perishables for City Harvest. Class 5-324, under the guidance of Ms. Eure, will be collecting your canned goods and non-perishables during April 1 – April 8.

Playworks Volleyball

You are all invited to come out and support our CO-ED Volleyball Team. The schedule is as follows: 

Tuesday 4/1 @ 5PM vs PS 309

Tuesday 4/11 @ 6PM vs PS 20

All games are played in the P. S. Gym. Remember that this is a developmental league, there are no scores being kept and the winners are all who participate.


Thank you for your time,

Coach Nick

Please click here to read the minutes from the Title 1 funding meeting to read how this funding will be spent to improve our school. 

District Spelling Bee: Congratulations to Sadia Hasan, Class 3-321, Samiratou Kimba, Class 4-319 and Simion Glasgow, Class 5-328 who recently represented P. S. 3 at the District’s First Annual Spelling Bee! CLICK link for full story.

 The fifth grade is ready for this upcoming school year! Be sure to pay attention to all middle school information that is distributed. Feel free to contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions and/or concerns regarding the middle school process, the curriculum or senior activities. Ms. Costagliola, Ms. Eure and Mr. Waldron are available to see you!