Principal’s Message:    

April 1, 2015 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

            What adults expect of children counts for a lot. We all have high expectations for our children. We all want our children to grow up to be confident, caring, and productive individuals. When it comes time for them to work, we want them to have the skills and knowledge they will need to do the job well. We also want them to be good neighbors, eventually good parents, and good citizens in a free society.

            We are asking a great deal. But if parents, teachers and other adults dropped all their expectations, the pressures would still be on. Getting a job that can support a family would still require high school level reading and math skills. Voting on health care or welfare reform would still require the ability to think out complex issues. Right now, the Regents are taking a number of steps to raise standards for all students in New York State. They’re putting their expectations up front. I’m asking you to do that, too.

            Keep expecting good things to happen. Clear, high standards are as important for our school as they are for our students. Praise the success of both. Keep asking, “What does my child need to do to improve?” Give your child your support. Remember, your interest in what they do is the most important element in their success.

            There are several ways you can make your expectations clear. Remember, you are the one who really sets the standards. Look at the work your child does in school.

Review their writing, their art, books they read, mathematics they are working on. Ask yourself,

“Am I satisfied with my child’s progress?” As a parent, your views count. Your child needs to know from you that skills really matter.

            It is important to take care of the fundamentals. Be sure your child has enough sleep, enough time to complete homework, eats a healthy breakfast, and arrives to school on time. Monitor television watching and internet use.

            Read to your child. Reading regularly with your child at home can produce more results than any amount of money invested in school reading programs, particularly when

children are young. Read books that are fun for both of you. Discuss what you’ve read.

Find out about our school’s standards. Get to know what the expectations are from our school and your child’s teachers.


Kristina Beecher

Kristina Beecher, Principal

Our Heritage is one of greatness and I know that I can do more!  I must never ever do less than those who have gone before!

 In Other News:



April 14-April 16 ..NYS ELA Assesment

April 22- April 24 .. NYS MATH Assessment

Get plenty of sleep!

Eat a healthy breakfast!

Be on time!

Remember all that you have learned!

               Penny Harvest:

            Thanks to the efforts of the P. S. 3 Family, $646 was raised during the Penny Harvest, which was coordinated by Ms. Mills, Guidance Counselor. Currently, The Round Table, comprised of the class presidents and vice-presidents of grades 3-5, are polling their classmates to determine how the money should be spent. We will keep you posted!


PS 3 School Calendar

From the Classrooms:

             Class 5-328 and their teacher

Ms. Costagliola, have been busy with the funds they received from a grant as part of the City as School Program. They visited the Brooklyn Historical Society where they participated in an interactive exhibit on The Brooklyn Abolitionist Movement. They then visited the New York Society for a tour of the exhibit, New York and the Civil War.  They then attended a performance of Freedom Train at Queens College. This play chronicled the life and times of Harriet Tubman. Thank you to parent volunteers Mr. Connor, Miss Natalie and Ms. Richardson who chaperoned and special thanks to Mr. Mohney for writing the grant!


Reminders:  We are still a uniform school.  Uniforms must be worn everyday by all students, no exceptions.  Please discourage your child from hanging out in the park after school without any adult supervision.  The park is open to the public and there are all kinds of strangers around.  This is not a safe situation for your child. Please make better after school arrangements for your child.

It is imperative that you read all notices that are sent home.


On Friday, March 27, 2015 the

P. S. 3 Thespian Society, under the direction of Ms. Stanley and Ms. Eure, performed Matilda. The children were on point, articulate, in-sync and looked like they were having a blast! The scenery was incredible and everyone in the audience thoroughly enjoyed themselves! Thank you to all who were involved in the production of this magnificent show, but special thanks to

Ms. Stanley and Ms. Eure for all their hard work!

 From the Arts Department:

            On Saturday, March 7, 2015The G.I.R.L.S. Group, under the supervision of

Ms. Walters, attended The Leader in Me Symposium.  The G.I.R.L.S. Group performed the Can Dance and received a standing ovation for the outstanding performance!  Mekhia Clair,

Class 4-314 and Morgan HunterClass 4-321, were student speakers and members of the Student Panel of Leaders.  P. S. 3’s representatives were eloquent as they gave their speeches and answered questions about The Seven Habits of Leadership. The participants were: Jeynaba Dia, Class 4-321; Tamia James, Shaya Stroud, and Ashley Ferdinand, Class 2-204; Djeynaba Boungy, and Mamediarra Wade, Class 2-203. Thank you to Ms. Walters for coordinating this amazing event. The P. S. 3 Family is very, very proud of The G.I.R.L.S. Group for their outstanding work!

Students of the Month

Pre-K:         Mariam Barakat

Kindergarten:  Taylor Ferdinand

Grade 1:       Jeanne Harrison

Grade 2:       Suraiya Hasan

Grade 3:       Caniya Hines

Grade 4:       Amiya Andrea Graves

Grade 5:       Sharelle Hodge


Congratulations and keep up the good work!