As we move
into the month of November, our students are finding their way to continued
success. To continue to promote success, students are being asked the question,
‘How Can I Be Fair?’
In order to insure that “all students succeed”, academically and socially, as
well as to be able to make sound decisions, we are committed to providing an
educational foundation that will equip and prepare our students to become
life–long learners. The continued implementation of the Common Core
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 of our
school. I truly believe each student will make positive gains. Together
we can provide a framework of excellence and success for all. In
October all students in Kindergarten through grade 5 were assessed with a NYC
Performance Task in Writing and they will be reassessed at the end of the
school year to measure academic growth.
Our goals this year include:
To ensure that students
participate in programs to strengthen academic, social and emotional growth
To ensure that ELLs and
Students with Disabilities will show improvement on State and city assessments
To increase the number
of grades 3-5 students scoring at the proficiency level as evidenced by the
outcomes on formative and summative assessments
To further assist the children in meeting their
academic potential, parents are invited to meet their child’s teachers during Open School Week, November 10–14.
Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, November 13th,
from 1pm-3pm and 5:30pm-8pm by appointment only.
Students will be dismissed at 11:30am on that day. School
will be closed on November 4th for Election Day, November 11th
for Veteran’s Day and November 27th and 28th, for
Thanksgiving. We are a uniform school.
Effective Monday, November 24th, students who do not
wear school uniforms will be given one to wear.
The uniform must be returned the next day. There will be no
exceptions to this rule. Grade five students not in uniform will jeopardize
their participation in Senior Activities. Please read the letter
from the Department of Education regarding concerns that you may have
about Ebola. Accurate information is important for understanding. The letter is also posted on the P.S. 3
web-site and a copy will be distributed to all students. P. S. 3 is very serious about
eliminating bullying at every grade level and in all venues. Students
must tell adults what the problems are instead of taking matters into their own
hands. Please do not encourage your child to hit back when someone hits
him or her. There is no room for wrestling, tag of any kind or tackle
football. Please talk to your children about playing safe and fair. The staff of P. S. 3 continues to work hard, to build character and to grow
professionally. Remember, together we can make a
difference. A happy, healthy Thanksgiving is extended to all.
The P. S. 3 Girls’ Basketball Team will play their first game on Wednesday, November 12 at 5pm against
P. S. 11. On Wednesday, November 19,
they will play against P.S. 24 at 5pm.
Both games will be played in the P. S. 3
Gym. Come out and support our Girls’
Coach Damari was born in Grand Rapids Michigan, where he lived most
of his life. He graduated in 2011 from Ferris State University with a major in Law and a minor in Philosophy.
He enjoys traveling, music, art, writing, and having fun. He recently had the
chance to live in South Korea, where
he got into teaching ESL and where he got into teaching ESL and decided that he wanted
to spend his life in the field of education. His ultimate goal is to open a non-profit art school for students to develop their imaginations and creativity
in the arts. It will also allow students to travel to different countries
to study art. Coach D says, “Being a part of Playworks inspires me every day. It
allows me to never let go of my inner child and it allows me to teach in an
Welcome to the P. S. 3 Family, Coach D!
Robotics Team meets every Wednesday and Thursday, from 2:35pm-4:15pm. The Team is under the
supervision of Ms. McCord and Ms. Lawson. They are thrilled to work with 20 of P.S.
3's students, one Polytech
University mentor and several Pace
University helpers in our Robotics
From the Classrooms:
The 4th Grade Team got out and enjoyed their first two field
trips this October! They met Bianca
Turetsky, the author of the Time
Traveling Fashionista series, at Grand Army Plaza's Brooklyn Public
Library. She opened everyone’s minds to historical fiction and some of
the students to share a piece of their own writing on stage!
Their next trip was an
invigorating uphill hike at Manhattan's
Inwood Park. Students explored the land forms, enjoyed the view and
changing colors of the season. A very special thank you to Mr. Mohney for his leadership along the
trail, to the 4th Grade Team
teachers, Ms. DelValle, Ms. Wells,
Motloeyna and Ms. Ellis and to the parents and chaperones for all the hard work you put into this exhilarating
to make appointments with us on Tuesdays,
2:35pm-3:50pm to discuss your child and their educational needs.
time to give! Our school will participate in a food drive to help needy families during the upcoming holiday
season. Food Bank for NYC will
have a receptacle in the lobby of our
school. Please donate non-perishables to help our students fight
against hunger. Thank you to Ms. Eure and Class 3-224, for organizing this worthwhile endeavor.
The students of Class 3-220, under the
supervision of their teacher Ms. Walker,
held primary elections last week.
This week they saw how each vote counts when Damani Nathan was elected president
with a one vote margin! Congratulations to all of the class officials!
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 would like
to welcome our new grade 2 teacher, Lisbeth Isaac. Ms. Isaac was born in Castries, St. Lucia, moved to the United States in 1981. She
earned her B.A. in Education from Medgar
Evers College and her M.S. at
Cambridge College in Boston, Massachusetts. After working as a nurse’s aide for five years and owning
an employment agency for about six
years, she decided to take a leap of faith at her dream job. Ms. Isaac began her career as a teacher for the New York Department of
Education. She served 16 years at
P.S. 305 where she taught third grade
for three years, fourth grade for
one year and fifth grade for twelve years. She counts herself as
theater-goer, traveler and event planner.
Welcome to the P. S. 3 Family!