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    KIndergarten Registration


    Click on  to apply   Application 


    Who can apply to kindergarten:

    • City families with children born in 2013
      (aka: five-year olds or kids who turn five in 2018);
    • Current pre-k students
      (district schools, Pre-K Centers, NYC Early Education Centers, charter schools, private schools, and parochial schools);
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    Middle School Directory APPLICATION DEADLINE 12/1/17

     CLick on link : DOE Middle School Resource

     Please view attached Middle School Directory.


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    Modell's Fundraiser 11/17-12/31

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  • Box Top Collection

    Box Tops- the easy way to "Earn Cash for our School". All proceeds support the programs and activities donated by the PTA!

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    The New York City Department of Education (DOE) is pleased to announce that starting this school year, lunch is now completely free for all students in every New York City public school. Breakfast is already provided for free and now all meals will be served at no charge to families.

    We need your help to make this program a success. All parents, regardless of income, must still complete a School Meals Form so that our schools get access to federal funding for this program and others. Please complete the form online at by December 29, 2017. A hardcopy of the form will also be sent home and is available at your school’s main office.

    If you have already added money to your MySchoolBucks account for your child’s lunches this year, or if you have a balance remaining from prior years, you will receive a full refund. DOE will follow up with information on how to get your refund in the coming weeks.

    Please join me in spreading the word that breakfast and lunch are free for all students every day. I hope your child will take advantage of this wonderful new opportunity

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  • Think Central

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    PTA will be selling Ice cream on Thursdays during Lunch periods.  Cost is now $2.00.  Snacks will be sold on Mondays,Tuesday, Wednesdays and Friday. Cost is $1.00

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  • Letter From Carmenr Farina

    PS 3 (31R003) The Margaret Gioiosa Pleasant Plains School

    Children need healthy meals to learn. The Office of School Food offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast is at no charge to all students and lunch costs $1.75.



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  • Guidance for Outdoor Play in Cold Weather

    Guidance for Outdoor Play in Cold Weather                                                                                        

     All schools    


     Children benefit from vigorous exercise and should be given the opportunity to play outside whenever possible. Unless it is snowing, or there is ice on the playground, or the wind chill factor produces an effective temperature below zero degrees Fahrenheit (-18 degrees Celsius), temperature alone should not be a barrier to outdoor play. You are encouraged to work with your staff to maintain outdoor play periods, and you should take precautions to keep students warm and to ensure that they are appropriately dressed on very cold days. When outdoors, please ensure that your students and staff cover exposed skin, wear warm clothing, and use multiple layers to maintain warmth.

    If student does not choose to play outdoors on colder days, they are permitted to remain indoors.


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  • Too Good For Drugs Program

    Too Good For Drugs Program: 10 Weeks starting  Friday October 20th.

    Too Good For Drugs Program

    Period 5: Class 502: In the class room (Rm146) 

    Period 6: Class 503/505: In the Auditorium

     Period7: Classes 504/903/501: Auditorium 

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  • 3rd Grade Sundog

    1st period- 902
    2nd period- 301
    3rd period- 304
    4th period LUNCH
    5th period- 302
    6th period- 303
    *no one practices 7th period
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  • Kindergarten -Gingerbread House

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  • Pre-K Gingerbread house


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  • Guiding Good Choices Parent Series

    Guiding good choices

    5-week Parent series

    december 1, 8, 15, 22, January 5

    Fridays, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

    P.S. 3, the margaret gioiosa school

    80 south goff ave, staten island, ny 10309

    Please join us this December for Guiding Good Choices, a series designed to encourage stronger communication between parents and their children. This 5 –week, interactive program, now being offered in several schools across Staten Island, has been designed to assist parents in fostering healthy decision making skills in their children as they navigate new and challenging social situations

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School Mission Statement:

P.S. 3, a diverse learning community dedicated to guiding learners to exceed academic expectations, and empowering them to make a positive difference in the world.  We inspire students to Fly, Soar and Achieve.

School Vision Statement:

P.S. 3 envisions a school culture that provides a rigorous curriculum to prepare students for future academic endeavors for college and career readiness as it paves the path for success. 

Through partnerships and service learning projects, we foster relationships that create a community with positive energy, mutual respect, and enthusiasm for learning.  We strive to ensure that all experiences become opportunities for growth and learning for students, staff and parents.

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