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    PS 3 Spirit Wear Order Online

    Please visit (click on link)  SPORTS FEVER WEBSITE to order NEW PS 3 Spirit /Trip Id apparel.   Tshirts/ Sweatshirts can be worn on trips as well!!

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  • PTA Cookie Gram!

    Introducing P.S. 3’s first ever Cookie Gram! Sponsored by

     Cutest Cookies is a bakery that is 100% nut free, no nuts of any kind are used in their facility. Each cookie will be packaged individually and distributed to your child on October 31st. Cookies can be sent to your child or from student to student. A great alternative to chocolate for Halloween festivities. The cost is $3.00 each cookie and all cookies will be full size pumpkin design (approximately 4 in.) Please send in tear off form and payment (cash, check or money order made out to PS 3 PTA) no later than Monday, October 16th in an envelope marked PTA Cookie Gram. Please feel free to contact us with any questions at

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  • Middle School Directory

     CLick on link : DOE Middle School Resource

     Please view attached Middle School Directory.


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  • Gifted & Talented Testing Now Open!

    Sign Up to Test for G&T Programs

    Gifted & Talented Website

    Submit the Request for Testing (RFT) IS NOW OPEN  Visit Website click on link above

    • The RFT form will be available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.
    • If you submit the RFT online, you will get a confirmation receipt by email.
    • Please check back on this page starting in early October for the link to apply or to download a copy of the RFT form.


    Provide your current address and complete contact information on the RFT form to avoid delays in receiving your child’s score report. Submit one RFT form per child requesting to take the G&T test. If you are signing up multiple siblings to take the test, submit a separate RFT form for each child.

    Testing will take place in January. Look for your test date confirmation letter by mid-December.


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

    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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  • 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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    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

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    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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  • Lifetouch Picture Day -CC

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  • 5th Grade Trip -FreshKills Park


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  • Swim

    Class 203 -Swims Tuesdays

    Class 204/Class 902 -Swims Thursdays

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  • Applebee's Dine to Donate for Anthony

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  • Girl Scout Meeting

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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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