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    Thanksgiving Fooddrive


    We will be collecting for the Mount Loretto Food Pantry Thursday, November 8th through Tuesday, November 20th.  We are asking each grade to bring items from the list below. 

    Pre-K/Kindergarten:  canned vegetables,

    cranberry sauce

    1st grade: any kind of boxed cereal, oatmeal

    2nd grade:  Stovetop stuffing, instant mashed potatoes, applesauce

    3rd grade: napkins, paper towels, tissues, toilet paper

    4th grade: vegetable oil or olive oil,

    seasonings, salt/pepper

    5th grade: any kind of toiletries: toothpaste, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste

    These are just suggestions.  All donations will be accepted but must be non-perishable!  There will be a bin in the lobby for drop off. Any questions, please contact P.T.A.:

    We wish you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving!  Thank you for your continued support of the P.S. 3 P.T.A!

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    Big Apple Awards-Nominate your Favorite


    Do you know a great teacher?

    Then get ready, because the seventh annual Big Apple Awards are here!

    The Big Apple Awards is New York City’s teacher recognition program that honors and celebrates educators who go above and beyond for their students and school communities. Since 2013, 88 teachers have received a Big Apple Award, including 17 last year.

    Nominating a teacher for the Big Apple Awards is a great way for students, families, teachers, administrators, school staff, and community members to show their appreciation for the great work happening in City classrooms. Please help us recognize and celebrate some of our City’s best teachers by nominating your favorite teachers by Monday, November 26.

    To qualify, nominees must be current, full-time public school teachers in City district schools, charter programs, or early childhood education centers who inspire their students, exemplify great teaching, and improve their school communities.

    In addition, for the first time ever, we will be honoring school counselors with the Big Apple College and Career Counselor Award. This new award will recognize counselors who:

    • have made significant strides in advancing postsecondary readiness;
    • provided exemplary college and career supports and services at their school; and
    • demonstrated success on critical postsecondary metrics.

    Once this year’s cohort of Big Apple Award recipients are selected and identified in spring 2019, they will each be given the opportunity to participate in the Big Apple Fellowship and represent teachers citywide during monthly meetings as members of the Chancellor’s Teacher Advisory Group during the 2019–20 school year.

    To learn more the awards, visit the Big Apple Awards webpage, and check out The Morning Bell’s post regarding last year’s 17 recipients. If you have questions, please email us at

    Remember: this year’s nominations must be submitted by November 26, 2018. So if you have a teacher in mind that you would like considered for a Big Apple Award, submit your nomination TODAY!

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

    All orders can be don online. Please click on link below to order

    Sports Fever PS 3 Apparel Website

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    PS 3 (31R003) The Margaret Gioiosa Pleasant Plains School
  • School Meal Application Forms-Click Below to fill out


    The New York City Department of Education (DOE) is pleased to announce 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, 2018. A hardcopy of the form will also be sent home and is available at your school’s main office.


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    PS 3 (31R003) The Margaret Gioiosa Pleasant Plains School
  • Enroll in NY Public Schools

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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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  • 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

    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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  • Dancing Classroom

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    period 3       502

    period 5        503

    period  6        504/902

    period 7         505

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  • ELA Simulation

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  • Thanksgiving Celebrations

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  • Thanksgiving-School Closed

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