You Can Make A Difference At PS 3
Volunteer to open milk and clean tables at lunch!
Without parent volunteers to open food containers, milk, etc. kids are going hungry at lunch. The younger grades especially need help. Every half hour you can swing by helps! Sign up HERE.
What Can Parents & Caregivers Do?
Make your voice head to local council members! Find your council member: https://www.mygovnyc.org/
Attend events —virtual events are easy to attend — of local officials and local governing bodies. They need to know you are connected.
Check the calendar of upcoming meetings of Community Education Council District 2
Watch the CEC District 2 YouTube Channel https://youtu.be/4qqnpurufOU
Join Meetings Of The Panel For Educational Policy (PEP).
See this PEP page for more information about these meetings:
||Resources To help|
DOE School Year Calendar: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/news/2022-2023-school-year-calendar
We love the resource page put together by Manhattan DOE District 2:
Community Education Council 2: https://www.cecd2.net/
Community Board 2 Manhattan Schools & Education Committee:
Find your council member: https://www.mygovnyc.org/
The New York State Education Department Profile Of District 2 Manhattan:
Watch the Webinar: Literacy: A Social Justice Issue
Sign up for PAC E-Blasts & Stay Informed!
Parent actions recent history
Sibling Priority—Earlier this school year PS 3 a parent brought to our attention the negative consequences of the DOE removing Sibling Priority. The good news is that the DOE announced the return of Sibling Priority. Thank you John for your time and advocacy. Read more from the DOE HERE.
Reinstate PS 3 Charrette School's Cafeteria Staff —The DOE Office of Food & Nutrition (OFNS) had removed all staff from our cafeteria in October. We are pleased to report that our outreach to OFNS and local politicians was successful. Currently the cafeteria is again serving hot meals thanks to the work of two dedicated who are doing terrific work for our students.
Increase Covid Testing Of Public School Students —The mayor announced a return to weekly, random sampling of students.
Reinstate PS 3 Charrette School's Bedford Street Permit! —The NYC Department of Transportation contacted our school administration and our school now has the use of Bedford Street during drop-off and pick up hours. Our petition reached nearly 500 signatures: https://www.change.org/
Support Our Current D2 Superintendent Kelly McGuire!
Join PS 3 Cares
Did you know that 10% of our city's 1.1 million school children are homeless,
and that approximately 1200 of them live in temporary housing in District 2?
Our school is partnering with Salk School of Science to provide supplies for a shelter in midtown that houses 100 families. We know that many PS3 families will welcome this opportunity to help! Please share this Amazon Wish List with friends and family who may also want to participate. Let's see how much of this list we can provide. (Make sure to select Travel Inn Hotel's Gift Registry for the address at checkout).
You can use your PEBT cards to purchase donations!
Select the P-EBT Snack List from the left column:
Full Link For Amazon Wish List: