Week of 3/19

Good afternoon,

Please be advised should the “job action” continue, children who are not in school will receive an excused absence as per the Superintendent Dr. Lyles.  All Strike updates can be found on the www.jcboe.org website. Should the strike continue, the arrival will continue to take place at the main entrance at 8:30 am  and dismissal will be from the cafteria beginning at 12:15 

Thank you for your patience and support.


Update for strike

The Union has called a strike for personnel.  Please be advised that school will be open starting at 8:30 and will dismiss at 12:45PM

For security purposes, the only door children will be allowed to enter through is the main entrance.



Most importantly, no one will be available to administer medication.  Should a child need medical services, we will call 911.

Thank you.

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March 12

Good evening Conwell Tigers,

I would like to take this opportunity to share with you some great news.  Our NEW gymnasium floor should be finished and ready for action this week.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during the refurbishment period. 

Move It Monday, Bring a healthy snack to school.

Prospective Kindergarten and Pre-K families can "SNEAK A PEEK" this Monday morning at 9 am.  We will start in the 3rd Floor Library with an overview of our school and programs and then families will have the opportunity to "peek" in on a few classrooms.

New DISMISSAL PROCEDURES will begin this Monday. 

107 will dismiss through 104.

109 will dismiss thought 112.

All 3rd-5th grade will dismiss through the cafeteria from the inside.

K-2 will remain on the blue padding outside the playroom.

Friday is WEAR GREEN DAY to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.  This dress down is free for all students. 

Please the PTA this Tuesday at 9:15am (time change) in the cafeteria for the March PTA meeting where Mr. Mischel will share information regarding security, safety, respect, and the expectations he holds for the staffulty, students, and parent community. We will also discuss/recruit volunteers to plan: Field Day, Teacher Appreciation, Health & Fitness Week, and Slavic Celebration.

Registration for the PTA After School Enrichment Clubs is open. Classes begin March 19th. For more information and to register, click here: http://www.ps3pta.org/spring-clubs/. For questions about club registration, please email ps3board@ps3pta.org.

PTA MEETING Tue March 13yj

Join us on Tuesday at 9:15am for the March PTA Meeting, where Mr. Mischel will share information regarding security, safety, respect, and the expectations he holds for the staffulty, students, and parent community.


TUESDAY: PTA Meeting 9:15 AM Cafeteria (Time Change)
FRIDAY: Wear Green for St. Patrick’s Day!!!

Inclement Weather/Security Updates at PS#3

Effective Immediately, 


1. Beginning at 9:15 am each morning, all visitors to the building must ring the outside bell and provide a reason for entering the building. 


2. Parents will no longer be able to bring lunches to the school after school begins.  All children who do not have lunch can purchase from the cafeteria.  


3. All children are to be dropped off at the assigned location prior to 8:45 am.  You will not be permitted to enter the main doors with your child before 8:45 unless you have a meeting with a teacher.


4. After 8:45 am, pre-K children will be escorted to class by a staff member.  Parents are not to go past the security desk.  


5. Middle School Students are no longer able to wait after-school in the building unsupervised.  Parents that this effects can contact CASPER facilitators or teachers to see if they can utilize your child's services.  There must be an adult responsible for the safety and security of every minor in the building.



Protocols are not meant to make anyone feel less a part of the community.  These procedures are in place to protect all children and staff members from unauthorized personnel.  Parents are still welcome in the building as much as they were before, however, with proper notification and appointments though the teacher.


In the event of an anticipated inclement weather dismissal (based on forecasts), you will receive a robo-call between 6 and 6:30 indicating such.  The dismissal the other day went very smoothly and we will follow the same procedure.


2:25: Dismissal Commences

K, 1: Dismiss from the theatre

2: Dismiss from Playroom

3-5 Dismiss from Cafeteria

Pre-K will dismiss (except 107 and 109) as normal

107 will dismiss through 104

109 will dismiss through 112


Thank you for your consideration in this matter as we organize our resources for a safe dismissal.


week of March 4

Good Morning Conwell Tigers,


I hope you and your families are safe and have weathered the Noreaster of Friday.  I am extremely thankful for the support of all parents and staffulty who made Friday’s dismissal extremely smooth.  Please note that starting dismissal earlier during inclement weather DOES NOT mean we are having an “Early Dismissal” and that CASPER and afternoon programs are cancelled.  I will make that clear the next time I feel we need to start dismissing a little earlier.  


At the March PTA meeting, on March 13, I will be sharing some very important information regarding security, safety, respect, and the expectations I hold for my staffulty, my students, and my parent community.  Should you not be able to make it, the presentation will be broadcast live on our Facebook page.  Following the live presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions, however, this portion will not be live.  A transcript of any pertinent questions, along with the answers, will be sent home by March 16 with all children.


Safety and security are not always convenient, however, a lot of thought has gone into the processes and protocols to make things go as smoothly as possible.


Events for the Week:

  1. There are NO Conwell Cubs Choir rehearsals during the month of March.  They did a great job at the PTA performance last week.  Congrats Cubs!!

  2. The Conwell Kidz: Mary Poppins Jr. cast will meet during their specials on Monday and Tuesday.

  3. Engineering Club, Friday after school.

  4. Dress UP on Friday, March 9th.   $1.  Let’s find the Sunday’s best and show it off this Friday.  


Lastly, I would like to congratulate the Conwell Kidz Core group for bringing home the Showcase Award at the National Performing Arts Festival last weekend in Orlando, FL.  The group was also given the highest rating possible, Superior.  If you want to check out the winning performance it has been posted on our Facebook site, @conwelltigers1718.


The List of Performers: Conwell Kidz

Lola Castellano
Mia Saez
Olivia Rivera-Vasquez
Alison Turok
Sophie Chaghasbanian
Sofia Hristova
Vivien Schwarzer
Amiyah Goode
Jermirah Birchett
Jermaine Birchett
Samantha Almonte
Christian Jiminez
Chester Burgos
Lauryn Egar
Eva Parkhurst
Genevieve Gaston
Tia Montgomery
Kayla Brown-Robinson
Enmy Sierra
Romaine Jacques
Elysa Santiago
Kaela Ramos
Jailyn Hines
Vianett Nunez
Arianna Figueroa

DIrector: Nicole Oliver
Assistant Director: Alexandra Montanez
Choreographer: Emily Funicello
Crew/Staff: Rasheeidha Rodgers, Nilda Sanchez

Individual Awards:
Jermaine BIrchett: Sebastian
Arianna Figueroa: Ariel
Amiyah Goode: Captain (opening of show)
Elysa Santiago: Scuttle
Kayla Brown-Robinson: Ursula
Lola Castellano: Flounder


Have a fantastic Sunday!!


Carry On, Continua, C-ya!!!