Ilene Altschul
Community Superintendent
phone:  212-678-5857

Violet Guillet
Administrative Assistant
phone:  212-678-5857 ext. 2

DJ Sheppard
District Family Advocate
phone:  212-678-5857 ext 4

Mon, Apr 21 - Tue, Apr 22
Spring Recess
(including Good Friday, Easter and Passover) (schools closed - students return to school on Wednesday, April 23)
Friday, April 25
Presidents Council
Location:  PS/IS 180, 370 West 120 Street
Time:  9:30 am

Topic:  Board Structure & Elections Workshop
Tuesday, April 29
District Leadership Team
DLT Meeting
JOA Complex, 154 West 93 Street, NY, NY 10025
Time:  9 - 11 am
Wednesday, May 7
CEC D3 Event
Business Meeting
Location:  JOA Complex, 154 West 93 Street, NY 10025
Time:  6:30 pm
Tuesday, May 20
District Leadership Team
DLT Meeting
JOA Complex, 154 West 93 Street, NY, NY 10025
Time:  9 - 11 am

Today, 4/20/2014
High: 62 Low: 41
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/21/2014
High: 65 Low: 45
Partly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.


Congratulations to the following schools on being designated as Reward Schools.  PS 9, PS 199, Anderson School, Special Music School and Center School. 

These schools are among those in New York State that have made the most progress or have the highest performance with no significant gaps in student achievement.

Congratulations! U. S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan has recognized PS 199 Jessie Isador Straus School, in NYC District 3 as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2013.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program award recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students either achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements toward those standards. Since 1982, the U. S. Department of Education has sought out and celebrated great American schools. The National Blue Ribbon School award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in outstanding schools.

Recognizing Teacher Excellence in New York City. 


Marietta Geraldino,
a 10th and 11th grade Math teacher at Frederick Douglas Academy II Secondary School.


Jhimy Rodriguez, PS 180 Hugh Newman
Justyna Hernandez, MS 247 Dual Language Middle School

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    Welcome to the following Principals, Acting Principal, Interim Acting Principals:  Natalia Garcia, Acting Principal (PS 145), Lana Fleming, IA Principal (180), Claire Lowenstein, Principal (PS 333), Caitlin Caldwell, Principal (MS 247) and Novella Bailey, IA Principal(MS 250).

    Click here for information on 2013 - 2014 Kindergarten Tours also click on the PS 199 logo above for information on admission

    The Halloween Hop at PS 9 on October 18, 2013 was a great success.

    MS 256 is extremely proud to announce that two of their students have been recognized by the Consulate General of the Dominican Republic in New York as "Meritorious Students." These students have demonstrated superior academic performance and a commitment to improving their school community; they are testaments to hard work and dedication. On Thursday, June 13 they will be formally recognized by Felix Antonio Martinez, General Cónsul. Again - congratulations to Dario Arias and Diolkey Estrella for an honor both earned and deserved.

     We'd like to have an ongoing exhibit of writing and art work of district 3 students.  We welcome the work from your school!

    click here to access archived school's exhibits and students work

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    Click here for more Whos Reading What?