February 2024 calendar      

Please refer to the calendar for upcoming events and important dates.


Welcome to Middle School

 PS/IS 48 Logo of Atlas and Lion 

Welcome to Middle School!

Please view the presentation from our

"Welcome to Middle School Transition- Family Workshop".


PS/IS 48 News Feed

  • Pivot to Remote Learning 2/13

    Dear Families,

    Due to expected severe weather conditions, New York City Public Schools will pivot to remote learning on Tuesday, February 13. 

    While buildings are closed, school will be in session remotely for all students. Students in grades PreK - 8 will be expected to log on and participate in their classes from home.  More details about tomorrow's schedule will follow shortly. 

    All afterschool activities for Tuesday, February 13 will be canceled. 


    For information about digital learning tools, applications, and platforms used by the New York City Department of Education, please visit

    Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


    Allison O'Donnell

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • PS/IS 48 Morning Coffee Chat with the Principal Sign UP

    PS/IS 48 Morning Coffee Chat with the Principal

    Learn about our schools theory of action through Restorative Circles 

    Each session is limited to 15 people.

    Sign up by "volunteering" on the post on ParentSquare.

    * If your child is in Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade, sign up for Thursday, March 21st, 2024 at 9:30am

    * If your child is in 3rd, 4th or 5th grade, sign up for Thursday, March 28th, 2024 at 9:30am

    * If your child is in 6th, 7th or 8th grade, sign up for Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 9:30am


    Translation will be available in Spanish and Mandarin.
    Please comment if you need translation.
    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • Spring break application opening: STEM Matters NYC

    Apply Now for Exciting STEM Spring Break Enrichment Programs!


    What’s your spring break destination? K-8 students can apply now to STEM Matters NYC enrichment programs. Choose from a wide range of programs at amazing destinations throughout the five boroughs! Get your hands dirty in the garden, encounter amazing animals, or design an art or engineering project. Students will meet and work with field experts in programs that feature real-world learning experiences. 


    Programs are offered at HYPOTHEkids; Intrepid Museum; MakerSpace NYC; New York Aquarium; New York Botanical Garden; Queens Botanical Garden; Queens County Farm Museum; Queens Zoo; Rocking the Boat; Staten Island MakerSpace; Staten Island Museum; Staten Island Zoo; and UrbanGlass.


    Don’t miss out, spots are limited and the application deadline is Monday, February 12. Preference is given to students who attend Title I schools. Download our flyer, learn more, and apply now. Translated flyers, FAQs, and application guides are also available on our program page. For questions, contact



    Thank you,

    Susan Hogan

    Education Manager

    Staten Island Museum


    1000 Richmond Terrace, Bldg A

    Staten Island, NY 10301

    Main: 718-727-1135

    Direct: 718-483-7135



    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • Debate League for the W!!!

    Congratulations to the Atlas Debate League's phenomenal first showing at a tournament!

    With over 50+ schools and 800+ students competing, our team brought home individual and pairs awards and a team trophy! Thank you to Ms. Sullivan for her tireless dedication to building the team and to Mrs. Maldonado and Mrs. Hanna who generously spent their Saturday with us as judges. We wish the team lots of future successes!

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • Food Drive

    PS/IS 48 has partnered with the Staten Island Giving Circle to assist and support Staten Island's underserved children, seniors, veterans and homeless.  

    We will be collecting the following items:
    PreK & Kindergarten - Canned Chicken
    1st Grade - Canned Tuna
    2nd Grade - Mayonnaise
    3rd Grade - Cereal
    4th Grade - Pancake Mix & Syrup
    5th Grade - Peanut Butter & Jelly
    6th Grade - Cereal/Protein/Granola Bars
    7th Grade - Pop Tarts 
    8th Grade - Canned Soup 

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • Chromebook Forced Update 12/1/23

    Chromebook Forced Update on 12/1/23

    What's this about?

    Just a friendly reminder - effective December 1, 2023, at 5:00 PM, DOE Managed Chromebooks will be forced to update to Chrome OS 114 and will not be usable until the Chromebook meets the requirements. (This may require multiple updates.) Only Chromebooks that have not been updated to the NYCDOE's latest Chrome OS (Chrome 114 or Higher) will be forced to update before users can sign in. If your Chromebooks are already up to date, you WILL NOT be affected. Devices that are regularly used and updated and are on the latest Chrome OS version will NOT be impacted. If you have a device that has not been used in some time, this will automatically update the device to the latest version. If you have any questions, please reach out to

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • PTA Holiday Fair

    The PTA is happy to bring back our Holiday Fair this school year!  Flyers will be sent home tomorrow explaining this event.
    Please note Pre-k, Kindergarten and 1st grade will shop on Tuesday, 11/28.  All other grades will be shopping on Thursday, 11/30 or Friday, 12/1.  If you have any questions or are able to volunteer at the fair, please email the PTA at  As always, thank you for supporting our school!
    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • Food Drive

    Our Food Drive has been extended until Friday 11/17!

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • Family Technology Survey

    Hello Families!

    Please fill out our technology survey as soon as possible. It will help us to better understand the needs of our families if there were a remote learning day in the future.

    (You only have to fill it out ONCE for your entire family.)

    Thank you in advance for your help!

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • World's Finest Chocolate

    The World's Finest Chocolate sale ended on 11/1/23.   Please send in money for all boxes of chocolate that were requested.  Thank you for your participation in our fundraiser!

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
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Contact PS/IS 48

 Rendition of PS/IS 48 building 

Principal: Ms. O'Donnell

Middle School AP: Ms. Corson

Elementary School AP - IA: Ms. Iacoviello

Guidance Councilor & RFA Liaison: Ms. Reese

Parent Coordinator: Ms. Hionas

School Phone Number: (718) 447-8323

Fax: (718) 815-3956

Address: 1050 Targee Street, Staten Island, NY 10304


To contact individual staff members, please use the ParentSquare Staff Directory Page 

Help Support PS/IS 48

    Student drawing of a vase and flowers  

Amazon Smile: Use this link every time you shop on Amazon and 0.5% of every purchase will be donated back to PS/IS 48 from the AmazonSmile Foundation. Please note: You need to login to your amazon account from the AmazonSmile link instead of logging in from the regular amazon site every time you are buying something on Amazon in our for your purchases to be eligible for this program. 

Box Tops For Education: Please send in all Box Tops! Every box top is worth 10 cents. What a wonderful way to raise funds for the school and the children can help too!

Stop & Shop: Use your Stop & Shop card & link it to PS 48 to raise funds every time you shop! Simply link your card by going to their “Tools for Schools” page on their website & enter our school’s ID # 15728 & a percentage of your total will be donated back to PS 48!

Ink Cartridge Collection: We are still collecting old ink cartridges (no large cartridges please) that can be submitted for additional funding for the school.

Donate Your Time:  Sign up to volunteer at one of our events!  

Statement on Accessibility

We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact us by phone (718) 447-8323,  email or mail at PS/IS 48, 1050 Targee Street, Staten Island, New York 10304 to request assistance.