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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

  • Submission extended for 2nd annual Color-A-Thon on 5/18/24



    Please join us for our 2nd Annual Color-A-Thon on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 11am in our schoolyard!
    You can register at: or Fill out the flyer that was sent home and return to the PS/IS 48 PTA.
    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox

    Hello Families!
    In our continued mission of Sustainability and Citizenship we are participating in the Astronomers Without Borders campaign. With EarthDay right around the corner what better way to celebrate than with a truly meaningful donation that was celebrated as a community and can connect us with communities around the world! Simply return any solar eclipse glasses you have (please keep one as a souvenir if you like) to school on Thursday. They will be sent to schools in South America for the next annular eclipse on October 2nd, 2024. Just think, if half of the 1200 pairs of glasses that were distributed within our school were returned hundreds of students would get to experience this amazing moment as we did!

    Once again I thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm in all of our learning pursuits!

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • Willy Wonka Tickets on sale via

    We are proud to announce that ticket sales for our spring performance of Willy Wonka Jr. are open to the public. Tickets will be sold online this year and cost approximately $7.00 including a small fee.

    There will be two performances:
    * Friday, March 22nd at 6:00pm
    * Saturday, March 23rd at 12noon

    We hope that you will come out to support our *amazing* cast and staff.

    Go to and search for our school or click on this link to ​purchase tickets.

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • Willy Wonka Jr. Sponsor Ads/Shout Outs

    Good morning parents, please see the attached forms for our program. One form is for student shout outs, write a message to your cast member to be placed in our program. Second form is for sponsorship/donation, if you know a business that would be willing to send in a donation and have their business ad/information put in the program please share!
    I will also be sharing a prop list if anyone has anything they can donate or lend to the production.
    Thank you all for your support during this process, we appreciate it.
    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • Bread of Life Food Drive

    We have been asked to participate in the Bread of Life Food Drive.  It begins March 12 and ends March 23.  Please support our drive by donating one or two non- perishable food items: 

    PreK & Kindergarten:  Juice
    1st Grade: Cereal
    2nd Grade: Canned Soup
    3rd Grade: Canned  Vegetables
    4th Grade: Canned Fruit
    5th Grade: Canned Tomato Sauce
    6th Grade: Pasta
    7th Grade: Rice
    8th Grade: Peanut Butter

    Thank you so much for your support in our Bread of Life Food Drive!

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • Apply for NYU College & Career Lab Summer 2024

    It’s Time to Apply!

    The College & Career Lab (CCL) is so excited to be welcome a new batch of exploratory students in the summer! Please share this information with any students and families interested in applying.


    The Exploratory Summer 2024 Application is open until March 31st.  Students will can access the application from our website on the “Prospective Student” page, under the Admissions menu item. Students can also visit the page in advance to review the application’s short answer questions. If you scroll to the bottom, you will also find an FAQ where we answer our most frequently asked questions.

    If students and their parents have any questions, they are welcome to watch the recording of our Spring 2024 Info Session. Students and parents that have any questions should feel to contact us at


    What is College & Career Lab?

    • Six-year program beginning the summer before 8th grade through summer after high school graduation, with academic year workshops throughout the fall and spring semesters

    • College-level introductory courses led by faculty, administrators, and staff from NYU schools and departments

    • Experiential learning opportunities led by industry professionals and NYU alumni

    • Unique skill-based, grade-level appropriate curriculum led by CCL staff and advisors

    Who Should Apply?

    • Rising 8th and 9th graders (current 7th and 8th graders)

    • Students that attend NYC public, charter, or home school programs*

    • Application closes on March 31, 2024, on our website

    • Students of all backgrounds who attend school in and reside in one of NYC’s five boroughs and meet the previous eligibility requirements are eligible for admission to this program. Economically disadvantaged, first-generation college-going, and students of color are encouraged to apply.

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • Reminder: Complete NYC 2024 School Survey

    NYC 2024 School Survey
    * Your School
    * Your Child
    * Your Voice
    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • Note Carnival/Basket Raffle Date Change - Saturday, June 8

    Please Note:

    The PS/IS 48 10th Anniversary Carnival & Basket Raffle has had a Date Change.  The new date for the event is Saturday, June 8.

    We hope you are able to attend and celebrate this important milestone for our school with us!

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • Color-A-Thon

    Color Run Kick Off!!
    The Color Run will take place on May 18th @ 11:00 a.m. in our school yard.  Forms and money is due on April 3rd.
    Sign up Today!!
    Check your child's folder for more information
    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • Summer Rising 2024

    Families will be able to apply for Summer Rising seats in My Scho0ols starting Monday, March 4 after 3pm until March 25, 2024.  Please see the Summer Rising PDF for additional information.

    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.