December Calendar                

Please refer to the Calendar for Information, Events, Reminders & Updates for the Month!


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

  • 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!
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  • Food Drive

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

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • PS/IS 48 Morning Coffee Chat with the Principal

    Learn more about our school and programs, ask questions.

    Each session is limited to 25 people


    Sign up by "volunteering" on ParentSquare


    Each session is limited to 25 people

    Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 9:30 - This session is in English 

    Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 10:15  - This session is in Spanish 

    Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 9:30 - This session is in Chinese 


    More sessions to follow later in the school year. 
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  • We are BACK on eChalks!

    There were technical issues with our PS/IS 48 eChalks Website; but it has finally been resolved and we are back up and running!  We apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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  • Town Hall meeting with Chancellor Banks Nov 8

    To Our D31 Community,


    The Community Education Council of D31 is hosting a Town Hall meeting with Chancellor Banks on November 8th, 2023, at 6:30pm. We ask for your participation in the following survey in order to provide clarity on current issues and to address the concerns of our community at the event. Your answers will be anonymous. We thank you in advance for your participation in the survey, as it will provide valuable feedback and ensure a meaningful dialogue with the Chancellor. 


    With thanks,

    Lucia Curatolo-Boylan

    CEC31 President


    CEC31 Chancellor's Town Hall English Survey Link:

    CEC31 Chancellor's Town Hall Spanish Survey Link

    CEC31 Chancellor's Town Hall Chinese Survey Link:

    CEC31 Chancellor's Town Hall Russian Survey Link:


    Community Education Council, District 31 

    715 Ocean Terrace, Bldg. A, Rm. 310

    Staten Island, NY 10301

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  • Parent Teacher Conferences November 2

    Dear Families, 


    Parent Teacher Conferences will be held virtually on November 2, 2023, 12:20 PM-2:20 PM and 4:30 PM-7:30 PM.  Teachers will schedule appointments for virtual conferences.  You will receive a message through Parent Square from the teachers on Monday, October 30, 2023 that will prompt you to select a meeting time.  You will receive a link to a virtual meeting.  


    Thursday, November 2, 2023 is also a half day of school for students in grades PreK-8.  Students will be dismissed at 11:20AM.  Compass, SONYC and After Care are canceled on Thursday, November 2, 2023.   Students will be served lunch and yellow school buses will be available for those who use the service.  


    Please make every effort to meet with your child’s teacher.  This opportunity to communicate is an important aspect of our educational program. 



    Allison O’Donnell


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  • FDNY Open Houses This Weekend

    On Saturday October 14th or Sunday October 15th more than 200 Firehouses and EMS locations will open their doors to the public from 11:00am to 1:00pm or from 1:00pm to 3:00pm for the 2023 FDNY Open House.

    Firefighters, EMTs and paramedics will be educating the public about fire and life safety, conducting demonstrations, discussing careers within the Department, and offering tours of FDNY Engines, Ladder Trucks and EMS Stations. 

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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

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