February Calendar  

Please see the above calendar for special events & important days of the month


PS/IS 48 News Feed

  • 2023 Big Apple Award Nominations

    🍎🍎 2023 Big Apple Award Nominations Are Now Open! 🍎🍎

    Who: Students, families, administrators, and community members can all nominate any public school DOE teacher for the Big Apple Award. You are encouraged to nominate a
    teacher! You can nominate ANY teachers and AS MANY teachers as you like!

    What: The Big Apple Awards recognize and celebrate New York City teachers who make positive differences for all the students they teach. Has a teacher changed your student's life for the better? We want to hear from you!

    When: The nomination window is open until February 28, 2023. After nominations are in, the selection process will begin!

    Where/How: You can nominate a teacher by:
    ● Submit the teacher’s name and school to the DOE All Stars website:○ Note: sign in as a Guest - you do not need a DOE login to nominate a teacher through the portal. ​When you nominate a teacher this way, they get a lovely letter and it feels really special!
    Email with the teacher’s name and school information
    ● Tell your school office or your Family Engagement Coordinator at your Superintendent’s office

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • District 31 App

    In case you haven't heard about it already, I wanted you to know we now have our very own District 31 App.

     It will allow you to:
    ● Stay up to date with important information
    ● Easily connect with the team at our school
    ● Find all the important resources from our school and the city in one place on your phone.

    To get the District 31 App, go to your app store & install the App.

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

    In partnership with The Blue Star Family NY chapter, we will be making a difference for military families in our community by collecting boxes of cereal.  Please send in your donation by Friday 2/3/23!

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • PS/IS 48 PTA Krispy Kreme Doughnut Fundraiser

    Krispy Kreme Doughnut Fundraiser Forms & Payments Due on Friday 2/3/23!

    Order Pick Up on 2/14 between 12:30-4:00

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • Student Suggestion Boxes

    Dear Families,
    Our student council students recently launched a system for our students to share their ideas and their voice.  Our new Suggestion Boxes started earlier this month.  Students were alerted to the boxes during classroom and morning announcements.  We are looking forward to hearing our students' ideas about ways to make our school a better place!
    Allison O'Donnell
    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • Pie Order Pick Up

    Thank you to all of the families who participated in the Holiday Pie orders.  Please be sure to pick up your orders tomorrow 11/23 from the PTA!

    Wishing you all a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • ParentSquare!

    PS/IS 48 is moving to ParentSquare as our main form of communication.  Please check your email for login information.

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • ParentSquare

    Our school is using ParentSquare!

    * What is ParentSquare:

    ParentSquare is a parent engagement tool that helps teachers and staff easily communicate and collaborate with parents. ParentSquare will now be used to send messages to families, share pictures and request participation. Parent Square will be used to communicate with families in grades Pre-K through Grade 8!

    * Replacing ClassDojo and Remind:

    We will use Parent Square to communicate with you and keep you informed about what your child is doing in class, send out reminders and share other information. It will replace ClassDojo and Remind. We will continue to use Operoo (for now) as an additional communication tool school wide.

    * ParentSquare Launch:

    We launched ParentSquare, school-wide, on Tuesday! All families were invited to join ParentSquare through an email sent out Wednesday afternoon. ParentSquare was explained at the PTA meeting last night. We need everyone linked to the ParentSquare account by November 28th.

    * Accessing ParentSquare:

    Check your inbox for an email from ParentSquare
    and click the link in the email to activate your account.
    You can use ParentSquare on any device.
    You can download the free mobile app for iOS or Android and you can also use it from a computer at

    * Email Sent:

    Emails were sent out yesterday. Check your email for the invitation from ParentSquare and click the link in the email to activate your account ASAP. Please let your child's teacher know if you did not receive the "invitation to join" email.

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

    Reminder:  The World's Finest Chocolate Bar Fundraiser ends on 10/28.  This will be the final day to submit payment for the case of chocolate bars.  The winner for the contest will be drawn on Monday 10/31!  Thank you all for your support!

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • Middle School Halloween Dance

    Grades 6-8 are invited to join the Middle School Halloween Dance on Thursday 10/27 from 6:00 - 8:00.

    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: Ms DeGregorio

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

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To contact individual staff members, please see the Faculty  and 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!  

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