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School Closed - Thanskgiving Recess

All NYC schools are closed on
Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd, 2018
for Thanksgiving Recess


Let's Talk Turkey! Thanksgiving Done Right

Thanksgiving 2018 is almost here! Dickson's Farmstand Meats will donate 11% of your Thanksgiving Turkey purchase to PS11 when you use the coupon code "PS11" at checkout.
(See Flyer for more information)

School Picture Day

School Picture Days Are Next Week

Families, PS11 will be taking school pictures next week on November 28th, 29th, and 30th. Your child's teacher will let you know what day the class is scheduled for. 


PS11 Merch

The PS11 Merchandise team wants to make it easy for you to get all of your PS11 gear, and has added the following dates to their sales calendar:
  • 11/8   6:15pm-7:15  5th Grade Spelling Bee
  • 11/21 8:00am-10:00am 3rd Grade Spelling Bee
  • 11/30  8:00-10:00am Family Friday
  • 12/7  8:00-10:00am 
  • 12/14  8:00-10:00am
  • 12/21  8:00-10:00am Family Friday
Shop for holiday gifts, teacher's gifts, unique gifts for extended family!  Hats, totes, tees, PJ's and more!
Sales help needed!  Come help set-up, sell and break down on the day of sales!  An easy way to get your 11 for 11!


Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on


Volunteers needed for PS11 Math Club!

Do you LOVE MATH and want to share it with PS11 students? You are needed at the PS11 Math Club! Students will explore beautiful math, solve hard problems, and expand their notion of what "math" means. We'll provide some training, tips, and materials. Besides leading and assisting in sessions, we are also seeking volunteers to help organize it. If interested, please fill out this form: 




Upcoming PS11 Fall 2018 School Tours

Upcoming PS11 Fall 2018 School Tours

• Monday, November 26, 8:00am

All tours begin promptly at 8:00 am and are for families seeking admission for September 2019. Tours are not appropriate for children. If you would like to attend a tour, email our Parent Coordinator, Stephen McGill, at Please include the names and daytime contact telephone numbers of attendees. Please be advised, late comers may not be admitted. Tour requests will not be confirmed.


Discounted holiday cards at Minted!

The holidays are right around the corner.  Order your holiday cards today and save. has generously offered to give a 15% discount to PS11 friends and family. They will also give 15% back to PS11!! 

This promotion is only running through the month of November. 
Our promo code is: FUNDRAISEPS11WTHS

5th Grade Spelling Bee Results

The two 4th Grade participants performed extraordinarily well and went on to win the top two spots. 1st place went to Alikhan while Akshay took home the 2nd place trophy. Maximilian was the last 5th Grader to remain standing and took 3rd place in the spelling bee.


Maximilian will be joined by Elisa and Ptolemy as all three move on to the local area spelling bee.




Volunteer Assistants Needed for Young Artists Program!

We have an amazing line-up of classes but we need more Assistants. No experience necessary! Every parents at PS11 is qualified! Assistants help another parent volunteer who is teaching the class with set-up and clean-up. Classes run Jan 14 - March 15; volunteer Assistants help with 1 class a week. Total time commitment is approximately 8 hours. 

Some of the classes that need Assistants are Self Portraits, Mandalas, Comic Arts, Fiber Arts, Paper Collage, Costume Design and Mathematics & the Breakdown of Drawing .
See our Young Artists page for more information about the program.  



Family Friday

Family Friday, November 30, 2018 from 8:50-9:35am
Please join us to get a closer look at the hard work that's going on in our classrooms. For the safety and security of our children, all adults must show your PS11 Photo ID as they enter through the Big Yard.  If you do not have a PS11 Photo ID, you will need to sign in with the security officer and show ID before you will be allowed into the building. Thank you for your understanding.


Lost and Found "Claim Your Stuff" Day

Lost and Found Claim your Stuff 

Fri, Dec 14th, 2018 8:15-9am in front of PS11

On FridayDecember 14th the Lost & Found Committee will display all unclaimed student belongings in front of the school building, between the hours of 8:15 and 9:30 am. 
All items not claimed by December 14, will be donated to charity. 

The amount of lost items is overwhelming and the Lost & Found Committee needs your help on December 15th, from 8:00 - 10:00 am, to help with displaying and 
 bagging the unclaimed items for donation.

For more information about Lost and Found click here!  Thank you!

To help prevent loss, all items that might be removed should have:

-First name or initial, 
-Last name  (most important!!)
-Class number
*Please remember that if your child's belongings are clearly labeled with their first and last name, the committee members return labeled items to students.