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Winter Break

February 20-24, 2017
All NYC schools are closed 


NY International Children's Film Festival 2017 Starts TOMORROW - February 24th!

The NY Int'l Children's Film Festival 2017 is just around the corner (February 24 - March 19th) and will be showcasing the best new films for ages 3-18. The Festival is packed full of fantastic film programs for your family and, even better, our school earns $3 back for every ticket you purchase!

NYICFF is the largest festival for children and teens in North America and premieres over 100 of the best new films from around the world for children each year. These films feature diverse storytelling, themes, and artistic techniques that inspire kids to be creative and explore new ideas and cultures. The Festival itself includes filmmaker Q&As, audience voting, retrospectives, and special events. It's a truly exciting month of films!
Celebrate the best new international films with the Festival's wildly-popular short film programs, several of which include Academy-award nominees, in addition to special events including Opening Night films Revolting Rhymes and My Life as a Zucchini (Academy-award nominee), a unique program of Birthday Shorts that celebrate the Festival's 20th anniversary, and Closing Weekend film Ancien and the Magic Tablet - alongside many other terrific feature film selections.
To buy tickets and raise money for our school simply:
  1. Go to  
  2. Select our school from the “Select My School” Menu (IMPORTANT!!!!)
  3. Purchase tickets
Our PTA earns $3 of each ticket you purchase!

 Attention 3rd & 4th Grade Scientists

Please remember to hand in your reports on Friday, March 3 and poster boards are on Monday, March 6.  Both should be dropped off in Mr. Roylance's classroom.  Teams who don't turn in their work on these dates will not be able to participate in the science fair. 
Poster boards can be picked up in the office.

3rd Grade Science Fair 
Friday, March 17, 2017 at 9:15AM – 10:00AM
(participants and their adult family members only)

4th Grade Science Fair 
Monday, March 20, 2017 at 9:15AM – 10:00AM
(participants and their adult family members only)




Donate to the Annual Fund now!

Dear PS11 Parents, Congrats! We reached 63% participation by December 15 and earned the $25,000 match by generous PS11 families. The children from all classes above 50% participation will visit the treasure chest on Dec 21 & 22. Thank you for your generosity in supporting the Annual Fund and your investment in our community & children.


If your employer  matches your charitable donations, do remember to request a match and help us earn more. For any questions contact

Warm regards & happy holidays !



My School Bucks

Attention: PS11 families 
There is an easy way to pay for school meals: MY SCHOOL BUCKS


  • Funds are immediately available.
  • Hassle-free recurring payment options
  • You can view your child's meal purchases
  • You can set spending limits
  • Payment information is protected & secure 

Parents and guardians can sign-up at myschoolbucks.comTo create an account for you and your child at, you will need: your child's grade, birth date, and student ID number. You will be able to pre-pay with your credit card, debit card, or e-check.

To learn more about New York City's School Breakfast & Lunch Meals Program visit:


3rd and 4th Grade Science Fair date changes

Attention 3rd & 4th Grade Science Fair Participants


Please note, due to a large number of science fair participants the dates/times of the science fair have been slightly modified.  

3rd Grade Science Fair
Friday, March 17, 2017 at 9:15AM – 10:00AM

   4th Grade Science Fair
                                    Monday, March 20, 2017 at 9:15AM – 10:00AM

Written Reports due: March 3, 2017.  Poster Boards (no science fair materials) due: March 6, 2017.
PLAN, PLAN, PLAN AHEAD.  There will be no exceptions.  If your report and poster board aren’t submitted on time, you will NOT be able to participate in the fair.


Poster boards will be available for pick-up from the office after January 23.  One board per team.


PS11 Art Students need your recycling!

PS11 Art Students Need Your Bags!

The art room is in need of paper and plastic shopping bags! Please send them with your studetns to drop off in the art room!

We have enough newspaper for now, thank you for all your help!

Questions? Other stuff to donate? Write Ms. Sam at



4th Grade Families...this is for YOU!

Get your Every Kid in a Park Pass
Lucky 4th Graders... you and your family get free access to hundreds of parks, lands, and waters for an entire year.

Click here to find out more!


Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences: March 8th
Afternoon Parent/Teacher Conferences: March 9th

Held twice a year (in November and March), these conferences are scheduled over two days, either in the afternoon or evening to accommodate parents’ needs. They are also scheduled to coincide with the distribution of student portfolios and progress reports. You should plan to come to the conference prepared with questions about your child’s experience and how you can best support his/her individual needs. We need to see you, hear your concerns and share our thoughts. Please make every effort to attend. You should leave the conference with a clear understanding of your child’s strengths and challenges. Note: Student Portfolios and Progress Reports will not be sent home without a Parent/Teacher Conference.


Thursday, March 9th
11:50am Early Dismissal
to accommodate Parent/Teacher Conferences 


PTA General Meeting

PTA General Meeting
Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 8:50am in the auditorium

If you have a child at PS11, you ARE the PTA! Please join us at our next meeting and see how we can make this year the best yet. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!  Bring your school badge to get into the school.