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Book Fair is Coming! May 25 and May 29-June 1, 2018

Families will receive a letter in home folders with book fair details, including when their child's class will be attending Book Fair.  
Families will have an opportunity to shop at the book fair on Poetry Night (Wed 5/30 and after Family Friday on 6/1).
Volunteers are needed for set-up on 5/24 and various other shifts. For more info, see our book fair page.  
Sign up: 



Yearbook Photo and Ad Submissions 2018

Thank you PS11 Community! We received a record number of photo and ad submissions for the 2017-2018 yearbook. All links have been disabled except for the Washington DC Trip and The 4th Grade Camping Trip.

4th Grade Camping Trip

5th Grade Washington DC Trip

We are no longer taking ad submissions or other event pictures.
Thank You!
The Yearbook Staff



Free Chesskid Account

Are You Using Your FREE Chesskid Account?

You are on your way to becoming a grandmaster! Each PS 11 student has been given access to a account. This is a great resource to learn, practice and play online. Earn prizes for most puzzles done and highest rating!
How to login? Just go to
Username: firstnamelastinitialps11
Pasword: ps11chess
Any questions please email




First Annual Summer Book Exchange -- Tuesday June 19th and Wednesday June 20th, 2018

In need of some shelf space?  Clear them out for PS11 kindergarteners!

We need your donations for the first-ever PS11 SUMMER BOOK EXCHANGE!  Our goal is to send every kindergartener home with books to keep them reading all summer long.

Please donate any books your family has outgrown.  All books will be accepted!* . There is a kindergartener who will be so happy to get your used books, and you will free up some space in your apartment.  It's a double-win!

When:  Tuesday June 19th & Wednesday June 20th at morning drop-off
Where:  Collections will be outside the school
What:  Any and all used books!
Volunteers:  We need help the mornings of June 19th and June 20th.  Please contact Stephanie Brodene ( or Sandy Chin ( if you'd like to volunteer or sign up here:

*books not used for the exchange will be donated to charity following the event.Volunteers for book exchange needed June 19th and 20th. Donate any and all used books.


Chess Nationals Report

With just seven players representing the Chessmates at the Nashville Nationals and only one incomplete team, it looked unlikely that we would bring home any wins. But with a fighting spirit and against all odds, our K-3 Championship section represented by Joshua, Avaan and Indira brought home the 15the place team trophy. Rounded off by Michael, Damien, Sabella (placing in the the U700 section) and first time National novice Marlowe, the Chessmates displayed an incredible weekend of chess and team spirit.

For more pictures, and previous stories, go to our chess page.  



Coin Drive Results

The coin drive was another huge success.  Your donations raised $4782.84 for the PTA!!!  That’s 1000s and 1000s of coins.  Thank you to everyone who donated.  Kindergarten with Pre-K were the big winners with a total of $1196.57, earning a trip to the treasure chest!!!  Congratulations Kindergarten and Pre-K.  Third grade was a close second with $1058.19. 

Hudson, class 3 – 504 won the oldest coin with a 500 AD Roman Penny.  That’s the oldest coin we’ve ever received. Hudson will win a $25 16 Handles gift certificate.  Ansel, Zoe and Taggart were runner-ups each with coins from the 1800s.   Anyone who submitted an oldest coin and would like it back, please email Meghan Ballantyne at

Congratulations to all!


School Closed - Memorial Day

All NYC schools are closed on
Monday, May 28, 2018
in observance of Memorial Day


Family Friday

Family Friday, June 1, 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.


School Spirit Day - Wacky Dress Up

Boring clothes got you down? Have no fear, June 8th at PS11 is Wacky Dress Up Day and it's time to stand out from the crowd! Come to school in your wackiest outfit. Be creative and have fun!


School Closed - Anniversary Day

All NYC schools are closed from
Thursday, June 7, 2018
for Anniversary Day


PTA General Meeting June 8, 2018

PTA General Meeting
Friday, June 8, 2018 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.