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4th Grade Hip Hop Show

4th Grade Hip Hop Show this Tuesday

4th grade families, please join us on October 16th at 9:15am in the auditorium as the 4th graders show off their amazing Hip Hop skills. Each class will perform their own choreographed dance number. Get ready to watch them pop, wave, and dougie.


Chess Success: Our First PS11 Tournament sold out!

With over 200 kids registered to play, the first PS11 Chelsea Chessmates Tournament was a smashing success. Along with our amazing ICN coaches we organized a fantastic first tournament. The whole team including our newest K-1 kids came out in full force to support the tournament. We placed first in the U300 and U700 sections. Individual winners were Patrick (second place) Seneca (third place)  and Uri (fifth place)  in the U300 section with perfect scores. In the U700 section, Ash (fifth place) and Elliott (ninth place) took home trophies. A huge thank you to the PTA, Coach Fier, Coach Russ, ICN and Mr Bender for making this happen! We look forward to making our next tournament in Spring bigger and better.


For more pictures and information, please see our chess page


Fall Festival this Saturday!!


Join your friends at PS11's biggest community event of the year this Saturday. The Fall Festival is the most anticipated kid-focused event of the year, with bouncy castles, tons of food, hot and cold drinks, arts & crafts for the kids, an artisan craft fair for the adults and lots more. Rain or shine, it's going to be a fun family day!
You still have an opportunity to help to make this day special by volunteering and bringing bake sale goodies. The best way to demonstrate how important PS11 is to you and your family is by being part of it.
Volunteer: There are still several slots open for various activities. The Fall Festival takes a village (200+ volunteers!)
Our new featured event "CURTAINS" really needs your help!! 
Please sign up here NOW to make this immersive theatrical experience a success in its inaugural year  - come be a  ghost, zombie, neon chamber performer, fun house mirror, etc - no experience needed- you'll be shown exactly what to do!!! 

Sign up here for all Fall Fest Volunteer Opportunities.  
Be a hero to your kids and your community. We also need your help in keeping the kids bouncing in the bouncy castles during the 2.15pm to 4.14 pm shift. People who volunteer to clean up get a free PS11 Fall Festival tote bag
Baked Goods: Bring baked (or bought) individually-wrapped, nut-free treats for our fabulous bake sale! Drop off in room 101 before Saturday or direct to the bake sale table in the cafeteria on the day.
Thank you for your continued support. We can't wait to see you Saturday!

Calling all Green Thumbs

We are looking for volunteers to help harvest the PS11 garden in the little yard on Tuesdays 9-10:30am. Sign up here
Contact Elinor with any questions  at 

Farm to Table Group will have a table at fall festival. We will have a farm market and egg raffle. Please come visit us. 
Our next Farm to Table Meeting is Wed 10/24 at 9am in the cafeteria. Please join us to learn more about the group and volunteer opportunities.




PTA General Meeting

PTA General Meeting
Friday, October 19, 2018 at 
If you have a child at PS11, you ARE the PTA! Please join us at our first meeting and be a part of what is happening here at PS11. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!  

Please wear your PS11 ID or bring identification.


Come to the Scholastic Book Fair!

Families will receive a letter in home folders with book fair details, including when their child's class will be attending Book Fair.  

Save the Date: Families will have an opportunity to shop on the first day of the book fair, right after Family Friday (Fri 10/26).

Shop Online: Did you know you can shop our book fair online? Shop more dates, 24 hours a day. Online Book Fair is open October 21 - November 3. Use the link below. 

EZ Wallet - a new payment option called EZ Wallet is now available - learn more about it here: 




PS11 Trivia Night

Monday October 22, 2018 at One Star Bar 147 W. 24th Street (between 6th and 7th)

Join us for PS11's first trivia night! Look out for the flyer in your kids backpack. Doors open at 6pm, trivia is 8pm to 10pm, but guests can stay later. Only 90 tickets on sale, so buy yours soon! Purchase tickets here


Extra! Extra! The Paper is Hiring!

Extra! Extra! The PS11 Paper is gearing up for the 2018-19 season. All 2nd - 5th graders are eligible to join. 
Paper Staff will meet on Friday mornings at 8AM, as well as complete all weekly assignments. All interested students and a parent/guardian must attend an informational meeting on Oct 19, at 8am (just before the PTA meeting), in the auditorium. Applications will be handed out at the meeting. 
Please check out our newspaper archives to see the amazing work the PS11 Newspaper staff has done in the past.  



Lego Robotics

Wednesdays 3.10-5.30pm

Get your coding skills on and come build robots with our robotics team! Open to fourth and fifth graders only.  For registration details click here or see the flyer here. Spots are limited. Questions?




Fall Festival - Save the Date


PS11 Fall Festival Saturday October 20.  11-4:00 at PS11.  Free admission for PS11 Students and parents; $10 for non-PS11 children.  Bake Sale, Face painting, crafts festival, arts and crafts, bouncy castles.  Food available.


4th and 5th Grade Spelling Bee

Time to sign up for the 4th and 5th Grade Spelling Bee.

PS11 will offer two spelling bees for 4th and 5th Graders!
Depending on the number of students, participants may take a grade-specific qualifying test on Friday, October 12th during lunch period.

The top ten 4th grade students will compete in a 4th Grade Spelling Bee at 8:00 am on October 24th. (Parents are welcome to attend.)

The top twenty 5th grade students and top two finishers from the 4th Grade Spelling Bee will compete in our School Spelling Bee on Thursday, November 8th at 6:15 pm.

The top three 5th grade finishers at our School Spelling Beewill advance to the Manhattan District Spelling Bee in early 2019, where they will have the opportunity to qualify for the Daily News New York Citywide Spelling Bee (a qualifier for the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. that will take place in May 2019).

Click on the link above to sign up.