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School calendar


School Tours

Spring 2019 PS11 School Tours

• Friday, May 3 - 8:00 am
• Monday,  May 6 - 8:00 am

Tours begin promptly at 8:00 am. Late comers will not be admitted. Spring tours are geared towards families seeking Gifted & Talented Program placement for September 2019. Tours are not appropriate for children.

If you would like to attend a tour, email our Parent Coordinator, Stephen McGill at one date, include the names and daytime contact telephone numbers of attendees in your email) 
Tour requests will not be confirmed.


Huge Win for PS11 Girls at Nationals 

The Chelsea Chessmates girls were  a powerhouse in Chicago as they played incredible chess, tying for second place in the U10 section at the all-girls Nationals Chess Tournament. Congratulations to our team consisting of Sabella, Indira, and Meera. And an impressive showing by adorable  Kindergartener Emma (U8), playing her first ever Nationals. Girls, your hard work and amazing team spirit makes us proud!  For more stories and pictures, see our chess page.



PS11 Spring Auction and Gala Presents Prom NightBook a babysitter for the evening of  Wednesday, May 15th and join in the fun of the PS11 2019 Spring Gala at The Marquee - this year’s theme is ‘Prom Night’.  One-week flash sale for $75 tickets is April 1 - April 7 - simply click here. Even if you can't attend please consider contributing to a staff ticket, buying raffle tickets or donating an item to the online auction by clicking here.


The Yearbook Needs You!

It's a PS11 tradition to produce a Yearbook for each student and staff member. We are able to do this through the generous support of the PTA, very talented and dedicated parent volunteers. The committee is looking for parent volunteers who are skilled or interested in:

•   Photography and digital photo color correction
•   Photo collection and editing
•   Copy collection, editing and proofreading
•   Ad placement record keeping

The great thing about the Yearbook Committee is that volunteers create a memorable keepsake for the PS11 students, faculty and staff. The committee roles are clearly defined, and there is approximately a ten week production schedule.  
If you are available and interested, or would like more information, please contact

Scholastic Book Fair on the Way

In-School Fair: May 10, 2019 - Thursday, May 16, 2019

Shop the Online Fair: May 5-May18 


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 5/10, 9:00-10:00).


Shop Online: Did you know you can shop our book fair online? Shop more dates, 24 hours a day. Online Book Fair is open May 5-May18. Use the link below. 


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

Extra Extra!

The latest edition of the new-look PS11 Post has an exciting mix of fascinating articles covering a wide variety of topics: news from PS11, book reviews, behind-the-scenes at the Aladdin show, travel to Europe and much much more!

Please check out our Newspaper archives to see our previous issues.  


Win A Ticket To the Gala -- Follow PS11

Win a Gala Ticket Follow PS11.
Follow us on social media and "like" and share our "Win a Gala ticket" Picture and you might get one free Gala ticket. 
- Must be 21 or older to win.   
- One contest entry per person.
- Open to PS11 Parents, Guardians, & Family.   




PS11 Leggings are here! 

PS11 Leggings are here! 

Perfect for Springtime layering or for Pajama Day!  Adult and child sizes available.  Watch for a flyer with order form in your child's home folder.  Or download the order form here.  


Coin Drive 2019

The annual Coin Drive is back, May 8, 9, and 10th!   Start collecting your spare change now, add to those coin jars - every penny counts!  

Collections take place in front of the school the mornings of May 8th, 9th or 10th.  Every donation goes toward the annual fund! We raised $4800 in coins last year....let's break $5000 this year! The grade with the most coins wins a trip to the treasure chest! Remember those oldest coins too, a prize will be rewarded to the oldest coin.  


Wacky Day

Student Council Spirit Days...

April 18, 2019 is Wacky Day!

On Wacky day you get to dress up as wacky as you want! It would be fun for everyone because you can get funny and use your creativity!



The 2019 Fun Run is Coming!

On May 22nd, PS11 will hold its second annual Fun Run. The Fun Run is a fundraising event that promotes school spirit and teaches important character lessons, while helping to provide important resources like supplies, teachers and extra programs (currently not funded by the DOE) to our children. Students will run around a track, while also dancing, being silly and having fun. Weather permitting, all PS11 families are invited to come join the fun. For answers to all your questions, please see our Fun Run FAQ.