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School calendar


Spelling Bee Dates for 2019-2020

Friday, October 11, lunchtime (room 405)
    • 4th grade written qualifying test
    • 5th grade written qualifying test
Wednesday, October 23, 8AM (room 405)
    • 4th grade spelling bee
Friday, November 8, 8am (room 405)
    • 5th grade spelling bee

Students will have until Monday, September 30 to register: click here to register and go to our spelling bee page to learn more about the spelling bee and read about previous years' spelling bees.





Scholastic Book Fair - Oct 25 - Oct 31, 2019

PS11 Book Fair will run from October 25th to October 31st . Parents and guardians are invited to shop after Family Friday on October 25th between 9:30 – 10:30 am. You will get a note in your home folder with the exact day your child's class will visit. If you do not receive one, you can email with your child's classroom  number and they will let you know.

Please remember to provide your child with enough money to purchase a book.

     ✔ Expect prices to be ~$8-$15 with tax. Hardcover books cost more than paperbacks.

     ✔ Put cash in a Ziploc baggie with your child's name and class number on it.

     ✔ Student eWallets are available for setup from the book fair homepage two weeks prior to the fair start date.

For families who cannot afford to purchase a book, or for those children who forget their money at home, the PTA will provide a voucher so that every child can select a book (up to $10 in value) and bring it home to keep. In order to support this program, we request all families to put loose change in the red box at the cash register.

Adults may shop the online fair during the last week of October: Books purchased online will be delivered, free of charge, to your child's classroom by late November. Buy books for the holidays!!

Feel free to share the online book fair with friends and relatives. Also, we encourage you to donate to your child's classroom library, see "CLASSROOM WISH LISTS."


Columbus Day Success!

The Chelsea Chessmates brought it home with a first place team win in the Rookie section at the Chess in The Schools Columbus Day Tournament held at PS11. Eisa placed first, Liev was third and Patrick came in 9th place. Great start to our chess season!

For more chess news and pictures, see our chess page.  


Chessmates Score at Hunter Tournament

The PS11 Chess Team had a great start to the chess season. Second graders Elliott, Ollie and Anay placed second, third and twelfth in the Primary section and first grader Emma came in third in the junior section. 

For more results and pictures, please see our chess page.  


Annual Fund Donations made Easy!


Pay three ways: 

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Online at

Mail to PS11 PTA (Attn. Annual Fund); 320 W. 21st Street; New York, NY 10011

Go to our Annual Fund page for more details.  



PS11 Fall 2019 School Tours - DATE CHANGE

Upcoming PS11 Fall 2019 School Tours - DATE CHANGES

• Monday, November 4, 2019, 8:00am
• Friday, November 8, 2019, 8:00am 

All tours begin promptly at 8:00 am and are for families seeking admission for September 2020. Tours are not appropriate for children. If you would like to attend a tour, email our Parent Coordinator, Stephen McGill at (Choose one date per request, include the name(s) and daytime contact telephone numbers of attendees.) Please be advised, late comers may not be admitted. Tour requests will not be confirmed.


School Construction Project

We are undergoing a huge construction project at PS 11. Our building is nearing 100 years old and is need of some external masonry work. This work is scheduled to begin next week and is expected to be completed by June of 2021. Click here to read more. 


PS11 Alumni Network

Calling all PS11 students and graduates!  
Please join the PS11 alumni network, connecting PS11 graduates of all ages (parents may opt in for our younger PS11 alumni).
Click HERE to opt into our network, and receive our alumni newsletter, and be notified about upcoming alumni events and networking opportunities.
Feel free to pass along the link, or the PS11 Alumni Flyer to any interested parties!
Contact: with questions.




Memo from DOE about Lead Paint


 All first grade families, please read this information from the Department of Education regarding lead paint. 



School Calendar Change

NYC DOE has updated their 2019-2020 Calendar.

All NYC Schools are now CLOSED on Monday, December 23, 2019.

Please plan accordingly, and see the revised calendar here: