Breakfast Program: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. daily (for students who do not eat breakfast at home)
8:35 a.m. arrival for ALL students Pre-K to Grade 5 enter via Washington Avenue entrance
8:40 a.m. classes start
2:50 p.m. dismissal for Pre-K students
2:55 p.m. dismissal for Kindergarten students
3:00 p.m. dismissal for Grades 1 – 5 students
* For the safety of all students, please ensure timely pick-up of all children according to the schedule above.
ALL students and families, Pre-K - 5, enter on Washington Avenue for arrival.
Effective use of time is a priority at PS11. All students are expected to consistently arrive at school by 8:35 a.m. for classes beginning at 8:40 a.m. It is important that parents help their children develop the habit of arriving to school on time. Late children miss important instruction and morning routines, and disrupt these activities for others. City and State funding for our school are decreased when students are absent and late. If children arrive late, they must enter through the Waverly Avenue main entrance. Parents of Pre-K and Kindergarten students may accompany their child to the classroom. All other late children should be taken to the main office and will be accompanied to class.
Morning Line Up Procedures
|Grade||Good Weather||Bad Weather|
|Pre-K & K
||Parents assemble in the Pre-K Yard by the jungle gym (facing Washington Avenue) for 8:35 a.m. entry and student sign in.||Parents assemble in the Cafeteria at 8:35 a.m. for procession to classrooms and student sign in.|
||Line up in the Small Yard on Washington Avenue at 8:35 a.m.
(Parents stand in the middle of the small yard behind child's class giving classes ample space to line up.)
|Line up in the Gymnasium at 8:35 a.m.|
||Line up in the Big Yard on Waverly Avenue at 8:35 a.m.
(Parents stand in the middle of the big yard behind child's class giving classes ample space to line up.)
|Line up in the Auditorium at 8:35 a.m.|
|Grade||Good Weather||Bad Weather|
|Pre-K||Parents assemble in the Pre-K Yard by the jungle gym (facing Washington Avenue) for early entry at 2:45 p.m. for pickup and sign out.
|K||Parents assemble in the Pre-K Yard by the jungle gym (facing Washington Avenue) for early entry at 2:50 p.m. for pickup and sign out.
|1st/2nd||Small Yard on Washington Avenue from line up spots.
Meet students outside at 3:00 p.m.
(Parents stand in the middle of the small yard behind child's class giving classes ample space to line up, be dismissed and walk over to parents.)
Enter through Washington Avenue center doors at 2:55 p.m. and assemble near the stage of the Auditorium and the front side seats. Do not stand in corridors.
Pick up students at 3:00 p.m.
|Big Yard on Waverly from line up spots. Meet students outside at 3:00 p.m.
(Parents stand in the middle of the big yard behind child's class giving classes ample space to line up, be dismissed and walk over to parents.)
It is imperative that students are picked up at 3:00 p.m. each afternoon (except those going on to after school enrichment/Virtual Y activities). In the event that you are running late, always call the school to inform them of your expected arrival time. If you are not able to pick up your child at the required time after school, please make sure a responsible adult will arrive in your place. Any adult picking up a child has to be on the blue card filled out in the beginning of the year and must show ID. If not on the blue card, the parent must notify the school in writing. This person must also show ID.
The PS11 uniform policy is navy blue bottoms and white shirts. Uniforms are worn Monday thru Thursday; Friday is an optional non-uniform day. On gym days, red shorts/pants and plain white t-shirts or PS11 logo t-shirts are worn. PS11 t-shirts will be available for sale on the first day of school, the first PTA meeting and orientation days (see calendar for PTA meeting and orientation days).
Consistent attendance is extremely important for a successful school year. If your child is ill and unable to come to school, please send a note explaining the reason for the absence upon their return. Encourage your child to keep up with homework assignments even when he or she is absent. During a lengthy absence, please notify the school and check with your child’s teacher about the best way to complete assignments.
The Office of Pupil Transportation http://www.opt-osfns.org provides information for families eligible for the school transportation. Please contact the school secretary if you need information or forms on transportation options for your child.
A free hot lunch is available daily to eligible students. Early in the fall, all families must complete and return the Application for Free and Reduced Priced Meals. Eligibility is based on the household size and monthly gross income. It is important that all parents complete this form, as it affects the school’s funding status for supplies, extended days and several programs including reduced class size, additional support staff and specialized non-mandated programs. Your child may not be able to participate in some after school activities and receive a snack without a lunch form on file. Even if you are ineligible or do not intend to have your child eat school breakfast, lunch, or afterschool snack, you MUST sign and return the form.
Lost and Found
The lost and found is located beneath the staff mailboxes in the main office. Please label everything with your child’s first and last names. All unclaimed items will be donated to charity after two weeks.
Breakfast, Lunch, Recess & Lunch Volunteers
Breakfast and lunch are provided daily to all students. Parents may also send their child to school with a packed meal. Please be mindful when packing lunches and snacks to provide your child with healthy choices. Candy and junk food are prohibited in school. The breakfast and lunch menus can be viewed at http://www.opt-osfns.org
• Lunch period 1 is from 11:10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. for Pre-K to 2nd grades. Pre-K students eat lunch in their classrooms.
• Lunch period 2 is from 12:15 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. for 3rd to 5th grades.
Lunch volunteers are ALWAYS welcome. Sign up for a day and help kids get their lunches, open milk containers, get outside and play!
Weather permitting; students generally have an outdoor recess after lunch. In cold or inclement weather, students are offered alternative indoor activities. Our school is a Playworks school.
In the event of an emergency, should you need to get a message to your child during the school day, please call the Main Office at 718-638-2661 and leave a message for his/her teacher. The teacher will relay the message to your child.
Toys and Electronic Devices
All forms of toys and electronic devices are prohibited. Such items will be confiscated by school personnel. Parents must claim seized items in person at the school. PS11 school staff is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
The New York City Department of Education prohibits the usage of cell phones in public schools. If your child must carry a cell phone, it should be turned off and secured in their book bag. Cell phones can be confiscated by school personnel if used in school. If you have an emergency, contact the Main Office at 718-638-2661 to leave a message for your child. PS11 school staff is not responsible for lost or stolen cell phones.
PS11 offers two self contained 12:1:1 special education classes. They include a 2nd/3rd, and 4th/5th grade classes. A full time, onsite Special Education Teacher for Support Services (SETSS), formerly known as the Resource Room, is also on staff. If you have any questions or concerns about the special education program, please contact the school social worker, school psychologist or SETSS teacher.
School Based Support Team
The school based support team at PS11 consists of one part time child psychologist and one part time social worker. The team works to provide intervention support to children identified as needing these services.
Discipline and Conflict Resolution
The Chancellor’s Citywide Standards of Discipline and Intervention Measures (Blue Book) which outlines the discipline policies, as set forth by the Department of Education, is distributed at the beginning of every school year to all students. This document includes the DOE’s citywide “Discipline Code” as well as a “Student Bill of Rights.”
All staff members or adults in the building may serve as facilitators for conflicts occurring between students. If a problem cannot be resolved, it is then taken to the assistant principal or principal. Some teachers, staff and students have received training in the Resolving Conflicts Creatively Program (RCCP) which teaches its participants to find alternative and peaceful solutions to working out conflict.
-composition notebooks (at least 8)
-colored markers (thick and thin markers)
-#2 sharpened pencils (lots of them)
-blue or black ink pens (grades 3-5)
-1 pack of composition paper (wide ruled – grades 2-5)
-box of facial tissue
-post it notes or other sticky notes (size 3x3)
-teachers may ask for a fee to join a class book club and/or magazine (Scholastic, Troll, Time For Kids, etc)
-1 ream of white copy paper
-1 pack of multi-colored construction paper