Afterschool at PS 11

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Welcome back!  We hope you had an amazing summer.

The Afterschool Program at PS 11 is operated by PS 11 Programs Inc, a not-for-profit community based organization that works in partnership with PS 11.  We offer a safe, caring creative and enriching learning environment that supports and encourages each student to develop to their fullest potential – socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically.  We offer a partnership between school, home and the community with the responsibility to support our students in becoming independent members of society.

Our Afterschool program is offered every school day from 3:00-6:00 to children PreK through 5th grade.  We have a variety of enrichment classes that provide children with opportunities to have new experiences, learn new skills and develop new friendships.  The fees for the afterschool program are $17.25 per class (1 1/2 hours)/$10.50 if you meet the federal income guidelines for free lunch.  No family is ever turned away if they are unable to afford these rates – scholarships are available.

The Afterschool program begins on Monday, September 28th.  Schedules and registration guidelines will be available by Friday, September 11th.  In-person registration will take place on Monday, September 21st (K-2nd grade) and Tuesday, September 22nd (3rd-5th grade) beginning at 8 a.m. in the auditorium.  Registration numbers will be provided online the night before registration at 6:00 p.m. at

The 3-week Interim Afterschool Program at PS 11 will begin on the first day of school, Wednesday, September 9th,  with a 3-week interim program.  This program runs from September 9th thru September 25th.  The activities will include Arts & Crafts, Sports, Games, Swimming & More! The cost for the 3-week programs is: $205, $125* (3:00-5:00) $300, $185* (3:00-6:00) Kindergarten rates (beg. 9/10/15): $182, $112* (3:00-5:00) $265, $165*  (3:00-6:00) the reduced rate is available to those families who meet the Federal Income Guidelines for free lunch


Please download and complete: Student Information Form 2015 (required for all students)

The Early Bird (morning drop-off) Program will begin on Wednesday, September 9th.  Families can drop off students from 7:30-8:30 in the front of the auditorium.  Students start the day with legos, games, puzzles, and physical activities.  Early Bird runs until 8:45.  Breakfast is served to students at 8:20.  Fees are payable monthly. The cost for the Early Bird program is $6 per day billed and payable at the beginning of each month.  The cost for September is $72.  This year we are offering a 10% discount for families interested in paying for the full year up front.  Regular cost is $1074 – the discounted rate is $966.60.  Families can also choose to drop in to Early Bird – $120 for 10 drop-ins (valid for full year.) All students must be pre-paid and pre-registered before attending the early program.


Student Information Form 2015 (required for all students)

On-line registration is available for the interim program and the early bird program.  Forms are also available from the afterschool office in the cafeteria.

Please contact us at or 917-653-0594 if you have any questions.


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Final Week of Summer Camp


Dear Summer Camp Families:

We can’t believe that this is the last week of summer camp. We have really enjoyed spending time with your children and hope that the experience was rewarding and enriching for them.  But, it’s not over yet. We have a very busy week planned. Please read this letter carefully and return the attached form to us as soon as possible.

Thursday, August 13th is our final field trip to the beach at Coney Island. We will not be going on any rides.  There is no charge for this trip but it is important that you send your child to camp prepared for the trip.
• We will leave the school at 9:30 a.m. and return around 5 p.m.
• Children should come to school with bathing suits on. Send underwear in their backpack if you
think they will want to change before coming home.
• All children need to bring a towel, bathing suit, sunscreen, a hat, a bagged lunch and two bottles of
water. School Lunch will be provided if needed.  Small sand toys are allowed.  It is very important that your child brings water.  We will not take students with us on this trip if they don’t have at least one bottle of WATER!!
• Your child may bring up to $5 to purchase a snack at the beach -The $5 can be used to
purchase food only – no toys or souvenirs. Group leaders will hold all money brought by students.
• Our swimming policy for the beach is younger children can go in to the water up to their knees,
older children (3rd-5th grade) up to their waist. You must complete and sign the permission slip below in
order for your child to go into the water. If you do not want your child to go in, please make sure they
understand your wishes before we go on the trip on Thursday. Our swimming instructors and lifeguards will accompany us on the trip.

Friday, August 14th will be our End of Camp Carnival & BBQ. We will be having a cookout of
hamburgers and hotdogs and would like all families to contribute a side dish or salad. Hot
dog/hamburger buns, cheese, bottled water is also needed. Please no beverages, desserts, cookies or candy.  As much as we would love for families to join us, this BBQ is for summer campers only. Please complete the form below to let us know what you want to bring. We will eat lunch at 12:30.

We took a lot of pictures and videos over the summer.  If you have not yet requested to join our closed Facebook Group, search for the GROUP PS 11 Afterschool and Summer Camp and request to join.

We look forward to seeing you in September.

Deborah Osborne

P.S.  Interim Afterschool and Early  Bird Registration will be open this week on our website,  Afterschool Information will also be available in the coming  week.

August 10, 2015

My child, _____________________________, has permission to travel by subway to Coney Island on
Thursday, August 13th. K-2nd graders will be permitted to go in up to their knees; 3rd-6th graders will be
allowed to go in up to their waists. Please check one of the following: My child is:
____ allowed to go in the water
____ not allowed to go in the water

On Friday, August 15th, we will contribute the following toward the end of camp BBQ/Carnival:

Parent Name/Phone #

_______________________________ ___________________
Parent Signature             Date

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Spring Registration Information

Due to school closure on Tuesday, January 27th, the Spring Registration will be as follows:

Wednesday, January 28th – 3rd-5th grade registration*
Thursday, January 29th – K-2nd grade registration

*  If school is cancelled on Wednesday, 3rd-5th grade registration will be on Friday, January 30th.

3rd-5th grade can get their numbers at 6 pm on January 27th
K-2nd grade can get their numbers at 6 pm on January 28th

The form to obtain the registration number  is NOT available until 6 pm on the above dates at

Enjoy the Snow!!

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Winter 2015 Afterschool Calendar & Events

We have such a busy winter planned.  Below is a calendar of events for January & February.  Please check back often or follow this site to get changes and updates.

January 27 – K-2 Registration*

January 28 – 3rd-5th Registration*

February 3 – Girls on the Run 5K (4:00 pm)

February 4 – Hip Hop (no ballet) (9:30 am-students only)

February 5 – Hip Hop/Ballet Dance Show  (6:30 pm)  Show info & attire

February 6 – Karate Promotion Ceremony (during class time)  families welcome

February 9 – TADA! Monday Performance (4:00 pm)

February 9-13 – Open Class Weeek – Families are invited to visit all classes (3:45-4:30, 4:45-6:00)

February 10 – Tuesday Tap Recital 5:00 p.m.

February 11 – TADA! Wednesday Performance (4:00 pm); Wednesday Guitar Recital (5:00 pm)

February 12 –  Afterschool Celebration (6:00-8:00 pm)
This list is not yet complete:
Presentations/Activities/Demos in Cafeteria (6:15-7:00)
All classes with Otis, Chess, Karate, Highline Artists, Science. Amazing Animals,
Paper Airplanes, Childrens Museum of the Arts, Printmaking, Circus Classes, Jr. First Lego League Robotics, Hands on History,
Murals, Model Airplanes, Trendy Threads, Thursday Lego Robotics (RoboFun)
Performances in the Auditorium (7:00-8:00)
Rock n Roll Theatre, Music & Movement with Otis, Capoiera, Flamenco. Rockstar

February 13 – Friday Guitar Recital (5:00 pm)

February 13 – Friday Tap/Gumboot Recital 5:00 p.m.

March 13 – Jr. FLL Competition at Jacob Javits.

*See next post for registration information,