Emergency PTA Meeting- Presentation by Department of Transportation


MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017 @ 8:30AM

Dear PS 11Q Families,

As you know, the main entrance of PS 11Q is located on the corner of 54th Street and Skillman Avenue.  Children are dropped off and picked up all along Skillman Avenue and on 54th Street.  Last year, the school community requested a traffic light be placed on Skillman Avenue near what would become our main entrance, the request was denied.

Last week we learned that the DOT is planning a “Street Safety Improvement Project” for Skillman and 43rd Avenues. Part of the DOT’s plan includes:

  • Skillman Avenue becoming ONE lane
  1. Increasing congestion
  2. Parents will no longer be able to pull up to the curb to drop off and pick up their child
  3. stopped cars will block all traffic on Skillman Avenue
  • Creating protected bike lanes on Skillman Avenue DIRECTLY in front of our school
  1. Students will now have to cross a bike lane and the street to reach the library
  2. School buses will be unable to pull up to the curb—leaving them to wait in the one lane of traffic on Skillman Avenue

 The plan does NOT include a traffic signal to ensure our children can safely cross the street.

 We are very concerned on how this will impact the families of PS 11.  We are holding an Emergency PTA Meeting on Monday, December 18th and 8:30 am in the school cafeteria.  The Department of Transportation will be presenting their Bike Lane Proposal to parents.  Please make every effort to be at this meeting to gather more information and ensure your concerns and opinions are voiced.

Additionally, there will be a Community Town Hall Meeting hosted by Community Board 2 and Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer at Sunnyside Community Services (43-31 39th St., Sunnyside) on Tuesday, December 19, 6-8 pm.  You will have an opportunity to voice your opinion at this meeting as well.

For more information, here is a link to the DOT’s proposal:

We encourage you to email your thoughts and questions to Community Board 2 to:                             

Debra Markell Kleinert, District Manager –

Denise Keehan Smith, Chairwoman –

As always, thank you for taking the time to become informed and ensure that our children are safe. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the PTA via email at:


Picture day!

This year’s school picture day will be held on Thursday, November 9 – Friday, November 10, 2017. The tables below show the date and time of when your child’s class will have their pictures taken!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Time Class Class Class
8:30-9am 102 202 204
9-9:30am K011 206 105
9:30-10am 101 K012 201
10-10:30 103 104 301
10:30-11 302 303 304
11:30-12 502 506
12-12:30 601 602
1-1:30 305 401 402
1:30-2 407

Friday, November 10, 2017

Time Class Class Class
8:30-9am K016 604 205
9-9:30am K014 507 K013
9:30-10am K017 503 203
10-10:30 504 603 501
10:30-11 306 307 405
11:30-12 505
12-12:30 605 606
1-1:30 406 403 404

November PTA Meeting

Please join us for our third PTA meeting of the 2017-2018 school year! The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 16th, at 8:30am in the school cafeteria. We are alternating between morning and evening meetings to give all parents an opportunity to attend. We will be discussing the following:

  • Principal’s Update
  • Parent Coordinator’s Update
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Vote on Proposed Budget for remainder of school year
  • Vote to approve minutes from 10/23/17 PTA Meeting
  • Volunteer Shout-out!
  • Square 1 Art Fundraiser Update
  • Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities: – Parent Teacher Conferences

You can RSVP online below, or download the agenda here and send in an RSVP with your child.

November 16th PTA Meeting
Please let us know if you will be able to attend the November 16th PTA meeting at 8:30 AM by signing up here!


Send In Your Boxtops!

Clip & earn it! Collecting and sending in box tops is a great and easy way to earn money for PS 11. Each eligible box top you send in is worth 10 cents for our school. You can download this form in English and Spanish to attach box tops to and send back with your child. The money earned will help fund the extracurricular activities your child participates in!


Next PTA Meeting October 23

Please join us for our second PTA meeting of the 2017-2018 school year! The meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 23rd, at 6pm in the school cafeteria. We are alternating between morning and evening meetings to give all parents an opportunity to attend. You can download the agenda here and send in an RSVP with your child.


Good News Letter

Dr. Philip A. Composto, Superintendent Community District 30, has released the first issue of the Good News Letter. You can download it in English and in Español.


Call for Grade Parent Representatives!

As previously announced, the P.S.11Q PTA is currently seeking volunteers to serve as Grade Parent Representatives for the 2017-18 school year. These positions will serve as a liaison between the head teacher/classes of each respective grade and the PTA Executive Board.

Some responsibilities will include representing the interests of your child’s grade, helping to solicit volunteers and donations, and help plan grade-specific events and PTA activities. If you are looking to become more involved within the school without a huge commitment, this is position is for you! If multiple volunteers are received for each grade, it can be a shared role. The more help, the better!

If you would like to serve as a Grade Parent for your child’s grade, please send an email to indicating your interest, your child’s name, grade/teacher and your contact information. Please include your name, contact information and the grade that your child/children will be in during the 2017-2018 school year. You may also download the form by clicking here and return it to the P.S.11Q Executive Board.


September General PTA Meeting

Please join us for the first PTA meeting of the 2017-2018 school year!  The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 28th, at 8:30 am in the school cafeteria. We will be alternating between morning and evening meetings in order to give all parents an opportunity to attend.  Below you will find the proposed agenda to be discussed. We look forward to seeing you there!


  • Principal’s Update
  • Parent Coordinator’s Update
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Grade Parent Nominations
  • Annual PTA Donation Solicitation
  • Square 1 Art Fundraiser
  • Student Picture Days – November 2nd & 3rd
  • Ideas needed for movement & recess time
  • Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities: – Art fundraiser, Picture Day, Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Email PTA email at and like our FaceBook page to stay in the loop!

We will be selling our awesome P.S. 11Q T – shirts and hoodies at the meeting!  Adult sizes range from XS-2XL and Child sizes S-L.  Prices are $12 for t-shirts, $16 for long sleeve and $28 for hooded sweatshirts. Cash and credit cards accepted!



Hello Parents!

Welcome to the 2017-18 School year!

We will be having our Meet The Teacher Night on September 13th from 4:30-7:30 PM

4:30-5:30 PM – School Implementation Team – Room 328 – For Parents of students who have IEPs

5:00-5:30 PM- Child Savings Program Orientation – Lunchroom – For Parents of Kindergarten students only

6:00-6:30 PM – Safety Meeting-Emergency Protocols – Lunchroom – All Parents




Father’s Day Movie Night

Father’s Day Movie Night is June 16th at 6 pm in the school auditorium.

Featuring Moana!

Please note: this is a free event but space is limited to 400 people, including children.     All children must attend with a parent.
Pizza, popcorn, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.
Free popcorn for all Dads!


Culture Night at PS11!


PS11 T-shirt sale

Get your PS11 Apparel for PS11 School Pride Day on March 31st!

We are selling our PS11 shirts in preparation for PS11 School Spirit Day.  Please fill out your order form and return to your child’s teacher.  Please enter quantity of each style that you would like and return to the PTA by March 20th with payment.  All items are in stock and will be delivered to your child’s classroom by March 27th.  We accept cash and credit cards.

You can download the PS11 shirt order form here.

Please refer to the below chart for sizes and let us know if you have any questions!



Valentine’s Family Movie Night

We will be hosting a Valentine’s Family Movie Night in conjunction with Woodside on the Move on February 10th at 6pm, featuring the movie Trolls.

We will be selling paper tickets for $2 each in the school auditorium on Monday, February 6th and Tuesday, February 7th at 5:15pm.

Due to the size of the Auditorium, only 395 tickets will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.

All adults and children requiring a seat will need a ticket.

We will be selling popcorn, snacks, drinks, Valentine’s Items and our School shirts at the event.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer at the event, please emails us at:

Hope to see you there!


The January General PTA Meeting is on the 25th at 6pm

Dear Parents,

The next General P.S.11Q PTA meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 25th at 6 pm in the school auditorium.  The agenda for this meeting is outlined below.


  • Principal’s Update
  • Parent Coordinator’s Update
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Valentine’s Movie Night
  • New PTA Office Phone Number: 929-208-4530
  • January’s Teacher Wish List Winner- Ms. Vourvoulakas
  • Volunteer Recognition
  • New Office Hours: Thursdays 8:30-10:30am

We will be selling our P.S. 11 T – shirts & awesome new hoodie sweatshirts and long sleeve t-shirts at the meeting!  Prices are outlined below.  We now accept cash & credit cards!  Adult sizes range from XS-2XL and Child sizes S-L.


Short Sleeve t-shirt: $12

Long Sleeve t-shirt: $16

Hoodie Sweatshirt:  $28


We look forward to seeing you there!


PS11 PTA Winter Carnival is December 15th from 5-8pm

P.S.11Q PTA Winter Carnival

Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 5-8pm

P.S.11 Gymnasium

Don’t miss this fun evening of bounce houses, raffles, dancing, games, pizza, snacks and more!


Volunteers and donations are needed for the Winter Carnival!

The following shifts are needed. Please send an email to if you are interested in volunteering for any of the shifts outlined.

Winter Carnival Volunteer Shifts

Time                  Shift                          Description

1-5 pm                  Set up Shift                Decorating, setting up stations, pricing items, hanging signage etc.

4:30-6:30 pm    Event Shift 1               Selling food/toys, collecting tickets, attending stations, etc.

6:30-8:30 pm    Event Shift 2               Selling food/toys, collecting tickets, attending stations, etc.

8-9 pm                Clean-up Shift             Breaking down stations, sweeping, collecting & organizing unsold items, etc.

The PTA is welcoming the following donations. Anything that is not perishable can be sent in via your child’s teacher or dropped in the collection box in front of the PTA office. Thank you in advance for your generous contributions!

  • Small bottles of water
  • Juice boxes / pouches
  • Small snack-sized bags of popcorn, chips, etc.
  • Store bought/packaged baked goods (cupcakes, doughnuts, muffins, cookies, etc.)
  • Items for raffle (gift certificates from local businesses, new toys, etc.)
  • Homemade Baked Goods **NO NUTS PLEASE** Please list all ingreadients on packaging.
  • Undecorated, homemade cupcakes (These are for a cupcake decorating activity and can be sent in on 12/15. Please send a note to the PTA email so we know that you are planning to bake, the quantity, etc.)
  • Cupcake decorating supplies (icing, sprinkles, toppers, etc.)
  • Paper cups, napkins, paper plates,plastic table clothes and utensils

Please email us at by December 12th  to let us know how you can help!

Thank you so much for your support!  We look forward to see you on the 15th!



School Picture Retake Day is December 8th

Our Picture Retake Day is scheduled for December 8th.

If you want your child’s picture retaken, please fill out the form enclosed in you pictures and return everything to your child’s teacher.  They will then get it to the PTA so we know to call your child down.

If you missed our initial picture day and would like to get your child’s picture taken, envelopes can be found on the counter in the main office.  Please complete the information and return to your child’s teacher.


Family & Sibling Picture Day is this Saturday!

We still have spots available!

Please email us at to schedule your session!




Picture Day is this Thursday & Friday!

Picture Day is this week!

Thursday, November 3rd: Grades 3-6

Friday, November 4th: Grades K-2

Please include your background and package choice and payment or on-line
code if paying by credit card on-line on your envelope.  Please return to your child’s teacher ASAP.


October General PTA Meeting

Please join us for our second PTA meeting of the 2016-2017 school year!  The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 27th, at 6pm in the school auditorium. We are alternating between morning and evening meetings to give all parents an opportunity to attend.  If night meetings do not have a good turnout, we may switch back to mornings only.


  • Principal’s Update
  • Parent Coordinator’s Update
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Presentation of Teacher Wish List Raffle Winner
  • SLT Elections for two available positions – all parents running for the SLT must be in attendance
  • Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities; Picture Day, Parent Teacher Conferences, Holiday Boutique
  • New P.S. 11 T-shirt sale
  • Student Picture Days – November 3rd & 4th
  • Family and Sibling Picture Day – Saturday, November 19th
  • Committee Meeting to follow General Meeting. Please stay if you would like to join a committee for one of our upcoming events

We will be selling our awesome new P.S. 11 t – shirts at the meeting for $12 each!  If you would like to purchase a shirt, please remember to bring cash and take your shirt home with you!  Adult sizes range from XS-2XL and Child sizes S-L.



Many thanks,

PTA Executive Board


Welcome to the 2016/2017 school year at P.S.11Q!

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Welcome to the 2016/2017 school year at P.S.11Q! We are very excited for the fun and productive year that lay ahead! Outlined below you will find some information about the P.S.11Q’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA), our role within the school and various opportunities to become involved and volunteer throughout the year.

PTA Mission & Membership
All parents of children attending P.S. 11Q are automatically considered members of the PTA. That means YOU! There are no pre-qualifications, time commitments or other expectations required to participate in the P.S.11Q PTA. Our role is to become more involved in our children’s education, support our children and their teachers, to share ideas and enrich the P.S.11Q community.

A new PTA Executive Board was elected in June of 2016. Each members’ name and Board position are outlined below.

Mindy Bichler-Greene, Co-President
Jesse Ross, Co-President
Sean McGowan, Treasurer
Alma Jimenez, Corresponding Secretary
Christine Ricciardella, Recording Secretary

PTA Programs & Fundraising
One of our primary objectives as a PTA is to support P.S. 11 with resources, funds, programs that help to maximize the education of every child and benefit the school. Some of the events that we would like to host this year include Picture Day, The Winter Festival, International Night and an online book fair. We welcome any and all ideas you may have for other social, cultural or fundraising events!

Volunteer Opportunities
A special thanks to all of the parents who volunteered or contributed last year! All parent contributions are incredibly valuable whether it be your time, ideas, donations to fundraisers, attendance at PTA meetings and PTA sponsored events. Without all of these contributions, we would not be able to achieve the PTA’s goals.

If you are interested in keeping informed about volunteer opportunities or would like to chair an event, please send an email to

Thank you.

PTA Executive Board