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NEW SCHOOL HOURS 2014 - 2015



Pre-K and K students dropped off and picked up in their classrooms.  
Grades 1 - 5 line up outside at 8:15 a.m.
Line up/drop off and pick up instructions to follow due to construction updates. 

Pre-K children have a phase in schedule the first two days of school:  
Thursday, September 4, Pre-K students with last names A - K will attend 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 
Thursday, September 4, Pre-K students with last names L - Z will attend 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  
Friday, September 5, ALL Pre-K students will attend 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
 Monday, September 8 is the first full day for Pre-K students.

All K students have half day Thursday, September 4 and Friday, September 5 (dismissal at 11:30 a.m.) Monday, September 8 is the first full day for K students.

A Message from Our Principal

I am honored you selected the Purvis J. Behan Elementary School as your home.  Each year, we look forward to an exciting and enriching learning experience for our students.  You have selected a school that believes in creating experiences full of challenge, adventure, inquiry, discovery, and just plain old fun!  Having you and your child join our family will make this journey that more exciting.  Each year is filled with activities and events to enrich, motivate and inspire our children – and parents.  We are proud to say, our students love it here... [more]


PTA Meeting - Bring Potluck
Wednesday, September 10; 6:30PM

New Parent Welcome at Primrose Cafe
Friday, September 12; 8:30AM

Curriculum Night Parent Orientation
Tuesday, September 16: 5:00PM

Family Movie Night
Friday, September 19; 6:00PM

Thursday, September 25 & Friday, September 26

New Parent Welcome at Primrose Cafe
Monday, September 29; 8:30AM

Book Sale and Readathon Kick Off
Sunday, October 5; 12PM-3PM

Monday, October 13

PTA Meeting
Wednesday, October 15; 6:30PM

Picture Day
Friday, October 17

Spooky Funhouse
Friday, October 24; 5:30PM

Scroll to bottom of page for full size calendar

Volunteering - Sign Up!!

Lunch & Recess Volunteers 
ALWAYS needed and appreciated

Lunch period #1: 11:05AM-11:55AM; Pre-K to 2nd grades. 
(Pre-K students eat lunch in their classrooms.)

Lunch period #2: 12:00PM-12:50PM; 3rd to 5th grades.

School Tours

Our school tours are completed for the 2013 - 2014 school year.  Please download a copy of our school brochure above.  Thank you for your interest in PS11.

Middle School Information

(for 3rd, 4th, 5th grades)

PS11 Guidance Counselor C. Diane Nathaniel
718-638-2661 x2010

A Message from outgoing student Class President 2013 - 2014

Hey PS11,

For all of you who may not know who I am, my name is Imani D. , your 2013 - 2014 student body president.

PS11 is a very great learning environment.

The teachers are very nice and will push you to do your best.

Your experience here at PS11 will be AWESOME!

PS11 will be like your second home!

I enjoyed my time here at this school and will be sure to pop up at major school events to show my support .

I loved this school so much. I even recorded my first music video right here!!!

If you want to check it out, look up "Mani and Maiya Look at my Socks" on YouTube.

I want you to know that I am wishing you all the best this year .
Try your best!

Remember to respect yourself and others!

Always believe that you are awesome because you are!


Imani D.


Join the PS11 PTA Listserve!

Join the PS11 community online. Get announcements and other important information via email. This is a private Yahoo group for current PS11 parents and caregivers.
Please send an email to:

Please include your name, your child(ren)'s name, and your child(ren)'s teacher. Applications will not be processed without this information.
A Message from Our PTA

Welcome to the 2014 - 2015 School Year!

YOU are the PTA!

On behalf of the PS11 PTA Executive Board, we are delighted to welcome you all to the 2014 - 2015 school year. We continue to have many great initiatives underway and we have another great year ahead... [more]

Basic Supply List for Grades 1 - 5

Some of the basic supplies usually requested in grades 1-5 are:
-composition notebooks (at least 8)
-pocket folders
-crayola crayons
-colored markers (thick and thin markers)
-colored pencils
-glue sticks
-#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
-safety scissors
-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

Note:  Teachers may also request items based on special projects and assignments they are planning for the year.  The list above merely serves as a basic list for elementary students.

T-shirts FOR SALE
Thursday, Sept 4 &
Friday, Sept 5

also at PTA Meetings & Events

$8 each or 2/$15 - CASH ONLY
PS11 Uniform
Mon - Thur:  White Tops, Navy Blue Bottoms
Gym Day:  White Tops or PS11 T-shirts, Red Bottoms, Sneakers
Fri:  Personal Choice Day


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