P.S. 111 PTA

We are the official PTA of P.S. 111 Adolph S. Ochs, a community-centered, neighborhood elementary school in Hell's Kitchen, New York.

We enhance the education of every PS 111 student, while building relationships between the school and our families. Thank you to our donors & volunteers for supporting our children!

Through our partnership with the school, we support:

  • Our students, with multiple free in-school programs, and a free book for every child during the Book Fair.
  • Our classrooms, with books, materials, and supplies, including, in 2024, dozens of books and nine beautiful large new rugs.
  • Our teachers & staff, through appreciation events.
  • Our school spirit, through student & family engagement events, including movie nights!
  • Our neighborhood, with the PS 111 Spring Carnival.
  • Our school's infrastructure, by replacing the broken science room air conditioner & purchasing large rugs for the classrooms.
What We Do


All members of the PTA are entitled to review the official minutes of any meeting. Please contact contact@ps111pta.org if you would like to do so. Meeting summaries are posted below.

Date Time Information`
September 20, 2023 9:15 am Summary
October 18, 2023 9:15 am Summary
November 15, 2023 6:15 pm Summary
December 6, 2023 9:30 am Special Meeting
December 20, 2023 6:30 pm Summary
January 17, 2024 9:15 am Summary
February 27, 2024 6:30 pm Coming Soon
March 20, 2024 9:15 am Coming Soon
April 17, 2024 6:30 pm
May 15, 2024 9:15 am
June 20, 2024 9:15 am


  • Caitlin Canfield, President
  • Sally Atkinson, Vice President
  • Ana Kostic, Vice President of Engagement and Outreach
  • Thu-Loan Dinh, Co-Secretary
  • Sonali Khandwala, Co-Secretary
  • Christopher Canfield, Treasurer
  • Sarah Best, Member At Large
  • Rhonda Brockington, Member At Large
  • Maria Messer, Member At Large
  • Negesti Thompson, Member At Large
  • Amy Parker, Fundraising Committee Chair (Non-Board Position)

Contact Us

Questions or comments? Email us at contact@ps111pta.org or message us through the Snap! Connect app.

Email the PTA

School Calendar: 2023–2024

Date Day Event Information Add To
3/4–3/15 Monday–Friday 📚 5th Annual Read-a-Thon 📘 Thank you to everyone who participated in the Read-a-Thon! It was a great success, with more than twice as many students reading this year as last year. We're compiling the list of winners now; stay tuned! 🎁!
Through 4/19 🏫 School Survey 🗳️ Extended! Help improve PS 111 by sharing your opinion in the NYC school survey. Win an ice pop party for your child's class, and earn a chance to win a Target gift card! 10 winners! Click here to view the ice pop party & raffle terms.
4/8 Monday 🌒 Eclipse Viewing 😎 2:30 pm in school yard. Free ISO 12312-2 eclipse-safety glasses for PS 111 families provided by the PS 111 PTA (while our supply of 200 glasses lasts)! See NASA's eclipse safety page for details on safely viewing this once-in-a-lifetime eclipse.
4/10 Wednesday Eid al-Fitr No school
4/11–4/12 Thursday–Friday ELA State Testing Grades 3 & 4
4/16–4/17 Tuesday–Wednesday ELA State Testing Grade 5
4/19 Friday
  • Family Friday!
  • 401 Trip: Museum of Art & Design 🖼️
  • No afterschool acitivities except KING
Last day of school before Spring Recess!
4/22–4/30 Monday–Tuesday Spring Recess No school
5/9 Thursday Evening Parent-Teacher Conferences Regular school day
5/27 Monday Memorial Day No school
5/31 Friday 🎉🎪 PS 111 Carnival 🍦🍿 3:00–7:00. More details to come!
6/1 Saturday 🎉🎪 PS 111 Carnival 🍦🍿 11:00–7:00. More details to come!
6/6 Thursday Anniversary Day/Chancellor's Conference Day
6/7 Friday Clerical Day No school
6/17 Monday Eid al-Adha No school
6/19 Wednesday Juneteenth No school
6/26 Wednesday Last day of school! 🌞 Have a great summer! 🌞