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Weekly Letter 10.23.17

Dear Families:


A big thank you to all who made Apple Fest the fun day that it was!  Your effort and energy bring joy to the kids and funds for the schools.  It’s a win win combination.


Our children are off and running, thanks to Brandon, our PE teacher’s enthusiasm and leadership.  Mighty Milers is now renamed, “Rising New York Road Runners,” and your children are participating in this citywide initiative.


Weekly Letter 10.16.17

Dear Families:


Last week our fourth grade students participated in a Day in the Life of the Hudson at Valentino Pier in Red Hook.   Our children were one hundred of the five thousand students who took a "snapshot" of the health of the river from ninety sites from the New York Harbor to Mohawk Valley.  This was the fifteenth Day in the Life of the Hudson and the fifth one in which we participated.  Valentino Pier is of course located at the southern end of the river.


The day summed up that, which is best of BNS:  

Weekly Letter 10.10.17

Dear Families:


Once a month we welcome families  for a Parents As Learning Partners (PLP) session.  Be on the lookout for these sessions as they often give insight into both the curriculum and how children learn.  Last Tuesday we held our first PLP in the library. Our librarians, Susan, Karen and Amanda, welcomed PreK - Grade 2 families with a presentation all about Supporting Your Rising Reader.  


Weekly Letter 10.2.17

Dear Families:


Everyday at 11:10, academics ends and the entire school (except for pre-k) goes to lunch and recess.  Our kindergarten and first grade have the opportunity to play in one of the schoolyards while our second grade goes to the ballfield.  When the little ones are playing, third to fifth graders eat lunch in the cafeteria.  Halfway through the period, this switches and the big kids go out to play as the younger ones come in to eat.  


In addition to this period being a time to eat and play, lunch can also be a n opportunity for special projects and meetings.  This year that is happening in more ways than one.  


Weekly Letter 9.29.17

Dear Families:


We wanted to remind everyone that as of this year breakfast and lunch are now completely free for all students in every New York City public school. School food menus can be found at www.schoolfoodnyc.org. If preparing breakfast and lunch is difficult, you can rest assured that your child will be fed.  But do remember that breakfast closes at 8:10, so if your child is going to get breakfast, he or she needs to be in the cafeteria before then.  


Weekly Letter 9.18.17

Dear Families:


At the beginning of every school year, we take the time to review routines and expectations for members of our school community.  We do this through community building activities and town meetings.  These take place while the teachers are conferring with you.  On Friday we met with our fourth graders, asking them what they thought were the values of Brooklyn New School.  The children responded with ideas, which included friendship, kindness, teamwork, respect, community, taking care of nature and the environment, support, and taking care of the self.  At the end of the meeting, a child ran up to me and whispered in my ear, “We forgot to say peace.”  


Weekly Letter 9.13.17

Dear Families:


It’s the fifth day of school and already the building hums with the voices and energy of students, teachers and parents.  As we get to know each other, we work carefully to reiterate our core values: empathy and collaboration, respect for the self and others, not to mention curiosity and the desire to engage with the world.  

The school year begins with teachers setting the tone in each of their classrooms while the staff on our School Wellness Council build community with first to fifth graders during the time that you, the parents, meet with the teachers.  

BNS Is Growing Oysters!!!

Summer Packets Have Been Emailed to All Families

The Summer Packets have been emailed.  If your child is registered to attend BNS and you did not receive a summer packet, email summerpacket@bns146.org.  Let us know your name and your child's name.


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