Notes From The Elementary School

Monday, December 14, 2015

Important Upcoming Dates & Reminders

  • Mon. Dec. 14 | ASP Winter Trimester Begins
  • Wed. Dec. 16 - Fri. Dec. 18 | Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Fri. Dec. 18 | NO SCHOOL
  • Wed. Dec. 23 | 1:30 PM Dismissal | No ASP | Half-Day Bus Service
  • Thurs. Dec. 24 | Winter Recess Begins | NO SCHOOL
  • Mon. Jan. 04 | Classes Resume

Parent-Teacher Conferences & Narrative Reports

Dates: Wednesday, December 16th – Friday, December 18th

  • Remember, there is no school on Friday, December 18th!

Location: BPCS Downtown

Deadline: End of day before the requested appointment date

To reserve a time slot with your students teachers, enter the following link into your web browser:

You will then be asked for an entry code, where you should enter your classroom's code:

  • KA | XNZ191105
  • KB | PUT1126094
  • 1A | NXF1126095
  • 1B | W4E1126096
  • 2A | 69B1126097
  • 2B | 2C31126098
  • 2C | JST1126099

Narrative Reports will be distributed via email this afternoon. Please email Ms. Marchena at if you do not receive your child's narrative report by tomorrow morning.

First Grade at The New York Hall of Science

Observing, Predicting, Investigating and Tool Making! Our first graders will engage in science process skills (conducting experiments, comparing, classifying and sharing findings) exploring the properties of bubbles and making their own bubble blowing tools at the NYSCI's Bubble Brainstorm Workshop. This field trip will help kick start our IB unit on the Properties of Matter.


Thank you for registering for our winter after school session! We are excited to start some new classes and to continue offering student favorites!

Our new trimester begins Today (Monday, December 14th). During the add/drop period, you may make changes to your student(s) after school schedule. The add/drop period will end on Friday, January 8th. Add/Drop forms will be available at the front desk and were also sent in your confirmation emails.

Please note, that your bill must be paid in full by end of day today in order for your student(s) to start after school next week. Please log onto to pay your balance.

Remember to email to notify the school of any pick-up or bus changes. Contact for ASP-related questions or changes.

See you in after school!

Additional School Bus Stop

Effective Wednesday, December 16th, the Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT) will add the a Madison Street & Bedford Avenue bus stop to the following routes:
  • K1704 | AM | Bus Driver: Richard
  • K9813 | PM | Bus Driver: Antoine (Yellow Tags)

Currently, pick-up and drop-off times for these stops are unavailable. We will send a follow up email once that information becomes available.

Please reach out to Ms. Marchena at if you have any questions or are interested in switching your child's bus stop.

Welcome Mr. Hicks!

Ms. Abetti will be taking her Maternity leave from the 2B classroom. In her absence BPCS is happy to have hired Sean Hicks, an experienced teacher and coach. Please link here to see Mr. Hicks' bio.

Park Slope Armory Update

Starting in January, we will begin our Friday visits to the Park Slope Armory for playtime. Kindergarten, First and Second grade will visit the armory on a rotating schedule. Please keep an eye out for the next update for more information and a chance to sign up!

Emergency Preparedness at BPCS

Maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment is our number one priority. As such, we've developed a comprehensive emergency response plan to ensure that faculty, staff, and students are equipped to appropriately respond to emergency situations. More specifically, we have and will continue to conduct emergency response drills throughout the academic year, as well as partner with local law enforcement and emergency responders to increase awareness regarding actual and potential safety concerns.

As you celebrate community this holiday season, don't forget to add Brooklyn Prospect to your list!

As a charter school, our school receives less financial support from New York State than traditional public schools. Donations of any amount make a difference in helping us deliver one of the best educations this city has to offer.

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