October 2016 - Issue #3
20 YEARS AND GOING STRONG!
Congratulations to Bill Mendelsohn, Betty Casarico, Carol Zepato,s and Joe DeFalco who recently celebrated 20 or more years in the District.
We recently hosted David Levin the Co-Founcer of KIPP schools for a discussion and tour of BCA. In 1994, David co-founded KIPP with Mike Feinberg and established KIPP Academy. In 2000, the KIPP Foundation was founded to help train school leaders to expand KIPP by opening more KIPP schools. Today, KIPP is a network of 183 high-performing public schools around the nation. Following his visit, he sent us this email…
“Wow! We left today inspired beyond belief and challenged to raise the bar with the kids we worked with. You are building an incredible institution and your kids and families are deeply fortunate to have you in their lives. I fear that we are going to test your hospitality as we will want to visit again to try and help others experience what the bar of excellence can be for kids. There is simply no way that words can do it justice.” – David Levin Co-Founder KIPP
BCA Friends and Family 20 Years of Excellence Gala
Friday, Oct. 28th, 7-11pm
255 New Jersey 17
Carrie Chen's Experience in Spain
I would like to share with you an email I recently received from Carrie Chen's parents.
"We are very happy to share with you the great success that Carrie had in the music festival she participated from September 19 through 23. The VI Festival International Peregrinos Musicais was held in Santiago de Compestela in Spain. The festival invited dedicated young musicians from different cities of Spain, Russia, Holland and the USA. Carrie was the only one from America... We would like to share the slide show of her trip and her performances there...We hope you will enjoy Carrie's music work...We are so grateful for the encouragement and support Carrie got from you, the school staff and her teachers in BCA for her trip. "
Rachmaninoff Etude op. 39 no. 5 - https://youtu.be/2xxb29SpHrs
Liszt Transcendental Etude no. 12 "Chasse Neige" - https://youtu.be/2m1Wgp2aCVQ
Dr. Donald Sebastian - NJIT
Sharon and Scott Robinson
Opportunity for our Students
The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing the most talented teen artists and writers in the United States and Canada, has issued a call for entries for the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Creative teens in grades 7-12 are invited to submit work in any one of twenty-eight categories of art and writing, including film and animation, video game design, sculpture, photography, fashion design, poetry, journalism, humor, dramatic script, and science fiction.
Deadlines for submission vary by region over the winter months, with National Medalists to be announced in March 2017. For complete program information, entry guidelines, and regional deadlines, see the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards website.