Spring Break 2020

A Week of Crew, Clubs, and Competitions

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Virtual Crewlympics

We put out a challenge to see whose Crew could work together to find the most items in our collaborative scavenger hunt. With a list of over 50 items, competition was fierce!


Congrats to our winners, who collected ALL of the objects

  • Lower Grades: Candice, Charene, and Devon's crews
  • Upper Grades: Beth, Brittany, and Chrissy's crews

TikTok - Chrissy's Crew Snacks

So. Many. Clubs.

Staff organized virtual meet-ups for students to play games, get creative, focus on wellness, practice life skills, or learn something new. There was something for everyone!


  • Mindful Breathing (Todd)
  • Start to Farm Your Own Food (Scott)
  • Play Scattergories Online (Sarah)
  • How to Cook Pancakes (Tom and Liz)
  • Bring Nature Indoors with Houseplants (Beth)
  • Make a Lip Sync Music Video (Lauren and Kori)
  • Yoga: Stretch your body and mind (Jane and June)
  • Friday Brunch Cooking Sesh (John)
  • Kobe Bryant’s Career Documentary (Jose and Ron)
  • Let's Play UNO! (Thomas and Charene)
  • Virtual Drama Club (Lauren and Kori)
  • Art Doodles (Maryam Mir and Stephen)
  • ‘Rona Mask-Making Tutorial (Rytva, Chrissy, Christine, Norma, Melissa and Jill)
  • Our Planet (Brian)
  • Sports Trivia (Alex and Mark)
  • TYPE.TYPE.TYPE (Jesse)
  • Physical Challenge (Sheryl and Andrew)
  • Digital Pictionary (Magen)
  • Anime/Manga Meet-Up (Amanda)
  • Movie Trivia (William and Brittany)
  • FutureReady: Questions to Ask on Campus Tours and Virtual College Visits to NYC Campuses (Karlette, Scill and Imani)
  • Political Discussion w/ Shahana Hanif, candidate for 39th council seat (Stephen)
  • Fiber Arts Club (Beth)
  • Sports Talk (Brandon)
  • 3D Design Fun with Google SketchUp (Brittany)
  • Wildlife Explorations (Betsy)
  • Classic Basketball Game (Josh and Vibert)



Although they can't fully capture the energy of the experience, check out the screenshots below from some of the meet-ups!

BCS Theatre Class Poem
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Competition Winners!

Thanks for everyone who submitted TikTok dances, shared magic tricks and pet tricks, and felt the burn in the push-up competition! Congratulations to our winners:


Monday TikToks

  • Stiven Vasquez Nunez (11th grade)
Wednesday TikToks

  • Adam Chawansky (math teacher)
Friday TikToks

  • 3-way tie between Tomas/Carmen/Z'yanah (11th/9th/8th grade)
Best Magic Trick

  • Milo Gutierrez (7th grade)
Best Pet Trick

  • Hazel Seki (6th grade)

Most Push-Ups

  • Scott Henstrand (history teacher)

TikTok Challenges: #Savage & #GetLoose
TikTok: #FlipTheSwitch
TikTok - #CantTouchThis & #MillyRockChallenge
BCS Magic Tricks
BCS Pet Tricks
BCS Push-Up Competition

#MathArtChallenge

Thanks for all the beautiful artwork you submitted as part of the #MathArtChallenge. We tallied the votes, and here are the winners:


  • Kaiya Katz (6th grade)
  • Louis Houget-Walsh (7th grade)
  • Claire Skrivanos (math teacher)
  • Julian Atkinson (7th grade)
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About BCS

Brooklyn Collaborative is a NYC Outward Bound School serving students in grades 6-12. We use the EL Education school model, which has its roots in Outward Bound.