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Summer Reading Assignment Reminder - Grades 6-12

  • Studies show that students who have summer rich with reading are more likely to beat the summer slide and prevent a drastic loss in their reading skills.

  • BCS requires all students in lower and upper grades to read at least four books during the summer.

  • We recommend that students select at least two books to read from the summer reading list on the BCS library page here. Students may select at least two other books from titles of their choosing.

  • Students in Grades 6-8 must complete a book log as part of the the BCS Summer Reading Plan Assignment. Click on the the link here for the assignment and recommended reading lists.

Grade 9 & 10 Big History Summer Assignment

  • In addition to at least two books from the summer reading list on the BCS library page here, please make sure you read at least one book from the Big History summer reading list.

Grade 9 Math Summer Assignment


We Seek Your Support: Help Raise Money for Expeditionary Thursdays (ETs) fieldwork

  • Please check out our fundraising page to support students going on fieldwork trips. https://www.piggybackr.com/scill_chan/brooklyn-collaborative-support-bcs-fundraiser

  • Please pass this link on to your friends and family who might be interested in either sponsoring us or helping spread the word about our fundraiser.

  • Please post on your personal Facebook pages as well! Thank you for your support!

  • More money means we can bring students on more fieldwork! Please help us fundraise!

Box Tops for Education

  • BCS participates in the Box Tops for Education program. This program provides schools with a way to raise funds by turning in cut-out box tops from specially marked General Mills products.

  • Each collected box top can be redeemed for ten cents. Please collect your box tops and submit them to Tracey in Rm 410 when school begins.


  • 9/7 - 6th & 9th Grade Family Welcome Dinner & Info Session (5:30 - 7:30 p.m.)

  • 9/8 - 6th & 9th Grade Family Welcome Breakfast & Info Session (9:00 - 10:30 a.m.)

  • 9/8-9/9 - First days back for students; All crew days

  • 9/12 - No School (Eid al-Adha)

  • 9/13 - Academic classes begin

  • 9/26 - Lower Grades After School begins

  • 9/28 - Curriculum Night (5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)

  • 10/3-10/4 - No School (Rosh Hashanah)

  • 10/10 - No School (Columbus Day)

  • 10/12 - No School (Yom Kippur)

  • 11/8 - No School (Election Day)

  • 11/11 - No School (Veteran’s Day)

  • 11/17-11/18 - Student Led Conferences (SLCs)