Notes From The Elementary School

thursday, FEBRUARY 18, 2016

Important Upcoming Dates & Reminders

  • Mon. Feb. 22 | Classes Resume
  • Thur. Mar. 10 | PTSO General Body Meeting
  • Fri. Mar. 11 | Kindergarten Field Trip to The Transportation Museum
  • Sat. Mar. 12 | BPCS Spring Gala
  • Wed. Mar. 23 | Winter Curriculum Share
  • Thur. Mar. 24 | Pajama Day
  • Fri. Mar. 25 | Good Friday | NO SCHOOL
  • Mon. Mar. 28 | Spring Trimester Begins
  • Wed. Mar 30 - Fri. Apr. 1 | Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Fri. Apr. 01 | NO SCHOOL

BPCS Re-Enrollment Forms

Is your student returning to BPCS this upcoming 2016-17 academic school year? If the answer is yes, you must complete the Re-enrollment registration form. We still haven't heard from many of you! If you have not yet completed the re-enrollment form, please do so as soon as possible by logging into your TeacherEase account.


Please be aware that re-enrollment registration must be completed by March 15th.


In addition to re-enrolling your student(s) you will also be able to update/verify student and family information, emergency contacts, email addresses, preferred language, and student/family directory preferences. If you are having trouble accessing your TeacherEase account, cannot remember your password, or have any questions, please email our ES Registrar at DTESRegistrar@brooklynprospect.org with any questions.

Goodbye Nurse Massa

Our beloved Nurse Massa has moved to a new school closer to her home. We are sad to see her go, but wish her the very best! The Dept. of Health will provide a temporary nurse starting this Monday, 2/22. So please be aware that there will be someone new in the office and communicating with families.

Gala Donations Wanted!

Tickets to events and sports, weekend at a vacation home, or great experiences for adults or kids. Last year's Persian dinner for eight was a great seller. This year, we have cooking lessons, lunch with an Oscar campaigner and tips for your Linked in Profile. Do you work somewhere that people might want to visit? Donate a tour. Also looking for ideas for auction items that you might not want to solicit yourself. Direct questions and ideas to auction@brooklynprospect.org and the auction website. Thanks everyone!

First & Second Grade Morning Drop Off

We will begin first and second grade parent drop off next week. Please see the schedule below for the dates that you may escort your child upstairs. When dropping your student(s) off in the morning, please be mindful of our 8:30am start time.


Week Of:

02/22 - 2C

02/29 - 1A

03/07 - 1B

03/14 - 2A

03/21 - 2B

03/28 - 2C

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Kindergarten & First Grade Parent Coffees

Please mark your calendars! Kindergarten and First Grade morning coffees have been scheduled with Mr. Saunders on the dates listed below.


  • Kindergarten | Tuesday, March 08 | 08:30 AM
  • First Grade | Tuesday, March 15 | 08:30 AM


This will be a great opportunity for parents and guardians to ask grade specific questions. We hope to see you there!

Parent Happy Hour | Save the Date!

The PTSO will host a Parent Happy Hour on Tuesday, March 1st, from 6-8pm, at Bricolage (a Vietnamese gastropub located at 162 5th Avenue in Park Slope). Enjoy beer and wine for $6 dollars and food and cocktail specials. Meet other parents while supporting the school. 10% of all orders at the bar during happy hour will go to Brooklyn Prospect.

Earth Day

Last year's Earth Day, hosted by the Green Committee, was a huge success. It was a day full of activities including bee biology, worm composting, re-use jewelry-making and recycling races and collage. We need help with brain-storming, planning, and day-of participation - so please reach out to rachel.00.newton@gmail.com if you would like to share your thoughts or lend a helping hand. We hope you will join us for this year's event!
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BPCS SPRING GALA '16 - Saturday, March 12

Last year's Gala was a GREAT success and we want to make it even bigger and better this year as we celebrate our FIRST graduating class. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Whether you have a lot of time or a little, come onboard. We need help organizing the auction, prepping in advance of the event and during the night of. Feel free to sign up for more than one slot.

recess at metrotech

Recess will occur at Metrotech plaza on a staggered schedule right before lunch (below). Please note, that although there is a staggered schedule, we ask that you chaperone for the entire recess period.

  • Kindergarten | 11:15 - 12:00
  • First Grade | 12:00 - 12:45
  • Second Grade | 12:15 - 01:00

We would love to have some of you join us for recess. Please use the slots below to volunteer.

Friday Park Slope Armory Visits

As the weather gets colder, we will begin to miss some of our trips to Fort Greene Park. In an effort to provide our students with ample playtime, we have made arrangements to bus our students over to the Park Slope Armory.

Kindergarten, First and Second grade will visit the armory on a rotating schedule until the end of March. Want to join us? Sign up below!

Join us at Fort Greene Park

We'd like to continue our trips to Fort Greene Park, unfortunately the weather determines if we make it outside. Please keep in mind that we will head to Fort Greene Park for playtime as long at the weather is above 10 degrees (real feel) and free of unsafe conditions, like rain or ice. Use the button below to sign up!


Have doubts about your volunteer day? Please give us a call (718.722.7634) or send us an email (escoordinator@brooklynprospect.org).