Notes from The Elementary School

Saturday, May 28, 2018

Important Upcoming Dates & Reminders

  • Mon. May 30 | Memorial Day, NO SCHOOL
  • Thurs. June 02 | First Grade Brooklyn Grange Field Trip
  • Fri. June 03 | Greenlight Bookstore Author Visits: Brian Pinkney (First Grade)

  • Sun. June 05 | Second Annual Field Day [PTSO]

  • Thurs. June 09 | NO SCHOOL

  • Fri. June 24 | All School Brooklyn Bridge Field Trip |LAST DAY OF AFTER SCHOOL

  • Mon. June 27 | End of Year Curriculum Share

  • Tues. June 28 | Last Day of School; Half Day (1:30 Dismissal)

Morning Drop-Off

Please note that all students who arrive to BPCS after 8:30 am must be escorted to the front desk by an adult. To ensure your student's safety, please make sure that he/she does not ride the elevator unaccompanied. Thank you.


A BIG shout out to the parents who helped with New Delhi, India as part of our Math Olympics around the World. Once again, with your help, we created a magical, memorable adventure for our students.
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Next stop... Australia! We need your assistance again to make Australia an amazing adventure for our students! Please look take time to look at the sign-up genius link to volunteer your time. Full Effort = Full Victory
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First Grade Author Visit | Friday, June 3

Brian Pinkney will visit Brooklyn Prospect Charter School on Friday, June 3 to read from his books and talk about his life as a writer. Brian will sign and personalize ordered books (e.g. “For Tommy”, “Happy Birthday, Sally”, etc.) after his presentation and you can pick them up at the end of the day.

Departmentalizing Grades 3 and up!

Starting with our inaugural 3rd grade in 2016, we will be changing the way students experience their core classroom instruction. In K-2 students are primarily with their classroom teachers for all subjects. This means that their pair of teachers provide instruction in all academic areas. However we will switch to a departmentalized model, where certain teachers are teaching a single subject to all students. the students would consequently have Teacher A for Math, Teacher B for IB and Teacher C for ELA. The students would still have a "homeroom" which is the class and pair of teachers that function similar to the K-2 model that would teach all non-core topics and be a families main contact. We would like to offer families a chance to feedback around this decision in the google form below.

Robotics Program for Grade 3

We are very thankful for the hard work and dollars invested by our amazing PTSO to support the robotics program. We have partnered with NYU K12 STEM program to deliver instruction and curriculum for our students. The program is designed for kids to have Robotics for 12-13 weeks in the school year. This will include a 90 minute session programmed into their school day and a 120 minute session on Wednesdays after the 1:35pm dismissal. Students would only attend the two sessions during the 13 weeks. This would be free and replace the need for ASP during that time. All students would be provided a snack and bus students would be placed on the bus at 3:45. We also envision the Wednesday session as a time for parents to support the robotics instruction. Please use the google form below to provide any feedback or concerns regarding this proposal.
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PTSO Board | 2016-17 Academic School Year

We are proud to announce our PTSO Board for the 2016-17 academic school year.

  • Co Presidents: Seema Aghera and Margot Tenenbaum
  • Treasurer: Jeanne Wang
  • Secretary: Wendy Mullin
  • Community Events Coordinator: Aransas Savas
  • Grade Representatives: 1st Grade-Aitche (Heather) Keton; 2nd Grade- Shelly Schuman and Yvette Sealy; 3rd Grade-Michael Vagnetti; Fundraising Co-Chairs: Lisa Roth and Beatriz De La Torre

BPCS Field Day | Sunday, June 5th

BPCS Annual Field Day, in memory of Joy Ferguson - Sunday, June 5th, 1 - 4 p.m. at Fort Greene Park (field near the corner of Washington Park and Dekalb). We hope to see you all at our 2nd Annual Field Day! Relays, water balloon toss and more! Please consider volunteering to help out at via our Sign up Genius.

Spring Cleaning Alert!

We are still collecting gently used clothes to raise funds for the school. Please bring your gently used clothes to school and drop them in the Schoola bin on the 10th floor. Alternatively, you can request a bag to mail your clothes directly using this link:
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First Grade

On Thursday, June 02 First Grade will visit the the Brooklyn Grange! Our students will use their five senses to explore the intricate world of a bee colony as part of our study of Homes. We will observe the inner working of a honeybee super-organism through a glass observation hive (weather permitting), plant bee-friendly crops, and taste the delicious honey that bees work so hard to produce.