Notes From The Elementary School

Wednesday, December 23, 2016

Important Upcoming Dates & Reminders

  • Tue. Jan. 12 | 1B Field Trip to NYSCI
  • Mon. Jan. 18 | Martin Luther King Jr. Day | NO SCHOOL
  • Tues. Jan. 26 | PTSO Meeting
  • Tues. Jan. 26 | 2A Field Trip to The Drawing Center
  • Tues. Feb. 02 | 2B Field Trip to The Drawing Center
  • Tues. Feb. 09 | 2C Field Trip to The Drawing Center
  • Mon. Feb. 15 | Mid-Winter Break Begins | No School
  • Mon. Feb. 22 | Classes Resume

Robotics Meeting Cancelled

Today's Robotics meeting has been cancelled. Please keep a look out for a new meeting date in our next newsletter!

Introducing Maternity Leave Social Worker: Lynn Mirabito

Lynn Mirabito is a social worker who has been working with children and families for the last 10 years as a staff member of Counseling in Schools, a community based organization that places social workers in schools.

For the last 5 years, Lynn worked one block away at George Westinghouse High School for an attendance and drop out prevention program, and has also worked in several elementary schools in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Lynn came to social work after a career in independent film and has two teenage children.

Lynn has joined the team this past week and is already supporting students and classrooms. Please stop by and say hello when you get a chance.

Speech & OT Providers

Dear BPCS Community,

Despite our best efforts we have not been able to secure an OT or Speech provider through the DOE. We are asking that if you have any personal/professional connections in these service areas to please share them with or We are hopeful that with your help, we can still provide in school services this year. In the event that we are unsuccessful, all students with service mandates will receive Related Service Authorization (RSA) for out side of school services.

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:

01/18 - 1A

01/25 - 1B

02/01 - 2A

02/08 - 2B

02/22 - 2C

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Second Grade Visits The Drawing Center

We are excited to head over to the Drawing Center later this month. This on-site workshop will engage our students with The Drawing Center's exhibitions through a guided tour and hands-on project. Specific works will be discussed in detail in order to practice sustained observation and encourage more personal and thoughtful responses, all of which will help kick off our IB Unit on communication!

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!