More Marathon Info!

Hey BSI,
We just wanted to let you know that Bonnie and Kyra’s wave in the marathon takes a bit of a different path through Bayridge. We just don’t want anyone who is waiting to miss us. Take a look at the map- we follow the green line and we enter 4th ave around 77th st.
Thanks and looking forward to Sunday!

Go Mighty Milers!

Kyra and Bonnie

Word is out!

Good morning everyone.

We know that BSI is a special place — largely because of the teaching staff — but also because of the community that we have all built together.  Now, it seems like word is out: There Are Nine Middle Schools In NYC That Are Tougher To Get Into Than Harvard

This article is a testament to what is possible when we all row the oars, together,  in the same direction.  Let’s keep that momentum going: I’d love to see our Middle Schoolers have the foreign language program they deserve!

all best,


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What’s happening at school?!

Good morning, all!

A big shout out to our “What’s happening at school?” photographer and writer, Maria Sieira, who is with us weekly capturing the joys of the learning that’s happening at BSI.  What a thrill it is to see what’s going on — even right under my own nose — because after all, nobody can be in all places at once.  Thank you, Maria!

Maryana is in the process of reaching out to schedule upcoming PTCs and we are busily preparing — students and teachers alike — so stay tuned and expect to see student work home beforehand.

While it’s early to think about next summer, I spied a couple of sailboats in the dark this morning as I wound my way down around the Belt Parkway and I thought of two things for next summer:

John Hopkins has an interesting program for those of you looking for something bookish.  Here’s a blurb from their website: The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talent Youth (CTY) is now accepting applications for its annual Talent Search for academically talented students in grades 2-8.  CTY is the oldest and most comprehensive international program for academic talent development.  CTY’s Talent Search offers above-grade-level testing that shows how your child’s math and verbal abilities compare with those of other advanced students in the U.S. and around the world.  Students who earn qualifying test scores are eligible for CTY’s summer and online courses. CTY recently added a grades 2-6 summer day program in Manhattan, on the campus of Dwight School. Financial aid for Talent Search is available for students eligible for free or reduced-priced meals through the National School Lunch program. Need-based financial aid is also available for summer and online courses. For more information, visit, or call CTY at 410-735-6278.

Secondly, there’s a great sailing school in lower Manhattan that runs summer day camps for kids.  It’s a bit pricey for the youngsters, but once they are 13, it’s very reasonable, and it’s so awesome.  There is nothing quite as thrilling as picking up your child as they come in to dock and unfurl, etc.

Happy Wednesday.  I hope to see all 3rd and 4th grade families tom’w for our first Together Thursday!  And, remember, there is no school for students on Friday, Halloween, it’s a professional development day here at BSI.

all best,



A school grows in Brooklyn


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