American Debate League Championships!

Congratulations champions! Kudos to the BSI Debate Team and Coach Brian Aguilar for your hard work and success at the American Debate League Championships on May 20!

Eric – 2nd prize as a debate speaker (beginner)
Jessica – 2nd prize as a debate speaker (novice)
Skyler – champion title as a debate speaker (novice)
Skyler & Nora – 2nd prize as BSI team (novice)
Jane, Samantha, Jessica – champion title (novice)

Did You Know? Debate for our 7 & 8 graders is one of the many parent-funded enrichments that make BSI special.

BSI Chess Team at SuperNationals!

Congratulations to our amazing students, dedicated parent volunteer Coach Vlad, and all the passionate parents who headed to Nashville from May 11-14 for the SuperNationals VI chess tournament.

Middle-school students Maggie, Liz, Alan, Ian, Ronen, and Arthur, and Elementary students Lucy, Andrew, Jake, David, George, and Katherina represented BSI in Nashville with fighting spirits and impressive results. A big thank you to all for representing BSI!

The final Chess Event of the year is right here at BSI on June 10 from 9:30am-4pm. Join Coach Vlad and BSI family and friends for a friendly tournament open to all levels of players. It’s the perfect way to get a feel for tournament play. Visit chess.bsipto.org for details and tickets.

Earth Day Toy Drive – Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our second used toy/book/games drive during Earth Week. Our donations will be given out to hundreds of ​children on July 4th when Project You holds their annual holiday picnic.

Special thanks to Marcia Osgood for all her hard work organizing the collection and pick-up; Chris Minaya and Maryana for the invaluable administrative support; Hemalee and Sara, Co-Chairs of the Give Back Committee; and Adam Holland and the four 6th grade boys – Lewis, Joshua, Dylan, and Andrew, who cleaned, sorted and packed 40 bags/boxes of toys, and loaded it all into the donation truck. Second-grader Saam helped load the truck, too. It was an amazing effort and they deserve our thanks!

Join the Give Back Committee.

GALA AUCTION PREVIEW

Join parents and BSI teachers at Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, on Saturday, May 13th at 6:30pm. Open bar, delicious food, and great fun included!

MOBILE AUCTION: Win a piece of art created by your child’s class, a date-night to an amazing restaurant, an exclusive outing, vacation homes, and so much more! We even have a few teacher experiences listed in this section.There are 160 items and counting. We’re still adding items!

LIVE AUCTION: Our jam-packed Live Auction starts promptly at 9pm on Saturday at Roulette. You don’t want to miss this! Hamilton Tickets! VIP Sport Experiences! Getaways! Lots of Special Teacher Experiences! And more surprises.

The Gala Celebration is our most important fundraiser of the year. Help make it a great success! If you’d like to attend, but can’t afford admission, please email Donna at dtaylor@bsi686.org.

GAGA FOR GALA!

Join parents and BSI teachers at Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, on Saturday, May 13th at 6:30pm. Open bar, delicious food, and great fun included.

If you’d like to attend, but can’t afford admission, please email Donna at dtaylor@bsi686.org.

The Gala Celebration is our most important fundraiser of the year. Help make it a great success!

GALA VOLUNTEERS

GALA DONATIONS

  • Track businesses on our Gala Donations Spreadsheet
  • Submit Donations Online
  • Or print out Paper Auction Donation Forms
  • Think gift certificates (restaurants, spas, etc.), vacation homes, museum and activity passes, VIP nights out, fine jewelry and accessories, personal services (chefs, interior design, etc.), gourmet gift baskets, etc. We need more donations. 
  • All the info you need for getting ads and donations, including tips, sample letters, and our Tax ID, is at auction.bsipto.org

GALA ADS

Gala ads are due April 28. Donations are due May 10.

Any questions? Email auction@bsipto.org