Welcome Principal Eric Havlik!

The School Leadership Team has been officially notified that Eric Havlik will serve as the next principal at the Brooklyn School of Inquiry!

Until recently, Mr. Havlik served as principal at P.S. 154 in Windsor Terrace, a well-regarded neighborhood school. He was a standout among the candidates, and we are very lucky to have him join the BSI community.

Mr. Havlik will introduce himself to you formally in the next few days.

Thanks to everyone for their patience with the process!

Congratulations to BSI’s Class of 2017!

We couldn’t be prouder of BSI’s first graduating class, who received their diplomas this evening at Grand Prospect Hall with their parents, Donna, their teachers and Chancellor Farina in attendance.

We will share photos as we collect them. Best of luck to our founding class and families – we are so proud of you all.

Picnic + Cyclones: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday, June 25th is BSI Community Day! Join us for an epic play date that starts with the Annual Year-End BSI Picnic and ends with our Annual BSI Cyclones Game Day. Come to one or both! More info below. Buy Cyclone tickets here: https://cyclones.bsipto.org/

BSI Year-End Picnic
Sunday, June 25, 11am – 3pm
Prospect Park Carousel Lawn
Gather with new and seasoned BSI families for fun and conversation. Bring blankets, snacks, and lawn games to share. Questions? Email parent organizer Shana.

BSI Cyclones Game Day
Sunday, June 25, 4pm
MCU Park, Coney Island
Come watch the Brooklyn Cyclones vs Hudson Valley Renegades. Tickets (box seats) are $17 each. Children under 3 are free if seated on lap. Tickets include free baseball cap and more. Questions? Email parent organizer Tricia.

BSI Needs You! Join the PTO Board.

Please step up! We need active parents to help BSI — and our children — be as successful as possible. Get your voice heard! Join the PTO Board! We’re seeking nominations for:

President (2*)
Executive Vice President
Treasurer
Assistant Treasurer (1 or 2)
Secretary (1 or 2)
VPs of Fundraising (2)
VPs of Communication (2)
Parliamentarian (1 or 2)
VP of Parent Involvement (1 or 2)
SLT Openings (2)

*Ideally Co-Presidents are one parent from grades 6-8 and one from 1-5. Both parties interested in any Co positions must agree to run with each other in advance of the vote. You may run as a team or, if running solo, the Nomination Committee will introduce you to a separate interested party if one steps up. Read PTO Board descriptions here. Read about SLT here. VOTE Monday, June 19, 2017 during the General PTO Meeting at 6:30pm. Questions? Email nominate@bsipto.org

NOMINATIONS APPRECIATED BY Monday, June 12, 2017

IMPORTANT: According to the Chancellor Regulations our PTO ceases to exist if we fail to elect at least one mandatory officer – president, secretary, or treasurer – by the last day of school.

Register Now! The BSI Chess Tournament is Saturday, June 10, 2017

Registration is open for the 3rd annual BSI Chess Tournament on Saturday, June 10 at 9:30 am in the BSI cafeteria.

The BSI Chess Tournament is a friendly, unrated tournament, and great way to get a taste of competitive play. Both rated and unrated players are welcome, but USCF ratings will not be affected by results.

Registration priority will be given to BSI families, siblings of BSI students who attend other schools, and friends of BSI until June 1, when registration will open up to the public. Registration will close on Friday, June 9. Children AND parents are welcome to play.

Tickets are $30 and required only for participating players. All tickets purchases include a BSI stainless steel water bottle and snacks. Water bottles will also be available for purchase at the tournament for $15, while supplies last.

Families are encouraged to join our playground potluck picnic for lunch: just bring a blanket to sit on and a dish to share. Families may also make separate arrangements to have pizza or other food delivered.

For questions or to volunteer on tournament day, please email Vlad Bugayev at batradz@gmail.com or Mai Hoang at minhmaihoang@yahoo.com