The Camp Auction is LIVE!

Select from a variety of day camps, sleepaway camps, and enrichments. Programs for soccer, swimming, arts, dance, robotics, music, writing, engineering and more await your bids!

March 8 – March 17, 10pm

The camp auction is open to families outside of the BSI community, so please tell your friends and share on social media!

Got 15 minutes?

The Camp Auction Needs You! It’s Easy!

STEP 1 – Claim a Camp
Sign up to ask one to five (or more!) camps and activities for donations on this form:

New camps and companies are welcome! Just add them to the grid.

STEP 2 – Reach Out
Contact camps by email, phone or in person using the sample letter at

STEP 3 – Finalize Donation
Input donation by February 23 into

Questions? Email

Online bidding will be Friday, March 8th through Sunday, March 17

Chess Festival, Sunday February 10, 9:30am – 4pm in the BSI Cafeteria

For Chess Enthusiasts of All Levels!

Join us for a day of fun including:

  • Friendly chess tournament for those who want to play against peers of similar age;
  • Chess related activities for chess beginners such as:
    — chess art and craft;
    — chess lessons by future chess Grandmasters;
    — chess puzzles, lottery and prizes;
    — chess related games.
  • We are planning to invite Grandmasters to play blitz against, go over the game with tournament players, get autographs and ask questions.
  • And new activities this year which we will announce shortly: stay tuned!
  • Breakfast and lunch provided at additional cost.
  • Parents attend free of charge.

Tickets available for participants and non-participants, for BSI students and non-BSI students.

Ticket prices increase after January 23. 

Tickets available through February 8.

Friday February 1, 6pm-8pm

Let’s start the weekend off together! Enjoy skating and socializing on our private rink with friends, family, teachers and staff!

Join us at LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park! Lakeside’s Bluestone Cafe will be open throughout our social for snacks and warm drinks. We will have a party room to warm up or meet-up with friends.

For more details or questions see Skating Social Info here.

PTO Meeting Wednesday January 16, 6:30 – 8:20pm

We are lucky to have Allison Dubinski, a speaker from the Child Mind Institute who will talk about stress and anxiety and skill-building for independent, strong young people and adults. Don’t miss it!

Principal Havlik will request funding for a spring 3rd grade coding enrichment and teacher/parent diversity training and give updates on upper grade career day, science fairs and after-school band program.

Come and hear about events coming up, our funding, old business, new business — YOUR business!