The Second Day of BSI: Inside Ms. Nanna’s Art Room


Ms. Nanna works effortlessly to create and capture K-8 Students’ works of heART! In the spring we host an art show (gallery style) displaying all BSI students’ creative art work studied and curated throughout the academic school year.

I am so glad that I work with your talented children, so very grateful to all of you parents who lend generous support for the art budget. Thank you all.

Ms. Nanna

Through your donations, PTO funding provides  the supplies and materials specific to the study that are needed for these works and creations to come to life!

Introducing the 12 Days of BSI: Day One

What Makes BSI So Special?

Whether this is your child’s first year at BSI or your eighth, your family is part of what makes our school an amazing community. 

While we’re proud to pull students from all over Brooklyn and beyond, we know this can make it a challenge to feel as connected to the school as we’d like. That’s why we’re launching a special 12 Days of BSI!

 12 Days of BSI: A Peek into Your Child’s Day!
 From December 20th to January 1st, we’ll be providing a special look behind the scenes into our children’s school days and the unique programs that make them special.

Look forward to a daily email (and blog) featuring:

  • details about enrichments and other programs
  • stories from teachers, staff and parents
  • insights into our pedagogy
  • opportunities to ask questions about our school
  • pictures galore!

We hope you enjoy this up close and personal look at BSI and encourage you to share these message with your friends and family so they too can learn about the special place where our children spend their days.

The 12 Days of BSI Direct Appeal Campaign
As we highlight the many wonderful opportunities at BSI, we’ll also be using this time to make sure these programs can continue!

To fund the full slate of enrichments for the next school year, we have an ambitious goal of raising $100k before the end of 2019 to ensure we meet our operating budget of $526,000.
Help us get off to a great start — donate now!

Donate Now

The Camp Auction is Coming! Canoe Help Us Out?

The BSI Summer Camp Auction is not to be missed. Parents love the fantastic deals on dozens of day camps, sleepaway camps, and children’s enrichment classes. Participants love the chance to spread the word about their businesses, gain new campers, and give back.

Our 10th annual auction will take place this January, and we need your help to fill it with great offers that raise thousands of dollars for BSI. Here’s how.

Ask for a donation today. It’s so easy!

Just copy, paste, and send ⁠— no cold-calling or research required.

STEP 1 – Claim a Camp

Sign up to ask 1-5 (or more!) camps and activities for donations on this form:

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

STEP 3 – Finalize Donation
Input donation by January 17th into

Questions? Email

Book Fair Read-Aloud Schedule & Volunteer Opportunities

We can’t wait to see you next weekend at the BSI Book Fair on Sunday, November 17th, for the first time at The Center for Fiction! Celebrate books and raise money for BSI with:

Celebrate books and raise money for BSI with:

   📘Teacher and Staff Read-Alouds
   📙Class book donations
   📗20% of purchases to BSI PTO

Download the flyer and plan your visit with the full schedule of teacher read-alouds.

Volunteer for Book Fair
Help make the fair a success! Volunteer for a shift wrapping gifts, helping teachers, setting up the fair and more.

BSI Book Fair & Teacher Read-Alouds: November 17th

Our annual book fair has an exciting new venue for 2019: The Center for Fiction in Downtown Brooklyn, near Barclays Center!

Interior: Center for Fiction
The Center for Fiction at 15 Lafayette Ave.

Join us on Sunday, November 17th for a fun day of teacher read-alouds as you support our school. Mark your calendar and RSVP on Facebook!

Come volunteer with us! Fun opportunity to volunteer with your kids and show them you give back to your school.

The Center for Fiction will donate a portion of all sales on this day to the BSI PTO to help fund enrichments for the 2020-2021 school year.

Special Orders Welcome!
Call The Center For Fiction: 212-755-6710

Already have a title in mind? Parents can call in orders or place orders at the event.

Come See Your BSI Favorites Read Aloud

10:00 AMMia Sacilotto
10:30 AMAudrey Elias
11:00 AMSonya Mooney
11:30 AMMatthew Dennis
12:00 PMSevgi Unay
1:30 PMNanna Tanier
2:00 PMEric Havlik
2:30 PMRobyn Waters