There’s Still Time to Buy Your Journal Ad!

GREAT NEWS: The deadline to submit your ad for the year-end journal has been extended to Tuesday, June 15th to allow parents to capture images from our many end-of-year events! Click here to purchase your ad »
Once you’ve purchased your ad, send your PDF- or JPG-formatted ad by email to

Have questions about buying or placing an ad? Send your question to so one of our Journal volunteers can lend a hand!

Help a Local Business Place an Ad

The Journal is a beautifully designed keepsake that highlights our larger BSI community. Why not offer a local business the chance to place an ad in this treasured journal and help raise money for BSI? Click here to find a list of businesses and email template. 

3 Sizes Available — 2021 Grads Save $50 on Full-Page Ads!

Full, half or quarter page ads are available. Start your purchase here.

Get Ready to Party at the BSI Gala!

We can’t wait to see you this Saturday at 8 p.m. for a night of dancing, laughing and fun as we ring in the Roaring 20s!

The virtual gala with something for everyone, with dancing and music with Master of Ceremonies Misha Ratner, kids’ dance led by Marie Rosenberg, former professional dancer with the Charles Moore Dance Company, live auction, a special tribute to our 2021 graduates, and at 8:30 p.m., a live comedy set from newly announced special guest…

Jordan Carlos wearing glasses and resting chin on folded hands

Jordan Carlos!

Jordan Carlos is a stand up comedian and actor who has written for “Divorce” (HBO) and written/performed for “The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore” (Comedy Central), and “First Wives Club” (BET). He also appears on the current season of “Black Mirror” (Netflix), and the upcoming “Home Alone” reboot on Disney Plus, and is a frequent panelist on “Wait, Wait…Don’t tell me!” but the job he’s proudest of is being dad to his BSI 2nd grader and rising hopeful BSI Kindergartener.

Just 8 Days Until the 2021 Virtual Gala – May 22nd at 8PM

It’s time to don your finest flapper look and get Gatsby’d up because we’re putting on the Ritz and celebrating 1920s style!

Join our virtual speakeasy on Saturday, May 22nd at 8:00 PM as we celebrate our amazing school and reunite virtually for the last (?) time.

All BSI parents, students and staff welcome!

Details below and at

Saturday, May 22nd at 8:00 PM, expect the bee’s knees with:

  • Dancing and entertainment with host MC MISHA
  • Surprise special guest — details coming soon!
  • Words from Mr. Havlik & PTO President Tania Kirkman
  • A fun BSI-themed cocktail ? (recipe below!)
  • Art collages from Ms. Nanna
  • Live auction & completion of the silent auction
  • And more!

Stay tuned for Zoom and other details next week. Tickets are FREE this year, but why not donate the cost to support our school?

Our Signature “G&T” Cocktail

Click for printable version.

Notes: Find inexpensive dried hibiscus flower, AKA Flor de Jamaica or dried hibiscus tea, at many Mexican groceries or online. Or, skip the cooking and buy premade hibiscus syrup.

Turn the G&T into a non-alcoholic “Girly Temple” by substituting tonic water for gin. 

Reminder: The BSI Auction is ON!

Last but not least, be sure to start your auction bidding this weekend!  We are still taking donations too. Visit for more info or email

2021 – 2022 Board Elections

PTO Board elections for 2021-2022 take place at the Member meeting on Tuesday, May 18th at 7:00 – 8:30PM

Our current President, Tania is wrapping up her final school year on the PTO. Joining the PTO can be really fun and interesting. You develop relationships with other really wonderful BSI parents. Meetings are friendly, welcoming and full of creative ideas about how to help our school. You really get to see how BSI works from the inside. You can help other parents and families. You can share your ideas for making BSI an even better place for our kids to learn and thrive. You can make it happen! It feels great!

No experience necessary! On the board most of us start out with no experience. We try to have some overlap of experienced and new board members so that there is always someone who can help you learn how things work.

There are so many different positions available. Why not read the job descriptions? Maybe a part of a position sounds good to you and part of it sounds unappealing or wouldn’t work in your life. No problem — you could split the position! Email the and we will try to match you up with someone else who would work well with you.

If something looks at all interesting to you, reach out. Even if you don’t run for the position, you might be able to help. Some of BSI’s most amazing volunteers are not on the board!

Everyone on the board is a volunteer with a busy life. We all work to help each other. The more engaged board members and supportive involved parents, the less time it takes for all of us. Is it hard for you to make meetings but you would love to put in work from home? Email and let us know what is holding you back and what you could offer.

We absolutely need you. Many board members from this year will NOT be running for the board or plan to stay on only to train new board members. We very much need new people and new energy this year. Meaning YOU!

The 2021 Gala Auction is LIVE!

Start your bidding on great items like a wine gift certificate from Big Nose, Full Body or a virtual a bedtime story with Ms. Rita.

Bid, bid, bid! We’ll raise a glass and close down the auction together at our Virtual Gala on Saturday, May 22nd. The BSI Virtual Gala is free this year. Please consider donating the cost of tickets to help us close our fundraising gap.

Register and bid here!