Monarch Butterfly Tagging Event

Where: Floyd Bennett Field
Date: Saturday, October 13 (raindate – October 14)
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Ben Hom, BSI parent and a science teacher, will be leading a monarch butterfly tagging event for BSI families on Saturday, October 13 at Floyd Bennett Field.

Thank you, Ben!

Join him to learn about the butterflies’ habitats, and how to capture, tag, and release them to track their annual southern migration to Mexico. This science program is part of the University of Kansas’ Monarch Watch, and is appropriate for all ages.

Where to Meet
Meet Ben at at 10:00 AM in the parking lot of main entrance to Floyd Bennett Field. From the parking lot, the group will head to the community garden to tag butterflies until 1:00 PM. Here are driving and public transit directions from the National Parks Service.

What to Bring
Ben will provide tags, and have butterfly nets for sharing, but If you’ve got your own net please bring it. Please also bring snacks/lunch and water – the nearest food for purchase is at Aviator Sports. There are bathrooms near the community garden.

If you have questions, you can contact Ben at

BSI Chess News

We would like to congratulate the whole BSI chess community with the opening of 2018/2019 chess season and wish all a great, challenging, and competitive year full of adventures and fun! Our team keeps growing both intellectually and in number of dedicated players and supporters. Last Saturday, September 15, BSI Chess Team took a part in 18th Annual CIS Chess-in-the-Park Rapid Open at New York City’s Central Park. We value this tournament very highly because it is the first tournament after a long summer break where players meet for friendly chess games ahead of the competitive season. As always, we would like congratulate our players with outstanding performance:

• George Bugayev, trophy in Reserve U1299 section
• David Moiseev, trophy in Youth Unrated section
• Elisabeth Bugayev, trophy in Intermediate U1699 section

For all active players and supporters as well as those who considering joining our family of chess enthusiasts we suggest keeping an eye on the following important resources:

BSI Chess Facebook group page
Chess community at BSI school page
Tournament photo album
BSI Chess Team Page at

Coach Vlad

Ice Cream Social — Save the Date!

Saturday, September 22
from 2pm to 4pm

Join us for free ice cream, fun, dancing, and a good time with BSI friends old and new!



First PTO Meeting of the Year!

Wednesday, September 26
from 6:30pm to 8:30pm