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


Watch this space for information on upcoming events and we’ll see you in September!

If you are the family of a student new to BSI, please be sure to register here (under BSI Family Resources). That way we can connect you with existing families and keep you informed.

Welcome New BSI Families!

Acceptance letters for fall of 2018 have gone out and we look forward to meeting all the new BSI kids and their families!

When you come for registration, you will receive a PTO packet with some welcome information and a chance to share your contact information with the PTO. If you have an entering middle schooler and did not register at the school, you can go to the “Parent Resources” tab above and go to “Register.”

We would love to see new families at these upcoming events:

New Parent/Guardian Mingle
Thursday, June 21, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Location details forthcoming via evite

Is your child coming to BSI this fall? Come hang out with other BSI parents and guardians. Ask questions, mingle, enjoy an evening getting to know each other without the kids around! If your email is registered with the PTO then we have already sent you an email invite, otherwise please email

End of Year BSI Family Picnic
Saturday, June 23, 1:00pm to 5:00pm
(please note the time was initially listed as 12pm to 5pm. The event actually begins at 1pm)
Prospect Park by the Carousel

Our picnic is the best way for current and new BSI families to get to know each other and for your kids to spend a sunny day playing in the park with new friends! Lots of current BSI families attend so bring your questions. Lifelong friendships are made at this picnic.