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 execbd@bsipto.org

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.

Get Your BSI T-Shirt Today — Available for a Limited Time Only

The 2018 BSI T-Shirt is available for purchase until June 5th at 11pm.

To see the all the available styles and to purchase the shirts, click here: http://bit.ly/BSIshirt

The t-shirt was designed by a BSI 8th grader in response to a middle school design contest hosted in art class.

The shirts will be received in time for the end of the school year and 8th grade graduation.

BSI Sunday Family Movie and Playdate — June 3, 2:30pm. New BSI Families Welcome!!

While living a happy, cozy life with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, the young bear Paddington takes a series of odd jobs, hoping to earn enough money to buy a pop-up book of London as a present for his aunt’s 100th birthday. When the book is stolen, Paddington is accused of the crime and finds himself behind bars, where he can’t help but charm fellow inmates and the prison chef alike. The Browns leave no corner of London unturned in their quest to reveal the true thief and free everyone’s favorite brown bear.

You do not have to have seen the first Paddington film in order to enjoy the plot of the sequel. “Paddington 2” is rated #1 on Rotten Tomatoes, the most trusted measurement of quality films and television.

Come join BSI Families and Friends in the BSI Auditorium (just come to the main entrance to the school and the auditorium is just inside) to watch this endearing and funny film. Tickets are $10 for the entire family. Snacks and water will be sold at the screening.

Purchase by Friday, June 1st. Buy Tickets Here.

Or purchase at the door!

See you at the movie and then join us across the street for a playdate at Seth Low!


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So You Wanna Help With Gala


BSI’s 9th Annual Year-EnGala and Auction will take place on Saturday, June 9, at Roulette in Downtown Brooklyn. This year’s theme, “Saturday Night Fever,” honors our South Brooklyn roots by throwing it back to 1977, when the John Travolta classic was filmed in Bensonhurst and Bay Ridge.

Gala is our largest fun(d)raising event. Last year, we raised $68,000. We will need to raise even more this year if we are to reach our total fundraising goal of $570,000. We are currently at $318,000 with only months to go before the end of the school year.


You can help the day before, the day of, during or after the Gala — there’s something for everyone. Be a part of the party team! Sign up here.


You can solicit exciting items and experiences for online bidding and silent auction. Think gift certificates to restaurants and spas, stays at vacation homes, museum and activity passes, VIP nights out, fine jewelry and accessories, personal services (chefs, interior design, etc.), gourmet gift baskets, and the like. We need many more donations.

Consult our Donation Grid and reach out to businesses under the “Gala” tabs of the spreadsheet. Here are some tools to help you close the deal:

Template for Email Solicitation 

Template for Merchant Solicitation Letter

Blank BSI PTO Letterhead

Tips for Getting Donations

IRS Non-Profit Determination Letter

Gala Flyer for Sponsors Who Request It

Once you land the donation, you or the donor can enter the auction item details in our online submission form. A paper form can also be submitted.

For questions, email auction@bsipto.org.


You can also help by buying or selling ads in our full-color keepsake Gala Program. Please take a look at last year’s Gala Program for samples of personal, business and class ads. Ads can be paid for and submitted at program.bsipto.org. You can also mail in a paper form.

Families of graduates and grandparents are especially encouraged to buy an ad to congratulate a particular BSI student on a job well done. Rich in sentimental value, these ads range from: one-eighth page ($100), one-quarter page ($200), one-half page ($300), and a full page ad ($400, special Graduates rate).

Here are some tools to help:

Template for Email Solicitation Gala Ad

Template for Email Solicitation Gala Ad and/or Auction

Sample Facebook Text

For questions related to ads, please email bsiprogramads@gmail.com.

Thank you!