Help Choose the Winning Design for BSI’s Spring T-Shirt

Seventh and eighth grade students have been crafting designs for this year’s BSI T-shirts in Ms. Nanna’s classes. Students will voluntarily submit their designs to the BSI T-shirt contest.

The winning design will be chosen by a Selection Committee made up of parents and students from the school.

We need 150 folks to join the Selection Committee. 


Here are the details:
• Each Selection Committee member will receive 5-7 designs by email.
• They will have 5 days to review and rate each design based on a rubric.
• Reviewing and rating should take less than an hour.
• You have to be connected to the school as a parent, student, teacher or administrator to be part of the Selection Committee.
• You will need an email address.
• Families may work together as a team, especially if you have kids who do not have an email address.
• 7th and 8th grade students are not allowed to be members of the Selection Committee.

• March 7th – Each member of the Selection Committee receives the designs by email with instructions and a rubric
• March 12th – Ratings due
• April 19th – Semi-Finalists, Finalists, the Runner-Up, and Winner will be announced at the PTO Meeting and will receive a certificate of achievement.
• May 8th – Shirts go on sale


Sign up before February 28th

BSI/TAOTS STEM Career Panel, Wednesday Feb 7, 6pm to 7:30pm

“The future of the economy is in STEM,” says James Brown, the executive director of the STEM Education Coalition in Washington, D.C. “That’s where the jobs of tomorrow will be.” Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) support that assertion. Employment in occupations related to STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—is projected to grow to more than 9 million between 2012 and 2022.

Come to a Q&A with professionals who work in STEM careers from organizations including IBM, JPMorgan, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, NY Aquarium, Google and others.

Space is limited and students should be accompanied by their parents. The event is for 4th to 8th graders from BSI or TAOTS. If space is permitted older siblings of current BSI/TAOTS students will be able to attend.

If you do not register we can’t guarantee that space will be available for those who walk-in.

Register for the STEM Career Panel Here.

BSI Chess Festival — Sunday February 11 9am-5pm

We invite chess enthusiasts of all levels, ages and genders!

Activities include:
*  Friendly chess tournament for those who want to play against peers of a similar age. $30/participant until January 20, then $40. Adults welcome also.
*  Chess related activities for chess beginners (ideal for K – 2) such as chess arts and crafts — $10/participant);
*  Chess lessons by future chess Grandmasters;
*  Chess puzzles, lottery and prizes;
*  We are planning to invite Grandmasters to play blitz against, go over the game with tournament players, get autographs and ask questions.
*  Breakfast and lunch available for purchase. Bake sale yummies as well!
*  Parents attend free of charge. Comfortable waiting area for parents available in school auditorium.

*** Get your tickets here. *** 

Want to help out? That would be great!

Volunteer setting up or tearing down, selling, or assisting in the chess tournaments.
Sign up here.

Donate to the bake sale — baked goods, sandwiches, wraps, fruit, or a favorite family recipe.
Sign up here.

Ice Skating Social Jan 28 — Tickets Available

A fan favorite, the 8th Annual Ice Skating Social is back and will take place at the LeFrak Centre at Lakeside in Prospect Park on Sunday January 28th, from 3pm-5pm!
Lets end the weekend together and enjoy skating on our private rink and socialize with friends, family, teachers and staff! Once again, Blue Stone Cafe will be open throughout.

Follow This Link To Get Your Tickets!

Win “Dear Evan Hansen” Tickets While Supporting BSI

Dear Broadway fans: Thanks to a very generous BSI family (who wish to remain anonymous),we are able to offer the chance to win a pair of “Dear Evan Hansen” tickets.

If you make or have made a donation of $500 or more between the dates of July 1 to December 31, 2017 (11:59pm cut-off), you will be entered into a drawing for two Center Orchestra tickets to see this Tony Award winning musical performance on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Music Box Theatre.

Another great reason to beat the tax-year deadline and support Brooklyn School of Inquiry! You can donate online or download a formand mail it in. Envelopes must be postmarked by Dec. 31. Thank you and good luck!

Find out more about what BSI families fund here.