Picnic + Cyclones: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday, June 25th is BSI Community Day! Join us for an epic play date that starts with the Annual Year-End BSI Picnic and ends with our Annual BSI Cyclones Game Day. Come to one or both! More info below. Buy Cyclone tickets here: https://cyclones.bsipto.org/

BSI Year-End Picnic
Sunday, June 25, 11am – 3pm
Prospect Park Carousel Lawn
Gather with new and seasoned BSI families for fun and conversation. Bring blankets, snacks, and lawn games to share. Questions? Email parent organizer Shana.

BSI Cyclones Game Day
Sunday, June 25, 4pm
MCU Park, Coney Island
Come watch the Brooklyn Cyclones vs Hudson Valley Renegades. Tickets (box seats) are $17 each. Children under 3 are free if seated on lap. Tickets include free baseball cap and more. Questions? Email parent organizer Tricia.

BSI Needs You! Join the PTO Board.

Please step up! We need active parents to help BSI — and our children — be as successful as possible. Get your voice heard! Join the PTO Board! We’re seeking nominations for:

President (2*)
Executive Vice President
Assistant Treasurer (1 or 2)
Secretary (1 or 2)
VPs of Fundraising (2)
VPs of Communication (2)
Parliamentarian (1 or 2)
VP of Parent Involvement (1 or 2)
SLT Openings (2)

*Ideally Co-Presidents are one parent from grades 6-8 and one from 1-5. Both parties interested in any Co positions must agree to run with each other in advance of the vote. You may run as a team or, if running solo, the Nomination Committee will introduce you to a separate interested party if one steps up. Read PTO Board descriptions here. Read about SLT here. VOTE Monday, June 19, 2017 during the General PTO Meeting at 6:30pm. Questions? Email nominate@bsipto.org


IMPORTANT: According to the Chancellor Regulations our PTO ceases to exist if we fail to elect at least one mandatory officer – president, secretary, or treasurer – by the last day of school.

Register Now! The BSI Chess Tournament is Saturday, June 10, 2017

Registration is open for the 3rd annual BSI Chess Tournament on Saturday, June 10 at 9:30 am in the BSI cafeteria.

The BSI Chess Tournament is a friendly, unrated tournament, and great way to get a taste of competitive play. Both rated and unrated players are welcome, but USCF ratings will not be affected by results.

Registration priority will be given to BSI families, siblings of BSI students who attend other schools, and friends of BSI until June 1, when registration will open up to the public. Registration will close on Friday, June 9. Children AND parents are welcome to play.

Tickets are $30 and required only for participating players. All tickets purchases include a BSI stainless steel water bottle and snacks. Water bottles will also be available for purchase at the tournament for $15, while supplies last.

Families are encouraged to join our playground potluck picnic for lunch: just bring a blanket to sit on and a dish to share. Families may also make separate arrangements to have pizza or other food delivered.

For questions or to volunteer on tournament day, please email Vlad Bugayev at batradz@gmail.com or Mai Hoang at minhmaihoang@yahoo.com

American Debate League Championships!

Congratulations champions! Kudos to the BSI Debate Team and Coach Brian Aguilar for your hard work and success at the American Debate League Championships on May 20!

Eric – 2nd prize as a debate speaker (beginner)
Jessica – 2nd prize as a debate speaker (novice)
Skyler – champion title as a debate speaker (novice)
Skyler & Nora – 2nd prize as BSI team (novice)
Jane, Samantha, Jessica – champion title (novice)

Did You Know? Debate for our 7 & 8 graders is one of the many parent-funded enrichments that make BSI special.

BSI Chess Team at SuperNationals!

Congratulations to our amazing students, dedicated parent volunteer Coach Vlad, and all the passionate parents who headed to Nashville from May 11-14 for the SuperNationals VI chess tournament.

Middle-school students Maggie, Liz, Alan, Ian, Ronen, and Arthur, and Elementary students Lucy, Andrew, Jake, David, George, and Katherina represented BSI in Nashville with fighting spirits and impressive results. A big thank you to all for representing BSI!

The final Chess Event of the year is right here at BSI on June 10 from 9:30am-4pm. Join Coach Vlad and BSI family and friends for a friendly tournament open to all levels of players. It’s the perfect way to get a feel for tournament play. Visit chess.bsipto.org for details and tickets.