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 or Mai Hoang at

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 for details and tickets.

Earth Day Toy Drive – Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our second used toy/book/games drive during Earth Week. Our donations will be given out to hundreds of ​children on July 4th when Project You holds their annual holiday picnic.

Special thanks to Marcia Osgood for all her hard work organizing the collection and pick-up; Chris Minaya and Maryana for the invaluable administrative support; Hemalee and Sara, Co-Chairs of the Give Back Committee; and Adam Holland and the four 6th grade boys – Lewis, Joshua, Dylan, and Andrew, who cleaned, sorted and packed 40 bags/boxes of toys, and loaded it all into the donation truck. Second-grader Saam helped load the truck, too. It was an amazing effort and they deserve our thanks!

Join the Give Back Committee.


Join parents and BSI teachers at Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, on Saturday, May 13th at 6:30pm. Open bar, delicious food, and great fun included!

MOBILE AUCTION: Win a piece of art created by your child’s class, a date-night to an amazing restaurant, an exclusive outing, vacation homes, and so much more! We even have a few teacher experiences listed in this section.There are 160 items and counting. We’re still adding items!

LIVE AUCTION: Our jam-packed Live Auction starts promptly at 9pm on Saturday at Roulette. You don’t want to miss this! Hamilton Tickets! VIP Sport Experiences! Getaways! Lots of Special Teacher Experiences! And more surprises.

The Gala Celebration is our most important fundraiser of the year. Help make it a great success! If you’d like to attend, but can’t afford admission, please email Donna at