Post Auction Sale!

There a few unsold items from the auction that are now on sale so grab yourself a great deal now. Sale ends on June 30th, 2020!

Friendly Reminder: Rock by Rock & BSI Fundraiser – offer expires June 30th!

This is the last week to participate in the Rock by Rock and BSI Fundraiser. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to the BSI PTO. 


An Amazing At-Home Learning Opportunity

The Rock by Rock Changemaker Series is a monthly subscription box for elementary school students that provides robust, fun, hands-on projects for kids delivered right to your door.

One Box, Many Activities, Tons of Benefits! 

Each weekly project: 

  • Is self-directed and off-line so kids can learn while parents work
  • Provides hours of hands-on engagement
  • Builds leadership skills and life habits
  • Promotes giving back
  • Allows kids to have fun and learn at the same time
  • Engages kids in a real-world monthly mission (Save the elephants, Save rainforests, End food waste & hunger) 
  • Includes numerous activities and crafts that foster critical thinking 

How do I Sign-up? 

  1. Purchase your subscription at www.rockbyrock.com 
  2. Use coupon code BSI at check-out to be sure your purchase counts towards the fundraiser.  
  3. Be sure to purchase by June 30, 2020.

Supporting BSI? Not up for debate!

Only two days left till the end of the fiscal year! Do not forget to contribute to BSI PTO to support our exciting programs with a tax-deductible donation before the end of the FI on June 30th, 2020.  Many of you mentioned your pledged to donate $420 “School Lunch Money” (Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Food Benefits) to BSI. If you’re one of them, please let us know at donate@bsipto.org, so we can count on your plan to donate.

Ways to contribute:

  • Pledge (let us know that you plan) to contribute $420 “School Lunch Money” (Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Food Benefits
  • Have your kids learn and have fun by purchasing your subscription at www.rockbyrock.com with coupon code BSI at check-out by June 30, 2020.
  • Donate online at www.bsipto.org/donate
  • Ask family and friends to contribute – you can do it through a Facebook fundraiser for BSI PTO, too!
  • Submit a matching gift form to your employer (how? ask treasurer@bsipto.org)
  • Donate through Zelle or Paypal to treasurer@bsipto.org, make sure to include your child’s name and class. 
  • Email donate@bsipto.org to donate by check so we can provide you with a mailing address (no access to the mailbox at school – please do not mail anything there).

The Virtual Gala is TONIGHT, JUNE 20 | 8PM – 9:30PM. Free & Family-Friendly

Tonight we come together to give one another a big virtual hug, to celebrate the resiliency of our community, to honor and congratulate our graduating class of 2020 and to have some fun! Read on for everything you need to get the party started.

Zoom Info

We will meet via the Zoom teleconferencing tool using the link emailed from the BSI PTO today. If you did not receive this email, please write to communications@bsipto.org for the Zoom link.

You can download Zoom ahead of time or join via web browser.

Virtual Gala Schedule

8:00 Gala Begins!
8:10 PTO & Principal Havlik’s Welcome
8:15 Kid’s Dance led by Arkadyi of DuDance
8:30 Yearbook Preview
8:45 T-shirt Contest Finalists
9:00 Silent Auction Closes
9:05 Live Auction Begins
9:30 Gala Ends
9:35 Grade Afterparties Begin!

Auction Info

The Virtual Gala Auction is OPEN and the bidding has begun!

Families can Register here for the auction — it’s free! email auction@bsipto.org

Here’s the link to auction items including great experiences and items like chess lessons with Coach Vlad, Disney Park Hopper Passes and a wine gift certificate from Brooklyn’s Big Nose, Full Body!

Zoom Background (Optional)

Click here to download the Club BSI Zoom background.
(Find instructions for using virtual backgrounds here.)

Recipe: BSI Cocktail

by Michael Grimes, 3rd grade Parent

cocktail with blueberries and lime
Ingredients
Brooklyn vodka, 2 ounces (sub with seltzer for Virgin BSI)
Simple syrup*, 1 tablespoon
Ice + 2 lime wedges  + 6 blueberries 

Fill a shaker with ice. Add vodka, simple syrup, and juice of one lime wedge. Shake well and strain into highball glass over ice cubes. Garnish with remaining lime wedge and blueberries.*Make ahead. Combine 2 parts granulated sugar with 1 part water. Simmer, stirring, over low heat, until sugar has dissolved. Chill before using.

See you soon!

Donate to the Virtual Gala Auction by Friday! (And Register Now!)

Our Virtual Gala Auction is now open and will accept new auction items until Friday night.

We have an amazing slate of teacher experiences this year! The best way to thank our teachers for stepping up is to step up, too.

PLEASE REACH OUT to your go-to takeout restaurant, wine shop, book or toy stores, kids’ virtual instructors and ask for a gift card donation today.

WE WANT YOUR TALENT (or a willing friend’s talent), too! Step up like our teachers and donate a virtual experience. Teach us how to make your special dish or bake your favorite treat, how to mix up cocktails like a once-upon-a-time pro, how to dance the tango, color correct our instagram pics, organize a closet, knit a scarf, build a birdhouse, look fabulous for that webinar. Get as creative as your kids! We need you to make this auction as successful as possible.

Register for the Auction & Start Your Bidding

Register here for the auction — it’s free! Any questions? Visit http://www.bsipto.org/gala/ or email auction@bsipto.org