PS/IS 686 | Brooklyn, NY

BSI Newsletter Issue #1

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Schoolwide News 
Good Afternoon Families,

We hope you have had a pleasant week and have had a smooth transition to the new school year.

As of today, we have received 84% of lunch forms. We ask all families to complete the forms whether your child eats school lunch or is eligible. To complete online visit

Emails must be validated on your NYC Accounts by September 30 to stay active. (NYC Accounts is the site where test scores can be viewed) If not on October 1, accounts will be frozen. To validate visit

Middle School News 
School Loop should be up and running by Sunday.

This year we will have our first graduating class! We began planning our graduation ceremony last year by visiting possible venues, sketching the program, ordering caps and gowns and the list goes on. At this time we would like to ask all of the parents of 8th-grade students to take a short survey: click here.
The tentative date for Graduation is June 21st.

Our 8th graders are scheduled for cap/gown and ring measurements on 10/26/16 at 9:30-10am.

High school open houses are taking place, check here for more information.

Drop Off & Pick Up Parking Safety Concerns
If you are driving your child to school in the morning and/or picking up, we are asking that you not park in front of the school. If you pull in front of the school, you are stopping school buses from arriving. If you double park you are endangering other students. This is a safety concern and we ask families to be vigilant.

Upcoming Events:

  • Picture Day September 26, 2016
  • K Birthday Celebration September 28, 2016 at 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm
  • School Closed: Rosh Hashanah October 3, 2016 – October 4, 2016
  • School Closed: Columbus Day October 10, 2016
  • School Closed: Yom Kippur October 12, 2016

We are looking for volunteers to help with organizing books, storage room, art studio and much more. Click Here