PS/IS 686 | Brooklyn, NY

BSI Newsletter Oct-Nov 2016

BSI Newsletter

Good Afternoon Families, hope everyone had a relaxing long weekend. Last week we have started assigning bus seats in the auditorium during dismissal to streamline the process. If your child rides one of the OPT busses, please reinforce what we have been covering in school which is respectful and safe bus behavior.

Mixed Sports has been going well and most students have settled on a sport of their choice. Mixed Sports photo gallery from last two weeks can be found here. Please remember to send students to school in comfortable clothes  and sneakers on Thursdays.
Stomping ground photos have been shared. Click here to see instructions on how to access them.

Join us for our PTO meeting on Friday, October 21st at 9:15am.

Middle School News
School Loop is up and running. A parent how-to workshop will be held on October 18th at 8:05am in the Library.
BSI Debate for 2016-2017 school year is starting today. Click here to register if you still have not done so. (7th graders on Thursdays 3:00-4:30pm. 8th graders on Mondays from 3-4:30 pm.)

The new Fall CHAMPS semester will start on October 13th and run through December 15th, 2016 – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3pm to 4:30pm.  If your child would like to participate, please fill outthese forms and email them back to

Xposure is still registering students for their afterschool program.  Click here.

8th Grade Families
Senior ring flyers and ring order forms are coming home via backpacks today. The payment for the ring and order form are due on Wednesday, October 26th. Students are scheduled for cap/gown and ring measurements on 10/26/16 at 9:30 to 10am. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Valerie Durandise.

The results of the short survey that you took can be found here.  The Graduation ceremony will be held at 5pm, details on the venue will be shared once everything is confirmed.

Check here for high school open house information.

Upcoming Events:
BSI PTO Fall Harvest October 15, 2016 at 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
BSI PTO Fall Harvest (Rain Date) October 16, 2016 at 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Parent Engagement Time October 18, 2016 at 8:00 am – 8:30 am
K, Gr1, Gr2, Gr3 Family Friday October 21, 2016 at 8:30 am – 9:15am
PTO Meeting October 21, 2016 at 9:15 am – 11:00 am
302 Birthday Celebration October 21, 2016 at 2:05 pm

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

Outside Opportunities
~City of Science in Brooklyn A Day of Discovery Sunday, October 16 10-4:00pm. Free indoor exhibit that features interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities
~CECE BELL Newbery Medal Winning Author of El Deafo will be live Sunday, October 16 1-3 @ PS10 for tickets visit