PS/IS 686 | Brooklyn, NY

2017-2018 BSI Family Fridays

Dear Families,

We are excited to announce dates and times for 17-18 BSI Family Fridays.  As most of you know, during these times you are encouraged to visit your child’s classroom and participate in classroom activities. We have had great success with this program over the years, and we are looking forward to having you join us again this year. All of our children benefit from having more adults to interact with, and our whole community benefits from increased family involvement.

Family Friday will take place after some of our morning PTO meetings.  On these days, we hope that you can attend both the PTO meeting and Family Friday.  The December and February Family Fridays will begin at 9:25 because they follow the only scheduled PTO meeting during the month.  The April and May Family Fridays will begin at 8:40 because they follow the echo meeting.  

Below are the dates and times:       

December 1, 2017 (9:25-10:10)

February 9, 2018 (9:25 – 10:10)

April 27, 2018 (8:40 – 9:25)

May 18, 2018  (Friends & Family day / 8:40 – end time TBA)


Parents’ role in the classroom during Family Fridays depends on the grade level, the teacher’s instructions, and what makes you comfortable.  Because we want all children to benefit from this program, we ask that you spend time with a few children, not just your own child.  And, of course, this is not a time to have individual parent-teacher conferences.  If you are not available, other relatives or caregivers are welcome to attend.

We hope that you will be able to participate in our Family Fridays this year.  Come for part of the time, all of the time, or whatever fits into your schedule.  We look forward to seeing you here!