PS/IS 686 | Brooklyn, NY

Grade 5 News BSI Events #BetterTogether

Dear BSI Families,

We hope to see you tonight at Spring Family Fun Night! See below, for important upcoming BSI Event dates! Come one, come all from 4:30 – 7pm today, to mingle with BSI family members and staff, collaborate in a learning experience with your child, participate in our DESIGN CHALLENGE or fun activity with other BSI students or simply be present to meet, build connections and form new relationships with friends and families! Feel free to bring cousins/siblings/friends! Kids always remember fun moments they’ve had, family experiences they’ve shared and connections they’ve formed, so cheers to collecting more moments together with your child and bridging the home-school connection even closer!







Kindergarten Cafe


5th grade classes will be visiting the Kindergarten Cafe on Wednesday, May 30th. Please make sure to send your child in with a couple of dollars. The cost of each item is $1. There will be smoothies and other snacks provided.


Second Grade Post Office


The 2nd grade post office is up and running. Students may bring in $1 to purchase stamps. Feel free to encourage your children to write letters at home to their buddy classes, to other BSI students and staff members (Teachers, Office Administration, Custodian Worker, Cafeteria Worker, School Safety Agents etc.) It’s always nice to receive mail, but it’s even better to give! There is a mailbox where you can drop off sealed, stamped and addressed envelopes in front of the BSI Main Office, 4th floor (just in case family members wanted to write and send a letter to their OWN child, too!)



Our 5th grade Ellis Island Trip is on Thursday, May 31st. Chaperones have been notified and will meet us in the school lobby at 9 am. We will return back to school by 5:30pm.

Parents: Please make sure to send your child in with lunch/snack, water bottle and a few dollars (just in case they want to purchase a souvenir) We will be outdoors, for the entire day! We hope the weather will be in our favor!


SAVE THE DATE – School Spirit Week: Tues, May 29th – Fri, June 1st


We will have a week filled with fun events for our building.  All three schools will be participating in the daily “Theme” to show our School-Wide Spirit!

  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018Patriotic Day

Wear Red, White and Blue and Stars and Stripes.  Show your pride for our country!

  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018 – Seth Low Walk-A-Thon/Activity Day-Wear Purple

Wear Purple clothing in support of Our Race for the Cure Relay for Life Walk-A-Thon.

  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 Sports Day

Come dressed in your favorite team apparel or athletic gear.

  • Friday, June 1, 2018 – Crazy Sock Day

Show off your wackiest and craziest socks.

SAVE THE DATE – BSI TALENT SHOW Friday, June 1st 6-8pm.

Come one, come all. The Student Council has organized our very first BSI TALENT SHOW!  Come out and support your fellow peers and friends! Who wouldn’t want to go to a kid-organized talent show on a Friday night? Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased in advance at school or at the door the night of the show.



More soon!