PS/IS 686 | Brooklyn, NY

BSI Newsletter Month of February

BSI Newsletter

BSI Newsletter

We are looking forward to seeing you this Friday during Family Friday. The PTO meeting will be followed by classroom activities.

Schoolwide News

Unified Sports
On January 31st, we participated in a campus-wide event called, Unified Sports.
It was inspired by a simple principle: games and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding; creating an inclusive school community where all students feel safe, understood and accepted. 


Respect For All” Week 

Respect For All week begins on Monday, February 11th through Friday, February 15th. During the week of RFA, students will participate in activities that focus on preventing bias-based harassment, intimidation, and bullying.

Let’s work together to deepen our children’s understanding of this important concept. We encourage you to have meaningful discussions with your children and talk with them about the meaning and importance of respecting each other within our school community and our global community.

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We are in the midst of winter and realize that we are in need of more school supplies to stay healthy. We are asking each family to send in the following:
  • 1 bottle of hand soap
  • 1 package of baby wipes
Thank you for your support.


Lunch Clubs 

We are going to have another round of sign-ups for lunch clubs. Students should choose their lunch clubs carefully, as the expectation is that each time they attend the lunch club, the activity that they signed up for will be required (example: if you’re signed up for weaving lunch club, you will be weaving). Students that are not attending their lunch clubs will be dropped the week of March 11th so that students that did not get their first choice can have a seat.

Cycle 2 starts on February 13th.

Survey closing date: February 10th.

Click here to sign up. 


Social Media  

Social media and internet use are a topic we frequently address throughout the year. Social media is ever-changing, and every day there are more social media platforms that youth are exposed to. Whether it be Facebook, SnapChat or Instagram, there are many risks and dangers to their use. We strongly encourage you to monitor your child’s internet/social media use and discuss the dangers that the use might pose.   Here are 3 things that are important to discuss with them:

  1. Stranger Danger
  2. (Over) sharing information- Don’t reveal too much
  3. Hidden info in photos- talk to your children about how a picture is “worth a thousand words” and can give away private information such as where they live.

Here are some resources on internet safety for children if you would like to check them out!


Stage Crew Afterschool Application 

The Stage Crew group is being formed. The Stage Crew group will work on creating props for the musical.

We have not decided on the day of the week yet; that will depend on the results of the survey. An email will be sent to all applicants once that is decided.

This application will close on 2/7/2019

Click here to apply


Chess Team 

We are hoping to form an official chess team that would meet after school on weekly basis. Mr. Vlad and/or Ms. Olga will coach and work with the students. We have not decided on the day of the week yet; that will depend on the results of the survey.

This application will close on 2/7/2019

Click here to apply

Upcoming Events:

Please keep an eye on our calendar for school holidays and upcoming events.

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(for details go to the main calendar and click on the event details)

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