Congratulations to the BSI Chess Team!!
One of BSI's Chess teams took first place at the tournament at Martin Luther King High School in Manhattan. Click here for individual and team results. The team has had an incredible start this year thanks to the passion and organization efforts of parent Vladimir Bugayev (a National Chess Master as well as coach). Also, chess during school is an enrichment made possible by PTO funds!
Students on Monday's team included: Andrew Elliot Aptekar, Babenko Ariel, Nicole Babizhayevs, Arthur Bugayev, Elizabeth Bugayev, George Bugayev, Benjamin Eppel, Maxwell Friedland, Benjamin Goroshnik, Ian Kaufman, Kai Naranjo, Kaitlyn Nie, Megan Nie, Nigel Presume, Maya Presume, Leonid Shynder, Sophie Shynder, Matthew Yee, Percy Yee, Megan Yesilevich, Mikhail Zaretser and Ronen Zinder. Congratulations to all!!
For more tournament photos, click here.
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Volunteer Opportunity for Grades 3-6 @ Cobble Hill Health Center
Valentine's Day is coming! Want to come and spread the love? GiveBack Committee's next visit is February 7, 2015 from 2:15 to 3:45 pm, and it will be sharing some love and happiness with the residents of Cobble Hill Health Center.
The planning for the event will be done by Arushi Kher and Skyler Kim-Schellinger, from Girl Scout Troop 2653, and they will reach out in advance to let you know what you will be doing.
Please sign up here. All info must be filled out and again, this is only open to 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders.
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Next Fundraising Meeting, Wednesday February 11th
The next Fundraising Committee meeting will be Wednesday, February 11th from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the BSI library. Agenda items will include gala/auction, Direct Appeal, and any other fundraising topics members would like to discuss.
In addition, the committee is looking for volunteers to serve as neighborhood captains as it gets ready for the donation drive to support the auction. A captain will help organize donations, keep track of businesses that have been solicited, set up neighborhood get-togethers and help in all things donations! We can have co-captains or you can fly solo. Fundraising needs your help to make this the best auction ever!! Click on this link to see what neighborhoods are listed, add one if one is left out, and sign up to be a captain!
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Let's Skate - Sunday, February 8th!
Join us for BSI's 5th Ice Skating Social! Sunday, February 8th from 5-7pm at Prospect Park's Lefrak Center. Please arrive at 4.45pm to check-in and receive your skates. Registration is online only! Get your tickets here.
BAKE SALE: For the first time, we will be holding a Bake Sale at Lefrak Center. Show off your baking skills and sign-up here.
A warm thanks to parents Tricia Ragone and Celeste Ivers for chairing the event, Tim Dierks for setting up our online sales and Allyssa Yuen for organizing the bake sale.
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Fundraising Update from the PTO Executive Board
As we approach the second half of the school year, we are approximately 33% towards our fundraising goal of raising $723,000. We thank everyone who has already donated and ask everyone that has not yet donated to please donate now because our children still need your help. Almost 90% of PTO fundraising dollars come from direct parent contributions. Your generosity and commitment materially affect your child's school experience.
Without your support, BSI could lose its teaching assistants, specialty teachers, our middle school guidance counselor and enrichments like technology, music, dance, SPARC, violin, and chess.
The Department of Education doesn't pay for these: your tax deductible contributions do.
So please donate today at www.bsipto.org.
Thanks in advance for making BSI an extraordinary place for our children to learn.
Does your employer match? If so, please use the following info when registering for the match:
Brooklyn School of Inquiry PTO Inc.
50 Avenue P, 4th floor, Brooklyn, NY 11204
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