4th Annual Harvest Festival
Plans are underway for one of our favorite events, the Harvest Festival! The event is on Saturday, October 17th (rain date October 18th) from 11am-4pm and takes place at BSI in the schoolyard, auditorium, gym and cafeteria.
This an event that can't happen without you! We need numerous volunteers and have over 175 one-hour slots to fill. You can help with a food donation to our International Foods or Baked Goods or volunteer an hour at the climbing wall or arts & crafts. There is something for everyone! Please sign-up here or click below.
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Grade & Class Communications
Grade and class google groups have been established to help facilitate communication within your child's grade and/or class. You can only email the list for your child's grade (e.g. 6thgrade) or class (e.g. 603). You can not email all grades and/or classes. To reach a wider group of parents, consider using the BSI parents Google group (email@example.com). Please note that all the groups - grade, class and parents - are not moderated by the PTO and the PTO takes no responsibility for the content or discussion on the groups.
If you have not received information or need to be added, please reach out to Julia Lyakhovich (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Join a Committee for 2015/2016!!
Our parents are uniquely talented. Please consider sharing your experience, talents and interests with your BSI community! Last year, a parent's passion and consistent efforts led to the creation of the BSI Chess team. (Thank you, parent Vladimir Bugayev!!)
Review the committees and teams below and sign up here. If you have committee ideas or suggestions for a new team reach out to Celeste Ivers at email@example.com. Please note that all committee/team email lists will be carried over from the 14/15 year into the 15/16 year.
Committees include: Giveback, Lower Grade Movie Night (K-5), Upper Grade Movie Night (6/7), Safety, Membership & BSI Inquirer Newsletter (seeking chair), Fundraising, Logistics (help w/event set-up & meeting refreshments, seeking chair)
Teams include: Technology and Creative (help design event flyers, BSI apparel and other artistic projects that come up throughout the year)
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Coach Vladmir has organized a BSI Chess Club on chesskid.com. Everyone is invited to join (it's free!). If your student is already a member of chesskid.com then use the link https://www.chesskid.com/login.html to enter.
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PTO Executive Board & School Leadership Team
Here are the PTO Executive Board and SLT members for the 2015-2016 school year:
- President - David Orsolino
- Executive VP - Celeste Ivers
- Treasurer - Mark Caserta
- Assistant Treasurers - Yulianna Shamayev, Inessa Eppel
- Secretary - James Ng
- VPs of Fundraising - Alison Offerman-Celentano & Jim Butsikares
- VPs of Parent Involvement - Rosemary Titievsky & Allyssa Yuan
- VPs of Communications - Nick Kremer & Julia Lyakhovich
- Parliamentarian - Cathy Joseph
- School Leadership Team (SLT) - Stacy Butsikares, Tricia Ragone & Joy Nolan
Amazon Shopping Rewards
Please remember to use BSI's full link when shopping on Amazon. BSI earns a percentage of each purchase made using the link at no cost to you. There are two referral rewards. We earn more money from our BSI tag (7%) in the URL but the Smile program gives us an additional .5%. If you only use Smile then BSI only earns .5% of the purchase. When shopping, select 'Brooklyn School of Inquiry' as your charity at http://smile.amazon.com one time. After that, always use the full link of http://smile.amazon.com/?tag=bp02-20 when adding items to the shopping cart and when placing an order. Amazon will look the same, but selecting BSI in the Smile program plus tag=bp02-20 in the link tells Amazon that the BSI PTO should get the referral reward. Thanks always to our Amazon cheerleader, parent Anatoly G.!
To summarize, our earnings formula is Amazon Smile (.5%) + BSI tag bp02-20 (7%) = 7.5%. 7.5% of your total purchase goes to BSI, at no cost to you! Use the link or simply click below.