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* Many thanks to parent Jorge Naranjo for the great graphic above!
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Parent Meet-up, May 7th
Join fellow parents from 6-10pm on Thursday, May 7th at the Greenwood Park at 555 7th Avenue.
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Brooklyn PTA 5K Run for the Schools, Saturday May 9th
The PTAs of Brooklyn public schools are once again joining forces to raise funds. The 5K will be held again in Prospect Park. Last year, this event raised over $13,000 in much-needed funds. 50% of total profits from the event will be divided evenly among each participating school (those who recruited 20 or more participants), 25% will be divided in proportion to the number of students in each school, and the remaining 25% will be divided among the top 1/3 Title 1 schools.
Join Team BSI, alongside your fellow Brooklyn school PTAs, for a great day in the park. Team BSI will meet inside Prospect Park at 15th Street & Prospect Park West at 9am. Event begins at 10am.
Go here to register and remember to choose PS686 as your affiliated school!
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Next Fundraising Meeting, May 12th
The Fundraising Committee is working hard towards our collective year-end goals. Thank you to those who joined the meeting on April 22nd. A special thanks to the smaller team of parents (Jim Butsikares, Anna Len, Julia Lyakhovich, Alison Offerman-Celentano, Helen Rudofsky, Eugene Schneyder, Ian Smith) that met earlier at the gala venue, Roulette, to test the venue's connectivity & A/V capabilities.
Next meeting: Tuesday, May 12 7-9pm in the school library
Show the #BSIlove
Check backpack mail for the "I (heart) BSI" message with temporary tattoos for your child to proudly wear in support of our amazing school! Parent Mai Hoang came up with this special Direct Appeal Valentine's Day campaign to remind us that, at our very core, we are at BSI because we love BSI.
Please consider showing your love with a donation to our Direct Appeal campaign. You can backpack a check or pay via Paypal by clicking here. We hope you all have a safe vacation filled with love and family!
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Ice Skating Social - Thank You!
What a night! The BSI event at Lakeside on Sunday, 2/8, was a huge social and fundraising success!! A very, very warm thank you to parents Celeste Ivers and Tricia Ragone for planning this event. There were more than 500 skaters sharing the ice and BSI school spirit!
Thank you also to our numerous volunteers who helped with everything from setting up online sales to supplying & manning the bake sale. Parent Allyssa Yuan organized our first bake sale which raised $500!
Read All About It....
..in the latest PTO Newsletter! Thanks again to parents Masha Altshuler and Gabrielle Weiner for our latest edition of the BSI Inquirer. Click here (or below) to read this issue's parent profile and hear the latest on several committees.
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 addition of the Smile program last year 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.!
Remember, 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.