Weekly Letter 5.18.17

Dear Families:


If your child doesn’t know how to ride a bike, I highly recommend participating in Learn To Bike Day, which will be taking place this  Saturday from 2-4 pm in the small yard (Coles Street) at BNS.  This is a free workshop run by BikeNYC.  Children ages five to thirteen are welcome.  Register here http://bit.ly/BNSride.   See poster below.


Even if you don’t own a bike, it’s worth coming to Learn to Bike Day.  (We have a few bikes here at school.)  The technique that is used is fool proof.  Instead of using training wheels, the program encourages children to find their sense of balance by pushing with their feet on the ground and then lifting them up.  Check out this video to learn more:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4Y_9cZLoyQ


We are a busy community!


In the spring, BNS received a Parents as Arts Partners grant from the Center for Arts Education to support a series of free after school visual arts workshops for parents and children with teaching artist Matthew Mahler.  We hope to display the products of these workshops (see below) in the cafeteria.



Third through fifth grade children in José’s free AfterSchool theatre class performed today at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Older Americans Day.  We were one of only two schools asked to perform!  Here we are at the Library today:



We received an Arts Continuum Family Engagement grant from the DOE to work with with BNS and BCS students and families in partnership with BAX called We are 610 Henry:  Interrupting Bigotry.  José has held two free workshops with BNS students, and a third workshop will be held this Friday at 5:30pm with BNS students and BCS juniors:


All for now,





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