The Brooklyn New School is committed to academic and personal success for all students. We believe that children are creators of meaning. They are naturally thoughtful and curious, and they work to gain understanding of the world they inhabit. When the adults who care for children foster this effort, children become life-long learners.
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BNS School Picture Day (Tue, Oct. 16)

BNS School Picture Day: We are excited to announce that for Picture Day this year we will be using Stomping Ground Photo. This company goes way beyond the typical stiff school portrait, capturing the essence of every child.

VOLUNTEER TO HELP! Please help us make Picture Day a big success by donating as much time as you can between 8:30AM and 3:00PM on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012!

Email to volunteer:

Join us for Project Day, October 13

Does your child's classroom need some shelving or homosote installed? Some hooks put up or taken down? Help us with bigger projects that may need special supplies or teams of parents to complete. We will be here from 9 - 4 pm, building, painting, repairing... If you have tools you can bring or woodworking skills, let us know. If you can volunteer to coordinate Project Day, email

Curriculum Night, Monday, September 24

If you can come to one event this year, it should be Curriculum Night. Hear about the goals and expectations for this school year. Meet other parents in your child's class and grade. Volunteer to be a class parent. This is a parents only evening. Please do not bring children; we will not have childcare. For a detailed schedule, look here.

Welcome and Welcome Back!

School starts on Thursday, September 6, at 8:20 am. 1st - 5th graders enter through the Rapeleye St. yard (the Big Yard). Pre-K and K parents should take their children to their classrooms for phase in. New K - 5 parents can join us in the Library at 9 am or 11 am for Orientation. See you Thursday!

New (and returning) Families Potluck Picnic, Thursday, August 30, Tennis House South Lawn in Prospect Park

Welcome New Pre-K – 5th Graders

Thursday, August 30, 2012

5 - 7 pm

Prospect Park, Tennis House South Lawn

Enter at 9th Street off Prospect Park West, walk straight in, cross Park Drive. The Tennis House South Lawn is on your left, in front of the Tennis house.

Rain location: BNS cafeteria, same date/time.

Watch the eGroup for weather info.

Join us for a potluck picnic in the park. Bring food & drinks to share, paper goods, games to play, and get to know your new community.

If you can bring a picnic table, email

Happy Summertime!

Thank you for a wonderful year with your wonderful children. Have a lovely summer. See you on Thursday, September 6.

EcoRama: "Reduce, Reuse, Resparkle" Friday, June 8, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm



Come to Earth Day in June and share the many sustainability projects that classes take on throughout the year, including Garden to Café Day. We encourage parents to leave lunchboxes at home so their children can enjoy a freshly harvested and "home" made lunch prepared by the cafeteria staff. Parents are needed all day and welcome to help serve lunch starting at 11:15 am.

BNS Afterschool: Spring Workshops begin April 30

Join us for ten weeks of fun in Afterschool. Click here for a list of workshops and a registration form.

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