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11/26 – BCS Student/Family Update

Dear BCS Students and Families, we are grateful for you!  We hope you had a restful and joyful holiday weekend.


Monday 11/27 is BCS Spirit Monday–Hoodie Day! 

  • Wear your favorite hoodie!
  • Let’s see which crew shows the most BCS school spirit and have bragging rights! Take photos!

Jumprope Parent Training  –  Thurs 11/30 at 7pm in Zoom

  • We will host a training for families on how to navigate the Jumprope Family Portal on Thurs 11/30 at 7pm in Zoom
  • If you do not have a JumpRope account or have not received a JumpRope email to set up an account, please complete request a login here

Spirit Mondays – December Lookahead

  • Mon 12/4 – Fuzzy Socks Day – wear your favorite fuzzy socks!
  • Mon 12/11 – Flannel Day – wear flannel clothing to show your school spirit!
  • Mon 12/18 – Ugly Sweater Day – wear your most intentionally tacky and outrageously colorful winter season sweater!
  • Let’s see which crew shows the most BCS school spirit and has bragging rights!
  • Crew leaders and staff will be taking pics – be ready to pose with your gear!

No ski masks

  • For safety reasons (we do not want students’ faces covered so we cannot identify them), ski masks are not permitted inside the building
  • Students can continue to wear medical/surgical masks (masks are available for all students for free in any office)

College March – Fri 12/8

  • College March is Fri 12/8 – this is our annual celebration of our seniors who have worked hard for many years to get to this milestone.
  • All students will receive a BCS College March shirt – seniors will receive a BCS College March sweatshirt. 
  • We will have all crew for Periods 1-2.  Regular classes Pds 3-8.  Crew leaders will go over the day’s activities in crew.

PTA Update – Recording from Jumprope session, Next PTA meeting 12/12

Join the BNS/BCS Parent Action Committee (PAC)

  • Are you interested in getting involved in parent efforts to support the unique teaching and learning that happen at BNS and BCS? Join the BNS/BCS Parent Action Committee! No specific knowledge or expertise is required – the PAC is a space where we, as parents, will educate ourselves about issues and work together to inform others and take action as needed. Curious about how BNS and BCS are able to be so different then other local schools and want to make sure they can continue to be? Come learn and be part of this work with us!
  • Dates (At 8pm in Zoom):
    • Monday 12/11
    • Monday 1/8
    • Monday 2/12
    • Monday 3/11
    • Monday 5/13
  • Join Zoom Meeting

Free online therapy for NYC teens

  • School stress, relationships, friend drama—teen life can be a lot. So, your city is stepping up to give you mental health support. Now anyone 13-17 living in New York City has access to Talkspace at no cost. More info here:

Amazon Wish List – we need masks and tissues!

Core Value Shout Outs

  • Share with us a student or teacher you see consistently exemplifying one of our core values using our Core Value Shout Outs form – we’ll post regularly on Instagram
Grades 6-8 Afterschool – YWCA
Our YWCA Afterschool program offers daily clubs and academic help to our middle school students.  Our programming is free for all students.
To sign up for YWCA Afterschool (if you are not already enrolled), please complete the application here:
Students – please stop by Office 405 for more information or to sign up.  
Families – please email YWCA Director Danielle Midgette at with questions.  We will also hold two Parent Orientation / Info Sessions (flyer attached): In-person meeting – Tues 12/5 at 5:30pm in Auditorium (610 Henry Street, Brooklyn)Virtual meeting – Wed 12/6 at 6pm in Microsoft TeamsJoin on your computer, mobile app or room device
Click here to join the meeting
Meeting ID: 249 010 796 611
Passcode: nnSKWw
Starting Mon 11/20, here is the club schedule:

Grades 9-12 Afterschool – Inspiring Minds


Let’s Talk Brooklyn – free tickets for high school students

  • Free tickets to this initiative with a conversation with the Surgeon General of the United States and Jon Batiste focused on mental health, community, and connection for students. Jon will be performing two selections in addition to the fireside chat.
  • The event will be held at Barclays Center on Monday, November 27th beginning at 6:30p. Participants can secure their free tickets here:

Cooper Hewitt Design Workshops – Grades 9-12

  • Design Practice is a monthly series of free, hands-on workshops exploring techniques, strategies, and careers in design. No prior experience is required! 
  • This month, we will be joined by leather artisan Mia Wright-Ross of MWR Collection. Students will design, emboss, and paint their own leather accessories!  See below for more information and let me know if you have any questions.
  • Design Practice: Accessory Design with Mia Wright Ross of MWR Collection
  • Thursday, December 7th (4:30- 6:30 P.M.)
  • Students can learn more and sign up for free here! 

Protecting The East – Sexual Health Education Internship for ages 14-20 

  • Protecting the East is a sexual health program located in East New York that offers a 7-month internship that includes teaching outreach strategies to our interns, assisting them to improve their communication and public speaking abilities, partaking in and leading workshops, team-building exercises, and much more. If you are interested, we would like to visit your school to provide more information about our internship to your students, 14-20-year-olds, within the next month. We can do this in either a classroom setting or a large setting. Our application for the 2024 Paid Youth Internship has gone live. This is a rolling application process, the sooner students apply, the sooner they can be accepted. Once we reach capacity, we will stop interviewing applicants. This is the link to our 2024 Youth Internship Program that you can share with your students: Protecting the East 2024 Youth Internship

Free online therapy for NYC teens

  • School stress, relationships, friend drama—teen life can be a lot. So, your city is stepping up to give you mental health support. Now anyone 13-17 living in New York City has access to Talkspace at no cost. More info here:

Mind the Gap – Theatre Program (HS)

  • Mind the Gap is a free intergenerational theatre workshop that fosters meaningful dialogue among artists and audiences of diverse backgrounds and generations.
  • Elders (ages 60+) and teens (ages 14-19) interview each other over the course of 12 in-person sessions with participants working in intergenerational pairs to write plays inspired by their partner’s personal stories. No theatre experience is required to participate in the program!
  • PLAYWRITING WORKSHOP (WINTER/SPRING 2024) January 10–March 27, 2024 (Wednesdays 4-6PM ET)
  • Final Play Readings: Monday, March 25, 2024, 4-6:30PM ET
  • All sessions will take place in-person at The Sheen Center (18 Bleecker St, NY) on the corner of Elizabeth and Bleecker St!