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12/5 – Student/Family Update

Dear BCS Students/Families, we hope you are enjoying the beginning of December!  


Amazon Wish List – more masks, tissues and snacks please!

  • Please help purchase items off our Amazon Wish List
  • Right now, we would most like MASKS, TISSUES, and GRANOLA BARS 
  • Please choose Friends of Brooklyn Collaborative Studies as your charity on Amazon Smile and donate to BCS while you shop at Amazon at no cost to you!

Support our BCS Music Classes by helping us to purchase a class set of guitars

  • Help us replenish our materials so that more kids can learn the new skill of playing the guitar!  Help bring our music room to life again! Our music room is such a special space for many of our students who want to grow their expertise and connection to art. 
  • Donate here – any amount helps!  We need $802 to complete this project!
  • Our middle and high school music classes will use these guitars in their band unit to learn a new and important skill!

Spirit Monday – Color by Grade Day – on Mon 12/6

  • Tomorrow Mon 12/6 is BCS Color by Grade Day
    • Grade 6 – Wear Red
    • Grade 7 – Wear Orange
    • Grade 8 – Wear Green
    • Grade 9 – Wear Blue
    • Grade 10 – Wear Grey
    • Grade 11 – Wear Black
    • Grade 12 – Wear White
    • Staff – Wear BCS Gear or your Crew grade color
  • Wear your grade color and be ready to take photos.  If we don’t take a photo of you, please take a photo of your peers wearing the same color and share with

Tuesday Mastery Support 2:20pm-3:15pm

  • We have Tuesday Mastery Support on Tues 2:20pm-3:15pm – all students are welcome – check in with your teachers, revise assessments, get help, increase your mastery.  Please stay afterschool on Tuesdays with your teachers!

Wed 12/8 – Grade due dates for all classes and crew – downloads from iO

  • We are downloading grades for all classes and crew on Wed 12/8 at noon
  • Families/students can check Pupilpath for grades and we will mail a copy of progress reports home
  • Final semester 1 grades are due Tues 1/25 by noon

College March – Fri 12/10 – celebrate the Class of 2022!

  • Heads up to our annual College March – a celebration of our seniors and their journey towards being college-bound
  • Senior parents and seniors will receive an invitation and a sign up form to choose your lunch option – lunch and the celebration at the school and at the post office will be entirely OUTDOORS, please dress warmly!
  • Schoolwide students will have crew-to-college lessons and make posters in preparation for the College March
  • On Fri 12/10, students will have Crew during Pd 3 so that we can line the perimeter of the school outside to cheer our seniors (Pd 1-2, 4-7 will be regular schedule for all other students except seniors)
  • Dress warmly that day!  We will provide students with a College March shirt to wear on top of their clothes to show BCS pride as we honor the seniors for their milestone!

BCS PTA Meeting: Tues 12/14 @ 6:30pm in Zoom

  • Please join us on Tues, December 14, 2021 @6:30pm for the PTA-general meeting.
  • Time: Dec 14, 2021 06:30 PM 
  • Join Zoom Meeting
  • Meeting ID: 830 2273 7380
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Student Absence Notification

  • If your child has to be absent, please email your child’s crew leader
  • Your child’s crew leader will notify your child’s teachers and the attendance office

BCS Library is Open Mon-Fri – come borrow a book 

  • All students are welcome Mon-Fri from 8:15-9am and 2-2:30pm to borrow books from our library (Room 401)

Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic for ages 5-11 here at BCS

  • When: Wed, Dec 8 7:30am-4:30pm
  • Where: 610 Henry Gym, enter on Henry & Coles Street
  • 610 Henry Vaccination Clinic on Dec 8.  Remember to designate BCS as your referral so our PTA will receive $100 if you get the shots at a city run clinic.
    • This clinic will serve 5-11 year olds only
    • No appointment necessary  – check in with Sandra when you arrive at gym

All BCS students are eligible to get vaccinated – please get vaccinated

Get your vaccine or booster at a city-run vaccination site and BCS gets $100

  • If you schedule an appointment at a city-run vaccination site AND pick Brooklyn Collaborative Studies as the referring organization during the online booking process, BCS will receive a $100 incentive payment.  You can also go to a city-run walk-in site and say that BCS referred you and we will also get the $100.
  • All students/parents who get first doses are eligible for incentives – when you book an appointment through look for the question below and choose Brooklyn Collaborative Studies in the dropdown after putting in your contact details and BCS will get money.  See arrows below.