As part of the 4th grade Library curriculum, students study the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child and follow up with a social action project to raise awareness of children and families facing adversity in other parts of the world.
For the past two years, BNS has taken part in the STAR Project (Students Taking Action for Relief), a coalition of fifty New York City schools, who collect items to send to refugee camps in the Middle East and Africa. (Check out this STAR video that explains the program and prominently features BNS students.)
This year, we are collecting new or very gently used shoes for refugees from Yemen and Somalia! Please join us by sending in your shoes this week. We are also looking for families to help us with the collection next week each morning and help transporting boxes on Saturday, June 1st. Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are available!
Our fourth graders have quite a busy week, as our final round of PBAs (Performance Based Assessments) start today and run through June 10. If you can join us for a panel, click here to sign up. To read more, click here.
All for now,
Quote of the Week: (An email from BNS parent, Elaine Kim)
“Yuuki, Ayumi, Luna and I were at the May 11 NY Philharmonic Young People’s concert and were so pleased and surprised to see BNS featured in the short film shown as part of the program. The concert was made up of pieces by immigrants who had spent time in New York, and included a composer of Syrian descent. Included in that portion of the program was a video showing students from across the country gathering donations for refugee families — BNS was prominent! It was so wonderful to see our school in action and to hear BNS students speaking from their heart about their activism… Please pass along to the children and parents involved in this effort — I believe their work inspired many others on that day. Thanks, Elaine.”
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