Anna’s Weekly Letters

Anna Allanbrook, BNS principal, writes a weekly letter that typically comes out on Monday or Tuesday of each week and is sent out via email to all families.

Not getting Anna’s letters? Please contact amy.sumner@bns146.org

 

  • Let the Children Play

    February 11, 2019

    Dear Families: Many thanks to David Haiman, José Garcia, Donna Costello, Ed Kelly and others for once again presenting us with a musical to enjoy in the middle of winter.  Thanks to the Brooklyn...   Read More

  • Museum Week

    February 4, 2019

    Dear Families:   We embark on one of our favorite weeks here at the Brooklyn New School: Museum Week.  Make a point of getting to the museum this week. You need not go to...   Read More

  • Giving Children What They Need in School

    January 28, 2019

    Dear Families: In case you missed it, we wanted to share a little about the January Parents As Learning Partners session.  The focus of this morning was around giving children what they need in...   Read More

  • Traveling on the Literacy Continuum

    January 14, 2019

    Dear Families:   We take a moment to catch you up on another Parents As Learning Partners session.   On December 5th, our literacy expert, Becky Eaton, did a workshop for parents of children...   Read More

  • Celebrating a Life

    January 7, 2019

    Dear Families:   We returned to school on January 2, 2019 only to hear that the year had opened with the saddest of news.  On January 1, 2019, one of our beloved paraprofessionals, Valerie...   Read More

  • “327 + 414…. I’m not scared.”

    January 7, 2019

    Dear Families: On February 27th, fifty of our fourth grade students will participate in the NAEP.  This is the first time that  our school has been selected to be a part of the National...   Read More

  • “I like who you are, just the way you come.”

    January 2, 2019

    Dear Families: Welcome back.  As we enter into a new year, we want to take a moment to reflect on conflict and disagreement and how we negotiate these negative feelings in school.  We do...   Read More

  • Staff Homework

    December 17, 2018

    Dear Families: We wanted to share with you some of the work that we do as a staff on Monday and Tuesday afternoons.   One such project is our staff book groups.  This year,...   Read More

  • Learning How to Work

    December 11, 2018

    Dear Families: On Friday, November 30th, we had the pleasure of having sixth grade students from MS 839 visiting.  They came to observe and learn about our sustainability program as a part of a...   Read More

  • “Brain-Crossing”

    November 27, 2018

    Dear Families: As we settle into the end of November, we continue to reflect on a series of events for families that filled the weeks prior. On Thursday, November 8 and Friday, November 9,...   Read More

  • Are they too young to think about this?

    November 19, 2018

    Dear Families:   On Thursday evening, families braved the unexpected snow to get to the Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX) to see ten fifth grade students perform.  The play was created by these youngsters with...   Read More

  • Amanda + Susan + Karen = ASK

    November 13, 2018

    Dear Families:   A week ago Wednesday, a number of parents got to hear all about the BNS BCS Library when they participated in a Parents As Learning Partners with ASK!  What is ASK,...   Read More

  • Library Love / Math Love

    November 6, 2018

    Dear Families:   You may not be at BNS today, but don’t forget that we have planned yet another busy week for parents.  Join us tomorrow, Wednesday morning in the Library, room 401, for...   Read More

  • A Billion Oysters

    October 30, 2018

    Dear Families: A big shout out to Ann Marie and Shelley, as well as all of the BNS and BCS parents who came together to create a wonderful fun filled Apple Fest.  It didn’t...   Read More

  • Sustainability: green recess, farming and raising awareness

    October 22, 2018

    Dear Families: Last week’s letter featured a vignette from third grade recess. This week we highlight October’s Parents As Learning Partners session.  Parents As Learning Partners (PLP) occurs once a month on a Wednesday...   Read More

  • Worm Midwives in the Mud Kitchen

    October 15, 2018

    Dear Families:   In the big yard, there are long narrow planters that make up an area lovingly called the mud kitchen by some, and the digging boxes by others. Filled with rich soil...   Read More

  • Many Reasons to Visit the BNS/BCS Library

    October 12, 2018

    Dear Families: It was a busy week in the library when the space was converted into the Annual Book Fair.  At the close of the week, we added nearly $3500 worth of books to...   Read More

  • We Begin to Hum

    October 1, 2018

    Dear Families:   In October, we begin to hum.  We have gotten to know our new class and / or school and we are beginning to feel comfortable.  With that comfort comes the ability...   Read More

  • “Love this night”

    September 25, 2018

    Dear Families:   Yesterday evening, many fourth grade parents came to BNS to learn what the new year will bring.  Teachers shared lots of information covering a wide range of topics such as reading,...   Read More

  • We Take a Moment to Celebrate Beginnings

    September 20, 2018

    Dear Families:   As we enter day nine of the 2018 to 2019 academic year, we take a moment to celebrate beginnings.  These beginnings have been very special with old friends reconnecting and new...   Read More

 

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