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

 

  • Questions are More Important than Answers

    June 10, 2019

    Dear Families: In the last few weeks, we have been demonstrating the impact of media.  You saw how BNS participated in a social action project, working to gather shoes for Syrian refugees.  Then we...   Read More

  • The Big Idea of Being the Same or Being Different

    April 8, 2019

    Dear Families: It wasn’t on the traditional Wednesday due to the ELA test, but our last Parents As Learning Partners was kind of special as it featured something relatively new to BNS: Affinity Groups....   Read More

  • Parents as Learning Partners: Affinity Groups at BNS

    March 18, 2019

    Dear Families: In two weeks our Parents As Learning Partners session will be on a Monday.  This will be one we have never done before. We want to talk about the various Affinity Groups...   Read More

  • “Jennifer, Is That the Girl in the Book?”

    March 11, 2019

    Dear Families: What a busy and exciting weekend. It began on Friday with author, Jacqueline Woodson’s visit to 610 Henry Street.  Jacqueline talked with our students and read ‘This is the Rope’. This was...   Read More

  • Essential Meetings

    March 5, 2019
    Botanic Gardens

    Dear Families: We hope that the written progress reports were informative and helpful, giving you a clear picture of your child’s progress in school.  Please read and reread them as they are chock full...   Read More

  • Every Museum Should Do That!

    February 25, 2019

    Dear Families:   There was so much to observe and enjoy at the annual BNS museums.   We learned about West Africa, the Eastern Woodlands Native Americans and the Maya. Many a child was available...   Read More

  • 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

 

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