Anna’s Letters

Anna Allanbrook, BNS principal and author of our weekly letters, writes a weekly reflection on musings and happenings at BNS. Don’t miss it!

BNS mourns our beloved Stefania

We need to share sad news with you.  Our beloved teacher, Stefania Di Stefano, passed away on Monday April 9 from cancer.  Many of your children knew Stefania during her years here, first as a student teacher, then...   Read More

Our Busy Season

Dear Families:   Welcome back from a chilly spring break.  We look forward to a productive few months full of inquiry and joy and learning.  Please stay connected with BNS and make a point...   Read More

The Democratic Process of Learning

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Dear Families:   During March, third and fifth grade students participated in the Performance Based Assessment process.  Each child sat in front of a panel of adults. These adults included their teacher, another teacher,...   Read More

Children Making Sense of the World

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Dear Families:   It was not a long amount of time, but on the morning of the 14th, our students had a powerful lesson in democracy.   Discussions before and after spoke of the need...   Read More

We’ll See You at Parent / Teacher Conferences

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Dear Families:   By now you should have received and read your child’s progress report. If you didn’t, please let us know so we can resend it.  As you can see from the report’s...   Read More

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