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!

Exploration of Passionate Ideas

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Dear Families:   And so it begins.  Testing season is upon us with the ELA being administered on Tuesday and Wednesday and the math exam coming in May.  We do ask that everyone be...   Read More

Studying in the Woods

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Dear Families: Back in November, our fifth graders went to Frost Valley, a YMCA camp in the Catskills for three days of studying in the woods.    On Wednesday, it’s fourth grade’s turn.  Our...   Read More

Parents as Learning Partners: Affinity Groups at BNS

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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?”

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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

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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

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