Parent Action Committee (PAC)

The BNS/BCS Parent Action Committee (PAC) is a group of parents within our 610 Henry St community who are working together to preserve, support, and promote high quality child-centered public education for all students.

Monday, April 23, 2018
Film Screening: Backpack Full of Cash and Panel Discussion
6:00pm – 9:00pm
The Abysinnian Baptist Church
132 W 138th St
New York, NY 10030
Monday, April 23, 2018
CEC 16 State Testing Special Meeting
5:30pm – 6:30pm
There is still time to refuse Math testing!  Learn your rights as a parent. Special Guest: NYC Opt Out. Light refreshments will be served. Children are welcome.
PS 26 Jesse Owens School
1010 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11221
Thursday, May 24, 2018
 6:30pm – 9:00pm

This documentary, narrated by Matt Damon, takes an urgently-needed look at how charter schools, vouchers, and the privatization movement are threatening public schools. Screening followed by wine & hors d’oeuvres reception and panel discussion with teachers, parents, and community advocates.

Sponsored by: Jackson Heights People for Public Schools, NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm, New Visions Democratic Club, Alliance for Quality Education, United Federation of Teachers
Reserve your free tickets.

Jewish Center of Jackson Heights
3706 77th St
Jackson Heights, NY 11372

 Want more information on high stakes testing?
2018 Statements from NYC elected officials about test refusal
For additional resources, please also visit:
To “Opt Out” of High Stakes Testing

Please fill out the 2018 BNS Choose to Refuse Letter (y en español) and return it to Amy Sumner in backpack mail. Here is a letter you can use for other schools.

Why get involved?

Interested in helping preserve the autonomy of our schools’ curricula? Want to stay informed about public education policy issues? Concerned about the impacts of standardized testing on classrooms, teaching, and children? Curious how education policy impacts social justice? PAC is for you!

Join us at a monthly meeting or reach out by contacting and/or join the PAC YAHOO GROUP (send email to

If you’re interested in being part of the PAC conversation, please JOIN THE PAC YAHOO GROUP by emailing:




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