Good Evening Brooklyn Brownstone School Families and Friends,
I understand that there's a lot of back and forth regarding what school will look like in the Fall. I can assure you that the Brooklyn Brownstone School will be ready for whatever the future holds.
Currently we are scheduled to return with social distancing restrictions and a blended learning platform that includes both in-person school and remote learning. Families also have the option to choose 100% remote learning if you do not feel comfortable sending your child to school. In order to make the best choice for your family, you need to be informed.
Please see the attached tentative plan for reopening.
As a reminder we are hosting two virtual town halls to discuss this plan and school next year, this Friday, July 24th at 10 AM and next Wednesday, July 29th at 6 PM.
I hope to see you there.
Good evening TBBS Families,
In addition to the TBBS Town Halls and SLT meetings, the Department of Education will be holding family and student information sessions from 6:30-8:00 pm on:
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Please use this link https://learndoe.org/face/ to register for the sessions and/or submit questions.
Lastly, all students will be engaging in some type of remote learning for the fall. As such we are encouraging all families to apply for an iPad through the Department of Education if they have not done so. Please apply using this link:
Student ID numbers can be located on your child’s report card. Please contact either Mr. Brunner or Mrs. Richards if you are unable to locate your child’s ID number.
Good Evening Brooklyn Brownstone School Family and Friends,
Thank you for joining us tonight for the School Leadership Team meeting. Tomorrow the school Instructional Leadership Team will be reviewing the tentative reopening plan for revisions.
In the evening, I will post our plan for everyone to view. As mentioned earlier, there will be two town halls for you to voice your questions, comments, or suggestions.
Friday, July 24th at 10 AM
Wednesday, July 29th at 6 PM
Google Meet links will be posted prior to the events via ClassDojo.
See you then!
Want to learn more about NYC schools plans for the 2020–21 school year? Attend our virtual citywide Information session for students and families on Thursday, July 16, 2020 from 6:30-7:30 PM with Chancellor Carranza.
Register now: schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020. You can also select your preferred language (English, Spanish or Chinese) and submit a question.
Good Afternoon Brooklyn Brownstone Families and Friends,
I hope you're all having a great summer so far. As some of you have heard, the city is beginning to roll out their tentative plan for the fall. This morning principals had a productive meeting with Mayor DeBlasio and Chancellor Carranza. Though it is too soon to release the full plan and how it manifests at the Brooklyn Brownstone School, there is some information that should be shared.
What we know:
1. Fall school programming will include a blend of remote learning at home and in-person school days.
2. Families will have the option to opt-out of in-person sessions
3. Social distancing guidelines will be in place throughout the school campus; 10 or less in a room, 6ft of distance, etc.
What we don't know YET:
1. Mask wearing guidelines for children
2. Recess, breakfast and lunch
3. School day start and end times; this is informed by breakfast and our co-located schools
1. Releasing our tentative programming options followed by a virtual town hall
2. Releasing a survey/ form for those who want to opt-out of in-person sessions. This will then solidify out programming schedule
3. Virtual orientation
- High need students and families will be prioritized when scheduling
- These decisions will be shared and include planning meetings with the School Leadership Team, Instructional Leadership Team, and PTA.
- Our planning only works if we continue to practice social distancing. We see what's happening in other parts of the country. We need to stay Brooklyn strong.
I will be sharing more information next week. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions please comment below. I may not be able to respond at this time but your thoughts and insights will help. Thank you.
Good Afternoon and Happy Last Day of School!!!
This video was created a few weeks ago and we decided to share it today. Though we wont be interacting as frequently over the next couple months, our connection is stronger than ever!
This school year was special in the way that we lifted each other up with gratitude and compassion. Let’s all take a moment to thank the people that helped us along the way.
Thank you to everyone that has been supporting our community as essential workers.
Thank you parents for your patience and understanding as we navigated remote learning.
Thank you staff for your willingness to adapt and unwavering commitment to our students and families.
Thank you students for your spirit and resilience that keeps hope alive and always puts a smile on my face.
With much love and gratitude,
THANK SOMEONE SPECIAL and spread the love!!!
The Brooklyn Borough Arts Festival goes LIVE today!
Be sure to check out all of the amazing student work throughout Brooklyn, and keep a special eye out for our own Ella and Anastasia!
Have an amazing summer!
Hello TBBS Family!
Thank you so much for participating in The Brooklyn Brownstone School Virtual Field Week. Even though we are all apart, we came together and made the event a huge success!
I will leave the Flipgrid open, so you can try the activities over the summer and post them at any time. The challenges are a fun and fabulous way to stay active during the summer. So now, the final medal count and medalists.
Gold Medal: Grace VanAlstyne, Ethan Espinal, Ayden Cumberbatch, Ariana Trotman, Caleb Peters, Yvana Gomez, Kingston David, Ethan Evans, and Kaleb Kerridge.
Silver Medal: Kyle Byrant
Bronze Medal: Fernando Fernandez, Sanaa Nelson, Sava Bailyn, Tyler Rumble, Noah Giscobe, Violet Donohue, Laila Emanuel0Dicks, Lucy VanAlstyne, Edgar Donohue, Nora Osakwe, Nahuel Roberts, Lyric Roberts, and Riley Wallace.
Congratulations to all medalists and participants. I am also proud of all students and families for demonstrating a "can do" spirit by rising to the challenges during remote learning.
YOU ARE ALL CHAMPIONS!
Have a great summer, and see you in September!
We made it! 🎉😀🙌🏾
It’s the last day of what has been a very difficult school year! The PTA would like to thank all of the parents, students, teachers, and school staff that turned on a dime and adjusted to remote learning. It wasn’t easy but we did it together!
Thank you for engaging with and supporting the PTA this year. We look forward to working with you next semester.
If you need anything from us you can always send us an email at 16K628PA@schools.nyc.gov or reach out to us right here on Class Dojo!
Have a great summer! 🏖☀️
~PTA Executive Board
Good Afternoon Brooklyn Brownstone School,
Congratulations! We’ve made it to our final week of the 2019-2020 school year.
Items covered in this message:
- Report cards
- Staying connected throughout the Summer
- Mission and milestones for the Brooklyn Brownstone School
- We are prepared to reshape our community
I will be in touch later this week.
Please reach out with any questions, concerns, or suggestions.
Hello TBBS Family!
Let's celebrate the end of the school year with a virtual field week!
Field Day has always been an excellent way for The Brooklyn Brownstone School Community to celebrate the end of the year. Despite not being able to host our traditional Field Day, we have planned a virtual field week for our scholars and families.
For our virtual field week, please try the fun challenges posted in Google Classroom and share them in Flipgrid by Wednesday, June 24. This will allow you the flexibility to complete the events on your schedule.
Choose the challenges that you like. There are 19 activities that students can try, so there is something for everyone. The challenges can be done with simple things around the house and can be done inside or outside. Please feel free to make modifications to the activities if necessary.
Flipgrid is a message board where students can share videos and respond to each other's work.
Students need to log in with Google using their brownstone email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also download Flipgrid application on your phone and tablet.
Flip Code: pebrownstone
Families are encouraged to participate and we hope that you all have fun participating in The Brooklyn Brownstone School Virtual Field Week!
Good Morning Brooklyn Brownstone School,
The District 16 Social Justice Student Voice Campaign website is live!
Check our the student showcase:
We also have resources for Juneteenth and the 2020 Census.
Check it out. Special shout our the Kingston David and his family for an inspiring video submission!
Wishing you all the best,
Good Afternoon Brooklyn Brownstone School,
Please see the following message from our partners at USCensus and Brownstone parents:
"What is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth marks the moment at which many of those who had been enslaved in the United States finally learned of the Emancipation Proclamation and the way in which it ultimately applied to all parts of the country -- a full two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation (1863) declared freedom for those who were enslaved.
Juneteenth reminds us that slavery didn't simply end with the Emancipation Proclamation, and the Black Lives Matter movement and the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has on Black communities shows us that to this day our institutions have been subject to manipulation over the years to render them, at times, as tools of oppression, as opposed to justice.
The census is, in concept, the very basis for the equitable distribution of money, power, and resources across the country and across communities. Although the census of today is on its face not inherently designed to marginalize any one group and is a critical exercise we must all participate in to ensure that it is, in fact, a tool for empowerment.
And so, in honor of Juneteenth, we lift up all who suffered and continue to struggle against institutional racism and we recommit to breaking the chains that remain by getting the word out to achieve a complete count in the 2020 census."
“We are a strong, resilient people who will not be marginalized and erased from this country by not participating in the 2020 Census.” -- National Urban League
Complete your census: https://2020census.gov/
Good Evening Families and Friends,
Welcome to week 8 of Brooklyn Brownstone School Online.
I hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day. I know we didn't have the most ideal circumstances this year, but you deserve all the recognition for the strength and poise required to do everything you do for your child.
In this message I discuss the following topics:
Thank you for watching. Please comment or message if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions.
Have a great week!
Teachers, one week is not enough to thank you for all you do! We all miss you and appreciate everything you’ve been doing to make this virtual learning experience easier. Thank You for bringing smiles to our children’s faces on a daily basis, challenging them to think outside of the box, and encouraging them to tap into their creative talents. This is what real education is about and thank you for helping all of us re-imagine what learning means.
We hope that you guys remain safe, and we look forward to what the future brings for TBBS!
With social distancing gratitude,
🍎🍏PTA Executive Board 🍎🍏
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
- Benjamin Franklin
Let’s take a #tbt trip down memory lane with all the smiles you help create. Time flies when we have great teachers like the ones at The Brooklyn Brownstone.
Thank You for the memories and we look forward to making new ones!
Drop a “TBBS We Are The Best” if you can’t wait for school to open!
With social distancing gratitude,
PTA Executive Board