Today Brooklyn Brownstone School students were honored to join the Rockettes and Santa at Serendipity to have the Peanut Butter & Jelly Frozen Hot Chocolate. Thanks to Garden of Dreams our students were the first to taste the new shake. Makayla said, "I don't like regular peanut butter and jelly but I love this!" Students were excited to have one on one time with Santa and the Rockettes. A great time was had by all.
The Brooklyn Brownstone School's Annual Harvest Feast was, as always, a fabulous success. Students, teachers, and family members enjoyed a wonderful meal together. It is during this time when it is very evident that TBBS is only successful because of our wonderful community of parents. The entire Stephen Decatur Campus benefited from our parents culinary skills. The parents showcased their amazing skills in their preparation of turkey and all the fixings for students, family members, and staff. We would like to thank State Senator Kevin Parker, Foodtown, Bread Love, and Emerge Wellness Studio for donating the all the ingredients and supplies to our Thanksgiving Food Bag Drive. We are grateful for everyone who made this feast possible and wish you all a enjoyable holiday full of friends, family and gratitude.
Student Lead Conferences
The Brooklyn Brownstone School was excited about Parent Teacher Conferences. Teachers prepared activities for student and parents to do while they waited for their appointments. The Brownstoners of Bed-Stuy and Asphalt Recess Enhancement Program provided parents with literacy and physical fitness activities.
This year the Brooklyn Brownstone School held student led conferences. Students share with their parents their strengths and areas of growth. We are looking forward to a lot growth this year.
New Bottle Fillers
I reported to work today to start the 2016-17. I was greeted by two new bottle fillers! After 5 years of repairing, replacing and refitting our water fountains we have step into the 21st century with height appropriate bottle fillers. These new fountains allow students to drink water and fill their own water bottles with chilled water. I'm excited to see students using the bottle fillers throughout the year.
On Thursday, December 10th in partnership with the Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adam's Office, Flatiron Health sent 21 volunteers to the Brooklyn Brownstone School for Hour of Code.
Our own student techs Malcolm, Alexander, and Christopher led by Mr. Chandler created a dynamic schedule for volunteers. Flatiron asked if our techs were available to intern at the company this summer.
The most valuable part of the visit for our school was when the Flatiron volunteers were able to fix a technology issue that we have had since September. The volunteers willingness to go beyond the scope of Hour of Code means that our students can fully utilize our Scholastic Read 180 program. We were so happy that the students broke out in applause and the teachers began to dance when informed.
Our students enjoyed having "computer techs" teach about internet safety and to code with Scratch Jr. We 'd like to thank Flatiron Health for their commitment to bringing technology alive at the Brooklyn Brownstone School.
TBBS is fortunate to have our wonderful music teacher, Mrs. Cole. Mrs. Cole's area of expertise is musical theater however, she ensures that our students receive a well rounded music education that includes instruments. Jazz Musician Stanley Banks, bassist, stop by and was kind enough give our students some pointers.
Johan van Lierop, TBBS parent and musician, volunteered on Saturday to give a small percussion workshop to our aspiring drummers.
The students were grateful for the opportunity work with these talented professionals. Thank you Mr. Banks and Mr. van Lierop
Second and third grade students met Billie Jean King at the USTA National Tennis Center. She spoke to the students about tennis and answered ALL of their questions. Ms. King said, "Three things you must remember: Relationships are everything. Keep learning and be a problem solver." Samantha said, "It was inspiring to meet Ms. King." Jordan thought it was inspiring to meet a champion in person.
Today we attended the unveiling of Pharrell's wax statue at Madame Tussauds. We also had the opportunity to take a picture with both Pharrells. Thank you Madame Tussauds and the Garden of Dreams for the great experience.
Our Visual Arts teacher Mr. Brunner led parents, staff and friends through a portrait painting. The art experience raise funds for the pre-k class.
Congratulations to all our students for another successful Winter Arts Festival! We had a full house of parents and community members who came out to hear our talented students sing and showcase their artwork. A special thanks to our art teacher, Mr. Brunner, and our music teacher, Ms. Cole.
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