"MUSIC MAN" MARKS GRAND OPENING OF NEW PERFORMANCE SPACE
The first performances of the Middle and Upper School's sold-out spring musical, "The Music Man," were a hit in the brand new Marlene Clary Performance Space!  The final performance is Saturday. Congrats to the entire cast and crew on a fantastic show.  More photos.
 
THIS WEEK'S SENIOR SPEAKERS
This week's senior speakers were (left to right) Josh M., Brandon W. and Thelonious F.! Josh spoke about how he has learned to take risks and conquer new challenges, skills that helped him discover passions for fashion and photography.

Brandon talked about how he has found success and passion - in things like baseball and ceramics - only by trying new things. Thelonious spoke about his undying obsession with making and eating food, which is his one true passion. 
 
1ST GRADE PUTS TEACHERS IN BOATS THEY BUILT AND . . .
First graders spent the past few months building boats in their STEAM and science classes and finally got to see if they would float in the Athletic Center pool. This year there was a new challenge in this project: the boats could only be made of cardboard and tape!  Ms. Murphy, Ms. Richardson, and Ms. Harrison floated each boat across the pool. Ms. Murphy, captaining a vessel for Ms. Benipayo's class, was the only one to successfully make it across the pool, but all of the boats came out of the race in one piece! Photos and video
  
BC STUDENT DESIGNS SUSTAINABLE SHIRT FOR APPAREL COMPANY
Devin G. '16 designed a T-shirt made from 100% recycled materials - the 2020 Vision Tee - in collaboration with The Island School, its uniform provider and apparel company Recover Brands.  The release coincided with Earth Day and the first day that the United Nation's historic Paris Agreement was open for signatures.
The shirts can be purchased here.  20% of sales will be donated to The Island School in Eleuthera, Bahamas to support sustainability and environmental research.

3RD GRADERS DO SCIENCE PRESENTATIONS FOR KINDERGARTNERS
After investigating how different systems help the human body move, third graders created instructional projects to teach their kindergarten buddies what they had learned --ranging from games and models to iMovies and Keynote presentations. In return, kindergartners proudly shared cartoons they made in the library based on their science study of the five senses. To cap things off, everyone joined forces to make a paper model of a human arm that actually moves when you pull the bicep. 

FORMER PHILHARMONIC BASSIST TEACHES CLASS TO 4TH GRADE
Fourth graders learned about music composition with former New York Philharmonic bassist Jon Deak last week. They even had the chance to create their own group pieces! More photos.

ATHLETICS UPDATE
The Girls' Varsity Tennis Team (above) played on historic courts at the West Side Tennis Club, the former site of the U.S. Open in Forest Hills. It's been a busy week for BC Teams; read about it in Athletic Director Dick McGrath's update.  Plus: check out our new photos of the Tennis team, Softball team and  Baseball team.
2ND GRADERS VISIT THE HIGH LINE
Second graders visited The High Line last week. See photos and video from their trip in an animated slideshow created by Associate Teacher Ricardo Carreno.

KINDERGARTNERS ARE MAKING ROBOTS
Kindergartners are making robots in Ms. Barrett's art class!

BC HELPS THE BROOKLYN GREENWAY INITIATIVE
Students, teachers and parents volunteered for the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative by doing tree pit maintenance! 

1ST GRADE LEARNS ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT
Arturo Romua, environmental education coordinator at Freshkills Park, spoke to first graders about trash and how the park was created out of what used to be a Staten Island landfill.
3RD GRADE USES MOVEMENT TO CREATE VISUAL ART
Third graders created art with movement Tuesday morning, using a technique inspired by dancer and movement artist Heather Hansen. The students were split into three groups and made pieces based on actions from swimming, science and dance - the breast stroke, hinge/ball and socket joint movements and pliés. More photos.
 
FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: ELIZABETH LUSCOMBE AND GWENDOLLYN GOUT
Middle School World Language Department faculty Elizabeth Luscombe and Gwendollyn Gout presented a workshop entitled "Incorporating Research-Based Core Practices" at NYSAIS' three-day Global Language and Culture Conference.
 
WORLD AFFAIRS BREAKFAST CLUB: EUROPE IN CRISIS
This week the World Affairs Breakfast Club discussed whether the UK would vote to leave the European Union with Carl Skau, counselor to the Swedish mission and BC parent. To learn the 3 factors that he says most contributed to the UK getting to this point, read the World Affairs Breakfast Club blog.
PARK SLOPE CIVIC COUNCIL UNCOVERS OLD BC SCIENCE DOCUMENT 
Participants at the Park Slope Civic Council "Sip and Seek" event discovered an article from the 1970s about our science program in the PSCC's archive. 

MIDDLE SCHOOL'S CAN DRIVE CONTINUES NEXT WEEK
Please bring canned goods to 181 Lincoln Pl. to benefit Helping Hands, a local food pantry serving more than 8,000 of our neighbors each year. Everyone is encouraged to contribute to this important, collective effort.
  
LUNCH MENUS 
 
  
DON'T MISS:
April 30: The Music Man (Middle & Upper School Musical)
April 28: 4th Grade Parent Meeting "The Transition to the Middle School"
May 2: Middle School Technology Night for Parents
May 4: Middle School Variety Show
May 6: Upper School Jazz/Peru Concert
May 6: 7th Grade Trip to Bear Mountain
May 6: 4th Grade Parent Meeting on the ERBs
May 7: Wild Earth Middle School Family Camping Trip
May 9 & 10: Senior Scholars Presentations
May 9: 8th Grade Trip to NY Botanical Gardens
May 10: Upper School Wind Ensemble and Orchestra Concert
May 13: Evening of Jazz with Middle & Upper School Jazz Ensembles
May 14: NYC Conference on Science Student Research
May 17: Upper & Middle School Choir Concert
May 18: Senior Arts Night
May 19: Upper & Middle School Dance Concert
May 20: Lower School Field Day
May 24: LS Parent Association Meeting
May 24: 6th Grade Instrumental Concert
May 25: 5th Grade Instrumental Concert
May 26: Upper School Academics, Arts and Athletics Awards Ceremony
May 30: Memorial Day - School Closed
May 31: Senior Dinner


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