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April – June 2018
Thu, Apr 26
6B & 6A to Met

April 24, 2018

Dear 6th Grade Families,

We will be going on a field trip to the Met! 6A and 6B will be going on Thursday, April 26th, and 6C and 6D will be going on Monday, April 30th.

To culminate our History study of Islam, the 6th grade will be taking a trip to New York’s ultimate resource for art and artifacts of cultures around the world and across time.

Our main focus will be to have a guided tour of the Arts of the Islamic World exhibition, supporting the unit we have just completed.

We will be leaving the school around 10:50am and will return in time for regular dismissal at 3:20. We will be taking the subway to and from the museum.  

The cafeteria can pack bagged lunches for us, but you are welcome to pack a lunch instead. The bagged lunch will consist of: a turkey or vegan sandwich on a roll, a nutrigrain bar, a piece of fruit, and a bottle of water. To specify your child’s lunch preferences for the day, please fill out this Google Form TODAY, the 24th of April. (Apologies for the short notice!)

Also, students with orders for an epi pen or inhaler must bring them. We recommend that they put everything they are bringing into a small backpack or bag, which they will be carrying all day.

We hope this trip will be fun and educational for everyone!

In Friendship,

Jenn Cusworth

6th Grade History Teacher


  • Apr 26 @ 10:45 am – 3:20 pm
Fri, Apr 27
7th/8th dance trip

7th graders (8): August, Sasha T-L Arla, Vega, Jones, Carter, Amelia, Peter A
8th Graders (16): Lila A, Charles B, Henry B, Lila E, Xavier, Claire, Delila, Jack, Sophia L, Jade, Sophia S, Margaux, Oliver, Willa, Frances, Olivia

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/brooklynfriends.org/lhwang?hceid=YnJvb2tseW5mcmllbmRzLm9yZ181dWQ0cGc3aTY2ajJubDcxb2kzNGoxazVsY0Bncm91cC5jYWxlbmRhci5nb29nbGUuY29t.1mkip2ebengl7beta2ic939a91&hs=121

  • Apr 27 @ 9:40 am – 11:10 am
Mon, Apr 30
Middle School Coffee Hour: Teens, Technology and Social Media

Coffee Hour: Teens, Technology and Social Media

Speaker: Jessica Millstone


This coffee hour will focus on helping Middle School families strike a balance between monitoring kids’ use of social media & technology and mentoring them on healthy habits. These habits integrate the best of both the digital and analog worlds. 


The presentation will start with a brief overview of some of the apps, games and messaging platforms kids are using and will then shift to an engaging group discussion. The discussion will center around how to talk / listen in more effective ways to stay involved in our children’s lives without curtailing their growing independence and identity formation. This is critical for healthy development in adolescence.  


Jessica Millstone is the Director of Engagement at BrainPOP, helping support teacher and family interaction with BrainPOP’s beloved animated movies and interactive tools in new and deeper ways. Building audience engagement and developing new markets for stellar educational online content are her passions. Previously Jessica was the inaugural Education Fellow at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, a research + innovation lab at Sesame Workshop dedicated to bringing educators, parents and kids closer together through their shared use of digital learning games, tools and toys.  Inspired by her work in schools and raising two children in New York City, Jessica created a popular talk for parents about the role of technology and social media in our children’s lives in collaboration with Common Sense Media. She holds advanced master’s degrees from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunication Program and Bank Street College of Education, where she was an adjunct professor of instructional technology for 5 years.

Liz Harnage
Director of Academic Technology

MA Teachers College Columbia University

BA Vassar College

  • Apr 30 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
  • @ 3rd Floor Conference Room
6C & 6D to Met

April 24, 2018

Dear 6th Grade Families,

We will be going on a field trip to the Met! 6A and 6B will be going on Thursday, April 26th, and 6C and 6D will be going on Monday, April 30th.

To culminate our History study of Islam, the 6th grade will be taking a trip to New York’s ultimate resource for art and artifacts of cultures around the world and across time.

Our main focus will be to have a guided tour of the Arts of the Islamic World exhibition, supporting the unit we have just completed.

We will be leaving the school around 10:50am and will return in time for regular dismissal at 3:20. We will be taking the subway to and from the museum.  

The cafeteria can pack bagged lunches for us, but you are welcome to pack a lunch instead. The bagged lunch will consist of: a turkey or vegan sandwich on a roll, a nutrigrain bar, a piece of fruit, and a bottle of water. To specify your child’s lunch preferences for the day, please fill out this Google Form TODAY, the 24th of April. (Apologies for the short notice!)

Also, students with orders for an epi pen or inhaler must bring them. We recommend that they put everything they are bringing into a small backpack or bag, which they will be carrying all day.

We hope this trip will be fun and educational for everyone!

In Friendship,

Jenn Cusworth

6th Grade History Teacher


  • Apr 30 @ 10:55 am – 3:20 pm
Tue, May 8
Orchestra Concert

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/brooklynfriends.org/orchestra?hceid=YnJvb2tseW5mcmllbmRzLm9yZ181dWQ0cGc3aTY2ajJubDcxb2kzNGoxazVsY0Bncm91cC5jYWxlbmRhci5nb29nbGUuY29t.0jivpat7842p1iuod6cgugaf4j&hs=121

  • May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wed, May 9
Jazz Band Concert

For ALL Students:

 

  1. The performance is mandatory and will be part of their grade for the semester. If your child will not be able to participate, please inform their music teacher immediately.

  2. All coats, jackets, bags and instrument cases should be left in the Cafeteria before entering the Meeting House.

  3. Afterschool is available for 5th/6th graders on the day of their concert between the end of school and start of rehearsal time at no extra charge.

  4. 7th and 8th graders may go to the library or sports teams. If students choose to leave the building, they become the responsibility of their parents until their return for the concert.

  5. Pizza will be served in the cafeteria for students participating in the concerts.

Jazz Students Wednesday, May 9th

  • US Schedule: 3:30 Meeting House rehearsal, 4:30 pizza, 7:00 backstage
  • 8th Schedule: 4:10 Meeting House rehearsal, 5:15 pizza, 5:45 Meeting House
  • 7th Schedule: 4:30 Meeting House rehearsal, 5:15 pizza, 5:45 Meeting House
  • 5th & 6th Schedule: 4:45 pizza in cafeteria, 5:15 Meeting House rehearsal
  • Attire: ‘semi-formal’ – button-down shirt and dark skirt or pants.

 


We look forward to seeing you for another wonderful Spring Concert series,

Elvira, Lisa, Jessica, Nikki, Peter and Margaret Bary, Performing Arts Chairmbary@brooklynfriends.org

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/brooklynfriends.org/jazz-band?hceid=YnJvb2tseW5mcmllbmRzLm9yZ181dWQ0cGc3aTY2ajJubDcxb2kzNGoxazVsY0Bncm91cC5jYWxlbmRhci5nb29nbGUuY29t.5bfg5lthcrvs3r0mk0anoeklcm&hs=121

  • May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thu, May 10
Chorus Concert

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/brooklynfriends.org/chorus-concert?hceid=YnJvb2tseW5mcmllbmRzLm9yZ181dWQ0cGc3aTY2ajJubDcxb2kzNGoxazVsY0Bncm91cC5jYWxlbmRhci5nb29nbGUuY29t.3bm23ieii2i4jgpvnqao67iisb&hs=121

  • May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mon, May 14
MS Overnight Trips for All Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/brooklynfriends.org/jmartin?hceid=YnJvb2tseW5mcmllbmRzLm9yZ181dWQ0cGc3aTY2ajJubDcxb2kzNGoxazVsY0Bncm91cC5jYWxlbmRhci5nb29nbGUuY29t.k0qe3f0n0d4k8lufpt4s36k28o&hs=121

  • May 14 – May 16 all-day
Fri, Jun 1
Middle School Spring Dance & Social

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/brooklynfriends.org/ms-spring-dance?hceid=YnJvb2tseW5mcmllbmRzLm9yZ181dWQ0cGc3aTY2ajJubDcxb2kzNGoxazVsY0Bncm91cC5jYWxlbmRhci5nb29nbGUuY29t.5ihtfhmuq8vb18uo3hdvp7cir7&hs=121

  • Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wed, Jun 6
8th Grade Exams 6/6 – 6/8/17

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/brooklynfriends.org/8th-grade-exams?hceid=YnJvb2tseW5mcmllbmRzLm9yZ181dWQ0cGc3aTY2ajJubDcxb2kzNGoxazVsY0Bncm91cC5jYWxlbmRhci5nb29nbGUuY29t.7qhe7s6o3d1tu1bqgvhfo69m9d&hs=121

  • Jun 6 – Jun 8 all-day
Major Dates 2017-18