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Join the BFS at 150 History Event on January 29th

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January – March 2018
Wed, Jan 24
PAT General Meeting

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 24, 8:30 – 10:00am
Location: Pearl Street Meeting House
Open to: All

The BFS Board is currently in the process of developing a new Plan, with the goal of sustaining and further strengthening the school. The scope includes the school’s mission, values, educational programs, facilities, finances, governance, and place within the community.

The revision of the school’s strategic plan is multi-step, and the January 24th PAT General Meeting is to gather parent feedback/input.

This listening session will be overseen by Ed Oliver and Steve Burwell, Co-Chairs of the Board, along with Adam Rashid and Salomé Galib, both members of the Strategic Planning Committee. The goal of this listening session is for parent stakeholders to express their big-picture thoughts, concerns, and hopes for BFS. Please join us. This is a very important undertaking by the Board, and parent perspective is vital.

*Please note the time change. We have added an additional 30 minutes to this event in order to allow more voices to be heard

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/brooklynfriends.org/pat-general?hceid=YnJvb2tseW5mcmllbmRzLm9yZ18zNjJiZHRpZW9kbGdwa2YwcG52NDdibW83c0Bncm91cC5jYWxlbmRhci5nb29nbGUuY29t.7o3t28oqaaq719fsb8m8trfupg&hs=121

  • Jan 24 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
  • @ Pearl Street Meetinghouse
Mon, Jan 29
150 Years of Light: Explore the History of Brooklyn Friends School

Join us on the evening of Monday, January 29, 2018 at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, where we will present the culmination of two remarkable projects in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Brooklyn Friends School. We will also hear from the Brooklyn Borough Historian, Ron Schweiger, about Brooklyn during the time of our founding and enjoy the music of the BFS Chamber Orchestra.

All That Dwell in the Light is an oral history and archival project conducted by students Lily Edelman ’20 and Salma McLaughlin ’20, as well as history educator Rebecca Krucoff and graphic designer Carl Petrosyan.

In the spring of 2017, the students conducted videotaped interviews of five alumni from the 1940s through the 1980s; the students also conducted research in the Brooklyn Friends School archives. The students, Rebecca and Carl created a museum-quality exhibition that we are proud to share with our school community and all of Brooklyn. A preview of photographs and video clips from the exhibition is now available at the BFS website. 

The January 29th event also serves as the official book launch of “Brooklyn Friends School: 150 Years of Light” — an account of images, facts and fascinating stories from 150 years of the BFS archives.

Pre-orders of the book are now available. Place your pre-order now. 

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/brooklynfriends.org/150-years-of?hceid=YnJvb2tseW5mcmllbmRzLm9yZ18zNjJiZHRpZW9kbGdwa2YwcG52NDdibW83c0Bncm91cC5jYWxlbmRhci5nb29nbGUuY29t.2240tshi36cnmpmrgh9tee6j91&hs=121

  • Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Mon, Feb 19
President’s Day (school closed; buildings closed)

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/brooklynfriends.org/president-s-day?hceid=YnJvb2tseW5mcmllbmRzLm9yZ18zNjJiZHRpZW9kbGdwa2YwcG52NDdibW83c0Bncm91cC5jYWxlbmRhci5nb29nbGUuY29t.1ie3ulpo7buq0th6rlgtu3bkvv&hs=121

  • Feb 19 all-day
Tue, Feb 20
BFS Faculty/Staff Professional Development Day; students not in attendance

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/brooklynfriends.org/pd-day?hceid=YnJvb2tseW5mcmllbmRzLm9yZ18zNjJiZHRpZW9kbGdwa2YwcG52NDdibW83c0Bncm91cC5jYWxlbmRhci5nb29nbGUuY29t.43b2p2u2jrsap3bfige8gskbod&hs=121

  • Feb 20 all-day
Fri, Feb 23
PAT Black History Month Celebration

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/brooklynfriends.org/pat-black?hceid=YnJvb2tseW5mcmllbmRzLm9yZ18zNjJiZHRpZW9kbGdwa2YwcG52NDdibW83c0Bncm91cC5jYWxlbmRhci5nb29nbGUuY29t.45v1tmno6ur1jor8v7volj8tb3&hs=121

  • Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • @ 375 Pearl Street
Tue, Mar 6
PAT Embracing Diversity Event

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/brooklynfriends.org/pat-embracing?hceid=YnJvb2tseW5mcmllbmRzLm9yZ18zNjJiZHRpZW9kbGdwa2YwcG52NDdibW83c0Bncm91cC5jYWxlbmRhci5nb29nbGUuY29t.1hi10r93laku25o70tder9vmeo&hs=121

  • Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Fri, Mar 9
Dance Concert

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/brooklynfriends.org/dance-concer?hceid=YnJvb2tseW5mcmllbmRzLm9yZ18zNjJiZHRpZW9kbGdwa2YwcG52NDdibW83c0Bncm91cC5jYWxlbmRhci5nb29nbGUuY29t.2mm3d3smjfl4hqs5js33arl9vj&hs=121

  • Mar 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dance Concert

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/brooklynfriends.org/dance-concert?hceid=YnJvb2tseW5mcmllbmRzLm9yZ18zNjJiZHRpZW9kbGdwa2YwcG52NDdibW83c0Bncm91cC5jYWxlbmRhci5nb29nbGUuY29t.5ierg0m83ti8t6ekfgo44j6qff&hs=121

  • Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sat, Mar 10
Dance Concert

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/brooklynfriends.org/dance-concert?hceid=YnJvb2tseW5mcmllbmRzLm9yZ18zNjJiZHRpZW9kbGdwa2YwcG52NDdibW83c0Bncm91cC5jYWxlbmRhci5nb29nbGUuY29t.7tioja9se7nqv213mup5r5ll82&hs=121

  • Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dance Concert

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/brooklynfriends.org/dance-concert?hceid=YnJvb2tseW5mcmllbmRzLm9yZ18zNjJiZHRpZW9kbGdwa2YwcG52NDdibW83c0Bncm91cC5jYWxlbmRhci5nb29nbGUuY29t.46ij0prhrnq796oo6rf2hsj5ar&hs=121

  • Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Major Dates 2017-18