Learn more about BFF Events & Committees
Diversity, Equity and Belonging
The Diversity, Equity, and Belonging Committee of the BFF works in partnership with the school’s Diversity, Equity, and Belonging office & its efforts. This committee hosts an annual event in consultation with the school. Previous events have included: Standing Up for What is Right: Learn How to Be an Upstander, Parenting Past Pink and Blue: Beyond Gender Norms and Stereotypes, and We Are BFS: Family Diversity and Our Children’s School Experience.
This committee makes sure that new families at BFS feel connected, welcomed and immersed into our community. Starting in the previous spring, newly enrolled families are contacted and communication continues throughout their first year. Specific efforts include a buddy program and school sponsored events that educate, welcome, and serve to integrate families.
Service Learning and Civic Engagement Committee
The goal of the BFF Service Learning and Civic Engagement Committee is to serve as a bridge and involve the parent body of BFS in the school’s commitment to incorporate ethical and social value into the curriculum through service learning. The Committee also collaborates with other BFF Committees to integrate service learning into our school-wide events.
Blue Pride Spirit Committee
The Spirit Committee promotes school spirit at BFS through 1-2 annual Blue Pride days and through the sale of spirit wear. This Committee also encourages attendance at school athletics events throughout the year.
The Fundraising Committee works closely with the Advancement Office on the annual giving campaign and other school-wide fundraising efforts. Committee members contact fellow parents directly, connect with Classroom Family Leads and Division Clerks, and work with the Advancement team to send grade-wide emails that encourage contributions to the school. This committee holds four meetings per year.
Friends at Friends Committee
This committee works with the school, Care Relations Committee and Quaker Life Committee to further enhance the role that Quakerism plays at BFS. This committee organizes the annual Quaker Cemetery Clean-Up in Prospect Park.
SkateFest is a winter all-community gathering, typically held at LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park, at which friends ice skate, drink hot chocolate, and generally have fun together! The Committee works to plan out the details of the celebration and to promote the event amongst families.
SpringFest is a spring all-community block party on Pearl Street. The celebration includes bounce houses, games, food, music, and more for friends of all ages. The Committee works to plan out the details of the celebration and to promote the event amongst families.
Colleagues Appreciation Committee
This Committee will identify opportunities throughout the school year to celebrate all BFS colleagues in an equitable manner. This committee will also lead Colleague Appreciation Week in May, which is meant to express the gratitude and care that the Brooklyn Friends School community feels for all colleagues.
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library support the libraries of BFS by assisting library colleagues as needed. Each year, this committee holds one or two book fairs which raise funds to be used at the library’s discretion, usually for guest author visits and other special library programming.
Spring Fundraising Celebration
The Spring Fundraising Celebration is an annual festive community building celebration for attendance by families and colleagues. The connection and fundraising event usually includes auctions, music, dancing, food, and drink. The funds raised are used at the school’s discretion. The direction of funds is laid out to the community at the time of invitation.