Celebrating Dr. Larry Weiss
A 45 Year Friendship: Dr. Larry Weiss and Brooklyn Friends School
At the end of the 2018-2019 school year, Dr. Larry Weiss will retire after serving nine years as Head of School. This spring, we will celebrate Larry in a myriad of meaningful ways, all close to Larry’s heart.
Sprinting for Scholars: a 5K In Honor of Dr. Larry Weiss
Wednesday, May 22nd, 5:50pm – Prospect Park
Larry is a dedicated and passionate runner who has completed 18 marathons. What better way to celebrate Larry than by joining him for a fun run? Lace up your sneakers and meet us at the start line in Prospect Park on Wednesday, May 22nd at 6pm for a run/walk 5K in his honor. Fans are welcome! After the race, we’ll gather on a lawn in Prospect Park for food, drink and friendship. Registration for runners and walkers is now open at brooklynfriends.org/sprintingforscholars. Proceeds from this celebration support the Dr. Larry Weiss Endowed Fund for Merit Scholarship.
The Dr. Larry Weiss Endowed Fund for Merit Scholarship
To recognize his commitment to the strength of our Upper School program, an endowed fund to support Merit Scholarship in the Upper School has been established in Larry’s honor. Brooklyn Friends School awards up to three merit scholarships to 8th graders who are continuing their BFS education into Upper School. These scholarships are worth $10,000 for each year the student is enrolled in the BFS Upper School. The merit scholarship committee looks for students who exhibit strength and consistency in areas of scholarship, service, and conduct. Larry’s Endowed Fund will uphold this important program for our community. Make a gift at brooklynfriends.org/larryweissendowment.
Saturday, June 1st, 12pm to 3pm, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
Alumni from all class years are invited to toast Larry and reunite with friends at a very special Alumni Day at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge! Larry’s colleague and friend and a beloved former BFS teacher, Don Knies, will speak in his honor. Traditional BFS reunion events will continue, as always, at 375 Pearl Street and the Schermerhorn Meeting House at 10am. Details at brooklynfriends.org/alumniday
Below we share just a few of the milestone moments for Brooklyn Friends School during Larry’s tenure. Dr. Larry Weiss has had a meaningful impact on the educational program, the facilities and the community at Brooklyn Friends School. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors as we know he’ll continue to teach those around him, but also in running marathons and playing with his grandkids! We thank him for the extreme dedication and commitment he has had to our school, setting the stage for the next 150 years!