each of us can support our community and impact the quality of the educational experience for all students – TODAY!

The culmination of BFS’s Virtual Annual Auction – “Let it Shine!: Celebrating 225 Years of Honoring the Light Within Every Child” – is today and this evening, and it is time to participate!  Please join with everyone as we celebrate the creativity and dynamic energy within our tight-knit community and support the goal of building our school’s financial […]

the antidote for uncertainty is gratitude

Yesterday morning, during the first day of Teacher Appreciation Week, every faculty member’s (e)mailbox was graced with an incredible outpouring of gratitude via a 30-page (e)card from many of our parents and students.  On behalf of everyone, I write to express our sincere appreciation for this deep expression of kindness and heartfelt appreciation.  It really […]

What if they are ahead?

Throughout this rapidly-changing global crisis, I find myself almost constantly having to balance reality with optimism in every aspect of my job and my personal life.  First Grade teacher Juli Vogelsang shared with me the following set of queries that she had heard at a service over the weekend.  It certainly speaks to me about […]

A BFS alum and First Grade teacher shares a puppet video he created for his students: talking about fears, looking for the helpers (+ one more)

Inspired by Mr. Rogers, BFS alum Benjamin Weiner ’03 recently produced this video to help his young friends talk about their fears regarding the coronavirus. Ben is currently teaching First Grade at St. Ann’s School in Brooklyn, NY. Those lucky kiddos are being treated to the daily videos Benjamin makes, each featuring a variety of […]

“The Psychological Challenges of Sequestering and Online Learning: A Special Presentation for BFS Parents”

I am pleased to announce an online meeting for all interested parents with Michael Thompson, Ph.D. “The Psychological Challenges of Sequestering and Online Learning: A Special Presentation for BFS Parents” 7:00 PM next Thursday, April 9, 2020 Dr. Thompson is a consultant, author and psychologist specializing in children and families. He is the supervising psychologist […]