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Message from Principal Hasson

posted Oct 10, 2017, 1:28 PM by Ms. Perez

Good Afternoon, BWA Team and Family, 

I hope you all enjoyed the extra day as we gear up for the second half of our first marking period. It was wonderful to see many students discussing their grades at dismissal as they looked at their progress reports on Friday. They all were deeply invested in their progress, which means you are all doing a great job instilling a strong work ethic in them! 

Collectively, we have done a wonderful job setting routines and structures around our academic expectations. As we settle into the year, please be reminded that these routines should become habit but students will most definitely will need constant reminders of them.

Highlights 
    • BWA Bucks: Bucks continue to be distributed to individual students who demonstrate PEN and INK (preparation, excellence, never giving up, integrity, neatness, and kindness). It is important that we are celebrating and recognizing our students who demonstrate our values, so please make sure you are giving them out!
    • A successful BWA Bucks celebration on Monday morning to celebrate students arriving on time and in uniform to school!
Please reach out if you have any questions at all. 

Best, 
Principal Hasson

Message from Principal Hasson

posted Oct 2, 2017, 12:20 PM by Ms. Perez   [ updated Oct 3, 2017, 6:14 AM ]

Good Afternoon, BWA Families! 

Our final week of September is behind us and we have much to celebrate. We had our first superintendent visit which provided us with positive feedback around the work we have done to begin the year successfully! 

On another note, I am deeply saddened to share that a student passed away at a Bronx High School. But in the wake of this tragedy, I am encouraged by the work we are doing around morning meeting and restorative circles. This layer of support is providing an opportunity for us to be responsive to issues that may be arising and proactive in preventing them from occurring. It is a place or students to discuss issues of bullying and harm as this week's lesson did. I am hopeful that our work will further support the needs of our students. Below are the updates for our week.
  • Progress Reports: Our first set of progress reports will be distributed on friday. 
  • BWA Bucks: The PBIS team, which meets on Tuesday afternoons, is working hard to create opportunities to use these bucks. It is important that we are celebrating and recognizing our students who demonstrate our values.  We are aiming to have our first celebration tied to bucks on Friday. Stay tuned for what that will be! Announcements
  • There will be an SLT meeting this Monday @ 4pm in Room 309.   
Please reach out if you have any questions at all. Enjoy this beautiful weather and the taste of Autumn!

Best, 
Principal Hasson

Message from Principal Hasson

posted Sep 18, 2017, 6:02 AM by Ms. Perez   [ updated Sep 18, 2017, 6:09 AM ]

Good Morning, BWA Team and Family!

Congratulations on finishing an amazing first full week of school!  Below are some highlights of the week and updates for the short week.

Highlights 
  • Students engaged in reading primary source documents in social studies workbooks.
  • Students completing labs in science where they had to guess the shape of a hidden maze! 
  • Students reading short stories and answering short response questions aligned to standards in ELA.
  • Outstanding grade-wide assemblies that set the tone and expectations for the year! 

Culture Updates
  1. BWA Bucks: Starting tomorrow, bucks will be available to distribute to individual students who demonstrate PEN and INK (preparation, excellence, never giving up, integrity, neatness, and kindness). 
  2. BWA Tokens: Tokens will be a way to track uniform and attendance data and celebrate classes/pods with both of these. 
  3. Lunch Detention begins this week!: Uniform and lateness infractions will result in a lunch detention this week. 100% uniform means that logos are showing. 
  4. LeAp Afterschool Program begins on Monday: Please contact main office should you need forms to enroll your child.
  5. LeAp WE Day: WE Day is a day devoted to teaching students how to be change agents. See website https://www.we.org/we-day/what-is-we-day/.  
Announcements
  • There will be an School Leadership Team meeting tomorrow at 4pm in Room 309. The School Leadership Teams (SLTs) are vehicles for developing school-based educational policies, and ensuring that resources are aligned to implement those policies. SLTs assist in the evaluation and assessment of a school’s educational programs and their effects on student achievement. SLT Meets on a monthly basis. We strongly encourage parents to attend.
Have a great week!  Please reach out if you have any questions at all! 

Best, 
Principal Hasson

Message from Principal Hasson

posted Sep 11, 2017, 6:09 AM by Ms. Perez   [ updated Sep 11, 2017, 6:10 AM ]

Good Morning, BWA!  

What a great first week we had! It was so great to see the energy and smiles that students and staff left with on Friday.

Students at lunch were talking about new teachers, sharing first day activities and smiling in their BWA uniforms!  It is so clear that everyone is working hard to instill routines that will foster learning at high levels!

Below are the rest of the updates for the week.   

Culture Updates 
  1. PBIS Assembly Launch: On TuesdayThursday, and Friday this week we will have assemblies to launch PBIS, set school-wide expectations, and launch Morning Meeting. These assemblies will happen during RtI by grade in the indicated location below. Please be on time as we have a lot to cover in a short amount of time! 
    1. 6th Grade: Tuesday 8:30-9:05am in the East Gym
    2. 7th Grade: Thursday @ 8:30-9:05am in the East Gym
    3. 8th Grade: Friday 8:30-9:05am in the Auditorium
  2. LeAP Fairs, Wednesday, September 13th: Students will be introduced to LeAp (our after school program) on Wednesday during 15 minute fairs that will take place in the library. They will begin at 10am. Please plan to bring students to the library (room 217) during the indicated time. Please use staircase I/J to escort students down to the library. 
    1. 10:00am: Angelou
    2. 10:15am: Myers 
    3. 10:30am: Alvarez
    4. 10:45am: Soto
    5. 11:00am: Hughes
    6. 11:15am: Zinn
    7. 11:30am: Morrison 
Please do not hesitate to reach out should you have any questions at all. Enjoy the beautiful weekend! 

Best, 
Principal Hasson

Welcome! First Day of School

posted Sep 7, 2017, 11:11 AM by Ms. Perez   [ updated Sep 7, 2017, 11:13 AM ]

Good Afternoon BWA Family!

Today marks BWA's First Day of the 2017-2018 school year! Welcome new and returning students and families to what will absolutely be our best year yet. I trust you all have had a wonderful, relaxing, and rejuvenating summer. 

Best,
Principal Hasson

Back To School!

posted Aug 21, 2017, 10:29 AM by Ms. Perez   [ updated Aug 21, 2017, 10:30 AM ]

Good Afternoon BWA Family!

I hope you all are having a wonderful and relaxing summer! In just a few short weeks we will be back together to welcome new and returning students and staff and prepare for our best year yet! As you enjoy your last couple of weeks of summer, I wanted to keep you aware of some important upcoming dates.  
  • August 23rd: 6th grade and New Student Orientation from 10am -12pm
  • September 7th: First Day of School
Enjoy the summer days! Please reach out if you have any questions at all. See you soon!

Principal Hasson


BWA Family Have a Great Summer! Enjoy!!

posted Jul 6, 2017, 8:40 AM by Ms. Perez   [ updated Jul 10, 2017, 8:57 AM ]




Message from Principal Hasson

posted Jun 20, 2017, 8:44 AM by Ms. Perez

Good morning, BWA Parents,

It's hard to believe we have just a week left of this school year! We have accomplished a lot and we should be proud of where our students will be when they leave us. There will always be areas for growth and improvement and we will continue to reflect on those as we close out this year and plan for the next. But during these last few days, I urge you to celebrate all you have accomplished - celebrate the growth and maturity of our students as they rise to the next grade; celebrate their persistence and their tenacity as they argued for grades or came up during lunch to finish assignments; celebrate the growth in their character because they undoubtedly have changed as a result of your warmth, care and belief in them as individuals. As you celebrate them, we will celebrate you! Because of all of you, our school continues to get better and better each and every day. Thank you all for your continued commitment, your pushes to make the school better and your support and honesty. We wouldn't be able to do this incredible work without you all.  

Shoutout Celebrations! 
  • Our senior activities were a huge hit! On Thursday, our 8th graders enjoyed themselves at Holiday Hills. Thank you all of our chaperones for ensuring their trip went smoothly! 
  • On Friday our 8th graders celebrated at our prom. The DJ was incredible, and kept our kids dancing, singing and laughing all night long. The room looked great! Thank you Ms. Robinson and all of our chaperones for helping serve food, clean up, and keep an eye on our kids who was truly so well-behaved. The joy on our students faces will never be forgotten. 
  • On Tuesday, we had 35 students take the Regents! 8th grade math teachers - thank you for your willingness to take on this challenge to prepare our students to become high school ready! You demonstrate true determination! As we participate in Algebra for All next year, we hope to increase this number! 
  • It has been great to see how pods are keeping our students engaged until the end! The Zinn Pod has a great day of community service planned on Friday! Please see their email to how you might be able to support. The Hughes Pod will be celebrating Juneteenth this week! As many of you know, June 19th marks the date when slaves were emancipated. They have a wonderful list of activities planned to teach students about this day in history. 
  • We held an amazing trip to SUNY Maritime College. The kids had a wonderful time! Thank you for organizing such a great experience for our students! 
Culture Updates
  1. Student of the Month BBQ Wednesday 6/21Our final celebration for all students of the month will take place on Wednesday. Details to follow. 
  2. STEP Team at Nationals!: The LEAP step team will be competing in Atlanta on Friday.
Reach out if you have any questions at all!

Best, 
Lauren 

Message from Principal Hasson

posted Jun 11, 2017, 1:37 PM by Ms. Perez

Good morning, BWA Family! 

I hope you all are enjoying this taste of summer. We have 12 short days of school remaining and many events packed into them! I want to extend an enormous thank you to all the families who came out to The 2017 Community Forum on Friday June 9th with MS.22.  It was an incredible event!  Thank you to all of our volunteers who showed their support and led conversations. We wouldn't have been able to do this without you! Our students had a wonderful time and were extremely helpful at setup and clean-up. The Step team did another outstanding performance and will be headed to Atlanta again this year! And there was truly nothing better then seeing the joy and smiles on faces of our students.  A job well done to all! Below are the updates for the week! 

Updates
  1. Clerical Day Tomorrow:  No School for Students.  Teachers report.
  2. Senior Trip: The senior trip is this Thursday, June 15th. Please see Ms. Robinson for details. She will be meeting with all chaperones tomorrow to review logistics! 
  3. Senior Prom: Senior Prom will take place Friday at the Bronx Museum of Art from 6-10pm.
  4. SUNY Maritime Trip Friday June, 16th: Ms. Fremont's annual SUNY Maritime Trip will take place this Friday. She will be sending out details this week. 
  5. Attendance: As the year closes, please remind students of the importance of ending the year strong with attendance.
  6. End-of-year PBIS Events: PBIS is planning some exciting end-of-year events! Lotteries will continue on Friday. Field day will take place on June 19th! There will be an end of year BBQ and a student of the month BBQ as well. Stay tuned for updates from the team on specifics and dates. 
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to reach out!

Principal Hasson

Message from Principal Hasson

posted Jun 5, 2017, 7:51 AM by Ms. Perez

Good afternoon, BWA Parents!

We are officially into June and have a busy month of events ahead with many end-of-the-year deadlines. I am already thinking about how we can build on the greatness from this year and take the BWA to the next level next year. We are excited about our Restorative Practices Initiative that aligns closely to our mission of supporting the social-emotional needs of our students and we are thinking about how to build this into a weekly grade level morning meeting. The research is out there that supports these types of practices. Check out this article in Mindshift just this weekend! We also are excited to share that we officially have Robotics equipment so that we can offer a class next year for our students to make them even more prepared for high school, college, and beyond!  It has been a great year and will be an even better one next year! 

Below are the updates and many deadlines for the week! 

Instructional Updates
  1. Science Fair 6/7/17: Our 4th annual Science Fair is this Wednesday June 7th from 3:45-4:30pm. Come out and show your support and judge some projects as our 6th and 7th graders have been working really hard on their projects! 
  2. Chancellor's Day 6/8/17Thursday is Chancellor's Day and a day without students. No school for Students
  3. 8th grade Science Exam tomorrow 6/5/17Please be reminded the written 8th grade science exam will take place tomorrow in the 8th grade hallway. Students should not be out of class without passes or in groups. 
Culture Updates 
  1. Community Fair 6/9/17!: This Friday is our annual community fair but our first in partnership with 22. We are truly excited about this event and hope to see everyone there from 4:30pm-8pm. There will be good food, good conversation, and some good fun! This week, some student council members will be coming to RtI to share information on this event and encourage students to come! 
  2. End-of-year PBIS Events: PBIS is planning some exciting end-of-year events! Lotteries will continue on Friday. Field day will take place on June 19th! There will be an end of year BBQ and a student of the month BBQ as well. Stay tuned for updates from the team on specifics and dates. 
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to reach out! 

Best, 
Lauren 

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