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 

Message from Principal Hasson

posted May 31, 2017, 9:32 AM by Ms. Perez

Good Afternoon Parents of BWA!

I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend. Memorial Day is a day to remember all those who risked their lives for the safety and security of this country. For them, we are forever grateful. This week we welcome June. We have finished up testing with the exception of the 8th grade state test which will take place this week. 

Friday was a great day of competitions and joy! Watching the smiles and laughter on our students' faces, I was reminded me that we have the best job in the world! There's nothing better than what we do and you do as parents. 

Below are the updates for the week. 

Instructional Updates
  1. Science Fair for 6th and 7th Grade June 7thOur annual science fair will take place on June 7th next week! Come show your support by stopping by after school and judging some of the amazing projects. Our 6th and 7th graders have been working really hard to put together these projects!
  2. Battle of the Pods Winners!: The Angelou Pod, Soto Pod, and Zinn Pod took home wins on Friday for the competitions! They will all have an extended recess on Wednesday! I heard Myers, Hughes, Alvarez, and Morrison were requesting a round 2. Stay tuned for making this happen! 
  3. Hallways and Passes: Please be reminded that all students should be in the hallway with a pass. Students will be sent back to class if they don't have one. If you are in need of passes, please tell Tina so she can make you new ones. This is so important to ensuring safe and orderly hallways. 
  4. Community Fair 6/9/17!: Mark your calendars! Our joint community fair will take place from 5-8 on June 9th! We are looking forward to this rodeo themed event that we are hosting for the entire community of BWA and 22! Please help us make this an incredible event by coming out to show your support. 
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Principal Hasson

Message from Principal Hasson

posted May 18, 2017, 9:33 AM by Ms. Perez   [ updated May 18, 2017, 9:33 AM ]

Good Afternoon, BWA Family! 

Hope everyone had a Happy Mother's Day.  I hope you all have a wonderful day celebrating with loved ones.

We are halfway through May and have a busy end of the year planned. NYSESLAT testing is still in effect and ELA and Math performance assessments are this week. Social Studies and Science MOSLs will take place next week. It's important to remember that in the midst of all this testing, students should still be working hard to finish out the year strong!

Instructional & Cultural Updates
  1. NYSESLAT Testing Continues: Teachers will continue to be pulling students to administer the speaking portion of the NYSESLAT. 
  2. May 18th Parent Teacher Conferences 5-8pm: Thursday is our final parent conferences. We will be handing out progress reports and updating parents on whether students are slated to attend summer school. We will also be hosting an orientation for incoming 6th graders in the Technology Room. 
  3. BWA Lotteries: PBIS will continue their BWA lotteries for students in uniform that arrive before 8:30. This is a great way to celebrate being on time and prepared every day. It also promotes our BWA Bucks. Students should submit a signed BWA buck to their first period teacher and the bucks will be collected with the attendance.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out. Enjoy the good weather! 

Best,
Principal Hasson

Free Citizenship Classes / Clases de Ciudadania Gratis

posted May 9, 2017, 11:43 AM by Ms. Perez   [ updated May 9, 2017, 11:52 AM ]

Free Citizenship Classes - Saturday May 13th from 11am - 2pm.
6 train to Westchester Square
2500 Halsey St 
Bronx NY 10461

To Register / Para Registrarse
or call:  888-839-8682

Sponsored by United Federation of Teachers


Message from Principal Hasson - This week at BWA

posted May 8, 2017, 11:52 AM by Ms. Perez   [ updated May 8, 2017, 11:55 AM ]

Good Afternoon BWA Family, 

The math and ELA state tests are behind us and we have about 7 weeks left in the 2016-2017 school year! May will most definitely be busy as we still have NYSESLAT and MOSLs that students will be taking.

Updates
  1. Community Fair:  Our community fair will take place on June 9th from 5-8pm this year with MS 22. We are excited about this opportunity to host a joint fair that celebrates the entire school community. If there are any parents that can help volunteer for outreach please complete survey to sign up.
  2. BWA Lotteries: Once a week, PBIS will be holding BWA lotteries for students in uniform that arrive before 8:30. Students should submit a signed BWA buck to their first period teacher and the bucks will be collected with the attendance.
  3. Smile Dental will be in school on  Tuesday and Wednesday this week to provide dental services to our students.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out. 

Principal Hasson

Message from Principal Hasson

posted May 1, 2017, 11:08 AM by Ms. Perez

Good morning, BWA Family, 

I hope you all are had a great weekend. We have a big week ahead with the math test beginning on Tuesday. The math team and our students have spent many months learning content and preparing to show mastery on this exam! We are excited to see what they have accomplished and how they will do! 

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! Teachers are true heroes who prepare the minds of our future. For some extra inspiration I encourage you to watch this video of Rita Pierson reminding us that Every Kid Needs a Champion.  THANK YOU FOR BEING CHAMPIONS!

This Week:
  1. School Leadership Team Meeting Tuesday in Room 309 at 4pm
  2. NYS Math Exams begin Tuesday 5/2 and end Thursday 5/4.
  3. Parent Computer Class - Thursday from 6pm - 9pm.
  4. Staff vs. Student Basketball Game: Friday at 2:40pm 
  5. School Photo Retakes are on Monday May 9th.
Culture Updates
  1. Please continue to remind the sutdents that if they arrive after 8:30, they will be receiving lunch detention. 
  2. BWA Lotteries: Once a week, PBIS will be holding BWA lotteries for students in uniform that arrive before 8:30. Students should submit a signed BWA buck to their first period teacher and the bucks will be collected with the attendance. 
  3. PBIS Sports Survey:  Students, please be reminded that the PBIS team sent out a survey for students to complete. 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. Enjoy your day!

Best, 
Principal Hasson

Parents please join us on Friday April 28th @ 9:30am - Your Voice Matters

posted Apr 26, 2017, 8:31 AM by Ms. Perez   [ updated Apr 26, 2017, 9:22 AM ]

PTA Elections for next 2017-2018 school year to be discussed. Coffee and Convo with Principal Hasson. 


1-10 of 23

Comments