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2019-2020 CALENDAR

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Vulnerable Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness. ~ BRENÉ BROWN

NOTE: The words and quotations used throughout the calendar are reflective of INTEGRITY, the BFS Quaker Testimony of the Year for 2019-20.

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SEPTEMBER 2019 Sunday

Monday

1

Labor Day Buildings Closed

Tuesday

2

Wednesday

3

6 pm All Kindergarten Parent Orientation 6 pm MS Parent Orientation – All Gr. 5 & 6-8 new to BFS

Thursday

9:30 am MS New Student Orientation, including All Gr. 5

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Friday

5 

Saturday

6 

7 

12 

13 

14 

19 

20 

21 

26 

27 

28 

First Day of School (K-12) Half Day for K/1

LS/MS Afterschool begins (except for K/1)

Week 1

8 

Founders Day

9 

5:30 pm Preschool Parent Orientation

FC Parent Orientation

11 

FC First Day of Phase-In

6 pm US Parent Orientation – All Gr. 9 parents & 10-11 parents new to BFS

Week 2

15 

10 

First day of Preschool

16 

17 

LS/MS Specials begin

8:30 am PAT New Parent Coffee Hour

6 pm Head of School Convocation at NYC Technical College Auditorium

18 

3:30 pm Panther Pride Day Week 1

22 

PS 4s Afterschool begins

23 

PS 3s Afterschool begins

24 

25 

6 pm LS Curriculum Night for Gr. K/1

6 pm LS Curriculum Night for Gr. 2-4

MS MAP Testing

Week 2

29 

1:00 pm BFS Volunteers at the Quaker Meeting Community Dinner

Rosh Hashanah School and Buildings Closed

30 

Week 1 FC Family Center PS Preschool LS Lower School MS Middle School US Upper School AS Afterschool  PAT Parents & Teachers Red type indicates event with parent attendance

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Whole

Each of us will have to make the choices that allow us to be the largest versions of ourselves. ~ J U L I A A LVA R E Z

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OCTOBER 2019 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday PS Afterschool Specials begin

Wednesday

1

Thursday

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8:30 am Breakfast with Head of School for parents new to BFS

Friday

Saturday

3 

4 

5 

10 

11 

12 

17 

18 

19 

24 

25 

26 

6 pm MS Curriculum Night for Gr. 7/8

6 pm US Curriculum Night

Week 1

6 

7 

8 

14 

15 

21 

22 

6:30 pm PAT Class Parent Orientation

Yom Kippur / School and Buildings Closed

9 

6 pm MS Curriculum Night for Gr. 5/6

Week 2

11:00 am BFS Families join Quaker Meeting for Worship

13 

Indigenous Peoples Day School and Buildings Closed

16 

6 pm US Admissions Open House

6:00 pm FC Curriculum Night

Week 1

20 

23 

Gr. 4 Trip to Nature’s Classroom 6 pm PS Curriculum Night 6 pm MS Halloween Dance & Social

Week 2

27 

28 

29 

30

6 pm US Admissions Open House

MS/US Report Writing Day No school for MS/US students

31

9 am Gr. 4 Halloween Dance Performance No AS Specials or Music Lessons

Week 1 FC Family Center PS Preschool LS Lower School MS Middle School US Upper School AS Afterschool  PAT Parents & Teachers Red type indicates event with parent attendance

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Honest

Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway. ~ MOTHER TERESA

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NOVEMBER 2019 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

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9 am Annual Young Womyn of Strength Conference

2 

Week 1

3 

4 

5 

6 

7  MS/US Parent Conferences No school for MS, Half-day for US

8 

9 

15 

16 

PS/LS/MS/US Parent Conferences; No school for students

Week 2

10 

11 

12 

13 

14  FC Parent Conferences, PS/LS Parent Conferences; No school for students

Week 1

17 

18 

5:45 pm AS Potluck

PS 4s Parent Tour of LS

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20 

26 

27

21 

5 pm MS/US Musical

22 

7 pm MS/US Musical

23 

7 pm MS/US Musical

Week 2

24 

25 

PS/LS Fall Family Programs No AS Specials or Music Lessons

Week 1

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29

30

Fall Break / School and Buildings Closed

US Community Issues Conference

FC Family Center PS Preschool LS Lower School MS Middle School US Upper School AS Afterschool  PAT Parents & Teachers Red type indicates event with parent attendance

28

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Fair

Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.

~ H. JACK SON BROWN, JR .

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DECEMBER 2019 Sunday

Monday

1

Tuesday

2

Wednesday

8:30 am Gr. 4 Parent Tour of MS

3

Thursday

4

Friday

5

Saturday

6

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13 

14 

20 

21 

Week 2

8 

9 

6 pm Jazz Concert

10 

6 pm Chorus Concert

11 

6 pm Orchestra Concert

12 

4 pm IB Dance Showcase AS Specials Open House

Week 1

15 

16 

17 

18 

19 

AS Specials Open House

Traditional Holiday Sing with 12 Noon Dismissal for all students

Week 2

22 

23 

24 

25 

26 

27 

28 

Winter Break / School Closed Buildings closed

29 

30 

Buildings closed

Buildings closed

31 

FC Family Center PS Preschool LS Lower School MS Middle School US Upper School AS Afterschool  PAT Parents & Teachers Red type indicates event with parent attendance

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Decent

When the norm is decency, other virtues can thrive: integrity, honesty, compassion, kindness, and trust.

~ R AJ A

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K R IS H N A M O O R T H

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JANUARY 2020 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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2 

Saturday

3 

4 

Winter Break / School Closed Buildings closed

5 

6 

7 

13 

14 

15 

21 

22 

29

Classes and AS resume

8 

Young Alumni Day

9 

10 

11 

2 pm LS Family Folk Dance

Week 1

12 

AS Winter/Spring Specialty Classes begin

17 

18 

23 

24 

25 

30

31

LS Specialist Night for K/1 Parents

16 

“Simple and Powerful” Tribute to Dr. King

Week 2

19 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day School & Buildings Closed

20 

US Start of Second Semester

Week 1

26 

MS Start of Second Semester

27 

28 

LS Horizons Reading Challenge Kicks Off

Week 2 FC Family Center PS Preschool LS Lower School MS Middle School US Upper School AS Afterschool  PAT Parents & Teachers Red type indicates event with parent attendance

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Principled

We all lose when bullying and personal attacks become a substitute for genuine conversation and principled disagreement. ~ ALICIA GAR Z A

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FEBRUARY 2020 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

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10 

11 

12 

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18 

19 

20 

7 

4 pm & 7:30 pm MS Play

7 pm MS Play

8 

Week 1

9 

14 

15 

21 

22 

Week 2

16 

Presidents Day School & Buildings Closed

17 

Faculty/Staff Professional Day No Classes

PAT Black History Month Celebration 3:30 pm: Workshops 6:00 pm: Dinner & Program

Week 1

23 

24 

25 

26

Week 2 FC Family Center PS Preschool LS Lower School MS Middle School US Upper School AS Afterschool  PAT Parents & Teachers Red type indicates event with parent attendance

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27

28

Horizons Reading Challenge concludes

29

PS/LS Parent Conferences No classes for PS/LS

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Responsible

Conduct is more convincing than language. ~ JOHN WOOLMAN

ESME VROOM Class of 2024

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MARCH 2020 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

1

2

Wednesday

3

Thursday

4 

Friday

5 

4 pm & 7 pm Dance Concert

Saturday

6 

4 pm & 7 pm Dance Concert

7 

PS/LS Parent Conferences – no classes for PS/LS

Week 1

8 

9 

10 

16 

17 

4:30 pm IB Music Concert

11 

12 

13 

14 

18 

19 

20 

21 

26 

27 

28 

Week 2

15 

Spring Break /School Closed

22 

23 

24 

FC/PS/LS Spring Camp

25 

Spring Break /School Closed

29 

30 

Classes and Afterschool resume

31 

Week 1 FC Family Center PS Preschool LS Lower School MS Middle School US Upper School AS Afterschool  PAT Parents & Teachers Red type indicates event with parent attendance

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Honorable A half truth is a whole lie. ~ Y I D D IS H P R O V E R B

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APRIL 2020 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

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Friday

2 

Saturday

3 

4 

10 

11 

17 

18 

IB Art Show

Week 1

5 

6 

7 

8 

14 

15 

6 pm New (’20-’21) PS/LS Parent Enrollment Welcome Event

Passover School & Buildings Closed

9 

Passover and Good Friday School & Buildings Closed

Week 2

12 

13 

6 pm New (’20-’21) MS/US Parent Enrollment Welcome Event

16  FC Parent Conferences No classes for FC

Week 1

19 

20 

21 

22 

23 

MS MAP Testing

26 

27 

28 

29

24 

7 pm US Play

25 

MS/US Parent Conferences Half day for MS/US

MS/US Parent Conferences Half day for MS/US

Week 2

7 pm US Play

30

Week 1 FC Family Center PS Preschool LS Lower School MS Middle School US Upper School AS Afterschool  PAT Parents & Teachers Red type indicates event with parent attendance

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Compassionate

Our life is love, and peace, and tenderness; and bearing one with another, and forgiving one another, ... and helping one another. ~ IS A A C P E N N I N G T O N

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MAY 2020 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1 

3 

US IB Exams begin

4 

5 

11 

12 

6 

7 

9:30 am Up on the Roof Welcome Party for New (’20-’21) PS/K families

8 

2 

9 

Week 2

10 

6 pm Chorus Concert

13 

14 

6 pm Orchestra Concert PAT Used Book Fair

15 

6 pm Jazz Concert

Horizons at BFS Parent Orientation

16 

PAT Used Book Fair AS Specials Open House

Week 1

17 

18 

19 

24  Week 1

21 

MS Overnight Trips

AS Specials Open House

Week 2

20 

Faculty/Staff Professional Day No classes

22 

23 

29

30

All-School Art Show

Memorial Day School & Buildings Closed

25 

26 

Last day of AS Specials

27

5:30 pm AS Showcase

6 pm MS Spring Dance & Social

28

31

FC Family Center PS Preschool LS Lower School MS Middle School US Upper School AS Afterschool  PAT Parents & Teachers Red type indicates event with parent attendance

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Virtuous

My mother’s love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, her intelligence reflected in my daughters. ~ MICHELLE OBAMA

CAROLINE HOPKINS Class of 2032

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AIL A PACET TI Class of 2032

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JUNE 2020 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

1

Wednesday

2

Thursday

3

US Gr. 9-11 Exam Week

Class of 2020 Baccalaureate & Reception

7 

AS Music Recital

Week 1

8 

4 pm Commencement for the Class of 2020

Last day for LS/MS (half-day)

MS Day in Prospect Park

LS Gr. 4 Moving Up

PS Goodbye Day (last day of classes)

Saturday

5

6

MS End of Second Semester

LS Gr. 3 Trip to Clearpool

9 

10 

11 

12 

13 

17 

18 

19 

20 

24 

25 

26 

27 

MS Gr. 8 Moving Up

Last day of LS/MS Afterschool

14 

15 

16 

21 

22 

23 

29 

30 

28 

4 Last day of PS Afterschool

MS Gr. 7/8 Exam Week Week 2

Friday

Summer Camp & Summer Arts Session 2 begin

Summer Camp & Summer Arts Session 1 begin

Summer Camp & Summer Arts Session 1 end

Please give to the 2019-20 Brooklyn Friends Fund by June 30th. FC Family Center PS Preschool LS Lower School MS Middle School US Upper School AS Afterschool  PAT Parents & Teachers Red type indicates event with parent attendance

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JULY 2020 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

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2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

July3: Independence Day Observed. Buildings closed July 10: Summer Camp & Summer Arts Session 2 end

July 13: Summer Camp & Summer Arts Session 3 begin July 24: Summer Camp & Summer Arts Session 3 end

Sensitive

If you haven't forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others? DO L O R E S H U E R TA

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AUGUST 2020 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

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21

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31

Consistent

Integrity is the essence of everything successful. - R . B U C K M I NS T E R F U L L E R

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Integrity

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The BFS All School Quaker Life Committee works to strengthen our community's connections with one another in the context of Quaker values, testimonies, and practices. Quakers have no set creed. Instead they have testimonies – core truths and beliefs – that they endeavor to live by. With input from all faculty and staff, the Committee chose Integrity as the Testimony of the Year for 2019-20. This is reflected in the words and quotations on each month of the calendar. The Committee collectively chose the words and quotations, and together developed the following description for the Testimony of Integrity as an aspirational goal for the BFS community:

We seek to have consistency between our values and our actions, to live according to the deepest truth we know reflecting the Light within us and to speak the truth; we know that our understanding of the truth at any moment is incomplete, and we are open to new ideas, new paths, and new solutions. Through this calendar, the All School Quaker Life Committee hopes to inspire all community members to support one another with integrity and to share kindness, patience, and wisdom with each other.

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