Reminder: Blood Drive at BSGE 5/31 8AM-2PM

Thursday, May 31st from 8:00am-2:00pm, BSGE in partnership with the NY Blood Center will be hosting our spring blood drive.  We hope that many of you will donate blood as NYC is currently experiencing a blood shortage.  Your contribution can most definitely help save lives.  To sign up for an appointment on the blood bus, contact Peter Wilson: (718) 361-5275 or peterwilsonnyc@yahoo.com.  Please be specific as to when you would like to schedule your donation during the allotted hours. Students must be at least 16 years of age to donate blood with written consent from their parents. Let’s beat our record of 39 collected pints that we set just a few months back!

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Spring Music Concert 5/31 6:30PM

The Spring Music Concert is coming soon!! May 31st, 2012  
The time: 6:30  The Place: BSGE Cafetorium!

This concert features the 9th Grade Music Classes several special 9th grade soloists!
The BSGE Band’orchestra- Players for Peace– with strings! will lead us in the National Anthem and some new music!
In addition, we have piano soloists, our school rock band and lots of happy faces!!

Please come and support their wonderful learning and exciting music! They are More…

Socrates Sculpture Park’s Annual Kite Flight event 5/19

Socrates Sculpture Park’s annual Kite Flight event, in collaboration with the Noguchi Museum, welcomes over 1,000 kids! You can fulfill your community service hours while helping provide an amazing workshop and event for the community. The workshop will be led by teaching artists Miwa Koizumi and Marco Scoffier (metm.org<http://metm.org/&gt;) who will guide everyone through the process of making kites out of recycled plastic bags.  Volunteers are needed from 10:00am-3:00pm.

May 19: Kite Flight / 11 AM – 2 PM (volunteer check-in at 10am)
Using recycled materials, participants will draw inspiration from the Park’s fantastic view of the Manhattan skyline to build and decorate a kite, and then fly it in the Park.

***Update: THE ART DEPARTMENT PRESENTS: VISITING ARTIST WORKSHOP SERIES 5/31

Thursday May 31st: Emilie Lemakis
2:15 – 3:00pm
In the Art Room
*snacks will be provided
*Art students will get extra credit
*All students are welcome & encouraged to attend
*More Visiting Artist Workshops will be planned for next year.

The artists coming this year are local NYC artists, who live and exhibit at NYC galleries. The first artist (May 4th) is Yoichiro Yoda, a Japanese-American who grew up in NYC, and he will be exhibiting in Tokyo in June. The second artist (June 1st) is Emilie Lemakis, also a native New Yorker, who works at a studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and recently exhibited in SoHo. She also makes videos that are posted to YouTube.

The work of Emlie Lemakis

Regents Exam Invitations to be Distributed This Week

Students in grades 8-12 are being given “Regents Exam Invitations” this week by the Advisory class teacher. This will list for them the Regents Exam(s) they are signed up to take in June.  If you have any questions or concerns about the exam contact either your child’s subject area teacher or Tim David-Lang, Guidance Counselor. Please note that the complete Regents exam schedule for June 2012 can be found on the following page of the NYSED website: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/apda/schedules/2012/regents-612.pdf

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