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September 30, 2016

Hopefully you did not miss last Friday’s BNS Screen on the Green/Family Film Festival. It was a fantastic evening that included gorgeous early fall weather, delicious food, time well spent with friends and family, and of course, a movie under the stars. This year’s event coincided with the Bannockburn Community’s C70th Anniversary weekend, offering the chance to... more

February 13, 2016

As noted in a previous blog post, Bannockburn Nursery School is planning to replace its playground’s beautiful wooden train that, after twenty-five years of heavy use, is bound for the great roundhouse in the sky. In the weeks since BNS began to ask friends and neighbors to help Save the Train, over $5,000 has been raised, which will cover a significant portion of the... more

January 29, 2016

Tonight, after we put the children down, with 2 feet of snow on the ground and not a plow in sight, I sent my husband on a trek through the neighborhood to meet a stranger on Massachusetts Ave to give them a can of baby formula.  A person, I don’t know, posted on a neighborhood listserv I don’t live in, about her baby with GI problems that was running out of formula... more

December 10, 2015

The beautiful wooden train in the Bannockburn Nursery School’s playground has been transporting children to wherever their imaginations take them for more than twenty-five years. That’s a lot of trips to the country, the beach, the moon!

Current BNS parent Sara Williams has the unique privilege of watching her daughter enjoy the same train today that she rode... more

October 19, 2015
1/2 Tank of gas used just in the Bannockburn neighborhood to transport furniture for sale 1 Proustian yellow French villa 1 Neon pink Taj Mahal 1 Mint-green vintage travel jewelry case any BNSer could have taken on a Pan Am flight to Cuba in 1955 1 + 1 One anniversary and one birthday celebrated while sorting items, drinking beverages, and getting ready for... more
September 29, 2015

It’s the start to another fantastic school year at BNS, where the parents, children and staff all work and play together. The cooperative spirit is apparent – even before school begins.

The summer play dates kept everyone connected and provided a wonderful opportunity for new families to get to know each other. The teachers... more

June 27, 2015

Mickey and Minnie had it right, it is a small world after all… and at BNS, kids and parents alike never need to go anywhere without seeing a friendly face, as these top examples of how BNS is the smallest world in the most awesome way will demonstrate…

#6… You go to the grocery store and run into at least two other people from BNS.

#5… You drop your... more

April 1, 2015

This has been the month for our community to socialize, share, and shop at Bannockburn Nursery School, starting off March with the Rummage Sale and ending with the Spring Fever auction.

A few days before the BNS Bazaar/Rummage Sale, families from the community share and donate their gently and/or not so gently used items.  This is always an exciting time to not... more

March 6, 2015

BNS recently released a trove of new research data when Critter Dude visited.  BNS Sprout and Acorn scientists have compiled the following top ornithological, arachnological, and herpetological findings for your exclusive review:

— Turtles are bumpy on top and flat on the bottom.

— Lizards have bodies that are... more

February 12, 2015

If you had visited BNS last week, you would have found an assembly line of tiny hands making sandwiches for Bethesda Cares.  We do this at BNS every year and it’s great hands-on way to get the kids involved in their community and thinking about others.  Here is how one Acorn described what it was like to make sandwiches for the... more