At BNS, we feel that a big part of preparing our students for elementary school and beyond is teaching them the importance of kindness. Each month we have a philanthropic activity, and recently the kids had fun creating Kindness Rocks. Our current Membership Chair (and former Philanthropy Chair) talks more about... more
Bannockburn Nursery School’s Spring Rummage Sale
Saturday, March 11th, 9am-12:00pm @ the Bannockburn Clubhouse
Shop our rummage sale to find lots of good friends and neighbors; treasures in the Chic Boutique; great deals on household and baby items; low prices on clothing/shoes for children (and adults); and tasty baked goodies! All profits from the... more
According to the BNS Board of Directors & Staff
With the winter holidays approaching, we thought it would be fun to ask our Board of Directors and teachers about their favorite gifts for the preschool set. We were particularly curious about gifts that prove to be a hit with the kids but that parents love equally for their educational, imaginative, (or quiet... more
The children made a book about why they love our local firefighters and this is what they had to say.
Firefighters… “Keep us safe.” “Fight fires!” “Like red.” “Have a water hose.” “Rescue people.” “Spray out fires and have helmets and they help people.” “Go in a firetruck to see a fire in a house.” “Climb ladders.” “Slide down the pole.” “Put on their fire... more
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
It’s the start to another fantastic school year at BNS, where the parents, children and staff all work and play together. Parents have had a chance to meet the teachers, work in the classroom, dine at Ledo’s together and enjoy a movie under the stars with their families. The cooperative spirit is already apparent!
The summer play dates kept everyone connected... more
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
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
A co-operative preschool is a community effort. Parents fill many of the roles from assisting in the classroom to raising funds to serving on the board. Twice a year BNS asks parents to come together and contribute to maintaining the school and the grounds. Parents do this either by contributing labor or funds through a buy out. Their efforts benefit not only the... more
As BNS Membership Chair, I have the privilege of meeting so many wonderful families and getting to know our BNS members right from the start. I am struck by the passion that is evident in each family, all of whom share the aim of providing a quality preschool experience for our children. BNS families truly understand the value of community and the impact the... more