September 25, 2016, bns-admin

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

February 13, 2016, bns-admin

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, bns-admin

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, bns-admin

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

November 4, 2015, bns-admin

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

October 28, 2015, bns-admin

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

October 19, 2015, bns-admin
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 Rummage 2... more
September 29, 2015, bns-admin

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

September 8, 2015, bns-admin

The kids may be back to school but it’s not all pumpkin spice and tweed just yet.  Calendar aside, September still feels a lot like summer and there are plenty of things to do that take advantage of the warm days and sunshine.

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June 27, 2015, bns-admin

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