May 22, 2020

Dear BB&N Community,

It was terrific to virtually see more than 400 of you last night at the webinar I hosted for BB&N parents. I shared an update of the planning that my senior leadership team, faculty, and staff are already engaged in with respect to preparing for whatever scenario we will face in Fall 2020. We made sure to record the webinar, so that anyone who was unable to attend last night can watch it. You can click here to access the webinar recording.

As I said last night, if this global pandemic has taught our BB&N community anything, it is that we’re only going to be able to do this together. The partnership between school and home has never been more important as we continue to work together to support our kids. It is why I want to thank each and every one of you for the incredible support you have shown BB&N over these past 10 weeks. The fact that 343 of our faculty and staff members got thank you notes a few weeks ago is just one brilliant example of that support. 

I can tell you, unequivocally, that this heartfelt appreciation flows in both directions. Our faculty and staff members have built Support Committees to find various ways to demonstrate the multitude of thanks we all feel for you—the students and parents who make up our community. They came up with the idea to devote this long weekend to a Weekend of Gratitude toward all of you! As the postcard below notes, “ We’re uKNIGHTed and Stronger Together!
The faculty and staff thank-you campaign has also been focused on students, as I hope most of you have already seen your children receive a handwritten postcard from the School over the past two days. And this accompanying “What’s Popping” video is also going out to kids today.

Our social media pages will be popping all weekend with these kernels of appreciation, so be sure to follow!!

Our entire team here at BB&N is looking forward to the next two weeks with great excitement, as we are eager to celebrate the accomplishments of our 1,013 students. This is especially true for the classes who are ending their awesome journeys at each of our three campuses: the Class of 2026, the Class of 2024, and, of course, the 119 seniors in the Class of 2020. Go Knights!!

Wishing you all a relaxing long weekend ahead,

Dr. Jennifer Price
Head of School
P.S. Could I enlist your help in supporting a beloved member of our uKnighted community? Zach McLeod, Class of 2010, suffered a serious brain injury at the start of his junior year at BB&N. He has continued to remain a part of the BB&N community in his role as a manager of some Knights sports teams. He loves BB&N and being able to remain a part of this community. And as anyone who has ever met Zach would attest, we are a far richer community with him in it. 

Zach lives in a group home with four other roommates. Since the pandemic, they have not been allowed to have visitors or go out to see anyone for many weeks, so Zach is truly feeling the isolation. For the Head’s Challenge this weekend, I’m asking students and parents to write a note or letter, draw a picture, send a card or record a video greeting to Zach to say hello, tell him we're thinking of him, and let him know how much he means to the BB&N Community. 

Click here to read more details about the Challenge: I know that Zach will love hearing from his Knight friends!
P.P.S. A reminder that if you or your family are struggling in any way due to the implications of the pandemic, please let us know via this confidential form . We are ready to help in any way we can!