Welcome to the Schoolhouse

We look forward to welcoming you to the Schoolhouse. Here you will find useful information about being a parent at Nightingale, from transportation to uniforms to the Parents Association. All parents and guardians are considered members of the PA, and we encourage everyone to participate in the life of the Schoolhouse.

Parents Association

Welcome to the Parents Association

Welcome to the home of the Parents Association. Every parent at Nightingale is a member of the Parents Association, and we hope that you will find ways to get involved. Below is information about the PA and our role within the Nightingale community.

Mission

The mission of the Nightingale-Bamford School Parents Association is to live our school’s values of truth, friendship, and loyalty by promoting a school community that is connected, inclusive, and engaged. Through volunteer opportunities and school-wide events, we seek to make the Nightingale experience as great for parents as it is for students.

Who We Are

The PA officers oversee the entire Parents Association and work with the class representatives, inclusivity and community engagement representatives, and event chairs to carry out the PA's mission.

2021–2022 PA Officers

President Piyali Kothari, P’24

Vice President Shannon Siegfried, P’29

Secretary/Treasurer Nita Varia, P’30

Class Representatives

Class representatives are dedicated to keeping the parent body connected and informed about school events and policies. They fill the critical role of liaison between their class and the Nightingale administration. They should be your first stop anytime you have a question or concern, as they are familiar with school policies and procedures and can address many issues that arise. Each class has three reps. You should expect to hear from them fairly regularly, as they send out email reminders of upcoming events and coordinate a variety of class-wide communications.

Inclusivity & Community Engagement Representatives

The inclusivity and community engagement representatives help to further the 2017 strategic plan goal to "find ways to welcome and engage all parents, paying special attention to new parents in all three divisions." In partnership with the PA and Director of Diversity and Equity Johara Sealy, the inclusivity and community engagement reps work to foster an inclusive community of empathy, respect, and unity throughout the school, and to leverage the multiplicity of voices and experiences among our parent body to enhance the sense of belonging throughout our community. The 2021–2022 diversity, equity, and inclusivity reps are Tibisay Salerno-Jones P'26, Maximo "Luis" Vargas P'31, P’33, Aparna Kaul P’23, Torrey Pierce, P’26, P’29, James Mallios P’31, and Lisa Rubin P’32.

Event Chairs

Event chairs work with the PA officers to organize the numerous events that connect and entertain our community during the school year.

Supporting the event chairs are hundreds of parent volunteers whose talent, creativity and generosity are invaluable to every Nightingale event’s success. We encourage and welcome every parent to participate. Throughout the school year, there are numerous volunteer opportunities for parents to be involved.

Questions?

If you have questions about the Parents Association, please email us at pa@nightingale.org.

Transportation Information

Morning Bus Options

Together with several peer schools, we offer private morning bus service from seven locations in Brooklyn and several locations in downtown Manhattan (below 23rd Street) and the Bronx. To see past years’ bus routes and timing, please click here. There are also DOE buses available for students in Classes K-VI; ridership is dependent on the distance from a student’s home to Nightingale.

Uniforms

Uniforms

All students are expected to come to school in the correct uniform. Lands' End is Nightingale’s official uniform vendor. On the Land’s End site, you can create an account and save your daughter’s information for future orders. To order, click here. You will also need to reference the Nightingale school ID: 900036179.

Lower School Uniform

  • Navy uniform tunic, navy Lands’ End uniform pant
  • Navy PE shorts under tunic
  • White short-sleeved Lands' End ruffle collar Peter Pan knit top
  • Navy knee socks, plain white high-cut ankle, crew socks or white ankle socks with navy piping
  • White tie sneakers for K-IV

Middle School Uniform

  • Uniform navy blue or grey skirt, navy chino pants, or bermuda-length navy chino shorts (no words or logos)
  • White Nightingale polo shirt with bird logo; Classes VII and VIII may also wear light blue, navy blue, or gray Nightingale polo shirts with the bird logo
  • Visible white ankle socks (no peds), white or navy knee socks, or navy tights
  • Athletic sneakers only

Upper School Uniform

  • Uniform navy blue or grey skirt, navy chino pants, or bermuda-length navy chino shorts (no words or logos)
  • White Nightingale polo shirt with bird logo, solid-colored collared shirts (long or short sleeves), including polo shirts, turtlenecks, and button-down shirts
  • Navy knee socks, navy tights, any ankle, knee socks or peds
  • Low-heeled or flat shoes or sneakers (including high-tops)

The Uniform Closet

The Parents Association sponsors the Uniform Closet as an alternative to buying from Lands' End. It is a wonderful option for picking up gently worn uniforms at no cost.