Thursday, December 22, 2011

E-mail from "Brooklyn Castle"

Yesterday I received this e-mail from Brooklyn Castle.

Dear Jim:

5 Days Left to Reach Our Kickstarter Goal

As the year winds down, so does our Kickstarter fundraising campaign. We have until 11:08pm EST on Monday, December 26th, to reach our goal of $20,000. If we don't reach $20k by then, sadly, we don’t get to keep any of the pledges that have already been made. That's the way Kickstarter works – it's all or nothing, and we are currently at $12,256.

Please, if you can, help us get over the finish line by making a pledge today. Visit:

Google + I.S. 318 Chess Team + Brooklyn Castle = Unbeatable Field Trip.

The I.S. 318 chess team went head to head with Google's own chess brainiacs on December 2nd and left with a 45-9 win.

“It just reinforced our belief that our kids are the intellectual equals of anyone. They’re proud of what they’ve accomplished and they’re proud to show it off.” - John Galvin, chess coach.
(more from the NY Times SchoolBook article here).

For more photos from our field trip and a peek inside what might be the coolest place to work, check out the entire Google album at:
(Don't forget to click the "like" button!).