SENIOR SPEAKERS
This week's first group of senior speakers was (left to right) Eliza S., Tom S. and Tiger L.! Eliza discussed how she's learned to better herself by doing things that scare her, drinking plenty of water and being genuinely kind/honest. Tom discussed what it means to find real balance in life and if he tries to meet all expectations of being a well-rounded person, he risks having no balance at all. Tiger talked about how there is value to be found in working with difficult people by recounting an experience he had playing an online, multi-player video game. Read more.

This week's second crop of senior speakers was Max W. (left) and Madison B. Max spoke about his mother, a hardworking woman who grew up in rural China, and acknowledged that all he has is thanks to her effort. Madison talked about how not knowing what the future has in store makes her nervous, but that she has realized there are certain parts of life she simply can't control. Read more.


4th GRADE WRITES N.J. COMMISSIONER ON ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
Ms. Blumenthal's fourth grade students wrote letters to NJ Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Robert Martin after learning about the state's restrictions on restoring oyster reefs. As part of their Hudson River study, the fourth graders learned about the environmental and educational benefits oyster restoration holds - in part from their own hands-on experience with the Billion Oyster Project. Read all of the letters.


6th GRADERS VISIT NY HALL OF SCIENCE
Sixth graders visited the Connected Worlds at the New York Hall of Science, an exhibit which lets visitors immerse themselves in an animated environment where their actions impact the world's balance.   More photos.


ATHLETICS
Girls Varsity Basketball is 6-3 so far this season.  Check out photos from the team's game against Chapin on Monday.  Read Athletic Director Dick McGrath's Weekly Update for a preview of next week. For highlights of your favorite BC sports teams (or to upload your own shots), search #berkeleycarroll on the Overtime app!

7TH GRADERS STUDY LIVABLE WAGE IN VARIOUS CITIES
Seventh grade pre-algebra students put their math knowledge to use in the real world by researching what constitutes a livable minimum wage in different cities. They then proposed new minimum wages based on the cost of living in those areas.


AUTHOR JEFF HOBBS SPEAKS TO UPPER SCHOOL
Jeff Hobbs, author of "The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League," spoke to the Upper School this morning about his experience writing the book - what it taught him about Rob, with whom he was friends, about himself and about our society. "It's a messy story," he said. "It's messy being a person and having consciousness."


PARTNER DANCING IN THE LOWER SCHOOL (VIDEO)
Second grade boys are partner dancing! Enjoy!


5th GRADERS VISIT MET MUSEUM
Fifth graders sketched Ancient Egyptian murals during their trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York this week!


PARENT ASSOCIATION CHECKS OUT THE GLOBETROTTERS
BCers saw the The Original Harlem Globetrotters at the Barclays Center last weekend with the Parent Association, during the team's 90th anniversary world tour!


BENEFIT FOR BERKELEY CARROLL
By now, you should have received your invitation to the Benefit for Berkeley Carroll 2016 at Pier Sixty on March 4! Please purchase tickets, sponsorships and upload auction items by visiting the website and join us for Berkeley Carroll's social and fundraising event of the year.
 
  
LUNCH MENUS 
 
  
Jan. 18: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (School Closed) 
Jan. 21-23: Middle School Play ("The Last Night of Vaudeville")
Jan. 22: 12th Grade Peer Leadership Retreat
Jan. 25: 9th Grade Student/Parent Peer Leadership Evening
Jan. 26: Spanish Coffee for Parents (preK-Grade 1)
Jan. 29: Junior Variety Show
Jan. 29: Best Buddies
Feb. 3: 5th Grade Debut Concert
Feb. 3: Spanish Coffee for Parents (Grades 2-4)
Feb. 3: 8th Grade Living Wax Museum 
 
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