September 15th Update

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HalloweenBerkeley Carroll Parent Association

Halloween Party

Volunteers Needed!


Saturday, October 25th 



Please contact Kate Bilman to sign up to volunteer.


greenBerkeley Carroll Green Coalition

The People's Climate March 


Sunday, Sept 21st, 10:30 am 

Bergen Street 2/3 subway station on Flatbush Ave 


Hello Berkeley Carroll Families,

The People's Climate March on Sunday, September 21st, is shaping up to be a historic and family-friendly event. (

Come travel with the BC Green Coalition (BCGC) from Brooklyn to the Upper West Side! And/Or join us for the sign-making party! See below for details.

Rally Point
10:30 am on Sun, 9/21 at Bergen Street 2/3 subway station on Flatbush Ave.


(Meet in front the B Of A). We will travel by subway the to 2/3 stop at 72nd St and walk east to Central Park West to join up with the rally. 


Please RSVP to so we will have an idea of who will be coming.

Sign Making Party
3:30-5:30 pm on Fri, 9/ 19 at 181 Lincoln Place, Room 144
Come join us for a sign making party after school! All ages welcome, but little ones will need an adult. Supplies and snacks will be provided by the BCGC. 

Please RSVP so we can be sure to have enough supplies.

If you would like to join in with a custom rally "We Say We Want a Revolution" black T-shirt in organic black cotton please e-mail rally point contact Marjorie Sweeney-Meils with your T-shirt size. 




Berkeley Carroll Families at Work in the Community 


Throughout the school year, Side by Side engages with families with a shared interest in effecting positive change. Community service activities are hands-on and designed to encourage youth volunteerism. Events are parent-initiated and new ways to help are always welcome.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Side by Side is actively looking for parent volunteers to lend a hand on Sunday, October 19th at the American Cancer Society's Breast Cancer Walk in Prospect Park. If you are interested in this event or organizing others, please contact Claudia Zeldin.


UpperUpper School

Divisional PA Meeting

Tue, Sept 23rd, 8:00 am

181 Lincoln Place 


Our first upper school division meeting will be Tuesday September 23. In the 181 dining room 8AM - 9AM . We will dedicate most of the hour hearing from Bob Vitalo, "What's new this year" and Jane Moore, our new Director of the Upper School. 

Greetings everyone, and a special welcome to all the new parents to Berkeley Carroll this year.

I'm Dave Pearson and I'll be serving as the Upper School Vice President with the Berkeley Carroll Parent Association. Each grade, 9- 12, will also have grade representatives who will be doing most of the communicating with you about PA Events for the school year.

I hope by now your student is settling in nicely at school. The PA has some wonderful plans for community buildingthis year. I hope you will keep an eye and ear out for those events and join us. Part of our mission is to inform and bring the BC community together. To do this our main way of reaching you is by email from the grade Reps and our weekly PA Bulletin that is emailed to you. We are paperless in this regard and want to stay in touch while not being too intrusive.

Making our Emails Matter
One of the more frequent criticisms we get is that we send too many emails or they get lost in the sea of daily correspondence and one of our laments is we get the sense the community misses some fine opportunities with us. So to ease this a bit we'll try to make our emails easy to read and find later. By the way-this will be one of my longer emails because we have a lot to say to get us started.

In the future we'll try to keep it short and start each subject line with BCPA: Upper School(or the specified grade that applies) and a short title So then among the many emails you receive in a day you can identify ours quicker, read it or come back later by searching for BCPA: etc. A subject line example might be : BCPA: 9th Grade: Halloween Party Volunteers Needed.
The PA Bulletin will have it's own repeatable/searchable subject line.

Important Upper School Happenings
Thursday, October 2, is the day of the parent class dinners for all grades 9, 10, 11 and 12, they usually start at 7pm.
This is great way to kick off the year; meet old friends and make some new friends! It's really a very jolly time.
If you would like to host one of these dinners for your grade please let me know asap. Hosting is really very easy; you open you doors and almost everything is done for you. The PA contributes a sizable amount toward food and drink, volunteers help set up and clean up, others donate any items not covered and you get some tasty leftovers if not a bottle of wine or two.

Grade Reps needed 
We currently are seeking a few more grade reps. We have at least one in each grade now and for the most part they are parents who have served before but we'd like to double up the role to make it easier. So if you are thinking this would be a good way to get involved but don't have a lot of time or experience, working with these parents will be a wonderful way to join in. You can ease the burden of certain tasks and they can guide and help you. If you are interested email me and I'll send you an outline of the responsibilities. 

Again Welcome. I look forward to seeing you all.


Dave Pearson, Upper School Vice President

MiddleMiddle School


Middle School Divisional PA Meeting

Wed, Oct 15th

181 Lincoln Place 8:30 am 


Kate Piccard - Middle School Vice President

LowerLower School


Lower School Divisional PA Meeting

Wed, Oct 1st, 8:45 am 


Inna Berman - Lower School PreK- 1 Vice President

Sarie Calkins - Lower School 2-4 Vice President 

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