October 20th Update

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HalloweenBerkeley Carroll Parent Association

Halloween Party

Saturday, October 25th 

12-3 pm at 181 Lincoln Place


Join us for a Berkeley Carroll family tradition! Calling all Lords & Ladies, Knights & Princesses, and Dragons & Wizards!  Step back into the Middle Ages at the 2014 Berkeley Carroll Halloween Party! All Berkeley Carroll families are invited!



Volunteers can still sign up:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1eaz9LkSNgxqO_G6qaiLtk-zjSRFDg6lycuK-WeMu0Jk/edit?usp=sharing  **Remember to leave us all your contact info on the "Names and Addresses" tab of the signup sheet! **


CONTACT: If you'd like help signing up or have questions, emaiKate Bilman.

frozenBerkeley Carroll Parent Association

Disney on Ice's Frozen

November 14th 

Barclay's Center 


Everyone's Invited!  
The PA is rounding up a group to head to the Barclay's Center for Disney On Ice Presents Frozen, and everyone's invited!   


When: Show starts Friday, November 14th at 3:30pm
Where: Barclay's Center--meet us outside Starbucks at the main entrance of Barclay's center.  PA President Charlie Pigott will be wearing a red jacket!
Who: All BC community members are welcome. (Parents/caregivers must be present to chaperone minors.) 

Cost: $10 per person 


To reserve tickets, please email everyonesinvitedbcpa@gmail.com--no pre-payment necessary, but we must get a head count!


Berkeley Carroll Families at Work in the Community

Coat Drive - Monday, November 3rd through Friday, November 7th

One week only, the Side by Side Committee is collecting gently used coats (any size or style) for needy, immigrant families.  Donations will be given to the Evenstart Family Support Center located at PS 503 in Brooklyn. Coats can be left in the marked collection bins at the entrances of 701 Carroll St, 712 Carroll Street, and 181 Lincoln Place.  Contact Kate Piccard for more information or to help with sorting and/or delivery. 


Thank You 
To the many families that donated books to benefit the Brooklyn Public Library. Our school community donated over 1,750 books! Plus, many parents and students volunteered sorting and selling books. A special thanks to Susan Marinek for chairing this successful book drive!


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Side by Side is actively looking for parent volunteers to help with various service events throughout the year. If you are interested, please contact Claudia Zeldin.

NYCPIASide By Side

How to Raise a Drug Free Kid: The Straight Dope for Parents

Nov. 12th 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm


Harmonie Club

4 East 60th Street

New York, NY

A conversation with Joseph A. Califano Jr. and Yale University Psychiatry panel in co-operation with CASA/Columbia



Visit the NYCPIA new website: parentsinaction.org


General PA Meeting

Wed, Oct. 29th, 7:00 pm

181 Lincoln Place, Cafeteria


Bob Vitalo will be introducing Brandie Melendez, our new Director of Community and Inclusion, to the parent community. Engage Brandie in a discussion as she covers the overarching and division-wide philosophy behind the introduction of this curriculum, and how it relates to diversity and our mission of creating global, ethical thinkers. Wine and cheese will be served.



Babysitting available.
Please  RSVP to reserve a spot.

Divisional PA Meeting

Wed, Oct. 22nd, 8:00 am

181 Lincoln Place, Cafeteria


Please join us for greater insight and informal conversation with:

Helen Chow and the Members of the Upper School Student Council
The inside scoop on democracy within the grades.

Jane Moore - Semester Away Programs
Details about these exceptional opportunities to grow, learn and mature junior year.

Nancy Rosenthal AKA Nurse Nancy - Safe practices in an age of Flu, EV-D68 and Ebola.
How to keep your kids healthy in and out of school.


Dave Pearson, Upper School Vice President


MiddleMiddle School


Middle School Divisional PA Meeting

Wed, Nov 12th

181 Lincoln Place 8:30 am 


Kate Piccard - Middle School Vice President

LowerLower School


Lower School Divisional PA Meeting

Mon, Nov 10th, 8:45 am 


Inna Berman - Lower School PreK- 1 Vice President

Sarie Calkins - Lower School 2-4 Vice President 

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