November 3rd Update

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Berkeley Carroll Families at Work in the Community

Coat Drive - TODAYMonday, 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. 


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.

BC Film Series

The Berkeley Carroll
Film Series presents

Save the date: Wednesday
November 19, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
181 Lincoln Place, Performance Space


Including Q&A after the film with the filmmakers and BC parents Andrew Rossi (director) and Kate Novack (producer). They will be joined in conversation with BC parent Nancy Rosenthal (Nurse Nancy) and BC Alum Chandler Rosenthal (BC 2010, Yale 2014).

As tuition rates spiral beyond reach and student loan debt passes $1 trillion (more than credit card debt), IVORY TOWER asks: Is college worth the cost? From the halls of Harvard, to public colleges in financial crisis, to Silicon Valley, filmmaker Andrew Rossi (PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES) assembles an urgent portrait 

of a great American institution at the breaking point.
Through profiles at Arizona State, Cooper Union, and San Jose State -among several others-IVORY TOWER reveals how colleges in the United States, long regarded as leaders in higher education, came to embrace a business model that often promotes expansion over quality learning. But along the way we also find unique programs, from
Stanford to the free desert school Deep Springs to the historically black all women's college Spelman, where the potential for life-changing college experiences endure. Ultimately, IVORY TOWER asks, what price will society pay if higher education cannot revolutionize college as
we know it and evolve a sustainable economic model? 


Contact: For further information about this film or the series in general, please contact Film Series Committee Co-Chairs: Stacey Reiss - 
Becky MacDonald -
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:

The Nutcracker at BAM

Sunday, December 14 at 1:00pm

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Everyone's Invited!
The PA is rounding up a group to see The Nutcracker at BAM, and everyone's invited.


Where: BAM Howard Gilman Opera House. PA President Charlie Pigott will be wearing a red jacket!


Who: All BC community members are welcome.

(Parents/caregivers must be present for chaperone minors.)


Cost: $30 per person. Please reserve early.



To reserve tickets, please email 



Divisional PA Meeting

Thu, Dec. 4th, 8:00 am

181 Lincoln Place, Cafeteria



Dave Pearson, Upper School Vice President


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Middle School Divisional PA Meeting

Wed, Nov 12th

181 Lincoln Place 8:30 am 


Kate Piccard - Middle School Vice President

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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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