November 10th Update

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kauffmanUpper School


9th/10th Grade Parents: 

How do we keep our children safe, happy and productive, and ourselves sane? What do other parents do

about curfews, parties, after school hours, homework, online social networking, etc.? 

Wednesday, 11/12/14 @ 6:30 to 8:00 PM
181 Lincoln Place, The Cafeteria

Join us for a conversation with other 9th/10th grade parents: How do we keep our children safe, happy and productive, and ourselves sane? What do other parents do

about curfews, parties, after school hours, homework, online social networking, etc.? On the panel will include: Jane Moore, J. P. Jacquet, Vanessa Prescott, Carmine Giovino, & Karen Kauffmann.


Light refreshments will be served


goldmanLower School


"Age and Stage Appropriate" Sex Education for PreK - 5th graders with Deborah Roffman
November 13, 6:30-8:30 pm
181 Lincoln Place

Please join us November 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at 181 Lincoln Place to hear Deborah Roffman discuss what parents and schools should know about "age and stage appropriate" sex education for PreK - 5th graders.  Ms. Roffman is a nationally respected consultant in the field of sex education.  Her website, has links to many of her articles. We will have copies of her book, Talk to Me First, available for sale. 
DiversityDiversity Committee


Greetings Berkeley Carroll Family,

The Diversity Committee is gearing up for the upcoming school year 2014-15 with two meetings taking place during the month of November.  We will meet on November 13th from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at 712 Carroll Street in the "Investigations Room" (2nd Floor) and on November 20th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 181 Lincoln Place in the Middle and Upper School Cafeteria.  We would absolutely love to have you, your ideas, and your many different experiences in attendance for these upcoming events.  So please come out and join us.  

Diversity is an extremely important aspect of life New York City and life at Berkeley Carroll.  It is as multifaceted as there are individuals.  We welcome those diverse thoughts and attitudes, as we hope to bridge some gaps and create some new ways of thinking for the future. So, please join us as we learn, grow, and work towards a better and all inclusive world, where everyone is accepted just as they are.

We will cover a few things during this meeting.  We will discuss some matters of "Family Fiesta", which will be here before we know it.  But, we also would like to get ideas about what we can do, as parents, for the upcoming "Programming Year".  

To reiterate, these are the dates and times that have been finalized thus far, below.

  • Thursday, November 13th 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.; "The Investigations Room"; 712 Carroll Street, 2nd Floor 
  • Thursday, November 20th 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Middle and Upper School Cafeteria; 181 Lincoln Place
Please join us and help this committee be all that it can be for everyone.


Jason Hayes

Diversity Committee, Chair



Thanksgiving Pie Parties for CHIPS 

Host a pie baking party in your home with friends and then drop-off your pies at CHIPS soup kitchen at 200 4th Avenue in Park Slope, on Wed.11/26 from 9:00-11:00am or 1:00-3:00pm. Contact  Michelle Minovi if you have any questions and/or if you will be baking and bringing pies to CHIPS.  Bakers of all ages can participate. 



Thanksgiving Community Dinner at Brooklyn Friends Monthly Meeting

Sunday 11/30 from 1:00-5:00pm 
110 Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn Heights


Contact: Volunteers should contact event coordinator, Jill Cornell to sign up in advance.


Both CHIPS and Brooklyn Friends would like pie donations for the guests - apple, sweet potato and pumpkin are favorites. Canned/dry food, new socks, and gently worn, clean, winter clothing would also be appreciated donations.  Upper School students will receive community service hours for participating in both of these Thanksgiving service events.

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.


RSVP must be made by Friday morning in order to secure enough seats, as The Nutcracker sells out quickly. To reserve tickets, please email 



Divisional PA Meeting

Thu, Dec. 4th, 8:00 am

181 Lincoln Place, Cafeteria


Learning Support at Berkeley Carroll With Special Guest Elizabeth Epstein 



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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