February 9th Update

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Everyone's invited!



Where: Holiday Mountain.  PA President Charlie Pigott will be wearing a BC baseball cap.

When: Saturday 8:30am March 7th will be back at BC at approx. 8pm

Who: All BC community members are welcome.  (Parents/caregivers must be present to chaperone minors.)

Cost: $50 per ticket for skiers. (includes lift tickets, ski rentals, tubing, pizza party and transportation). Non skiers $20.

RSVP: Email everyonesinvitedBCPA@gmail.com ASAP with the number of tickets required, as all of our events have exceeded our expectations. We can't wait to see you there! Please put SKI TRIP in subject line.


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Next PA Meeting April 15th


The February 12th General PA Meeting will be cancelled. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting on April 15th. 

scienceFamily Science
SAVE the Date! First Annual BCS STEAM Fair 
Saturday, February 21
10:00 - 2:00 p.m. at 181 Lincoln Pl
The  BCS STEAM Fair provides opportunities for Berkeley Carroll's students and families to engage in hands-on activities so that they may explore, experiment, discover, design and create. In an atmosphere of fun, students experience science, technology, engineering and math. Activities are suitable for anyone from ages 3 and up. 


See the website for a list of activities and to sign up if you would like to help or offer an activity.


For any questions, please contact 
Camille Harrison - charrison@berkeleycarroll.org
Kathleen Ellis - kellis@berkeleycarroll.org
sideSide by Side

NEW Public Service Externship Program + Parent Volunteers Needed!


Side by Side is offering a Public Service Externship Program to provide Berkeley Carroll 9th-12th graders with an opportunity to learn more about public service.  Externship positions will provide practical work experience, simply by pairing a BC student with a BC parent willing to mentor and allow the student to shadow them in their professional work environment.  Side by Side's Public Service Externships will be offered as a one week volunteer experience (unpaid) from June 15-19, 2015. where a student "shadows" a Berkeley Carroll parent who works or volunteers with a government agency or non-profit organization. 


We are looking for parents that work with a government agency or a nonprofit organization that could volunteer to serve as Parent Field Supervisors (one-week: 6/15/15-6/19/15).  Parents that are on the Board of Directors of a nonprofit can also serve as a Parent Externship Coordinator and assign a Staff Field Supervisor. 


There will be an Externship Info Session held for Upper School Students interested in public service at 181 Lincoln Place the week of 2/22/15 (date, time and room TBD).


Click here to download the Field Supervisor Form

Parent Field Supervisors Commitment/Forms Due 2/14/15.


Click here to download a Student Externship Application

Student Externship Applications are due Friday 3/11/15 - no exceptions.  


If you have any questions, please just ask us:

Upper School Contact:    Claudia Zeldin, Chair of Side by Side at claudiazeldin@yahoo.com

Middle School Contact:   Sahr Ali, Program Co-Chair for Middle School at supersahr@yahoo.com

Lower School Contact:    Amy Thogmartin, Program Co-chair for Lower School at amy.thogmartin@gmail.com

Thank you in advance for your consideration!


Best wishes for 2014,

Claudia, Sahr and Amy





Brooklyn Friends Community Dinner
Sunday 2/22 from 1-5:00 pm
Brooklyn Friends Meeting House, 110 Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn Heights 
Volunteers needed to help prep and serve meals (best for 2nd Grade and up). Families are encouraged to bring homemade desserts and canned goods. Contact Service Event Coordinator, Jill Cornell to sign-up in advance and/or if you can bring desserts.
Brooklyn Friends Meeting House, 110 Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn Heights; 212-777-8866; http://www.brooklynfriends.org/quaker
Upper School students can receive community service credit for their time volunteering with Side by Side. 
benefitBenefit for BC

The Benefit for Berkeley Carroll

Friday, March 6th


The Benefit for Berkeley Carroll is fast approaching!

Please join us on March 6th at Capitale
Click HERE to buy tickets

Donation submissions are due February 9th
Please contact Kay Conn at kconn@berkeleycarroll.org

We look forward to celebrating with you!


Divisional PA Meeting

Thu, Apr 9th, 8:00 am

181 Lincoln Place, Cafeteria


We are canceling the meeting scheduled for Feb 19 at 8 am. The next meeting will be Thursday, April 9th. 



Dave Pearson, Upper School Vice President


MiddleMiddle School


What's a Parent To Do?

This is a series of Q & A breakfast meetings for MS parents with MS psychologist, Elizabeth Hayward, and your Grade Dean (see below) about questions/situations that are of concern to you at this point in your child's Middle School years. 
These meetings have been very helpful to parents in the past, so we hope you can join us! 

A light breakfast and beverages will be served.

Time: 8:30-9:30am
Place: 181 Lincoln Place Dining Hall 

Fri,    2/13--    8th grade mtg with Yabome Kabia
Wed, 2/18--    6th grade mtg with Kimberly Carmody 
Fri,    2/20--    5th grade mtg with  Elizabeth Luscombe
Wed, 2/25--    7th grade, Ryan Henneberry


Kate Piccard - Middle School Vice President

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Lower School Parent Forum with Dr Tara Liberman

Wed, Feb 11th, 8:45 am

Join Dr. Tara Liberman this Wednesday, Feb. 11, from 8:45 to 9:30 in the Investigations Room for a parent forum.  The topic will be Discipline That Teaches Children Our Values, Develops Good Problem Solving, and Fosters Self-Esteem.



Lower School Divisional PA Meeting

Thu, Feb 12th, 8:45 am  


The PA will have a Lower School gathering this Thursday, Feb. 12 from 8:45 to 9:30.  We will be discussing The Role of Technology in Family Life, and will be joined by Information and Integration Coordinator Briar Sauro, Librarian Kendra Barbary, and Learning Technologies Specialist Camille Harrison.  Rather than a presentation, this meeting will be part open discussion, part Q and A.  

Inna Berman - Lower School PreK- 1 Vice President

Sarie Calkins - Lower School 2-4 Vice President 

The Berkeley Carroll School Parent Association

181 Lincoln Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217

P: 718-789-6060 | F: 718-398-3640