April 6th Update

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The Berkeley Carroll Parent Association Presents our General PA Meeting...


Monday, APRIL 13th at 7pm 

181 Lincoln Place, Cafeteria


A night of stories & performances. Presented by some of our favorite teachers and students. 

  • TED talks: Shelly Adasko on faculty Peer Review and Veteran Project programs. Nathalie Youman and Denis Kohlmuller on their joint Veteran Project "Flipping World Language Instruction." Tanya Khordoc on her Veteran Project "Using Puppets, Role Playing, and Picture Books to Develop Emotional Intelligence in Kindergarteners."
  • Music with beloved teachers and students: Mr. Indovino from the upper school previewing two of his Godspell actors. Mr. Militello performing + Kindergarteners.

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Wine & Cheese will be served. Babysitting available. RSVP to: Linnea Mavrides



Please Vote for the Berkeley Carroll Parent Association Executive Committee 2015-2016

March 30, 2015


Dear Berkeley Carroll Parents:


The Berkeley Carroll Parent Association Nominating Committee is very pleased to announce the slate of parents who have volunteered to run for positions as PA Officers for the 2015/2016 academic year.

After meeting for several weeks, the Nominating Committee has identified a group of parents who represent the talents and dedication of the Berkeley Carroll community.  The Parent Association will benefit from their experience and support, and will ensure that the PA remains a vital and integral part of the Berkeley Carroll community. The following parents are running unopposed for their positions:


President, Charlie Pigott

Executive Vice President, Linnea Mavrides

Recording Secretary, Justine Fludgate

Treasurer, Daniele D'Amico

Special Events Chair, Kate Bilman

Communications Coordinator, Jon Glazer

Lower School Vice President, Grades Pre-K to 1, Inna Berman

Lower School Vice President, Grades 2 to 4, Sarie Calkins

Middle School Vice President, Kate Piccard

Upper School Vice President, Dave Pearson


Click here to download a ballot to endorse the slate

Click here to download bios.


Although the slate of officers is uncontested, please endorse the slate by returning ballots in boxes that will be set up in our Carroll Street and Lincoln Place buildings beginning Monday afternoon, March 30, 2015. Additional ballots will be available at the sites of the ballot boxes as well.  We also encourage all parents to attend the election taking place at the Annual PA meeting on April 13, 2015 at 7pm at 181 Lincoln Place.


We would like to give our sincere thanks the outgoing officers who have worked hard to serve the school community.  I would also to extend a special thanks to the members of Nominating Committee for their hard work: Jean Chant, Janine Hodgkins, Meredith Little, and the Governance Task Force Representative, Jackie Torren.




Christine Hess

Chair, Nominating Committee

The Berkeley Carroll Parent Association


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Everyone's invited!






Why aren't brains and talent enough to succeed? How can brains and talent stand in the way of success? What simple idea about the brain raises grades and productivity? Learn the answers to all of these questions and more with Carol Dweck, Ph.D 

What: Carol Dweck, Ph.D. Speaker

Where: Packer Chapel

When: April 15th, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Who: Everyone's invited. Please RSVP to everyonesinvitedbcpa@gmail.com with Dweck in the Subject line.



The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe 

When: April 25th Saturday at 11:00am

Where: St. Luke's Theater 308 W. 46th Street in Manhattan

Cost: $25/person. Checks made payable to the Berkeley Carroll School

What: The producer is a resident of Park Slope. This is an exclusive performance for members of the Berkeley Carroll community.

Who: Everyone's invited. Please RSVP to  everyonesinvitedbcpa@gmail.com with Lion in the Subject line.
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If you are interested in coordination a community service project this spring or helping on the Memorial Day Food Drive, please contact:  Claudia Zeldin at claudiazeldin@yahoo.com.
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Dear 7th - 12th Grade Parents:

It is with great pleasure that the research team of students and teachers in our acclaimed Upper School Science Research and Design program cordially invite you to the 4th Independent Research Conference, which will take place April 16th and 18th.


The number of young scientists participating in this selective three-year program has grown every year since its inception in 2011. This year, because of this increased enrollment, the conference will take place in two parts.


  • Part one will occur on Thursday, April 16th from 6:30-8:30pm. Half of our 10th grade scientists will showcase their poster presentations and our 11th grade scientists will lead breakout sessions to present their research plans for the upcoming year.
  • Part two will take place on Saturday, April 18th from 12:00-3:00pm. The second half of our 10th grade scientists will showcase their poster presentations while our 12th grade scientists give the final presentations on their independent research projects. Everyone who attends the Saturday session will receive a bound copy of the 4th Independent Research Journal containing all of the students' papers.

There will be refreshments on both days.

It would be great to see you there -- whether you are a student who is thinking about taking part in the program in future, or a parent or faculty member who is interested in the research projects the students have been working on!


Please contact me if you have any questions.


Scott Rubin

Upper School Science Chair 


Divisional PA Meeting

Thu, Apr 9th, 8:00 am

181 Lincoln Place, Cafeteria




Dave Pearson, Upper School Vice President


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Divisional PA Meeting

Wed, May 6th, 8:30 am

181 Lincoln Place, Cafeteria



Kate Piccard - Middle School Vice President

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Lower School Divisional PA Meeting

Wed, Apr 15th, 8:45 am  


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