October 5, 2015 Update

Welcome to the Berkeley Carroll Parent Association Weekly Bulletin

Thank you everyone for your continued tremendous response to our various events. We still have openings for upcoming events that we hope to see you at.

Grade wide and class specific dinners are just around the corner. Check out the lower/middle/upper school sections to see how you can get involved.

Click the hyperlinks below to go directly to each bulletin item.

 BCSPA -  Everyone's Invited!

netsBrooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Sunday October 18th at 1pm

Cost:  $20 per person (child or adult)

Come cheer on Brooklyn's very own basketball team as they take on the 76ers.

Please RSVP at Everyonesinvitedbcpa@gmail.com with the subject line: Brooklyn Nets

halloweenAnnual Berkeley Carroll Halloween Party!
Saturday October 24th 12-3pm
Gym at the Upper School 
181 Lincoln Place

Don't be Grimm! The Halloween Party is coming! This year our children will venture through the often spooky world of the Brothers Grimm.  They can brave the Haunted Woods, grab at bite at our Oktoberfest Garden, have their fortunes told at the Enchanted Mirror, get creative at the Arts & Crafts tables, and much more!!

Calling all volunteers!  The Halloween Party is a great chance to meet other parents while creating a fantastic event for our children. 

To volunteer, simply click on the link below and let us know your preferences:

Click here to Volunteer!

Join us in the the Investigations Room of 712 Carroll Street at 8:45am on Wednesday, September 30th for a fun planning meeting.

islandersBrooklyn Islanders vs. Bruins
Sunday November 8th at 5:00pm

Cost:  $35 per person (child or adult)

The Islanders have found their permanent home in Brooklyn. Come help us show them some Brooklyn love when they take on the Boston Bruins. 

Please RSVP at Everyonesinvitedbcpa@gmail.com
with the subject line: Brooklyn Islanders

disneyDisney on Ice 100 Years of Magic
Saturday November 14th at 11:30am

Cost:  $25 per person (child or adult)

Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience at Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic. Be charmed by a cast of over 50, with Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse, sweetheart Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana. Relive the magic of Disney's Frozen with Anna, Elsa and the hilarious Olaf as they discover that true love is the greatest magic of all. Sing-along to over 30 unforgettable songs including "Let It Go," "You've Got a Friend in Me," and "Hakuna Matata." Exciting moments from Disney*Pixar's Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Disney's The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and more will leave the whole family with memories to last a lifetime!

Please RSVP
at Everyonesinvitedbcpa@gmail.com with the subject line: Disney on Ice

skateFamily Skate Night!

Save the Date
 Thursday Nov. 19th
6:30 - 8:30pm

 It's a magical night of ice skating under the stars when Berkeley Carroll Families take over the Lakeside Rink at Prospect Park.  Watch this space for more details.

diversityDiversity Committee Meeting
October 6,   7pm - 8:30pm
181 Lincoln Place, Cafeteria 
Please join the Berkeley Carroll Diversity Committee on  Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. till 8:30 p.m.  We will discuss various subjects and explore ideas, to set the committee agenda for the upcoming school year.
Please come out.  We would love to hear from you as we move forward with this wonderful committee and this tremendous community of parents and students, of which we serve.

Jason Hayes,  Diversity Committee, Chair 
Brandie Melendez, Director of Community and Inclusion  
sideSide by Side Activities

Side-By-Side (SbS) is a PA committee which coordinates parent-initiated activities that engage adults and kids outside of our school community to effect positive social change.
Public Library  Book Drive 
Book Collection Oct. 5th - 16th
Side by Side will be conducting a school-wide book drive to benefit the Brooklyn Public Library.  Families are being asked to donate new/lightly used books for all ages.

Collection boxes will be at Berkeley Carroll Building Entrances on Carroll St., Lincoln Pl. and at the Athletic Center until Friday, October 16th.

Book Fair Volunteers Needed at the Library
Saturday, October 17th

The Brooklyn Public Library is looking for 5-7 adult and teen volunteers to help sort books, participate in children's arts and crafts activities, and assist patrons.

The highest need is for sorting of the books between 9:00 AM-12:00 PM or 12:00 PM-3:00 PM. 

Hours can be flexible. Community service credits for US students.
Contact Susan Marcinek for more details.

stride2Making Strides against breast cancer walk
Sunday October 18th  10:00am

Join BC families in Prospect Park to build awareness and support for breast cancer research and services.

Community service credits for US students.

Visit our TEAM PAGE to join the team or donate.

Please note that registration and/or a donation to the American Breast Cancer Society is not required to participate in this cancer walk.  

Contact Walk Leaders Kim Bourne  or Michele Welcome Baptiste for more information.

LowerLower School


PreK-3 to Kindergarten Class dinners are October 14th
1st Grade Class Dinners are on October 8th 

Inna Berman - Lower School PreK- 1 Vice President

Sarie Calkins - Lower School 2-4 Vice President


MiddleMiddle School



Kate Piccard - Middle School Vice President

Michele Welcome - Middle School - Assistant to the VP 

Perry Baptiste - Middle School - Assistant to the VP 


9th and 10th grade dinners are October 29th
11th and 12th grade dinners are October 15th

Look for an email with details from your Grade Rep.

Dave Pearson, Upper School Vice President
The Berkeley Carroll School Parent Association

181 Lincoln Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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