October 19, 2015 Update

Welcome to the Berkeley Carroll Parent Association Weekly Bulletin

We really look forward to seeing everyone at the annual Halloween party. Look below for all the details - there is still time to get involved and volunteer!
Click the hyperlinks below to go directly to each bulletin item.

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

This year's party will feature a performance of "Hansel and Gretel" at 1:00 from the Tanglewood Marionette Company; lunch in the Oktoberfest Garden; a Spooky Haunted Forest, Arts and Crafts, Photo Booth and much more!
  • Please help us pull off this party! Our greatest need is for Parent Volunteers to work shifts during the event; this is a fun way to interact with fellow parents and our awesome students. Each shift lasts only 90 minutes, allowing time to explore the rest of the party.

  • Bring an individual serving, NUT FREE baked good for the Bake Sale Table, Click here to sign up
  • Donate a new or gently used costume! The PA will collect costumes at the party and share them with Barrier Free Living at their upcoming Halloween Party. BFL is an organization based in the Bronx that aids families challenged by disabilities and domestic violence.
Any questions? Please e-mail Kate Bilman: kbilman@gmail.com

gpaGeneral Parent Association Meeting
October 26th, 7pm

Please join us on Monday October 26th at 7pm for the next General Parent Association Meeting.

The night's topic: How is NYC reflected at Berkeley Carroll?
 BCSPA -  Everyone's Invited!

 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

Disney 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.
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.

Coat Drive  
Monday Nov. 2nd - Friday Nov. 6th 
One week only, the PA's 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.
For more information or to help with sorting and/or delivery, contact Kate Piccard or Susie Ellis, LS Coordinator. 

authorA Conversation with Julie Lythcott-Haims 
October 22, 7pm
181 Lincoln Place

Please join us on Thurs., Oct. 22nd at 7pm for an evening with former Stanford University Dean of Freshmen, Julie Lythcott-Haims, and a conversation about her New York Times bestseller, How To Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success

Early responses suggest this may be a full event, so  please RSVP if you intend to join us for the conversation with Julie Lythcott-Haims on October 22. Copies of her book, How to Raise an Adult, will be available.
LowerLower School

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

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