October 26, 2015 Update

Welcome to the Berkeley Carroll Parent Association Weekly Bulletin

The Halloween Party was a huge success. Special thanks to all the volunteers!

We've got a bunch of great upcoming activities take a look below.

Don't forget - There is a General Parent Association Meeting today at 7pm. 
 General Parent Association Meeting
October 26th, 7pm
181 Lincoln Place, Cafeteria

Berkeley Carroll takes full advantage of our urban setting to enrich the learning experiences of our students. Parents will have the opportunity to hear from students and teachers about their experiences as they venture out and about in greater New York.  Among the presenters:

Erika Drezner, Upper School English Dept. Chair and American Studies Coordinator.  
  • American Studies student walking  tours
  • Spring Intensive on Hunger and Homelessness
  • New York 1775 Simulation Game
Hillary Rubenstein, Middle School Science.
  • Project Brooklyn and "Make A Difference."
Becky Blumenthal, Lower School Science.
  • 4th Grade River Project and Oyster Bed
Please come out and join us.  Wine and cheese will be served. We've also got babysitting available - contact Sari: sariebc@yahoo.com if interested.  

 BCSPA -  Everyone's Invited!

  Brooklyn 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

The Wizard of OZ
Sunday November 22 at 2pm

Cost:  $10 per person (child or adult)

Entrenched in America's cultural psyche for more than three-quarters of a century, MGM's classic fairytale of jewel-toned fantasy lands and homes rediscovered resulted from a nearly disastrous production and barely broke even upon its initial release, but soon became one of the most-watched films in movie history. And with its breathtaking feats of Technicolor and a star-making performance by Judy Garland (not to mention the adorable antics of Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, and Bert Lahr), it's easy to see why.

Please RSVP at Everyonesinvitedbcpa@gmail.com with the subject line: Wizard of OZ

Family 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.

The Berkeley Carroll Film Series Presents:
Thursday November 12th, 7pm
181 Lincoln Place, Performance Space

Q&A after the movie with Producer Stacey Reiss

THE DIPLOMAT tells the remarkable story of the life and legacy of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, whose singular career spans fifty years of American foreign policy from Vietnam to Afghanistan. Told through the perspective of his eldest son David, the documentary takes you behind the scenes of high stakes diplomacy where peace is waged and wars are ended.

The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and airs on
HBO in November, the 20th anniversary of Holbrooke's crowning achievement: the Dayton Peace Accords which ended the war in Bosnia.

For further information about the BC Film Series, please contact: Becky MacDonald - beckymacdonald432@me.com

 Side 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.

BC families collected over 750 books for the Library! Thank you to the many families that participated in last week's Brooklyn Public Library book drive and the Making Strides Cancer Walk. A special shout out to Susan Marcinek, Michele Welcome Baptiste, Kim Bourne and the other parent and student volunteers that lent a hand.  

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. 
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