November 9, 2015 Update

Big Events are Coming Up!

Family Skate Night is going to be awesome - check the details below and sign-up Today!

The screening of The Diplomat is a great opportunity to ask the film's producer Stacey Reiss questions about the movie.

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 -

Berkeley Carroll 
Family Skate 
 Thursday Nov. 19th 
6:30 - 8:30pm 

Get ready for a magical evening of skating under the stars when Berkeley Carroll takes over the Rink at Lakeside Prospect Park.

Your $5 entry fee includes skate rental and a voucher to use at the Bluestone Cafe towards hot cocoa, wine, dinner, or snacks! (Value: $5)


Any questions should be directed to Kate Bilman:
 BCSPA -  Everyone's Invited!

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 with the subject line: Wizard of OZ

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Saturday December 5 at 3pm  

Cost:  $65 per person (child or adult)

Moscow Ballet's spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker is the must-see event this holiday season! Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as 40 world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. The New York Times raves "Knock Out!" Experience Tchaikovsky's master score this Christmas with the magic of larger than-life-puppets, a growing Christmas Tree and super-sized Matrushka dolls!

Please RSVP at with the subject line: Russian Nutcracker

Saturday December 19 at 2pm  

Cost:  $65 per person (child or adult)

Leapin' Lizards! The world's best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring book and score by Tony AwardŽ-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, ANNIE includes such unforgettable songs as "It's the Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You," plus the eternal anthem of optimism, "Tomorrow."

Please RSVP at with the subject line: Annie

Berkeley Carroll Green Coalition
Leaf Raking
The Berkeley Carroll Green Coalition invites lower and middle school families to join with the Prospect Park junior volunteer corps to rake autumn leaves from the paths and lawns around the Children's Corner.

Rain or Shine. RSVP required:
 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.

Evenstart Family Support Center is incredibly appreciative of all the coats that our BC families contributed.  Thanks to all, especially Kate Piccard and Susie Ellis for co-chairing this service event!

Help Brooklyn's Homeless Celebrate Thanksgiving!
Host a pie baking party 
in your home with friends and then drop-off your pies at CHIPS soup kitchen and women's shelter.
Contact service event coordinator, Lauren Daniluk

If your family plans to bake and bring pies to CHIPS.
Drop-off pies at CHIPS, 200 4th Ave. at Sackett St. in Park Slope on Wed. 11/25 from 9:00-11:00am or 1:00-3:00pm; No Thursday drop-off; 718-237-2962.
Brooklyn Friends Thanksgiving Community Dinner
Brooklyn Friends Meeting House Sunday 11/22 from 1:00-5:00pm

Volunteers needed to help prep and serve meals (best for 2nd Grade and up). Families are encouraged to bring homemade pies, canned goods and clothing.  
Contact service event coordinator, Susie Ellis 
to sign-up in advance and/or if you can drop-off food or clothing donations. 
Upper School students can receive community service credit for their time volunteering with Side by Side.
A message from the Benefit Committee: 
"Please join us for the Kick Off Cocktail Party!

Monday November 9th, 7pm
One Grand Army Plaza (Lounge)

We are excited to begin working on the Benefit for Berkeley Carroll and are looking for some FABULOUS volunteers to help insure the evening is an enormous success."

If your interested in attending or volunteering please
Lower School

Inna Berman - Lower School PreK- 1 Vice President

Sarie Calkins - Lower School 2-4 Vice President


Middle School



Kate Piccard - Middle School Vice President

Michele Welcome - Middle School - Assistant to the VP 

Perry Baptiste - Middle School - Assistant to the VP 

Upper School

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

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