November 16, 2015 Update

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.

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. If your family/friends plan to bake and bring pies to CHIPS, contact service event coordinator, Lauren Daniluk

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 Date Correction: Sunday 11/29 from 1:00-5:00pm

Families are encouraged to bring homemade pies, canned goods and clothing to: 110 Schermerhorn St.

Contact service event coordinator, Susie Ellis 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.
General PA Meeting
Dec. 7th, 7pm
181 Lincoln Place Cafeteria

Mix and Mingle with the Board of Trustees

Ever wondered what is involved in becoming and serving as a board member?

Wish you knew what plans were in the works for the newly acquired building on Carroll Street?

Want to understand the teacher hiring process better? Curious about the college prospects of BC's seniors?

Come to our next General PA Meeting, where you can find out everything you ever wanted to know about the goings-on at BC but were afraid to ask!

In addition to a mix and mingle wine and cheese portion of the evening, we will hear from Board President Lydia Denworth and the Board will take questions from the audience. A question box will also be available for dropping in questions you may feel too shy to ask yourself.

A private school education is an investment, so don't miss your chance to have your questions about that investment answered.

Babysitting will be available; please email Sarie Culkins at to reserve your spot.
Lower School

Inna Berman - Lower School PreK- 1 Vice President

Sarie Calkins - Lower School 2-4 Vice President


Middle School

Middle School PA Meeting 
181 dining hall 
Thurs. Nov. 19th 8:30am - 9:30am

Nurse Nancy Rosenthal will be speaking about Health Ed in Adolescence and how it is addressed at Berkeley Carroll.

She is full of interesting (and sometimes otherwise unknown) info about our kids and how best to communicate with them during this time of their development.



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

181 Lincoln Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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