November 23, 2015 Update

Berkeley Carroll 
Family Skate 
 Thursday Dec. 3rd 
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!
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 Award®-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 
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

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.

Annual BC Holiday Toy Drive
Entrances 701 & 712 Carroll, 181 Lincoln
Monday 11/30 - Friday,  11/4 ONLY!!  
New unwrapped toys for children ages 0-12 can be left  in the marked collection bins at the entrances of 701 Carroll Street, 712 Carroll Street, and 181 Lincoln Place. These new toys & new books will be donated to The Promise Center in Sunset Park where they will be wrapped and distributed as holiday gifts to needy Brooklyn families.

Contact Event Co-chairs, Kate Piccard or Susie Ellis, if you are interested in helping with managing the collection boxes and/or delivering the unwrapped donations (during school hours).
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 Calkins at to reserve your spot.
Safe Sitter® is back at Berkeley Carroll
2 Day Course
January 23 & 24, 9am-4pm
712 Carroll Street, Investigations Room

Cost: $50
Required Age (11-14) 
After a brief hiatus, we are excited to announce that we are once again running the Safe Sitter® course this winter.

This is a course that teaches young teens (11-14) everything they need to know to be safe when they're home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills, such as how to rescue someone who's choking, and helpful information, like what to do if there's severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use CPR manikins to practice CPR or choking rescue.

Registration is capped at 20 students - so don't delay signing up!

Register → 

Have questions? Please email Linnea Mavrides
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

181 Lincoln Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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