December 7, 2015 Update

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.
 BCSPA -  Everyone's Invited!

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

Harlem Globe Trotters 
Saturday January 2 at 2pm  

Cost:  $25 per person (child or adult)

The Harlem Globetrotters are celebrating their 90th anniversary world tour, and will be bringing their star-studded roster to Barclays Center on January 2 for two epic games.  The world famous team will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages.

Please RSVP at with the subject line: Globetrotters
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.

Gifts for CHIPS
Entrances 701 & 712 Carroll, 181 Lincoln
Dec. 14 - 17 

Donate NEW men's and women's socks and gloves.  Donated socks and gloves will be gift wrapped by our students and then given to local homeless people at CHIPS soup kitchen.

Collection: Monday 12/14 through Thursday 12/17 - 4 days only! Collection boxes will be at Berkeley Carroll building entrances on Carroll Street and Lincoln Place.

Wrapping Party on Thursday 12/17 from 3:30-5:00pm! PreK-12th grade students and parents wrap the hundreds of donated socks and gloves and enjoy refreshments provided by the PA. The wrapping party will be in the 712 Carroll Street Investigations Room. Upper School students get community service hours. If you are interested in helping with collection boxes or wrapping, email:
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

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