BCS Parent Association

January 5, 2016

 BCSPA -  Everyone's Invited!

Islanders vs. Vancouver Canucks 
January 17 at 4pm  

Cost:  $10 per person (child or adult)

Come cheer on Brooklyn's very own hockey team as they take on the Vancouver Canucks. Bring that wonderful BC community spirit that always gets us the win!

Please RSVP at Everyonesinvitedbcpa@gmail.com with the subject line: Islanders vs Canucks

Nets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder 
January 24 at 3:30pm  

Cost:  $35 per person (child or adult)

The Nets take on the Oklahoma City Thunder in a sure fire win for Brooklyn, provided we bring our BC Community cheer! Join us in clapping, stomping, and cheering our team to another win.

Please RSVP at Everyonesinvitedbcpa@gmail.com with the subject line: Nets vs Thunder

at the Museum of Natural History
March 12  

Cost:  $125 per person (child or adult)

As the doors close and the lights dim, you and your group will head out with flashlights in search of a variety of adventures.

Meet your relatives in the Anne and Bernard Spitzer Hall of Human Origins. Climb the stairs and enter the Age of Dinosaurs, standing beneath a fearsome T. Rex. Explore our live-animal exhibitions with knowledgeable Museum explainers or encounter live animals-bats, wolves, birds of prey-and learn all about their habitats. Then discover the Secret Oceannow showing in 3-D the LeFrak Theater before the night comes to a magical close.

Settle down beneath the 94-foot-long blue whale, next to African elephants, or at the base of a striking volcanic formation and fall asleep in the darkened halls of one of the world's most beloved museums.

Please RSVP early as we will be accepting checks immediately as space is limited and we exceeded 125 attendees last year. Children must be 6 years of age or older.

Please RSVP at EveryonesInvitedBCPA@gmail.com with the subject line: Sleepover at the Museum 

Side by Side Activities

A heartfelt "thank you" to all the BC students, parents and staff that have offered their time, talent and treasure in 2015. 

The Parent Association would like to acknowledge the hundreds of PreK-12th grade student volunteers that contributed books and coats, walked for breast cancer awareness, baked pies for the homeless, played jazz for marathoners, donated toys and food, wrapped gloves and socks, and more.  We appreciate the BC staff and parent volunteers that helped sort, collect, box, drive, deliver, serve meals, post flyers, send emails, etc. 

A special shout out to the PA's Communications Coordinator, Jon Glazer, and to our fall service event chairs:  
Michele Baptiste, Kim Bourne, Susie Ellis, Michelle Exline Minovi, Susan Marcinek, Kate Piccard, and Claudia Zeldin. Thank you for building a strong community and helping others!

Public Service Externship Program

Side by Side has developed a Public Service Externship Program which will provide Berkeley Carroll 9th-12th graders with an opportunity to learn more about careers in the public sector. One week Externships are being offered from 6/20/16-6/24/16.
If you are a BC parent that works in government, nonprofit, education, medicine, and/or public service, please consider allowing a BC student to shadow you 6/20/16-6/24/16.  Click here to review the Field Supervisor Host Form. Deadline: 2/19/16.
For Students interested in learning more, there will be an Information Session the week of 2/20/16. Click here to review the Student Extern Application. Deadline: 3/16/16.

Claudia Zeldin, Chair of Side by Side
Sahr Ali, Program Co-Chair for Middle School 
Amy Thogmartin, Program Co-chair for Lower School

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.
Safe Sitter is back at Berkeley Carroll
2 Day Course
January 23 & 24, 9am-4pm
Lincoln Place

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 FULL -  sign-up for the wait list

Wait List → 

Have questions? Please email Linnea Mavrides
Second Annual BCS STEAM Fair
Saturday, February 20  
10:00am - 2:00pm at 181 Lincoln Pl

Parent Volunteers Needed

Thank you to everyone who helped us last year. We would like to build on last year's success and enlist your help once again. Please let us know how you can help. 
Volunteer →
The  BCS STEAM Fair provides opportunities for Berkeley Carroll's students and families to engage in hands-on activities so that they may explore, experiment, discover, design and create. In an atmosphere of fun, students experience science, technology, engineering and math. Activities are suitable for anyone from ages 3 and up. 
More details in early January. 

If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Ellis  or Nancy Holodak  
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

Upper School

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

181 Lincoln Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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