BCS Parent Association

January 25, 2016

Diversity and Inclusion Matters Committee

Committee Meeting
January 28th, 7 - 8:30pm
Lincoln Pl. Cafeteria

Greetings Berkeley Carroll Families and friends,

Please join us to discuss upcoming events that the committee has planned for the semester. We'd also like to take this opportunity to listen to feedback and other suggestions that may need committee focus moving forward.

As always, we welcome your presence and would love to hear your ideas and/or input. 

Jason Hayes, Chair
Diversity and Inclusion Matters Committee

General PA Meeting
Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll: Teen Issues
February 9th, 7pm  
Lincoln Pl. Cafeteria

Ever wondered what exactly kids are up to "these days" but were too afraid to ask?

Want to know what to look for, what to be aware of, and how to talk to your kids about some of these hot button issues--before it's too late? 

Join us for an eye-opening panel of speakers, featuring our own Nurse Nancy, Karen Kauffman, Upper School psychologist, and two community experts wise in the legal and judicial problems of local teens:

Terry Leto, a former NYPD Detective, and Jackie Deane, a family court judge.

Refreshments will be provided. 
Questions?  Email Linnea Mavrides

  Family Skate Night

Feb 18th
6:30 - 8:30PM 

BCSPA - Everyone's Invited!
Islanders vs Edmonton Oilers

Sunday, Feb 7 , 2:30pm
Barclays Center

Cost: $15 per person (Child or Adult)

Join us to cheer the Islanders to victory!

Please RSVP to Everyonesinvitedbcpa@gmail.com with the subject line: Islanders vs. Oilers.

Singing in the Rain

Sunday, Feb 21 , 2:0pm
BAM Cinema

Cost: $10 per person (Child or Adult)

Join us to BAM to view this feel good classic.

Please RSVP to Everyonesinvitedbcpa@gmail.com with the subject line: singing in the rain.

 Author Ron Lieber

Thursday, February 25, 6:30pm
Cost: FREE.

Do your kids have questions about money? Do you have questions about how to talk to your kids about money?

Join us for a practical discussion on all the questions that parents ponder when it comes to raising kids with good values, who can make wise decisions about money. Ron will touch on the basics: the best ways to handle the tooth fairy, allowance, chores, charity, saving, birthdays, holidays, cell phones, checking accounts, clothing, cars, part-time jobs and college. He'll discuss the virtues and character traits like modesty, patience, generosity and perspective, that all parents hope that their kids will carry with them out into the world.

Drinks, Snacks and Book Sales will precede the event beginning at 6pm. This event has been jointly sponsored by the Parent Associations of Berkeley Carroll, Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, Mary McDowell Friends School, The Packer Collegiate Institute, and Poly Prep Lower School. This event is FREE.

RSVP (required) to Everyonesinvitedbcpa@gmail.com with the subject line: opposite of spoiled.


Saturday, Feb 27
9:00am Departure from 181 Lincoln

Cost: $130 per person (Child or Adult) all inclusive.
Transportation, Lift tickets, equipment rental, lunch, and snow tubing for the kids - all included in the price.

Join some fellow BC friends and family for a great time on the slopes! We are leaving 181 Lincoln at 9:00am and should be back at the school a little before 8pmrriving back at school before 8pm.

Please RSVP to Everyonesinvitedbcpa@gmail.com with the subject line: skiing.

Sleepover at the Museum of Natural History

March 12
Museum of Natural History

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 Museuminclude full names of all attendees as well as the age of any children.

Side by Side Activities

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.

Run the Brooklyn Half with Team BCS 
May 21st   
The BC Parent Association is getting together a group of runners to traverse the 13.1 miles of the Air BNB Half Marathon, slated for May 21st.

Want to join our team for some fun, group runs, and school spirit? 

Parents, faculty, staff, alums, and older students are all encouraged to join. (There's also a kids' 1-mile Boardwalk Run for younger runners.)

Registration for the race is fast approaching and the race sells out quickly --let us know if you want in and we'll send you reminder emails and training info! 

Email Linnea Mavrides
to get on the Team BCS list.

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
LS Parent Coffee: Spanish Program
Tuesday, January 26 : Grades K-1
712 Carroll Street, Investigations Room

LS Parent Coffee: Spanish Program
Wednesday, February 3 : Grades 2-4
712 Carroll Street, Investigations Room

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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