February 15, 2016

BCS Parent Association
Next General PA Meeting: Tuesday, April 12
 Thursday Feb. 18th 
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, dinner, or snacks! (Value: $5)


**For everyone's safety, please take a moment to register! Lakeside must know the approximate size of our group in order to be adequately staffed and prepared.**

Any questions should be directed to Kate Bilman: Kbilman@gmail.com

BCSPA - Everyone's Invited!
Singing in the Rain

Sunday, Feb 21 , 2:00pm
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.

Nets vs Charlotte Hornets

Sunday, Feb 21, 6pm
Barclays Center

Cost: $35 per person (Child or Adult)

Please RSVP to Everyonesinvitedbcpa@gmail.com with the subject line: Nets vs. Hornets.

Diversity and Inclusion Committee Meeting
 Wednesday Feb. 24, 7 - 8:30pm
181 Lincoln Place, Room 144 

Please join us as we discuss, plan, and explore the many tremendous opportunities that await this incredible school community, in which we share.  Everyone is always welcome and all ideas are valuable.
If you have any questions please send them to: Jason Hayes, Chair

 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.

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.

Diversity and Inclusion Book Club

 Tuesday March 8, 6:30pm - 9pm
The Home of Felicia and Eric Eve 

We would like to extend an invitation to a new endeavor, the Diversity and Inclusion BOOK CLUB (D&I).

We plan to offer 2 to 3 D&I BOOK CLUB gatherings per year to discuss important and thought-provoking books about matters of diversity and inclusion, spanning topics of race, gender, sexual orientation, family structure, and possibly more. Parents and other caregivers from all divisions are invited.

Our first book will be Between the World and Me  by Ta Nehisi Coates.
Snacks and Refreshments will be provided. 

Please RSVP by clicking here.
If you have any questions please send them to DivInc.BCS@gmail.com.

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. 

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

2nd Annual
BC Barn Dance
Friday evening, April 8
181 Lincoln Place

   ALL school parents, faculty and staff

    Please save the date and join us

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.

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   
Did you make it through the NYRR gauntlet to get registered for the Air BNB Half Marathon? The BC Parent Association is getting together a group of runners to traverse the 13.1 miles of the May 21st race.

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.)

Email Linnea Mavrides to get on the Team BCS list.

Lower School
PA Meeting Schedule
(8:45am 712 Carroll St, Investigations Rm)

Tue, Feb. 23, 2016
Tue, Apr. 19, 2016
Tue, May 24, 2016

Inna Berman - PreK-1  VP
Sarie Calkins - 2-4  VP 
Middle School

Kate Piccard - VP
Upper School

The Berkeley Carroll School Parent Association

181 Lincoln Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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