February 22, 2016

BCS Parent Association
Next General PA Meeting: Tuesday, April 12
BCSPA - Everyone's Invited!
 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 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

 Berkeley Carroll in the Woods
Overnight Camping Adventure
Mothers Day Weekend, May 7-8

    Cost: $95 per person
Middle School families (and siblings)

This will be a very special event organized and hosted by the Hudson Valley based, wilderness education school, 
Wild Earth

Space is limited so register early if you are planning to attend.  More details can be found by following the link to register. 


This event is co-sponsored by the BCGC and the Parent Association 

Email BCGC if you have further questions: bcgreenparents@gmail.com

Social Media and Coming of Age in America Today

Thursday March 10, 7-8:30pm
Cafeteria, 181 Lincoln Place

The Diversity and Inclusion Matters Committee invites you to take part in an important dialogue about the impact of social media on coming of age in America today.  

Join award-winning Vanity Fair writer Nancy Jo Sales, author of American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers, to discuss how we can help our daughters and sons negotiate unprecedented new challenges.

Call for Nominations 
Berkeley Carroll Parent Associations Executive Committee 2016-2017 
Nominations Due Feb. 28th
The nominating committee is now requesting nominations for Parent Association Executive Committee officers who will serve for the 2016 - 2017 school year.   
The Executive Committee oversees all Parent Association sponsored activities. Helping to fulfill the PA's mission of building positive connections within our community is an extremely worthwhile and valued service to the school. We invite all parents to consider taking part.
The elected positions are:
  • President*
  • Executive Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Special Events Chair
  • Communications Coordinator
  • Lower School Vice President PK thru 1st grade*
  • Lower School Vice President 2nd thru 4th grade*
  • Middle School Vice President*
  • Upper School Vice President*
*indicates current parent is terming out of that position

All terms of office are for one year with a maximum of three consecutive years in any one office.
Please contact Nicola Fabens, with any questions, requests for job descriptions, or nominations.
Nominating Committee:

David Gluck, Christine Hess, Kate Hosford, Alexa Robinson, Charlie Pigott

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.

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

Brooklyn Friends Community Dinner
Sunday 2/28 from 1-5pm 
Brooklyn Friends Meeting House 
Volunteers needed to help prep and serve meals (best for 2nd Grade and up).  Families are encouraged to bring homemade desserts and canned goods. Upper School students can receive community service credit for their time volunteering with Side by Side.

Contact Service Event Coordinator, Susie Ellis to sign-up in advance and/or if you can bring desserts.

Public Service Externship Program     
Deadline now: 2/28     


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.

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)

Wed, Mar 9, 2016
Positive Discipline:
teaching values, facilitating self-esteem, encouraging self-monitoring, and promoting problem-solving.

Tara Liberman will lead the discussion. Coffee will be served

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