March 7, 2016

BCS Parent Association

Next General PA Meeting: Tuesday, April 12

Social Media and Coming of Age in America Today

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

We invite 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.

A recent Time article by Nancy adapted from her most recent book 

-  Brought to you by The Diversity and Inclusion Matters Committee 

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

BCSPA - Everyone's Invited!
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 with the subject line: Sleepover at the Museuminclude full names of all attendees as well as the age of any children.

You are invited to the 2nd Annual
BC Barn Dance

Friday April 8th, 2016, 7:00pm
181 Lincoln Place 

Dust off your do-si-do, your soft soled shoes, and that hitch in your get- a-long and join us for an evening of dancing, hoots, hollers, and supper. 

Just for us-21 and up. 

Free Admission for all BC Parents, Faculty and Staff however your response helps us plan for plenty of grub and suds! 

Please RSVP by April 5th

R.S.V.P → 
Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
Speaker: Dr. Marc Brackett

Tuesday April 19, 6:30pm
Dr. Brackett is Senior Research Scientist in Psychology, director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and a Faculty Fellow in the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy at Yale University.

Link to Dr. Brackett's TED Talk:

Please RSVP at with the subject line: Mark Brackett

 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:

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.

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.

If you want to help on the Public Service Externship Selection Committee in March or have ideas for future service projects, please contact Claudia Zeldin.
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