April 4, 2016

BCS Parent Association
General PA Meeting
April 12th, 7pm, Cafeteria

          • Street Smarts!
          • STEAM Lab Construction
          • PA Elections

Please join us for the final school-wide PA meeting of the 2015-16 school year.  

We have a lot of important info to pass on as well as new officers to elect to the Parent Association Executive Committee.  Bob Vitalo and Brandon Clark will inform us about the plans for the upcoming construction on the STEAM lab area in the US/MS. We will also welcome a police officer from the 78th Precinct to talk to us about recent muggings and assaults in our area and how to prepare our kids to be safe on the streets of NYC. 

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 → 

BCSPA - Everyone's Invited!
 Mets Opening Day
Mets vs. Phillies
Sunday April 10th
Transportation Provided
Leaving from 181 Lincoln at 12pm Sharp

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: https://youtu.be/t8UhRBwmvd4

Please RSVP at EveryonesInvitedBCPA@gmail.com with the subject line: Mark Brackett

Green Coalition  
Where Things Go
Wednesday, April 13th 7pm
225 Eastern Parkway, #4A
home of Bc parents Alanna Stang and Andras Szanto

Guest speaker, celebrated environmental journalist Elizabeth Royte, in conversation with BC science teacher, Jess Smith, on "Where Things Go" - tales from Elizabeth's work tracing the secret trail of garbage, the hidden rivers of Brooklyn, and more.  

Brooklyn Greenway Spring Clean
Sunday April 24th, 10am-2pm
Meet at BGI's office, 153 Columbia St.

Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway Tree Maintenance 

Volunteer with Brooklyn Greenway Initiative to help care for trees in your community! This work will improve the health and lengthen the life of these trees, and make your neighborhood greener and more beautiful. Volunteers will be trained in litter removal, weeding, cultivating, and mulching techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. 

Tools and Pizza Lunch provided.

 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

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.

Parent Association Officer Elections

The Berkeley Carroll Parent Association Nominating Committee is very pleased to announce the slate of parents who have volunteered to run for positions as PA Officers for the 2016/2017 academic year.

The following parents are running unopposed for their positions:

  • President, Linnea Mavrides
  • Executive Vice President, Kate Bilman
  • Treasurer, Daniele D'Amico
  • Recording Secretary, Justine Fludgate
  • Communications Coordinator, Jon Glazer
  • Special Events Chair, Nicole Patel
  • Lower School Vice President, Grades Pre-K to 1, Brandon Lilly
  • Lower School Vice President, Grades 2 to 4, Sarie Calkins
  • Middle School Vice President, Jackie Torren
  • Upper School Vice President, Jennifer Jacobs

Please endorse the slate by returning ballots in boxes that will be set up in our Carroll Street and Lincoln Place buildings beginning Monday afternoon, April 4, 2016. Additional ballots will be available at the sites of the ballot boxes as well.  We also encourage all parents to attend the election taking place at the Annual PA meeting on April 12, 2016 at 7pm at 181 Lincoln Place in the Cafeteria.

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 or have ideas for future service projects, please contact Claudia Zeldin.
Lower School
PA Meeting Schedule
(8:45am 712 Carroll St, Investigations Rm)

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