April 11, 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. 

BCSPA - Everyone's Invited!
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.  

Please RSVP to bcgreenparents@gmail.com 

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. Please RSVP to bcgreenparents@gmail.com

 BC Film Series Presents
A Place at the Table
Note the new Date:                              Wednesday April 27th, 7pm
Performance Space, 181 Lincoln Place

Q+A after the film:  With Director Lori Silverbush and Executive Producer Tom Colicchio. 

A PLACE AT THE TABLE shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved by all, if the American public decides - as they have in the past - that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of all of us.
For more information about the BC Film Series, please contact: Stacey Reiss or Becky MacDonald 

 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

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

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