May 2, 2016

BCS Parent Association

 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

Just a few spots left!  More details can be found by following the link to register. 


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

Email BCGC if you have further questions:

Diversity and Inclusion Book Club

 Monday May 16th, 6:30pm - 9pm
The Home of Felicia and Eric Eve 

We enjoyed ourselves so much at the last gathering that before we parted we committed to have another before the school year ended.  Everyone is invited to join. 

Our next book selection is:

A sensitive and informative story about a family's experience of their transgender child's transitioning, including both the emotional ups and downs of their lives as well as the science/biology related to gender identity.

We are also happy to announce that we will be joined by special guest speakers who will share with us from their expertise as transgender adults, talk about the book and answer questions. 

Food and refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP by clicking here.
If you have any questions please send them to

             Unity Fest
  Saturday May 21st, 11am - 2pm
Performance Space, 181 Lincoln Place

Spring is here, and the end of school is near.  Let's get our families together and celebrate at the new commUNITY FESTival!   It offers a chance for parents and students from all divisions to eat, dance, sing, make crafts, and compare summer plans!

Part music festival, part food festival, and all heart, this event will be a joyful expansion of the Family Fiesta, a BC classic sponsored by the Diversity Committtee, now known as Diversity & Inclusion Matters Committee.  Like most PA events, this one can't happen without the participation of parents and students. 

 Click on the improved link below and sign up to be a part of this exciting festival:


All are welcome and needed at our next planning meeting!  
Please join us this Wednesday, May 4th6:30-8:30 pm @181 Lincoln Place, Room 202.

Any questions or comments?  Please contact Diversity Chair Jason Hayes  or Special Events Chair Kate Bilman.

BCSPA - Everyone's Invited!
Mets vs. Brewers
Sunday May 22nd
Transportation Provided
Leaving from 181 Lincoln at 12pm Sharp

Side by Side Activities

Public Service Externship Update  

The BC Parent Association would like to publicly thank the following current parents and alums:

Field Supervisors
Host Organization
Melinda Alexis-Hayes
Brooklyn District Attorney's Office
Andrea Artz
National MS Society
Robyn Bellamy
Broadway Mall Association
Kim Bourne
Girl Scouts of NY
Lauren Cramer
McLaughlin & Stern
Jackie Deane & Ana

NYC Family Court & Commission of Probation
Tom Knowlton
TCC Group
David Marcinek
Prospect Park Alliance
Susan Marcinek
Brooklyn Public Library
Ann McHugh
The Jewish Board / Manhattan & Queens Adult

Pia Murray
P.S.234- Independence School
Diana Santana
NYC BOE P.S. 503 / Speech Services
Joel Steckel
NYU Stern School of Business

And many thanks to theses Externship Placement Committee members for their time making sure that each student is matched well: Lois Abramchik, Sahr Ali, Sheilah Crowley, Dan Katzner, Amy Thogmartin, Shefali Trevedi, and Claudia Zeldin.

PARENT VOLUNTEERS WELCOME! Side by Side engages families in community service year-round.  Projects are parent-initiated and new ways to help our community are always welcome.

 If you would like to volunteer during the 2016-2017 school year, email: Claudia Zeldin.
Lower School
PA Meeting Schedule
(8:45am 712 Carroll St, Investigations Rm)

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