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PA Meeting Today, Wednesday 12/4 at 4pm

Hello Parents,

Now that the Thanksgiving holiday and the early winter blizzard are over, it’s back to business! The Parents’ Association will be meeting today, Wednesday, 12/4 at 4 pm in the Kittredge Room in Albright Hall. PM is provided for your children.

Included on the agenda will be a review of Thanksgiving Soup, the upcoming Book Fair on Dec. 10, and planning for the Salon Series.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Jen Glockner & Stephanie Lazar
PA Co-Chairs

By |2019-12-04T09:38:01-05:00December 4th, 2019|

Let’s Come Together for Thanksgiving Soup

Hello Parents!

It’s time for Thanksgiving Soup, one of the greatest traditions at BCD!
Jennifer Gaenzle Smith and Amy Katz are co-chairing this event, but it truly takes a village to put this event together.  Please check the sign ups to see if there is something that you can do to help.


And, remember to bring those veggies in Friday and Monday so we can prep them for the Soup, here is the list:
B2 – Each child to bring one 1-lb box of Orzo
Donations to be delivered by Friday, November 22nd.

All other donations to be delivered at morning drop-off, Monday, November 25th.
Each child to bring:

PS2 large potatoes
PK-K1 bunch scallions
1/2 grade2 large onions
3/4 grade3 large zucchini
5th grade4 large carrots
6th grade2 large potatoes
7th grade1 head of garlic AND 1 bunch of celery
8th grade1 28oz can of DICED tomatoes
9th grade1 bunch parsley AND 4 sticks of butter


Thank you – we are truly grateful for the parenting community at BCD.
Jen Glockner and Stephanie Lazar
Parents’ Association Co-Chairs

By |2019-11-18T10:57:19-05:00November 18th, 2019|

PA Meeting this Friday, Nov 8th, 8:15 am

Hello BCD Parents,

The Parents’ Association will be meeting this Friday Nov 8 from 8:15-9:15 am in the Kittredge Room in Albright Hall. We will be discussing Thanksgiving Soup (some fun changes are in store this year) and speaker ideas for the Salon Series. Each meeting also includes a brief update from Head of School Jenifer Fox.

We look forward to seeing you there. Help us eat the treats!

Jen Glockner and Stephanie Lazar
PA Co-Chairs

By |2019-11-07T10:30:56-05:00November 7th, 2019|

A Thank You & BCD Family Harvest Dance

The Parents’ Association would like to thank everyone who volunteered and baked goodies for Grandparents’ Day.  It was a great team effort and a beautiful morning at BCD.

We hope that you all can make it to the BCD Family Harvest Dance next Friday, October 25 from 5:30-8 pm in the Fitzpatrick Gymnasium.  The evening will be a potluck event.  We ask that families with last names that begin with A-H bring a salad/appetizer to share.  Families with last names that begin with J-P bring a main dish to share.  Families R-W bring a dessert to share.  Each family can bring their own drinks.  Paper, cutlery, and napkins will be provided but it would also be wonderful for you to bring your own.

Thank you again for all that you do for the BCD community!

Jen Glockner and Stephanie Lazar
PA Co-Chairs

By |2019-10-17T14:23:36-05:00October 17th, 2019|

PA meeting tomorrow at 4 pm

Dear Parents,

Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 2nd, the PA will be meeting at 4 pm in the Kittredge Room. This year the PA deliberately moved every other month’s meeting to a Wednesday afternoon to help accommodate parents’ different work schedules. The primary topic on the agenda is the PA’s assistance with the quickly approaching Grandparents’/Grandfriends’ Day (Friday, October 11th).  Be sure to check the sign up here to see how you can help!   FREE PM is available for parents attending the PA meeting.

We will also be discussing the PA budget for the year, and ideas for how to spend it as we consider creative PA engagement now through June.

See you there,
Jen Glockner & Stephanie Lazar
PA Co-Chairs

By |2019-10-01T09:18:18-05:00October 1st, 2019|

First PA Meeting: The Year Ahead

Hello Parents!

Welcome again to the Parents’ Association; we hope the year has started off well for both you and your children now that we are in the first full week of school.

Please come to our first PA meeting of the school year in the Kittredge Room (Albright Hall) 8:15-9: 00 am this Friday, September 13. We will cover an overview of the year ahead and associated PA activities. Also, Jenifer Fox will give a brief Head of School update and we’ll hear from Development where the PA can provide collaborative help.

We look forward to seeing you there. Energy and engagement from parents will create a fun and productive year for all!

Jen Glockner & Stephanie Lazar
PA Co-Chairs

By |2019-09-11T13:04:55-05:00September 11th, 2019|

The PA welcomes you back to school

The Parents’ Association is thrilled to welcome you (back) this year!  We hope that you all had an amazing summer, and we are looking forward to another wonderful school year at BCD!  We want to point out a few very important special events coming right up so you can get them on your calendar:

Tuesday, September 3: First Day of School! (Note the new start time of 8:15 am.) Join other parents in the Kittredge Room in Albright for an opening day reception for parents from 8-9am. Refreshments and connections!

Friday, September 6: Installation Ceremony for Jenifer Fox, BCD’s 15th Head of School, followed by a cocktail reception to kick off the year (adults only, please), 6-8 pm. This is an exciting fresh beginning for BCD and an opportunity for us to launch our new journey together as a strong and unified community! Your attendance will help start things off with the positive energy that growing friendships, hopes, and dreams bring.

Friday, September 13: First Parents’ Association Meeting, 8:15 am. Everyone is welcome! Come make some friends and see how we can all work together to make this year great for everyone!

Jen Glockner (Ben and Sam, grade 5) & Stephanie Lazar (Adelia Newman, grade 2, and Oliver Newman, grade 5)
PA Co-Chairs

By |2019-08-28T14:38:55-05:00August 28th, 2019|

Natalia Bernal

Natalia Bernal

Natalia brings to BCD her Spanish background and love of teaching music in the classroom to create an environment that gives children the opportunity to sing, dance, and play using immersive approach based themes. Her talents also include music production having worked with the Youth Symphony Orchestras, World Projects.


By |2019-07-15T10:15:32-05:00July 10th, 2019|


Please join fellow parents for breakfast treats and coffee to look back on a great year and to celebrate the success of the many events the Parents’ Association has facilitated and funded for BCD’s amazing students, faculty, and staff. These events include:

  • Class Parent and Homeroom Teacher Luncheon (August)
  • Thanksgiving Soup (November)
  • Salon Series (Winter and Spring)
  • Book Fair and Holiday Gift Drive (December)
  • Alaska Day (February)
  • Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week (April)
  • Fun and Field Day (May)

THANK YOU for your support in helping the BCD community thrive!

Natacha Dockery Livak and Jennifer Glockner
PA Co-Chairs

By |2019-05-30T09:50:21-05:00May 30th, 2019|

Spring has Sprung at BCD!

We hope you will join us for the PA meeting on Friday, May 10 at 8:15 am.  We will be discussing the logistics of Fun and Field Day on May 29th and gearing up for the Bad Moms screening this weekend.

Here are the details of the Bad Moms Screening:
Saturday, May 11
Kevin Hirt Library and Learning Commons

Mimosas and refreshments will be served.
No agenda, no signup sheets, no kids, no responsibilities!
Please RSVP to [email protected] so we have a count for food and drinks.

Thank you so much for all that you do for the BCD community!

Natacha Dockery Livak and Jen Glockner, PA Co-Chairs


By |2019-05-08T14:09:17-05:00May 8th, 2019|