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Successful Salon Series Kick-Starts Spring

The Parents’ Association’s Salon Series this week was a resounding success with interesting topics, engaging speakers, a comfortable and welcoming environment and most of all a great sense of community.

A special thanks to Jill and Jason Duffy for hosting and to speakers Melissa Auf der Maur (Basilica Hudson), Betsy Jacks (Thomas Cole National Historic Site) and Stephanie Lazar (Rolling Grocer 19)!

 

 

By |2019-03-14T10:33:45-04:00March 14th, 2019|

Celebrate March with the PA on Friday!

Please join us this Friday, March 1 for our meeting at 8:15 am in the Kevin Hirt Library and Learning Commons. We look forward to planning Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week and sharing updates about the Salon and Speaker Series. This meeting is a great opportunity for parents to show their support for our amazing faculty and staff!

All are welcome, especially if you haven’t attended a meeting before!

Natacha and Jen

Parents’ Association Co-Chairs

By |2019-02-27T12:32:20-04:00February 27th, 2019|

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Parents’ Association!

Please join us this Friday, February 15th for our mid-winter meeting at 8:15 am in the Kevin Hirt Library and Learning Commons. We look forward to sharing updates about WiseBodies parent workshops and an upcoming Salon Series in Columbia County. The February meeting is a great time to brainstorm new ideas and reflect on past events.

All are welcome, especially if you haven’t attended a meeting before!

Natacha and Jen

Parents’ Association Co-Chairs

Alaska Day

 

By |2019-02-14T11:12:40-04:00February 14th, 2019|

Welcome Back and Happy New Year!

The Parents’ Association is thrilled to begin 2019 with a Welcome Back meeting this Friday, January 11 at 8:15 am in the Kevin Hirt Library and Learning Commons.

We thank all the BCD families who contributed to the Holiday Gift Drive! The Department of Children and Families was incredibly thankful. Your generosity was felt by 75 children and their families.

We also hope that you were able to shop at the lovely Book Fair, as well as purchase some BCD gear and water bottles. We still have some available!

This Friday, we will be preparing for many of the winter and spring activities that the BCD community looks forward to, including Alaska Day, the Salon Series, and Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week.

Please join us! We look forward to seeing you!

Natacha and Jen

Parents’ Association Co-Chairs

By |2019-01-07T08:47:13-04:00January 7th, 2019|

REMINDER – BOOK FAIR and HOLIDAY GIFT DRIVE

The Parents’ Association has several opportunities for you to participate in this year’s Book Fair. Please click HERE to sign up. We will need help with setup on Wednesday, December 12th, with sales on Thursday, December 13th, and with sales and packing up on Friday, December 14th.

The Book Fair is a wonderful event, with books for children and adults curated by Lenox’s The Bookstore owner, Matt Tannenbaum. Teacher wish lists will be available as well! This year, we will also be selling BCD winter hats and stainless steel water bottles. Don’t miss out on a unique chance to get some holiday shopping done. CASH and CHECKS ONLY.

Holiday Gift Drive tags came home this week. Please wrap your gift(s) and make sure your tag is attached. You can return your gifts from 7:45 – 8:30 am Wednesday 12/12 – Monday 12/17 in the small outside room (aka Bat Cave) to the left of the main entrance to Albright. Also, a parent volunteer will be collecting gifts before the Winter Concert on Friday 12/14 at the Fitzpatrick Gym entrance.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!

Natacha and Jen

Parents’ Association Co-Chairs

By |2018-12-07T14:50:45-04:00December 7th, 2018|

The Holiday Season is Here!

The Parents’ Association thanks all of the amazing parent volunteers who helped to make Thanksgiving Soup such a wonderful event!

Please join us for our Parents’ Association meeting this Friday, November 30th after drop-off at 8:15 am in the Kevin Hirt Library and Learning Commons. We will be discussing upcoming events, such as the Holiday Drive and Book Fair, with lots of lively conversations throughout the meeting.  We value your input at these meetings, so please mark your calendars for Friday!

Natacha Dockery Livak and Jennifer Glockner

Parents’ Association Co-Chairs

 

By |2018-11-28T08:33:53-04:00November 28th, 2018|

The Parents’ Association has a lot going on this week!

All week: Thanksgiving Can Drive for the People’s Pantry

Please donate the following items and place in plastic bins in Albright by this Friday, November 9!

  • Canned/packaged cranberry sauce
  • Canned yams
  • Boxed/bagged stuffing mix
  • Canned/packaged gravy
  • Canned green beans

Wednesday, November 7: Salon Series Evening with Tyree Daye

Please join fellow parents for wine, cheese, and conversation from 6:00-8: 30 pm at the home of Stephanie Iverson and Colin Mathews.

Friday, November 9: Parents’ Association Meeting

We would love your help in planning for upcoming events, including Thanksgiving Soup, Book Fair, and the Holiday Gift Drive. Please meet in the Kevin Hirt Library and Learning Commons at 8:15 am.

We hope to see you this week!

Natacha and Jen

Parents’ Association Co-Chairs

By |2018-11-07T13:27:24-04:00November 7th, 2018|

Planning for the Fall!

The Parents’ Association thanks all of the amazing parent volunteers who helped to make Grandparents’ and Grand Friends’ Day such a wonderful event. The weather could not have been more perfect to welcome family and guests to BCD’s beautiful campus.

Please join us for our second Parents’ Association meeting this Friday, October 12th after drop-off at 8:15 am in the Kevin Hirt Library and Learning Commons. We will be discussing upcoming events, such as Thanksgiving Soup and Make a Difference Day, as well as planning for our Salon Series and possible options to fund Wise Bodies as early as third grade. We value your input at these meetings, so please mark your calendars for Friday!

Natacha Dockery Livak and Jennifer Glockner

Parents’ Association Co-Chairs

By |2018-10-10T13:06:35-04:00October 10th, 2018|

All Are Welcome: Parents’ Association Meeting THIS Friday, September 21st!

Please join us to kick off the year’s first Parents’ Association (PA) meeting this Friday, September 21st at 8:15am in the Kevin Hirt Library and Learning Commons. We will be discussing upcoming volunteer opportunities, including Grandparents’ and Grand Friends’ Day (scheduled for October 5th), Make a Difference Day, and Thanksgiving Soup (scheduled for November 20th). We will review the various PA roles and opportunities to co-chair events throughout the year. We will also hear from Interim Head of School, Mark Segar.

We look forward to seeing (and meeting) you on Friday!
Natacha Dockery Livak and Jennifer Glockner
Parents’ Association Co-Chairs

By |2018-09-20T16:14:27-04:00September 20th, 2018|

An Amazing First Week of School!

The Parents’ Association is thrilled to begin a new year! We look forward to seeing all BCD families involved in the many volunteer opportunities that lie ahead. As our children adjust to new schedules, and meet new teachers and friends, the PA is here to answer questions and act as a forum for our diverse parent community.

Please mark your calendars for the first monthly Parents’ Association meeting to be held Friday, September 21 at 8:15 am in the Kevin Hirt Library and Learning Commons.

We hope to see you there!

Natacha Dockery Livak and Jennifer Glockner

Parents’ Association Co-Chairs 

 

By |2018-09-07T15:04:45-04:00September 7th, 2018|