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 |2019-09-11T13:04:55-04:00September 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 |2019-08-28T14:38:55-04:00August 28th, 2019|

LAST PA MEETING: THANKING VOLUNTEERS

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 |2019-05-30T09:50:21-04:00May 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
10:30am-1pm
Kevin Hirt Library and Learning Commons

Mimosas and refreshments will be served.
No agenda, no signup sheets, no kids, no responsibilities!
Please RSVP to pasecretary@mybcd.org 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 |2019-05-08T14:09:17-04:00May 8th, 2019|

Join us for a Screening of Bad Moms!

We hope you’re all gearing up for the BCD Gala this Weekend!

Don’t forget to join other BCD moms to celebrate Mother’s Day during the following weekend with a screening of Bad Moms!

Saturday, May 11
10:30am-1pm
Kevin Hirt Library and Learning Commons

Presented by the BCD Parents’ Association.

Mimosas and refreshments will be served.

No agenda, no signup sheets, no kids, no responsibilities!

*Description of the movie:  A trio of stressed-out moms join forces to rebel against their daily responsibilities and end up on a collision course with a PTA Queen Bee and her clique of over-devoted moms.

Please RSVP to pasecretary@mybcd.org so we have a count for food and drinks.

By |2019-04-29T15:51:51-04:00April 29th, 2019|

A Special THANK YOU to our Parent Volunteers!

The Parents’ Association thanks everyone who helped to make Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week a success! Thank you for sending in flowers and arranging them into beautiful bouquets, for covering classrooms so that teachers and staff could enjoy a Haven-catered luncheon, and for preparing delicious meals to go home at the end of the week!

“You make us all feel so loved!” – BCD teacher

By |2019-04-24T10:12:17-04:00April 24th, 2019|

How To Host a Fresh Air Fund Child

The Parents’ Association was delighted to welcome Kenzie Fields from New Marlborough, MA to talk about her experiences hosting children from the Fresh Air Fund at our most recent meeting. Kenzie was an incredibly engaging and moving speaker. She shared personal stories about her family’s involvement with the Fresh Air Fund, provided details about how the program works and answered many questions.

If you’re interested in learning more about this wonderful program please contact Kenzie, Chairperson of the Volunteer Committee in Southern Berkshire County (kenzie.fields@gmail.com; 413-854-4404) or check out the following websites:

https://www.facebook.com/The-Fresh-Air-Fund-of-Western-Massachusetts-276273955839985/
http://www.freshair.org/host

The Berkshires is such an idyllic place in the summer, a wonderful place to share with children in the Fresh Air Fund program.

Natacha Dockery Livak and Jen Glockner, PA Co-Chairs

By |2019-04-12T12:34:09-04:00April 12th, 2019|

Save the Date for a Screening of Bad Moms!

You’re invited to join other BCD moms to celebrate Mother’s Day all weekend long with a screening of Bad Moms!

Saturday, May 11
10:30am-1pm
Kevin Hirt Library and Learning Commons

Presented by the BCD Parents’ Association.

Mimosas and refreshments will be served.

No agenda, no signup sheets, no kids, no responsibilities!

*Description of the movie:  A trio of stressed-out moms join forces to rebel against their daily responsibilities and end up on a collision course with a PTA Queen Bee and her clique of over-devoted moms.

By |2019-04-08T08:26:52-04:00April 8th, 2019|

Welcome Back PA Meeting on Friday!

The Parents’ Association is thrilled to welcome everyone back after Spring Break. There are only a few months left of school and we have lots of fun events planned that parent volunteers help to execute.

Please join us for our April PA meeting this Friday, April 5th at 8:15 am in the Kevin Hirt Library and Learning Commons.

The agenda includes Fresh Air Fund – http://www.freshair.org – guest speaker Kenzie Fields, Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week planning, and Fun and Field Day planning.

See you there!

Natacha and Jen
Parents’ Association Co-Chairs

By |2019-04-03T13:49:14-04:00April 3rd, 2019|

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|