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Message from the PA Presidents
Greetings, Brooklyn Tech community!
We're thrilled to be serving as PA co-presidents for 2022-23. Each day we marvel at the rigorous academics and broad array of sports teams and clubs — it's not for nothing that our high school is among the highest ranked in the United States. Tech is more than just a school, though; it's a full-on immersion into a world of challenge, discovery, and excellence.
Our graduates go on to the very best universities in the U.S. and abroad, followed by graduate and professional schools and a breathtaking range of career opportunities. Our stellar alumni include Nobel laureates, politicians, entrepreneurs, scientists, astronauts, actors, writers -- even the Incredible Hulk (Lou Ferrigno, '69)!
What makes Brooklyn Tech so special? For starters: our dynamo of a principal, David Newman, a perpetual-motion machine, and his supporting staff of talented, dedicated staff and a faculty committed to high-caliber teaching, expanding the horizons of their students.
Unique among American high schools, Tech's majors shape the intellectual curiosities and ambitions of juniors and seniors; there are eighteen innovative fields, from Robotics to Biology to Chemical Engineering to Social Science Research. Tech offers nearly thirty Advanced Placement courses and more than 200 clubs for any and every interest. Our sports teams trounce the competition with the lion's share of city and state championships -- Tech just won New York's "best sports program" for the third straight year.
All parents automatically become members of the Brooklyn Tech PA when their students enroll; each parent and guide has an equal right to vote in PA elections. We invite you to explore our website, brooklyntechpa.org, and join us in this year's endeavors, from elections of ninth-grade representatives to fundraising drives to the annual Lunar New Year celebration.
In addition to our monthly general meetings (please see schedule), we work behind the scenes to bolster Tech's students and families, partnering with the alumni association and other Specialized High School PAs on a spectrum of initiatives.
Our first meeting will be held in the grand Riggio auditorium on September 22nd. Please feel free to reach out any time via our email, email@example.com.
Best wishes for a banner 2022-23 school year!
Mia Lu and Hamilton Cain
Brooklyn Technical High School PA
Upcoming Important Dates
Sept. 26-27 - NO SCHOOL - Rosh Hashana
Sept. 29 - Thursday - Dinner with Principal Mr. Newman - at school
Sept. 30 - Friday - Breakfast with Principal Mr. Newman - at school
Oct. 5 - NO SCHOOL - Yom Kippur
Oct. 10 - NO SCHOOL - Italian Heritage/Indigenous People's Day
Oct. 25 - PSAT administered to Juniors (in school)
Nov. 8 - NO SCHOOL - Election Day
Nov. 11 - NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day
Nov. 17 - Evening Parent Teacher Conferences
Nov. 18 - Afternoon Parent Teacher Conferences, Early Dismissal
Girls Volleyball Fall 2022 Tryouts If you are interested in trying out for the Girls Volleyball Teams - either Junior Varsity (9th & 10th graders) or Varsity (11th & 12th graders) - Please submit a Medical and a Parental Consent Form to our Athletic Director, Mr. Rubin, in Room 1C1 by June 17th. Forms can be found here. Tryouts will tentatively begin on August 15, 2022. Please follow athletic news on the BTHS website and listen to announcements to be sure you do not miss the tryout dates. Questions, please stop by room 3S8 or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Girls Varsity Soccer Tryout Information If you are interested in trying out for the girls’ varsity soccer team, please sign in to google classroom using the code yg3e6kp. There you will find more details about the tryout process and other important information.
The Girls Golf Team If you are interested in trying out for the girls’ varsity soccer team, please sign in to google classroom using the code 66ngiab or go to room 6E8. There you will find more details about the tryout process and other important information.
Upcoming PA Events
September PA General Meeting
Time: Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, at 6 PM
Location: Auditorium, Brooklyn Technical High School, 29 Fort Greene Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Our September general meeting will be held in person on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 6:00 PM at the Auditorium of the Brooklyn Tech building. Elections for up to five Executive Board Freshman Parent Members at Large will be in October. Nominations will be taken from the floor at this 9/22 General Meeting.
It's the first PA meeting for the 20220-2023 school year. We are thrilled to see you in person and finally have the opportunity for many parents to visit the school building.
Snacks and water will be provided. Please check in at the Northeast entrance at Dekalb and South Elliot. Plan to arrive a little early.
PA General Meeting Agenda: To come...
2022-2023 PA Meetings
PA Meeting Dates
Unless otherwise noted, meetings will be held on the third Thursday of each month and will start at 6:o0pm. Executive Board meetings immediately precede at 5:30 pm.
Please email email@example.com if you would like to attend an Executive Board meeting.
Nov. 29 (Tuesday after Thanksgiving).
April 19 (Wednesday before the talent show)
May 25 (4th Thursday, due to AP exams)
Every parent of a student currently enrolled at Brooklyn Technical High School is entitled to a single vote during any meeting.
Family Appeal Fund
Help us turn dreams into reality!!
Any amount counts! Even $5
We deeply appreciate all past donations!
The first day of school will be Sept. 8.
School Safety: Message for Families from Chancellor Banks - May 25, 2022
OTDA has begun distributing Summer P-EBT food benefits, which provide all eligible students with $375 in food benefits.
Any questions? Please visit: New York State Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Food Benefits Frequently Asked Questions
Chancellor Banks Announces New Curriculum Centering AAPI Voices
On May 26, Schools Chancellor David C. Banks announced a new curriculum designed to center the experiences and voices of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, a milestone step in our ongoing commitment to support AAPI students in our public schools.
COVID-19 High Alert Level
Post Date – 05/17/2022
Click and access the updated BTHS COLLEGE HANDBOOK (2021-2022) for information, resources, and guidance on the college application process.
The BTHS College Office has updated its website to help guide students and families through the college application process.
The BTHS College Office has lots of information about scholarships and financial information on its Facebook page.
The College Corner newsletters are updated twice a month. Please take a moment to read it and find information that might be specific to your grade and interests.
Check out here!
Our librarians are thrilled to be back and happy that students can access the library and borrow actual paper books this year! We would love to share our new library website, which allows students to browse our catalog, use our subscription-based databases (password is bthslibrary), learn about Sora, our awesome and convenient ebook platform, check our daily calendar and visit our blog.
● Check for titles or topics, availability, and call numbers
● Login with your DOE credentials to check your account or renew your books
Looking for ebooks?
Looking for research materials? Access our databases 24/7
● Password is: bthslibrary
Please check out our website at BrooklynTechLibrary.com. You can follow us on our blog or on Instagram (@BrooklynTechLibrary).
Check Out our Librarian-Created Resource Guides, including:
NHS Peer Tutoring Committee
The NHS Tutoring Committee is offering one-on-one tutoring, both remote and in-person, during free periods and after school this semester. If you are struggling in a particular class and feel that you would benefit from a peer tutor, please fill out the following form to be matched with an NHS tutor link here.
Library Policy Change
We are pleased to announce that we will no longer be charging late fees on overdue books! All previous fines are being deleted (from Tech and middle schools). There will still be fines on lost books, though students should talk to a librarian if a book is lost. If the fee is a hardship, we may be able to help.