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Message from the PA Presidents

Dear Tech Families,

This week we held our first PA meeting of the 2021 year. We had AP Trombetta as one of our guest speakers. He is the AP of Social Studies and Music. He told us that Tech is planning a virtual musical this coming semester! Immediately we realized that most, if not all, of our freshman and sophomore families have never been to a Tech musical. So we thought we should let you know how awesome our musicals have been. Imagine a live orchestra,  gorgeous backdrops, amazing sets built by our own students, high quality set lighting, costumes rented from Broadway and the talent of our students in a full Broadway equivalent show! Anyway,  the virtual musical will be different but is sure to be amazing nonetheless! Keep your eyes on Daily Announcements for more details. 

We also had Alison Pascal from The Princeton Review to talk to us a bit about the SAT, free tutoring and other services they offer us at a special Tech discount.  The best part is that 5% of anything you spend with them comes back to the PA to be used to support our students!  See Princeton Review's info is below.  You will also see highlights from Thursday's PA meeting including our Q&A with Mr. Newman and much more!

As always email us at Papresident@bths.edu with any questions or concerns.


Cindy Kue and Lisa Sullivan

BTHS PA Co-Presidents - papresident@bths.edu

Key February 2021 Dates

Jan. 25, 2021 - Diversity & Community Engagement Committee Meeting

Jan. 26 - 29, 2021 - Special Schedule click here for details


Jan. 27, 2021 - "I Am Brooklyn Tech" Celebration



For a complete view of important dates, see the school's calendar and DOE's calendar.

Support and Services during Remote Instruction

Updated - January 24, 2021

The following support and services are available during the current school closures:

Technology Support

  • Tech Support: use this link

  • DOE iPad issues: use this link

  • Internet connection issues: use this link

  • DOE IT Helpdesk:  718-935-5100; press 5.

Take- Out Meals for Students and Families 

  • Weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and noon. 

  • No identification or registration needed.

  • Halal and Kosher meals are available at some sites.

  • Visit here for additional details, menus and locations.

January PA

Parent Workshops

Updated - January 24, 2021

Our Events & Volunteers Committee hosted several workshops on Jan. 23, 2021.


If you missed...

Strategies for Writing the College Application Essay by Jonathan Shapiro 


Interview Tips for High School Students by  Natalia Guarin-Klein 

Please see Tech Talk Edition 18 - Jan. 24th for the resources and materials!



Upcoming PA 


Updated - January 24, 2021


January 25, 2021 at 6:30 pm

PA Diversity and Community Engagement Meeting 

All members of our school community are welcome to join us at our meeting on Monday.  We will be discussing the plans for our February 5th Lunar New Year Celebration as well as ideas for a movie night.If you have ideas or comments you would like to share with us prior to the meeting, please send us an email


February 5, 2021 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Lunar New Year Celebration


We are collecting photos that reflect people's positive lives and work during the pandemic. Students, parents and Tech staff are encouraged to participate.  Students who participate will get 2 club credits!  We have a dance, a talent showcase, a raffle and more planned for this exciting event.



February 10, 2021 6:30-8:00 pm 

PA's Social Justice/Racial Equity Book Study Group 

Please join us on Wednesday,  February 10, 2021 for the PA's Social Justice/Racial Equity Book Study Group for parents and staff of Brooklyn Technical High School.  Please register (see link in Tech Talk 18)  to receive the Zoom meeting link for the next meeting.


We will be completing our discussion of the New York Times bestseller and Oprah's Book Club pick, "Caste" by Isabel Wilkerson. This compelling book examines social and racial division in the United States using comparisons with India and Nazi Germany.  We will discuss Part Seven: Awakening - pages 361-395 and ways in which we can collaborate as parents/guardians/teachers to have a world without caste.  


In addition, we will be soliciting ideas for our next book selection - works of fiction are also welcome suggestions. 


Brooklyn Technical High School's  Virtual Open House...

Learn more about Brooklyn Tech and see additional Open House videos,  here!

Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation to Host


Titans of Tech "I Am Brooklyn Tech" 

Virtual Celebration

January 27, 2021 


Parents, students, faculty and staff are cordially invited to register at no cost for the Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation's "I AM BROOKLYN TECH: Inspiring, Unique, Creative, Innovative" Virtual Celebration, Wednesday, Jan. 27th. The event, which will help raise critically needed funds for Tech, will feature fascinating and entertaining Tech Alumni from all decades, cultural backgrounds and fields of interest! It will feature four Specialized Think Tanks. For more details, see here.


Here's a sneak preview: https://vimeo.com/btaf/iambrooklyntech 



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Find out about ​Scholarships!


Did you know....The College Board is scrapping SAT’s optional essay and subject tests? Read more here.



Attention Juniors:  


Please note that the school will not be offering the PSAT on  January 26th for Juniors. The National Merit Scholarship Program is allowing a spring SAT to qualify in lieu of the PSAT. To enter the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program based on SAT scores:

1) Take an official administration of the SAT from August 2020 to June, 2021; 

2) Request that College Board SAT Program send an official report of SAT scores to NMSC (code 0085). The SAT Program will not report scores to NMSC unless student requests it; and

3) Visit forms.nationalmerit.org/alternateentry to complete the alternative entry form.  


Students will not be considered in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program unless they complete this online form no later than April 1, 2021.  Please note that BTHS will be administering a fee waived SAT in April. 



Attention Seniors:


The Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other student financial aid programs, allows students to attend a SUNY or CUNY college tuition-free. For more information, please click here


 UFT Shanker Scholarship deadline is now FEBRUARY 1st!


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Check out the Brooklyn Tech Library!


Sora  is a website and mobile app which allow our students to access the Brooklyn Tech Library eBook and audiobook collection, as well as search and borrow from the public library systems in New York City. Parents can use Sora to access books in the public library system.  Learn all about the features of this free and user-friendly resource!



The BTHS Reading Challenge has started!  

6 books in 6 months!

Open to students, staff and families of Brooklyn Tech.
There is no grand prize at the end, but we will have random drawings along the way. 

Register here!



    Free AP Prep Books: Kindle editions of some Barron's AP prep books are FREE on Amazon right now. They do not have all courses, but there are quite a few. To download, use this link:


    Albert.io for the 2020/2021 School Year: With Albert.io, students work through practice questions to help them prepare for difficult academic subject tests such as the AP exams, Regents, SAT, and ACT. See here  for additional details.  


    BTHS Library Resources: Please see here for resources and information from our librarians. 


    Free New York Times Subscription: All Tech students were enrolled for free accounts through 9/21 on bths.edu accounts. Last year's account are still active for 10th -12th graders. Ninth graders should check their bths.edu account for a message with the subject "NYTimes.com Your New York Times Digital Subscription"


    Princeton Review Discount for Tech Students: Please see this link for details. 

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