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Hello Parents and Caregivers,
For those that have a student that opted for blended learning, this week means a return to the classroom! Principal Newman sent out an email earlier today with specific details regarding the schedule, escorting students from subway stations, snacks and hydration and more. Please see the email dated 03.21.21.
As new statistics have come out from the CDC and are being incorporated into the DOE, maybe we will be able to have more students back in the classroom. We will just have to stay tuned to what the DOE has in store for our amazing kids.
Our next PA meeting is this Thursday evening. We now have a Google Form that we ask you to fill out with questions prior to the meeting; it is in the 03.21.21 Tech Talk. This will enable us to group questions and stay more focused. If we do this, we feel we can get more information out to people. Mr. Newman and Ms. Nottingham, AP of Student and Parent Engagement & Mathematics, will be with us, as well as AP Kelly Lovelett, the AP of Biology and Physical Education.
We will send an e-mail later this week with a new link to our zoom PA meeting. This will enable us to post the meeting to our PA YouTube channel for people to watch either again if they missed something or for the first time if they were unable to be with us live. We hope to be able to use all these technologies going forward, once we get back to live in-person meetings we may want to still be able to stream or at least record meeting and have them available. We are trying to make lemonade out of the lemons! Spring Recess is from March 29th - April 2nd; we will pause Tech Talk for the next two Sundays. Looking forward to seeing everyone on Thursday, albeit virtually!
We continue to stand strong against racial bias in our community.
Lisa Sullivan and Cindy Kue
BTHS PA Co-Presidents
updated 03. 21. 21
March 22nd - Return to In-Person Learning for Hybrid Students.
March 24th - Panel Discussion of "Call Center Blues" - 6:30 pm
March 25th - March PA Meeting - 6:30 pm
March 29th - April 2nd - Spring Recess
For more information regarding, see here.
For a complete view of important dates, see the school's calendar and DOE's calendar.
Support and Services during Remote Instruction
Remote Learning Peer
Started on February 23, 2021 and will meet weekly on Tuesday. Please contact Social Worker, Ms. Martini for details and information at CMartini@schools.nyc.gov.
Tech Support: use this link
DOE iPad issues: use this link
Internet connection issues: use this link
DOE IT Help Desk: 718-935-5100; press 5.
Take-Out Meals for
Students and Families
Weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and noon.
Visit here for additional details, menus and locations.
Virtual Breakfast/ Dinner with
March 15th - 9:00 am - 10:30 am
March 17th - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Our Events and Volunteers Committee is organizing Breakfast & Dinners with the Principal for parents. We held two events last week: a virtual Breakfast on March 15th and a virtual Dinner on March 17th. This allowed parents the opportunity to communicate with Principal Mr. Newman in small groups.
These will be held monthly and will continue in April and May. See Tech Talk for sign-up details!
Week of March 22, 2021
Panel Discussion of
"Call Center Blues"
Director/Producer Geeta Gandbhir
Director of Photography Christine Ng
There will be a LIVE (virtual) panel discussion March 24, 2021 at 6:30 pm with two incredible filmmakers. Director/ Producer Geeta Gandbhir has been nominated for six Emmy Awards and has won four. Her most recent film, "Call Center Blues" is a lyrical portrait of an unlikely community of US deportees and their loved ones struggling to rebuild their lives in Tijuana, Mexico. Christine Ng is a Hong Kong born, New York raised Director of Photography and a graduate from N.Y.U.'s Tisch School of the Arts. During the 2020 pandemic, she shot the film adaptation for Ta-Nehisi Coates' critically acclaimed "Between the World and Me".