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Message from the PA Presidents
Greetings Parents and Caregivers,
We hope this week's Tech Talk finds everyone well. We are getting down to the final few months, it is important to keep our kids focused, the finish line is in sight! Below you will find information on a myriad of topics including AP exams, an info session with Princeton Review with an amazing raffle, among other things. Stay tuned for more from Class Reps about the Spring Casual Meet and Greets.
As we mentioned last week, our PA elections are taking place virtually on May 20th. Please take a look at our website and read descriptions of the positions and the committees. If you feel you would like to be part of our amazing board, we encourage you to fill out the google form here and come to our May 20th meeting where we will be voting in the new slate of members for September.
Many hands make light work and the more people we have willing to step up and help makes it better for our students, families, and faculty. We can do great things together. We encourage people to get involved.
As always feel free to contact us at PAPresident@bths.edu.
Lisa Sullivan and Cindy Kue
BTHS PA Co-Presidents
Key April 2021 Dates
Monday, April 12- Friday, April 30 - AP Exam Payment Window
Monday, April 26 - Virtual College Fair begins (ends April 28th)
Monday, April 26 - DOE Senior Transition Kickoff (ends April 30th)
Monday, April 27 - SAT
Friday, April 30 - AP Payment Portal closes
Support and Services during Remote Instruction
The following support and services are currently available:
Tutoring by Tech Teachers
For links to Tutoring Sessions, please see here.
BTHS Peer Tutoring
Mathematics -Algebra,Geometry & Pre-calculus - sign-up here
Chemistry - ACS Chem Club Tutoring- sign-up here
Computer Science Principles - Online Tutoring Club- sign-up here
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.
Class of 2021 Graduation
An outdoor graduation is planned for the Class of 2021 at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens. Families can see the recent message from Senior Class Coordinator of Student Activities (C.O.S.A) Ms. Massie's here. Please be sure to read all email messages sent from Ms. Massie to receive important updates regarding graduation.
The DOE Senior Transition Kickoff began on April 19th and will continue through Friday, April 30. Seniors and their families can attend a series of on-line events that will help them get started on next steps for life after graduation. The event topics include:
Financial aid workshops (in 10 languages!)
Preparing for what to expect after graduation
Ways to use summer months to prepare for post-secondary transition
Fall 2021 supports available and how to access them
Text alerts about important reminders and next steps
April 2021 PA Meeting
Our April PA Meeting was held on last Thursday. Please see an overview below. The minutes from the meeting can be found here.
Co-Presidents Cindy Kue and Lisa Sullivan discussed:
- Additional Parent Volunteers are needed for the Resume Review project on April 19th.
The upcoming elections will be held during the next PA meeting on May 20th.
Debbie Grillos,Treasurer, gave the Treasury Report (here).
AP Kelly Nottingham discussed details pertaining to graduation and explained that issues with Naviance should be directed to the College Office.
Alison Pascale, from The Princeton Review, described their current offerings and discount for BTHS families. The slides from her presentation are here.
Principal David Newman explained:
The next SAT will be held on 4/27; students need to complete the Health screening (see the DOE Health Screening Form and mobile ) before entering the building.
There will be regular schedule for those who are not doing AP exams or Regents.
Attendance corrections are being done although not shown in Pupil Path.
Grading Policy - Teachers are expected to update grades in Pupil Path weekly.
The current BTHS Homework Policy can be found here.
AP Exam Payment Portal
April 12th - April 30th
The online payment portal will be open tomorrow through April 30th. Please review the email containing information about AP Exam costs, waivers and the payment process.
Please see the updated AP Exam Schedule here.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, at this time parents will only have an ONLINE payment option.
Click here to submit payment.
Virtual College Fair - All Tech Juniors are invited to attend the BTHS College Office's first ever VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIR in conjunction with Strive Scan on April 26th - April 28th in 3 sessions from 5:00pm to 7:45pm each evening. Over 50 colleges will be present! Read all about it and register for one or multiple sessions here.
Join the PA and Princeton Review for a presentation: Academics and College Admission, on Thursday, May 13th at 6:30pm. After the presentation, one attendee will be chosen via raffle to win 24 Hours LiveOnline Academic Tutoring (a $1620 value)!
You must register for the information session to receive the Zoom link. You can register for this event here."
Please the most recent Internship Newsletter from April 2nd here.
Questions can be emailed to Internship Coordinator, Mr. Issac Honor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Princeton Review: They offer a great variety of course offerings, including online prep course, homework help and academic tutoring in a number of subjects at discounted rates for BTHS students. For more information, please click here and 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"
Check out the Brooklyn Tech Library!
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The Brooklyn Tech Library
is excited to share the following new resources with our school community:
Free college and test-prep resources, including a collection of eBook test-review books and excellent online tools for AP, SAT and other exams.
New guides for maximizing our use of the online eBook platform, Sora. We have tons of new books!