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The Brooklyn Latin School Parent Association

Dear TBLS Parents and Guardians,

Join other TBLS parents and guardians as we listen to Jed Applerouth engage us on the subject at our General PA meeting this Wednesday, December 16th at 6pm! All TBLS parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to join. Please click here to register and click here to enter your questions for Dr. Applerouth. If you haven't joined the PA's contact list yet, please be sure to do so through this link. And click here for a calendar of all 2020-2021 PA meetings.

Thank you to all of those who have donated to the TBLS PA this year! If you haven't donated yet, please consider donating what you can to help the school. Recommended donation amounts are $125 or $750, but all amounts are welcome and any amount helps the PA to support The Brooklyn Latin School and ensure that it can continue to provide the world-class education our students are so fortunate to receive. We are 850 families strong, but to date only 40 families have contributed. More information on how to donate is available here.

Membership Committee Meeting: The next meeting will be today from 7pm to 8pm. Please email for the link if you would like to join the meeting and get involved.

Community updates:

Book Giveaway: The UFT's First Book program and the UFT Brooklyn parent outreach committee will have a book giveaway for Brooklyn families on Friday, December 18!

Financial Aid Videos: Click here to view Fin Aid TV videos provided by the New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association.

IT Help Desk And Resources For Remote Learning For Families: DOE’s IT HELP DESK AND RESOURCES FOR REMOTE LEARNING in English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Bengla/Bengali, French, Russian, Urdu, Korean and Haitian-Creole this week. This document outlines resources that are available to our families to support remote learning.

ICYMI Community Meals: New York City is committed to making free meals available daily for all New Yorkers. While school buildings are closed, students and families can go to nearby school buildings for takeout meals. Additionally, any New Yorker can receive free meals available at locations across the city. Click here to find a location online or Text “NYC FOOD” or “NYC COMIDA” to 877-877 (text messaging and data rates may apply)

Opportunity to Nominate Outstanding Teachers for the Big Apple Awards

The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) is excited to announce the nomination period for the 9th annual Big Apple Awards. Teacher Career Pathways encourages you to nominate excellent educators using the nomination form by January 10th.

Last year, we received nearly 7,000 nominations across 75% of DOE schools, recognized more than 200 teachers as finalists via their superintendents, and selected 19 Big Apple Award recipients who are currently representing teachers citywide as members of the Chancellor’s Teacher Advisory Council.

· All full-time public school teachers at NYC district schools, charter schools, and early education centers are eligible to be nominated. In particular, consider nominating teachers who inspire students, demonstrate exceptional instructional practice, display outstanding leadership in and out of the classroom with colleagues and their school community, and support the key areas of our Equity & Excellence for All work

· Everyone is welcome to nominate someone – We encourage students and their families, teachers, school staff, school leaders, and community members to thank the teachers who do exceptional work every day on behalf of our students with a nomination

· To make a nomination, visit the Big Apple Awards page. Nominations are being accepted through Sunday, January 10th

Let’s continue to celebrate the diverse range of great teachers who are setting the foundation for the next generation in New York City and engage in a citywide dialogue about what excellent teaching looks like.

From the DOE's Office of Family and Community Engagement:

Parent University Launched

We’re delighted to announce the launch of Parent University, a collaboration between the Office of Family and Community Empowerment (FACE) and the Division of Instructional and Information Technology (DIIT)!

Parent University seeks to educate and empower all families from early childhood through adulthood, with free courses, resources, events, and activities. Parents can register for free trainings on a wide range of topics, including adult education, student social-emotional learning, and special education.

Visit Parent University today at! Click on the links below to download the Parent University flyer in English and translated versions.

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