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The Brooklyn Latin School Parent Association Dear TBLS Parents and Guardians, TONIGHT: Parents' Night Out is TONIGHT: Thursday, February 4th, 7-7:45pm Come to hear guest speaker Reema Amin, reporter for Chalkbeat, share her insight on the DOE, any plans (or lack of plans) for re-opening high schools, and how the teacher vaccination process is going, and answer any questions. Please stay after Reema leaves to connect with other TBLS parents and guardians in an open, informal discussion regarding school, parenting or any other topic of interest! RSVP here to get the Zoom link for the meeting. TOMORROW: The deadline to submit the DOE Fall 2020 School Experience Survey is tomorrow, February 5. We hear from many parents and guardians that they have concerns, complaints and compliments regarding schools this year. This survey is your opportunity to share your input. So far only 27 TBLS families have completed the survey. Please help provide the DOE and the school with information they need to meet our students' needs! And please encourage your child to complete the survey too! Click here for the survey link. Upcoming events and other news in case you missed it: Executive Board Meeting: Monday, February 8th, 6-7:30pm. TBLS PA Executive Board meetings are open to observers. RSVP here to join us. General PA Meeting: Wednesday, February 24th, 6-7:30pm. The February TBLS PA general meeting is a great opportunity to keep up with what's going on at school and with the PA. The PA is pleased to announce that Ms. Billy-Wilkinson and the school leadership team will hold its next townhall for parents at the February PA meeting. Watch your email for more information. We look forward to seeing you! Please donate to the TBLS PA We want to thank the families that contributed to support the school in 2020. During 2021, the school still needs our support! Please consider the TBLS PA and help us meet our donation goals so that the TBLS PA can help the school provide the world-class education our students are so fortunate to receive. More information on how to donate is available here. The TBLS PA is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Scholarships, student opportunity and community event information: American Chemical Society (ACS) awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the field of chemistry or associated fields. Black, Latinx and American Indian high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemically-related sciences or chemical technology are encouraged to apply. ■ Eligibility: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident (please inquire for asylum and DACA status), and display high academic achievement in chemistry or science with a grade point average of 3.0, “B,” or better. Students intending to enter pre-med programs or pursuing a degree in pharmacy are not eligible for this scholarship. ■ Funding: Up to $5,000, with the final number of awards and award amounts determined by school year, demonstrated financial need and available funding. ■ Deadline: March 1, 2021 ■ Contact: Phone: 1-800-227-5558 ext. 6250 Email: Website: Registration Is Open For Black Girls CODE & Nike's 2021 Virtual Hackathon! In 2021, we're furthering our mission of empowering our #futuretechbosses to use technology as a vessel to evoke change in their communities. This year, in partnership with Nike, we are hosting a virtual hackathon, which will explore the intersection of sports and activism through a digital lens. From Serena Williams to LeBron James, we've witnessed athletes bravely and boldly use their platforms to bring awareness to causes they are passionate about, speak up for the voiceless, and ultimately take their leadership skills beyond the court and field to cultivate real change in communities that need it the most. During this hackathon—dubbed Just Hack It: Powering Human Connection—our #futuretechbosses will team up to tap into the power of collective innovation and create tech projects that will enable a Nike athlete to build a digital community around an issue they're dedicated to changing. Whether it is an app centered on civic engagement or a website that focuses on holistic wellbeing, through this three-day interactive event our #futuretechbosses will garner hands-on experience with using technology for social good. Students will have the opportunity to win amazing prizes! Just Hack It: Powering Human Connection kicks off on April 23rd and is open to girls between the ages 12 to 17 years old. The hackathon is beginner friendly, all coding levels are welcome! Join us! Register Here BROOKLYN TRANSITION & COLLEGE ACCESS CENTER AND CUNY LEADS PRESENT: VIRTUAL COLLEGE READINESS WORKSHOP SERIES Are you interested in attending a CUNY School? This 3-week series will provide information on resources for college, the application process and skills needed to succeed. FEBRUARY 2ND, 9TH, 23RD - 4:00PM - 5:00PM FEBRUARY 2: FINANCIAL AIDE AND ADMISSIONS ☐ Understanding the college financial and application process for Fall 2021 ☐ Financial and application deadlines for Fall 2021 ☐ How to connect with colleges virtually FEBRUARY 9: ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT ☐ Educational requirements ☐ Choosing a major ☐ Associate’s/Bachelor’s degree programs ☐ Transfer requirements FEBRUARY 23: ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES AND CUNY LEADS PROGRAM ☐ Receiving accommodations in the college environment ☐ Role of self-advocacy ☐ Important skills – time management, note taking, test taking, strategic reading and study skills ☐ Career Readiness: What can the CUNY LEADS Program do for you CLICK HERE TO REGISTER The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Aspire Program is a 100% FREE 2-year college prep and mentoring program for high school students from underrepresented communities in New York City, who will be first-generation college students. This is an excellent opportunity for high school Sophomores to begin preparing to apply to college and receive support over their Junior and Senior year. You can see our program flyer here. Deadlines Priority Application Deadline: March 1, 2021 Priority Application Notification: March 16, 2021 Final Application Deadline: April 16, 2021 Final Notification: April 29, 2021 Contact: Alex Alvarado Administrative Aide, Office of Special Programs NYU School of Professional Studies 7 East 12th Street, Room 437 New York, NY 10003 (212) 992-9082 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. Contact the TBLS Parent Association any time at

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