TBLS Town Hall and Important Community Meetings

Dear TBLS Parents and Guardians,

Please be sure it's on your calendar! Join Headmaster Katrina Billy-Wilkinson and the school's administration team for a Town Hall at the TBLS PA's next General Meeting on Wednesday, February 24th, 6:00-7:30pm.

· This is your opportunity to hear the latest on how the school year is going, school reopening discussions, work on a new school building, and much more.

· Please enter your questions here in advance for Ms. Billy-Wilkinson and TBLS leadership so that they are able to address as many questions as possible.

· Registration is not required for this meeting, but your registration here will help us know how many parents and guardians to expect and enable us to add you to the PA's mailing list.

· The PA's executive board will propose an amendment to the PA 2020-2021 budget to add $5,000 in order to meet additional school support needs this year. You must be present (virtually, of course!) to vote on approval of the proposed budget amendment.

· We look forward to seeing you!

Please donate to the TBLS PA. The school's needs continue to increase during this challenging year. Please help the PA ensure that it is able to say YES when the school asks for help -- and to be sure we can meet the proposed budget increase of $5,000. So far, just 48 families have contributed this school year. We are grateful to those families, but we know TBLS can do better. Can you 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.

Other upcoming PA events:

TBLS PA Executive Board Meeting (open to non-EB members as observers). Monday, March 1, 6-7:30pm

Parents' Night Out (join other parents and guardians for an informal discussion). Thursday, March 4, 7-8:00 pm

TBLS PA General Meeting. Wednesday, March 17, 6-7:30 pm


Do you want to know more about school reopening discussions, plans for spring sports, student social-emotional support, and other school issues? Do you want a broader forum to share your views?

Consider attending these meetings:

Citywide Council on High Schools (CCHS) Meeting. Wednesday, February 10. CCHS February 2021 Meeting Notice

Chancellor's Parent Advisory Council (CPAC) Meeting. Thursday, February 11. CPAC February 2021 Meeting Notice

Scholarships, student opportunity and other 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



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



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


☐ Understanding the college financial and application process for Fall 2021

☐ Financial and application deadlines for Fall 2021

☐ How to connect with colleges virtually


☐ Educational requirements

☐ Choosing a major

☐ Associate’s/Bachelor’s degree programs

☐ Transfer requirements


☐ 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


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.


Priority Application Deadline: March 1, 2021

Priority Application Notification: March 16, 2021

Final Application Deadline: April 16, 2021

Final Notification: April 29, 2021


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

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