Harlem Link Parent Association

About the Harlem Link Parent Association

Harlem Link’s Parent Association is an independent organization led by parents of students at the school. The PA works with the school’s Manager of Family Engagement to organize monthly meetings and workshops at the school and to provide resources and communication for parents and other school community members. The PA’s main purpose is to establish and maintain a high level of parent participation in the education of their children. Emphasis is placed on the commitment of parents to be engaged through participation in school events, community outreach, political activism and fundraising. The PA also sponsors a number of special events throughout the school year including fundraisers, outreach efforts and cultural celebrations.

General Parent Association Meetings happen on the first Wednesday of each month. There are two times to attend: 8:15am or 5:30pm. Meeting announcements will always be in the Monthly Announcement Packages.

This year, Harlem Link has parent meetings with each grade from Pre-K through 5th Grade. The goals of these meetings are for families to work together on a special project, activity, or event to help in their child’s classroom communities. Meetings are organized by Class Parent Leaders and Ms. Valerie Babb, Harlem Link’s Manager of Family Engagement. Meeting announcements will always be in your child’s homework folder.

The Harlem Link Parent Association officers for the 2016-2017 school year will be announced soon:

Vacant, President

Vacant, Vice President

Vacant, Secretary

Vacant, Treasurer

Special Events

Events in 2016-2017

· Thursday, September 29th – Back-to-School Night

· Friday, October 16thSchool Reading Celebration

· Tuesday, October 27th – October 29thSmile NY Dental Cleaning

· Thursday, October 29thHalloween Party

· Wednesday and Thursday, November 18th and 19thParent-Teacher Conferences

· Thursday, December 17thWinter Festival

· Monday, January 11th – 13thSmile NY Dental Cleaning

· Thursday, January 21stPicture Day

· Tuesday, February 2ndCharter School Advocacy Day in Albany

· Thursday, February 11th -Black History Month Celebration

· Wednesday and Thursday, February 24th and 25thParent-Teacher Conferences and NYC Surveys

· Monday, February 22nd– 26thScholastic Book Fair

· Friday, March 4thRead Across America & School Reading Celebration

· Monday, May 2nd– May 6thTeacher Appreciation Week

· Thursday, June 16thPre-K Stepping Up Ceremony

· Tuesday, June 21st5th Grade Graduation Ceremony

· Wednesday, June 22ndKindergarten Achievement Ceremony

· Wednesday and Thursday, June 22nd and 23rdParent-Teacher Conferences

Harlem Link Assemblies at 3:10pm, Gym

K-2 Assemblies:

Wednesday, October 7

Wednesday October 28

Wednesday, December 2

Wednesday, January 6

Wednesday, February 3

Wednesday, March 2

Wednesday, April 6

Wednesday, May 4

Wednesday, June 1

3-5 Assemblies:

Wednesday, October 21

Wednesday, November 4

Wednesday, December 16

Wednesday, January 20

Wednesday, February 10

Wednesday, March 16

Wednesday, April 20

Wednesday, May 18

Wednesday, June 15

Harlem Link Spirit Days for Pre-K to 5th Grade

Friday, October 28th: Costume Spirit Day

Wear any school appropriate costume, with your regular Harlem Link shoes.

Friday, November 18th: Silly Hat Spirit Day

Wear any school appropriate silly hat, with your regular Harlem Link uniform.

Friday, December 16th: Pajama Spirit Day

Wear any sneaker you want, with your regular Harlem Link uniform.

Friday, January 27th: Silly Shirt Spirit Day

Wear any school appropriate silly shirt, with your regular Harlem Link pants and shoes.

Friday, February 17th: Superhero Spirit Day

Wear any superhero outfit/costume that is school appropriate, with your regular Harlem Link shoes.

Friday, March 24th : Sports Shirt Spirit Day

Wear any sports shirt that is school appropriate, with your regular Harlem Link pants and shoes.

Friday, April 28th : Animal Dress up Spirit Day

Wear any pajamas that are school appropriate, with your regular Harlem Link shoes.

Friday, May 26th: Career Dress up Spirit Day

Wear any colored clothing you want, school appropriate, with your regular Harlem Link shoes.

Friday, June 16th: Favorite Clothes Spirit Day

Wear your favorite outfit to school, school appropriate.

 

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Harlem Link parent:

"I like the diverse curriculum of the charter school my child attends. My daughter is not only learning the basics of arithmetic and English, but her studies are rich in science, the arts and social studies. I also appreciate the way the school makes me feel welcome as a partner in my child's education."

(Charter School Center website)