parent Leadership Council


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Meeting DateAgenda and MinutesMeeting MaterialsVideo (if applicable)
June 2024Available upon requestSlides>
May 2024Available upon requestSlides>
April 2024Available upon requestSlides
March 2024Available upon requestSlides
February 2024Available upon requestSlides
January 2024Available upon requestSlidesN/A (in-person meeting)
December 2023Available upon requestSlides
November 2023Available upon requestSlidesN/A (in-person meeting)
October 2023Available upon requestSlides
September 2023Available upon requestSlides
June 2023Available upon requestSlides
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April 2023Available upon requestSlides
March 30, 2023Available upon requestSlides
February 16, 2023Available upon requestSlides
January 26, 2023Available upon requestSlides
December 22, 2022Available upon requestSlides
November 29, 2022Available upon requestSlides
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June 2022Agenda and MinutesSlides
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April 28, 2022Agenda and MinutesSlides
February 17, 2022Agenda and MinutesSlides
January 5, 2022Available upon requestSlides
December 9, 2021Agenda and MinutesSlides
November 18, 2021Available upon requestSlides
October 28, 2021Available upon requestSlides
September 23, 2021Agenda and MinutesSlides
June 17, 2021Agenda and MinutesSlides
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March 18, 2021Agenda and MinutesSlides
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January 28, 2021Agenda and MinutesSlides
December 10, 2020Agenda and MinutesSlides
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September 24, 2020Agenda and MinutesSlides
August 27, 2020Agenda and MinutesSlides
July 30, 2020Agenda and MinutesSlides
June 23, 2020Slides
May 26, 2020Slides
April 28, 2020Slides
March 24, 2020
February 26, 2020
January 28, 2020Agenda
December 17, 2019AgendaResources

November 19, 2019Agenda
October 15, 2019AgendaResources
September 17, 2019
June 11, 2019
April 30, 2019
March 19, 2019



Greetings Families,

My name is Ms. Melody Pink. I’m so honored and proud to have the role as your Parent Coordinator and being a part of your family’s village in your scholar’s success here at WCHS. It’s a privilege for me to encourage and develop positive relationships between our school and families. I am also the Liaison between the PLC and the school.

Here at WCHS we strongly encourage Parent Involvement. Your thoughts and opinions are extremely important. As your Parent Coordinator I want you to look at me as your resource guide. If you need information and referrals to any of the following please feel free to meet with me. If it’s not listed I will be happy to look into it for you:

  • Parenting Tips / Effective Communication
  • Trade School & Other Alternatives
  • GED
  • ESL ( English as a Second Language) Programs
  • Adult Trade School Programs and Continuing Education Programs
  • Referrals
  • Food Pantry / Snap Benefits Information
  • Back to School, Holiday & Prom Giveaways and more…


Without you and your scholar we would not have a school community. I want you to help me build our school community and increase parent involvement here at WCHS. We have an Amazing Parent Leadership Council (PLC) that meets monthly. We discuss school news,  parent concerns and we have a workshop incorporated within the meeting with topics such as:

  • Accessing Your Community          
  • Parenting Tips & Communication Skills
  • Looking for a Trade Program?
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • It’s Never Too Early to Begin Applying for Scholarships, Path to College
  • Accessing your Community through a Pandemic
  • Are you Ready for a Career Change?  / Employment & Job Readiness and many other topics.
  • COVID- 19 Resources & more…

This is going to be an exciting year, and I look forward to working closely with you and your scholar. Please feel free to contact me Monday – Thursday 9am- 2pm by email at or via phone at (718) 782-9830 ext. 2095

 “ Purpose is an essential element of you. It is the reason you are on the planet at this particular time in history” –Chadwick Boseman


Warm Wishes,
Ms.  Melody Pink
Your Parent Coordinator


Melody Pink, Parent Coordinator

You can reach me by phone at 718-782-9830 ext. 2095 or via email at


Hello Families,

  My name is  Monique Bowens and I’m your Parent Leadership Council (PLC) President. My scholar is in 9th grade. I come with  a background in the medical field. I work with elderly and disabled people.  I’m also a strong advocate for Charter Schools and ensuring that all scholars who attend charter schools receive the resources and materials they need to succeed. I’m very proud to be a WCHS parent. As I embark  as your PLC President, my goal is to build a partnership with our Head of School, our Leadership Team, our amazing Teachers, and our invaluable Staff to provide an excellent learning experience for our scholars. I will be working closely with our Parent Coordinator & Parent Leadership Council Liaison Ms. Pink to bring informative, enriching meetings & workshops to all families each month. I encourage each and every one of you to become a part of our team. The number one reason to join the PLC & to attend our monthly meetings are to benefit our scholars. In doing so, you also help us. But there are many more advantages:

  • By becoming a PLC member, you’ll be demonstrating to your scholar the importance you place on education.
  •  By getting involved, you’ll be part of the solution, helping to make positive change. PLC functions provide opportunities to meet other parents, gain knowledge, resources for your family and learn about youth opportunities & enrichment programs for your scholar to build their resume for college and beyond. I’m here to inspire you, to encourage you and to lift you and your family up.

 The PLC is a forum for exchanging ideas, attending the PLC meetings monthly you can make suggestions, and provide your input.

-Warmest Regards,
Monique Bowens

                               “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do”

Monique Bowens, PLC President

If you would like to speak with Ms. Bowens, please contact

My name is Denise Turner and I am a Senior Medical Secretary at Weill Cornell Medicine which is a part of New York Presbyterian Hospital. My son is an 11th grader here at Williamsburg Charter School. I am excited for the opportunity to be the PLC Secretary, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the future of the PLC.

I would to run for the position of Secretary of the PLC.

Positive Affirmation:

“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.”

-Jack Canfield

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”


Denise Turner, PLC Secretary

If you would like to speak with Ms. Turner, please contact

Greetings! I’m Lucia Martinez-Jimenez, a proud parent of an incoming freshman, and I’m absolutely delighted to be the Treasurer for the Parent Leadership Council (PLC). I wholeheartedly embrace the PLC’s mission and am committed to cultivating an inclusive educational environment. Financial Expertise: I possess a strong foundation in financial management thanks to my background as an Accounts Payable Specialist and Assistant Manager in the hospitality industry. This background ensures the transparent and precise handling of the PLC’s finances. Board Experience: My tenure as a Student-Parent Board Member at LaGuardia Community College’s Early Childhood Learning Center Programs Inc. has equipped me with valuable insights into program regulations and have contributed to successful financial audits. Communication & Organization: My strong communication and organizational abilities will facilitate clear financial record-keeping and transparent parent-administrator communication.In summary, I am well-prepared and enthusiastic about taking on the role of Treasurer. I am ready to uphold the core values of the PLC, maintain open and effective communication, and ensure the responsible management of our finances. I am eagerly looking forward to the opportunity to contribute to the success of our school community. Thank you for considering my candidacy.    

– Parent Leadership Council = “Passionately Leading Change.”

Positive Affirmation: “To pursue lifelong learning and inspire others to do the same.” 

Lucia Martinez-Jimenez, PLC Treasurer

If you would like to speak with Ms. Martinez-Jimenez, please contact



We the PLC are parent volunteers. Our group was founded in 2018. We represent the parents and guardians of Williamsburg Charter High School. We meet monthly as a collective group to discuss  parent concerns and ways to improve our school. We work for you, the parents. Your voices, your comments and concerns are heard through us. We voice your comments, issues and concerns to the Board of Trustees, Head of School, and other School Leadership. We believe that every scholar deserves an outstanding education. Together we can Change History and Change Lives.


  • Be a parent/guardian that wants to improve the quality of your scholar’s education.
  • Attend monthly meetings and workshops.
  • Get access to family and community resources.
  • Make our school community stronger by letting your voice be heard.
  • Participate in life changing programs and workshops. 
  • Show your scholars you care about them and their education.


  • Develop parent leadership and build capacity for greater involvement.
    Foster and encourage parent participation at all levels.
    Develop a cooperative relationship between the parents and staff at WCHS.
    Provide opportunities and training for parents to participate in school governance and decision making.
    Provide support and resources to all families for the benefit and educational growth of all scholars.


  1.  When and how often are the PLC meetings?
    We have monthly Virtual Zoom meetings open to all WCHS families and in person events. Please refer to the WCHS school website for updated schedule at:
    Our Parents – WCHS (

  2. How can I stay up to date on PLC events, news or if I would like to join?
    – Visit the School Website: Our Parents – WCHS (
    – Email the PLC at:
    Email WCHS’s Parent Coordinator & Liaison to the PLC, Ms. Pink at:


In this section you will find a listing of guest speakers who presented at our PLC Council Meetings.


In this section you will find community resources, community happenings, parenting tips and more from your Parent Coordinator Ms. Pink.


In this section you will find useful parenting articles, videos and tips on parenting.
  • Why and How To Partner With Your Child’s Teacher By Amanda Morin


2023-24 PLC Meetings

Parent Leadership Council (PLC) Virtual Meetings for
2023-2024 School Year
● September 28th, 2023 at 6pm
● October 26th, 2023 at 6pm
● November 30th, 2023 at 6pm
● December 21st, 2023 at 6pm
● January 25th, 2024 at 6pm
● February 29th, 2024 at 6pm
● March 28th, 2024 at 6pm
● April 25th, 2024 at 6pm
● May 30th, 2024 at 6pm
● June 20th, 2024 at 6pm