parent Leadership Council

Dear WCHS Families,
          Hello, it’s your Parent Coordinator & PLC Liaison Ms. Pink and your Parent Leadership Council (PLC) President Ms. Burns. We know it’s been an extremely difficult past few days with so many different emotions and feelings.  As parents we can relate, you had to have difficult talks with your child about the events that took place and help them process their emotions and fears. At the same time you want the best for your child and most importantly to keep them safe & healthy. Know that Ms. Burns and I are here for you, to be your listening ear and provide you with parent support. Our school is working very hard to not only to provide your child with an excellent education but most importantly to keep your child and the school community safe. Our Head of School is reviewing your concerns and fears you shared at the Town Hall meeting. Please check your emails and phone messages from the school for updates. If you need any resources or additional support please email Ms. Pink at mpink@the for a Google Meets conference between Monday- Thursday 9am – 2pm. Please find resources from Ms. Pink under “Ms. Pink’s Resources”. We hope you find it helpful. We also hope to see you at our Virtual meeting on February 16th, 2023 at 6pm.  Know that you All are in our thoughts and Prayers and as a school community together with time we can heal and grow. Check your email for login information.
Warmest Regards,
Your Parent Coordinator & PLC Liaison Ms. Pink
Your Parent Leadership Council (PLC) President Ms. Burns


Meeting DateAgenda and MinutesMeeting MaterialsVideo (if applicable)
January 26, 2023Slides
December 22, 2022Slides
November 29, 2022Slides
October 2022Slides
September 2022Slides
June 2022Agenda and MinutesSlides
May 26, 2022Agenda and MinutesSlides
March 24, 2022Agenda and MinutesSlides
April 28, 2022Agenda and MinutesSlides
February 17, 2022Agenda and MinutesSlides
January 5, 2022Slides
December 9, 2021Agenda and MinutesSlides
November 18, 2021Slides
October 28, 2021Slides
September 23, 2021Agenda and MinutesSlides
June 17, 2021Agenda and MinutesSlides
May 27, 2021Agenda and MinutesSlides
April 29, 2021Agenda and MinutesSlides
March 18, 2021Agenda and MinutesSlides
February 25, 2021Agenda and MinutesSlides
January 28, 2021Agenda and MinutesSlides
December 10, 2020Agenda and MinutesSlides
November 19, 2020Agenda and MinutesSlides
October 29, 2020Agenda and MinutesSlides
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


Grand Rising Families,

      My name is Seleste Burns and I’m your Parent Leadership Council (PLC) President. My scholar is currently in grade 9. I come with a vast background in education, business and philanthropy. As you start the year, remember that our focus is on our scholars and increasing Family Engagement here at Williamsburg Charter High School (WCHS). If this is your first year at WCHS, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to each of you. If you are a “seasoned” WCHS family, I know that you are as excited as we are to be starting the school year up again. 

    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.

“Every child’s potential is a reality…”

Thank you and Have a Great Year!!!

Warmest Regard,

Ms. Burns

Seleste Burns, PLC President

If you would like to speak with Ms. Burns, 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