We are calling all parents to our second PO meeting on March 16th. You will be electing the 2017 PO Board. We will install the PO President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Business Rep. Your participation is needed and appreciated.
After our Board has been installed, we will be preparing a calendar of events for the rest of the year. Suggestions and resources are welcomed. We have already conducted a Bake Sale to collect initial PO funds. Our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Malcolm, has begun initial planning to hit the ground running. “We will be faced with the challenge to fundraise heavily to be able to support family enrichment activities” said Ms. Malcolm.
On Monday, March 6, we reached out to Mothers in our Village. The event was a follow up to “Donuts with Dad” event back in October. Both events, along with the Parent’s Saturday Academy are parts of our effort to include parents and families into our New Hope community. As the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Bishop Findlayter, has stated, “we need and want parent participation to increase dramatically as it was always meant to be
On Friday March 10th, New Hope family conducted this year's first major cultural event. Students from Kindergarten to Fifth grade participated in our “We Were More Than Slaves” show. The event was attended by more than 300 guests that included parents and family members.
The students rose to the challenge and made their parents, family, and teachers proud. They danced to African, modern, and oldies but goodies tunes. They sang old Negro Spirituals and modern songs of inspiration. They revisited the Dream and the era of Civil Rights Movements and tackled the issues of today, like Black Lives Matter.
The program was achieved in the true spirit of collaboration which is one of the main focus of the Leadership Team. Everyone had a hands in the success of the event: parents, custodians, teachers, administrators and of course our scholars.
In April we will be conducting our Students’ Art Auction. Please make sure to mark your April Calendar.
Applications are now available for the 2017-2018 School year. Please visit the school to pick up your application packet or register on line by clicking
Open House will take place from March 13th to March 25Th for those who wish to visit the school. Please call to set up your appointment time. (718-337-8303)