Buffalo Public School's Office of Parent and Family Engagement

Buffalo Public School's Office of Parent and Family Engagement BPS's Office of Parent and Family Engagement is committed to working with the parents and families in Buffalo to achieve academic success for all students.

It is our hope that the Parent and Family Engagement website provides valuable resources to all of our District's stakeholders, which include parents, families, students, community members, as well as school and district staff. On our site you will find links and news regarding the most current District information for engaging families and students. Should you have questions or would like more details on how to partner with schools, please call 816-3170 or 816-4751.

Operating as usual

11/13/2020
BPS Parent Centers
11/12/2020
BPS Parent Centers

BPS Parent Centers

We are here to help with any questions you may have! The Office of Parent and Family Engagement is hosting live office hours today from 11:00am until 3:00pm.
Simply click on the link below to speak with a member of our office one-on-one.
The meeting is hosted via Teams. After clicking the link, the host will let you in to ask your question.

Please help spread the word. The deadline is fast approaching!
11/11/2020

Please help spread the word. The deadline is fast approaching!

BPS Parent Centers
11/10/2020

BPS Parent Centers

Happening today at 12:30pm via Zoom. Log-in details within the flyer. To review Policy 3170 prior to the meeting, follow this link: buffaloschools.org/Page/82422

BPS Parent Centers
11/09/2020

BPS Parent Centers

The BPS Parent Centers need your help to meet our goal of reaching 5,000 followers by 2021! If you have not done so already, please FOLLOW our page. To do so, once on our page click the "..." button and then click "FOLLOW". Following the page will make sure that you see all of our posts in your News Feed.

Please SHARE this post on your page to spread the word about the BPS Parent Centers page. We want as many people as possible to see the resources we post daily and the Virtual Parent Center Programming hosted on the page!

BPS Parent Centers
11/09/2020
BPS Parent Centers

BPS Parent Centers

We are here to help with any questions you may have! The Office of Parent and Family Engagement is hosting live office hours today from 11:00am until 3:00pm.
Simply click on the link below to speak with a member of our office one-on-one.
The meeting is hosted via Teams. After clicking the link, the host will let you in to ask your question.

BPS Parent Centers
11/09/2020

BPS Parent Centers

BPS Parent Centers
11/06/2020

BPS Parent Centers

BPS Virtual Parent Centers and the BPS Information Technology Department present a new series “Navigating Teams and Schoology”. Session 1 of the program begins November 10th via Microsoft Teams from 2:00-3:00pm.

This session is a training for parents on how to properly log into Teams and use both Schoology for Parents and Microsoft Office 365. The session will also be presented for Spanish speaking families on November 13th via Microsoft Teams from 2:00-3:00pm.

To register for either the English or Spanish presentation, please email James Barnes at [email protected] and indicate which you would like to register for.

BPS Parent Centers
11/05/2020
BPS Parent Centers

BPS Parent Centers

We are here to help with any questions you may have! The Office of Parent and Family Engagement is hosting live office hours today from 11:00am until 3:00pm.
Simply click on the link below to speak with a member of our office one-on-one.
The meeting is hosted via Teams. After clicking the link, the host will let you in to ask your question.

BPS Parent Centers
11/05/2020

BPS Parent Centers

FREE FLU VACCINE available for BPS Students, parents & caregivers, and faculty & staff. Available at select "Grab & Go" sites through 11/25/20. Visit buffaloschools.org for site locations, dates and times.

11/01/2020
BPS Parent Centers
10/30/2020
BPS Parent Centers

BPS Parent Centers

We are here to help with any questions you may have! The Office of Parent and Family Engagement is hosting live office hours today from 11:00am until 3:00pm.
Simply click on the link below to speak with a member of our office one-on-one.
The meeting is hosted via Teams. After clicking the link, the host will let you in to ask your question.

BPS Parent Centers
10/29/2020
BPS Parent Centers

BPS Parent Centers

We are here to help with any questions you may have! The Office of Parent and Family Engagement is hosting live office hours today from 11:00am until 3:00pm.
Simply click on the link below to speak with a member of our office one-on-one.
The meeting is hosted via Teams. After clicking the link, the host will let you in to ask your question.

BPS Parent Centers
10/28/2020
BPS Parent Centers

BPS Parent Centers

We are here to help with any questions you may have! The Office of Parent and Family Engagement is hosting live office hours today from 11:00am until 3:00pm.
Simply click on the link below to speak with a member of our office one-on-one.
The meeting is hosted via Teams. After clicking the link, the host will let you in to ask your question.
https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZjlhNzVmM2QtMTJkZC00ZDI4LTgyN2UtYmYzNDYwOWYwNTYw%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22b5a0d09c-a858-4469-bf68-55aa0aee60da%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22f5e75a47-90c5-4efb-b88c-7e0d4fe5094c%22%7d

BPS Parent Centers
10/27/2020
BPS Parent Centers

BPS Parent Centers

BPS has partnered with the University of Buffalo to provide your high school student with free individualized tutoring in English, math, science and social studies. The program will begin on Monday, November 2nd and continue through Friday, December 18th. Tutoring will be available Monday through Friday, with varied times from 3-5p.m. Please click the UB link below to access information on how to sign-up your student for up to three hours per week. Again, this is for 9-12 students only. Sign-up today! Thank you.
http://ed.buffalo.edu/edprep/homework-help.html

BPS Parent Centers
10/23/2020

BPS Parent Centers

Attention Parents: Please read below for information on how to set up your Parent Schoology Account. For more information and video tutorials follow this link: https://www.buffaloschools.org/Page/88626

10/20/2020

***Immunization Update*** The New York Date Department of Health Is aware that COVID-19 has limited many students’ ability to obtain required vaccinations. As a result, the New York State Department of Health has provided a 30 day extension, effective October 12, 2020 for students to receive all mandated vaccinations. Therefore, students without required vaccinations may continue remote learning during the 30 day extension. The letter from the New York State Department of Health is located on our website at www.buffaloschools.org. If you have further questions, please contact Mai Nguyen, Director of Social Emotional and Wellness Supports at [email protected]. Thank you.

BPS Parent Centers
10/14/2020

BPS Parent Centers

National Youth Confidence Day was originated here in Buffalo, NY as a day to inspire, empower and celebrate the energy a...
10/13/2020

National Youth Confidence Day was originated here in Buffalo, NY as a day to inspire, empower and celebrate the energy and successes of youth worldwide. Come celebrate with Confident Girl Mentoring during our 2020 Harvest Festival & Virtual “Glow Confidence” Summit.
During this two-part FREE event, participants will enjoy a small outdoor harvest festival with workshops, horse carriage rides and hot apple cider, then join a national virtual "glow confidence" zoom summit. Participants of ALL genders and ages will hear from leaders across the world and the youth will have an opportunity to earn a spotlight for the night with our guest DJ King Shad where they can speak about what confidence means to them.

BPS Parent Centers
10/13/2020

BPS Parent Centers

The 2020 Buffalo Public Schools High School Showcase starts tonight! Stream the event live on the BPS Community Schools page. The event runs Tuesday-Friday 5:30pm-7:00pm and Saturday 10:00am-Noon.

BPS Parent Centers
10/06/2020

BPS Parent Centers

Enroll your Pre-K and Kindergarten students today! Instructions in English, Arabic, Burmese, Karen, Nepali, Somali, and Spanish included.

The Office of Parent and Family Engagement's October Newsletter is out now!
10/05/2020

The Office of Parent and Family Engagement's October Newsletter is out now!

BPS Parent Centers
10/02/2020
BPS Parent Centers

BPS Parent Centers

We are here to help with any questions you may have! The Office of Parent and Family Engagement is hosting live office hours today from 8:30am until 3:00pm.
Simply click on the link below to speak with a member of our office 1:1.
The meeting is hosted via Teams. After clicking the link, the host will let you in to ask your questions.
https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MTIwZWYzODEtMDE4MC00OTYwLTgzZDMtZGIzNTFhZWIxNDQw%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22b5a0d09c-a858-4469-bf68-55aa0aee60da%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22117aab06-eb88-4a14-a33b-ee3ddc6cd013%22%7d

10/01/2020

Buffalo Public Schools Parents and Students!
Please click the link below to take an important survey regarding your personal experience with remote learning and your thoughts about returning to school buildings. Please be thoughtful with your answers, as your responses will factor into District actions going forward. Thank you in advance for letting your voice be heard!

Parents: https://www.buffaloschools.org//cms/module/selectsurvey/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=365

Students: https://www.buffaloschools.org//cms/module/selectsurvey/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=364

Register today for a weekly series on mental and emotional wellbeing during COVID-19 presented by Buffalo Center for Hea...
10/01/2020

Register today for a weekly series on mental and emotional wellbeing during COVID-19 presented by Buffalo Center for Health Equity Register online at www.buffalohealthequity.com

BPS Parent Centers
10/01/2020
BPS Parent Centers

BPS Parent Centers

We are here to help with any questions you may have! The Office of Parent and Family Engagement is hosting live office hours today from 8:30am until 3:00pm.
Simply click on the link below to speak with a member of our office 1:1.
The meeting is hosted via Teams. After clicking the link, the host will let you in to ask your questions.

The Office of CLRI invites you to their virtual Anti-Racist Voluntary Book Study.
09/30/2020

The Office of CLRI invites you to their virtual Anti-Racist Voluntary Book Study.

BPS Parent Centers
09/30/2020
BPS Parent Centers

BPS Parent Centers

We are here to help with any questions you may have! The Office of Parent and Family Engagement is hosting live office hours today from 8:30am until 3:00pm.
Simply click on the link below to speak with a member of our office 1:1.
The meeting is hosted via Teams. After clicking the link, the host will let you in to ask your questions.
https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YWM4YzZmYTctNjhmNy00NjNkLTk3NzAtYjhjNWFjNDBlZWQw%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22b5a0d09c-a858-4469-bf68-55aa0aee60da%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22117aab06-eb88-4a14-a33b-ee3ddc6cd013%22%7d

Buffalo Center for Health Equity is starting their Mental & Emotional Wellbeing Series this week.  To register go to www...
09/29/2020

Buffalo Center for Health Equity is starting their Mental & Emotional Wellbeing Series this week. To register go to www.buffalohealthequity.org

BPS Parent Centers
09/29/2020
BPS Parent Centers

BPS Parent Centers

We are here to help with any questions you may have! The Office of Parent and Family Engagement is hosting live office hours today from 8:30am until 3:00pm.
Simply click on the link below to speak with a member of our office 1:1.
The meeting is hosted via Teams. After clicking the link, the host will let you in to ask your questions.

BPS Parent Centers
09/28/2020
BPS Parent Centers

BPS Parent Centers

We are here to help with any questions you may have! The Office of Parent and Family Engagement is hosting live office hours today from 8:30AM until 3:00PM. Simply click on the link below to speak with a member of our office 1:1.
The meeting is hosted via Teams. After clicking the link, the host will let you in to ask your questions.

Parent and Caregiver Virtual Office Hours weekdays from 8:30am - 3:00pm. Please see the flyer for full details.
09/27/2020

Parent and Caregiver Virtual Office Hours weekdays from 8:30am - 3:00pm. Please see the flyer for full details.

Address

333 Clinton Ave
Buffalo, NY
14217

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:00
Thursday 08:30 - 16:00
Friday 08:30 - 16:00

Telephone

(716) 816-3170

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Who should a parent reach out to when they’ve sent a teacher a few emails requesting clarification on a discrepancy on their child’s overall grade in a subject on their progress report, when the teacher does not respond?
Have you been missing your friends. Tired of school online. Come to the GSNC Youth Program meet with friends Do some Art, create your own clothes in Fashion, Come out and Dance and learn videography at West Side Studios Applications at https://www.pushbuffalo.org/apply-now-gsnc-youth-programming-fall-2020/ any questions email Mr. M at [email protected]
Schools can participate in a new kind of parenting education...one that reaches everyone, everywhere, all the time. Advancing Parenting, a Camarillo CA nonprofit organization, produces parenting tips bumper stickers that can be put in holders and placed on tables and counters in school offices so parents can choose one or more for their cars. Bumper stickers are a unique and powerful way to share parenting wisdom. Just one will be read thousands of times. There are fifty-one different stickers in a set and each communicates a parenting behavior or practice generally recognized as supporting the healthy development of children. The tips focus on education, mental health, and character. Visit www.advancingparenting.org for ordering information. Use a computer...our site is not optimized for phones.
My name is Rachel and I just purchased my home here in the City. I have two (2) children who attend BPS. In March of this year we started experiencing a lot of discrimination, aggravated harassment, property damage, 2 attempted murders (including my children’s lives), and public defamation of character by a woman. These acts have continued up until 08/08/2020 and while this woman is set to be arraigned on two (2) separate occasions, I am left to deal with all the backlash. I found out this woman ran for the BPS School Board in 2019 (luckily, she lost). However, she has made many friends with BPS teachers and Board Members. Due to the libelous statements made by this woman all over Facebook, friends of hers whom work for BPS have condemned my name and participated in such slander. I was never convicted of a crime and the other woman is the one who is being arraigned over the incident(s). BPS teachers such as Eve Shippens, Janate Ingram, Deb Jordan, Capucine Philson, as well as possible Board Members she is friends with have completely disgraced my image online by sharing false statements convicting me of being a racist (my children are bi-racial) and accusing me of committing a felony all over Facebook. I am currently attempting to resolve this matter in Supreme Court. However, due to the damage done by BPS teachers, I fear for my children to attend BPS. I fear that my children will be bullied, their grades tampered with, harassed over thinking their mother is a racist and a felon, etc. I no longer feel safe sending my children to a public school as BPS teachers have attacked my name and reputation with lies. I have screenshots as proof. I am writing you today as a concerned mother of my children’s education. My children should not be subjected to harassment or points of view due to libelous statements being made against me by BPS teachers. While these teachers all work for different schools within the City limits, they are all outraged by the lies this woman spread about me. They have already went as far as slandering my good name online ruining my business and reputation. Teachers talk with other teachers outside of their district. I fear my children will take on the backlash as well. My children should be treated equally as every other child and be able to attend school without retaliation or unjustified discipline and harassment. Unfortunately, due to the hatred these teachers display towards me, I do not feel as if my children will be treated equally. I feel as if I am at a standstill, as stated, I just purchased my home and my children must attend a Buffalo School. I have no guarantee that my children will not be subjected to these teacher’s retaliation efforts. I no longer feel safe sending my children to a City School and unfortunately there aren’t many other options available. While I have reached out to private and charter schools, as a parent of children who belong to Buffalo City Schools, I should not have to worry whether or not my children will be bullied by lies. These teachers have already condemned me although I have no conviction nor arrest.
We encourage families to join us for one of these live instructional sessions hosted by summer interns from our Student Technology Leaders Program. Sign up here:
my grandson has no computer and is working to try to earn one can you help??
Please share this information with your PreK and 4th grade summer school students. We are happy to be able to offer FREE ART KITS to our young PreKindergarten and 4th graders currently enrolled in the BPS summer school program. PK and 4th grade summer school students (with guardian) can pick up art kits at: West Hertel Academy #94 on Friday, July 24 between 11AM and 2PM There is a limited supply. The BPS Department of Arts would like to thank our partners at Albright Knox Art Gallery and Burchfield Penney Art Center for their generous donations.
Families and friends of the Department of Arts...please make sure to catch this incredible opportunity. I encourage all of our young artists, lovers of art, and champions of social justice to chime in. Valentino Dixon's story is powerful and I know it will resonate with so many of us in our community. I'll be there with teen moderator Stephen Forman from BAVPA, as well as our friends Mara Koven-Gelman (Buffalo Jewish Community Relations) and Katie Wzontek (JCC). Its all so very exciting! https://www.facebook.com/events/547216979298004/
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Free Poster and Story Contest! Link to details including entry form and more information below!