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Family Engagement

 At Washington Heights Academy, families get to know teachers, school staff and each other through meetings, workshops, classroom activities and special school-wide events.


Families may support the Academy in many ways, such as joining the Parent-Teacher Association; volunteering in the classroom; serving on committees; donating classroom materials; planning and participating in special events; performing community outreach; serving as bilingual translators; contributing to WHA publications; seeking funds to enrich children’s school experiences; or assisting with long-range planning to support the Academy’s continued growth and success.


The support of our family volunteers can take many forms, from assisting with classroom activities to working on projects in the main office. Teachers may call on parents when they need field trip chaperones or special assistance for a classroom project. Parents also help out at Family Learning Nights and other special events. Parents may contact the Parent Coordinator to offer their assistance. Your help will always be appreciated!