113 Lafayette Ave, Buffalo, NY 14213(716) 923-1534 Fax: (716) 768-0980

Important Message

  • To Our WBCS School Community: 

    We are writing to you with overwhelming feelings of sorrow, outrage, and dismay following the death of George Floyd and the events and turmoil that have transpired over the past few days. We cannot remain silent on this. We need our students, staff and families of color to know that we care, you are important, and you are not alone. WBCS stands with you.

    WBCS was founded on the principles of diversity; we are incredibly proud of the diverse community we have built over the past eight years. However, our sentiments and actions need to go beyond celebrating diversity but unequivocally defending it.  We  need to be clear in our message that WBCS is a school that will not support racial or ethnic inequality.  We need all of our students to know they are valued and loved.  We need all families to feel welcome when they walk through our doors.  We must continue our conversations about race which includes examining our practices and removing obstacles that contribute to systemic inequities. We must foster a culture of inclusion – for students, families and staff.  

    As we find ourselves separated during the pandemic, it poses a challenge to connect and provide emotional support in the same way we typically would.  But know we are here.  Our administrators, teachers, and social worker will continue to work hard to provide support to our students and families.  We will post resources on how to talk with children about violence, racism and traumatic events.  We will provide guidance to our teachers so they can discuss the issue in an age-appropriate manner. We want our students to feel supported.  However, please feel free to contact us if you feel as though your child may need additional support. 

    We will continue to ask for your support to insure that WBCS remains a place where everyone receives the compassion, empathy and humanity they deserve.  

    Sincerely, 

    WBCS School Administration and the Board of Trustees 


Family Group

The West Buffalo Charter School Family Group is a gathering of family, guardians, grandparents, caregivers, and friends of WBCS students who care about the growth of our kids and school community. A school cannot function on its own. It relies on the support of its families. A strong Family Group helps not only to promote the school, but to establish a sense of community within the school and throughout its neighborhood. We assist in providing an environment that fosters family involvement in education. We help by identifying resources that are beneficial for our students and establishing goals to aid our students in getting what they need. We provide consistent and accurate communication between families and administration. We invite you to lend your voice on the issues that matter most to our kids.

 

Contact the Family Group Board by email at: familygroup@westbuffalocharter.org

 

Board of Director positions and their roles:

Director:

  • Point of contact for all family event and fundraising proposals
  • Coordinator for school donations
  • Liaison between the Family Group and school administration
  • Creating Family Group agendas and leading Family Group meetings
  • Delegating tasks to Board of Directors and Family Group members
  • Scheduling Family Group meetings and Family Group events

Assistant Director:

  • Point of contact for all family event and fundraising proposals
  • Coordinator for school donations
  • Liaison between the Family Group and school administration
  • Creating Family Group agendas and leading Family Group meetings in the absence of the Director
  • Assisting with task delegation for the Board of Directors and Family Group members
  • Assisting with the scheduling of Family Group meetings and Family Group events

Secretary:

  • Updating and maintaining Family Group email and contact lists
  • Recording Family Group meeting minutes
  • Distributing meeting minutes
  • Managing and updating WBCS Facebook page
  • Keeping historic documentation of all meetings, events, fundraisers, etc.

Treasurer:

  • Tracking Family Group funds including all incoming and outgoing monies
  • Securing financial sign-offs with WBCS CFO Elizabeth Sterns
  • Maintain current information on available Family Group funds for events, field trips, and other Family Group funded proceedings