Parent Facilitator/DPCC

According to federal, state and local educational laws, school parent groups are required to elect/select parents to sit on committees that allow parents and guardians the opportunity to have a voice in school policies. There are two committees that require parent representatives from our school. Parents serving on these committees must be active members of the school parent organization (at City Honors this is PTSCO):

1) The Site Based Management Team (SBMT): The school is seeking five parents (including the Parent Facilitator and DPCC representative, plus five alternates) to attend monthly meetings of the SBMT. This team is school-based governance body responsible for the annual Budget and Growth Plan.

2) District Parent Coordinating Council (DPCC): The DPCC has monthly business meetings to consider and address issues facing families and students across the Buffalo Public School district. Each school is expected to elect/select two parents – a representative and an alternate, but all meetings are open to all parents. This year, the meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Please feel free to attend the next meeting on Tuesday October 10th from 6-8 pm at the Stanley P. Makowski school. A committee fair explaining the different opportunities for committee participation within the DPCC will be held directly prior to the Business Meeting, from 5-6 pm.

Additional information regarding these committees can be found on the CHS Website under parent resources. If you require a paper copy please contact Donna Graham (

If you are interested in nominating yourself or another person, please contact Donna Graham ( and copy Mau Tripp ( by 10-13-17. If you have any further questions regarding these committees please contact Dr. Wendy Mistretta (

Should enough parents express interest in the SBMT and DPCC committees we will schedule a vote in late October. Otherwise we will use a selection process with those who step forward to volunteer. Every parent voice is valued. Please consider making yours heard!


Donna Graham
PTSCO Lead Parent

Dear CHS Parents and Teachers,

The 14th Annual ‘Party in the Hall’ will take place on Friday May 1st in our school atrium from 6:00-8:30pm. This 21-and-over event brings together alumni, parents, staff and friends of the school to build community and benefit the CH/FMP Foundation. Join us for an evening of great food, drink and community!  Proceeds this year will go toward the major initiative the Foundation is spearheading to improve the sound, lighting and acoustics in our school auditorium.

Invitations have been mailed to all CHS families.  If you did not receive a copy of the invitation, it may be viewed here.

Tickets may also be purchased online.

Tickets start at $30.

Please be sure to get your tickets early, as there will be limited amount of tickets at the door.

Special Request:  If you work in the food or beverage industry and would be willing to donate food or drinks to the party, please contact Mine Dosluoglu at Your help is very much appreciated.

Thank you for your continued support of our school. We look forward to seeing you on this very special evening!

Mine Dosluoglu

Parent Facilitator

Dear CHS Families,

It is already the middle of the first half of the school year. I hope your kids are doing fine with their studies. You can always contact me with questions about our school or school district via email and/or you can meet with me at school on your convenience. Thank you for attending/volunteering at various events and supporting your children to strive better.

Here’s a recap of what is happening at our school;

Couple weeks ago we have started the Middle School after school program. It is a parent run/taught, activity program that allows middle school students to work on fun subjects, get to know students from different classes, learn to work in groups and create without being graded or tested. Four classes that are offered this semester are: 3D animation, concept art-pre-animation art, imagination-word play and superfoods-healthy cooking. We have 57 students participating and so far everyone seems happy. We would like to expand this program with the help of other parents, who would like to come and teach interesting subjects next semester. If you have a special skill and time to take part in, please contact me.

I’d like to emphasize the benefit of the Writing Center to our high school students. Mrs. Biernat, the writing coach is at school in the Museum Room every Monday and Thursday between 11am-1pm, waiting for your kids. If you are the parents of juniors and seniors, who are writing essays for college applications, she is a great resource. She can meet with your kids and read their essays and give great constructive criticism. I’ve been through the college process with my son last year who applied to 9 colleges with extra writing supplements. I cannot rave more about Mrs. Biernat’s help. She read each and every one of his drafts and helped him perfect them before submission. The Writing Center is supported by the CHS Foundation, please talk to your kids to use this valuable resource at their disposal.

You can periodically check out the school calendar on the school website for the upcoming events,

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving,

Mine Dosluoglu

Dear CHS Families,

I would like to thank everyone who has participated in any capacity making the 13th annual Party in the Hall a great success. Through an amazing volunteer effort we have exceeded our preset target. It was a night of genuine celebration, communication and collaboration. It was great to see alumni, alumni parents, faculty, staff and existing parents having fun together. What a great community we have!

We are in the last quarter of the school year but we still have a lot to do. Please encourage your children to stay on track. As spring creeps in, it may be difficult to stay focused. Lastly, I would like to remind you to vote on Tuesday for the school board elections. Please keep in mind that the result of this election will have a direct influence in your child’s future. It does not matter who you vote for, but that you participate in our democracy. Children who see their parents vote are more likely to be engaged voters themselves some day. If you need more information about the candidates, please see the link below:

Thank you for your continued support of our school!

Mine Dosluoglu

CHS Parent Facilitator

Greetings CHS Families,

We are almost done with the first half of the school year. Before going into the Winter Break, I’d like to inform you about the upcoming Parent Climate Survey. You will be receiving a mini survey about ‘how we are doing’ via email – it is also linked here. Please print and fill it out and send it addressed to Parent Facilitator back to school. It is important for us to understand where we are at in terms of communication between parents and school and how the parents would like to support the school activities. If you have any problems accessing the survey online or printing please contact me.

I’m attaching a parent packet – here, put together by the Office and Parent and Family Engagement. It is a handbook of parent’s rights, tips on how to help your child and conduct business with the school. It is a useful tool, so please read it through and refer to it when you need it.

Last but not least, I’ve attended the meeting with the Commissioner John King and Regent Chancellor Emeritus Robert Bennet on Common Core Standards. What I have taken back from that meeting is as follows;
– The number of tests our kids are taking did not change by the new Common Core Standards
– Some school districts have started implementing these standards much earlier than others, so every school district is at a different pace
– The need for more rigorous and real life content base education has been accepted by teachers, parents, administrators, employers and lawmakers.
– Local districts are free to choose their reading lists and problem sets etc.
– Schools with high number of English Language Learner students will offer state tests in native languages
– Everyone agrees that there is much needed on task training.
– None of the student data will be sold to third parties.
– The main goal of Common Core Standards is to educate students to the level of college and career readiness.

If you need more information or have questions on Common Core Standards, please contact me. A list of frequently asked questions is attached here –CCLS_FAQ
Wishing you all Happy Holidays!

Mine Dosluoglu


Dear CHS Parents,

It makes me very happy to see that our school is hosting exciting events and involving parents, students and community members. Thanks to the hard work of music department we had Rock the Hilltop on Friday night. On the 13th we have hosted the Buffalo-Niagara One Region Forward seminar. The hockey and basketball teams are having their games frequently. There is also a lot going on in the district. Every school is asked to form a health and wellness committee to comply with the regulations. If you are passionate about teaching kids making healthy choices you might want to join in. Our representative to the district is Ms. Adrienne Romanowicz, you can reach her at The district is having a workshop tomorrow on this subject. Please see the flyer – (Parent Flyer- click here). In addition to that the first Superintendent’s Roundtable meeting is taking place tomorrow. If you ahve questions or concerns about Common Core, it is a good opportunity to attend and express them in person.

You can find me at school at room #10 every Wednesday and Thursday from 9-11am or reach me at if you need more info about school matters or the district.

Thank you for your continuous support of our school,

Mine Dosluoglu

Dear CHS Parents,

Do you have problems getting on Infinite Campus to see your child’s grades, assignments etc?

I have attended a workshop on Tuesday and learned valuable information that I would like to share with you. If you need assistance please let me know. If you have not received your initial “key” to make an account please contact me, so I can help you out.

When you are checking your child’s attendance and see that he/she is marked “unexcused absence” although you signed your child out from the office for a doctor’s appointment, remember the send in the note from doctor’s office the next day, so the records would be adjusted.

I’m at the Parent Room #10 on Wednesdays and Thursdays 9-11am. You can make an appointment if these hours do not suit you.

Thanks for your continued support of CHS,

Mine Dosluoglu
Parent Facilitator

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the new school year. I will be at your service as the parent facilitator this year as well. You can contact me via email for your questions or come and see me at the new parent room (Room#11 on the ground floor across form Mr.s Reese’s class) on Wednesdays or Thursdays between 8:00-10:00am.

The district Parent and Family Engagement office is working very hard to collaborate with us, parents bring our comments or concerns to the Education Dept. They are going to offer panel discussions and workshops during the school year, one of which will take place on October 29th on How to use the Parent Portal. If you have difficulties in using the infinite campus to check your student’s grades, assignments and attendance data, this is a great chance to learn from the experts. Please check out the flyer (click here-ParentPortalWorkshop) to sign up with a session. If you cannot make it to that workshop and need help with Infinite Campus I can help you with your questions.

Please check CHS calendar periodically for upcoming events and keep reading the CHS View.

thanks for your continuing support of our school,

Mine Dosluoglu
CHS Parent Facilitator

Dear CHS Families,

We are all excited for the Party in the Hall coming up on Friday, May 3rd. For 11 years this event brought together parents, teachers, faculty, staff and alumni. The proceeds of the party will be benefitting the visual arts department this year. And in the past we have supported the SOS program, the writing center and other academic programs that were not funded by other means. City Honors Foundation is the only fundraising body for our school as of this year and this will be the only event for the 2012-2013 academic year. We are hoping that you will come and celebrate with us. You can find the sign up information on the school’s website on the events section, if you have not saved the mailed invitation. We have extended the RSVP date to May 1st.

Secondly, there will be a Spring Parent Assembly hosted by Buffalo Schools and DPCC on Saturday May 4th at Dr. Lydia T Wright  School #89. The school’s address is 106 Appenheimer St. 14214.  The program starts at 10:15 and ends 3pm. There will be performances, school showcases, food, refreshments, vendors and free health screenings. You can find more information on

Last but not least, we ask you to attend PTSCO meeting in May. There will be the election of the new officers. If you have been waiting to get involved in the parent organizations at our school, you should not miss this meeting. Please watch out for the emails announcing the meeting.

Thank you for your continuing support of our school and programs!

Happy Spring!

Submitted by:  Mine Dosluoglu

Dear CHS Families,

I hope you all had a nice relaxing time during the holidays. Now we are back to school and many meetings and workshops are taking place in the district. The superintendent Dr. Pamela Brown is having her 3rd roundtable meeting at Herman Badillo Bilingual Academy on January 15, 6-7:30pm. The topic of this session will be “Increasing involvement through Technology” I recommend every parent to attend these meetings and ask questions to Dr. Brown and her team about his/her specific issues face to face. It is a great opportunity to talk to the superintendent and experts in those settings.

For parents who are thinking of getting involved , serve actively on parent run organizations there’ll be two training sessions (both the same, you can attend one of them according to your availability) January 17 at Southside Elementary #93 9-11am  or January 23 Stanley Makowski #99 6-8pm In this training you will;

– Learn how to identify strengths in yourself and other parents that will support our students and schools
– Get practical advice for organizing and empowering parents in classrooms,schools and the community
– Get connected with other parents and resources that will help you be more effective in your work as a parent leader and advocate.

Please send me an email if you would like to sign up for these workshops, so I can register you.

At the end of January, I will be sending a climate survey with your child home. Please fill it out and send it back to school addressed to “Parent Facilitator” We are trying to have your input in developing efficient communication between parents and the school.

Last but not least, Buffalo Board of Education will have 6 seats opening this term and the election is on May 7th.  It is important to know about the candidates and participate in voting since they will representing your district and making decisions for the education system. Buffalo school district gets almost $1 Billion a year and it is good to know who is managing that budget and making policies. You can get the information from

I will continue to be at school on Tuesdays 8-10am and Wednesdays 12:30-14:30pm at the parent room. You can come and talk to me if you need information or have questions.
You can always reach me via email at any day of the week.

Best wishes,

Mine Dosluoglu
Parent Facilitator

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    September 4: Crew Open House @ WSRC, 6p
    September 6: First Day of School
    September 12: Parent Get Acquainted Night, 6-8p
    September 18: Senior Photo/Make Up Day
    September 20: Back to School Food Truck Party, 5-8p
    September 28: Open House, 9-11a
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