Our Families

Family Engagement

At Launch, families are our partners and vital participants in their children’s achievement.  In order to serve our students, we get to know the needs of the community and share resources to help families navigate through challenges that affect student success.  We cultivate a sense of belonging, mutual trust, open communication, and collaboration around our shared goals for students.

family cooking together
parents and students
teacher with students

Get Involved

There are many different ways to participate in your child’s education and contribute to the Launch community. Whether you have lots of time to offer or just a few hours, there are possibilities that accommodate a wide range of schedules and interests.  

  • Join the Parent Association and/or attend a meeting:
    Mission Statement: The Launch Parent Association encourages and equips families to be active participants in the social, emotional and educational life of their children.
  • Attend quarterly Community Coffee and chat with our Principal
  • Volunteer in the main office
  • Contribute food and join your child's crew potluck
  • Join collaborative meetings to help make Launch policy decisions 
  • Attend celebrations of learning throughout the year 
  • Participate in a workshop about topics families ask to explore
  • Chaperone a field trip

Have an idea that’s not listed above? Let us know! Contact our main office and ask for Sheryl Davis, our Family Engagement Coordinator.

Want to stay informed? 

Join our PA closed Facebook Group 

September 2020 Parent
Association Meeting

We had a great turnout at our first PA meeting of the year! The topic was our approach to Restorative Practices at Launch.  Our Parent Coordinator, Sheryl Davis  facilitated and our Restorative Justice Coordinator, Windy Antoine, presented.  If you missed the meeting, watch the video recording here.

Family Spotlight

Alexius and Her Mom

I always think of Launch as my extended family.  I trust deeply that each day and each year when my daughter leaves Launch she is a better person - both academically and socially.  Launch empowered my child to grow into her own person which is a gift to us as parents. I always take every opportunity to participate at Launch and to give back because Launch cares not just about the student, but the well-being of the family as a whole.

Neter and His Dad 

I think the programs that Launch offers are fantastic both for Neter and for the whole family.  I had a chance to participate in the family cooking class and we all learned how to cook and prepare our foods in a healthy way.  I also love seeing Neter present and reflect on his learning.

NYC Family Survey Results

Launch Families are extremely positive about their experience at Launch.  All of the statistics for Launch on the annual school survey surpass the city average.

  • 95% of families say that they are greeted warmly when they call or visit their school.

  • 95% of families feel that the principal works to create a sense of community in the school.

  • 93% of families say that they feel well-informed by the communications they receive from their school.

  • 91% of families say that school staff regularly communicate with them about how families can help their child learn.

child holidng sign that says we are community

Sade and Her Mom

I love the fact that Launch saw both Sade’s strengths and her weaknesses right away.   They worked with her individually to bring her math scores up. She’s managed to stay on top of her grades and stay on the honor roll from 6th-8th grade.  What I like most is the love everyone shows to Sade and I. Now in September Sade will be attending Cristo Rey Brooklyn Catholic High School and I owe all that to everyone at Launch, thank you very much.