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Kindergarten Students at Cecil H. Parker School kick off Black History Month with a powerful presentation

Kindergarten Students at Cecil H. Parker School kick off Black History Month with a powerful presentation

Kindergarten students at Cecil H. Parker School danced and sang as their peers and parents learned about Black History Month during their monthly assembly on Friday, February 2, 2024.   

The presentation started with a word from the principal, Jacqueline Green, welcoming the audience and introducing the kindergarten class performing in the auditorium.  

The performance began with students prancing around the auditorium singing ‘Roar,’ by Katy Perry. Afterwards, they continued to parade around the auditorium holding signs with words of kindness and encouragement. 

 Students then made their way to the stage, where they informed the audience about Rosa Parks and her legacy in history. After they learned about Rosa Parks, students performed ‘This Little Light of Mine,’ while dancing to close out the show.  

“I thought that was beautiful,” said Ms. Green. “Of course they know who is important in Black History and also, just having monthly assemblies, especially starting in Pre-K and kindergarten, builds their self esteem. I saw children up here who are usually shy, have speaking parts. That's what it’s about, it’s about trying to build their confidence and also celebrate them as scholars.”  

Students waiting for presentation.
Student smiling at camera.
Students walking down the aliases of auditorium.
Students walking around the auditorium
Students waving American Flag
Student singing while peers danced in the background
Bags of groceries

Cecil H. Parker School's fourth Annual Community Resource Fair was held on Thursday, October 26, 2023. Community partners had tables to greet families while providing them with beneficial resources, information, giveaways, and handouts. There was also a clothing table with items donated by the Parker School staff and Trustee Warren Mitchell.

Students entering school

The New Rochelle-White Plains Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. cheered and greeted the scholars of Cecil H. Parker School as they entered the school building on the first day of school, Thursday, September 7, 2023. The gentleman gifted every student with a bag of school supplies, clapped as they walked into the building with their teachers and shook their hands.

Cecil H. Parker School holds Honor Roll breakfast

Cecil H. Parker School held its Honor Roll breakfast on Friday, June 16, 2023. Seventy-five students from grades two through eight achieved high enough grades to be on the Honor Roll. Parents joined to enjoy breakfast with their children and celebrate their accomplishments.

Students playing instruments in cap and gown on stage

Eighth graders happily received their diplomas as they walked across the stage after completing eighth grade. Cecil H. Parker School held its Eight Grade Graduation on Friday, June 16, 2023. Graduating students were celebrated for their accomplishments as they move on to high school.

Students dressed up as professionals.

Cecil H. Parker School held its sixth annual “Your Future is Bright” college and career day on Friday, May 26, 2023. Professionals from every background visited the school to discuss their careers and show students the wide array of options available to them.  

Parker Spelling Bee

Students lined up on stage for a competition of the minds at the annual PTA Cecil H. Parker Spelling Bee. The spelling bee was held on Friday, May 19, 2023. Chibuikem Okwudili, third-grade student, won the third-grade spelling bee on the words “pronounce” and “encyclopedia.” Justin Montaleza placed second, and Leshay McBryde placed third.