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See the flyer below for information on an upcoming Family Day supporting Literacy at Teachers College.
See the flyer below about an upcoming Back-to-School event!
See the below information about Mental Wellness.
Families, please take note of the NYC DOE's Summer Meals Program:

All dates, times, locations and menus are subject to change. 

  • Wednesday, June 28, 2023 – Friday, September 1, 2023
  • Select locations open Wednesday, June 28 (Eid al-Adha)
  • Citywide locations will open Thursday, June 29, 2023
  • There is no service Tuesday, July 4, 2023 (4th of July)
Visit the DOE's webpage for more information:
Please see the below information regarding Ready 4K, an evidence-based family engagement program that builds on a large body of rigorous academic research, meeting ESSA Tier 1 and Head Start Standards.

Apply Now for Exciting STEM Summer Enrichment Programs!


Shine this summer with STEM! Students entering kindergarten through grade 12 in September 2023 can apply now to attend enrichment programs with STEM Matters NYC. Get your hands dirty in the garden, encounter amazing animals, or design an art or engineering project. Students entering kindergarten through grade 9 in September 2023 can apply for weeklong camps. Students entering grades 10-12 in September 2023 can apply for multi-week programs. Choose from a wide range of programs offered at sites throughout the city!


Programs are offered at the NYC DOE’s Genovesi Environmental Study Center and NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics; Bronx Zoo; Central Park Zoo; DNA Learning Center NYC at City Tech; Intrepid, Sea, Air & Space Museum; Makerspace NYC; New York Aquarium; Pellettieri Stone Carvers' Academy; Prospect Park Zoo; Queens Botanical Garden; Queens County Farm Museum; Queens Zoo; Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden; Staten Island Museum; The Battery Conservancy; The Horticultural Society of NY; UrbanGlass; and Wave Hill. Students will meet and work with field experts in programs that feature real-world learning experiences.


Don’t miss out, spots are limited and the application deadline is Wednesday, April 26. For rising K-9 camps, lottery preference is given to students who attend Title I schools. Download our flyer, learn more, and apply now. For questions, contact [email protected]. Translated flyers, FAQs, and application guides are also available on our program page.


See the below information for the Chill Foundation's Spring programming!





Program 1: Spring Skate Core at SKATEYOGI 

Host Site Location58 N 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY


Start time at Host Site: 3:30 

End time at Host Site: 5:30 



Day 1: Friday, May 65h  

Day 2: Friday, May 12th  

Day 3: Friday, May 19th  

Day 4: Friday, May 26th  

Day 5: Friday, June 2rd  


Applications Due: April 21 


Program 2: Spring Skate Discover at Maloof Skatepark 

Host Site Location: Maloof Skatepark, Astral Fountain Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Corona, NY 11368


Start time at Host Site: 3:30 PM 

End time at Host Site: 5:30 PM  



Day 1: Wednesday, May 10th  

Day 2: Wednesday, May 17th  


Day 3: Wednesday, May 31th  

Make up day 1: Wednesday, June 7th


Applications Due: Applications Due: April 21 


*select “Brooklyn” as the program site, even for the Queens program**

See this offering for a coding workshop available to all K-5th grade students!!
Please visit the Family Education website.
There are great articles on parenting ranging a wide variety of topics.
Child Mind Institute - Caregiver Support Workshops

The Child Mind Institute’s School and Community Programs team would like to invite you to join us for our upcoming Caregiver Support Workshops. Our workshop series is designed to provide actionable strategies for families to help support K through 12th grade students’ mental health and learning needs. These workshops are available at no cost to all NYC DOE caregivers. Please see below for additional details and feel welcome to share the registration link with your community members.

Caregiver Support Series (English) – Please click here to learn more and register.

  • Mindful Parenting; Monday, February 20th, 2023 | 4:00pm-5:00pm EST / 1:00pm-2:00pm PST
  • Helping Your Child Understand What They Read; Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023 | 5:00pm-6:00pm EST / 2:00pm-3:00pm PST
  • Understanding and Supporting ADHD; Monday, February 27th, 2023 | 5:00pm-6:00pm EST / 2:00pm-3:00pm PST


Caregiver Support Series (Spanish)Please click here to learn more and register.

  • Comprender y apoyar a los niños con TDAH; Lunes, 13 de Febrero de 2023 | 4:00pm-5:00pm EST / 1:00pm-2:00pm PST
  • Crianza con conciencia plena; Viernes, 17 de Febrero de 2023 | 10:00am-11:00am EST / 7:00am-8:00am PST
  • Cómo ayudar a su hijo a entender lo que lee; Viernes, 24 de Febrero de 2023 | 10:00am-11:00am EST / 7:00am-8:00am PST
See the flyer below with information on Sp Ed and ELL office hours coming up.
See the flyer below with information about upcoming family support workshops!
See the flyer below with information about upcoming family support workshops on January 10th, February 7th, and March 7th.
Please see the following dates and zoom information for all upcoming CEC/D17 Business Meetings:

Every month on the Second Wed, until Jun 14, 2023, 10 occurrence(s)

        Sep 14, 2022 06:30 PM

        Oct 12, 2022 06:30 PM

        Nov 9, 2022 06:30 PM

        Dec 14, 2022 06:30 PM

        Jan 11, 2023 06:30 PM

        Feb 8, 2023 06:30 PM

        Mar 8, 2023 06:30 PM

        Apr 12, 2023 06:30 PM

        May 10, 2023 06:30 PM

        Jun 14, 2023 06:30 PM

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Please see all of the attached flyer's below. There is a lot of information regarding upcoming community Thanksgiving and Holiday celebrations!