Annual Registration Effort for New or Re-entering Students Runs August 27 - September 12  The New York City Department of Education has opened ten temporary Registration Centers across the five boroughs to make it easy for new students to enroll in school, and assist families who may have enrollment questions. The ten sites - an increase from nine locations last year - include a new location at PS/IS 218 in the Bronx to help ensure that local community needs are met. For the first time, the Department has specially trained staff at each site to help families looking to enroll their child in pre-K. The Department also added more interpreters than in past years to help ensure that families are able to access the information and services they need in a variety of languages.
Old Navy worked with Tony-nominated songwriters Benji Pasek & Justin Paul (A Christmas Story, The Musical; James and the Giant Peach, The Musical; and NBC's Smash) to create a song that captures the combination of butterflies and hopefulness that accompany the first day of school. Starring new talent Isabella Baldi, the video depicts her first day back at school through a musical journey that juxtaposes her dreams and self-doubt. The single titled “Unlimited,” which was released on July 31st, encourages kids to reach for their dreams and unlimited potential.
FUN FOR YOUR LITTLE ONES THIS WEEKEND Saturday August 16 Explore with CMA WEE Arts @ Boerum House & Home | more FamilyDay@theCenter: Building Bridges @ Center for Architecture | more 24th Annual Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest @ Coney Island Boardwalk | more NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: The LEGO Movie @ St. Mary's Park | more SI Beach Fest: Play Mobiles on the Beach @ Midland Beach Promenade Lawn | more
Breakfast and lunch continues beyond the scheduled instructional school year. The  Summer Meals Program is available at hundreds of public schools, community pool centers, New York City Housing Authority complexes, and other locations around the city. No registration, documentation, or ID is required to receive a free breakfast or lunch meal.