Back to School Drives – … and Take

Senator Jose Peralta, in conjunction with Woodside on the Move, and many other co-sponsors, are holding the 2017 Back to School event for the community, and cordially invite you to join them for a day full of fun, where more than 2,000 children will receive free backpacks and school supplies!

Back to School Event
Date:  Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time:  10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Where:  98th Place and 57th Avenue, Corona, NY 11368
(Dead-end Road).
This event will take place rain or shine


Back to School Drives – Give…


[Last] week, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer launched his 8th annual Back to School Supplies Drive to benefit students in his district.

From August 8th to September 5th, community members are encouraged to donate backpacks, notebooks, pencils, crayons, calculators, rulers and other supplies at Van Bramer’s district office or five Queens Library locations.

The supplies will be distributed to local schools on September 7.

“No child should have to go to school without the supplies they need to do their best,” Van Bramer said. “With the upcoming school year fast approaching, many families in our community struggle with the cost of supplies that are required and have to make tough choices that could leave a child without necessary supplies like notebooks, a backpack or a calculator.”

“Each and every child deserves to walk into school with the dignity and confidence that comes from a full backpack,” he added. “Your help will make a real difference and give each child in our community the tools to learn, grow and succeed.”

Here are the locations where you can drop off school supplies:

  • Van Bramer’s District Office: 47-01 Queens Boulevard, Suite 205
  • Sunnyside Library: 43-06 Greenpoint Avenue
  • Woodside Library: 54-22 Skillman Avenue
  • Long Island City Library: 37-44 21st Street
  • Court Square Library: 25-01 Jackson Avenue
  • Broadway Library: 40-20 Broadway

Back To School Supply Lists

Download the school supplies list below for Kindergarten through Sixth Grades. Please note, these are “General Lists” you can use until you receive further instructions from your child(ren)’s teachers after the school year starts.

Kindergarten Supply List 2017
1st Grade Supply List 2017
2nd Grade Supply List 2017
3rd Grade Supply List 2017
4th Grade Supply List 2017
5th Grade Supply List 2017
6th Grade Supply List 2017

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Make Maker Faire a Part of Your Child’s STEM Experience

World Maker Faire New York is September 23 and 24 this year.

“Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.
Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do.”

Early Bird tickets are on sale now.
AAAND if you have NY Hall of Science (NYSCI) membership you can get an additional 50% off promotional code.