BACK TO SCHOOL RALLY MOVING INTO FIELD HOUSE FOR RAIN

The Back to School rally is gearing up for a big day today, but we are moving operations indoors due to the rain. All the food, fun, resources and backpacks will be inside the Floyd Little Athletic Center. The event goes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
If the sun comes out, we will move some activities back outdoors.
 
ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL RALLY SET FOR AUGUST 3!
 
Community joining together to provide fun, resources, backpacks and school supplies for New Haven students as they get ready to head back to school
 
WHO:   Hundreds of students and families, New Haven Public Schools, the United Way of Greater New Haven, 94.3 WYBC, City of New Haven, Ice the Beef, New Haven Promise, community organizations, volunteers
 
WHEN:   11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. SATURDAY, August 3, 2013
 
WHERE:  Goffe Street Park and Floyd Little Athletic Center at Hillhouse High School, 460 Sherman Ave, New Haven
 
WHAT:   New Haven Public Schools students and families are invited to the annual Back to School Rally on August 3 for fun activities, access to community resources and free backpacks and school supplies. The event aims to bolster excitement around the upcoming school year and provide families and students with needed supplies and resources.
 
Numerous volunteers and community partners have come together to make this exciting event possible, with the many sponsors providing supplies and activities.
 
The rally features community resource tables with helpful information for parents, as well as various giveaways. Kids will enjoy arts and crafts, games, sports, and obstacle courses. Activities include relay races, dodge ball, kickball, a mountain bike course, climbing wall, bounce houses and more. Also, Ranger Ray from the Parks and Recreation Department will be on hand with fun activities for kids.
 
Free backpacks, school supplies, and food are available in limited supply on a first come, first served basis. Raffle prizes include bikes and gift cards.