Staten Island Parent September 2023
Like it or not, it’s time to start filling backpacks with notebooks and dragging sleepy children out of bed early again. We’ll try to squeeze out some summer fun over the next few weeks before fall officially begins (check out our event calendar on page 52 for ideas), but the return to reality is inevitable. So let’s make it a great year!
We’ve got tips for staying healthy this year (page 14) as well as a look ahead at all of the important dates in this year’s Public School Calendar (page 30).
About that calendar… You might have noticed a few mistakes in the school calendar published in our August Issue (no, Thanksgiving is not in January). We’re still not entirely sure how the mixup occurred but we’ve quadruple checked it this month and we promise it’s good to go!
Still looking for the right afterschool activities for your kids? Our guide will help you narrow down your search (page 20). And be sure to check out our favorite nearby farms for apple picking season (page 28) to kick off your family’s fall activities!
With the kids returning to school, there is always a touch of chaos, so it makes sense why we gravitated towards this month’s cover, Alyce Chan (page 50). Her very popular Instagram @momcomnycs usually has us in hysterics. Editor at large Cris Pearlstein chatted with Alyce on the path that led her to comedy (it’s unusual and inspirational) and making room for family and creativity.