Family Newsletter

Week of April 27th

Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,

We hope you and your families are continuing to stay safe and healthy during the school closure.This newsletter is packed full of information and resources including food distribution sites, more virtual activities, information about the resources on the City School website, legal assistance and don't forget to scroll to the bottom for parenting support. There is also information for free book and art supply pickups. Please reach out to your school social worker or school psychologist if you need more assistance with resources.

Please see the newsletters from the previous weeks by using these links. There are many ongoing virtual resources that are posting in the previous newsletters.






Free Meals

Click here to see a list of free meal sites throughout the city or see the PDF below.

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Food Distribution

Y Food Distribution Location #1:

UA House – 1100 E. Fayette St., Balt., MD 21202

Thursday, April 30th @ 11am

Y Food Distribution Location #2:

Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church –4605 Belair Rd., Balt., MD 21206

Thursday, April 30th @ 3pm (Parking Lot)

Y Food Distribution Location #3:

Y in Druid Hill – 1609 Druid Hill Ave., Balt., MD 21217

Saturday, May 2nd @ 10am (Curbside)

Y Food Distribution Location #4:

Y in Waverly – 900 E. 33rd St., Balt., MD 21218

Saturday, May 2nd @ 2pm (Parking Lot)

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Young Audience’s and Future Maker’s Arts & Learning Snacks

Young Audiences is providing Arts & Learning Snacks - activity packs that children can work on independently or with their families. The packs do not require internet access and that support academic, creative, and social and emotional development.

Each snack pack will also link to a website where families and educators can engage with the featured artist in video activities to further support learning and instruction. Parents and students can pick up the arts and learning snacks between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the following locations on Thursday, April 30:

  • Maree G. Farring
  • Gwynns Falls
  • City Neighbors Hamilton
  • Dunbar

Virtual Family Arts Breakfast

Join LTYC for a Virtual Family Arts Breakfast on May 2, 2020 from 10AM-11:30AM. This event is family friendly and FREE to participate. Here are a few suggestions and recommended items to prepare for the event.

Morning Movement Yoga & Dance

  • Yoga mat
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothing

LIve Master Class

  • Printer paper, watercolor paper or canvas
  • Pencil or pen
  • Watercolor paints, acrylic paints, colored pencils, crayons or pastels.

If you're unable to participate in the Live Master Class, participants are welcome to watch the Artist create, chat and ask questions.

We hope to see you next Saturday! CLICK HERE TO JOIN!

Books For Kids Day 2020

We are excited to announce that Books for Kids Day 2020 is this Saturday, May 2nd from 9am-12pm!

Traditionally, Books for Kids Day is the Maryland Book Bank’s annual book collection event, however we are faced with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in time away from school and lack of access to vital educational resources.

Many families have reached out to ask us if it is possible to get books for their children. This year, rather than hosting our annual donation drive, we have decided to dedicate Books for Kids Day 2020 to doing what we do best, putting books into the hands of children!

With renewed focus, and an unshakeable commitment to the children we serve, this Saturday, May 2nd, from 9-12 , we will offer curbside pick-up at our warehouse of 10 age-appropriate titles per child, hand-selected by our staff.

Spots are VERY limited so sign up for your book pack today!

To order a book pack:

  • Click here to sign up for a time slot and to order your book pack

In order to receive a book pack, you MUST fill out an order form ahead of time. We can not distribute books to those that have not filled out an order form.

Our goal is to distribute 5,000 books to children on Books for Kids Day, and we cannot reach that goal without you. Help us make Books for Kids Day 2020 the most impactful year yet!

​​For more information about book pick up, check out the Maryland Book Bank website:

If you have any questions, please email Kim at

Welcome to BCRP's Virtual Recreation Center!

Here you will find FREE video tutorials, crafts, fitness, games and activities for all ages. We want to make sure you stay active and have fun while at home. The Virtual Rec is growing daily, so check back often. #stayhomeheroes

Varsity Tutors

Varsity Tutors online is offering free daily live classes for grades k-12 while schools are closed.

All parents have to do is register and download the app to join the sessions.


The health updates tab on the Baltimore City Schools website is now family updates. Check the Baltimore City Schools website for information including meal sites, online learning support and much more.

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Baltimore City Helpful Information


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Click the links below to join

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Support Hour for families with students in grades K- 5

Tuesday and Thursday

Support Hour for families with students in grades 6-12

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