Get in the back-to-school mindset with a free expo in Glen Burnie next weekend.
The Anne Arundel County Public Schools Office of School & Family Partnerships is teaming up with Abundant Life Church to host the free Back-to-School Expo, providing parents and students with important information and supplies as they prepare to return to school. The expo is part of the church’s annual Super Saturday Kids Carnival, a free community event on Aug. 18, that will include a mega sports obstacle course, water slide, balloon twister, more than 25 game booths, a food court, and much more.
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Anne Arundel school employees will be distributing backpacks and school supplies, sharing information, and answering questions at the church, located at 7305 E. Furnace Branch Road in Glen Burnie. Local school principals, school system personnel, and community agency representatives will distribute information and answer questions. Bilingual interpreters will be available to assist Spanish- and Korean-speaking families.
“The Back-to-School Expo is a great opportunity for our parents and students to connect and reconnect with the school system as they get ready for the new school year,” said Teresa Tudor, senior manager of the Office of School & Family Partnerships. “The outpouring of support and generosity shown by local businesses and agencies has made this event the biggest one yet, and we are proud to be helping more families to be in better positions for their children to learn.”
Backpacks and school supplies will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Students in prekindergarten through 12th grade must be present in order to receive the backpacks.