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Friday, July 7, 2017

Tucson Back to School Events 2017 {Free Backpacks and More}

 Tucson Back to School Events 2017 
{Free Backpacks and More}

There are free backpacks at so many different back to school events in Tucson plus there are even more school supplies!  Some events are even offering haircuts, and food! 

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Back to School Dates:
July 17
Vail School District - K - 8
July 21
Vail School District - High Schools
August 2
Sunnyside Unified School District

August 3
Tanque Verde Unified School District
Tucson Unified School District
August 7
Marana Unified School District
August 10
Amphitheater School District
Flowing Wells Unified School District
Catalina Foothills Unified School District

1. It’s Back to School time and no one sends you back better than MetroPCS and 93.7 KRQ! 
The first 50 listeners to stop by the following MetroPCS locations will receive school supplies for their backpack! 
Join us at the following locatons from 2pm-4pm:
 - July 8, 2710 S Kolb Rd (Kolb & Golf Links)
 - July 15, 702 W. Irvington Rd. #107 (On Irvington, between I-19 & 12th Ave)
 - July 22, 7110 E Broadway Blvd (Broadway & Kolb)

 - July 29, 8490 E. Broadway (Broadway & Camino Seco)

2. Children's Clinic Back to School Fair An afternoon of free school supplies, games, crafts, and fun! Families will also be able to interact with other organizations in our community that offer resources to families with kids who have special healthcare needs. We hope to see you there!
July 12, 2017
Children's Clinics 2600 N. Wyatt Drive

3. Back to School Bash
There will be free backpacks given along with free school supplies like paper, pens, pencils, etc.  There will also be a free pancake breakfast including sausage, eggs and juice.  You will also have a chance to win some great prizes, like games, bikes and tablets during the raffle. 
Saturday 7/15/17
Clements Recreation Center, 8155 East Poinciana Drive. Call the Ward 4 Office at 791-3199

4. Back to School Support the Troops For active duty military families
3455 S. Wilmot Road
5.Back to School Wellness Fair In addition to the Resource Fair, families will have access to FREE wellness services such as immunizations, sport's physicals, vision and dental screenings.  We will also be giving away FREE backpacks and school supplies to the first 1,000 students (K-8th grade) who attend. 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Araceli Mendoza at aracelim@susd12.org or Andrea Foster at andreaf@susd12.org.

Tuesday, July 18th from 9 am - noon

Los Ranchitos Opportunity Center (2054 E. Ginter Rd)
6. Free Backpack Event Vision Church is providing FREE backpacks filled with school supplies, free haircuts, free sports physicals and a clothing bank.
Saturday 7/22/17
Marana Middle School 11285 W Grier Rd, Marana, AZ 85653

7. Toysrus School Year's Eve Party
Free activities including slime ;) 
Saturday 7/22/17 12-2
ALl Toysrus Locations Nationwide

8. FREE Backpacks with Supplies at Verizon TCC Stores
A child must be present to claim their free backpack - no purchases necessary, just good community fun! 
Sunday, July 23rd, 1-4pm
 Visit the website for participating locations HERE

9.  School Readiness Night, with 8 rooms of skills and tools, 
will get your 3- to 5-year-olds classroom ready 
for preschool or kindergarten.

Admission is $3 per person, free for members

• Handling feelings and emotions
• Sorting, cutting, lacing
• ABCs
• Patience, kindness and sharing skills
• Fun relays
• Sitting in circle and listening
• School supply grab bag


Children's Museum Tucson 

10. Badges and Backpacks
Tucson Convention Center 260 S. Church Ave

11. Kid'z Expo & Back School - Free Backpack & School Supplies. Bicycle raffles and bike helmets, live music, entertainment and a lot more! FREE to attend!!Regreso a Clases 2017 - Mochilas y utiles escolares, rifas de bicicletas y cascos, música en vivo, entretenimiento y mucho más. GRATIS!!  
El Pueblo Center 101 W. irvington Road, Tucson AZ 85706

12. The 5th Annual Kids Back to School Safety & Health Fair presented by Safeway will take place Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 9a – 11 am at Park Place-Center Court. This event benefits all Southern Arizona kids (school ages K-12th grade). Kids and parents are encouraged to attend. Visit and chat with Tucson Police Officers from specialized units such as: Internet Crimes Against Children, Safe Teen Accident Reduction Training (S.T.A.R.T.), SWAT, K9, Bicycle, Bomb, SRO, Bully Patrol, Recruiting, and Motorcycle Units. The Tucson Police Officers will answer your questions, explain the equipment and gear they utilize to keep the community safe, and will provide your kids with expert safety information. Kids can also pick up much needed school supplies! (while supplies last).
Park Mall

13.Open to all Active Military Back to School Brigade
162nd Fighter Wing

14. 5th annual Back 2 School @ Oury Center with more activities !!!! We are trying to hit our goal of 1,000 + Back Packs as we do every year,plus school Supplies (Donations are greatly appreciated!!!) We will be giving awayFREE Back Packs w/School Supplies, FREE Hair Cuts for boys & girls,Gently used Clothing and or Shoes, FREE Raffles,FREE Books,FREE Comic Sketches,FREE face painting,FREE Hotdogs,jumping castle, Dj, Pima county Library Mobile, Games!!!! (All for the kids only) 
It's a first come basis,Child must be present to receive a Back Pack & School Supplies!!!

July 30 11am-5pm

Oury Park 600 West Saint Mary's Road

15. Back to School Immunization Event First 200 kids to get immunized get shoe vouchers and back packs!! Please share this post and help us spread the word. We want to help lots of families. KidsCare enrollment help too!
August 5 
 El Rio at 839 W. Congress.


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