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First MCPS Fair for Families Set for August 16 at Carver Center

August 1, 2008
Montgomery County Public Schools Families Are Invited to First-Ever MCPS Back-to-School Fair on August 16

For the first time ever, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will kick off the school year with a Back-to-School Fair at the school system’s central office location in Rockville. The event for Montgomery County Public Schools families will take place on Saturday, August 16, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m., on the grounds of Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville.

Coordinated by the Department of Communications’ Division of Family and Community Partnerships (DFCP), the fair will feature something for everyone—from information and resources for parents to activities and entertainment for children.

Some of the highlights include student and community performance groups, local celebrities, international food, and health screenings provided by Kaiser Permanente. MCPS staff members will be available to answer questions and provide information. Among the offices represented will be curriculum, special education, food and nutrition, early childhood, consortia and application programs, and transportation. A number of county organizations also will be present, including health and human services, public libraries, Montgomery College, College Savings Plans of Maryland, Montgomery County Council of PTAs, NAACP, and the City of Rockville.

Items available for attendees to take home include books, school supplies, and school system resources. More than 50 donated prizes will be raffled, including an iPod, bicycles, and fitness classes.

Parking will be available on the Montgomery College campus across Mannakee Street from the fair site. Shuttle buses will run to the fair site throughout the day from Northwest and Montgomery Blair high schools.

For more information, call the Division of Family and Community Partnerships at 301-279-3100.

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