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Back-to-School Fair 2019

A fun kickoff to the new school year

What:

A Resource Fair with all the materials and information you need to navigate the school system and also from many important local organizations.

  • Curriculum and other resources
  • Health screening for children and adults
  • Free immunizations for students in Grades 7-12 (families must bring vaccination records to receive immunizations)
  • Fun and educational activities for children

When

Saturday, August 24, 2019
from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Know Before You Go…

The mall will have its regular parking available on the day of the fair. EXCEPTION: during the fair, parking will be prohibited in the Sears Outlet parking lot, which is where several fair vendors will be stationed with resources and activities. We encourage you to use public transportation or our free shuttles. The shuttles will drop off at Entrance 14 by Dick’s Sporting Goods. When leaving the fair, shuttles will pick up at Entrance 10, which is close to JCPenney. Elementary aged children must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling to ride the shuttles.

When you arrive at the fair, please stop by one of our registration tables to pick up a cinch pack, which will include a program and map. You will also receive an event wristband. Wristbands will grant children (8 years and under) free admittance during the fair (10 a.m.–2 p.m.) to Kiddz Bounce, an indoor bounce house.

Registration tables will be located at Entrance 14, Entrance 1 and in Area 8 outside Target.

Event staff and volunteers will be wearing green or fuschia t-shirts and will be available to provide support and guidance. If you need assistance or need to report an incident, please go to the Fair Headquarters table, located in Area 6.

The Department of Health and Human Services will provide free Tdap and MCV4 immunizations for students in grades 7-12 in the storefront space right inside Entrance 11. Students who wish to receive immunizations must bring their vaccination records.

We hope to see you at the fair!

Transportation

Free Shuttle Bus Service Starts at 9:30 a.m. from—

  • Paint Branch High School
  • John F. Kennedy High School
  • Northwest High School
  • Albert Einstein High School
  • Watkins Mill High School
  • Montgomery Blair High School
  • Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Dr., Rockville

The last buses returning to the shuttle lots will depart from Westfield Wheaton at 3 p.m.

Where

Lower Level of Westfield Wheaton Mall
11160 Veirs Mill Road

Several vendors will be located outside in the Sears parking lot during fair hours. Parking will not be allowed in this lot during the fair. Vendors in the parking lot include:

  • Kaiser Permanente, which will be doing free adult health screenings.
  • An MCPS School Bus
  • Montgomery County Fire & Rescue
  • Montgomery County Police Department

Sponsors

The Back-to-School Fair would not be possible without our generous sponsors.

 
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