MCPS Back-to-School Fair Set for Saturday, August 23

August 20, 2014
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will kick off the 2014-2015 school year with its annual Back-to-School Fair on Saturday, August 23, 2014, from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. at Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive, in Rockville.

This free event, coordinated by the Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships, will feature something for everyone—from information and resources for parents, to children’s activities and entertainment for all.

Highlights of the day will include student and community performance groups, appearances by local celebrities, immunizations for incoming Grade 7 students that meet new state requirements, and health screenings. MCPS staff members will be available to answer questions and provide information about a variety of topics, including consortia and magnet programs, classroom instruction, Curriculum 2.0 and much more.

Representatives from community and county organizations also will be present, including the Department of Health and Human Services, Montgomery College, Montgomery County Public Libraries, and the Montgomery County Council of PTAs. Gift certificates and prizes will be given out throughout the day and free refreshments will be provided.

The Back-to-School Fair is made possible through generous donations from sponsors including Kaiser Permanente, Washington Talent Agency, Montgomery College, Party Plus, La Nueva 87.7 FM and Univision Washington.

Limited parking will be available at Montgomery College across the street from the Carver Educational Services Center. Free round-trip shuttle buses will run throughout the day, starting at 10:30 a.m., between the fair and the following sites:

  -Shady Grove Middle School
  -Montgomery Blair High School
  -Albert Einstein High School
  -John F. Kennedy High School
  -Northwest High School
  -Richard Montgomery High School
  -Rockville High School
  -Paint Branch High School
  -Seneca Valley High School
  -Springbrook High School
  -Watkins Mill High School
  -Wheaton High School

For more information, contact the Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships at 301-279-3100 or visit the
Back-to-School Fair website.

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