It’s almost Back-to-School season, and we want to help you get ready.
Plan on joining us at the Kansas City Public Schools’ annual Summerfest, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 at Summerfest Park at the Board of Education, 2901 Troost Ave., and extending along Troost between 28th and 30th Streets.
Summerfest is an opportunity for school children of all ages to celebrate and prepare for the new school year.
This event has live entertainment, athletic competitions, educational games and free food. The event is presented by the Kansas City Public Schools Education Foundation, with support from sponsors.
Summerfest is open to the community and will include a variety of community resources and children’s activities like a book nook, bouncy house, arts and crafts and face painting. The athletic and gaming zone features wall climbing, kickball and basketball – including a 3-on-3 tournament.
Students in Kansas City Public Schools will also be able to meet teachers and principals, and enroll for the coming year at the event.
In preparation for school, students will have the opportunity to receive a free T-shirt, backpack, school supplies and more. Register in advance to reserve a backpack for your student.
The event offers free shuttle transportation with pick-ups starting at 9 a.m. and continuing every half hour from Northeast High School, Manual Career and Technical Center, East High School, Central High School and Southeast High School. Returns start at 1 p.m.
Swope Health Services will be at the event, too. A pediatric provider will be on hand to talk with parents and share information about our services. We’ll be scheduling appointments for well-child visits, immunizations and annual physicals for kids participating in school sporting activities.
The SHS Mobile Medical Unit will be on site, too, offering free hearing and vision screenings, and helping you make follow-up appointments.
We look forward to seeing you there!