• Back-to-School Festival Aug. 3

    The first day of school is Monday, Aug. 12.  Are you ready for school to start? 

    Published: 08-01-2013

    The St. Louis Public School District will once again join forces with the St. Louis Community Empowerment Foundation to present the 2013 St. Louis Public Schools Back to School & Community Empowerment Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Saint Louis University's Chaifetz Arena, #1 Compton Avenue.

    The Festival will feature more than 100 vendor booths providing various support services such as:

    ·        School registration

    ·        Free and/or reduced lunch applications and support

    ·        Notary services

    ·        Transportation enrollment and support

    ·        Health information

    ·        Family resources

    ·        Health screenings

    ·        Business licensing fair

    ·        Hair cuts

    Free backpacks filled with school supplies will be distributed to students while supplies last. In addition, games, rides, gifts, prizes, and free food will be available for all attendees. Free parking will be available at the Saint Louis University garage on Compton and Olive, as well as on the Harris-Stowe State University campus. Shuttle services will also be provided at select locations.

    Admission to the festival is FREE; however, all in attendance must register. Attendees are encouraged to avoid the registration lines on the day of the event by pre-registering online at www.slps.org/festival [www.slps.org]. You may also call (314) 345-2520 for more information.

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