Several community agencies will be distributing backpacks filled with school supplies on Monday, August 10th, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at The First Assembly of God Church, 702 Campus Dr. The backpacks will be delivered to families’ curbside for the safety of those receiving the backpacks and the safety of the workers. The backpacks are for children who are in need of the school supplies to help give them a start to a successful school year.
The distribution of the backpacks is from the Stuff the Bus campaign that was held July 11th and 12th in the community. The campaign had school buses located in the parking lots of Dillon’s East, Dillon’s West, Target, Walmart, Walmart Neighborhood Market, and the Dollar General Store in Holcomb. The school supplies collected for the backpacks are: : 24 count crayons, #2 pencils, colored pencils, pens (blue and black ink), highlighters, glue sticks, glue (8 oz and 16 oz), spiral notebooks (wide and college ruled), notebook paper (wide and college ruled), pocket folders (solid colored – brads an no brads), large erasers, school boxes, watercolor paints, scissors (kid-sized), and washable markers. Monetary donations were also collected to help assist with buying supplies and filling of the backpacks.
The first day of school for Garden City Public Schools is Monday, August 31st, with a half-day orientation for all students in kindergarten through fifth grade, seventh grade, ninth and tenth grades and all students new to Garden City Public Schools. The first full day of school for Garden City Public Schools is Tuesday, September 1st, when all classes will be in session for the start of the 2020-2021 school year.