2nd Annual Citywide Back to School Rally and Back Pack & School Supplies Giveaway

Thursday, August 29, 2019 • 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

“The Newark Board of Education is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Citywide Back to School Rally and Back Pack & School Supplies Giveaway on Thursday, August 29, 2019,” said Josephine C. Garcia, President of the Newark Board of Education. “Last year’s event was extremely successful and we appreciate everyone who has assisted in making this year’s event even better,” she added. The event will be held at Schools Stadium located at 450 Bloomfield Avenue in Newark from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

This is a collaborative District and Citywide effort to prepare students for the first day of school. The Superintendent of Schools, Members of the Newark Board of Education, the Office of Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark Municipal Council, State Legislators from the 28th District, and Congressman Payne are co-sponsors of this event. “The start of the school year, and in particular the first day, is arguably the most important” said Superintendent León. “We are sending a strong message of support by providing students with the necessary materials to start their first day prepared for school,” he said.

Backpacks and school supplies; such as notebooks, pencils, pens, markers, and other items needed by students will be distributed at the event.  In addition, students will be treated to an afternoon of sports, entertainment, programs about health and safety and a variety of fun activities. Entertainer Oskii will perform his song “Boogie Book Bag” and Just One Soccer Clinic, the NJ Devils and a variety of community partners will be there. Families will also have access to valuable information about community programs and exciting new initiatives taking place in the Newark Public Schools. 

The event is free and open to all school-aged children who are residents of the City of Newark. You must register in advance on the District’s website to participate, as space is limited. 

The rain date for this event is Friday, August 30, 2019.