2018 School Kickoff Community Celebration
Greeley-Evans School District 6 is hosting its 5th Annual School Kickoff Community Celebration on Saturday, August 11 from 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Island Grove Regional Park, 501 North 14th Avenue in Greeley.
Through sponsorships and donations, District 6 has raised enough money to give away 3,800 backpacks filled with school supplies. Backpacks will be given out to District 6 students only, grades preschool through 12. Students must be present at the event to receive a backpack. Student names will be checked against registration lists. If students are not registered in District 6, registration must be completed at the event through the District 6 Registrar before a backpack will be given to the student.
Once a student’s registration is confirmed, they will be given a ticket to receive a backpack. All students who receive a ticket will be guaranteed a backpack and can pick it up anytime during the event. There are different backpacks and supplies for elementary, and middle and high school students.
This year, a free brunch will be served to those who attend, while supplies last. Join us for breakfast burritos, fruit and juice. Brunch service will begin at 10:30 a.m. and continue until supplies run out.
More than 70 community booths will be featured at the event, providing information, services and entertainment for students and their families. The event also includes a petting zoo provided by FFA students from Greeley West High School, free face painting, balloons, carnival games, student entertainment and many fun activities for families to enjoy. Emergency vehicles from the Greeley police and fire departments, a Greeley-Evans Transit bus and District 6 school bus will also be available for viewing and tours. The District 6 Nutrition Services Department will have its El Fuego food truck available.
Banner Family Practice and Mountain Vista Orthopedics will be on site to perform sports physicals for students at a no cost. Families can get information about schools and District 6 programs, register their student for school, and complete a free and reduced lunch application on site.
More than 200 volunteers help make this event possible, performing a variety of tasks from stuffing backpacks to serving lunch and handing out backpacks.
Date, Location, Time and Cost
FREE Backpacks for D6 students only* (while supplies last)FREE Lunch*FREE Community Booths*Lunch starts at 10:30am and will be served while supplies last. No Pets Allowed on premises. District 6 students must be present to receive a backpack and supplies. An enrollment verification slip will be issued to District 6 student for backpack and supplies. Limit one (1) backpack per District 6 student.
- Saturday, August 11, 2018
- Island Grove Regional Park
- 501 N. 11th Avenue, Greeley, CO
- 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Click HERE for the location of booth vendors (2-Page PDF File)
Thank you to our sponsors!
Volunteers are needed to help make our School Kickoff Celebration a success! We will need help at the event with many tasks including set up before the event, greeting people and handing out event information, distributing backpacks to students, food service and distributing lunch, and cleanup and breakdown after the event. If you are not available the day of the event, we will also need help earlier that week with stuffing backpacks with school supplies for the giveaway. Volunteer positions are available! Please sign up for assigned positions HERE.
If you are interested in volunteering for this event please call 970-348-6223 or email Jaime Dale at firstname.lastname@example.org