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School Kickoff Community Celebration

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Greeley-Evans School District 6 is hosting its 6th Annual School Kickoff Community Celebration on Saturday, August 10 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 over 3,000 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. 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.  

Banner Family Practice and Mountain Vista Orthopedics will be on site to perform sports physicals for students. 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
  • Saturday, August 10, 2019
  • Island Grove Regional Park
  • 501 N. 11th Avenue, Greeley, CO
  • 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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 the 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.
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