7.26 Thousands Expected at Annual APS Back to School Bash on Saturday, July 28

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Thousands Expected at Annual APS Back to School Bash, Saturday

ATLANTA — Once again, thousands of Atlanta Public Schools students and their family members will kick off the 2018-2019 school year during the District’s annual Back to School Bash, Saturday, July 28 at the Georgia World Congress Center (Hall C), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The free event, held exclusively for APS students and their families, features more than 100 exhibitors (double the total from last year), fun activities for children, great give-aways (50 new bicycles will be raffled off), free backpacks filled with school supplies (while supplies last), free health screenings, live entertainment and tons of educational, after-school and community resources.

Sponsors of the free event include CareSource, Newell Brands, the Walton Family Foundation, and Delta.

Note: APS Superintendent Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen will be available for interviews, beginning at 11:45 a.m. Please RSVP with Seth Coleman at seth.coleman@atlanta.k12.ga.us, 404-802-2891 (office), or 404-406-5570 (cell).

WHO: Thousands of APS students and their families.

WHAT: The annual APS Back to School Bash, featuring fun activities for children, free backpacks filled with school supplies (while supplies last), give-aways, free health screenings, live entertainment and tons of educational, after-school and community resources.

WHEN: Saturday, July 28 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: Georgia World Congress Center, Hall C | 285 Andrew Young International Boulevard, NW

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