The first day of school for many North Texas students is right around the corner and there’s a few last-minute events to pickup free school supplies before Monday.
Fort Worth and Arlington students will head back to the classroom on Monday and kickoff the 2022-2023 school year. Tarrant County Public Health is hosting a string of events in August for kids needing school require vaccinations.
All of the back-to-school events occur over this weekend. Here are a few to keep in mind:
Fort Worth ISD resource fair — Saturday
Fort Worth ISD will is hosting a resource fair for families at Polytechnic High School.
The event is an opportunity to promote community engagement, pride and excitement, for the upcoming school year. Families can expect services such as online registration support, backpack/book giveaways, district and community resources, immunizations, music, games and a food truck.
When: 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Saturday
Where: 1300 Conner Ave, Fort Worth
Fort Worth church back-to-school fair — Saturday
St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Worth is hosting a back-to-school fair.
Families can expect free haircuts and school supplies giveaways, face painting and more activities.
When: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Saturday
Where: 5500 E. Berry St., Fort Worth
Arlington Police Department giveaway — Saturday
The Arlington Police Department is hosting a back-to-school giveaway event at Clarence Thompson Park on Saturday.
Backpacks and school supplies will be available at the event, along with a bounce house, free food and a live DJ.
When: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Saturday
Where: 1600 Brown Blvd., Arlington
City of Grand Prairie backpack drive-thru giveaway — Saturday
The city of Grand Prairie is hosting a drive-thru backpack giveaway at the Dalworth Recreation Center.
Families will drive through the Stanton Garden parking lot and receive backpacks filled with school supplies. No registration is needed for the event and there’s a two backpack limit per vehicle.
When: 10 a.m.- noon on Saturday
Where: 2012 Spikes St., Grand Prairie
Fort Worth back-to-school bash at local gym- Saturday
The Trinity All Stars gym is hosting a back-to-school bash in support of teachers.
One school supply item per family is required to gain entrance to the party, but all of the supplies will be donated to local teachers for use in their classrooms. Families can expect bounce houses, food, drinks and an open gym to play around in.
When: 5-8 p.m. on Saturday
Where: 13039 Harmon Rd., suite 501, Fort Worth
Cost: Free, but one school supply item per family is required for entry.
Fort Worth Police Department school supplies giveaway- Sunday
The Fort Worth Police Department is hosting a backpack and school supply giveaway at the department’s athletic league gym.
In addition to the backpacks and school supplies, there will be free haircuts, hot dogs and drinks.
When: 9 a.m. — 1 p.m. on Sunday
Where: 1000 Calvert St., Fort Worth