City residents in need of school supplies—or just hoping to get a question answered by school officials—should head over to the Lincoln Park Community Center on Friday.
The center hosts Rockville’s 12th annual Back to School Jam from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
“Come on out, bring proof of residence, have fun with the kids and get as much information as you can about the upcoming school year,” center supervisor Yvette Yeboah said in an interview Wednesday with Rockville Patch.
The school year kickoff celebration allows families to meet school officials, participate in free health screenings and sign up for after-school activities and other city programs. It also features a DJ, a moon bounce and food.
Backpacks, for $1 each, and other school supplies will be distributed to families with a proof of city residency.
Donations of supplies were being collected through closing today at the following locations:
- Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue.
- Lincoln Park Community Center, 357 Frederick Avenue.
- Thomas Farm Community Center, 200 Fallsgrove Drive.
- Twinbrook Community Recreation Center, 12920 Twinbrook Parkway.
"The Back to School Jam has become a big tradition over here in Lincoln Park, and the event continues to grow each year," Yeboah said in a city news release. "We try to get the kids excited about the upcoming school year and give them a head start to help them feel confident going into school."
Contact Yvette Yeboah at 240-314-8780 or Yyeboah@rockvillemd.gov for more information.