Friday, August 29, 2008

Come to the Back-to-School Jamboree!

More than 2,000 Boston Public Schools students, families and staff will gather on City Hall Plaza tomorrow for the first Back-to-School Jamboree! The free event takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features fun and informative activities for the whole family. The first 1,500 BPS students to arrive will receive a free backpack filled with school supplies. Enjoy face painting, health screening, family fitness, and much more.

1 comment:

michelle said...

Being the first to comment puts me in an odd position as I feel the event mainly focused on the inner city students. As a parent of a 2nd grade E.B. student I missed the warm greeting, the excitement of learning who your teacher was going to be or who your classmates were for the coming year. The lines were all too long for everything. The stations set up would have best been utilized during an exhibit event, not an event welcoming students back. I will be expressing my unhappiness to our new superintendent and requesting that next year her not be so easily swayed to participate again. This is a time when the schools should have their own gathering for students to meet with students attending their school.