Back to School 2017

Back to School 2017

Back to School 2017

It is that time of year again, back to school. Time for new backpacks, lunch boxes and an endless list of school supplies. The kids are excited to see their friends every day and to be learning. The teachers are excited for a new year, new class and new lessons. The parents are really excited to have their routine back.

 

This coming weekend is the Texas designated back to school tax free weekend. You can find most of the AISD school supply lists printed for you at Walmart, Target and Office Depot. If you are shopping Amazon, don't forget to use your Amazon Smile account to give your selected charity a little help. If you have not signed up yet, most likely your school is a charitable organization you can pick to give back to. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

Texas Sales Tax Holiday 2017 details released by Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. As in 2016, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about 8%. Texas tax free weekend 2017 starts August 11th, 2017 and ends August 13th, 2017.

Free Fun In Austin has a huge list of back to school events in the area that are happening August 5th - September 9th.

Muller is having a huge celebration August 12th from 10-2. Join them on Saturday, August 12th from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. as we kick off the 2017- 2018 school year with a Back to School Bash!

This free, family-friendly event will feature a DJ, obstacle course, martial arts demonstration and giveaways, including AISD-recommended school supplies.

Additional games and activities will be sponsored by the following:

Cake walk booth from Alamo Drafthouse Mueller

Photobooth from Austin David Weekley Homes

Bubble machine booth from CalAtlantic Homes

Coffee from Starbucks

Bag toss game from barre3

Coloring activity from Lick Honest Ice Creams Mueller

Water bottles from Orangetheory Fitness Mueller

Colorful hair spray booth from Great Clips

Temporary Tattoo Station from J.T. Youngblood's

Other activities from H-E-B, Active Living Austin-Mueller and Subway.

On Aug. 12, Austin ISD, in collaboration with the city of Austin, will host its annual Back to School Bash and Safety Fair from 9 a.m.–noon at the Palmer Events Center. Almost 150 community organizations and district departments will provide information and activities to prepare AISD students for a safe and successful school year.

Austin ISD is also providing free shuttles at locations throughout the city.

Key services

Presentations on safety and educational best practices will help prepare students and parents for the first day of school and beyond.

Austin/Central Texas Care Van will provide free vaccinations (families must present student shot records).

Free backpacks! Austin ISD students must be present to receive a free backpack filled with school supplies, while supplies last.

For more information, please contact Griselda Rodriguez

at [email protected] or 512-414-9955.