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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Aug 12

Newport News Celebrates Back to School with Events and School Supply Giveaways

Posted on August 12, 2016 at 8:18 AM by Communications Department

Tax free weekend gave parents a chance to save money on school supplies and now many community organizations are ensuring that students have exactly BackToSchool_SCwhat they need when they return to school next month. There are multiple events happening in the next weeks to not only distribute free school supplies but to also connect families with valuable community resources. The events will have representatives from various community organizations and City Departments, food, games, and plenty of entertainment.

These are a few happening around the City:

• August 13th, Councilwoman Sharon Scott and others host the 2016 Community Fest Back 2 School Celebration at Denbigh Community Center, 11 AM – 2 PM  

•August 14th, Delegate Marcia Price hosts a Community Town Hall  and Fair 3 – 6 PM, Heritage High School, 5800 Marshall Ave 

• August 20th, Impact 2016 – Backpack giveaway and Community Care Day at South Morrison Family Education Center, 10 AM – 1 PM

• August 20th, Newport News Public School’s Stand Together for Youth event at Todd Stadium from 10 AM – 1 PM 

• August 20th, Councilwoman Saundra Cherry and partners for the Back to School Community Fest 2016 at the James A. Field House,1 – 3 PM For more information on these events visit the links above and check out the video, “Great Things Are Happening Now: Back to School Events” from Newport News Television.