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Events to Help CCSD Families Prepare for August 17

CCSD schools and programs are actively preparing for the first day of school on Monday, August 17.

To ensure that students have the supplies, clothing, and materials they need, invaluable area partners are again stepping up with unending generosity. Below are just three examples of organizations offering events that will help equip children for success and make the 2015-2016 academic year the best yet!

Sam Williams Foundation Back-to-School Supply Giveaways

Monday, August 10
St. James-Santee Elementary School
Sponsors: The Sam Williams Foundation in partnership with the Chas. Alumni chapter of Delta Sigma Theta

Tuesday, August 11
Military Magnet Academy
Sponsors: The Sam Williams Foundation in partnership with Dickerson's Mortuary

Hands of Christ Uniform Distribution Events

Hands of Christ logoHands of Christ is a Presbyterian Church (USA) program that distributes free uniforms and school supplies to elementary and middle school students in need living in the tricounty area. CCSD students in Kindergarten through the eighth grade receive two uniforms and a bag of grade-appropriate school supplies.

Learn more about distribution events and sites!

Hootie’s Homegrown Roundup: Back to School Basics

HootieHootie & the Blowfish and CCSD's Community Education Department have once again joined together to offer a back-to-school program to assist children with school supplies and other items.

This year's Roundup will assist students attending Burns, Sanders Clyde, Chicora, Mary Ford, Memminger, Charleston Progressive Academy, Pinehurst, St. James Santee, Angel Oak, Murray Lasaine, Dunston, and Oakland. The Roundup will be held at Burke High School from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 8.

The goal of the Roundup is to provide school age children with the essential supplies and services they need to start each school year ready to learn. Haircuts, dental exams, backpacks, shoes, and other essential back to school needs will be provided to students entering kindergarten through fifth grade and attending the participating schools.

Please contact Shelia Grier at 843-579-4828 for additional information. If you have a student starting in kindergarten through 6th grade at one of this year's Homegrown Roundup schools, click here for the application to participate.

First Day FestivalFirst Day Festival

On Sunday, August 16, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the City of Charleston will again host the First Day Festival.

This community-wide celebration allows students, parents, and educators to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, free food, school supplies, and information on student support services.

The First Day of School Initiative is a celebration of education. It is a national campaign meant to generate widespread community support for schools and excitement about beginning another year of learning. The success of the First Day of School Initiative is the result of collaborative partnerships and extraordinary community support. Key partners provide financial, in-kind and volunteer support for the First Day Festival which allows the City to host this event at no cost to families and children. (Parking is $1.)

Learn more! (En Espanol)


Additional Upcoming Events

  • Great Teachers, Great Leaders Symposium
    • Dates: Tuesday-Wednesday, August 4-5, 2015
    • Location: West Ashley High School
  • Sustainability Symposium
    • Date: Friday, September 18, 2015
    • Location: James Island County Park
  • District 9 Fall Festival
    • Date: Saturday, October 3, 2015
    • Location: Haut Gap Middle School
  • Mark Cobb Memorial/Ron McWhirt Scholarship Golf Tournament
    • Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015
  • 2016 Educator Gala
    • Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016
    • Location: TBD
  • Superintendent's Cup Tennis Tournament
    • Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016

Last Updated 08/03/15 (KB)