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Returning students: July 11 – August 31

New students: July 16 – August 31

First day of school: August 8


The Samaritan Center: Need School Supplies?

Mondays – Thursdays 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 6017 Ooltewah Georgetown Rd, Ooltewah, TN 37363

Event Description: “If you live in a specified zip code, your students may qualify for a backpack full of school supplies. Stop by the Samaritan Center office or call (423) 238-7777 to set up an evaluation appointment.”


St. Marks Church Back-to-School Drive

Until the end of July at 701 Mississippi Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37405

Event Description: “Kingdom Zone drive will run through the entire month. Afterwards, the gathered supplies will be taken to Red Bank Elementary to help support the students.”


Rock Point Church Back-to-School Drive

Until August 11 at 2140 E 28th St, Chattanooga, TN 37407

Event Description: “It’s time to prepare for this year’s Back to School Drive for local schools! We’re collecting Crayola 24-Count Crayons starting on July 15th and until the day of August 11th. Simply purchase crayon packs and drop them off in the buckets located in the church foyer.


Girl Scouts’ Back to School Bash

July 24, 31 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at 306 Cove Rd, Chickamauga, Georgia 30707

Event Description: “Fun learning centers to get ready for school. Geared for rising Kindergarteners and First Graders, but all are welcome. Rotate between fun learning centers; shapes, name writing, sight words, patterns; letters, numbers…Every Tuesday. Drop in anytime between 9 and noon. Lead by our local Girl Scout Troop.


Destiny Church Back to School Bash

July 28, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at 3801 Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37411

Event Description: It’s Back-To-School and We Want to Help! Get Free School Supplies, School Uniform Shirts, Haircuts for the first 50 boys, and much more on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 9 am until 12 p.m. at the Destiny Church of Chattanooga (DCC) Back to School Bash! You are invited to enjoy free food, music, and family-fun activities at 3801 Brainerd Road.


Grace Baptist and Faith United Back-to-School Bash

July 28, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 1800 Mulberry Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37404

Event Description: “Our 2nd annual back to school bash will be held on July 28. 2018! This day will be combined with a VBS and a bash!


Red Bank Back to School Bash

August 2, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Red Bank Park

Event Description: Community organizations supporting families and registering students! Nonprofits will be providing additional information about community support. Located in the area between the Kids Corner Park (3817 Redding Rd.) and Dayton Blvd, in the green space right along the road.


Kindergarten Launch

August 3 at local schools

Event Description: “This event is especially for students entering kindergarten and their parents! Don’t miss this exciting “launch” to the 2018-19 school year!


Parent University Kickoff Event

August 4 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at First Tennessee Pavilion, 1801 Carter St.

Event Description: “Calling all Hamilton County Schools families and community members! Join us as we bring the entire school district together to celebrate the kick-off of Hamilton County Schools’ Parent University and the launch of an exciting 2018-19 school year!”


Ridgedale Baptist Back-to-School Bash

August 5, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 1831 Hickory Valley Rd, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421

Event Description: “FREE Back to School Bash! Join Ridgedale Baptist for food, games, booths, prizes, and free school supplies!


Salvation Army Back-to-School Bash

August 5 at 822 McCallie Avenue Chattanooga, TN 37403

Event Description: “The Salvation Army of Chattanooga will be offering FREE food, games, supply prizes, health screenings, a vendor fair, and more! Please, contact Alissa Best at 423-308-7704 if you would like to volunteer for the Back to School Bash!”


Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise August Back-to-School Rush: a Guide to Family Finances

August 9, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at 1500 Chestnut Street Suite 102 Chattanooga, TN 37408

Event Description: “Heading back to school? In search of some savings? Want to know how to work as a family to budget and be financially stable? Join us to discover why discussing finances as a family can help build stability. Free! Refreshments & childcare provided.”

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