Hundreds of Woodland students received free backpacks full of school supplies during the district’s sixth annual back-to-school party on Aug. 20.
The event marked the return of indoor activities. In addition to free supplies, families were able to participate in a raffle for door prizes donated by businesses in the Woodland area and surrounding areas, a news release said. The event also included a bouncy house and a free meal provided by Woodland food service staff.
“The Back to School Party continues to be one of the most popular events we host all year, and we couldn’t do it without our community partners who volunteer at the event as well as those who donate funds and supplies,” said Gabrielle “Gabby” Meador, district coordinator for her family and community resource center. “We are receiving incredible support from our community to ensure this event continues to be the outstanding success that it is.”
The Family and Community Resource Center relies on the support of local businesses and community organizations.
The school district’s Family and Community Resource Center provides resources and services to needy students and their families who live in Clark or Cowlitz counties.
“Returning to the full-fledged event with the lifting of pandemic restrictions was really exciting,” Meador said. “Watching students and families have fun and explore the various resources available makes all the work so satisfying.”
Woodland Public Schools welcomed their students back on August 30.