APS Hosts Colossal Community Party & Backpack Giveaway to Welcome Students Back for New School Year

MEDIA ADVISORY                         

For Aug. 3, 2019

Press Contact:

Corey Christiansen, APS Public Information Officer

cpchristiansen@aurorak12.org | C: 720-591-0140

AURORA, CO – The end of summer is the start of the biggest party of the year in Aurora. More than 20,000 Aurora Public Schools (APS) students, family members and staff will take over the Town Center of Aurora for the 12th annual APS Back to School Kickoff. APS will give away 4,500 backpacks filled with school supplies* plus provide free food and entertainment. Students can race through an inflatable obstacle course, get their face painted and enjoy a variety of music and talent performances.

The Back to School Kickoff is a celebration of the diverse APS community. It’s also the perfect opportunity for students and families to meet school staff and ensure they’re prepared for a successful school year. Leaders from every APS school will be present to answer questions and assist with student registration. Parents can also obtain low- or no-cost immunizations at the event for their children. 

*Free backpacks will be provided only to APS students while supplies last


WHAT: 12th Annual APS Back to School Kickoff

WHEN: Saturday, August 3rd / 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Town Center at Aurora / 14200 E Alameda Ave, Aurora, CO 80012