GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria kicks off the new school year with a back-to-school event on Aug. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Tower Barracks Exchange Mall to inform kids and parents about the new 2019-2020 school year.
The event will provide all the information and resources to prepare students and parents for the new school year. In addition, there will be a lot of fun, activities and swag for the children.
The event is hosted by the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation as well as by the Exchange.
The cake cutting will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the Exchange mall next to the flower shop.
“It’s special because it’s a huge PCS — the majority of the families will be new to this garrison,” said Lana Muzzy, the USAG Bavaria school liaison officer.
Attendees will receive information on school orientation schedules, school supply lists, the Parent-Teacher Association, school meal programs, local youth organizations and other community resources.
Child and Youth Services will provide the latest updates on their programs and events. School representatives from all of the schools will be there to answer questions.
Parents can join school bus tours at 12:30 p.m. to experience the school bus ride with all its safety, security and force protection aspects in Germany.
The celebration is not only informational with sign-up options for interesting activities, it is also a learning and fun event. The USAG Bavaria fire department will display a fire truck to experience the firefighters’ work and tools. Free face painting will be at the event as well as a clown.
Following the event, the Tower Barracks Theater is showing a special viewing of The Lion King at 1:30 p.m. as part of the back-to-school celebration.
“My goal is to make it so that every single family who just got here has a good, fresh start to the school year,” said Muzzy.
List of participating organizations:
If you can’t join the event or if you have any further questions, please contact the School Liaison Officer.