SPS Hosts Back to School Resource Fair

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Stillwater Public School is hosting its first ever Back to School Resource Fair on August 6, 2021 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at Will Rogers Elementary. Over 30 vendors and donors will be in attendance, providing giveaways, discounts, and offering assistance with and information on a variety of products, services, and activities. Free, new winter coats and backpacks for children will be provided while supplies last.

SPS Social Worker and event coordinator Diana Nolan says, “This past year and a half has been challenging for everyone, but especially for families with school age children. We really want to empower our families with as many resources as we can offer and support a confident back to school experience.” 

Vendors in attendance will be:

  • Advanced Therapy Solutions
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Chick-fil-A
  • DeMolay Stillwater
  • Department of Human Services
  • Elite Academy
  • Express Employment
  • Eyelove Vision
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • Grand Lake Mental Health Center
  • Great Clips
  • Hillary Webb Photography
  • Our Daily Bread
  • Payne County Health Department
  • Payne County Youth Services
  • Premier Cellular
  • Resilience Payne County
  • Sports Clips
  • Stillwater Fire Marshall
  • Stillwater Head Start
  • Stillwater Police Department
  • Stillwater Public Library
  • SPS Job Opportunities
  • SPS Nutrition Services
  • SPS Substance Abuse Awareness
  • Tiger Drug
  • Wings of Hope
  • YMCA

Inflatable play spaces, sno-cones, and popcorn will be available outside the school, and Pistol Pete will be onsite from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Free walk-in COVID-19 vaccines will also be available for anyone age twelve and older at the event.

“We’re excited to offer this event to SPS families and appreciate all of the vendors and donors, particularly the City of Stillwater,” Superintendent Marc Moore says. “Their donation of nearly 500 backpacks will provide a welcome measure of some relief to many district families.” 

Moore and Nolan both hope the Resource Fair becomes an annual event and is able to grow in future years. “Once the pandemic is over, I’d love for this to become a really big, fun, and helpful event for all our families,” says Nolan. “Something that really brings us all together as a community.”