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BCPSfest 2019 – the area’s best back-to-school festival

What: Join Baltimore County Public Schools at a free outdoor festival to celebrate the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. Come to see our exciting Mobile Innovation Lab. Get up close and personal with an antique fire engine. Learn more about supporting student success on the BCPS Parentmobile. Test your dancing skills. Let the experts give you dental advice. Find a great book to read on the county library’s Bookmobile. Discover BCPS and community programs and services. Be entertained by talented BCPS students. This event is sponsored by The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools.

When: Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Boscov’s at White Marsh Mall
Lower parking lot
8200 Perry Hall Boulevard, 21236

Background: Festival vendors are:

From the community

  • AAA Mid-Atlantic
  • Adventure Dental, Vision, and Ortho
  • Baltimore County Health Department
  • Baltimore County Police Department, White Marsh Precinct
  • Baltimore County Public Library Bookmobile
  • Boy Scouts of America Sea Scout Ship and Maritime Explorer Club
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Colgate Dental Van – dental screening, free toothbrushes
  • Community College of Baltimore County – information about early college and other programs
  • The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools – information about support for teachers
  • Fire Museum of Maryland – bringing antique 1949 Mack fire engine
  • First Financial Federal Credit Union – book giveaway and reading nook
  • Glenn L. Martin Aviation Museum
  • Gunpowder Valley Conservancy
  • iFly
  • Kona Ice
  • Maryland 529 – information about saving for college
  • Maryland Association of School Health Nurses – health information, spin to win
  • Medieval Times – bringing a princess or king
  • Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education
  • Patient First – medlcal information, giveaways
  • RSVP – Retired Senior Volunteer Program – volunteer opps for seniors and schools
  • State Highway Administration
  • TABCO, Teachers Association of Baltimore County


  • Career and Technical Education
  • College and Career Readiness – goal-setting, picture booth
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • English Language Arts
  • Food and Nutrition Services – answering questions about school meals
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Home and Hospital
  • Magnet Programs – information about application process, options
  • Mathematics – math games
  • Mobile Innovation Lab – LEGO construction, circuitry, computer programming
  • Music and Dance Education – Wheel of Dance, interactive music activity
  • Parentmobile – mobile resource center
  • School Counseling
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Staffing and Recruitment/Human Resources – job opportunities with BCPS
  • Transportation – bringing a school bus
  • Visual Arts – printmaking bookmarks
  • World Languages

Featured Entertainment

  • Dancers from Shady Spring Elementary
  • Eastern Tech Varsity Cheer
  • Overlea High Singers
  • Southwest Academy Marching Tigers


Back to School Involves You, Too! Calendar

now – Aug. 23 – Tools for Schools school supply drive

The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools invites Team BCPS members to participate in the Tools for Schools school supply drive. Everyone – from retirees to elected officials to business partners – has a stake in ensuring a successful start to the new school year for our students and teachers. This year, there are multiple ways organizations and individuals can help – from hosting a school supply drive, volunteering time, or making a monetary donation. All school supplies are welcome. Those most needed are: 3-ring binders, markers, pencils, notebooks, crayons, colored pencils, erasers. scissors, sticky notes, folders, notebook paper, dividers, pens, rulers, glue/glue sticks, pencil cases, book bags, and reward stickers. In addition to signing up online to help, interested businesses/organizations can sign up by contacting Cindy Whitcomb at School supply drop off locations include:

  • Baltimore County Public Library branches
  • Baltimore County Public Schools, Greenwood Campus, Buildings A, B & E
  • Boscov’s White Marsh
  • First Financial Federal Credit Union branches
  • Maryland Public Television
  • Pinder Plotkin LLC
  • Towson Town Center Mall (level 4, Nordstrom Wing, across from Wockenfuss Candy)
  • White Marsh Mall (level 1)

Aug. 15 – Stuff a Bus event at Towson Farmer’s Market

The community is invited to drop off school supplies for the new school year on Thursday, Aug. 15, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Towson Farmer’s Market, Allegheny Avenue between Washington & Towson Traffic Circle, 21204.

Aug. 22 – Rally for Educators

The Education Foundation of BCPS is hosting a Rally for Educators featuring BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl Williams, County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Jr., and BCPS Teacher of the Year Kristen Nielsen. The celebration of Baltimore County’s teachers will take place in two locations on Thursday, Aug. 22. The event will be held from 10 - 10:30 a.m. at Towson Town Center, 825 Dulaney Valley Rd., 21204, on Level 1, outside of Nordstrom Rack AND from 11 – 11:30 a.m. at White Marsh Mall, 8200 Perry Hall Blvd, 21236, on Level 1, across from Macy’s Home Store, below Dave and Buster’s.

Aug. 24 – BCPSFest!
(see details to the left)

Aug. 30 – Early Entry Day for students entering Grades 6 and 9
BCPS hosts a half-day “Early Entry Day" for students entering Grades 6 and 9 for the 2019–2020 school year. Students will visit their lockers, tour the school, and meet teachers and school counselors. Transportation will be provided for those students who will take buses to middle and high school. A complimentary lunch will be served.

Sept. 3 – The first day of school for students!

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