MCPS to Host Back to School Fair This Saturday at Wheaton Mall

by Patrick Herron

Montgomery County Public Schools and Wheaton Mall (11160 Veirs Mill Rd) will host a free back-to-school event this Saturday,  August 27, from 10am-1pm at the mall’s outdoor event and dining space, known as “The Streetery”. Shoppers and members of the community will have the opportunity to learn about the school system, county programs and receive free curriculum resources in addition to family-friendly activities/entertainment and COVID-19 vaccinations. MCPS will be providing shuttle service to the event from Gaithersburg, Montgomery Blair, Paint Branch and Richard Montgomery High Schools.  Full details below per Westfield:

Westfield Wheaton will host an annual back-to-school fair in partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) on Saturday, August 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will take place in The Streetery, the center’s outdoor event and dining space situated between Macy’s and the food court on Parking Level 2. Shoppers and members of the community will have the opportunity to learn about the school system, county programs and receive free curriculum resources. The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will also be providing a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic located at entrance 14 near Dick’s Sporting Goods. To make an appointment with DHHS for vaccination and immunization, please visit the link here.

“Westfield Wheaton is excited to partner with our friends at MCPS to help provide the community and families with the resources and information they need for a successful school year,” stated Stuart Amos, General Manager, Westfield Wheaton. “It is always a pleasure to work with community partners for a cause such as this because children are the future. In addition to the fair, there will be over 100 community organizations on hand to provide services, care and information to families to ensure all who attend have the tools and insights to begin the year in a healthy, happy way.” 

“We are so excited to kick off the new school year with our Back-to-School Fair,” said MCPS Superintendent Dr. Monifa B. McKnight. “We are grateful to Westfield for their partnership in this annual event and we value their involvement in our community. We invite all MCPS families to join us for this fun event. There promises to be something for everyone!”

 MCPS will offer free shuttles to the event from the following MCPS high schools:

  • Gaithersburg
  • Montgomery Blair
  • Paint Branch
  • Richard Montgomery
Throughout the rest of summer and into fall, Westfield Wheaton will have additional programs and shopping experiences specific to the local community. For more information about these events, hours, locations and resources, shoppers can visit

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