Back-to-School Events in the Tulsa Area
Get back-to-school ready with the help of these local events! This list will be updated as more information becomes available. If you have an event you think should be added, feel free to email email@example.com with information.
- When: July 31, 7:05 p.m.
- Where: ONEOK Field, 201 N. Elgin Ave.
Cheer for the Drillers as they play ball against Midland! This evening is a NewsChannel8 Grand Slam Saturday, with a special Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway!
- When: August 7, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
- Where: The Assembly at Broken Arrow, 3500 W. New Orleans St., Broken Arrow
- When: August 7, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
- Where: Southminster Presbyterian Church, 3500 S. Peoria Ave.
Join friends and neighbors for a morning of games, crafts, music, food and fun at Southminster Presbyterian Church’s BACK-TO-SCHOOL BLOCK PARTY. The Blue Cross/Blue Shield Caring Van will be providing vaccines for children 17 and younger free of charge (parent or guardian must be present; bring current shot record). Enjoy music by Hot Toast Music Co., cold treats from Josh’s Sno Shack, bagels and coffee for the adults, and hotdogs from 11 to noon, northeast parking lot behind Mondo’s. Everyone is invited to this free community event!
- When: August 10-12, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Where: Clary Sage College, 3131 S. Sheridan Rd.
Bring your kids to Clary Sage for FREE back-to-school haircuts!
- When: August 14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Where: Hicks Park Community Center, 3443 S. Mingo Rd.
Calling all families! Get ready for a successful year with information, services and school supplies from numerous community organizations. The resource fair features: free immunizations; free school supplies while supplies last (children must be present to receive school supplies); and information about reading, homework help, nutrition and more. Presented by The Coalition of Hispanic Organizations together with Tulsa Tech, Tulsa Public Schools and Tulsa City-County Library.
Just Between Friends:
Broken Arrow: July 9-11, 2021 (Rhema Ninowski Rec Center)
Tulsa: August 5-8, 2021 (Woodland Hills Mall – Former Sears Location)
Broken Arrow: August 8-12, 2021 (Rhema Ninowski Rec Center)
South Tulsa: October 2021
OKLAHOMA CARING VAN PUBLIC CLINICS
The Oklahoma Caring Van provides immunization services to children who are uninsured, Medicaid-eligible or American Indian. Learn more at www.oklahomacaringfoundation.org.
Screenshot of PDF. View the whole document at http://www.oklahomacaringfoundation.org/pdf/tulsa-public-clinic-calendar.pdf.
TAX-FREE WEEKEND: August 6-8, 2021
Enjoy tax-free shopping on select back-to-school-related items.
*See our list of Places to Buy School Uniforms here
SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVES AND DONATIONS
The Pencil Box, which provides a place for teachers from eligible schools to “shop” for free school supplies, is always accepting donations of school supplies, as well as monetary donations. Learn about how to donate here.
From July 14-August 6, Eleanor’s Bookshop and other Kendall-Whittier district businesses will be collecting school supplies for San Miguel Middle School. Items needed include: backpacks, #2 pencils, colored pencils, pens, notebooks, pencil bags & sharpeners, kleenex, erasers, calculators, scissors, planners, hand sanitizer & wipes and dry erase markers. Bonus: Eleanor’s is offering a 10% off discount on your purchase if you donate school supplies (limited to one discount per purchase per customer).
A list of participating Kendall-Whittier businesses taking donations:
- Heirloom Rustic Ales
- Pancho Anaya
- Circle Cinema
- Method Group
- Marshall Brewing
- Rivas & Associates
- Mother Road Market
- Eleanor’s Bookshop
- She Brews
- Tatermash Gifts & Embroidery
YWCA Tulsa is hosting a School Supplies Donation Drive from July 9-August 9. Drop of new or unused school supplies at the Patti Johnson Wilson Center (1910 S. Lewis) or East Community Center (8145 E. 17th St.). There will be a drive thru distribution event on August 12.
Broken Arrow Neighbors is hosting a school supply drive for new teachers through August 10. Items needed in particular include:
- Reams of copy paper
- Dry Erase Markers
- Sticky Notes
- Ticky Tack (like blue taffy)
- Colored pens for grading
Plus items off the BA School Supply List: https://baschools.socs.net/pages/uploaded_files/SchoolSupplyList-updatedJune2021.pdf
Items can be dropped off at Broken Arrow Neighbors, 315 W. College St., Broken Arrow.
SCHOOL START DATES
- Owasso Public Schools: August 12
- Claremore Public Schools: August 12
- Sand Springs Public Schools: August 17
- Broken Arrow Public Schools: August 18 (PreK starts August 20)
- Jenks Public Schools: August 18
- Union Public Schools: August 18
- Tulsa Public Schools: August 19
- Bixby Public Schools: August 20