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Pre-registration required to attend Tarrant County Back To SchoolRoundup on Aug. 10
Tarrant County

July, 2016

Free one-stop shop to provide school supplies for approximately 10,000 qualifying Tarrant County children, plus dental, health and vision screenings, immunizations, haircuts, information, services and more 

FORT WORTH, Texas (June 30, 2016) – In its 12th year, the Tarrant County Back To School Roundup, presented by Walmart and Sam’s Club, will take place Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Will Rogers Memorial Center’s Amon G. Carter Exhibit Hall (3401 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76107)Families who meet eligibility guidelines must pre-register by Aug. 3 to attend the event. Registration events are being held throughout Tarrant County. (See schedule below for locations and times.)  For details, call 2-1-1 or visit backtoschoolroundup.org.

A one-stop shop to prepare the whole family for the first day of school, Roundup will provide free school supplies to pre-registered students in pre-K through 12th grade who meet specific eligibility requirements. Free services for students will include immunizations, dental screenings, fluoride applications, toothbrushes, toothpaste, vision screenings and haircuts. All family members are welcome to take advantage of free health screenings (including blood pressure and glucose checks). Pre-K through 5th grade students will receive a free backpack. Plus, Half Price Books will give away 7,000 books. Other highlights will include musical entertainment, kids activities, games, interactive demonstrations and more. 

“Our goal is to get the ‘whole child’ ready, from head to toe, and when we can help the entire family, that’s when we’re truly setting our students up for success,” said Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley. “The more we can care for our youth now, the less likely they'll face struggles in the future. We greatly appreciate the businesses, nonprofits and educational institutions rallying behind Roundup to ensure our children are equipped to achieve.”

Judge Whitley noted that anyone can help out, whether through volunteering, sponsoring or donating money. A $50 donation will underwrite a free backpack, school supplies, immunizations and haircut for a child.

Funded entirely by private donations and in-kind contributions, Roundup is a collaborative community effort validating the notion that it “takes a village to raise our kids.” Special thanks to all the sponsors and partners, including presenting sponsors Walmart and Sam’s Club, which have been on board for the last eight years. 

“Getting students ready to learn is a critical part of their educational success," said Kellie Duhr, Walmart's Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations. "At Walmart, we know how important this preparation is, and that is why we are proud to once again serve as presenting sponsor of the Tarrant County Back to School Roundup this year."

Educational information, in English and Spanish, will be offered at community resource booths focused on literacy, parenting, nutrition, financial literacy, fire safety and social services. Representatives from Tarrant County schools will be on hand to answer questions and distribute materials on reading programs, psychological and social services, and family literacy.  

Free parking is available at Farrington Field, located at the corner of University and Lancaster. Free shuttle service between Will Rogers and Farrington Field will be provided. Or parking is available for $10 at the Memorial Center.

IMPORTANT: Only eligible Tarrant County families who have pre-registered by Aug. 3 will be admitted into Roundup. (No walk-ups the day of the event.) 
In order to pre-register, participants must be public school students ages 4-18 who reside in Tarrant County and meet the 2016 Federal Poverty Income guidelines. Qualification requirements include a photo ID, proof of Tarrant County residency and proof of income showing the family falls below the poverty level. 

Picture ID includes state driver’s license, state identification card, military identification card, or foreign consulate-issued identification (i.e. Matricula Consular). Tarrant County proof of residency includes June, July or August 2016 utility bill (electricity, water, phone or gas) showing applicant name and current address or letter from landlord or apartment management company, on company letterhead, indicating proof of residency during June, July or August 2016. Proof of Income may be verified using paycheck stubs from June, July or August 2016 or a letter dated in June, July or August 2016 on agency or company letterhead from an employer, welfare office, caseworker, or Social Security Administration Office indicating annual income and signed by an agent of the company or agency. Letter must include contact phone number for verification. 

Roundup is entirely funded by private donations and in-kind contributions. It is a collaborative effort between Tarrant County and its 20 school districts, its municipalities, public health department, state agencies, nonprofits, corporate sponsors and volunteers.

Presenting sponsor is Walmart/Sam’s Club. Other sponsors are Aetna; Amerigroup; BNSF Railway; Capital One Bank; Coca-Cola Refreshments; Cook Children’s Health Plan; Dallas Mavericks; Fidelity Investments; Gandy Dancer, Inc.; H&R Block; JPS Health Network; Sid W. Richardson Foundation; The Filling Station Church; The Ryan Foundation; TXU Energy and XTO Energy.

Community partners are Fort Worth ISD; Half Price Books; Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County; LaGran Plaza; Medstar Emergency Medical Services; Ogle School of Hair and Nails – Arlington; Ogle School of Hair and Nails – Fort Worth; Ogle School of Hair and Nails – Hurst; Tarrant County Medical Society Alliance Foundation; Tarrant County Public Health; Texas A&M Health Science Center/Baylor College of Dentistry; and United Way of Tarrant County/2-1-1.

Media partners are Fox 4 and My 27, Univision 23, Unimas 49, Greensheet Media, K104, Smooth R&B 105.7, 99.1 and 107.1 Latino Mix, 94.1 A Uforia Station, 92.1 Hank FM and 95.9 The Ranch.

For more information and to register for the Back To School Round Up, visit 
backtoschoolroundup.org or call 2-1-1. 

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PRE-REGISTRATION EVENTS


Thursday, June 30; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
La Gran Plaza – Entrance #2
4200 S. Freeway, Ste. 2500
Fort Worth, TX  76115

Monday, July 11, 5-7 p.m. 
Resource Connection
2300 Circle Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76119

Wednesday, July 13, 4-7 p.m. 
James F. Delaney Elementary School
203 Clover Lane 
Kennedale, TX 76060

Friday, July 15, 3-6 p.m.
Butler Boys and Girls Club 
1250 I. M. Terrell Circle North
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 
Parkway Elementary (Crowley ISD)
1320 W. Everman Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76134

Friday, July 22, 4-6 p.m.
White Settlement ISD Resource Center
1000-A S. Cherry Lane
White Settlement, TX 76108

Friday, July 22, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
The Filling Station Christian Center
3838 Alta Mesa Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76133 

Saturday, July 23, 10 a.m.-noon
Haltom City Public Library
4809 Haltom Road 
Haltom City, TX 76117

Saturday, July 23, 9 a.m.-noon
Resource Connection 
2300 Circle Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76119

Tuesday, July 26, 6-8 p.m.
Everman Public Library
100 N. Race Street
Fort Worth, TX 76140

Wednesday, July 27; 3-5 p.m.
All Saints Catholic Church 
200 NW 20th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76112

Wednesday, July 27; 3-5 p.m.
H&R Block
2804 Cleburne Road
Fort Worth, TX 76110 

Friday, July 29; 4-6 p.m.
Boys and Girls Club – Fort Worth
3123 Avenue G
Fort Worth, TX  76105

Saturday, July 30; 10 a.m.-noon
Our Lady of Guadalupe
4100 Blue Mound Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76106

Saturday, July 30; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
La Gran Plaza – Entrance #2
4200 S. Freeway, Ste. 2500
Fort Worth, TX  76115

Saturday, July 30; 10 a.m.-noon 
White Settlement ISD Resource Center
1000-A S. Cherry Lane
White Settlement, TX 76108

Monday, Aug. 1; 3-5 p.m.
H&R Block
1828 E. Park Row Drive, Ste. A
Arlington, TX 76010

Wednesday, Aug. 3; 3-5 p.m.
H&R Block
5411 E. Lancaster Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76112 



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