Back To School Party coming to Riverside Theatre Aug. 5


The Education Foundation of Indian River County in partnership with Riverside Theatre will present a FREE, fun-filled family event, RT Star’s Back To School Party, on Saturday, August 5th from 10am to 2pm at Riverside Theatre followed by a performance by students of the Riverside Dance Festival.

With hands-on activities, live performances, face painting, a bounce house, and entertaining contests, this community-wide event will also feature back to school information from Administrators and Directors from the School District of Indian River County.

The Food Services Department will provide fresh produce, their meal plan, and information on their free/reduced lunch program. The Student Services Department will participate with health screenings and mind-body wellness programs. The Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program will share information on Kindergarten readiness. People from these informative programs, along with After School Programming and the Transportation Department, will be available for consultation. Plus, the Tobacco Free Partnership of Indian River County will be bringing their SWAT team (Students Working Against Tobacco) to the event with information and interactive games.

“The Education Foundation is excited to partner again this year with Riverside Theatre,” says Cynthia Falardeau, Executive Director of The Education Foundation of IRC. “This event aligns with our efforts to enhance our community’s investment in our schools with the goal of achieving excellence for students and teachers.  We look forward to seeing everyone there!”

Along with live performances from students of Riverside Theatre and professional entertainment from performers of the Riverside Theatre for Kids Touring Program, the day will include interactive contests on building a lunch box, getting dressed for school, and our take on the popular television game show, “Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?”

This year, School Teachers will be feted with a breakfast starting at 8:30am followed by a Teacher Pep Rally and Welcome at 9:15am by Dr. Mark J. Rendell, Superintendent of the School District of Indian River County. At 9:30am, teachers will be the first to preview two touring productions from the touring troupe.

A variety of food and beverages will be available for sale throughout the day.

The day’s schedule is as follows*:

For Teachers Only:

8:30am – Teacher Breakfast

9:15am – Teacher Pep Rally

9:30am – Tour Shows presentation (on the Stark Stage)

11:45am – Tour Show presentation (on the Stark Stage)

For the Public:

10:00am – DJ Dance Party

10:15am – Rascals performance (on the Anne Morton Stage)

11:00am – Grand Welcome performance and contests

12:00pm – DJ Dance Party and contests

1:00pm – Liver performances (on the Outdoor Stage)

2:00pm – Riverside Dance Festival performance on the Stark Stage featuring

professional dance troupe, Ariel Rivka Dance.

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