The start of a new school year can bring about excitement, whether through reconnecting with friends or preparing for a year full of new things to learn. Whether students and teachers are reentering the classroom for the first time, continuing to learn virtually, or have remained in-person throughout the past year, Scottsdale Quarter is providing the community with many ways to celebrate the fresh start of a new school year. Through a selection of upcoming events, guests will be able to savor the last moments of summer and prepare for school in style.
“We are excited to prepare kids, families, and educators in the Scottsdale community for this coming school year,” said Richard Hunt, General Manager at Scottsdale Quarter. “This school year will be especially memorable as many students return to in-person learning, and at Scottsdale Quarter, we want to support guests and offer ways to celebrate the start of an exciting new year in the classroom.”
As teachers transition back into the classroom, Scottsdale Quarter will show them some love through Teacher Appreciation Night on Tuesday, July 27, from 5 pm to 8 pm at Kendra Scott. Educators can enjoy sips, sweets, giveaways, and a special teacher discount at Kendra Scott. They’ll also receive a free swag bag filled with teacher essentials and special retailer offers when they show their ID. Teachers can pre-register for the event here.
Children will also have the opportunity to celebrate going back to school through the KidX Club® Back to School Party on Sunday, July 25, from 2 pm to 5 pm at MIXT. Students can stop by the restaurant for a goodie bag filled with school essentials, make a school bus craft, and snap a photo with their favorite magical teacher. Pre-registration is required and is available here.
To help local students and educators prepare for the upcoming year, Scottsdale Quarter will host a School Supply Drive from July 12 through August 1. Guests are encouraged to drop off a new school supply items at the donation center in The Quad during center hours. Those who want to help but aren’t able to donate any school supplies, can also participate virtually by sponsoring a backpack filled with supplies for $35. The School Supply Drive benefits Arizona Helping Hands, a charitable organization dedicated to helping children in foster care throughout Arizona.
As a new addition to Scottsdale Quarter’s annual back-to-school events, the shopping center will create an interactive Chalk It Up wall for guests to share their favorite part of a new school year or a memory from a time when they used to be in school. The community is invited to write what they are looking forward to, while also offering notes of appreciation to their teachers. The Chalk It Up wall will be located on 73rd Place next to Beach Bunny Swimwear beginning Monday, July 12.
From end of summer celebrations to school year preparations and everything in between, Scottsdale Quarter’s back-to-school events offer a unique and memorable experience for every guest.
Scottsdale Quarter remains focused on providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. All Back to School festivities will adhere to our rigorous cleaning and disinfectant practices. We ask all guests to conduct themselves in a safe and respectful way in accordance with all federal, state, and local regulations, recommendations and mandates, while also adhering to each individual tenant’s policies.
For more information about Scottsdale Quarter and the back-to-school event lineup, follow @ScottsdaleQuarter on Instagram.