Even as we continue to enjoy the carefree days of summer vacation, it’s time for back to school shopping and events. Check out this guide to Richmond area back to school events with helpful information for Richmond Public Schools.

NOTE: School supply lists differ from school to school. We include lists of things we noticed were common on official school websites. Check with your student’s teacher before shopping if you want a more specific list of items.

Be sure to grab your free copy of the downloadable, printable, color-coded, FREE Richmond Public Schools 2019-2020 calendar.


πŸ—“οΈ Important Richmond Public School Dates

  • September 3: First Day of School
  • November 27 – 29: Thanksgiving Break
  • December 23 – January 3: Winter Break
  • April 6 – 10: Spring Break
  • June 12: Last Day of School
Parent-Teacher Conferences: November 11th and April 20th.

No School for Students

  • October 14
  • January 17

Early Dismissal Days

  • November 11
  • March 13
  • April 20
Elementary School Children Sitting at Table

πŸ–οΈ Kindergarten & Grade 1 School Supplies

Kindergarten Supplies

  • No. 2 pencils
  • Writing pads
  • Glue sticks
  • Crayons
  • Tissues
  • Composition notebook
  • Primary scissors

Grade 1 Supplies

  • No. 2 pencils
  • Crayons
  • Pencil pouch
  • Glue sticks
  • Tissues
  • Hand sanitizer or soap
  • Composition notebook
Elementary girl student writing in notebook

🍎 Back to School Educator Appreciation

Every Saturday and Sunday from July 20 – September 15, educators for grades pre-kindergarten through twelve can enjoy 25% off most games, books, movies, and music in-store and online.

Visit the Barnes & Noble at 11500 Midlothian Tnpk., Space 440, Richmond, VA 23235 on Saturday from 9 AM – 10 PM or Sunday from 10 AM – 9 PM. For more information, call 804-794-6640 or visit their website for details.

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πŸ–ŒοΈ Grade 2 & Grade 3 School Supplies

Grade 2

  • No. 2 pencils
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Colored pencils
  • 3-ring binder
  • Loose-leaf paper

Grade 3

  • No. 2 pencils
  • Red pens
  • Pocker folders
  • Ruler
  • 3×5 index cards
  • Highlighter

πŸŽ‰ Back to School Celebration 2019

Southside Kids’ 4 Christ Children’s Ministry is hosting a Back to School Celebration on Saturday, August 24 from 11 AM – 2 PM. Their goal is to have every child leave that day with a backpack for the coming school year.

Second Baptist Church – 3300 Broad Rock Blvd., Richmond, VA 23224. For more information, call 804-323-5124.

Event Features

  • Games
  • Food
  • Music
  • Free School Supplies

πŸ“š Grade 4 & Grade 5 School Supplies

Grade 4

  • No. 2 pencils
  • Loose-leaf paper
  • Graph paper
  • Blue or black pens
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Pencil erasers

Grade 5

  • No. 2 pencils
  • 3-ring binder
  • Composition notebooks
  • Pocker folders
  • Protractor
  • Ruler

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πŸ“ Grade 6 – 8 School Supplies

Grade 6

  • No. 2 pencils
  • Dry erase markers
  • Single-subject notebooks
  • Loose-leaf paper

Grade 7

  • Ballpoint pens
  • Highlighters
  • 3×5 index cards
  • Scientific calculator

Grade 8

  • Flash drive
  • Loose-leaf paper
  • Ballpoint pens
  • 3-ring binder

πŸŽͺ Back to School Festival

West Broad Village is hosting a Back to School Festival on Saturday, August 24 from 10 AM – 1 PM. There will be music, dancing, balloon artists, face painting, and more! All donations of school supplies benefit Henrico Education Foundation.

West broad Village is at 3950 Wild Goose Lane, Glen Allen, VA 23060. For more information, visit their website or call 804-887-2988.
Child getting her face painted

πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“ High School Supplies List

High school supply lists can vary depending on the student’s courses and extracurricular activities but here is a list of basic supplies we’ve seen on Richmond Public School supply lists for high schools.

  • Pencils
  • Pens (blue or black)
  • Highlighters
  • Loose-leaf paper (college ruled)
  • Spiral notebooks (college ruled)

🚌 Back to School Program

The Pamunkey Regional Library wants to get kids excited about school this year with their Back to School Program. There are plenty of fun activities and a ride on the big yellow bus planned for Saturday, August 24 from 11 AM – 12 PM.

This event is held at the Mechanicsville Branch at 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place, Mechanicsville, VA 23111. For more information, call 804-746-9615.
kids in school bus windows

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« How to Get Your Teacher Ready

Creative Approach Development Center’s It’s Elementary Play Group is presenting Jean Reagan’s book, How to Get Your Teacher Ready, on Sunday, August 25 from 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Creative Approach Development Center – 2120 Staples Mill Road, Suite 207, Richmond, VA 23230. For more information, call 804-876-2115.

In a safe environment, children with physical, mental, and emotional barriers interact with other children around their age. All ability levels are welcome. Siblings and friends are invited to come along.

Event participants enjoy the story, get to make a journal, and have a scavenger hunt. The focus is on transitioning back to school. Register here.

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