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Back to school events

By Staff
Brewer gears up for fall classes
A.P. Brewer High School students may pick up class schedules and purchase lockers for $8 on the following dates:
Fall fashion show scheduled
The Family Fest Back to School Fashion Show will be held Thursday, July 31, at 7 p.m. at center court of Colonial Mall-Decatur.
See the latest fashions for students and children can pickup goody bags at the customer service desk.
For more information, call 350-0453.
Back to school dance planned
Join your friends at the "Back to School" dance on Friday, Aug. 22 from 7-11 p.m. at Sparkman Civic Center. Admission is $5 and concessions will be available.
For safety reasons, children will not be allowed outside of the gym alone and parents must come inside to pick them up.
Ease first day anxieties
The first day of school is always one of the most exciting days of the year -but it can also be one of the most stressful for both children and parents. The freedom (and chaos and boredom) of the summer is over, and new friends (and teachers and challenges) await. But an annual family tradition can soothe everyone's nerves by making the big day feel more familiar and predictable. Here are some rituals that may work for you and your family – but, of course, feel free to invent your own.