The first day of school for students attending Sarasota County schools is Monday, August 12th. Check out our guide to Sarasota County back to school events and supplies. Don’t forget to download/print the free, color-coded Sarasota County school calendar that is perfect for at-a-glance planning.

๐Ÿ›๏ธ UTC Mall’s Back to School Bash

How does tax-free back to school shopping sound? Mix those shopping deals with fun activities and you get a winning combination Back to School Bash!

  • Friday – Sunday
  • August 2 – 4

Start the weekend off with the FIRSTยฎ RISE Season Kickoff Event from 11 AM – 1 PM on Friday in the Grand Court. There will be crafts, face painting, music, and Star Wars characters on hand.

A sensory-friendly lounge is available for the activities on August 4th and the first 250 kids to arrive get a free backpack.

Throughout the weekend, there will be informational and fun booths located around the mall. Scheduled events include an interactive scavenger hunt and meetups with local mascots.

UTC Mall – 140 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, FL 34243. For more information, call 941-753-0401.

On August 4th from 12 PM – 5 PM, Lakewood Medical Center will be on hand to offer free back to school physicals for students in grades K – 12.

Family back to school shopping

๐Ÿ–๏ธ Kindergarten School Supplies

  • 24-count Crayola crayons
  • Fiskars scissors, 5″, blunt/rounded
  • 4 oz. glue bottle
  • Facial tissues
  • Crayola washable markers, classic colors, thick/broad tip
  • Crayola washable markers, classic colors, thin/fine tip
  • Quart & gallon size Ziploc brand storage bags
  • Glue sticks
  • 4-pack EXPO dry erase markers, low odor, thin/fine tip
  • Wet Ones hand wipes
  • Printer/copier paper, white, 8.5in. x 11 in., ream/500 sheets
  • 2 spiral notebooks, wide-ruled, 1 subject, 70 sheets
  • Backpack, no wheels
  • Headphones
  • Grocery bag, labeled with the child’s name
  • Tennis shoes

๐Ÿ“Œ Westfield Sarasota Square Back to School Bash

This event features hands-on activities and an interactive scavenger hunt. While the first 250 students receive a free backpack, many vendors are offering free school supplies to ensure no one goes home empty-handed from the Back to School Bash.

  • Sunday, July 28
  • 12 PM – 4 PM
Westfield Sarasota Square – 8201 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34238.
Elementary school girl writing in notebook

โœ๏ธ Grade 1 School Supplies

  • 24-count Crayola crayons
  • Fiskars scissors, 5″, blunt/rounded
  • School supply box/case, plastic 5″x8″
  • Facial tissues
  • Fiskars scissors, 5″ kids, blunt/rounded
  • 10-count washable markers, classic colors, thick/broad tip (boys)
  • 10-count washable markers, classic colors, thin/fine tip (girls)
  • Ziploc brand storage bags (see teacher for specifics)
  • Glue sticks
  • 3 erasers, Paper Mate Pink Pearl
  • 5 red pens
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • 4-pack dry erase markers, asst. colors
  • Backpack
  • Headphones
  • Grocery bag, labeled with the child’s name
  • Tennis shoes
  • 12-count No 2. yellow/wood pencils, sharpened with erasers
  • 3 yellow highlighters
  • Snack, boxes (healthy)

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๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ Mermaids & Pirates Back to Pool Bash

Laurel Oak Country Club is softening the back to school blues with a fun Mermaids & Pirates Back to Pool Bash. There will be crafts, pool activities, and a costume contest.

Laurel Oak Country Club – 2700 Gary Player Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34240. For more information, call 941-378-3608.

 

  • Saturday, August 3
  • 12 PM – 3 PM
  • Tickets: $20 per child

Ticket prices include all activities, lunch, beverages, and snacks. Planned menu items include cheeseburger sliders, hot dogs, veggies, ice cream bars, and more!

Back to School Mermaids Pirates

๐Ÿ“š Grade 2 School Supplies

  • 24-count Crayola crayons
  • Fiskars scissors, 5″, blunt/rounded
  • 1 bottle foam hand sanitizer
  • Facial tissues
  • Scissors (small)
  • 1 box markers
  • 1 box colored pencils
  • Ziploc brand storage bags (see teacher for specifics)
  • Glue sticks
  • 1 eraser, Paper Mate Pink Pearl (large)
  • 1 umbrella, small/travel size or rain jacket
  • Pencil bag/pouch
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • 5 dry erase markers, blue
  • Backpack, no wheels
  • 2 Headphones
  • 2 composition notebooks
  • Tennis shoes
  • 24-count No 2. yellow/wood pencils, sharpened with erasers, Ticonderoga
  • 1 yellow highlighter
  • Snack, boxes (healthy)
  • 1 pkg. wide-ruled loose-leaf paper

๐ŸŽญ Back to School Puppet Show

Freedom Christian Church of Sarasota is hosting a Kids Back to School Puppet Show on August 6 from 6 PM – 7 PM. Popcorn and drinks provided! RSVP here.

Freedom Christian Church – 4500 Swift Road, Sarasota, FL 34231.
Children playing instruments

๐Ÿ“ Grade 3 School Supplies

  • 24 No. 2 pencils, sharpened
  • 2 glue sticks
  • 1 1.5″ 3-ring binder, inside pockets, clear view cover
  • Dry erase markers
  • Eraser, pink, large
  • Recloseable storage bags (see teacher for specifics)
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Pocket folders, with prongs/brads
  • Crayola crayons
  • Tennis shoes
  • Earbuds

๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ Back to School with Type 1 Diabetes

Jump Dance Company in collaboration with JDRF Tampa Bay chapter is hosting a Back to School Bash on August 10 from 9:30 AM – 12 PM. Light snacks are provided at this free event. Kids of all ages can enjoy the gymnastics/tumbling room while parents are in the studio listening to speakers.

This event is in Manatee County, but we thought it was worth a mention! Please RSVP here.

Featured Speakers

  • Reed Spahn, Youth Ambassador – “All About Athena”
  • Janelle Haas, Volunteer School Advocate – “504 Plans & More”
  • Kevin Lewis, DPN, PPCNP-BC, CDE – “Ask the Expert”
JUMP Dance Company – 11005 Passage Dr., Bradenton, FL 34211.
Sarasota Back to School Type 1

๐ŸŽ Grade 4 School Supplies

  • 1.5″ 3-ring binder
  • Zipper pencil pouch
  • 48 No.2 pencils, sharpened
  • Earbuds (or headphones)
  • 8 glue sticks
  • 2 pkg. wide-ruled loose-leaf paper
  • Pocker folders, with prongs/brads
  • Crayola Washable Markers
  • Eraser, Paper Mate Pink Pearl, large
  • 10 EXPO dry erase markers
  • 4 highlighters, different colors
  • Reclosable storage bags (see teacher for specifics)
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Colored pencils
  • Tennis shoes

๐ŸŽป Music Compound’s Back to School Bash

Get a tour of the Music Compound studio and sample classes that can help find the right instrument for your child as they head back to school. This event is August 24 from 10 AM – 2 PM.

Music Compound – 1750 Cattlemen Rd., Sarasota, FL 34232. For more information, call 941-379-9100
  • Live Music
  • Bounce House
  • Food Truck
  • Crafts
  • Beer Truck
  • Crafts
  • Face Painting

Free Event | Open to the Public

Sarasota county back to school event at music compound - Guitar, Piano Keyboard, drumsticks

๐ŸŽ’ Grade 5 School Supplies

  • 24-pack Ticonderoga No. 2 yellow/wood pencils, sharpened with erasers
  • Red pens
  • Highlighters
  • Zipper pencil pouch for 3-ring binder
  • Earbuds (or headphones)
  • Umbrella (for backpack)
  • Ziploc brand storage bags, gallon
  • EXPO dry erase markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Scissors
  • Elmer’s glue stick
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Pocket folders, with prongs/brads
  • Tennis shoes

๐Ÿ“• Back to School Bookbag & Supply Giveaway

Future Leads of America Inc. is hosting a Back to School Bookbag & Supply Giveaway on Saturday, August 10 from 3 PM – 6 PM. Students must be present to get supplies. Open to students in grades K – 12.

The event takes place at The CONCH Fritter King – 2736 North Osprey Ave., Sarasota, FL 34234.
Sarasota County back to school event - bookbag and supply giveaway

๐Ÿ“ Middle School Supplies

Grades 6, 7, 8

  • No. 2 pencils
  • Black/blue pens
  • Red pens
  • Colored pencils
  • Highlighters
  • College-ruled loose-leaf paper
  • Pocket folders
  • Headphones
  • Box recloseable storage bags, labeled

Grades 7 & 8

  • TI-30Xa calculator

Optional

  • Facial tissues
  • Post-it Notes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • AA Batteries
  • Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
  • Glue sticks
High School Students - Sarasota County Back to School Concept

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“ High School Supplies

High school students need supplies based on their chosen courses and extracurricular activities. This list includes commonly needed items, but you should check individual schools and classes for specific needs.
  • No. 2 pencils
  • Blue pens
  • 1″ binders
  • Scientific calculator
  • Stapler with staples
  • Highlighters
  • Correction fluid
  • Mechanical pencils

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Sarasota Back to School Events [MAP]


Every effort is made to ensure the details of events are current and correct, but we encourage you to verify event details before attending. School supply lists are compiled through local research. Always check with your student’s school and teachers to make sure you get everything needed.

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