The end of summer vacation can only mean one thing, the return to school. However, as children and parents alike dread the first day of school, the picture seems to be slightly different in the City of Sunny Isles Beach. The City of Sunny Isles Beach’s Back to School season started off with its yearly Back to School Picnic on Saturday, August 17th at Heritage Park. The City provided parents and students with a stress free environment where they could catch up on everything they needed to know in order to be ready for their first day back
The park was filled with laughter and smiles as the stresses of the first day were taken off of everyone’s shoulders and they were able to enjoy their last few days of summer vacation. Parents were able to purchase uniforms for both Norman S. Edelcup Sunny Isles Beach K-8 community school and Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High School, receive information about immunizations from Mount Sinai and were given details about the City’s upcoming season of Athletic programs including our travel soccer league.
During the event, more than 600 residents and guests enjoyed a variety of bounce houses, scrumptious snacks, creative crafts, and musical games and activities. The premiere attraction seemed to be the children’s crafts where children of all ages put their creative skills to the test to make a one of a kind pencil topper for their new complimentary Sunny Isles Beach pencils. Those who stopped by the City’s information booth received several free gifts such as pencils, eraser, and sharpeners and Sunny Isles Beach residents who presented their Resident ID Card received a special stylus pen duo for all their tech needs.
The giveaways did not end there, the City’s Cultural and Community Services Department sponsored their yearly eSIBi book bag raffle where by signing up for the City’s email notification program they were automatically entered to win a brand new book bag stuffed with all the goodies needed for the school year. Our winners were Viviana Pinto and Maurice Legros who walked away with smiling faces ready to conquer the new school year.
After the event, guests were encouraged to spend the rest of their afternoon enjoying one of the City’s many parks and their many amenities such as the Splash Pad at Heritage Park. Only in the City of Sunny Isles Beach does the vacation never end and even going back to school is a fun-filled event.
If you missed out on our Back to School event, please be sure to check our website and sign up for our eSIBi notifications to get on the spot notifications about upcoming events, cultural programs and much more.
For information on future events check the SIB Sun Community Newspaper, SIBTV Cable Channel 77, our quarterly Living Magazine which includes our Calendar of Programs and Events and the website at www.sibfl.net or for specific questions please contact the Cultural & Community Services Department at 305.792.1706.