In conjunction with Plano ISD, Crayola will host an inaugural back to school event for children and their parents to get excited for class. The event will occur at McCall Plaza from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on August 5.
There will be pictures for children to color and giveaways from the Crayola Experience and Tell Me Something Sweet Bakery. There will also be breakfast for sale from Mama Vicky’s Pupusas y Mas.
At the same time, the Plano Independent School District Education Foundation and Plano Council of PTAs will be collecting donations to stock the CORE store, a resource for teachers to get extra school supplies. Donations will be collected at the Plano Co-Op table.
The CORE store, launched in 2016, is a non-profit shop for school supplies. Teachers shop for free to obtain extra supplies for their classrooms and their students. According to their website, 38% of Plano students are economically disadvantaged.
According to Dallas Morning News, the school supply tax-free weekend begins Friday, August 11, and ends August 13, which is after Plano ISD goes to school on August 9. This year is Texas’ 25th annual tax-free weekend. School supplies such as binders, pencils, erasers and rulers will not be taxed. Some select clothing will not be taxed either. The Texas Comptroller’s office put out a list of taxable and exempt clothing items.