Upcoming Events – August 2023

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The children are headed back to school, so parents are out shopping for all the clothes and supplies their students need. And don’t forget about the food.  Good nutrition is a very important part of your child having a successful school year.

This year there’s some good news to help with the prices on groceries. During the period beginning at 12:01 am on Tuesday,  August 1, 2023 and ending Tuesday, October 31, 2023 at 11:59 pm, food and food ingredients are exempt from sales tax. Yep you heard it! No tax on food! So enjoy purchasing nutritious foods for your children’s lunches and  your home for the next two months.

Sales of prepared food, dietary supplements, candy, alcoholic beverages, and tobacco are not included in items exempt during this period.

To find out more check out the information from the Tennessee Department of Revenue.


There’s nothing like a fresh hair cut to boost your child’s confidence on the first days of school.  Great news, you can get your child a hair cut for FREE! Stop by East Nashville Middle School, Sunday, August 6, 2023 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. CT and get FREE  haircuts and school supplies for students grades K-8th.


Metro Nashville Public Schools Office of English Learners is accepting walk-ins daily at four different locations from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. until Aug. 11, 2023.

If you need to change your address, withdraw your students from the school district, or do a regular enrollment, there is someone who can assist you. See the information on the images above.

For any information or if you have questions, call 615-259-8608 / 615-259-4636 or email elreg@mnps.org. Families can also refer to MNPS about school zoning and bus information.


Join in on the conversation about special education across the state of TN. Your input will be shared with the Dept of Education to guide their resources and provide feedback to schools/districts.
What: Upper Cumberland Special Education Community Conversation
When: August 31, 2023, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm CDT
Where: Cumberland Fellowship Church

1640 West Ave, Crossville, TN
Who: YOU

Why: Make your voice heard!

For more information check out their event page.