Back to School Block Party Welcomes the Return to Learning While Raising Money for a Good Cause

Local mom and science fan, Vicki Soriano, knows how to get her kids and all of the families in her neighborhood excited about back to school time. They hold a Back to School Bash to say goodbye to summer and get back into learning mode.
How does a party stimulate the mind ? It’s simple, this block party is all about learning and engaging through educational games and activities.

Vicki is an oncology nurse who not only gets everyone excited about school, but she also raises money for charity. The neighbors donate money to help Brent’s Place, a place that supports families and children battling cancer. This year, she raised $800 – the largest amount collected in the 5 years that she has been throwing the bash.
This is no simple block party. Vicki made school bus cutouts and decorates the street with a back to school theme.
The bash includes an Opening Ceremony. The kids

participate in fun activities like roaming scavenger hunts, magic
shows and water games.
One of the favorite games is the “Go To School” obstacle course, that includes school activities like washing hands, cleaning your room and making a meal (Lunch Mayhem.) New this year was the Minute to Win It challenge. Our favorite activities at the party are the science experiments. This year the neighbors launched Diet Coke and Mentos Geysers with Geyser Tubes provided by Steve Spangler Science. They also did one of our favorite experiments, Color Changing Milk.
Every child also receives a goodie bag full of fun back to school items.
We think everyone should get this excited about back to school time.

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Comments (2)

  • Suzanne Reply

    Vicki’s annual party has been a blessing to our neighborhood as well as to Brent’s place. She works so hard and the kids enjoy it so much. Thank you Vicki!

    September 9, 2011 at 4:24 pm
  • Dad & Beth Reply

    Congrats on another successful party,Vic. Once again your work, caring and love have paid off for many. What a great
    day for all.

    September 9, 2011 at 6:44 pm

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