Families visited booths, played games, and made crafts at Saturday's Back-to-School Rally for the University City School District.
Booths ranged from everything from sports clubs, to tutoring programs, to University City summer programs, to drug and alcohol risk awareness. Many of the booths provided crafts, games, and prizes for the children.
Most students were very excited to be headed back to school.
Roman Thomas, 5, said he is excited to get to be at the same school as his brother this year.
"I'm excited for a new school and to meet new people," said Areanna Whittington, 10.
"I'm excited for Gym, Music, French, and Spanish," said Kayla Haines, 11.
The first day of school is Monday, August 29 for all students except freshmen at University City High School, who will start on Friday, August 26.