Rockdale County Public Schools is looking for non-profits, healthcare providers, faith-based organizations and businesses interested in reaching out to parents for the first ever district-wide parent academy on August 20.
“We want to help parents and guardians make connections with community organizations and local businesses,” said April Fallon, director of Community and Student Support. “This will provide our families with valuable resources and provide vendors the opportunity to meet face-to-face with potential customers and answer any questions that people may have,” she said. “It’s really a win-win situation for everyone,” she said.
Sponsored by the STARS Community Partnership, the parent academy is scheduled for Saturday, August 20, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Rockdale Career Academy on Culpepper Drive. This parent academy will provide a variety learning opportunities for all adults in Rockdale County who are interested in the success of children and schools. All activities, including a snack breakfast and barbeque lunch, are free.
Classes include: couponing, gardening, cyberbullying, financial planning, preparing for college, resume writing, and more. A complete list of classes is available on the registration form which will be posted to the school system’s website and available at all schools beginning July 25. Free childcare for children under eight will be provided by the Rockdale Early Learning Initiative.
“The academy was designed by parents, community partners, and RCPS staff with the intention of providing information from which parents and guardians can benefit,” said Fallon. “The theme for the event is ‘Make a PACT (Parents and Children Together) and Be There for Your Child.’ Be There is a national campaign designed to inspire families to be more involved in their child’s education.”
Vendors can rent space in the commons area for $25 and a door prize donation. Participants can register to win an iPad, restaurant gift cards, gas cards, and more.
The STARS Community Partnership is a local community collaborative funded by the federal Safe Schools Healthy Students initiative. STAR, which stands for Support Team for All Rockdale Students, works to provide safe and orderly schools and support services for all students that enable them to reach their potential.
For more information, contact April Fallon at (770) 860-4273 or firstname.lastname@example.org.