Parent Academy Fall 2018
Posted on 08/31/2018
Parent AcademyConyers, Ga. –  Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) celebrates the 15th semester of Parent Academy on Saturday, September 22, 2018. This half-day event offers free workshops for parents, teens and tweens at Rockdale Career Academy (RCA), 1064 Culpepper Road, Conyers, Georgia from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Online registration is available at www.rockdaleschools.org/parentacademy. Paper registration forms are available at each RCPS school.

The day kicks off with keynote speaker RCPS Superintendent Dr. Terry Oatts. Parents and the public are invited to hear and meet Rockdale’s new superintendent. 

Class topics range from improving computer skills, financial planning, helping your kids with today’s math, CPR, exercise, art creation, de-stressing, preparing for standardized tests and more – all focused on helping parents and students become successful in life. Special classes for families with special needs and Spanish-speaking families are also offered.

Parent Academy Coordinator Darci Gilreath said she is proud of what Parent Academy has been able to provide for more than 4,000 parents who have attended previous sessions.

“Reaching the milestone of our 15th Parent Academy is a gratifying achievement,” said Gilreath. “We have parents who have been attending regularly since we started and they eagerly anticipate each event. There’s something for everyone, whether it’s learning a new skill, developing your leadership potential, or just having fun and getting in touch with your creative side.”

The day also includes free lunch and door prizes, with a special door prize drawing after the keynote address and an extra chance to win for those who pre-register.

Childcare is provided for children age 3 and older for parents who pre-register. Families with children with special needs requesting childcare must contact Sirena Graves by September 12, 2018 at sgraves1@rockdale.k12.ga.us or 770-918-6187 ext. 33187.

Many local businesses and non-profits will be available in the vendors market for parents to browse. Vendors interested in participating with a booth can contact Darci Gilreath at dgilreath@rockdale.k12.ga.us or 770-918-6174 ext. 33174

For more information, please visit www.rockdaleschools.org/parentacademy