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Rockdale Parent Academy returns Sept. 23

Parent Academy returns to Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) on Saturday, Sept. 23, for its 13th semester of improving lives and instilling a love of life-long learning. The half-day event offers free classes for parents, teens and tweens at Rockdale Career Academy (RCA), 1064 Culpepper Road, Conyers, 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.

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 testing 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 thousands of parents who have attended previous sessions.

“There are a wide variety of classes that address a wide range of needs, and people from the community volunteer their time to deliver this valuable information,” said Gilreath. “There’s something for everyone, whether it’s getting help figuring out your next step in life, figuring out how to de-stress.”

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 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, visit www.rockdaleschools.org/parentacademy.

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