Rockdale Parent Academy returns 

Rockdale County Public School

Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) celebrates the 15th semester of Parent Academy on Saturday, Sept. 22. The half-day event , which will be held 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., offers free workshops for parents, teens and tweens at Rockdale Career Academy (RCA), 1064 Culpepper Road, Conyers.

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 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 Sept. 12 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. 

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

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

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