Fulton Invites Students, Families, Community To Parent University

FULTON – The Fulton City School District has worked toward bridging communication from school to home to help increase family connections and enhance student achievement.

The district aims to accomplish that by hosting the third annual Parent University, to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 1 at G. Ray Bodley High School, 6 William Gillard Drive, Fulton.

Geri Geitner, FCSD Director of Student Support Programs, said the free day of learning for FCSD staff members, parents, students and community members will showcase district programs and assist families navigate community-based services.

The third annual event will feature 30-minute breakout sessions adults may attend on topics such as the difference between conflict and bullying, the impact of social media and how to help a child with various academic topics.

Supervised activities for students ages four to 12 will be available throughout the day.

More than 30 local agencies have also been invited to the Parent University resource fair to bring information and services to families who may not be able to travel to acquire help.

The one-stop shop will feature a Board of Education roundtable discussion, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registration, physicals, immunizations and student performances.

Upon entry, Geitner said attendees will be given a Parent University Passport.

For each session or activity participants visit, they will receive more entries to win prize baskets.

As per this year’s theme “Healthy Families, Healthy Communities,” guests will be served breakfast, lunch and healthy snacks.

Transportation will be provided, if needed.

“We want to reach families from every school in our district,” Geitner said.