APS’ School Reform Team 4 held its inaugural Parent Center Open House and Fall Festival on Oct. 23, 2009. The event was held at the SRT-4 office at Harper-Archer Middle. SRT-4 showcased its newly renovated parent center, located at the SRT office, and exposed parents to all of the resources available for them such as the lending library, GED preparation classes, and monthly parenting workshops through SRT-4 Parentville.
SRT-4 elementary and middle schools were invited to display tables with information about their schools and parents also had an opportunity to join the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Translators from the APS ESOL department were available to assist non-English speaking families. A photo booth provided by Officer V. Campbell and the Harper-Archer Photography Club was available for free family photos. Free enrichment workshops were presented by Fulton County Health and Wellness, Consumer Credit Counseling Services and the Atlanta Housing Authority. A wonderful time was had by all, and SRT-4 is already planning for the second annual event next year!