Frey will be jumpstarting our makerspace in January! Mrs. Sherman in the learning commons is asking for donations to help with this! Think about donations similar to the STEM lab! Feel free to donate art supplies, pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, plastic baggies, plastic grocery bags, rubber bands, straws, glue, cotton balls, string and plastic cups! If you can create something out of it, then consider donating it! Donations will be going on year-round, and you can drop off donations in the learning commons. Thank you in advance for your help with this!
‘Fortnite’: Critical facts parents need to know about the hottest video game
By Robert J. DeBry | Posted – Nov 6th, 2018 @ 8:00am
This story is sponsored by Robert J. DeBry—more than 200 years of combined experience practicing personal injury law.
Even if your child isn’t prone to extroversion and oversharing (read: your child is a teenager), you’ve still likely heard of “Fortnite.” That’s because the popular (to say the least) video game isn’t just entertaining your kid; it’s also raking in millions. Since its release in October 2017, “Fortnite: Battle Royale” has generated more than $1 billion, more than double the amount grossed by the most recent “Star Wars” installment, “Solo,” according to Forbes.
The game has also substantially boosted the “esports” industry (as in, people watching other people play video games). Whether your child is watching, actively playing or just hearing all the buzz about “Fortnite,” there are a few things you should know about the newest cultural phenomenon.
Your child might already be playing
Gone are the days of your kids only playing with the toys and games you provided. In an increasingly digital world, you generally have some control over the video games you purchase your children and teens — which is not necessarily so with “Fortnite.” The game is free to download and available on the system or device your child already has, including PC/Mac, Xbox, PlayStation, iOS and Android devices and Nintendo Switch.
It will likely still cost you
How is a free game generating billions? While it costs nothing to download and play the game, “Fortnite” makes a fortune selling “Battle Passes” and other in-app offers. One Battle Pass, which currently costs $9.99, lasts the duration of the game’s current season and gives users access to exclusive challenges geared at increasing their knowledge base and sharpening their skills.
But the clinking change doesn’t stop there. Players can purchase items like dance moves, tools and costumes for their players — which lend virtually no advantage in the game but make it more fun to play. Those extras add up quickly. A recent survey of 1,000 “Fortnite” players found that the average user spends nearly $85 per month on the “free” game.
If $85 sounds hard to swallow, consider the father in Scotland whose 12-year-old son racked up the equivalent of nearly $800 playing the game. MarketWatch, which reported the story, recommends using parental controls available on most systems and devices to set spending limits or prohibit purchases entirely.
It’s addictive — like, really addictive
Call it a coincidence the World Health Organization officially classified “gaming disorder” as a health condition the same year “Fortnite” started raking in millions of dollars and occupying the minds of teenagers around the globe. While all video games can be addictive, “Fortnite” may be a whole new animal.
According to Game Quitters, cases of players stealing their parents’ credit cards to finance in-app purchases and instances of children getting violent when told to stop — or even wetting themselves rather than stopping — have been reported. Along with the dopamine rushes that come with accomplishing tasks or killing an opponent, “Fortnite’s” social aspect is also addicting; players socialize with each other while playing, allowing them an escape from reality — and preventing them from developing actual social skills. Medical News Today explains the signs and symptoms of gaming addiction, which every parent should watch for.
It can cause or exacerbate psychological issues
Yes, Fortnite is a shoot’em-up kind of game. But rather than getting kicked down a level or having to sit out a few minutes, dying in “Fortnite” is more consequential. The game starts with 100 players and ends with one — the winner — at the end of the season. Once you’re dead, well, you’re toast. There are no “extra lives” or second chances. This can create unhealthy anxieties and produce irrationally emotional reactions.
Add that to the fact that, as Psychology Today explains, excessive video game use is shown to undermine academic performance, increase distractibility and erode the parent-child relationship. That’s a lot to sacrifice in the name of gaming. Additionally, the American Academy of Pediatrics has advised against games involving killing other humans, as it desensitizes children to violence.
“Fortnite” might be the hottest new phenomenon, but it could be harming your child. Monitor his or her gaming and be ready to intervene if you sense a problem.
DoverStaffing is excited to provide staff for the 2019 Super Bowl and seeks energetic individuals to join the team and be a part of the Super Bowl experience. DoverStaffing will be hiring over 5,000 people for this event. This opportunity has been referred through the Technical College System of Georgia, Office of Workforce Development. Click here for a flyer with specific instructions on how to apply.
WorkSource Fulton and the Georgia Department of Labor are working with DHL Supply Chain to recruit eCommerce Fulfillment Specialists to handle online customer orders from their Union City, GA location. Those hired for the 1,200 positions will serve in a cross-functional roles and trained in multiple areas of operation. Responsibilities will include inbound processing, order fulfillment, order packaging, and customer returns processing, among other responsibilities. Secondary activities and work assignments will include the following: online order return inspection, credit online order return salvage, inventory control, and parcel order load and shipment. Experience is not required. All training will be provided, and DHL offers a flexible shift schedule. The facility provides a full-service cafeteria, full-size basketball courts, a fitness center, soccer field and private shower facilities with clean locker rooms. Applications must be submitted online, click here. Click here for a flyer. For more information, contact the WorkSource Fulton Adamsville office at 404-613-6381. For those who may need computer access, WorkSource Fulton Adamsville is located within the Adamsville Regional Health Center (3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA).
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR JOB SEEKERS
Goodwill of North Georgia is hosting a AARP Services Hiring Event on Monday, October 8th, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at the Pleasant Hill Career Center (1502 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth, GA). Contact Anthony Sims at email@example.com or 770-921-3873 for more information.
WorkSource Atlanta Regional’s Mobile Career Lab is deployed at convenient local locations in Cherokee, Clayton, Douglas, Fayette, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties. Onsite staff assist individuals seeking employment, training and education services and also provide services to businesses seeking a skilled workforce. Businesses may use the mobile lab for recruiting, pre-employment screening, interviewing and training. WorkSource Atlanta Regional also maintains Career Resource Centers located throughout the seven counties. For more information about the Mobile Career Lab, contact Phyllis Jackson at 470-378-1588 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here. Following is the schedule for upcoming mobile lab stops.
Monday, October 8thth, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Peachtree City Library (201 Willowbend Road, Peachtree City, GA)
Tuesday, October 9th, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, at the Clayton County Public Library Headquarters (865 Battle Creek Road, Jonesboro, GA)
Tuesday, October 9th, 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM, at the Cochran Public Library (174 Burke Street, Stockbridge, GA)
Wednesday, October 10th, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at the T. Jones Memorial Library (116 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton, GA)
Thursday, October 11th, 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM, at the Gwinnett County Public Library – Grayson Branch (700 Grayson Parkway, Grayson, GA)
Thursday, October 11th, 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM, at the Gwinnett County Public Library Headquarters (1001 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA)
Monday, October 15th, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at the Georgia Department of Community Supervision (1331 Citizens Parkway, Morrow, GA)
Tuesday, October 16th, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, at the Clayton County Public Library (420 Valley Road, Riverdale, GA)
Wednesday, October 17th, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at the Nancy Guinn Memorial Library (864 Green Street, Conyers, GA)
The S. Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting the VA Vocational Services Orientation on the following Tuesdays in October – 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th – from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM, at the VA Fort McPherson Campus, Building B (1701 Hardee Avenue, SE, Atlanta, GA). This orientation is held on every Tuesday during weeks without a Federal holiday. Veterans who want to work can learn about the opportunities available to them from the VA and its partners. Topics include Compensated Work Therapy, Training, Benefits, Resume Writing, Job Search and Coaching, and more. Contact Tracy Roberts at email@example.com for more information.
The Construction ReadyTraining Program is a four-week accelerated NCCER ACCREDITED, hands-on construction training and certification program that is offered in five locations in the Atlanta region. The Construction Ready program connects students trainees to some of Atlanta’s top construction companies, which quite often leads to employment. This is a FREE background friendly and drug-free class for all eligible residence in the City of Atlanta and the following counties: Cobb, Cherokee, Clayton, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale. Interested participants, MUST attend an information session to start the process of enrollment. To learn more about Construction Ready, click here. To learn more about Construction Ready’s Training Partner HB NEXT, click here. Click here for a Construction Ready flyer. If you have any questions as to what Information Session you should attend please contact Veda White, Student Success Manager, at 404-692-1542 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see the following information session locations to apply:
Construction Readyat the Build Cobb Partnership will have information sessions at The Collective at Cumberland (3110 Sports Avenue, Smyrna GA) every Tuesday and Thursday, at 9:00 AM for Cobb CountyClick here to sign up for the next Information Session.
Construction Ready at The Center for Working Families will host information sessions on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Dunbar Center (477 Windsor Street, SW, Suite 101, Atlanta, Georgia) Priority enrollment is for residents of NPU-V in 30310, 30312 and 30315 (Mechanicsville, Pittsburgh, Peoplestown, Adair Park and Summerhill). Click here to sign up for the next information session.
Construction Ready at Aerotropolis Atlanta is offering priority enrollment in information sessions for residents of 30213, 30236, 30238, 30260, 30273, 30274, 30288, 30291, 30294, 30296, 30297, 30310, 30311, 30315, 30331,30337,30344, 30349, 30354 zip codes. Click here to sign up for the next information session.
Construction Ready at Gwinnett is offering information sessions for all interested applicants in Gwinnett County. Click here to sign up for the next information session.
Construction Ready at Westside Works (692 Lindsay Street, NW, Atlanta, GA) will host information sessions on Wednesdays at 9:30 AM for residents of zip codes 30314 and 30318. Click here to sign up for the next information session.
Goodwill of North Georgia is hosting Weekly Job Training Information Sessions at all 13 Goodwill Career Centers. The following new funding opportunities support job seekers through Goodwill: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Works Program (email@example.com), with funds available for able bodied adults eligible for or receiving food stamps, and Good Transitions: Young Adult (DOL-ETA)Program (firstname.lastname@example.org) with funds available for individuals 18-24 who have had involvement with the criminal justice system in high-poverty, high- crime areas. To learn more about all that Goodwill offers, interested participants can attend an information session at any Goodwill Career Center. Goodwill is also actively recruiting for job training programs in October and November at the sites noted below. Click here to register on Career Connector for Virtual Services and find additional career center information and locations.
Decatur – Customer Service Contact Center Training Information Sessions – Thursdays, 2:00 PM, Decatur Career Center (2201 Lawrenceville Highway, Suite 200, Decatur, GA), 404-554-9600.
Pleasant Hill – Skills Training Information Sessions – Tuesdays, 11:00 AM, Pleasant Hill Career Center (1502 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth, GA). Contact Anthony Sims at email@example.com or 770-921-3873 for more information.
Smyrna – Forklift Training Information Sessions – Wednesdays, 2:00 PM, Smyrna Career Center (205 South Cobb Drive, Smyrna, GA), 678-766-8173.
South DeKalb – Highway Construction, Forklift, Floor Technician Custodial and Maintenance Technician Training Information Sessions – Wednesdays, 2:00 PM, South DeKalb Career Center (1295 Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA), 404-728-8605. Contact Ray Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
South DeKalb – Skills Training Information Sessions – Wednesdays, 2:00 PM, South DeKalb Career Center (1295 Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA), 404-728-8644. Contact Rose Perry at email@example.com for more information.
Stockbridge – Skills Training Information Sessions – Wednesdays, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Stockbridge Career Center (3871 Highway 138, SE, Stockbridge, GA). Contact Ray Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Stockbridge – Goodbiz Information Sessions – Thursdays, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Stockbridge Career Center (3871 Highway 138, SE, Stockbridge, GA). Contact Ray Bryant at email@example.com for more information.
Goodwill of North Georgia is hosting a Jibe and Trace Staffing Hiring Event on Wednesday, October 10th, and Wednesday, October 17th, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, at the Stockbridge Career Center (3871 Highway 138, SE, Stockbridge, GA). Contact Ray Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Goodwill of North Georgia is hosting a Waffle House Hiring Event on Wednesday, October 10th, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, at the Pleasant Hill Career Center (1502 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth, GA). Contact Anthony Sims at email@example.com or 770-921-3873 for more information.
The City of Refuge Workforce Innovation Hub is hosting a First Step Staffing Orientation Session on the following Wednesdays in October – 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st – at 1:00 PM, in the Workforce Hub’s Gary Rollins Room (1300 Joseph E. Boone Boulevard, NW, Atlanta, GA). This session, held every Wednesday, is to learn about the employment opportunities available through First Step for those experiencing homelessness, returning citizens, and veterans. Job seekers should bring two forms of identification and let the security guard know they present for the First Step Staffing orientation. Click here for a flyer.
Atlanta Beltline, Inc. is hosting a CodeBridgeEvent in partnership with General Assembly and Per Scholas on Wednesday, October 10th, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at the Monday Night Garage (933 Lee Street, SW, Atlanta, GA). Anyone interested in jump starting a career in technology and coding is welcome to attend this free event. Program leaders are especially seeking those who are between 18 to 29 years of age, with a GED or high school diploma, and are living in South, Southwest, and Westside Atlanta along the Atlanta BeltLine. Participants will be exposed to the industry learn about CodeBridge, a free training program that kicks off at General Assembly in late October. Click here for a flyer. Click here for more information.
The TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) is pleased to announce the 2018 Digital Student Immersion Experience (DSIE) from Friday, October 12th to Sunday, October 14th at Dragon Army (101, 746 Willoughby Way NE, Atlanta, GA ). The 2018 Digital Student Immersion Experience will be held in the Old Fourth Ward in Atlanta and is accessible via MARTA. DSIE is a weekend long program similar to a hack-a-thon where students will network with industry professionals as they create websites for nonprofits in the Atlanta community. This year the program will take place This program is in collaboration with the nonprofit 48in48 and funded by LexisNexis Risk Solutions to allow students to participate free of charge. We will select approximately 24 to 30 students to participate in this opportunity. The 2018 Digital Student Immersion Experience will provide high-achieving students with the opportunity to develop technology skills and build their portfolio, and make a significant impact on the local community. Interested students must be high school students between the ages of 16 and 18; have a passion for science, technology, engineering, or math; have a strong academic record; demonstrate a level of maturity and program readiness; and exhibit a strong sense of self-motivation and ability to work in teams. Students interested in participating should click here to apply. The application deadline is Wednesday, September 19th.
Mercy Care is hosting its 2018 Fall Festival on Saturday, October 13th, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at its facility (424 Decatur Street, Atlanta, GA). Medical professionals will be on hand to provide primary care health screenings; dental and vision check-ups; blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screenings; flu shots; and HIV screenings. Haircuts and massages will also be available. The festival will include a free lunch, face painting, and music and dancing. Click here for a flyer.
Roswell United Methodist Church Job Networking meets again, Monday, October 15th, starting at 12:30 PM. Workshops, led by highly skilled professionals who volunteer their time and knowledge, are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month at RUMC. No advance sign up is required. The day starts with 12 afternoon workshops, and 15 evening workshops / activities starting at 7:00 PM. Visit rumcjobnetworking.com for complete workshop details, times, and directions. Information on the website will tell you how you can sign up to join our RUMC Yahoo Groups to be notified daily about new job openings and how to apply.
The Metro Atlanta Chamber will host the next Opportunity ATL Job and Resource Fair on Tuesday, October 16th, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at the Goodwill Career Center (2201 Lawrenceville Highway, Decatur, GA). More than 2,600 young people, ages 16-24, and over 40 employers participated in the 100,000 Opportunities Job & Resource Fair in Atlanta this past May. The October fair is a continuation of these efforts to connect out-of-school and unemployed youth with jobs and resources for career development. Participating youth will have access to on-the-spot job offers as well as receive help with interviewing, resume preparation, clothing, and more. Click here for more information on Opportunity ATL.
Choice Career Fairs will hold its Atlanta Career Fair on Thursday, October 18th, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at the Doubletree by Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Dunwoody (4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA). Job seekers will meet face-to-face with hiring decision-makers. Click here for a link to register.
Veterans Home and Business Services and WorkSource Atlanta Regional are hosting a VeteransHiring Event for Home Technicians on Wednesday, October 24th, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at the Gwinnett County Career Resource Center (3885 Crestwood Parkway, NW, Suite 200, Duluth, GA). Available positions include electricians, handyman candidates, camera installers, computer and printer technicians, plumbers, HVAC technicians, smart home technicians, security system installers, and appliance repair technicians. Hourly rates range from $15.00 to 30.00. Click here for a flyer.
Best Hire Career Fairs will host its Atlanta Career Fair on Thursday, October 25th, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at The Westin Peachtree Plaza Atlanta (210 Peachtree Street, NW, Atlanta, GA). A wide range of industries will be represented at the fair to provide job seekers with interviews and potential on-the-spot hires. Click here for more information and a link to register.
WorkSource Atlanta is hosting an IT Careers and Opportunities Orientation on Tuesday, November 6th, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at our WorkSource Atlanta (818 Pollard Boulevard, SW, Atlanta, GA). This orientation is held on the first Tuesday of every month. The orientation will discuss high demand job opportunities within the field of IT and how WorkSource Atlanta can provide assistance to gain employment in the IT industry. Click here for a flyer.
The Urban League of Greater Atlanta is hosting Film and Television Industry Information Sessions on Wednesday, November 7th, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, at The Urban League’s Empowerment Center (72 Marietta Street, NW, Atlanta, GA). These sessions are held on the first Wednesday of each month. In the sessions, individuals will learn about training & funding opportunities, networking strategies, film industry terminology, union and associations, upcoming film industry events, and upcoming industry specific sessions. Registration is required for all sessions. For more information on sessions please contact Tamara Roulhac, Film Industry Career & Employment Specialist, at TRoulhac@ulgatl.org or by at 404-546-3651. Click herefor a flyer. Click here to register.
American InterContinental University (AIU) is hosting a Career & Community Resource Fair on Thursday, November 8th, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, at AIU’s Atlanta Campus (6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, 500 Embassy Row, Atlanta, GA). Click here for a link to register.
National Career Fairs is having its Atlanta Career Fair on Thursday, November 8th, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at the Ramada Plaza Atlanta by Wyndham at Atlanta Downtown Capitol Park (450 Capitol Avenue, SE, Atlanta, GA). This event features hundreds of job opportunities and provides job seekers with the potential to get hired while at the event. Click here to register.
Goodwill of North Georgia is hosting a Career Fair on Tuesday, November 13th, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the New Birth Church (6400 Woodrow Road, Lithonia, GA). Contact Sherard Holt at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Employer Seeker Publication, LLC is hosting the Veterans Career Fair & Diversity Job Expo on Thursday, December 13th, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, at the Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Suites (6120 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA). This expo will feature more than 30 HR managers hiring for over 500 available positions. The Job Fair is FREE and open to the public. Click here to register.
Choice Career Fairs will hold its Atlanta Career Fair on Thursday, December 13th, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at the Doubletree by Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Dunwoody (4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA). Job seekers will meet face-to-face with hiring decision-makers. Click here for a link to register.
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TIME-SENSITIVE TRAINING PROGRAM ENROLLMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR WORKFORCE MEMBERS AND JOB SEEKERS
Tommy Nobis Center, located on Bells Ferry Road in Marietta, will start its next Retail Sales Training Monday, October 15th. The class includes Customer Service Skills; Cash Register Operation; Point of Sale Training; and Public Relations. The class will include instructor-led training, hands-on cash register training and role plays centered around the customer experience. The class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM for 6 weeks. For more information, please contact Elyse Stokes at email@example.com or call 770-427-9000.
Tommy Nobis Center, located on Bells Ferry Road in Marietta, will start its next Introduction to Computers course Tuesday, October 16th. The class includes Identifying Computer Hardware & Software; Keyboarding; Using the Internet; basic Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. The class will include instructor-led training and hands-on computer practice. The class meets on Tuesdays and Thursday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM for 6 weeks. For more information, please contact Elyse Stokes at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770-427-9000.
ABCs of Customs Brokerage is now accepting applications for its next Certified Customs Specialist class which will run from Monday, October 22nd through Thursday, November 1st. This 9-day, 72-hour dynamic training program prepares students to enter or advance as an international trade administrator, providing entry-level workers with the skills and knowledge equivalent to one year of experience as a customs specialist and the opportunity to earn national certification as a Certified Customs Specialist through the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America’s National Educational Institute. Applicants must have state ID, high school diploma or GED, basic computer skills, and resume. To apply, email Donna Mullins at email@example.com. Click here for a flyer.
ONGOING TRAINING PROGRAM ENROLLMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR WORKFORCE MEMBERS AND JOB SEEKERS
Atlanta Public Schools – Adult Education offers FREE GED and English as a Second Language classes in over 14 locations throughout Fulton County. This is an all-year round program with weekly enrollment open to residents in any county. Through employer, post-secondary and workforce development partnerships, the program helps to connect students with top industries and more via career pathway opportunities. The program also assist the English language learner in developing English literacy and basic skills. Classes are offered morning, afternoon, evening and now, online for GED! Those interested in participating in a class can call (404) 802-3560 for more information. Click here for a flyer for the GED classes. Click here for a flyer for the ESL classes. Click here for a flyer for Online GED classes.
Atlanta Technical College’s Adult Education Department offers free Adult Literacy and GED preparation classes year round. The program is self-paced with excellent instructors, an educational plan based on your needs in an interactive and supportive environment. We also assist students with furthering their education and developing skills need to successfully compete in today’s workforce. Classes are offered at our two locations: Atlanta Technical College Main Campus (1560 Metropolitan Parkway, Atlanta GA) or at our Clayton County site (located at Paradise Community Development Corporation, 4295 Hendrix Drive, Forest Park, GA). Job seekers can register Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM or on Fridays, from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM, in Building F, New Connections, on the main campus. Clayton County site registration hours are Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and Thursday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Goodwill of North Georgia is offering Certified Healthcare Environmental Service Technician (CHEST) training at its South DeKalb Career Center (1295 Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA). Contact Ruquais Wiley at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Juma Atlanta recruiting young adults aged 18-24 for its YouthConnect Program. Qualified applicants receive on the job training at SunTrust Park & Mercedes Benz Stadium over the sports seasons. The six-month program provides Jumans the skill sets needed toward the road to self-sufficiency via three key program components: Earn, Learn, Connect. Jumans earnmoney and the skills to change their future, obtain job-readiness and increase soft-skills. Various certifications and trainings are provided that include two-weeks of Customer Service Training, Sexual Harassment Sessions, Logistics, AED, First-Aid and CPR training. Jumans also learn money management from sessions led by representatives from SunTrust and Regions Banks. Finally, Jumans are connected to entry-level work opportunities from our growing list of national employer partners: Southwest Airlines, CVS, and Amazon, to UPS, Starbucks, T-Mobile and more. Contact Sharon Rowell, Career Coach, at 404-476-9835 or email@example.com for more information or click here to visit Juma’s website.
Per Scholas Atlanta is now in the selection process and taking applications for its IT Support Training. Per Scholas Atlanta, in partnership with General Assembly, is offering a tuition-free 17-week Coding | Web Development training. After five weeks of learning the basics in web development, students are given the opportunity to matriculate into General Assembly’s 12-week Web Development Immersive training to become a full-stack web developer. Per Scholas Atlanta is also offering IT Support Training, a 10-week, full-time, tuition-free training leading to CompTIA A+ professional certification. Students are led through rigorous, hands-on curriculum by a technology instructor, learning about computer hardware and software, setting up networks, troubleshooting mobile devices, and much more. Graduates are prepared for entry-level employment in IT as Desktop Support Specialists, IT Support Analysts and Network Field Technicians. A High School Diploma or Equivalent is required with minimal experience in Information Technology for both offerings. The Per Scholas IT Support student must be able to attend the 10-week training full time, Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The Per Scholas Web Development student must be able to attend the 17-week training full time, Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Per Scholas graduates are supported up to two years with career coaching and additional tuition-free educational opportunities. Applications can be completed at perscholas.org.
It’s time to plan to be a part of our 5th Annual “Frey-Day On A Saturday” on October 27th from 9am until noon!
This is a great opportunity to show your students what it means to contribute to their community.
Here at Frey we have a beautiful 80-acre campus that is always open to the public. In addition to our immediate surrounding campus that includes the full-sized track and field along with three playscapes and beautiful landscaping, we also have over 2.5 miles of nature trails with 12 outdoor classroom settings. This takes some work to maintain, and many hands make light work. Last year we had literally hundreds of volunteers with equipment, trucks, and tractors show up. We are hopeful for that same type of response to get our campus looking great for Fall Festival on November 2nd. Please plan to spare a couple of hours to come out with the family and contribute. Please click on the link below to sign up and share resources!
How Should Parents Navigate This All-Important Meeting? Educators Show the Way!
A key ingredient for educational achievement is the parent-teacher conference, and to make sure they’re successful for both parents and teachers, we’ve come up with a list of what educators would like parents to know.
The first on the list: Show up, please!
“We know parents are busy, but it is important to carve out time to invest in your child’s education and ensure success at school,” said National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel. “To get the most out of parent-teacher conferences, parents need to take an active role in their child’s education year-round and come prepared to discuss how their child can reach their full potential.”
Here are the rest of our tips for parents:
Get Ready. Do your homework prior to parent-teacher conferences. Prepare by writing notes to yourself concerning:
Any questions about the school’s programs or policies.
Things you can share with the teacher about your child and his life at home.
Questions about your child’s progress.
Ask Important Questions
Don’t be afraid to engage in a frank conversation with your child’s teacher. Your goal is to develop an action plan for your child’s success at school. Good questions to ask the teacher include:
What are my child’s strengths and weaknesse.
How does my child get along with classmates?
Is my child working up to her ability? Where could she use improvement?
What can we do at home to support what you are doing in the classroom?
Initiate the Action Plan
Start immediately on the action plan you and the teacher put together. Discuss the plan with your child and track his progress. Stay in touch with your child’s teacher throughout the year with regularly scheduled “report card” conferences that can keep the communication lines open.
“Parents are the best resource for a child to make the grade,” said Van Roekel. “When teachers and parents work together, we can help a child have a successful school year.”
Morning car line can be frustrating. Everyone has some place to be and the line never seems to move fast enough. Some of our fifth graders researched the problem and discovered some interesting facts:
Almost HALF of our students arrive at school through the morning car line.
It doesn’t seem right, but it’s true. Almost 400 students arrive every day in the car line within 35 minutes. Most of those students are single car riders.
On average, we process about 5 cars every 30 seconds.
Some students are ready to jump out of the car. Some are still eating, some are still getting dressed, and some are still sleeping. By the numbers, that’s 10 cars every minute for 35 minutes. That’s a little short of our total.
The busiest time to arrive is between 7:40 and 7:47.
Everybody is rushing to get in right before the bell rings. To be clear, students should be in their seats in their classroom when the bell rings at 7:50.
The slowest time is between 7:20 and 7:25.
Sometimes there are no cars in the car line during this time. Some parents are waiting in the car line before the doors open at 7:15. Arriving this early allows the kids a chance to get settled and get a jump on their day.
It’s not just an inconvenience; It’s a safety issue. People get desperate to get their child to class on time and unfortunately they sometimes engage in risky behavior. No meeting or deadline is as important as the safety of your child.
So how do we make it better? We do our best to plan an efficient system. Unfortunately there are only a certain number of staff members available to help every morning. We depend on our parents to follow the rules.
There are three non-negotiables for the morning car line:
Only drop off students at the front overhang.
Do not drop off students at the end of the sidewalk or anywhere other than the overhang. Because:
Kids are clumsy. We love them all, but even at their best, they slip, trip, and fall. When they are rushed, excited, or tired, the problem is worse.
Children are impulsive. They do impulsive things. They wander off the sidewalk. They chase cars because they forget to give their mom a kiss.
If you choose to walk from Durham or anywhere else, walk your children all the way to the overhang.
Do not allow them to cross the street by themselves. There is no crossing guard at the intersection.
Do not watch them from a distance. If they need assistance, they need it right then. Seconds really do matter.
Stay in line. Do not try to go around or cut in front of others. Be patient.
Do not enter the bus port area. There is a sign at the entrance restricting access.
Here are a few tips to make the car line experience better:
Ride the Bus. Less driving for you. We know this doesn’t work for everyone, but if even if 10% of our car riders choose to ride the bus, the impact would be substantial.
Carpool. Take turns driving the neighborhood kids.
Arrive early. Plan to be at school at 7:15
Have your kids ready to exit the car. Fully dressed, Shoes on, belly full, and wide awake.
Be patient.Everyone is doing their best.
Our students and their families matter to us. The morning routine sets the mood for the whole day. Let’s all work together to make every day the best it can be!