Families Join in the Fun at Camp Weaver

The rain didn't stopSchoolCenter Picture parents and children from joining in the fun at Guilford Parent Academy's third annual spring event this Saturday. During Family Fun Day at Camp Weaver, families participated in free activities including canoeing, horseback riding, climbing and other outdoor games. Entertainment, arts, crafts and family enrichment activities were also provided.

In one of the camp's dining halls, families were able to take a break indoors and learn more about Parent Academy resources, as well as how the Personalized Achievement, Curriculum and Environment (PACE) project will use technology to transform classrooms. Representatives from Amplify were on site to show off the new tablets middle school students will be using. Parents were also able to explore the online learning resources available through Parent Academy.

Guilford Parent Academy's Family Fun Day was sponsored by Sprint, the U.S. Department of Education, Blackboard Connect, Guilford County Schools, Guilford County Association of Educators, Guilford Coalition on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, Guilford County Council of PTAs and the YMCA of Greater Greensboro.

SchoolCenter Picture"Family Fun Day is our way to say thank you to parents, caregivers and children across Guilford County that make our community a great place to learn and thrive," said Lisa Gardner, GCS coordinator for Guilford Parent Academy and partnerships. "By providing opportunities where families and children can participate in activities together, we can all reinforce the importance a strong family unit plays in the overall development of a child. Kudos to everyone involved, especially our hard-working volunteers who helped make sure Family Fun Day was a huge success."