It's time to prepare for the Atlanta Public Schools' Back to School Bash! For those who haven't been before, this annual Atlanta tradition inside the convention center near the stadium is where every Atlanta Public School family can go to load up on school supplies, information, and fun giveaways.
While you will be able to register on site for this event, those who register in advance will get to skip the line!
This year the Back to School Bash will be on Saturday, July 22nd, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m inside GWCC Halls C1 + C2. Experienced parents know to get to the Back to School Bash early for the best chance at the most giveaways, and to bring an empty bag or backpack for carrying away all the printed information and supplies available. As always, taking MARTA trains to the Vine City stop is the best option, but Atlanta Public Schools will be providing some school bus transportation.
Information on many of the online resources offered by Fulton County Library System to help with homework and more will be available. All APS students can use their CLASS PASS accounts to access a variety of digital library content for free. This includes all Infobase platforms and World Book Encyclopedia Online, both of which fully integrate with Google Classroom. Representatives from Paper.co will be at the Back to School Bash to promote awareness of our online tutoring platform, and will have giveaways for as long as supplies last.
Of course CLASS PASS resources are great for school, but why not help your students explore what the library has to offer for fun? Access Video for Kids, Hoopla, and all our other educational resources offer a variety of options to break up any possible end-of-summer boredom.
As always, this blog regularly provides links to electronic resources that support all learners in Fulton County and the city of Atlanta, regardless of where they might be enrolled. Bookmark the Digital Library page to see our updates every other Thursday. Try some of the links below for more on our educational resources available for download with no wait.
- An example of a lesson plan built around Access Video content can be found in this post about Earth Day.
- Study At Home Help for All Ages contains a preview of the online math learning games offered by Paper.co.
- Download the short and free eBook What is High Dosage Tutoring? to find out about how everyone with a FCLS library card can access the best one-on-one help for learners.