Transition Fair Helps South Austin Families

Over 360 parents and students attended the Crockett and Akins Vertical Team of schools' Famliy Transition Fair, Jan. 24 at Galindo Elementary School.

The event was developed and coordinated by AISD Parent Support Specialists and provided opportunities for 5th grade parents and students to meet and talk with staff from their future middle schools.

A few weeks before the fair, parents from each school were surveyed about their concerns and topics they would like covered. From this data, the Parent Support Specialists developed the program for the evening, which included information or presentations on Choice Sheets, Magnet Schools, Middle School Programming and School Safety and Gang Awareness. Principals, counselors and other staff from middle schools also presented information about their schools and answered questions from parents and students.

Special thanks goes to the Galindo Elementary Principal Donna Linn and her staff for hosting the fair. Additional kudos to the Crockett/Akins Vertical Team of Parent Support Specialists for a job well done!