The Persian Cultural Center holds a number of events each year for its community to celebrate Persian holidays such as Province Nights, Poetry Nights, Music Nights, Mehregan, Yalda and Nowruz. We use these opportunities to showcase our students’ progress and talents. Our goal is to create a positive impression of the Persian Heritage for the younger generation.
Community Events at the Persian Cultural Center
Reading Buddy Project
This fun school-wide project provides the opportunity for the older and more advance students to read stories (in Farsi) for the younger students. Students from higher grades are paired with students at lower grades for the “Atlanta Persian School Reading Buddy” project. Such an arrangement encourages the older students to practice their reading and speaking skills while giving them the confidence and joy of presenting for a younger audience. The younger students look up to their older peers (positive role modeling) and built stronger motivation for learning this beautiful language, as they grow older.
Students will be celebrating seasonal events regularly in their class with an activity geared toward their age and level of comprehension of the topic.
Academic Year 2017-2018:
• Registration & Meet and Greet: Sunday, August 20, 2017
• Parent Orientation: 9/17/2017
• Thanksgiving break: No class on 11/26/2017
• Winter break: No class on 12/24/2017, and 12/31/2018
• Classes resume after winter break: 1/07/2018
• MLK Day: No class on 1/14/2018
• Nowruz Celebration: No class on 3/18/2018
• Spring Break: No class on 4/1/2018
• Mother’s day: No class on 5/13/2018
• Last Class: 5/20/2018 (Award and Recognition Ceremony)
Young Adult Involvement Programs
Atlanta Persian School directors and educators are always exploring ways to keep Iranian-American young adults involved in the school and community activities. To that end, we plan to provide a number of opportunities for high school and college-age Iranian-American youth to get involved as volunteers or guests. Young adults who choose to get involved can earn a Community Service Certificate for the hours that they have served at the Persian Cultural Center and the Persian School. Such certificates are often useful for high school and/or college. Contact Dorna@Kanoon.info if interested.
Examples of such activities are:
· Serving as a Junior Teacher’s Assistant in Atlanta Persian School Persian language classes (as long as familiar with reading, writing, and speaking)
· Serving as a Junior Teacher’s Assistant in the Atlanta Persian School Persian enrichment classes
· Be a role model for the younger students by joining them in their class and sharing your story of growing up bi-cultural/bi-lingual. Encourage them in their efforts in learning Farsi.
· Use the school community (parents and/or youth) as a platform for testing and enhancing your community projects, speeches, or presentations for your school assignments.
Contact us if you have any questions on the listed suggestions or if you have a novel idea that you like to include here. We love to hear from you!
To inquire about the involvement opportunities for young adults at the Atlanta Persian School, please contact Dorna@ Kanoon.info.
Atlanta Persian School administrators and board members encourage and welcome parents to become directly involved through the Parents Committee.
Atlanta Persian School Alumni Association
Atlanta Persian School Alumni Association (APSAA) is being established this year in order to create a network of all past students. As the population of the Atlanta Persian School alumni grows, staying connected through a network guarantees tremendous gains in both social and professional aspects as the APS alumni move forward in their lives.
Atlanta Persian School Alumni Association is a mean for past students to stay connected to the School, the greater Persian community, and to each other. It is also a chance to give back to the community.
The activities will range from monthly gatherings and workshops (on topics related to members interests), spending time with each other, offering words of wisdom to the current younger students, and attending the school’s big events or planning their own events. The activities of the Alumni Association will be chosen and arranged by the members based on their interests.