Letter: District 518 ready for 'round-up'Round-Up: “To gather together!” Wow, what an exciting way to start our incoming kindergartners into a new experience. Prairie Elementary will be holding this year’s Kindergarten Round-Up on Monday, March 23.
By: Jeanette Varuska, Title I coordinator, and Tammi Altman, preschool screening coordinator, District 518, Worthington, Worthington Daily Globe
Round-Up: “To gather together!” Wow, what an exciting way to start our incoming kindergartners into a new experience.
Prairie Elementary will be holding this year’s Kindergarten Round-Up on Monday, March 23. In order to accommodate parents’ schedules, we will have three sessions. Please feel free to select the one that works best for you. Two sessions will be in the afternoon from 1:30-3 and 3:30-5, and an evening session will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
If you are in need of transportation, please call Head Start at 376-4195. They will assist you in getting to the session that works best with your schedule.
We encourage you to bring your future kindergarten student with you to Round Up. Activities are planned to help familiarize your child with the school and a bus ride. Upon completion your child will receive a “Goodie Bag” containing items that have been donated from Head Start and ISD 518.
The sessions will have a bead activity furnished by Head Start, story time and a sing-a-long for children, as well as an informational meeting for the parents. Items that will be covered are: registration of student, general information, program information, Special Education information, health information, busing rules and a tour of the school.
Registration information was distributed through the daycare centers or preschools that your child attends. Those children who do not attend a preschool or daycare centers will have the registration packets mailed to their home by March 16.
For anyone who does not receive the information and has a child that will be 5 years old by September 1, 2009, please contact Prairie Elementary at 727-1250 for assistance in registering your child and ask for Jeanette Varuska or Tammi Altman.
Children need to be 5 years old by Sept. 1st to be eligible to start kindergarten.
Spanish, Lao and Karen interpreters will be available.
We hope you can join us for this fun filled experience, however, if it does not work for your schedule, please feel free to drop off the registration materials in our office at Prairie Elementary during the school day.