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Kindergarten Parent Meeting
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February 27 2014 WELCOME PARENTS Theresa Schoon Director of Primary Education Kim Yelich Kindergarten Teacher Kathi Tucker Principal of Homan Theresa Schoon General information about LC kindergarten program ID: 578709 Download Presentation


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Kindergarten Parent MeetingFebruary 27, 2014


Theresa SchoonDirector of Primary Education



Kindergarten Teacher Kathi TuckerPrincipal of HomanSlide3

Theresa SchoonGeneral information about LC kindergarten program



Information on your child’s kindergarten experience Kathi TuckerInformation on registering your

child for kindergarten




Total Lake Central Enrollment


Elementary School EnrollmentSlide6

Kindergarten EnrollmentAverage Class Size: 21 (FDK) 13 (HDK)

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Eligibility Date August 1, 2014Slide8

KINDERGARTEN INLAKE CENTRALHalf-day program AM session (8:10 - 10:40)

Limited number of sitesDistrict will transport to school onlyFull-day program

8:10 – 2:40Slide9

Full-Day vs Half-Day KindergartenBoth programs teach the Indiana State StandardsHDK students attend computers and library each weekFDK students attend art, music, PE, computers and library each week

FDK students have additional time for enrichment and/or interventionsSlide10

Kindergarten Costs2014/2015 textbook rental and fees will be set later this spring.Currently they are: $164.00 FDK

$154.00 HDKSlide11


The Introduction to School-based LearningSlide13

Is my child ready for Kindergarten?Have you read to your child on a regular basis since she or he was born and talked about these books?Have you provided life experiences to your child on a regular basis (trips to the grocery store, rides on a train, a visit to the apple orchard and the library)?Have you had discussions with your child about the world around them?

Have you encouraged your child to ask questions and explore things they may be unsure of or things that they are excited about?Slide14

Is my child ready for Kindergarten?Have they had opportunities to socialize with groups of children their age throughout their first years of life?Have you allowed them to cut, glue, draw, color and create on a regular basis?Have you allowed them to make choices and decisions on their own, but also provided them with boundaries?

Have you made it clear that they are a very special child, but not the only special child in the world?Have you told your child that you loved them and hugged them every day of their life?Slide15

How to prepare your child for kindergartenBuy their suppliesGood bedtime routinesIdeas to help with separationRead a book about starting KindergartenSlide16

Kindergarten Bus Orientation August 11, 2014 10:00 AM


First Day of SchoolSlide18

ORIENTATION MEETINGHeld on first dayParent and child attendApproximately one hour in lengthChance to meet the teacherReceive information regarding classroom procedures and expectationsYour home school will send out information about all these important datesSlide19


Report Card – on RDS 4 times a year

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core curriculum will be taught in all classrooms. Common Core StandardsReading and WritingmCLASSSpecialsBased on the Common Core StandardsSlide20

EXPECTATIONSHealth and hygienewell-restedimmunizations and physicals completegood attendancebathroom needs independentlySlide21

EXPECTATIONSCooperate with othersFollow simple instructionsFinish tasks that are startedWork in a variety of settingsCleanup after themselvesSlide22

Get InvolvedAll our schools have great PTO’sClassroom VolunteersRoom ParentsVolunteers are not paid -- not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.Slide23

Great Websites!Spider TyperKaboose.comKeyboarding ClimberKey


Fun Ways to Play and LearnBubbles and CountingFine Motor-chalk and shaving creamYou Tube-Harry Kindergarten, Dr. Jean, Count to 100 and Kindergarten songsBouncing BallFly SwatterCutting

We hope you come to the Hands on Workshop on April 3Slide25

Reading – The Foundation of LearningSlide26

 All kids are gifted; some just open their packages earlier than others. -Michael CarrSlide27

Kindergarten RegistrationSlide28

The Basics of RegistrationDates, times, placesLength of the processVolunteer helpersSlide29

The Role of the ParentSlide30

WHAT DO I BRING?Your ChildBirth CertificateProof of ResidencyDriver LicenseSlide31

tableBoundary checkAge checkInformation PacketSlide32

Information packet givenItems to take homeinformation sheetsphysical formimmunization informationItems to complete

enrollment formresidency formnurse information


preference (Half or Full-day)Home Language SurveySign-in Table, continuedSlide33

Information to bring with youoriginal birth certificatethe official registration with the county proof of residencycurrent utility bill with name and addresshome agreement or a contract to purchaserental agreement or lease

emergency phone numbersdoctor and dentist name and phone

Table, continuedSlide34

The Child’s RoleSlide35

Station to StationWaiting AreaHands-on ActivityKindergarten ScreeningSlide36

You are finished when...Child has completed all stationsusually has dots on name tag for each stationParents have completed all paperwork and checked out with school secretarySlide37

Who needs to register?All children who have reached the age of 5 on or before August 1Children enrolled in West Lake pre-school who meet age requirementsSlide38

Keeping the ConnectionHands-on parent workshop in spring – Thursday, April 3, 6:30 p.m. at Homan SchoolInformation from the school, district and transportationSlide39


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