REGISTER NOW FOR KINDERGARTEN STARTING SEPTEMBER 2015
Parents: now’s the time to register if your child will be starting Junior or Senior Kindergarten in September 2015 at a Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPR) school.
“All KPR elementary schools are ready and eager to welcome our youngest students to warm and caring classrooms,” says Cathy Abraham, Chairperson of the Board.~~ “We enjoy watching those excited faces light up when they see their classroom for the first time.~ We take seriously our responsibility to provide safe, stimulating and inclusive classrooms for all students, so that they all can thrive and grow to their full potential.”~~ “It is so important that the first experiences of school are positive, stimulating, friendly and inviting for students and parents,” notes Rusty Hick, Director of Education.~~“Our Kindergarten teachers and early childhood educators bring a sense of warmth and passion for doing what is best for our youngest students.~ “It is rewarding to spend time in a Kindergarten classroom, to watch
the children learn through play, and to see them begin to grasp the sounds of letters and the meaning of numbers,” he adds. Parents and guardians can print student registration forms ahead of time from www.kprschools.ca, and bring the completed forms with them when they register their child at school.~ The school offices, in turn, offer practical information and tips to help parents prepare their children for the transition to school.
To start school in September 2015, the following requirements apply:
~~~~~~~~~~~ Junior Kindergarten – child must be four years of age by December 31, 2015
Kindergarten – child must be five years of age by December 31, 2015.
When registering their children, parents and guardians should bring a birth certificate or other proof of the child’s age, proof of address, and current immunization information.~ As office times may vary among schools, KPR encourages parents to call their local school ahead of time to confirm the best time of day for registering their children.~
If parents or guardians are worried about their child’s readiness for Junior or Senior Kindergarten, they should contact their child’s school principal as early as possible. Schools are a good source of information and community contacts, and they may be able to help parents get support for children with special needs.
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