Kindergarten Happenings

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 12:39pm

Kindergarten, Here We Come! at the Howard County Library is a 45-60 minute program for students entering kindergarten this fall. Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. Registration required:


Helping Children Make the Transition into Kindergarten

Experiencing school for the first time is one of life's most rewarding yet challenging adventures. School is New to Me: A Beginner's Guide to Starting School by Carla Taylor-Pla relates valuable, immediately usable information for preparing children to enter early education settings with minds ready to learn. Written in a child's voice and based on best practices and the author's experiences as a mother and dedicated child advocate, this book explains what to expect from a typical school routine. Books and companion activity books available for purchase and signing.


Kindergarten Orientation is August 31st at 1:15 PM. This event is for both incoming Kindergarten students and their parents. Bring your school supplies!! The orientation is followed by our school-wide open house from 2:00 - 3:00. You will have an opportunity to visit your child's classroom and drop off the supplies.

Kindergarten Assessments for Incoming Students : The following letter was mailed to all registered students on July 18, 2017:

July 2017

Dear Parents,

We are looking forward to a wonderful year in Kindergarten.  Before school starts we would like to take a little bit of time to get to know your child.  Please call the school to sign up for a 20-minute time slot to bring your child in to work with a teacher.  We will complete some preliminary reading assessments during this time. These assessments will help provide your child’s teacher with information to guide instruction and differentiate to best meet your child’s needs.  We will conduct the assessments on August 24th and 25th from 9:00am to 11:40am.  If you are unable to attend due to a family vacation, please do not be concerned.  We will also conduct these assessments the first few weeks of school. We hope you are having an enjoyable summer, we look forward to seeing you soon!

Thank you,

The Kindergarten Team