Please register for Kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year at your neighborhood Elementary School on Friday, May 10th at 1:00pm
Research is showing the importance of a good kindergarten experience to learning in later grades. In fact, regular kindergarten attendance has been shown to lead to better school performance in high school. Parkrose School District is committed to providing a high quality kindergarten experience to our students and families. If your child will be 5 years old by September 1st, he or she should be registered for Kindergarten by June. Each of our elementary schools will hold a Kindergarten Welcome Event on Friday, May 10th at 1:00pm. Kindergarten Welcome is an event for incoming kindergarten students and their parents or families. Families will have the opportunity to meet school staff, learn about kindergarten, get questions answered and also get students registered for kindergarten. Getting registered early helps families and schools make positive connections and it is the beginning of the two-way communication that supports success in school. Early registration also helps schools get ready for children coming in the fall. Kindergarten can be an exciting and emotional experience. The more information families have about schools and schools have about new students, the smoother the transition. You can call the District Office at 503-408-2100 if you are not sure which Parkrose school your child will attend. Please come to the Kindergarten Welcome event at your child’s school to learn more about kindergarten.
-Kathy Keim-Robinson, Director of Student Services