Monroe parents of children eligible to start kindergarten this fall are invited to attend kindergarten orientation on Feb. 9, starting at 7 p.m. at Masuk High School. The 90‐minute orientation will include an informal welcome by Superintendent Colleen Palmer, a video tour titled “A Day in the Life of a Kindergartner,” breakout sessions by school where parents can ask questions, and an important packet of take‐home information that parents need to start the registration process.
“Parents and children share our excitement about embarking on the kindergarten adventure that is filled with promise, wonder and growth,” Palmer told a group of educators while planning the orientation. “We must always remember that an engaging kindergarten experience helps set the tone for an entire school career.”
Principals, teachers and support staff will be part of the orientation to acquaint or reacquaint parents with the kindergarten perspective. In the weeks following the orientation, individual appointments will be made at the child’s elementary school to complete the process.
Under state law, to be eligible for kindergarten in the fall of 2011 a child must be at least five years old on or before December 31, 2011.
A snow date has been set for Feb. 10. Parents who cannot attend the orientation should contact their elementary school for information packets after Feb. 10.