Kindergarten is an awesome right of passage for your children. While it may seem like the first day of Kindergarten is right around the corner and will happen abruptly, please know that Kindergarten is considered a powerful transition year for students to develop their readiness for first grade.
We welcome your child and your family along with journey with an invitation to a family conference during the first three days of school for 1st - 5th grades. Kindergartners will start on the 4th day of school so that every family will have a chance to meet with their child's teacher to share about their child's interests, needs and culture. Additionally, in the first two months of school, students are observed by their teachers through a variety of natural and intentional interactions in order to gather information for the WA Kids State Assessment.
This observational assessment helps us get to know your child and provides diagnostic developmental data about your child's social/emotional, cognitive, language, physical, literacy, and mathematics skills. This will be shared with you at November conferences and will help us work together to facilitate your child's growth throughout the rest of the school year. Throughout the year, students will learn additional skills in each of the components above through literacy-rich experiences, exploratory math and science content, social skills lessons and social studies activities, along with engaging in many opportunities for purposeful play, choice, and community development.
At Kenmore, we are focused on creating positive learning experiences for our students and our goal is to grow the whole child through our daily interactions in the classroom and around the school. We look forward to meeting you all soon!
Kindergarten Information Night, June 5th 5:30-6:30 PM and the first day of Kindergarten, Monday, September 10th.