Welcome to the class of 2028… That’s right the kindergarteners entering school in August, 2015 will be the Class of 2028.
Isn’t that incredible! Scrolling across this week’s page are pictures of our current kindergarteners- the class of 2027. I just love going into the kindergarten rooms and seeing these little ones as they play, they work on beginning reading and writing skills and listen to stories. Two of my grandchildren will be in this class of 2028 and I’m looking forward to volunteering in their classrooms and to reading to them at night time. You can be assured that as I have student work posted in my office, my refrigerator door will be adorned with their drawings.
So do you have a grandchild, a little one or maybe know that one of your neighbors has a child ready to go to kindergarten? If so, during the month of March, kindergarten registration will be held at each elementary school in Cranston. Please see the schedule –Kindergarten Registration for each of our schools. In order to start kindergarten a child must be five years of age on or before September 1st of any school year to be eligible to attend kindergarten (Rhode Inland General Law 16-2-27). Please call the school in your neighborhood, in advance, for an appointment. The telephone number for each of our elementary schools can be found at Directory.
If you have a child who will be entering first grade as a new student be sure to register your child. Keep in mind new students entering grade 1 must be six years of age by September 1, 2015.
Once parents call the school to make an appointment, they receive a registration packet, Child Outreach packet and medical form/requirements. They need to bring all of these with them to registration. At registration they should be making an appointment for a Child Outreach screening as part of the process.
In addition, if you know of any families who have recently moved into this school district, or neighbors who have children eligible for Kindergarten or Grade One, please ask them to contact the school. This will enable us to provide registrants with the necessary material and a scheduled appointment.
Please feel to call the Early Childhood Center at 270-8057 if you have any questions about the registration process.