Mrs. Baker - secretary, Mr. Fekete - counselor, Mrs. Herring - assistant principal, Mr. Hoosier - student mentor, Mrs. Egler - secretary, Mrs. Hurst - nurse, Mrs. Hitch - principal, Mrs. Walther - instructional coach, and Oakley our therapy dog.
Is your child ready for school?
Children are apt to get off to a better start in school if they enter Kindergarten with certain basic skills. The following list indicates some of the skills that children should be working on throughout the preschool years in order to be better prepared for Kindergarten. This list does not suggest that your child must have all of these items mastered prior to Kindergarten, but if he/she has mastered most of them and is making progress toward others, he/she is probably ready to begin a successful learning experience at school.
Knows his/her name and parents names and can write his/her first name
Speaks clearly and is able to communicate needs
Can separate easily from parents
Independently uses the restroom and knows how to wash hands
Can follow simple one and two-step directions and respects authority
Plays cooperatively with peers- knows how to share and take turns, knows that others have feelings, and knows the importance of being truthful
Can sit quietly for a period of time and listen to a story or attend to a task (try to wean your child from napping over the summer prior to starting kindergarten)
Can recite ABC’s
Can count items up to 10
Knows how to hold a pencil and crayon and has experience drawing and coloring pictures