Our Preschoolers “Try On” Kindergarten

K-Try-On Day_1_2MPBy Renee Hennessy, Preschool Director

Starting kindergarten is an important life event for a child (and for parents), and to facilitate a smooth transition, we wanted to give our preschoolers an opportunity to visit kindergarten with their current preschool teachers. Our Trailblazers class of four- and five-year-olds spent the morning “trying on” kindergarten while parents attended an informational coffee with Head of School Alexandra Thurstone and Lower School Director Jennifer Griffith. The children had the opportunity to visit several specialty classes like PE, art, music, and Spanish, as well as spending time with the JK/K teachers in their classrooms. The morning was complete with a tour of the cafeteria and each child receiving a snack through the lunch line. Learning more about kindergarten will help set our preschoolers up for success as they make the transition to Lower School. A few comments from the children following their “try on” included “I want to stay in kindergarten forever” and “That was fun, I liked art.” Each child was energized by the change in routine and is looking forward to what the future holds.

We Thank You
Our Coat Drive ended today and Elyse Folley said that she may need to borrow a bigger car to deliver our donation. This is exciting news! Thank you to those who took the time to dig through those closets and contribute coats to this cause. We also want to thank Highland Cleaners for donating their services. Deena Neimat and Elyse Folley, Coat Drive Co-Chairs, were instrumental in making our Coat Drive 2017 a success!

Thank you to all of the families who donated books to the Preschool through the Scholastic Book Fair.

Did You Know?
You can find the medicine permission form in the Parent Portal. Save time at drop-off by completing it at home.