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Weston kindergarten registration begins

Weston Public SchoolsPreparations for the kindergarten class of 2013-14 are already under way — a sure sign that the school year is flying by. Children who will turn 5 years of age on or before Jan. 1, 2014, are eligible to begin kindergarten next fall.

This year, Weston public schools will hold parent informational meetings for all eligible kindergartners. These will take place in Hurlbutt Elementary School’s South House cafeteria on Monday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m., and Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 9 a.m.

Michael Cicchetti, Hurlbutt Elementary School interim principal, and Meg Sullivan, school counselor, will be facilitating both programs.

The program will be covering such commonly asked questions as:

  • Is my child ready for kindergarten?
  • What is the typical kindergarten day like?
  • What about new situations — bus, longer day, cafeteria?
  • How do I help my child transition to kindergarten?
  • How do I handle separation anxiety?
  • What can we expect the first few days of kindergarten?

Registration packets may be obtained at any of the following places:

  • Your child’s current preschool.
  • The district website, westonps.org.
  • Hurlbutt Elementary School main office.
  • Kindergarten informational meetings.

Bring the completed registration packet, along with proof of residency (telephone, gas or electric bill) and a copy of your child’s birth certificate to the parent meeting. Without all of these documents, your child may not be registered.

A presentation by kindergarten teacher team leaders and curriculum instructional leaders will be held on Monday, April 29, 2013, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Hurlbutt South House cafeteria. This will give parents an opportunity to learn more about the kindergarten program.

Although it seems early for kindergarten registration, the information the school district collects will help it to plan accordingly for the next school year.

For more information, call the Hurlbutt main office at 203-291-1446.

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