Open house is from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Kimball Elementary School. There will be various forms needed to begin school, as well as tables for Hendricks’ Bus Co., Taher Food Service, Partners in Education, and many others available. Grades 4-6 need a planner, which P.I.E. will sell that night at their table in the gym. The planner is $3.
Grades 7-12 open house is at the high school cafetorium, also from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27.
We our proud to announce that our preschool program, Play & Learn Preschool, has earned a Four-Star Parent Aware Rating! Parent Aware helps families find child care and early education programs in their area focused on high quality early learning and kindergarten readiness.
Through Parent Aware, our program received an objective assessment. The assessment looked at a number of proven quality-indicators and measured a number of kindergarten-readiness best practices like physical health and well-being, teaching and relationships, assessment of child progress and teacher training and education.
E.C.S.E. Preschool - Hannah’s Room
(Not Enrichment or Play and Learn School)
Crayons - set of 8 large size
Glue - 1 bottle of white (8 oz.)
Glue sticks - 6 large
Markers - 8 washable, broad tip
Pencils - 2 large
School bag - no wheels
Scissors -blunt tip
Open house is from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Kimball Elementary School. There will be various forms needed to begin school, as well as tables for Hendricks’ Bus Co., Taher Food Service, Partners in Education, and many others available.
Grades 4-6 need a planner, which P.I.E. will sell that night at their table in the gym. The planner is $3.
The Kimball school board and administration has been watching anxiously the anticipated count for kindergarteners in the 2013-14 school year. The July 17 meeting of the school board was a critical time to make a decision. With the number teetering at 54 (51 for all-day every-day kindergarten and 3 for part-time), a decision would have to be made whether to add a third section. Time would be needed to set everything up, and a decision at the next meeting Aug. 21 would be too late. Although Kimball Elementary principal Jim Houseman was not at the meeting, the board decided July 17 to add a third section. There will now be three classes of kindergarten at Kimball, each with about 18 students (instead of two classes with 27 wriggling 5-year-olds). The new kindergarten teacher will be hired as a long-term substitute, converting to a contract.
This coming year’s third-grade class is anticipated to have 56 students: 28 in each of two classes. Taking into consideration the district’s finances, and the different needs of the two age groups, the board decided to invest in a third kindergarten section at this time. There are other ways to augment third-grade learning that have been successful in the past, such as having separate sections (with smaller numbers of students) for basics like math and reading. These can be added at any time during the school year, as needed.