On May 16th Mr. Mellish presented tips and ideas for getting ready for the kindergarten transition. Attached are the documents used during the presentation. In August more information about kindergarten placement and the logistics of the start of kindergarten will be coming your way. In the meantime please keep the following dates in mind, or email Rich_Mellish@misd.wednet.edu
if you have questions about entering kindergarten.
§ August Class Lists. Around August 23rd you will receive notification of your child's class placement and a letter of welcome from your teacher with all the information you need for the first day of school. You will also get information from transportation, other district offices and the school via mail and email over the summer.
§ First Day of School Staggered Start. HALF of our kindergartners will start school on September 3rd, but not attend on the 4th. The other half will start on the 4th. All students are together on the 5th. This helps all students get a calm, secure personal transition.
§ August Open House. We have set a date of August 29th, at 4:00 pm for another open house so students can come and meet their teacher and see their class.
§ August Parent Social. One of the truly unique West Mercer traditions is to get all the kindergarten parents together the week before school starts, August 27th, 7pm. Hosted by the PTA with hors d'oeuvres, desserts and drinks, it is a great opportunity for parents to get to know each other.
§ September. The start of school includes a curriculum night, ice cream social and volunteer coffee among other events. You will get info on all this through our school electronic newsletters, this web page and emails, so watch for more information to come.