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Students of the Week Olivia Cook (10/15) Ava Beam (3/11)
Caleigh Goodwin (10/22) Emma Melter (3/18)
Allana Riffle (10/29) Lizzy Cook (3/25)
Camden Knepper (11/12) Drew Bench (4/8)
Kayla Bosh (12/3) Mickey Streichert (4/15)
Brandon Murray (12/10) Maggie Gargac (4/22)
Robbie Holub (1/7) Bella Gomez (4/29)
Brooke Allen (1/14) Ethan McNair (5/6)
Sydney Hazel (1/21) Logan McGinnis (1/28)
Amanda Reed Madison Emch (2/11) Theo Jackson (5/13)
Kylie Latez (2/28) Amanda Reed (5/20)
Lukas Avers (2/25)
Kelsey Szakovits 2013 PTO Carnival Shirt Designer!
Woodmore Kindergarten Screening
We have decided to hold Kindergarten screening in June instead of the regular screening in April. There are many reasons for doing this that we wanted to share with the community.
We feel that by waiting until the later date, the students will have more time to develop the skills needed for success in kindergarten. With the new Third Grade Guarantee legislation that requires us to identify students with reading concerns as early as kindergarten, we really wanted to give our students as long as possible to be ready for kindergarten and give ourselves a better idea of your child’s ability.
With the school year over by screening time, we will be able to give the students more time in the part of the building they will be spending most of their school day in. The screening will take place in the kindergarten rooms and rooms surrounding them. We will also be able to have a school bus available for students to see what the inside of a bus looks like.
We also know that some of you are not sure if they will go to kindergarten or possibly attend preschool. Our suggestion is that if you are not sure if you are sending your child, plan for the preschool because it would be easier to cancel your spot in preschool than to start looking for a preschool in June.
We are keeping the same date of August 1st, as the cut-off date for entrance to kindergarten. Anyone with a birthdate after August 1st will have to have more testing to gain entrance to kindergarten. With the growing expectations for kindergarten students, we really need to look at the academic and social and emotional aspects of a child more than ever before.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at 419-862-1070 ext. 201.
Woodmore Elementary Principal