North Allegheny, North Hills holding programs for parents of incoming kindergarteners
The North Allegheny and North Hills school districts have scheduled programs to help parents with kindergarten age students prepare them to start school in the fall.
NA is hosting a Feb. 7 program called “Blasting Off to a New Beginning” to provide information about the district’s s kindergarten registration process, summer events for incoming kindergarten students and an overview of the kindergarten program.
Parents can sign up to attend a session at either 10 a.m. or 7 p.m.
Administrators and teachers will conduct a brief presentation and will be available to answer questions . The agenda for the program, which runs from 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. includes:
• A Day in the life of a kindergartner
• Is your child ready for kindergarten?
• Registration Information
• Preparing your child for kindergarten
• Kindergarten orientation
• Curriculum Night
The programs will be held in the board room of the Central Administration Office located at 200 Hillvue Lane in McCandless. If the sessions have to be cancelled due to weather, they will be rescheduled at the same times on Feb. 13.
The North Hills School District is holding a forum for parents of incoming kindergartners from 7 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 30 at McIntyre Elementary School.
The program is open to the parents of all new kindergarten students but is geared toward people who are registering a student for the first time in the district.
A panel of kindergarten teachers and administrators will discuss the curriculum and what a day in kindergarten looks like. The presentation also will include a question and answer session.
Parents who attend will receive a kindergarten readiness gift bag. McIntyre is located at 135 Sixth Ave. in Ross.
North Hill has scheduled kindergarten registration from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Feb. 18 in all elementary buildings.
Appointments, which can be scheduled online , are required to register a child.
District officials note that beginningwith the 2019-20 school year, all kindergartners must turn 5 years old before Aug. 1. During the first year of the new policy , parents of children whose fifth birthday is after Aug. 1 can request that their child undergo a kindergarten readiness assessment to determine if they are prepared to start school.
Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tony at 724-772-6368 or email@example.com or via Twitter @TonyLaRussaTrib.