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2017-18 Kindergarten Information

posted Aug 21, 2017, 3:26 PM by Cindy Voves   [ updated Aug 21, 2017, 3:28 PM ]

Dear Parents of Incoming Kindergarten Students,

 We are excited for your child to begin his/her formal education at Cummings Elementary School.

If you happen to know of any families who may have moved to your neighborhood this summer, please encourage them to register their children at Cummings beginning August 15th in the school office.

 Kindergarten “Smooth Start” offered in September

 Students entering kindergarten next fall are encouraged to participate in a Smooth Start day before the first day of school.  Smooth Start is a day to ease students’ transition into the school environment. Children will have the chance to “practice” being in school in a small group for a day before the school year begins.   Children will get familiar with their classroom, learn where bathrooms are located, and learn how the cafeteria works. They will also meet their teachers and have a chance to ask questions.

 Students attend Smooth Start on one of two days in September, based on last name:    

  •  Monday, Sept. 11 for students with last names starting with A through L
  •  Tuesday, Sept. 12 for students with last names starting with M through Z
  •   Smooth Start hours are 9:25 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.
  •   Lunch and bus transportation are provided

 Kindergarten begins on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

 For more information on Smooth Start, please contact the school office at (503) 399-3141. Further information will also be shared during OPEN HOUSE on Sept. 5th, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.


Martina Mangan