Kindergarten

Kindergarten Teachers

Joan Bauer - joan.bauer@district196.org

Lori McDevitt - lori.mcdevitt@district196.org

Christa Oberg - christa.oberg@district196.org

Nick Youngberg - nick.youngberg@district196.org


The District 196 Kindergarten program provides an environment where each child is respected as a unique individual. It responds to differences, special needs, interests, temperaments and learning styles. The atmosphere in the classroom is nurturing and inviting.

Kindergarten instruction encourages the growth of problem solving, decision making and communication skills, and supports cooperative learning, socialization, healthy self-esteem and creativity. Growth occurs as children actively participate in concrete, hands-on activities each day. Teachers determine the activities based on the children in their classroom and curriculum frameworks. Children have opportunities to assume increasing responsibilities for self-care and independence.

The District 196 Kindergarten program fosters important connections between home, school and the community. This is most effective when families and teachers work cooperatively to encourage and support children as they learn and strive to reach their full potential.

At East Lake Elementary we will strive to nurture the whole child: academically, socially, physically and emotionally. Kindergarten creates a strong foundation for lifelong learning and allows children to gain confidence in friendships, leadership and academics.


East Lake Elementary Kindergarten Registration

Registration for East Lake Elementary will be held on Wednesday, February 8 from 8:00-8:00 p.m. or on Thursday, February 9 from 12:00-8:00 p.m. Families should register at their current attendance school (either at Highland, Diamond Path, Parkview, Shannon Park or Rosemount Elementary).

When arriving at your current attendance school either on February 8 or 9, you will receive a packet of information that will need to be completed and submitted to the school secretary. East Lake Elementary packets will then be delivered to the District Office until the school officially opens in August, 2017.

The following items will be needed for the registration.

1. A birth certificate, baptismal certificate, passport or other satisfactory evidence of age. (Your child must be five years old on or before September 1, 2017.)

2. A copy of your child’s current immunization record. (Proof of completed immunizations or a signed statement of conscientious objection is required prior to the first day of school in order for your child to start school.)

3. Proof of early childhood screening. If your child has not been through the screening process, please call 651-423-7899 to set up an appointment.

4. If applicable, daycare information (name, address and phone number).

It is not necessary for your child to come with you as it is a time for you to complete the registration paperwork. If you have any questions, you can either e-mail me at eastlake@district196.org or call the East Lake Elementary voice mail at (651) 423-7896. You can also call the Elementary Education Department at (651) 423-7739.

(Please note that any families who apply for a District 196 magnet school will be notified of their magnet school placement by January 17 and will need to make their decision by January 27 whether they will attend the magnet school.)

East Lake Elementary School, 4715 162nd St. W., Lakeville, MN 55044 | Information Line: 651-423-7896

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