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Kindergarten Kick-Off

March 14 (Last Name A-L) or March 22 (Last Name M-Z)


You’re Invited…

…to our Kindergarten Kick-Off

Dear Parents of Future Kindergartners,

          Please help your child take his or her first steps towards kindergarten by joining us on Wednesday, March 14th from 6:00-7:00 (if your child’s last name begins A-L) and Thursday, March 22nd 6:00-7:00 (if your child’s last name begins M-Z).   Please RSVP to Highland Elementary School (815-645-2230) to confirm your child’s attendance at this special event.  Please keep in mind all students entering Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year must be 5 by September 1st.

Future Kindergartners are invited to join the kindergarten teachers and their future classmates for our annual kindergarten screening.  Your child’s participation in this event will help smooth his or her transition into kindergarten. Attendance is strongly recommended.  The teachers will use the information gathered at this event to help make decisions about next year’s class lists.  Upon arrival, your child will be escorted to the Kindergarten screening area to begin meeting new friends and complete screening activities while you will be attending an informational meeting in the Multipurpose Room.  Prior to this event, you are encouraged to stop by the District Office located inside Meridian Junior High to prove residency and pick up a registration packet. A copy of your child’s birth certificate will be required for registration; you may bring it that night.

We look forward to seeing you and your child there!

Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Goodman, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Hickerson, and Mrs. Giddings

Highland Elementary School Kindergarten Teachers

Please contact the school office at 815-645-2230
to RSVP b
y March 1st   

6:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 14th for last name A-L

6:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 22nd for last name M-Z

*Please be advised that if your child does not attend the Kindergarten Kick-Off, your child will receive an initial classroom placement the first week of school with the potential to be moved to another classroom after a screening is completed. 

** If you are unable to attend your scheduled night please RSVP for the alternate night.

Kindergarten Required Documents Handout