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Message to Incoming Kindergarten Families

 

Hi Incoming Kindergarten Families,

 

This is Principal Batten of Pleasant Grove Elementary.  As you prepare for your child’s start to elementary school in August, I wanted to provide you with some general information to help make this experience as smooth and successful as possible.  This message includes several hyperlinks to provide easy access to these resources.

 

Pleasant Grove will offer opportunities for summer tours during the upcoming weeks.  Due to the pandemic, only small group tours are available at this time.  Take a look at the Pleasant Grove Summer Tour link and reserve one of the spaces we have created for you.  All visitors who participate in a tour must wear a face covering while inside the building.

 

If work and travel plans prevent you from joining a tour, I hope that you can participate in the Virtual Orientation Session for New Families planned for Tuesday, August 3, at 6:30 PM.  There will be important information shared during this virtual online event. Visit https://bit.ly/pgeswelcome21 to sign up for the orientation.

 

In the upcoming days I will contact you again to share further information about the Staggered Entry process for Kindergarten that occurs during the first week of school.  Kindergarten students attend only one day of school between August 23 – 27. The Kindergarten teachers will use this day to get to know your child and work in small groups to help everyone have a successful start to school.

 

In the meantime, I encourage you to take a look at the School Supply Lists that are posted on the Pleasant Grove website. Additionally, if you have not completed the Kindergarten Health Assessment or signed up for district Bus Transportation, please do so.  You can also explore Kindergarten Readiness Resources that have been created for families. 

 

Pleasant Grove Kindergarten teachers are eager to get to know your child!  They have created a quick video to welcome students and families that I hope you can enjoy – Welcome to Kindergarten Video.  Please email me at bbatten@wcpss.net if you have any questions.

 

Sincerely,

Burt Batten, Principal