Workshops help incoming kindergartners get ready

stockvault-school-boy129770Robbinsdale Area Schools will host a series of upcoming workshops for parents to prepare new kindergartners entering the district next fall. Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten is a new series of workshops and resources to provide families with practical tools to have their new kindergartner ready on day one. Each workshop is offered at no charge to families.

“We have designed a program and set of resources that will prepare students to enter kindergarten with a greater awareness of some of the basic skills they need to succeed,” said Monica Potter, director of early childhood programs. “We hope families will come and see how our strong program is preparing students to succeed throughout their K-12 experience. “

The 2015-2016 school year will mark the second year of statewide all-day kindergarten.

The following list includes all the FREE kindergarten readiness nights:

School Date
Noble Elementary Tuesday, May 12
Neill Elementary Tuesday, May 19
Sonnesyn Elementary Thursday, May 21
Meadow Lake Elementary Thursday, May 21
School of Engineering and Arts Wednesday, May 27

The following opportunities include child care (ages 3-5) and are open to all families at the New Hope Learning Center, 8301 47th Ave N., New Hope.
New Hope Learning Center Tuesday, May 26
New Hope Learning Center Thursday, May 28

All workshops are from 6:15-7:45 p.m. RSVP by calling 763-504-4170 or emailing

May 21, 2015
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