Kindergarten Preparing for Success at Roosevelt Primary School Ferndale Public Schools 2920 Burdette, Ferndale, MI www.ferndaleschools.org 248/586-8686 Get Ready for School Learn More Kindergarten prepares students You can Get email for a lifetime of success Call 248/586-8651 to have your name added to our district email fanout for upcoming events. Throughout the Ferndale Schools, a strong core curriculum focuses on early literacy (Reading Guided tours First) and math skills, social studies and sci- Nothing can compare to the experience of ence, with weekly art, music, and physical visiting a school and seeing how the children education classes. learn and grow in their classrooms. Call the schools to schedule a tour, or find out when an Students benefit Open House is offered. from many support services Registration Nights including special The Ferndale Schools host several Kindergarten education and and Preschool Registration Nights throughout speech, reading the year. Call 248/586-8686 for the next sched- volunteers, and uled date. wonderful parent involvement. Extravaganza The district-wide showcase of how our students Kindergarten learn in the classroom is presented in February students in the Ferndale Public Schools can each year. Visitors see first-hand all the Fern- participate in a full-day option in which they dale Schools have to offer preschool to Grade 12. receive a half-day of Kindergarten instruction, and can enroll in KinderKrew, a fee-based, Reading Counts educational childcare program. Roosevelt is looking forward to having our The Ferndale Public Schools offer two wonder- media center open for summer hours during the ful schools for the early grades: Roosevelt months of June, July, and August. Roosevelt Primary School serves students Kindergarten School families can check out books or work on through Third Grade under the leadership of the computer. Principal Dina Krause. John F. Kennedy School Please call for more information: provides two magnet options, the Multi-Age and Roosevelt Primary School 248/586-8801 Open Classroom programs, for Kindergarten John F. Kennedy School 248/547-0880 through Sixth Grade under the leadership of Student Services 248/586-8686 Principal Nancy DeRousha. Brain Basics from Roosevelt Principal Dina Krause Roosevelt Principal Dina Krause has an extensive back- ground in early childhood education and brain research. As part of her goal to include families in Be the Best that You Can Be the education pro- at Roosevelt Primary School cess, she shares tips such as the following Roosevelt Primary is a Positive Behavior “Brain Basics.” Support (PBS) school where everyone works together in an atmosphere that nurtures early childhood learning while promoting positive Brain Basics: Did you know that small behavior in all children. muscle exercise stimulates brain growth? Keep those stringing beads, pegs, buttons, and clay The Roosevelt school community is dedicated to available. Research has verified the positive teaching predictable routines, providing clear effects of digital manipulation on the brain for classroom expectations, using developmentally ALL ages. appropriate instruction, giving children con- structive feedback on their behavior, teaching social skills through daily conflicts, and provid- Brain Basics: Did you know that our ing a plan to help each child succeed. brain is made up of 80% water? Make sure with the warmer weather arriving that everyone Predictable Daily Routine drinks plenty of water. Juice, pop, and other Each morning starts the brain smart way with drinks can not hydrate our brain as well as quiet music as students enter their classrooms, water does. When children appear bored, morning announcements that teach students a listless, or drowsy, try giving them a glass of brain tip of the day, a schoolwide word of the water. day, and other important reminders. Young children are visual learners, so the staff wear visual reminder cards to help students remem- Brain Basics: Did you know it is essential ber the rules. Classrooms and hallways have for young children to have large motor activity picture rule cards to provide visual reinforce- daily? Go for a walk, ride your bikes, go swing ment of expectations. in the park, kick a soccer ball outside, and just The 5 Bee program teaches children what it have fun. There is an enormous amount of looks like and sounds like to 1. Be Safe, 2. Be research showing that children who are physi- Helpful, 3. Be Kind, 4. Be Respectful, and 5. Be cally active learn easier, are less likely to be- Responsible. One expectation is emphasized have in poor ways, and they feel better about each month. Weekly Town Hall Meetings bring themselves! the entire school together to celebrate successes and share music and movement activities. New Student Registration If you have a young child or know a neighbor whose child will enter Kindergarten in the fall, please take a moment to call our Student Services office at 248/586-8686, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Roosevelt Principal Dina Krause at 248/586-8801. Children who will be five by December 1, 2005 may enroll to start Kindergarten in the fall. Please note, spaces are still available at Roosevelt Primary School. Kennedy School has an early enrollment timeline, and students are accepted through a spring lottery, and kindergarten is full for Fall Enrollment 2005. Parents are encouraged to contact Checklist Kennedy at 248/547-0880 early in the fall of the Required Information year before enrolling for information about the ❑ Birth Certificate Multi-Age and Open Classroom Programs, ❑ Three Proofs of school tours and the lottery process. Residency, including: To enroll a new student, please call or visit Lease or Mortgage, Utility Student Services at Harding Administration Bills, Bank Statement, and/or Center, 2920 Burdette, Ferndale, 248/586-8686 Insurance Statement weekdays from 8 am to 4:30 pm. ❑ Immunization Records (up-to-date, including Chickenpox and Hepatitis B) Call the Oakland County Health Department for free immunizations at 248/858- 1305.
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