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  • Kindergarten Registration Begins January 20

    Kent School District invites families to register early for the 2015-2016 school year and benefit from kindergarten readiness events and resources.

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  • Free & Reduced Lunch Program

    It is required that families fill out a new free & reduced lunch application at the beginning of each school year. It can take up to 10 days for the application to be processed. Any balance accrued before the application is approved, is the families responsibility. You can find the link to the applications on either the Kent School District website or our Kent Elementary website under Site Shortcuts. Click on Lunch Money Now. Filling out the application online is the fastest way to have your application processed. If you have any questions you can call food services at 253-373-7275.

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  • Fingerprints and Questionnaire Are Required to Volunteer and Attend Field Trips!

    Our parent & community volunteers are vital to making Kent Elementary a wonderful and successful school. We encourage you to stop by our office to have your fingerprints done with Mr. Nicolas. Please keep in mind that the questionnaire needs to be filled out yearly and that the whole process can take 3 -4 weeks for completion. Please keep this in mind if you want to attend an upcoming field trip. Mr. Nicolas is available for fingerprinting, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:15am - 11:00am. Please bring your picture ID with you.

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  • Ready for Kindergarten      Help your Child get ready for Kindergarten!!!

    Sign up for free early learning classes to ensure your child is ready for school.
    Kent School District is offering free kindergarten preparation classes to parents, guardians, and caregivers of children ages 3-4 who live within the district. The READY! for Kindergarten classes encourage playing, reading, and talking with children in simple ways that foster the skills needed to succeed in school.

    Participants will attend three 90-minute classes throughout the year, starting in December. Teachers will provide fun and effective training and materials, including books, games, and toys. Classes will be offered in English and Spanish and free childcare will be available.

    READY! For Kindergarten classes will be held at Kent Valley Early Learning Center (Spanish available at this location), Panther Lake Elementary, and Meridian Elementary at the following dates and times:

    Kent Valley Early Learning Center (317 4th Ave. South Kent, WA 98032)

    • December 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    • February 3, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
    • May 5, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

    Panther Lake Elementary (10200 SE 216th St., Kent, WA 98031)

    • December 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    • February 3, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
    • May 5, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

    Meridian Elementary School (25621 140th Ave. SE, Kent, WA 98042)

    • December 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    • February 4, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
    • May 6, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
    To register, please call 253-373-7600 or complete the registration form available on the District website in English or Spanish and mail it to the address listed.

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  • Help Your Child Succeed in School:
    Build the Habit of Good Attendance Early
    School success goes hand in hand with good attendance!
    For more information click on this attachment: Attendance
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