Open House events to greet Pre-K pupils

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TOWNSHEND and JAMAICA — The West River Modified Education District (WRMUED), Townshend School, and Jamaica Village School are announcing dates for Pre-Kindergarten registration and Open House Days.

In Townshend, there are three dates for parents and guardians along with their 3- and 4-year-olds to spend a morning at the school to preview the Pre-K program. The Open House and Registration Days are Tuesday, March 19; Tuesday, March 26; and Tuesday, April 2. The Open House hours on each of those dates are 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Townshend School is located at 66 Common Road.

In Jamaica, the Open House and Pre-Kindergarten Registration Day for 4-year-olds is Wednesday, April 24, starting at 10 a.m. The Jamaica Village School is at 347 Depot Street in Jamaica.

During the scheduled morning visits, there will be snacks and refreshments for the Pre-K visitors and parents.

At the Open House events, parents and guardians will learn about the many activities in which their child will participate as a Pre-K student, such as literacy, math, art, music, community building, and indoor and outdoor games and play. Parents and guardians will have the opportunity to see how this Pre-K program aligns with the Vermont Early Learning Standards.

The Pre-K Registration Packet is being mailed to parents and guardians in the district. The packet consists of a one-page registration form; instructions for verification of residency for Townshend, Jamaica, Newfane, and Brookline; a medical form for the child; a parent questionnaire about the child; and a one-page language survey. Additionally, a one-page After School Child Care contract is available for Townshend School. Applications are being accepted on a first-come basis, as spaces in the program are limited.

To obtain the Pre-K Registration paperwork at any time, contact Heidi Russ in the Administrative Office at Townshend School. The Townshend School's website is townshendschool.org. Or, for Jamaica, contact Susan Clark in the administrative office at Jamaica Village School. The website for the school is jamaicavillageschoool.org

Families who cannot visit Pre-K programs on the Open House dates may contact the administrative offices at the schools to arrange appointments.

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