District 58 invites families of incoming kindergarteners to Kindergarten Readiness Night on Feb. 12

Downers Grove Grade School District 58 invites parents to attend a Kindergarten Readiness Night  on Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 6-7 p.m. at Henry Puffer School, 2220 Haddow Ave. Hosted by the District’s Grove Children’s Preschool, this event is geared for parents with children who will enter kindergarten in August 2020. No registration is required to attend – just show up!

The meeting will feature a Q&A session with Henry Puffer School Kindergarten Teacher Carrie Murphy. She will share information on the District’s kindergarten programming and curriculum. District 58 provides a traditional half-day kindergarten program in the morning, which covers the entire kindergarten curriculum. In the afternoon, the District offers the fee-based Optional Kindergarten Enrichment and Enhancement Program, or OKEEP, which gives students additional academic enrichment and exploration. This presentation will discuss both the morning kindergarten program and the afternoon OKEEP experience. 

The Kindergarten Readiness Night will also cover kindergarten learning standards, as well as ways parents can prepare their child for kindergarten.

Please note, child care will not be provided at this event. The District asks that only parents attend this presentation.

Parents of incoming District 58 kindergartners will also have the opportunity to visit their school, meet the principal and staff, and ask questions during the upcoming Kindergarten Roundup events this March and April. Parents whose children will be five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2020 are encouraged to call their neighborhood elementary school prior to the Kindergarten Roundup for information about registration.

Parents may also visit the District’s Kindergarten Resource Guide at www.dg58.org/kindergarten for additional information about kindergarten at District 58! 

For more information about Kindergarten Readiness Night, please contact Stephanie Worobey at sworobey@dg58.org.