The 2015-16 School Choice lottery period has been extended through Tuesday, March 3, 2015.
The county-wide Pre-K lottery for the 2015-16 school year will be held on Friday, April 17, 2015 between 8:30 am and 1:00 pm. In order to participate in the lottery, parents may only register at the school that serves their legal address and should bring:
- original certified birth certificate - children must turn 4 years old on or before September 1 to be age-eligible for the program
- proof of residency (electric, gas or water bill, apartment lease or house contract)
- child's Social Security Number
- photo identification
No applications will be accepted before 8:30 AM or after 1:00 PM. All children not chosen will be placed in a waiting pool until spaces become available. Schools continue to accept applications for the waiting pool after the lottery utilization, if and when space becomes available in the class.
Before the holiday break, Super Kid visited all Chesnut students during their P.E. classes, for this year's Farm to School nutrition lesson: "Making My Super Plate," hosted by Coach Dykema and Wellness Team volunteers. The two aims of the program were to familiarize kids with the four food groups on Harvard's Healthy Plate; and to tell the difference between "Go!" "Slow" and Whoa!" foods, per the National Insitute of Health's initiative. Kids really got into the game, waving green, yellow or red swatches at Super Kid as she tried to fill first a breakfast plate, next a cafeteria tray and finally a birthday party plate. They finished by tasting a healthy snack of dried fruits and discussing strategies to meet the body's nutritional needs, while stilll enjoying some "Slow" and "Whoa" items. See the full presentation here.
Did you know that you can use your child's Lexile score to grow his/her love of reading? Whether you have a reluctant reader that needs engaging, or a star reader that needs a challenge, this resource can help you create the perfect reading list for your student.
2014-15 Spirit Night Partners