Schools to start priority kindergarten sign-ups


It's not too soon to start thinking about kindergarten for children who will start school in the fall. Priority kindergarten registration for the Menlo Park City School District begins Feb. 1.

Parents of children who will be 5 years old by Dec. 2 are asked to register at the school site by Feb. 26. To get a registration packet, bring a birth certificate, immunization record and proof of residence in the district, such as a PG&E bill or a lease agreement. To find out which school your child will attend, call the district office at 321-7140, ext. 5603.

Parent orientation meetings for incoming kindergartners will be held at Encinal School on Jan. 21 and March 11; call 326-5164 to register. Laurel School will hold meetings on April 7 at 6:30 p.m. and April 22 at 2:30 p.m. Oak Knoll's meeting is set for Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.

For information about applying for the district's bilingual Spanish immersion program, call Tami Girsky at 321-7140, extension 5601. Interested parents must attend one of the two mandatory information meetings about the program, set for 7 p.m. on Jan. 26 and Feb. 23 at the district office boardroom, 181 Encinal Ave. in Atherton.

Go to Web link for additional information and links to school Web sites.

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