Dear Parents/Guardians,

We will soon be registering Kindergarten students for the 2013 - 2014 school year. Your child is eligible to enroll in kindergarten if he/she is five years old on or before 9/1/13.

Please go to our website to download all the necessary forms at www.psharvard.org and then click onto the "Hildreth Elementary School" link on the top right hand corner.

Kindergarten registration and screening will be held on Wednesday, March 27, from 2-6 p.m. in the school library. If your last name begins with the letter A - K you will arrive between the hours of 2-3:30 p.m. If your last name begins with the letter L - Z please arrive after 3:30 p.m.

You will need to bring the following with you:

* All the completed paperwork (Enrollment form, Developmental History form, Home Language Survey, Ethnicity form, Transportation form, Connect-Ed form, Records Release form to obtain records from your child's preschool, Health Screening form, Intent to Enroll)

* A copy of your child's birth certificate

* A copy of your child's immunization records and last physical exam

At the registration you will submit all your paperwork. In addition, you will meet with the school counselor to review developmental history as well as the school nurse to review medical history. Your child will be screened by one of our kindergarten teachers (this will not necessarily be your child's assigned teacher). The purpose of the screening is to assess your child's areas of strength and weakness to assist us in evaluating the needs of your child and how best to serve your child.

We ask that you arrive before 5 p.m. to assure that the process is completed by 6 p.m.

You are also invited to attend Orientation Night on Wednesday, April 10, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. During that time you will tour the building. Parents will then meet with Dr. Dwight, Principal and Christine Reale, School Counselor while students meet with the teachers.

We are very excited to welcome you and your child into our community! We look forward to meeting you on March 27.

Regards,

Christine Reale, L.I.C.S.W.

School Counselor