Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials are greeting August’s incoming kindergarten students and their families with a series of Beginners Day programs in April and May.
During Beginners Days, kindergarten teachers and staff members are providing parents with the expectations for students and ways to set routines for children -- including reading tips; clean-up routines at home with their toys; and setting a regular bedtime.
And during the events, parents will become familiar with the requirements for kindergarten, including immunizations, physicals required before kindergarten entry, and information about the After School Enrichment Programs.
A number of schools already have held their programs, but here are some upcoming events (schedule provided by CMS):
Today: Albemarle Road Elementary, 6 p.m.
Providence Spring Elementary, 6:30 p.m.
Shamrock Gardens Elementary, 10 a.m.
Wednesday: Elizabeth Traditional Elementary, 9:15 a.m.
Hornets Nest Elementary, 6 p.m.
Lake Wylie Elementary, 8:30 a.m.
Thursday: Chantilly Montessori, 5 p.m.
Cotswold Elementary, 9:30 a.m.
Davidson Elementary, 9 a.m.
Devonshire Elementary, 9 a.m.
Eastover Elementary, 9:15 a.m.
Irwin Academic Center, 9:30 a.m.
Myers Park Traditional Elementary, 9:30 a.m.
Nathaniel Alexander Elementary, 8 a.m.
Park Road Montessori, 10 a.m.
Piney Grove Elementary, 8:30 a.m.
Friday: Barringer Academic Center, 9:30 a.m.
May 7: David Cox Road Elementary, 5 p.m.
Reid Park Academy, 6 p.m.
May 8: Paw Creek Elementary, 10 a.m.
May 9: Billingsville Elementary, 6 p.m.
Crown Point Elementary, 6:30 p.m.
E.E. Waddell Language Academy, 4:30 p.m.
Endhaven Elementary, 9 a.m.
Highland Mill Montessori, 10 a.m.
Highland Renaissance Academy, 6 p.m.
Huntingtowne Farms Elementary, 6:30 p.m.
Idlewild Elementary, 6 p.m.
University Park Creative Arts, 9:45 a.m.
May 10: Sharon Elementary, 8:30 a.m.
May 14: Hawk Ridge Elementary, 6 p.m.
J.H. Gunn Elementary, 9 a.m.
May 16: John Motley Morehead STEM, 5:30 p.m.
May 21: First Ward Creative Arts Academy, 6 p.m.
May 29: Statesville Road Elementary, 6 p.m.
May 30: Stoney Creek Elementary, 6 p.m.
June 3 (April 30): Collinswood Language Academy, 10 a.m.
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