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Kindergartners rounded up
Early registration held April 13 at Farragut Primary School

Farragut parents herded into Farragut Primary School to begin their children’s 12-plus year journey for education as the annual Kindergarten Roundup took place Tuesday, April 13.

The annual Roundup is an early registration for parents with children who will be five years old on or before Sept. 30.

FPS principal Emily Lenn said, “We had a great turn-out at Roundup.”

She added, “We currently have 13 kindergarten classes, and based on Roundup attendance, I predict a larger class next year.”

Georgianna Dukes, a kindergarten teacher at FPS said, “The teachers were assigned to specific duties, and the process went very smoothly.” Also present at Roundup were members of the PTA, staff from the after-school program, technology committee and a school nurse.

Parents were informed by the staff that at the time of registration they should be prepared to present a copy of their child’s birth certificate, Social Security number and proof of residency in the school zone, which for FPS is District 6.

Parents will be advised of the bus routes and given a school immunization form to be completed by a medical provider and returned to the school on or before the first day of school.

Lenn said, “It is so helpful to have early registration in order to plan appropriately for next year.”

Kindergarten students will receive a letter mailed to the home notifying them of their teacher’s name and school supply list during the summer. The students attend school on a staggered schedule initially, and start full time after Labor Day.

The Knox County curriculum introduces literacy development to kindergarten students with guided reading, learning the alphabet and interactive writing.

Teachers also stress language through songs, phonics and vocabulary. Multi-sensory exploration is taught through movement, manipulatives, music and art.

Parents can help prepare their child for Kindergarten by reading with them everyday, counting, teaching them their full names and identifying names and numbers in their surroundings. Kindergarten is the foundation of a child’s scholastic career, and parents and teachers working together are helping to build a better tomorrow.

Parents who were unable to attend the Roundup are advised to pick up enrollment packets at the school.


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