Kindergarten Registration Dates for 2017-2018

Kindergarten Registration Takes Place on February 6 and 7, 2018

 

Kindergarten registration is scheduled for Tuesday, February 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the MPR and Wednesday, February 7 from 4:30 to 7:30 in the Gym.

 

District 30's full-day kindergarten program takes place at Willowbrook School.

Parents and caregivers of all incoming District 30 kindergartners registered for kindergarten during these times at Willowbrook School, 2500 Happy Hollow Road, Glenview. One registration per person was permitted except in the case of multiple births.

In order to enroll for the fall, 2018-19 session, a child must be five years old on or before September 1, 2018. An official birth certificate must be presented at the time of registration. Hospital or baptismal certificates cannot be accepted. Copies of an official birth certificate can be obtained at the County Clerk's office in the county where your child was born. In Cook County, the certificate can be obtained from the County Clerk's Office, 188 North Clark, Chicago, Illinois 60602; or the Skokie Courthouse at 5600 Old Orchard Road in Skokie, Room 149, Ph. 847-470-7233.

Proof of residency in District 30 is also required as well as the filling out of an affidavit form. Please click the link below for information on which documents are required for proof of residency. For more information, please call Willowbrook's school office at 847-498-1090.

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Welcome to the Kindergarten Center

Drop-Off and Pick-Up

 

Preschool and Kindergarten students will be dropped off and picked up in the back of the building. Parents can enter the back parking lot via the entrance immediately to the south of the building.

Parents of students in grades 1-5 will continue to use the front driveway for drop-off and pick-up. The times are listed below.

 

Early Childhood Program

Kindergarten

Grades 1-5

AM Drop Off  8:40 a.m.

Class Starts  8:45 a.m.

AM Pick Up  11:15 a.m.

 

PM Drop Off 12:10 p.m.

Class Starts  12:15 p.m.

PM Pick Up  2:45 p.m.

Drop Off  8:45 a.m.

Line Up  8:50 a.m.

Class Starts  8:55 a.m.

Dismissal  2:55 p.m.

Drop Off  8:30 a.m.-8:40 a.m.

Line Up  8:40 a.m.

Class Starts at 8:45 a.m.

(Grade 1-3 Line Up/Front Door

Grade 4-5 Line Up/North Door)

Pick Up 3:10 p.m.-3:20 p.m.

 

Daily Schedule

8:55    Morning Meeting

9:30    Reading and Writing Workshop

11:00    Special Block (PE, Music, Art, Creative Movement)

12:00    Lunch and Recess

1:00    Math Workshop, Science, Social Studies

2:00    Extension (i.e., supplementary interventions)

2:30    Closure and Dismissal

 

Lunch and Recess

All District 30 elementary students receive a minimum of 20 minutes for lunch and 20 minutes of recess.  The Kindergarten students will receive additional recess time throughout the day at the discretion of the classroom teacher.

 

 

 

Importance of Play in Kindergarten

  • We believe a balance between direct instruction of academic content and play is developmentally appropriate.

  • The “21st Century Learning Skills” of creativity, problem solving skills and collaboration can be developed through structured and unstructured play.  This is a “season of opportunity” to establish critical habits of mind.

  • We emphasize the process of learning and creativity over the product developed.

  • Play offers a window into a child’s thinking.  Play is how children make sense of their world and assimilate new information.

  • Play can be used for self-discovery.

 

Assessment

There are no standardized or formal assessments given to students in Kindergarten (i.e., PARCC). However, our teaching team utilizes a wide variety of formative assessments and diagnostic tools to inform their teaching decisions and measure student growth.  These include, but are not limited to, informal reading inventories, curriculum-based measurements, written language rubrics, and structured observation of student behavior.  Parents receive progress updates throughout the school year via parent-teacher conferences, report cards, and other informal conferences as needed.

The Northbrook Park District partners with School District 30 to offer the following extended care programs during the school year for children in grades K-5:  Adventure Campus, before and after school care, school day-off programs, and winter and spring break holiday programs.  For more information, go to http://www.nbparks.org/Early-Childhood-School-Age/childcare-k5.htm

For more information, go to Willowbrook's Kindergarten Center website at http://www.district30.org/willowbrook/Welcome-to-the-Kindergarten-Center2.cfm, or call Willowbrook's office at 847-498-1090.