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  • Rising Kindergarten Parent Information

    Welcome to West Side!  We are thrilled to become an important part of your child's social, emotional, and academic growth!  We invite you to read Dr. Wagoner's welcome letter to all rising Kindergarten families, found at the bottom of this page.

    Please mark your calendar with these important dates planned exclusively for our new Kindergarten students.

    • Kindergarten Screener – Please sign your child up for a 20-minute screener on July 19th and July 20th. Your child will work individually with one of our Kindergarten teachers to preview Kindergarten skills.  This individual time will give our teachers an opportunity to learn your child before the year begins.  Parents/Guardians should plan to stay for the duration of your child’s appointment time.  If your child is unable to attend one of the appointment times his/her teacher will complete the Kindergarten Skills Check during the first week of school.  Please reserve your child’s appointment time by July 8th at the following link – Kindergarten Screener
    • Popsicles on the Playground – Please join our PTA for Popsicles on the Playground.  This is an opportunity for you and your child to meet other rising Kindergarten families and students.  Join us on the playground on Wednesday, July 20th from 2:30-3:30 PM.  All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the event.  No RSVP is required. 
    • Kindergarten Parent Night – Kindergarten teachers, school administration, and PTA will offer an evening for parents to learn important information that will get you acquainted with school/classroom procedures.  You will also preview sign-ups and PTA booths that will be available to all families at Sneak-a-Peek on Tuesday, August 2nd.  This event is for parents/guardians.  Please plan to attend on Thursday, July 28th from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM.

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Dr. Wagoner's Welcome Letter for Kinder Families

  • Dear Rising West Side Kindergarten Families,

    In just a few short weeks, your child will begin Kindergarten at West Side!  You are likely feeling bittersweet about the start of your child’s elementary school years.  It is my hope your excitement grows as you watch your child exchange his/her swimsuit for a new backpack.  Thank you for entrusting our staff with this important first year of school and through all your child’s elementary school years! 

    To help our planning for the upcoming school year, please complete your child’s registration at the following link if you have not already done so – Marietta City Schools Registration Gateway.  If you have trouble with online registration, please reach out to our enrollment clerk, Harriette Price (hprice@marietta-city.k12.ga.us).  Mrs. Price will be available to assist you beginning July 11th.  It is very important to complete your child’s registration to stay informed about the transition events described below. 

    To support your child’s transition to kindergarten, we are offering three events before the start of the school year.  We encourage you to plan for your child to attend these events. 

    • Kindergarten Screener – Please sign your child up for a 20-minute screener on July 19th and July 20th. Your child will work individually with one of our Kindergarten teachers to preview Kindergarten skills.  This individual time will give our teachers an opportunity to learn your child before the year begins.  Parents/Guardians should plan to stay for the duration of your child’s appointment time.  If your child is unable to attend one of the appointment times his/her teacher will complete the Kindergarten Skills Check during the first week of school.  Please reserve your child’s appointment time by July 8th at the following link – Kindergarten Screener
    • Popsicles on the Playground – Please join our PTA for Popsicles on the Playground.  This is an opportunity for you and your child to meet other rising Kindergarten families and students.  Join us on the playground on Wednesday, July 20th from 2:30-3:30 PM.  All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the event.  No RSVP is required. 
    • Kindergarten Parent Night – Kindergarten teachers, school administration, and PTA will offer an evening for parents to learn important information that will get you acquainted with school/classroom procedures.  You will also preview sign-ups and PTA booths that will be available to all families at Sneak-a-Peek on Tuesday, August 2nd.  This event is for parents/guardians.  Please plan to attend on Thursday, July 28th from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM.
    • Other important dates and information!
    • Pre-order School Supplies – Place your order HERE by June 15th  
    • Purchase West Side Uniforms – You can read our school uniform policy HERE.  PTA will provide advanced sales in July.  Look for information to come!
    • Sneak-a-Peek – August 2nd (9:00-10:00 A-M; 10:00-11:00 N-Z)
    • First day of School – August 3rd

    If I can be of assistance to your child or family, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at any time.  I am honored to serve your family in the coming year!

    Warm regards,

    Christina

Last Modified on August 29, 2022