To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, and community.
To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children the highest advantages in physical, mental, and social education.
In spending the funds raised by the students in this school, it is our policy to ensure that these funds are used to enhance the student’s educational experiences.
Ways To Be Involved
Family Literacy mornings/nights
Service Learning And Field Trips
Many opportunities in the classroom and on field trips.
Arriving and Departing School
School Day – 8:15 am – 3:15 pm
Kids are bussed or driven in by a parent.
An adult will be outside greeting and helping kids each morning.
Outside play time to begin each day.
Change in normal routine will require a parent note.
Daily Lunch And Snack
All kindergarten students will eat lunch daily.
Kindergarten only lunch period.
Lunch choice is made each morning in the classroom.
Menu sent home monthly in Wednesday Folder.
Snack time daily in classroom.
Home Is Where The Start Is…
Discussion of letters and sounds
Amount of language
Nature of language
Books in the home
Experiences in the community
Reduce Screen Time
Regular school attendance is very important. It cannot be emphasized enough.
Children need to be on time to school and should remain in school until the end of the day.
First Day Of School
Drop your child off at the front of the building
It is tough for kids to see parents say good-bye on the playground.
Many adults are on the playground.
Typical Kindergarten Day
Interactive reading, writing, speaking, and listening opportunities.
Puzzles and Games
Fine Motor Skills
Gross Motor Skills
Two times per week.
30 minute sessions
Kindergarten Screening 2015
May 20– West Oakview Elementary School.
All incoming kindergarten students need to be screened except for those students who attended Northview during the 2014-2015 school year (Y5’s, Preschool, GSRP). This is a prerequisite for placement in the 2015-2016 kindergarten program.
Sign up for a one hour time slot. Sign up today or call office at (616) 361-3460 to schedule a time.
The office will send home a parent questionnaire the week of May 13.
Please come to the screening with the questionnaire completed.
Kindergarten or Developmental Kindergarten
Beginning with the 2015 – 2016 school year, a child who resides in the school district may enroll in kindergarten if the child is at least 5 years of age on September 1 of the year of enrollment.
West Oakview will have all day Developmental Kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year.
Curriculum helps prepare students for kindergarten success.
Kindergarten screening will give parents information to make the right choice for their child.
School will make a recommendation based on the results of the screening process.
Summer Ice Cream Social
We will be having an ice cream social prior to the start of the school year. This is an opportunity for you and your child to meet your teacher, see your classroom, and tour the building.
The time for the social will be posted in the Northview News and mailed home with classroom placement in August.
The Office Is Here To Help
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the office with questions.
Andy Scogg – Principal
Cindy Manikowski – Administrative Assistant
Sheryl Purwin – Administrative Assistant
Phone: (616) 361-3460
Questions about kindergarten can be referred HERE.