Kindergarten Round-Up

Kindergarten Round-Up 2015

Graduating class of 2028

mrs murphy

Mrs. Murphy

mrs ramirez

Mrs. Ramirez

mrs shook

Mrs. Shook

mrs aupperlee

Mrs. Aupperlee

East Oakview PTC

The East Oakview PTC functions to:

  • 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

  • PTC
  • Watch dogs
  • Popcorn Days
  • Classroom volunteers
  • Wednesday folders
  • Family Literacy mornings/nights
  • Classroom parties
  • Conferences

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

  • kindergarten lunchAll 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…

  • Bedtime stories
  • Discussion of letters and sounds
  • Amount of language
  • Nature of language
  • Books in the home
  • Experiences in the community
  • Reduce Screen Time

School Attendance

  • 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
  • Develop independence.
  • Routine
  • 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.
  • Reading Workshop
  • Lunch/Recess
  • Writing Workshop
  • Recess
  • Handwriting
  • Math Workshop

Play Workshop

  • Art Center
  • Puzzles and Games
  • Legos
  • Blocks
  • Play Doh
  • Dramatic Play
  • Sensory Table
  • Social Skills
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Gross Motor Skills


Weekly Specials

  • PE
  • Music
  • Art
  • Library
  • Two times per week.
  • 30 minute sessions

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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

August 25th

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.