Kindergarten Transition Parent Night kicks off with LCSD1 next week

Preschool to School Transition Team: (left to right) Nicole Bolinger, Brent Young, Michelle...
Preschool to School Transition Team: (left to right) Nicole Bolinger, Brent Young, Michelle Rossman(Mia Johnson)
Published: Nov. 10, 2021 at 7:00 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Kindergarten Transition Parent Night can help prepare children for their first year in the school system. The parent nights consist of different topics and activities to better equip preschoolers with necessary skills.

Laramie County School District #1 is expanding the Preschool to School Transition Program to allow more families than ever before to participate in the program.

“This year, we have expanded, and the team has grown to think about transition not only for the 120 kids that I just described, but to the 1,200 children that transition yearly into Laramie County School District 1. So our role is to try to reach out to as many of those families and those children to help them with transition activities and ideas,” said Brent Young, Preschool to School Transition Liaison.

Each transition parent night has a different topic, ranging from Social Emotional and Speech Language Development to Motor Development and Math.

The Preschool to School Transition Team says parents can pick and choose which topics will be most beneficial to them.

“We have a few more coming up, all of them are focusing on a different area of school readiness,” said Preschool to School Transition Liaison, Nicole Bolinger. “If there is one of those areas that you want to come and attend, you can attend just that one or you could register for all of them; you can pick and choose based on what your needs are and what your interest is.”

While the program is available to all eligible families in the district, each night will be limited to the first 25 families to RSVP.

“We really just wanted to take an opportunity to be able to reach all of the students that were transitioning, and felt like that was just something that hadn’t happened in the past and we really were just able to focus on the kids that were receiving special services, but our role could be a lot bigger than that, reaching all of those students and providing support to those families as well,” said Michelle Rossman, Preschool to School Transition Liaison.

The dates and topics for the program run through May, 2022.

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