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We’re excited that FDK was such a success in the 2017-2018 school year. The half-day kindergarten program had become an antiquated model that gave our youngest learners less than 3 hours a day to master critical literacy and math foundational concepts, as well as to learn social and emotional skills necessary to be successful in a classroom setting. More than three quarters of schools nationwide offer full-day kindergarten programs, where students have the time to learn more thoroughly and deeply instead of rushing through key concepts. Not only was moving to a full day program the appropriate academic move for a district with high standards, but the program will actually save the district money as more charter school students return to Avon Grove to take advantage of full-day kindergarten.

Full Day Kindergarten (FAQ)


Schedule

  • Build early reading and writing skills
  • Develop an understanding of math concepts and problem-solving through hands-on activities
  • Experience expanded opportunities in science, social studies, art, music, library, PE, technology, and structured play
  • Develop effective school habits and social skills

Program Goal

The Avon Grove School District will develop and implement a full-day kindergarten program for all students in the district to provide a strong foundation in academic, social and emotional skills so that our students are exceptionally well prepared to succeed. By implementing a full-day kindergarten program, we will increase learning opportunities for all incoming kindergarten students with the intent to attract students to AGSD by offering a high quality full day program.

 

How and when do I register my child?

The Avon Grove School District’s Full -Day Kindergarten program will begin Kindergarten Registration the week of February 1. 

Penn London Elementary will host a prospective Kindergarten parent information night on Tuesday, January 16th at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria.

Beginning, Friday January 19 at 9:00 a.m., parents/guardians will sign up on the PLES webpage for a thirty-minute appointment for parents/guardians ONLY to register with documentation. 

In order to complete your registration, you must complete Infosnap and have your child screened by scheduling an appointment May 1 to May 11. 

For questions about the Full-Day Kindergarten program, please contact the principal at Penn London Elementary, Dr. Cynthia Holland, at cholland@avongrove.org

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