Parents learn about class, programs at kindergarten round-up

REED CITY — While others have gone through the process of sending their kids off to kindergarten, for some parents it's a worrisome time.

On March 21, G.T. Norman Elementary staff and teachers helped parents get an idea of what their future kindergartener's day at the school will be like during kindergarten round-up.

"We have a presentation introducing parents to what their child's typical day will be like," said Principal DeAnna Goodman.

While the parents listened to the presentation, were introduced to the kindergarten teachers or asked questions, the future kindergarteners were able to play and listen to stories.

Goodman told parents how all students at the school receive breakfast in the morning and all grades are encouraged to read, even carrying a book around when they are at home is helpful.

"It's been shown that if a child can read early, they can be successful in life," Goodman told parents.

Also at kindergarten round-up, Central Michigan District Health Department provided immunizations to update records, and school nurse Mary Underhill and Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital, as well as Kiddie's Klubhouse staff were available to discuss after-school programs.