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Kindergarten

Kindergarten Registration -
NKASD is now accepting kindergarten registration packets via email
- Download, fill in, and SAVE the completed enrollment packet below.
- Email the saved version of your document to [email protected]
- You will be contacted by the school to schedule a time to complete your child's registration. 
- Gather required documentation for your appointment.
 
If you have questions you can call Martin Elementary School at 724-335-4641

Preparing for Kindergarten…

10 suggested kindergarten readiness skills, that the Kindergarten teachers developed, be aware that this list is just a recommendation of readiness skills, not skills that all incoming Kindergarten students must be able to do.

  1. Your child should be able to recognize his/her name and spell/print his or her first name.
  2. Help your child learn to recognize the letters of the alphabet. (Use cereal boxes, magnetic letters, and blocks.)
  3. Practice holding, as well as proper use of pencils, crayons, and scissors.
  4. Help your child to recognize the 8 basic colors (red, blue, yellow…)
  5. Help your child to recognize basic shapes (square, circle, rectangle, triangle, oval, diamond)
  6. Rote count with your child (1, 2, 3 to 10)
  7. Practice counting objects to 10 (cereal, blocks, other toys)
  8. Practice following a series of directions.
  9. Your child should practice skipping, hopping, and walking up and down stairs
  10.  Help your child to button, zip, tie, and snap his or her own clothing.