Welcome to Washington-Henry's Kindergarten page.
As the Kindergarten teachers, we enjoy working
with parents to ensure a quality educational experience.
This first year of school is vital to developing an
overall optimistic attitude toward school. It is our priority to
provide your child with that positive experience. There are many
things that parents can do to help prepare your child for the
independence of Kindergarten. A few of these suggestions are listed
Help your child to. . .
know his/her name, address, and telephone number
develop good toilet habits
accept regular rest periods
hang up coat and put away toys
eat nutritious foods
Help your child understand that . . .
the teacher wants to help him/her
it is nice to make new friends
he/she should accept people who are different
he/she has a safe and secure place to return after school
he/she needs to follow school rules and rules for riding the school
Who: Those children in the WHES attendance zone age 5 by
September 30th of the current school year.
What to Bring: Click HERE for a copy of Hanover County Public
School's Student Registration Profile
Proof of Residence: two or more of the following which
reflect the physical address of the resident - a US or Virginia
income tax return from the previous year, a deed or lease agreement
to the residence, a voter registration card, a receipt for personal
property taxes paid within the last year, a payroll check or payroll
check stub issued within the last three months or a telephone bill
issued within the last three months
A Certified Copy of the Original Birth Certificate
Social Security Card for your child
**Physical Examination Report (within one year prior to the first
day of kindergarten)
**Record of Immunizations
** If not available for registration, these medical reports are due
before the first day of school in order for your child to start
kindergarten in the fall.
Kindergarten is committed to helping children develop a love for
reading. We provide many opportunities to foster growth in reading.
We participate in shared readings and group discussions on a daily
basis. Students are encouraged to read at home and to bring in
reading materials to share with the class. All kindergarten teachers
work to enhance a home involvement in reading. So, please read to
your child and talk about what you have just read!
PALS: All Kindergarten students will participate in a
Phonological Awareness & Literacy Screening (PALS) in the Fall &
Spring. PALS is a part of Virginia's Early Intervention Reading
Initiative, which focuses on providing early reading intervention
for those students identified by PALS as needing additional skills.
Parents of at-risk students will be notified by their child's
kindergarten teacher. These students will be provided with
additional small group instruction from the teacher on a daily basis
to improve learning abilities and to target areas which may need to
be monitored in the first grade.
Parents may visit the PALS web site at http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/curry/centers/pals.html
to get more detailed information about this very effective and