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Kindergarten orientation events ease worries

The Oswego City School District has welcomed some of its youngest students to the 2018-2019 school year with an orientation event to help them become more comfortable as they begin their OCSD educational journey.
Members of the future Class of 2030 were able to meet their teacher, explore their classroom and make new friends during recent kindergarten orientations at Fitzhugh Park, Kingsford Park, Charles E. Riley, Frederick Leighton and Minetto elementary schools. During FPS’ celebration, Principal Donna Simmons thanked parents for entrusting their children to FPS. She said she has recognized the students’ half-day pre-school schedule to full-day kindergarten will require an adjustment period, and she promised FPS kindergarten teachers and other staff members would be there to support the children every step of the way.
Simmons also offered the following helpful hints for a successful first year: set a routine, have the child practice writing his or her name, practice washing hands and other healthy habits, get plenty of rest and plan a time to talk about school each day.
Meanwhile, at Riley Elementary, kindergarten students were thrilled to visit their classrooms ahead of the first official day of school. Parents and students, alike, familiarized themselves with their surroundings and some even completed a treasure hunt.

Kindergartners and cousins Sophia Ingersoll and Isabella
Coffey share their excitement for beginning school at Fitzhugh
Park Elementary. The pair recently explored their classroom
during a recent kindergarten orientation event.

Charles E. Riley Elementary School kindergartener Luna Hopkins flashes a smile
during the building’s meet-the-kindergarten-teacher event, a week prior to the
start of the 208-2019 school year.

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