Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Grosse Pointe Public Schools will host an informational night Thursday for parents of future kindergarteners. Each of the district's elementary schools will host its own meeting, which begins at 7 p.m.
The Grosse Pointe Public School System will host an informational night for parents of children who will start kindergarten during next school year Thursday Jan. 24 beginning at 7 p.m. Each school will host its own meeting, during which parents will receive information about registration, the skills children should possess upon entering kindergarten and more. According to the district website, each school's website will have more information about the meeting. The district also provides a variety of resources on its website for parents, including frequently asked questions, the registration process and forms. Children must be 5 years old by Nov. 1, 2013 to register for kindergarten in the 2013/14 school year. Kindergarten is one of the…
Friday, August 31, 2012
Grosse Pointe Public School officials are monitoring the class sizes of kindergartners at Mason and Poupard elementary schools after seeing a quick increase in enrollment in the last few days.
Grosse Pointe Public School officials have added assistants to the kindergarten classrooms at Mason and Poupard elementaries to help teachers after receiving a sudden push in enrollment, according to information released by District Spokeswoman Rebecca Fannon. The district has long determined staffing based on enrollment, which can change even into the school year. Enrollments completed in the last few days have caused increases to the classroom sizes at both schools, Fannon said via email. District officials are closely monitoring the classroom sizes at both elementaries and will continue to do so next week as students report for their first day of school. Assistants have been added to both buildings to provide additional support to the …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Grosse Pointe Public School officials are urging parents to register their children for kindergarten by noon Wednesday, especially for those wishing to take advantage of the half-day program at Ferry Elementary.
The deadline for registration for half-day kindergarten in the Grosse Pointe Public School System is Wednesday, May 30, at noon. Officials are concerned that the half-day kindergarten program may have to be cut if a minimum of 15 students are not enrolled by the deadline. The half-day kindergarten program for the 2012-13 school year would be held at Ferry Elementary School. For more information, call the enrollment office at 313-432-3093.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Grosse Pointe Public School officials are urging parents to register their children for kindergarten as soon as possible, especially for those wishing to take advantage of the half-day program at Ferry Elementary.
Kindergarten enrollment at Grosse Pointe Public Schools has been slow this year, to the point that officials are now concerned the half-day program may have to be cut if a minimum does meet a May 30 deadline. The half-day kindergarten is slated to be at Ferry Elementary School in Grosse Pointe Woods but requires a minimum of 15 students to be enrolled in order for it to continue, according to a request to get the word out by district spokeswoman Rebecca Fannon. Enrollment for all of the kindergarten classrooms has been slower than last year and is causing a bit of concern among officials related to per pupil funding. While the district is not yet at risk of losing funding, enrollment figures are what help them to determine staffing and …
Monday, December 5, 2011
Several Macomb County State Representatives recently met with Great Start Macomb to learn more about the countless resources available for the 50,000 children under the age of 5 living in Macomb County.
The problem: one in four children under the age of five are living in poverty in Macomb County, there are 57 main languages spoken at homes in the county and more than 50 percent of children not attending a preschool program before entering kindergarten. The solution: Great Start of Macomb, which is part of statewide initiative that supports families and children 0-5 so they can start school ready to learn and succeed. Great Start, which is primarily funded by the state and a number or Michigan-based foundations, was created in 2004 to restructure the state’s investment in children. The Macomb Chapter opened in 2008 and connects parents with local organizations such as the Health Department, faith-based communities, the Macomb Literacy …
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Ceremonies held this week each with a reception following. The students wore graduation ribbons, which are part of a traditional Catholic Schools graduation.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
St. Paul Catholic School held two graduations this week--one for eighth graders and one for kindergarteners. The eighth graders attended an evening mass held specially for them with the graduation and honors ceremony following. There was also a reception for the students in the cafeteria and a dance at the Canfield Center, according to spokeswoman Patti Theros. Similarly, kindergarteners had a ceremony in the gym of the school with a cafeteria reception afterward. School officials recognized one long-time employee who is moving out of state to be closer to her family: Sister Diane was at St. Paul's for 15 years and will be moving to Pittsburgh, according to Theros.