Kindergarten year gets special kickoff

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Event set for Thursday, July 22

By The Staff

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It is a special day for any child starting kindergarten.

    Making it even better is the third annual Kindergarten Kickoff on Thursday, July 22, from 4-7 p.m. at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville. The event is sponsored by Bullitt County Public Schools.

    Kindergarten teachers and principals from all 13 elementary schools, including Crossroads which will open Aug. 11, will be at their school displays greeting youngsters and speaking with parents to make the first day of school for both as easy a transition as possible.

    According to event coordinator Betty Marshall, “This special day is for children who have already enrolled and those who still need to complete their paperwork. This is a fun time for the whole family!”

    Returning is the theme Kindergartners Rock along with a variety of community booths such a health care, child care and the Bullitt County YMCA. Representatives will be available to answer questions from parents.

    Marshall, coordinator for the Hand in Hand Family Resource Center at Maryville and Overdale Elementary schools, said a district event is needed as kids prepare for one of the most important days of their lives.

    “It’s quite an adjustment for parents as well as the kids and we hope this event helps them understand all the wonderful opportunities that await them,” she said.

    Expect a lot of free giveaways, including free gifts for every kindergarten students. Special appearances will be made by The Cat in the Hat, Clifford the Big Red Dog and other famous guests.

    Activities for children will include face painting and games.

    Marshall has seen the audience surge in the past two years and she anticipates another great crowd.

    “It’s exciting to see how many people kids and their parents attend kindergarten kickoff every year,” she said.

    For more information, please contact the school your child will attend.

    Bullitt County Public Schools has nearly 13,000 students in grades kindergarten through 12. There are 25 school facilities, a certified staff of over 900 and a classified staff of over 850 working every school day to make the district the leader in educational excellence.