Ready, Set, Kindergarten! Grand Erie Gears Up for Registration Month
January is Kindergarten registration month, and Grand Erie District School Board is ready to welcome its newest class of young learners, with information for parents to assist them during the registration process. Parents of children who will be four years old by the end of 2019 will want to take note of deadlines and required documents to ensure a seamless start to their child’s schooling in September.
“Starting Kindergarten is a major milestone, both for children and their parents,” said Linda De Vos, Superintendent of Education, responsible for the Elementary Program. “Recognizing this, our staff are here to welcome students and their parents in order to ease the transition. Kindergarten classrooms across Grand Erie are vibrant, welcoming spaces where students build positive relationships, learn problem-solving skills, and develop a strong sense of themselves.”
Parents of soon-to-be Kindergarten students can visit Grand Erie’s Kindergarten page for more information about the registration process. This includes finding their child’s home school, what documents are required for registration, transportation, community resources, and before-and-after-school programs.
Grand Erie District School Board represents more than 25,000 students in 58 elementary and 14 secondary schools within the City of Brantford and the counties of Brant, Haldimand, and Norfolk. With a dedicated staff of more than 2,500, Grand Erie is committed to its goal of Success for Every Student.
Happy “new year”! I hope everyone had a pleasant summer holiday. It’s been nice to talk to students and parents this week about all the things you’ve done over the past two months. I’ve heard lots of stories of fun trips and relaxation. I’ve also heard a few about some more stressful experiences that life seems to always present. Whatever the past 2 months brought for you, I’m looking forward to working together again as a Boston School Family to support each other. September brings the opportunity for fresh starts and lots of reason for optimism. Each and every student is full of potential, and on a pathway that is their own unique success story (always in progress)!
This year you’ll notice that the staff is mostly the same with a few exceptions. Mrs. Huffman is off this year with her new baby. We would like to welcome Ms. Agius, who has joined us to teach the 3/4 class. We are excited to have her back as part of the Boston team! We would also like to welcome Mrs. Trembley as our new custodian. We are all in good hands with her making sure the building is in good shape!
On the first day, we had a Welcome-Back Assembly in which we committed to two very simple things this year: 1) We will always do our best
2) We will always be kind
I believe those two simple statements can guide every decision we make every day, and I’ve asked every Blazer to consider them when they are making choices.
Once again, welcome to a new school year. It’s good to be back!