Preschool & Kindergarten Roundup!

Preschool and Kindergarten Information

Come see what we have to offer!

Everyone is invited to hear about and experience our early elementary programs and meet our teachers. Mark your calendars for a virtual meeting on Tuesday, May 12, at 6:00 pm. If you register, we will be sure to send you the link for our virtual meeting. The link will not be posted publicly for security reasons.

Preschool and Kindergarten Information Night! (Virtual meeting)

Tuesday, May 12th, 6pm

This is an online event.

Please make sure you RSVP so that we can send you a link for the meeting. You will be able to join us virtually and see us or call in and hear everything discussed.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Registration paperwork

At this time, we are not able to have non-employees in the building, so we will have registration packets available for pick up in the main entrance vestibule at the elementary school (6230 Euclid Street, Marlette) beginning Monday, May 4. If you want to stop and pick up a packet, fill it out at home, and return it later in the week, that's great. A separate tote is also in the vestibule for packet drop off.

We will also need a copy of:

1. Birth certificate

2. Immunization records

3. Proof of residency

4. Parent Driver's License

If you don't have a way to make a copy, don't sweat it! We will make copies once we are able to fully utilize the building.

Preschool families, if you would like an electronic enrollment packet for your 3 or 4 year old, email your child's name and birth date to

Kindergarten Screening

We are not able to have any students in the building at this time. When this restriction is lifted, we will contact you to schedule your child's screening. The screening is a brief assessment administered 1:1 to give us a better idea of your child's academic and social ability. It is one piece of the puzzle we use to help create balanced classes in the fall.

Program Options Available at Marlette Elementary School

What is Young 5's?

There are many names for this transitional program- begindergarten, developmental kindergarten, and of course Young 5's. Think about each grade level as a stone going across a stream. Some students are able to step right across from preschool (or home) and into Kindergarten with no problem, but some students benefit from another year of growth in order to feel successful in Kindergarten. The stepping stone between preschool and Kindergarten is Young 5's. After the Kindergarten readiness assessment, we will make a recommendation based on our observations, testing, and your input. If we are unable to conduct a screener before Fall 2020, we will rely primarily on parent input and the child's age.

Meet our Early Elementary Family

Mrs. Albertson & Ms. Luann (GSRP preschool)

Hello Families,

I am Nicole Albertson, the lead teacher in the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP), and the Preschool Program Director at Marlette Elementary. I'm currently in my 3rd year of teaching for GSRP. After I graduated from Ferris State University with a Bachelors in Elementary Education, my husband and I had the opportunity to move to Iowa, for his career. There, I worked in Early Childhood with infants to preschoolers, for 3 years. We moved back to Michigan, and for the next 6 years, I was a stay-at-home mom to Peyten and Jackson. Once my youngest hit preschool, I was ready to get back into teaching. I attended Baker College to get my ZS Endorsement in Early Childhood/ Special Education. I was very fortunate to join Marlette Elementary in 2017, where I can see my own children throughout my day.

My name is Luann Holcomb. I work in the Great Start Readiness Program as an assistant. I have been in the GSRP for one year. I joined Marlette Community Schools in 2016 working in the Special Education department as a one-on-one paraprofessional. I live in Marlette with my husband Mike and our 3 son's Michael, Tyler, & Jonathan. We have two dogs, Rascal and Coco.

Mrs. Marshall & Ms. Tiffany (Tuition Preschool)

Hello Families!

I am Heather Marshall and I am one of the classroom teachers in the tuition preschool. I am finishing up my fifth year of teaching preschool. Previously I taught third and fourth grade for almost seven years before taking time off to be a stay at home mom. I graduated from Taylor University where I earned a BS in Elementary Education. I have wanted to be a teacher since I was a little girl. I even had a chalkboard and bulletin board in my room while growing up! My husband is a teacher and coach, and we have three children. Our oldest daughter and son attend Bethel University and are studying to be teachers and our youngest son is a sophomore in high school. I enjoy reading, coffee, traveling, and making people smile. I look forward to meeting you soon!

HI! My name is Tiffany Brooks and I have taught Marlette Tuition Based Preschool since the program began in September of 2008. I am a graduate of Marlette Schools and obtained an Associates in Early Childhood Degree from Delta College. I love forming bonds with the children of Marlette and look forward to meeting your family!

Ms. Carra (Headstart GSRP)

Hello Marlette Families,

I am Ms. Toccarra Wilkins and I have been teaching Head Start for 16 years. The past seven years I have been privileged to teach Head Start in Marlette! Prior to that I taught Head Start for nine years in Caro. I graduated from SC4 with an associates in Early Childhood and from Spring Arbor University with a bachelors in Family Life Education with an early childhood endorsement. I have two very busy daughters and I enjoy reading, watching my girls in their extracurricular activities and spending time with my family. I look forward to meeting you soon!

Mrs. Curtis (Young 5's)

Hi! I’m Mrs. Curtis and I am the Young Fives teacher at our great school. I love teaching this age because they are so excited to come to school. I have been teaching at Marlette Elementary for ten years. I taught kindergarten for 3 years and the rest has been as the Young Fives teacher. Marlette Elementary has an innovative group of early elementary teachers that I feel lucky to be a part of. When I’m not in the classroom I like to hangout with my family and friends, read, go camping, scrapbooking, and baking. I look forward to meeting you and your child soon,

Ms. Kraft & Ms. Laursen (Kindergarten)


I am Ms. Helene Kraft and I have been teaching in Marlette for 21 years. First as a Science Teacher (special/exploratory) half a day, then added KID (Kindergarten in Development) half day, and moved to all-day kindergarten where I am presently and continue to enjoy! I have also taught in Del Rio, Texas, and in Germany for the Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDS) making my teaching career totaling 30+ years. I graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelors in Elementary Education and have a Masters of Early Childhood from Saginaw Valley State University. I have three children who have flown the coop and one granddaughter. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, walking, gardening, and sewing. I look forward to meeting you!

Hello Families,

I am Ms. Tabithia Laursen and I have been teaching here at Marlette for 7 years. I first taught two years of Young Five’s, then moved to Kindergarten where I have taught for four years with one year of First grade in between. This is my favorite age level to teach because I love to witness the joy of learning with my students. I graduated from SVSU with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and an Early Childhood endorsement. I have one daughter who is a graduating senior this year and when I am not spending time with her I love to read, go for walks, and spend time with my extended family. I can’t wait to meet you all!!

Mrs. Nicol (Literacy Coach)

Hello Marlette Elementary families,

My name is Mrs. Karen Nicol and I have been privileged to teach at Marlette Elementary School for thirty years. This has been my second year as Literacy Coach where I have had an opportunity to support staff, students and families in the area of reading. Prior to this position, I've taught Young Fives-Third grade with the majority of my years teaching first grade. I graduated from SVSU with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and Marygrove College with my Masters Degree. I enjoy spending time with my husband, our two grown children and our special Labradoodle, Moe. I look forward to meeting you soon. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions regarding reading.

Mrs. Redman (Building Secretary)


I am Mrs. Redman, the Marlette Elementary School secretary. I have been the secretary here for over 20 years. I am married and have four grown children. My husband and I and our children all went to Marlette Schools. I am looking forward to meeting our new little ones and their families enrolling for the first time. If you ever have a question, please call. I know it's not always easy sending your kids to school for the first time. We are very fortunate to have a wonderful staff at Marlette Elementary School. You can be assured your children will be in good hands while they are at school. See you soon!

Ms. Raeann (School Social Worker)


My name is Raeann Gentner and I am the school social worker at Marlette Elementary. This will be my third year at Marlette and I am happy to have found an awesome school family here! I graduated from University of Michigan earning a Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree. I have one son, who is almost two years old, and as a family we love being outdoors more than anything! We especially love camping, exploring, and going to the beach. I can't wait to welcome you to our school family!

Mr. Vislosky (Principal)

Hello Families! I am in my seventh year as the principal at Marlette Elementary School. I previously taught 1st-4th grades in Florida before returning home to Marlette. As a Marlette graduate, I am proud to work with the best early educators around and love being able to see my own kindergartner and first grader grow so much every year. We are all excited to meet you and know you will love being a Red Raider! I am available if you have any questions or concerns,

989-272-3718 or

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