Welcome to Kindergarten

Hobomock Elementary School

A letter from the Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians:

We are excited to start the 2021-2022 kindergarten process and we look forward to meeting you and your child soon. All Kindergarten Enrollment Information can be found on our website www.pembrokek12.org.

In addition to providing the requested documents below, we ask that you register your incoming kindergarten student in PowerSchool by clicking this link or visiting www.pembrokek12.org and clicking the registration button (circle with a pencil in it). Online registration is now open for the incoming kindergarten class and must be completed prior to May 6, 2021.

Please upload copies of the following documents while you are completing the registration on PowerSchool or mail/deliver directly to the main office of HES. All documentation must be received prior to the screening date.

  • *Deed, lease agreement, mortgage bill, electric bill, water, tax, or trash bill (2 different forms of proof)(must be current, within past 2 months)

  • Current driver’s license or valid photo ID

  • Child’s birth certificate with seal

  • The child’s current physical showing updated physical and immunizations

  • Court papers (if applicable)

  • Previous school records (if applicable) (preschool assessment)

  • Kindergarten Parent Questionnaire

*If you reside with a family member or friend, you must submit a NOTARIZED letter from the homeowner stating you and your child(ren) reside with them at their address. The homeowner will need to provide us with a copy of their mortgage bill, lease, or Town of Pembroke bill.

Please download the Kindergarten Parent Questionnaire while visiting www.Pembroke k12.org and deliver it to HES prior to the screening.

The Kindergarten screening process for the 2021-2022 school year will be held at Hobomock Elementary School on Monday, May 10 & 17,2021. Once your registration is complete a Pick-A-Time link will be emailed to you to schedule a screening time. Screenings last about 1 hour.

We encourage all parents to review the information document and complete the enrollment and screening process, including parents not sure at this time whether they want to enroll their child in Pembroke Public Schools for the fall of 2021. Because enrollment and staff requirements are closely related, we would appreciate an email to Andrea.Logan@pembrokek12.org if you elect not to send your child after completing the registration by June 1, 2021. Children who will be attending private/parochial schools in the fall are also encouraged to participate in the Kindergarten screening process. If you are certain that your child will not attend Hobomock Elementary School, please email Andrea.Logan@pembrokek12.org by May 1, 2021.


Michael Murphy


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A Curriculum Tour of Our School

How do five-year-olds learn?

  • Active, hands-on learning
  • Interactions with peers
  • Enjoy exploration and free-choice time
  • High levels of imagination
  • Benefit from repetition of information
  • Learn from modeling and practice
  • Need clear expectations and consistency

How is the social, emotional, and physical development addressed?

  • Meeting or circle time
  • Free-choice time
  • Snack time
  • Music, art, library, physical education
  • School psychologist

What is the literacy emphasis?

  • Whole and small group work
  • Shared, independent, and guided learning opportunities
  • Lots of reading materials at your child’s level
  • Leveled books to go home
  • Sounds, letters, writing
  • Teacher assessments and individualized support
  • Read alouds
  • Partner reading
  • Literature conversations

What is the Math emphasis?

  • enVision math materials to support curriculum
  • Spiralling repetition of skills and concepts
  • Homelinks to practice at home
  • Numeral writing, counting, patternsGraphs, problem-solving games

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Books about Starting School

Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten

By Joseph Slate

It’s the first day of kindergarten and Miss Bindergarten is hard at work getting the classroom ready for her 26 new students. Meanwhile, Adam Krupp wakes up, Brenda Heath brushes her teeth, and Christopher Beaker finds his sneaker. Miss Bindergarten puts the finishing touches on the room just in time, and the students arrive. Now the fun can begin!

Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes

Wemberly worried about everything. Big things. Little things. And things in between. Then it was time for school to start. And Wemberly worried even more.

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him.

The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing

It’s the first day of school! Join the kids as they prepare for kindergarten, packing school supplies, posing for pictures, and the hardest part of all - saying good-bye to Mom and Dad. But maybe it won’t be so hard once they discover just how much fun kindergarten really is!

My Teacher’s My Friend by P.K. Hallinan

A boy describes his various activities at school and explains how his teacher is both his leader and his friend.

My First Day of School by P.K. Hallinan

On the first day of kindergarten, a child finds out about name tags, safety, manners, bathrooms, snacks, games, and more.

First Day Jitters by Julie Dannenberg

Sarah asks herself the usual first-day-at-a-new-school questions: Will they like me? Will I make friends? That is, until she builds up enough courage to face her fears and hit the halls. Everyone will relate to Sarah’s feelings and laugh out loud when they find that Sarah is the new teacher at the school.

First Day, Hooray! by Nancy Poydar

Ivy nervously faces the first day of school. Little does she know that her teacher, principal, and bus driver are anxious, too.

Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come! by Nancy Carlson

The first day of kindergarten is finally here, and Henry can’t wait to paint pictures, sing songs, and practice counting. When he gets to school, though, he’s not so sure he’s ready for kindergarten. But before long, Henry discovers that the only thing he’s not ready for is how much fun he’s going to have at school!

When You Go to Kindergarten by James Howe

“An excellent book for introducing the kindergarten experience.” – Booklist

“For all those normal fears and questions, this book has the answers, and gets them right.” - Publisher’s Weekly

Don’t Eat the Teacher by Nick Ward

It’s Sammy the shark’s first day of school, and he’s very excited. But when Sammy gets excited, he bites things! Can he get through the day without causing too much trouble?


Online Forms

English: Click here to register for kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year.

Formulários Online-Portuguese: Clique aqui para se inscrever no jardim de infância para o ano letivo de 2021-2022.

Instructions: For Step by step instructions for the online forms, click here.

Kindergarten Registration Process:

Click here for an overview of the kindergarten registration process.

Please Note: Information regarding Kindergarten Screenings will be provided by your main office once your registration process is complete.

Broadcast Email and Alerts

Stay connected to Hobomock happenings!

Once you have finalized your child’s registration in PowerSchool you will automatically be signed up to receive Broadcast emails. If you are interested in receiving Broadcast emails for community events or being added to the Town of Pembroke Emergency Message List, please go to our website www.pembrokek12.org and under Community click on Broadcast emails. Please follow the directions provided to receive additional notifications.

Broadcast email is the communication tool used by Pembroke Public Schools to keep families up to date on events happening in their school and community.

We look forward to our year together and to the amazing growth your child will make in the 2021-2022 school year!