Move Up Day for K! June 2nd

Ophir Elementary invites all incoming Kindergartners!

Why have a MOVE UP DAY?

In collaboration with Morning Star, Discovery Academy, and the community at large, Ophir Elementary is planning a day to provide all incoming Kindergarten students (2021-2022 school year) with an opportunity to visit our school.

The goal of the day is to create a sense of excitement for the newest members of our school community while helping to alleviate some of the anxiety or fear they may have about their big transition. Activities include meeting the principal and teachers as well as classroom and school tours.



4:00PM-4:45 Arrival.

Incoming kindergarten students + their families arrive at the school any time during the 45-minute window.

Anticipate spending around 10 minutes touring the school.

The number of families allowed in the building at one time will be limited to ensure distancing. It may be necessary to wait outside for your turn. When inside, please be cognizant that others are waiting their turn and limit your touring time to 10 minutes.

Masks are required for all children 5 and older as well as adults.

Once in the building you will receive a brochure and have a self-led tour:

  • Meet the principal
  • Meet the Kindergarten teachers Ms. Ash + Ms. Saidizand
  • Tour the Kindergarten classroom + pick up your summer fun packet
  • School tour

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Please RSVP to Brittany Shirley no later than May 27th using the form below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out via email

Parents, Please Note: The focus of this day is on our incoming students gaining an awareness of their new school and making connections with staff. This is a student-centered day. Parents will have the opportunity on the first two days of school (August 30 & 31, 2021) to have an individual conference with their child's teacher and to ask specific questions at that time.

Helpful Information for Parents of Incoming Kindergarteners

12 Ways to Help a Child Transition Into Kindergarten

Transitioning to Kindergarten

10 Kindergarten Readiness Skills

Read Alouds that you can check out from our school library to help your child prepare for K:
Mrs. Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten. Joseph Slate, Ashley Wolff.
The Night Before Kindergarten. Natasha Wing, Julie Durrell.
Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come! Nancy Carlson.

Kindergarten Rocks! Katie Davis

On the First Day of Kindergarten. Tish Rabe

Countdown to Kindergarten. Alison McGhee

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