Ready, Set.... Kindergarten!

Upcoming Kindergarten Events

Welcome to the Milton Public School’s Class of 2035!

Dear Parent/Guardians,

Kindergarten school assignments went out Tuesday, April 26, 2022 via email. If you have not yet received this information please reach out to Marti O’Keefe McKenna via email at Classroom/Teacher assignments will be sent to families in late August.

We know sending your little one off to Kindergarten can be an exciting time that can also be stressful. We have planned a variety of events to help you and your child(ren) with all the emotions that come with heading off to Kindergarten, not just for the student but for the adults as well. MPS’ Ready, Set…Kindergarten! will have you and your child excited and prepared for this new chapter.

Kindergarten Screening

Our first event, Kindergarten screening of Ready, Set...Kindergarten! will take place at your child’s new school. A separate email will be sent to families with a link to schedule your child's appointment.

Screening dates are as follows:

  • Collicot School - May 19 and 20, 2022
  • Cunningham School - May 16 and 17, 2022
  • Glover School - May 23 and 24, 2022
  • Tucker School - June 2 and 3, 2022

We want to let you know what to expect during your screening visit.

The purpose of Kindergarten screening is to start to get a little information about how your child's readiness skills are beginning to develop. Your child will participate in several "Stations" with various staff. The fun activities staff will do with your child are going to help us take a look at their motor, language and readiness development. We will also ask you to complete a Developmental Questionnaire. The nurse will also be available if you have any questions about your child's health needs.

If your child has trouble completing any of the age appropriate tasks in any of the areas above, we will let you know some enrichment activities you can work on at home.

If you or your child's pediatrician have concerns that your child has any significant delays in his/her development, please make sure you let us know that in your questionnaire.

If your child has worked with Early Intervention, please let us know that as well.

The goal of this experience is to be a fun beginning to kindergarten, so we can get to know your children and be ready for their arrival in September

School based tours, meetings, gatherings

Going to a new school can be a big step for our newest MPS community members. We recognize that and want to provide incoming Kindergarteners and their families an opportunity to visit the school. Be on the lookout as your child's new principal will be sending out a welcome newsletter inviting you to join them at school based tours, meetings and gatherings. It is a great way to help with the new school jitters.

"Getting Ready For Kindergarten" Cafe

"Getting Ready for Kindergarten" Cafe in partnership with the Milton Early Childhood Alliance will be offered to families with children going to Kindergarten in the fall.

  • May 11th @ 7:00pm (via zoom)
Registration is required and can be found at the link below
  • July 12th @ 7:00pm (via zoom)
Registration is required and can be found at the link below

Will your child be attending kindergarten in the fall? Do you wonder if your child is ready academically, socially, emotionally, or developmentally? Then, this parent workshop is for you and is open to all parents/caregivers. We will be sharing many tips and helpful hints to make your child's transition to kindergarten a smooth one. This workshop will be held virtually, via Zoom, from the comfort of your home.

“YODEL FOR A FISH” Children’s Concert

“YODEL FOR A FISH” Children’s Concert Music fun with Wayne Potash June 9, 2022 at Baron Hugo Gazebo at Town Hall 6:00-7:00 PM (Rain Date June 23, 2022). This event is sponsored by the Milton Early Childhood Alliance. Please check their website for any updates and information.

Why not bring your soon-to-be Kindergartener and have them wear their yellow “I’m going to Kindergarten” t-shirt? It’s a great way for them to meet new friends who might be in their class in September!

Summertime Stories

The Milton Public Schools is once again partnering with the Milton Public Library and Milton Early Childhood Alliance to bring some exciting storytime programs for children age birth to 6 years old along with a parent or caregiver. Miss Sara, from the Milton Public Library, will read stories, sing songs, and delight children at four sessions held around town.

  • July 21st and August 18th

Tucker Elementary School Playground, located in the back of the school

  • July 28th and August 4th

Cunningham Park, on the lawn within the fenced area behind Cunningham Hall.

All sessions will begin at 10am. Please bring a blanket to sit on. Registration is not required, but we invite you to sign in upon arrival. Why not bring your soon-to-be Kindergartener and have them wear their yellow “I’m going to Kindergarten” t-shirt? It’s a great way for them to meet new friends who might be in their class in September!

Kindergarten Days!

This event is organized by Milton Early Childhood Alliance. Children wearing their bright yellow "I'm Going To Kindergarten" t-shirt who visit the community sponsors listed below will receive a free gift and discounts. What a great way to thank the sponsors of the t-shirt program.

  • Week of August 28th through September 3rd, 2022

Sponsors include:

  • The Toy Chest at the Nutshell
  • The Fruit Center
  • Mr. Chan's
  • Milton Public LIbrary
  • The Ice Creamsmith
  • Ichiro Sushi
  • Starbucks
  • Mackie's Barber Shop
  • Historic NE Eustis Estate Museum
  • Dental 1
  • Elliott Physical Therapy

Superintendent's Weekly Blog Post

Superintendent Jette's blog posts can be found at this link. If you would like to sign up to receive this weekly school year email, please click this link.

District Calendar

Please note the first day of Kindergarten will be Tuesday, September 6, 2022. This calendar is intended as a guide ONLY. It may be necessary to change this schedule to better serve instructional purposes