In our ongoing effort to ensure that children in Durham County are prepared for success in school, Durham’s Partnership for Children, in collaboration with Durham Public Schools, is hosting a series of events this spring and summer as part of the Transition to Kindergarten Initiative.
Transition Teams have been created this year in 5 elementary schools: E.K. Powe Elementary, Forest View Elementary, Glenn Elementary, Lakewood Elementary and Y.E. Smith Elementary. The transition teams are comprised of teachers, parents and school administrators, all with the common goal of wanting to make kindergarten an exciting and welcoming place for new students and families in their community.
Children who will be entering Kindergarten in August will attend the events with their families. Participants will learn how to register for kindergarten, meet the school staff, tour the school, and meet future classmates.
We are in need of volunteers to help at these events, and we know you’ll have a great time meeting the children and families and helping them make a smooth transition during this important time! Please click here to view the volunteer opportunities for the Blast Off to Kindergarten Events, and be on the lookout for more opportunities over the next few months.
You can view a list of all of the upcoming Transition to Kindergarten events here. Please contact Wren Davisson (firstname.lastname@example.org, 919.403.6960 ext. 224) if you’d like to learn more about our Transition to Kindergarten Initiative.