Winton Woods City Schools is again offering its popular Jumpstart Orientation this summer for preschool and kindergarten students. The Jumpstart program is designed to help lessen the anxiety of the first day of school and is aimed at both students and their families. The optional one-day program will take place on Friday, August 9, from 9:00 to 11:45 a.m. at Winton Woods Primary North in Greenhills and Winton Woods Primary South in Springfield Township.
At the orientation, students learn about their classroom, teacher, school and what learning is like in preschool or kindergarten. “Our goal is to always prepare our students for success,” said Corina Denny, community engagement coordinator for the district. “By providing this opportunity, parents and students can build relationships and get connected to our Warrior Family before the school year begins.”
Parents attending the orientation will have the opportunity to ride the bus and meet their school’s staff. Stations that will be set up include enrollment, food service, parent-teacher association (PTA), Latino tutoring information, school health services, transportation, student services, technology, and in conjunction with teaching and learning.
This year’s event was funded by a grant from United Way’s Success by 6. Winton Woods Primary North, which serves students from preschool to second grade, is located at 73 Junefield Avenue in Greenhills. Winton Woods Primary South, which serves students from kindergarten to second grade, is located at 825 Lakeridge Road in Springfield Township. For more information, go to http://www.wintonwoods.org/Content2/jumpstart.
PHOTO CAPTION: Winton Woods Primary North Principal Kevin Jones greets kindergartener Carrissa Wright and her father Rodni Wright at last year’s Jumpstart School Orientation. Photo by Drew Jackson.