Attendance Way Up at Preschool Palooza as New Pre-K Roundup Application Process Begins This Week
- January 24, 2012
More than 500 people, almost triple the amount last year, attended this year’s Preschool Palooza at Cortana Mall Saturday, January 21, to visit booths for internal and external early childhood services, allow young children fun with hands-on learning activities and entertainment and learn more about the East Baton Rouge Parish School System’s new Pre-K application process that began yesterday, January 23.
Zaria Blakes, age 3 (pictured, left), took a moment during the Palooza Saturday to learn about shapes at an activity station. Helping her sort the squares and circles by color and shape was Esther Lewis of Southdowns Pre-K Center (right).
The new application process is easier for parents and reduces the need for long lines and waiting at elementary schools. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this week, through 27, the Pre-K Roundup Application Period will be held for those interested in their children attending a public school pre-K program in the 2012-2013 school year.
Interested parents can get applications at their school of preference OR by visiting www.ebrschools.org. Completed applications only will be accepted at a parent’s school of preference during the designated hours this week. A completed application packet must contain a copy of the original birth certificate, a copy of the Social Security card, an updated shot record, two proofs of residency in the School System’s attendance area and a copy of a current, valid piece of personal identification.
Parents will receive acceptance and non-acceptance notifications in the mail with instructions February 13-17. If needed, they will participate in a second application period that begins February 20, and continues until all available spaces have been filled. For more information, call (225) 355-6197.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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