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Published July 28. 2011 05:01PM

Kindergarten Orientation

The Northern Lehigh School District, in conjunction with the Northern Lehigh PTO, will hold its annual kindergarten orientation on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m. at Peters Elementary School. Kindergarten students and their parents are encouraged to attend. Invitations will be mailed to all families who have registered a child for kindergarten for the 2011-2012 school year.

Parents will meet their child's teacher who will explain kindergarten activities and curriculum. In addition, parents will assemble with the principal to review school procedures and policies. A PTO representative will explain the role of the organization in the elementary program.

Not only will kindergarten students meet their teacher and their classmates, they will also experience their first school bus ride. The children will be instructed on safety and proper behavior when riding the bus.

The kindergarten orientation is a special opportunity for children to become acquainted with the school, their teacher, and their classmates before school begins. Attending the orientation encourages students to feel more comfortable about school and to ease not only their apprehension, but their parents' concerns too.

Parents of kindergarten students who do not receive an invitation to the orientation by Aug. 10, should contact Peters Elementary School at (610) 767-9827. Only students registered for kindergarten will receive invitations. Parents who have not yet registered eligible children should call the school as soon as possible to make arrangements for registration. Students must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2011, to be eligible for entrance into kindergarten.

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