An informational meeting for the parents of 2019-2020 Wells-Ogunquit Kindergarten/Begindergarten children will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28 in the Wells Elementary School cafeteria. FILE PHOTO

WELLS — Registration will be conducted during the month of March for the Wells-Ogunquit Central School District’s Kindergarten/Begindergarten and Parent Information Night.

Children who will be age 5 on or before Oct. 15 will be eligible to register.

Parents are asked to visit bit.ly/weskinder for information about Kindergarten and to obtain the necessary forms to complete the registration process.

Once the forms and necessary documents have been prepared, they can be dropped off at the Wells Elementary School office throughout March. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Forms may also be picked up in person at the school, or by calling and requesting them by mail at 646-5953.

Begindergarten is a special “young fives” program designed for students whose fifth birthdays are in the summer or fall and who would benefit from an extra growth year before attending full-day Kindergarten.

Students in Begindergarten classes typically receive instruction in language arts (pre-reading/reading), science, math, and social studies. They also may take part in specials classes such as music, art, world languages and physical education.

The students also may have access to smart board technology to enhance learning and play is an important part of each class day allowing students to further develop friendship and social skills.

Kindergarten instruction typically focuses on student development in representing and comparing whole numbers and describing shapes and space. Students also acquire early educational skills so that they’re ready and excited about transitioning to first grade.

For the registration process, parents will need an original copy of a child’s birth certificate, a record of the child’s most current immunizations, proof of residency within the last 30 days (utility bill, tax bill, lease, bill of sale) and any necessary legal documentation related to the student.

An informational meeting for the parents of 2019-2020 Wells-Ogunquit Kindergarten/Begindergarten children will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the Wells Elementary School cafeteria.

Childcare is not available at the informational meeting.

Wells Elementary School is at 276 Sanford Road in Wells.

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