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Welcome Kindergarten Information Night. People to Know. Judith Goodwin- Principal Vadette Goulet – Office Manager Noel Wiley – Attendance/Health Terry Eichel and Brian Dodson (Kindergarten 2014-2015) Emily Roberts and Patty Osborne (1 st grade 2014-2015)

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Kindergarten Information


people to know
People to Know
  • Judith Goodwin- Principal
  • Vadette Goulet – Office Manager
  • Noel Wiley – Attendance/Health
  • Terry Eichel and Brian Dodson (Kindergarten 2014-2015)
  • Emily Roberts and Patty Osborne (1st grade 2014-2015)

Maya Lin Office(510) 748-4007

maya lin school
Maya Lin School

Tonight’s Agenda

Magnet School Overview

K/1 Program

Kindergarten Schedule

Preparing for Kindergarten

Enrollment Procedures

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Maya Lin School
  • K-5 School
  • Arts Integration- Inquiry Learning
  • Looping
  • Class size 25 to 1 K-5th Grade
  • Spanish Instruction
  • After School Programs
  • School Counseling
  • Strong PTA program
  • Arts Instruction
arts integration and inquiry learning
Arts Integration and Inquiry Learning

Arts integrated, inquiry-based teaching and learning allows students the structure to explore beyond the standards based foundation delivered through direct instruction. This fosters creative thinking, engaged learners and the ability to demonstrate understanding through multiple modalities.

k 1 program
K/1 Program
  • Looping
  • Readers’ Workshop
  • Writers’ Workshop
  • Math with Manipulatives
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Centers
  • Exploration
  • Spanish Instruction
  • Music
  • Media Center/Computer Lab
  • Motor Fitness
  • MOCHA Art Instruction
  • School Garden
first grade advantages of the k 1 loop
First GradeAdvantages of the K-1 Loop
  • Knowledge of Students


-Social Emotional

  • Established relationships with children and families
  • Routines and Rituals in place
  • Student ownership of behavior expectations
kindergarten schedule
Kindergarten Schedule

First three weeks of school

8:20 – 10:25 class time

10:25 – 10:35 recess

10:35 – 11:40 class time

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

8:20 – 10:25 class time

10:25 – 10:35 recess

10:35– 11:55 class time

11:55 – 12:40 lunch

*12:40 – 1:50 class time


12:40 – 1:25 Class time

getting ready for kindergarten
Getting Ready for Kindergarten
  • Putting things away
  • Learning to follow directions
  • Doing simple chores
  • Getting along with others
  • Sharing
  • Sticking to a schedule
  • Dressing self, including shoes
  • Encouraging independence
share in your child s learning
Share in your Child’s Learning
  • Read to your child every day
  • Teach them to write their first name
  • Practice letters
  • Practice numbers
  • Teach your child colorsand shapes
  • Engage your child in conversations
maya lin school kindergarten tour dates
Maya Lin SchoolKindergarten Tour Dates

Tuesday, December 4

Thursday, December 12

9:00 – 10:00am

prepare for kindergarten round up
Prepare for Kindergarten Round-Up

Identify your neighborhood elementary school. Refer to the district’s website Click on the enrollment tab on the right hand side on the screen, click on “identify your neighborhood school” and enter your address. Your neighborhood school will appear. If you have questions, call 337-7072.

Pick up a Kindergarten Enrollment Packet at Kindergarten Information Night or at your neighborhood school.

Read your forms and your packet handouts carefully, particularly the “Frequently Asked Questions about Kindergarten Enrollment.”

Sign up for a kindergarten tour at your neighborhood school

between now and kindergarten round up
Between now and Kindergarten Round-Up…

- Complete your online enrollment

  • Make your online appointment for the Kindergarten Round-Up period starting January 21 and ending February 3.
  • Check to make sure your student meets the immunizations requirements for pre- enrollment.
  • Use the folder provided to you to collect all the paperwork needed for kindergarten enrollment including:
      • Birth certificate
      • Immunization record
      • Proof of residency
      • (ie., rental agreement or tax bill and an Alameda Power bill)
      • Printout of your online enrollment paperwork
  • Attend a Kindergarten Roundtable Workshop
kindergarten roundtable workshops
Kindergarten Roundtable Workshops

January 9th - Otis Elementary School from 6:30 – 7:30 pm

January 15th-Ruby Bridges Elementary School from 6:30 – 7:30 pm

January 16th – Lum Elementary School from 6:30 – 7:30 pm


Kindergarten readiness

Transitional Kindergarten

Understanding educational terms like API, AYP, PI

The enrollment process

Immunization records and physical requirements

How the Kindergarten Round-Up works

The Intra-District transfer process

Open Enrollment and Magnet schools

After school care options

Family involvement

Attendance/School Culture/Communication

Kindergarten Enrollment Round-Up Will Take Place the Weeks of…Tuesday, January 21st through Monday, February 3rd, 2014
  • Families should go online to and follow the directions for online enrollment
  • Make an online appointment for enrollment during the round-up period
  • Enrollments should last no longer than 15 minutes if all the paperwork is complete
  • Bring all the paperwork to the District Office located at 2060 Challenger Drive at the time of your appointment
  • Appointments will be taken Monday – Friday between the hours of

7:30 am – 6:30 pm

  • At your appointment, complete an open Enrollment Application requesting Maya Lin School
transitional kindergarten program
Transitional Kindergarten Program

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is a 2-year kindergarten program.

TK is offered at Earhart, Haight, and Paden.

If TK is not offered at your neighborhood school, all efforts will be made to place your child in a TK class close to your neighborhood school.

For Kindergarten year, TK students will attend Kindergarten at their neighborhood school.

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Transitional Kindergarten Program

Enroll following the Kindergarten Enrollment Process outlined tonight and included in your folder.

If you have any questions or need assistance please call Student Services at 337-7072.

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Transitional Kindergarten Program
  • TK Tours are :
    • Earhart 12/4, 9:00 – 10:00
    • Haight 12/17, 9:00 – 10:00 & 1/14, 9:00- 10:00
    • Paden 12/12, 9:00 – 10:00 & 1/14, 9:00 – 10:00