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School district sets kindergarten info night for Jan. 22

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The Sonoma Valley Unified School District and the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation are hosting Kindergarten Information Night 2014 Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Altimira Middle School, 17805 Arnold Drive.

All parents of preschool aged children are welcome to attend this informative and valuable presentation on Sonoma Valley’s public schools, and to enjoy the opportunity to mix and mingle with other parents, educators, and students.

“Kindergarten Night is a wonderful opportunity that provides parents with information about the Sonoma Valley public schools and creates that important first touch with parents,” said school Superintendent Louann Carlomagno. “And just as important, this event is designed to provide valuable information on the successful SVUSD kindergarten model aimed at meeting the needs of each child in a safe, nurturing and inspiring academic environment.”

To help make the Kindergarten Information Night event accessible for all parents, childcare will be provided.

From 6 to 7 p.m. there will be a presentation in English, from 7 to 7:30 p.m. there’s an opportunity to mingle with the elementary school principals, teachers, students, and other prospective parents. Light appetizers by the Sonoma Valley High School culinary program and performance by El Verano Glee, and then from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., the presentation will be in Spanish.

Kindergarten Registration Night will follow on Feb. 5. Contact Maite Iturri with any questions at 935-6050.

Since 1993, the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation has raised more than $6 million for the public schools of Sonoma Valley.

The purpose of the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation is to fund programs that help the Sonoma Valley Unified School District make sure every student graduates well prepared for college, career and civic responsibility. Among the programs the foundation currently supports are Preschool for All, Third Grade Reading Academy, El Sistema Music, Exploratorium Science, Visual Thinking Strategies, The Teacher Support Network, and the district wide School Garden Program.

Visit the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation online at svgreatschools.org or contact Laura Zimmerman at 935-9566.