Tag Archives: Kindergarten

Discover the International School of Los Angeles at Pasadena

Considering a bilingual program for your child? Ever wondered how preschoolers can learn two languages at the same time? Wonder no more!

Come and meet the International School of Los Angeles community and find out what a French-English bilingual curriculum looks like.

The Discover the International School of Los Angeles event on Saturday, October 26 from 9:30am-11:30am offers families an opportunity to meet the Campus Director, teachers, students, and parents, and to learn more about the School’s unique programs and nurturing community.

For free registration, please visit https://ps-discover-lila.eventbrite.com/.

Discover the International School of Los Angeles at West Valley

Considering a bilingual program for your child? Ever wondered how preschoolers can learn two languages at the same time? Wonder no more!

Come and meet the International School of Los Angeles community and find out what a French-English bilingual curriculum looks like.

The Discover the International School of Los Angeles event on Saturday, October 26 from 9:30am-11:30am offers families an opportunity to meet the Campus Director, teachers, students, and parents, and to learn more about the School’s unique programs and nurturing community.

For free registration, please visit https://wv-discover-lila.eventbrite.com/.

Spanish Immersion, Transitional And Traditional Kindergarten Programs Discussed At Upcoming Parent Meeting

Burbank Unified School District holds its annual Kindergarten Parent Meeting on Thursday, January 23, at the Burbank Adult School auditorium. Dr. Tom Kissinger, Director of Elementary Education for the district, will present hourly programs throughout the day in English, Armenian and Spanish. The meeting will cover a range of information about the district’s Traditional Kindergarten program, as well as the Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Spanish Immersion Kindergarten classes.

The same program will be presented hourly as follows: 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. English, 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Spanish, 11:00 to 12:00 p.m. English, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Spanish, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Armenian, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. English and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Spanish.

The Spanish Immersion Kindergarten program, held at the Disney Elementary site, debuted for the 2013-14 school year and feedback has been very positive. District officials are considering the possibility of adding an additional Spanish Immersion Kindergarten class in the coming school year. In Kindergarten, 80% of the teaching is in Spanish and 20% in English.

The class reaches 50% Spanish and 50% English instruction by fourth grade. BUSD encourages more native Spanish-speakers to apply for the Spanish Immersion Kindergarten, as Language Arts is taught in English and the English Language Learners program is available for those children requiring more English language development. An additional meeting focusing on the Spanish Immersion program will be held on February 10 and 11 at the district office.

District officials are considering a plan to add more elementary teachers to reduce class sizes in grades K-3 in the coming years. Currently, the Kindergarten class size is 28 children to one teacher, but BUSD is discussing measures to make that ratio 26:1 for the 2014-2015 school year.

Enrollment for the 2014-15 Kindergarten program begins February 3. The Burbank Adult School is located at 3811 Allan Avenue, near Hollywood Way. More information can be found on the district’s website at http://www.burbankusd.org/.

 

St. Roberts Kindergarten Sings for the Season

It is officially the Christmas season and St. Robert Bellarmine School’s transitional-kindergarten and kindergarten students started out the Christmas season through song.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

On Monday, December 2, at St. Eleanor’s Hall at Bellarmine-Jefferson High School was filled with students and parents listening intently to the voices of the young elementary school students. Some of the performers were as young as four years old in the transitional-kindergarten class.

Age definitely didn’t hold these students back.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Each line was memorized, correct staging positions were found, and the songs were beautifully rehearsed. The stunning stage was stage was hand crafted by the parents which depicted a beautiful manager in Bethlehem. In front of the stage, twelve angels were displayed to honor the victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The parents cheered with great joy as the students yelled out in unison Merry Christmas at the end of the show.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Orientation to be Held

The 2013/2014 orientation meetings for Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten will be held in the Burbank Adult School auditorium on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. The same
presentation will be offered at 7:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 6:30 p.m., in order to accommodate the schedules of parents and family members.

Each session, which will be hosted by Dr. Tom Kissinger, Burbank Unified School District’s Director of Elementary Education, will cover all areas of interest to parents of incoming students. Specific topics will include: how to enroll, what can be done to prepare your child for the kindergarten year, arranging tours at the different schools, and the curriculum that is covered during the kindergarten year. “This event is a must for parents of our incoming kindergarten and transition classes,” says Kissinger. “We really take the time to answer everyone’s questions, and help them feel comfortable about the upcoming year.”

The presentations will also be attended by site principals and teachers, as well as representatives from parent organizations and the Board of Education. The Director of Special Education will also be in attendance to answer any questions parents may have about accommodations for students with special needs.

The Burbank Adult School is located at 3811 Allan Avenue, Burbank, CA 91505. For more information about this event, please contact Teri Smith, Administrative Secretary in the BUSD Instructional Services Department. She can be reached at: (818) 729-4401.

You can also contact Dr. Kissinger directly at tomkissinger@burbankusd.org