• MonJan20 NO SCHOOL - Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    • MonJan20 Tiger Club closed
    • TueJan21 School Board Meeting 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    • MonJan27 ECFE classes, Creative Play Center closed
    • MonJan27 NO SCHOOL

PREPARING FOR KINDERGARTEN

‘Kindergarten Readiness’ is a term often used when talking about entering kindergarten.  Our 3- and 4-year-old preschool programs are designed to provide your child with the necessary learning experiences to be ready for kindergarten. Utilizing an approach that aligns with our district’s International Baccalaureate program, your child will participate in learning that will enrich his or her educational journey. As your child progresses through our preschool program, these indicators will be used to ensure a successful transition into kindergarten and beyond.

Social Behavior

  • Participates in group activities
  • Interacts easily with a familiar adult
  • Keeps hands and feet to self
  • Moves through routines and transitions smoothly
  • Plays or works cooperatively with peers
  • Takes turns

Reading / Writing / Math 

  • Begins to recognize letters and sounds
  • Counts objects to 5
  • Counts to 10 or higher
  • Identifies colors and shapes
  • Prints name (uses lower case letters)
  • Has experience with writing tools (pencils, crayons, etc.)

Listening and Speaking 

  • Uses words to communicate needs and wants
  • Listens to stories for 5-10 minutes without restlessness
  • Follows two-step directions
  • Recalls stories and events

Fine / Gross Motor

  • Cuts on line or patterns
  • Can run, jump, hop, and march

Self-Help Skills

  • Takes care of bathroom needs independently
  • Organizes his/her belongings
  • Shows progress toward tying shoes, zipping, buttoning, etc.



• All Fridley Public Schools after school activities are cancelled today, Friday, January 17.
• Afternoon (PM) Preschool is also cancelled.
• Middle School and High School students will be dismissed 30 minutes early to give buses extra time to pick up elementary school students.
• Elementary school students will be dismissed at their regular dismissal time.
• Tiger Club will remain open, and we encourage our families to pick up their children as soon as they possibly can.
Congratulations to our IB Diploma candidates, who were honored at the Silver Platter Breakfast Celebration on December 19, 2019. The seniors, who are enrolled in the full IB DP, presented their Extended Essays, which is a culminating research project for those pursuing the diploma.

Congratulations to the Fridley High School cast and crew of this fall's musical production, 'Guys and Dolls: A Musical Fable of Broadway,' which earned numerous Outstanding Overall and Individual Hennepin Theatre Trust Spotlight Education awards!

Congratulations to Fridley Public Schools December 2019 Employee of the Month, Matthew Webber! Matthew is in his third year as the Technology Assistant at Fridley Middle School.

The Fridley Alumni Choir hosted its Holiday Concert on December 8, 2019 in the Fridley District Auditorium. The annual event raises money to fund scholarships for graduating Fridley High School seniors who plan to pursue the fine arts in college.

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