• MonSep16 Creative Play Center opens FCC
    • MonSep16 ECFE Classes begin FCC
    • TueSep17 School Board Meeting 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMFCC
    • WedSep18 Fridley Schools Foundation Fall Walk 4:00 PMFHS Football Field
    • TueSep24 IB Parent Night for Fridley Preschool 5:30 PMFCC

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.



School districts rely on state and local funding to support and maintain their schools. On November 5, 2019, Fridley Public Schools will ask its community to approve an operational referendum. Funds from operational levies are used to support academic programs for students, staffing and student support services such as social emotional learning and mental health services.

Fridley Public Schools would like to thank Passion Church for its $5,000 donation to the Fridley Nutritional Services department. These funds will be used to pay off outstanding lunch balances for families whose children's lunch accounts have accrued debt.

Continuing their tradition of supporting education, the Fridley Lions Club donated Target gift cards to every elementary school teacher in the Fridley school district on August 29, 2019.

Superintendent Dr. Kim Hiel welcomed over 400 educators back for the 2019-20 school year at the annual Opening Workshop on August 26, 2019. The district recognized several employees including the Teachers of Excellence, 25 Years of Service recipients and Employee of the Year.

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