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Georgia Pre-kindergarten Week logoGeorgia Pre-Kindergarten Week is October 2 -6, and Bulloch County Schools' pre-k faculty and students look forward to celebrating the 25th year of this early learning program in our state.

 

"It’s an opportunity to showcase the program's success, increase awareness and strengthen community support for our youngest learners," said Dr. Yvette Ledford, director of the school system's pre-k program

 

The school system’s Pre-K sites are set to welcome parents, special guests and elected officials into their classrooms during the first week of October. In its seventh year, Georgia Pre-K Week showcases the state-funded pre-kindergarten program which was started in 1992, and heralded as a national model. Since that time more than 1.5 million students have been served statewide.

 

Legislators Support Pre-Kindergarten

Celebrity readers including more than 100 legislators statewide will visit Pre-kindergarten centers in their districts to read to children, meet with teachers, tour Pre-K classrooms and observe learning. Local legislators, like Rep. Jan Tankersley, have made reading to students during Pre-K Week an annual tradition. This year’s state-adopted book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. This book uses vivid illustrations and sequence to teach the life cycle of a butterfly.

 

Pre-K Week Classroom Activities

Classrooms will incorporate book-themed activities each day during Pre-K Week. Below you will find a schedule of events: 

  • Make-It Monday-Making new creations with art, math, and language
  • Taste It Tuesday-Encouraging students to taste different foods
  • Wellness Wednesday-Promoting wellness with healthy nutrition & fitness habits
  • Think About It Thursday-Using critical thinking skills to solve problems

Family First Friday on October 6

Families are invited to visit pre-k classrooms during a designated time during the school day. Contact your school for details.  

 

Families are also invited to visit the Averitt Center for the Arts’ third-floor Youth Gallery in downtown Statesboro where pre-kindergarten students’ artwork will be exhibited throughout the month of October. The exhibit will open during Main Street Statesboro’s First Friday event from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 6. Pre-K faculty will be present to greet guests.

 

Bulloch County Schools’ Pre-Kindergarten Program

Bulloch County Schools has 19 pre-k classes located at 12 sites on the district's elementary and high school campuses. The classes serve a total of 416 students. Bulloch County Schools also serves special needs students through its Preschool Intervention Program. The school system has 38 pre-k teachers and assistant teachers. Principals and assistant principals serve as site directors at their campuses, and Dr. Yvette Ledford at the central office is the program's project director.

 

History of Georgia Pre-K Week

Georgia Pre-K Week is organized by Voices for Georgia’s Children and endorsed by Bright from the Start, Georgia's Department for Early Care and Learning (DECAL). Synovus and Georgia Power Company are corporate sponsors for the statewide event. Established in 2003, Voices for Georgia's Children is a nonprofit child policy and advocacy organization that envisions a Georgia where children are safe, healthy, educated, employable, and connected to their family and community. Their mission is to be a powerful, unifying voice for a public agenda that ensures the wellbeing of all of Georgia’s children.

 
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Posted by: Hayley Greene
Published: 9/15/17




Audience: Homepage, News Archive, News/Data and Pre-Kindergarten Program

Prekindergarten and Kindergarten RegistrationBulloch County Schools has set dates to register its youngest students for the 2017 - 2018 school year.

 

Pre-Kindergarten Registration is March 1 - 24. For more information visit www. bullochschools.org/prekindergarten.

 

Kindergarten Registration is May 1 -5. For more information visit www.bullochschools.org/kindergarten.

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Posted by: Hayley Greene
Published: 12/9/16




Audience: Homepage, News Archive, News/Data and Pre-Kindergarten Program

Pre-Kindergarten ClassGeorgia Pre-Kindergarten Week is October 3 -7, and Bulloch County Schools' pre-k  faculty are welcoming parents, special guests and elected officials into their classrooms. "It's an opportunity for us to showcase the program's success, increase stakeholder awareness and strengthen community support for young learners," said Dr. Yvette Ledford, director of the district's pre-k program.

 

In its sixth year, Georgia Pre-K Week is a celebration of early learning and the quality education programs for our state's youngest students. The week-long series of events supports the 24th anniversary of the state’s nationally recognized pre-k program.  Local highlights in Bulloch County Schools include themed activities, celebrity readers and a special exhibit of pre-k students' artwork at the Averitt Center for the Arts.

 

The week’s festivities begin Monday, October 3 with school visits from corporate sponsor Georgia Power and Rep. Jan Tankersley. Georgia Power representatives will read to Sallie Zetterower Elementary School's pre-k classes at 10:15. Rep. Tankersley will read to Brooklet Elementary School's pre-k class at 9:30 and Mill Creek Elementary School’s pre-k classes at 11:00. She will also visit Southeast Bulloch High School’s pre-k class on Wednesday, October 5, at 10:00.

 

Rep. Tankersley will read the state-adopted book, "Rainbow Fish," by Marcus Pfister. Tankersley has made reading to students during Pre-K Week an annual tradition. She and more than 100 legislators statewide have committed to visit Pre-k centers in their districts to read to students, meet with instructors, tour the facilities and observe students learning. 

 

New this year in Bulloch County is an exhibit of pre-k students' artwork at the Averitt Center for the Arts. Families are invited to visit the Averitt Center's third-floor Multipurpose Gallery during the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority's First Friday event Friday, October 7, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Pre-K teachers and directors will be present to help celebrate the students’ artwork. 

 

The school system invites legislators, local elected officials, community leaders and the Board of Education to visit its pre-k sites during this week. Bulloch County Schools has 19 pre-k classes located at 12 sites on the district's elementary and high school campuses. The classes serve a total of 416 students. Bulloch County Schools also serves special needs students through its Pre-K Disabilities Program. The school system has 38 pre-k teachers and assistant teachers. Principals serve as site directors at their campuses, and Dr. Yvette Ledford at the central office is the program's project director.

 

Georgia Pre-K Week is organized by Voices for Georgia’s Children and endorsed by Bright from the Start, Georgia's Department for Early Care and Learning (DECAL). Synovus and Georgia Power Company are corporate sponsors for the statewide event. 

 

Established in 2003, Voices for Georgia's Children is a nonprofit child policy and advocacy organization that envisions a Georgia where children are safe, healthy, educated, employable, and connected to their family and community. Their mission is to be a powerful, unifying voice for a public agenda that ensures the wellbeing of all  Georgia’s children.

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Posted by: Hayley Greene
Published: 9/29/16