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The First Day of BPS Kindergarten is September 10, 2015

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Countdown to Kindergarten makes registering your child for kindergarten in the Boston Public Schools (BPS) clear and simple! The easy to follow Countdown 5-4-3-2-1 Steps will guide you through the year-long process of visting and selecting schools, registering for school, meeting your assigned school, getting ready for school over the summer, and starting school in the fall. We also connect you to many fun social and learning activities and resources that you can share with your child to help him or her get ready to thrive in school. Remember, you are your child’s first teacher!

Countdown to Kindergarten offers you a range of informative materials to help you make your child’s kindergarten experience a successful one!

You can access our materials a number of convenient ways including:

  1. Downloading from the ‘Your Materials Library’
  2. Downloading from ‘PDF Materials’ in 'Quick Links'
  3. Have them mailed to you by clicking on ‘Request Info’ and completing the form

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Lets party you are going to Kindergarten!

We are getting ready to Party with our BPS Kindergartners!!!!

Monday, August 31st, 2015, 4:30-7:30 at the Boston Children’s Museum.

The " I'm going to Kindergarten" t-shirts are available at your local libraries. Please bring your t-shirt post card to pick your shirt or proof of BPS kindergarten registration.

YOU'RE INVITED!

Countdown to Kindergarten’s 16th Annual Citywide Kindergarten Celebration

FREE for all new kindergartners and their families.
Boston Children’s Museum
August 31st, 2015 4:30-7:30 PM.  It is the most important event in the city for our Kindergartners! 

Please join us.

Free parking at the Stilling Street Garage. Please bring your parking pass with you to stamp and get parking coupon.

Free Transportation is available from Ruggles, Forest Hills, Ashmont, and Maverick Station.  Buses start boarding at 3:45pm.

Please call 617-635-6816 if you have any questions

DON'T MISS!

Kindergarten Days Parties

Boston Public Schools’ invites new kindergartners, along with their parents or providers, to attend a Kindergarten Days Party being held near you. See our flyer or Special Events Calendar for list of locations and times Coming in June 2015).

First Day of Kindergarten for most BPS schools is September 14, 2015. Some Pilot or Innovation Schools may have an earlier date.  You will receive notice from these schools directly.

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