• WedMay22 Creative Play Center ends
    • WedMay22 Early Childhood Screening 10:00 AM to 5:00 PMFCC
    • WedMay22 FHS Vocal Pops Concert 7:00 PMFHS Auditorium
    • ThuMay23 Creative Play Center ends
    • ThuMay23 Early Childhood Screening 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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.




Congratulations to Coach Jim MacDonald who will officially be inducted into the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame! Honorees are individuals who have made significant lifetime contributions to coaching basketball.

In an opportunity to share their cultural identity with peers, Fridley High School (FHS) student group TIGERS United hosted Culture Week during the week of April 29 to May 3, 2019.

The creative works and accomplishments of Fridley Public Schools students were showcased and celebrated at the annual Fridley Fine Arts Festival (FFAF) on May 4, 2019.

To recognize and honor Fridley Public Schools volunteers, the district hosted its eighth annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on May 9, 2019 at the Fridley Community Center.

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