• MonNov18 Stevenson Conferences 4:00 PM to 8:00 PMRLS
    • TueNov19 School Board Meeting 5:30 PM to 8:30 PMFCC
    • MonNov25 ECFE classes, Creative Play Center closed
    • MonNov25 Early Childhood Screening 10:00 AM to 5:00 PMFCC
    • TueNov26 ECFE classes, Creative Play Center closed

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.



Fridley Middle School held its 33rd annual Veterans Day program on November 11, 2019. The program honors United States military veterans and also serves as an opportunity to teach students about the dedication and sacrifice of service members.

Eleven 4th grade students from Stevenson Elementary had the opportunity to program, control and interact with robots at the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering on October 28, 2019.

Facilitating conversations and igniting potential for change, nearly 30 Fridley High School and Fridley Moore Lake Area Learning Center students contributed their voices to the 2019 Student Conference on October 21, 2019.

The Fridley Youth In Government (YIG) delegation hosted a statewide training event on November 2, 2019 at Fridley High School to prepare for its upcoming state legislative simulation, the Model Assembly.

Congratulations to Fridley High School senior Adam Johnson who was selected to be a member of the Minnesota Youth Jazz Band (MYJB)! MYJB consists of three highly-competitive student jazz ensembles, and musicians selected for the ensembles are some of the best jazz students in the state.

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