• ThuFeb20 Stevenson Conferences 4:00 PM to 8:00 PMRLS
    • TueFeb25 Preschool Family Night 5:30 PMFCC
    • ThuFeb27 Stevenson Conferences 4:00 PM to 8:00 PMRLS
    • WedMar04 Hayes Conferences 4:00 PM to 8:00 PMHayes
    • ThuMar05 FMS Conferences 4:00 PM to 8:00 PMFMS

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.



Members of Fridley High School's African American Student Union hosted a breakout session at the Cities United Black History Month event on February 7, 2020.

Congratulations to the 18 Fridley High School students who were selected to participate in the Tri-Metro Conference Fine Arts Festival on January 27, 2020, hosted at Fridley High School.

The Fridley Schools Foundation hosted its 3rd annual Black & Gold Gala on January 31, 2020, raising over $30,000 to benefit students at Fridley Public Schools.

Fridley Middle School 8th grade students were excited to explore Fridley High School on February 6, 2020 through a mentorship opportunity hosted by the high school's fantastic Link Crew Leaders.

The Fridley Youth In Government delegation attended the Model Assembly from January 9-12, 2020. YIG Model Assembly program is a student-led and realistic simulation of Minnesota state government for 8-12th grade students.

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