Kindergartner stepping off a school bus

It might still be April, with 36 more days of school before summer, but Miller-Driscoll School is already planning for next year’s incoming class of kindergartners.

Kindergarten Orientation Mornings will be held on Wednesday, May 8 (for last names beginning A-L) and Thursday, May 9 (for last names beginning M-Z). Both orientation mornings will last from 9:30-10:45 a.m.. Wilton Public Schools is extending an invitation to all families of students registered for next year’s Kindergarten class to attend.

Orientation is a perfect opportunity to introduce pre-schoolers to Miller-Driscoll. The goal of the orientation is to make the transition to kindergarten easier for students and families by giving them a chance to prepare for their first day of school.

After checking in, students will visit a kindergarten classroom and meet with kindergarten teachers. They will have the opportunity to meet Principal Kathy Coon and her administration team; the school guidance counselor Elena White; a school nurse and the PTA president Tammy Thornton.

Families will learn about Miller-Driscoll, a typical day and how to prepare. The school nurse will cover health and allergy information and the PTA will outline of some of the ways it supports the school through programming and events. Parents will receive a school handbook, and information on extended day programs. Coon will share information on mindsets for learning and purposeful play. There will be the opportunity to ask questions.

After the presentation, parents and children will be able to take a ride on a school bus around the school loop.

Students must be registered with the district to attend the orientation. Registration can be completed by visiting the Wilton Public School website, completing the online registration form and requesting a registration appointment. Any registration questions or inquiries can be made by calling Rebecca Kuijstermans at Miller-Driscoll at 203.762.8678.